Navigating the Printing Equipment Marketplace


Join us for a dynamic discussion with industry expert Tom Riley as we delve into the pros and cons of purchasing printing equipment, whether it’s brand new or preowned. We’ll explore the advantages and disadvantages of both options, shedding light on crucial factors like reliability, technological advancements, and cost-effectiveness. Discover essential tips for buying used equipment, including inspection methods, maintenance record requests, and the importance of reputable sellers. Whether you’re a seasoned industry pro or just starting your printing journey, this episode offers valuable insights that will help you make informed decisions when acquiring equipment for your business. Don’t miss out on this informative conversation that will empower you in the printing equipment marketplace.

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Printing Equipment Marketplace

Aaron: To kick things off, could you briefly introduce yourself and share your experience in the printing industry?

  • Background
  • What got you into printing?
  • Work history
  • How was making the transition from employee to small business owner?

Terry: Can you tell us what you see as the keys to business success?

  • Relationships, relationships, relationships 
  • Being diligent and consistent in developing relationships
  • To build customer loyalty, you must consistently provide good customer service. People remember good customer service (and bad). People want to be treated well and work with people they trust. 

Aaron: Our goal today is to talk about equipment purchases. As we approach the end of the year, can you explain why this period is significant for businesses looking to purchase printing equipment?

Terry: Your company, Press Room Solutions provides a number of services for your customers. To give our listeners an understanding tell us a little about that. 

  • Buy & Sell Equipment
  • Electrical & Mechanical Support
  • Equipment Installation, Relocation & Removal
  • Plant Liquidation
  • Project Management & Strategy

Aaron: One of the services you offer is buying and selling equipment. What are some of the top reasons why businesses should consider purchasing preowned equipment?

  • Reduced cost
  • Shorter lead times
  • Faster ROI

Terry: Reliability is often a concern when buying used machinery. How can businesses ensure the reliability of pre owned equipment? What are the misconceptions out there?

  • Used equipment is inferior in quality
  • Used equipment is less reliable
  • Used equipment lacks technological advancements
  • Buying used equipment is risky
  • New equipment is always more cost-effective

Aaron: We’re always looking to share tips on our show. Do you have some purchasing tips for us?

  • Always inspect the equipment (virtual okay too)
  • Request maintenance records
  • Be certain all moving parts are in good shape
  • Only purchase from reputable companies
  • Use caution when purchasing directly from end-user

Terry: Where can our listeners find out more, and connect with you?

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