"If it Appreciates, Buy It. If it Depreciates, Lease It."
Leasing equipment can be a great option, especially if you’re the owner of small printing businesses and you don’t have a lot of surplus cash to buy all the machinery you need. Leasing equipment may not be the perfect solution in every case, but for many small business owners it is the answer to staying on top of emerging printing technology, financing growth in the business, and testing out new services that will add value for your clients.
The oil baron J. Paul Getty is attributed with the quote “if it appreciates buy it, if it depreciates lease it” as his guideline to investment decision. For a guy that at one time was the richest living American, we probably should take his word for it.