Office Document Strategies Blog
A question one of my account representatives has been running into lately. Why do I need to pay for a support plan with an mfp printer?
One of the areas of business that our company likes to support is charities and not for profit organizations. As marketing and presentation delivery has become more important in these organizations they have found a need to consider the use of a colour printer or mfp in their offices. The challenge they face is how to get the budget for these devices and for the operating costs of them as well.
Everyone who uses a laser printer knows that the cost of the toner that runs them can be expensive. Depending upon the brand, speed and design toner costs will vary but there is a general sense that it is a costly product to consumer. One of the reasons for the push to managed print services is as a means to better control toner costs.
Samsung introduced the SCX-6545 letter/legal mfp as a second generation product to deal with installations requiring higher volumes of output and more speed. Built on a similar chasis as the predecessor SCX-6345 the newer model offered better image quality, a stronger and larger document feeder and improved overall performance.
I just worked through a fleet renewal with a client who has been running a number of monochrome MFP devices in their operating branches. This financial institution Is finding that their approach to marketing and providing information to their members is changing and the needs for their print environment have changed with them.
In the past three years we have seen more clients who are expressing concern about their computer printer operating costs. I had this change in focus confirmed when discussing a new product with a potential supplier from Israel. He indicated that their software has taken off for adoption since 2008 due to more emphasis being placed on the cost of printer operations.
Understanding your printer operating costs can seem like an impossible task if you don't fully understand how printer consumables and pricing works. Here are the 5 simple steps that you need to consider to make an informed decision.
aiim has declared Oct 27th World Paper Free Day. This is a chance to better understand why we are still so dependent on paper in our increasingly electronic world. How do we release ourselves from this addiction? Why does it not happen?