Choosing the Right Printing Calculator: A Guide for Financial Professionals


Selecting the Best Printing Calculator for Accounting and Finance

Things to consider when purchasing a printing calculator:

Do I need a Medium-Duty or a Heavy-Duty Calculator? A Medium-Duty calculator is smaller and designed for less frequent use, ideal for small businesses or personal finance management.

At Monroe, our Medium-Duty calculator models include:

  • 6120X: Perfect for light to medium usage, this model offers essential functions with reliability.
  • 122PDX: A step up, this model provides additional features like tax calculations, making it suitable for professionals in smaller firms.
  • 2020plusX: This is our most advanced medium-duty model, offering a balance of functionality and ease of use, ideal for busy professionals who need efficiency but not the full range of a heavy-duty machine.

A Heavy-Duty calculator is built for intensive use, with durable components and advanced functions. Suitable for accountants, financial analysts, and other professionals who rely heavily on calculators.

Our Heavy-Duty models at Monroe are:

  • 8130X: A robust model designed for the most demanding tasks, perfect for high-volume environments.
  • 8145X: Offers advanced functionalities, including complex financial calculations, ideal for finance professionals.
  • UltimateX: As the name suggests, this is our top-of-the-line model, combining speed, durability, and a wide range of functions for the ultimate calculating experience.
  • ClassicX: A harmonious blend of classic design and modern efficiency, the ClassicX is ideal for those who need advanced functions in a user-friendly, traditional format.

To determine your needs, consider:

  1. Frequency of Use: For those using calculators for more than 25% of their work week, a heavy-duty model is recommended.
  2. Required Functions: Heavy-duty models offer a broader range of mathematical programs and capabilities.

Print Speed A critical feature, especially in high-demand environments. Faster print speeds mean more efficiency and less risk of missing important calculations.

Features to Consider:

  • Key Touch: Ensures comfort and accuracy during extended use.
  • Calculator Body Material: Durability is key, especially for heavy-duty use.
  • Warranty: Indicates the manufacturer's confidence in their product. Monroe offers a six-month warranty, covering any out-of-the-box defects.

Support: Monroe provides free lifetime phone support for each unit, reflecting our commitment to customer satisfaction and the reliability of our products.

Differences between Monroe calculator models:

  • 6120X: A reliable, user-friendly medium-duty calculator.
  • 122PDX: Adds more complex functions, still within a medium-duty framework.
  • 2020PlusX: The bridge between medium and heavy-duty, providing advanced features in a manageable size.
  • 8130X: A powerhouse for high-volume calculations.
  • 8145X: Combines speed with a wide range of functions.
  • UltimateX: The epitome of Monroe's quality and functionality.
  • ClassicX: Balances classic Monroe design with modern functionality. It's designed for users who prefer a traditional calculator experience but require the advanced features of contemporary models.

Comparison to Other Brands:

  • Sharp: Known for reliability but often lacks the advanced functions found in Monroe’s models.
  • Canon: Offers good basic functions but doesn’t match Monroe’s durability or print quality.
  • Victor: Competes in functionality but Monroe wins in durability and ease of use.
  • Casio: While popular for basic models, doesn’t offer the heavy-duty capabilities of Monroe’s higher-end models.

As the inventor of the printing calculator in 1912, Monroe has consistently led the market in quality, innovation, and reliability. Our range of calculators is designed to meet the diverse needs of professionals in finance and accounting, ensuring that you have the right tool for your specific requirements. Whether it's a medium-duty model for occasional use or a heavy-duty machine for intensive number crunching, Monroe offers unparalleled quality and support, keeping you efficient, secure, and reliable in all your financial tasks.


Jan 10, 2019 Joe Amoriello

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