When you are looking for an inkjet printer in the market, you will find that the price of printers made by different manufactures usually have a big difference, even they have the same size and identical configurations. Why?
First, this is the power of brand. There is no doubt that a good brand can bring additional values. For example, Epson, Mimaki, Mutoh, Roland, usually are much expensive than our Chinese manufacture inkjet printer. And good brand usually relate to good quality, good service and good reputation.
Then the costs is another factor which will influence the price.And the common costs we know is
1. Development costs. Different manufacturers have different ability in developing. Some manufacturers have their own development team and invest a lot of money in new searching new technology. Some manufactures just copy the idea of other’s, so their products are usually much cheaper, but the quality is poor.
2. Human cost. The more people you hired, the higher human costs. Some manufacturers just need several workers to help install the machine, the human cost is low. But a mature manufacturer will have installers, electronics engineers, test engineers and so on.Of course the human cost is higher.
3. Materials costs. There are all kinds of materials in the market. Responsible manufacturers will choose high quality materials while some manufacturers choose the bad quality materials. The price is much different, but the quality is also much different.
4. Implicit cost. Such as the rent of factory, inventory, production efficiency and so on.
No matter what influence the price of the inkjet printer, we can say that high price doesn’t equal to high quality, but low price must relate to poor quality. Price or quality,choose what depends on yourself.