Sorry but Kermit was wrong! We all know who I am talking about, as I just googled Kermit and the first page was full of links to topics about the famous green frog of the Muppets.
Now I am not saying the most famous frog of all never gets it right, but one of his most memorable quotes to me is, “It’s not easy being green”.
Why do I say he is wrong? I am excited to say that Xerox offers several printing and copying devices that makes it very easy to be green. Not green colored but environmentally green!
These devices use blocks of ink instead of toner and as a result produce much less waste than laser printers. On an average over four years that translates into 18 pounds of waste instead of 244 pounds for a laser printer. Here is a comparison of waste comparing solid ink and laser printers.
Being green isn’t the only reason I like Xerox solid ink printers. They have great managed print solutions. What is managed print? It is the way of the future for printing! While many of us have utilized this mechanism for copying, managed print has now come to…..printers! (Bet you didn’t see that coming)
Managed Print prevents throwing away toner!
So here is managed print in a nutshell. In the old days you bought a printer, bought all kinds of supplies for the printer, and used it until it broke. During the life of the printer you paid for supply after supply and the occasional service call. When the printer finally broke you tossed the printer and bought a new one. You then took the supplies from the broken printer and used them in the new printer…..NOT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! If you are still with me you know this is NOT true, as the new printer will NEVER utilize the supplies from the previous printer, so you DON’T use those supplies, instead you leave them in your supplies cabinet for a year or so and then THROW THEM AWAY!
So here is the math. Say you buy a laser color printer for about $1,000 which utilizes toners that cost $150 for each color. Since most people have one of each color on the shelf, you are sitting on $600 in the closet to be thrown away. In addition, on average you will have 1/2 of each cartridge in the printer, so when the printer breaks you will have approximately $900 of ink that will be THROWN AWAY!
With Managed Print, when the printer breaks you just send the unopened toner back to Xerox at no cost to you!
Managed Print eliminates the administrative cost of purchasing:
Managed Print allows you to print as much as you like and never buy toner, as Xerox ships you the ink as you need it and you receive a monthly bill for the pages you print at a predetermined cost per page. This eliminates the administrative cost of all the purchases of supplies over the years!
Managed Print controls your costs!
Petroleum products are one of the key components of printer toner and ink. Most printer manufacturers raise their supplies costs annually. Now you lock in your page cost for 3 to 5 years! This can be a huge savings!
Managed Print helps you budget!
With Managed Print you can now budget your printing costs as you know your total costs and have no surprises, as all service is included in the pre-determined print price and the price per page is fixed for several years. As a result, you have a reliable cost structure as opposed to the surprises you currently have with the old toner solution.
Managed Print provides you information!
Without this solution you have no idea how much black and white and color printing is done throughout your company. With it you received monthly reports of what quantity of pages are printed from which device, allowing you to redeploy your printing to the most economical devices, saving you money!
Take a look at solid ink printers from Xerox and managed print. It is the way printing should be!