Desktop Printers Drink Your Profits - Revisited 2018
Are you still using desktop printers?
Did you know that printer ink is one of the most expensive commodities on the planet? Drop for drop, it is more expensive than some of the world's finest champagnes, such as Dom Perignon or even Krug. If you're not a fan of champagne, to put it into perspective, until recently, it was even more expensive than gold, and more recently, human blood!
There is also the added cost of wasted ink. A lot of ink jet printers waste this expensive ink during the printer head cleaning process, which starts automatically either when you first turn on the machine, or at regular intervals. To give you a clearer idea of this, your printer can be using over 600% more ink by printing 50 pages separately than 50 pages all in one go! Maybe this is the real reason why motor sport champions spray champagne over their colleagues when they win!
On a more serious note, as the economy continues to grow slower than needed, we have seen so many businesses in East Anglia that are not keep keeping an eye on how much they are spending on their printer ink and toner. Is your business really in a position where it can waste money unnecessarily?
Budget hardware is often sold at cost or even at a loss by manufacturers, as they will make no money on the unit itself. That printer you bought for the office when you were at the Supermarket is actually lining the pockets of the manufacturer when you buy their official OEM cartridges there too. Even if you have found a cheaper unofficial online, the damage they have on your machine can reduce the print quality or even invalidate warranties! These options will only cost you more money in the long run. It's a false economy. That service that offers to refill your cartridges is also making money from your misery.
So what is the solution? Look at leasing a printer from a well-known, highly respected manufacturer of higher quality hardware (such as Konica Minolta) from a local official partner, such as Digital Copier Systems (Eastern). As technology has evolved, printers suited for most offices also come with scanning and photocopying functionality as standard, meaning increased productivity for those who use it. Lots more functionality for the same price.
With a cost-per-print amount set, your organisation will only pay for what you print, so all you will need to do is add the paper. There are big savings to be made in time and money, as take the hassle taken away from you, and the effects of the points above are removed. To get Digital Copier Systems (Eastern) to visit your premises and provide a fast, accurate print audit free of charge, you have nothing more to lose, and so much to gain.
To find out more about this, and to have a free consultative audit, click the button below to contact us, or call us on 0333 210 3350.