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11 Ways Going Green With Office Printing Will Cut Costs

Posted by Michelle Rochford July 2, 2015 at 10:00 AM

Energy consumption is a hidden cost of printing that many small businesses over look. Running multiple, high-cost copiers or desktop printers can be inefficient and expensive and can result in high energy usage and a bigger carbon footprint. It can also generate a significant amount of waste in the form of paper, toner and ink cartridges each year.

If you’re a business owner or office manager it is worthwhile assessing your current printing usage and learning how small changes can make a big difference to your carbon footprint and costs. Here are a few things to consider:

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Topics: Carbon Footprint, Green Printing, Printing Costs

6 Ways SMEs Can Improve Their Business With Managed Print Services

Posted by Michelle Rochford April 3, 2014 at 3:00 PM

In an effort to improve profits, often business owners will consider reducing headcount or overhead expenses, with both of these cost saving strategies possibly having a negative impact on productivity and morale. When SMEs seek cost savings and efficiency gains, the solution is often no further than the nearest office printer. The typical office output infrastructure—copy, fax, scan and print—offers significant opportunities for SMEs to improve business efficiencies and cost savings.

While you may not have this many printers, a common stumbling block for SMEs is knowing what their current printer position looks like, or even having time to set a baseline.  An audit of your existing fleet will give you an idea of your current state, and where productivity and cost savings can occur.  Working with an MPS partner who can undertake this audit on your behalf and provide an accurate report of your fleet is a good first step.

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Topics: Carbon Footprint, Managed Print Services, Printing Costs, Budget

Learn How To Reduce The Environmental Impact Of Printing For Your Business

Posted by Michelle Rochford March 20, 2014 at 10:00 AM

We’ve all seen those old unused devices lying around the office at one time or another and thought, ‘I really should get rid of those’ and then the thought passes. Before you know it, another year has gone by and the devices are still sitting there or have just been moved out of sight. Unfortunately, it seems many Australian businesses fall prey to this and are failing to safely and efficiently dispose of old machines.

Fuji Xerox Printers recently surveyed 1000 Australian employers and employees about their office environments and work printers, and found that one in four Aussie businesses has idle devices in the office, and 23 per cent of those have more than three redundant devices. It didn’t come as a surprise that 26 per cent of business managers dispose of obsolete electronic equipment through general waste and nine per cent don’t dispose of it at all.

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Topics: Carbon Footprint, e-waste, TechCollect, Green Printing, Printer Recycling

Green Up Your Office Printing

Posted by Michelle Rochford November 29, 2012 at 10:05 PM

 

More and more businesses are looking at ways to green up their offices but many overlook the impact that printing can have on their carbon footprint. If you’re a business owner or manager, I’d encourage you to assess your printing environment and printer usage as even small changes can make a big difference to your environmental impact. Here are a few things to consider:

Electricity

Printers can consume large amounts of electricity, depending on the model and whether they are in stand-by or print mode.

  • Take advantage of the energy saving features that put machines to ‘sleep’ in idle periods - this can save hundreds of dollars each year on energy consumption
  • Tonnes of emissions can be saved each year by switching to renewable sources of energy such as solar, wind and geothermal energy.

Choose energy-saving products

Business managers can save money on energy bills by choosing ENERGY STAR® compliant products.

  • Many of Fuji Xerox’s products can “learn” your workgroup’s usage patterns and automatically adjust between power saving and ready modes to help conserve energy
  • Be aware of new technologies that save on energy. Fuji Xerox S-LED (Self-Scanning Light Emitting Diode) and DELCIS (Digitally-Enhanced Lighting Control Imaging System)control technology can provide up to 45% power reduction.
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Topics: Office Printing, Carbon Footprint, Green Printing

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