Although renting copiers, printers and MFPs isn’t unheard-of, it’s still a rarity, mostly because renting for a short term is relatively expensive, and a rental will generally be a used piece of equipment.
Still, there are cases where renting is more cost-effective than buying or leasing, such as a law firm renting a copier for, say, three months to handle the high-volume copying needs of a specific case. If you have a short-term need, renting equipment may cost less than outsourcing the needed copy or print jobs , but this really depends on your unique situation.
Under most rental agreements, the vendor assumes responsibility for servicing the equipment during the rental term. Service and consumables may also be included in the payments (but be sure to double-check this in your agreement), and a minimum rental term may be required.