Updates for a technological world.
Updates for a technological world.
Here at Panacea in Hereford we want to make sure our customers walk away with the very best photocopier or printer solution for their business. Whether you’re looking to buy a printer outright or lease a photocopier we have put together a guide giving you some advice along with pros and cons to keep you on the right track.
First and foremost, purchasing a photocopier and entering into a flexible maintenance programme or full print management service has some very positive benefits to your business accounts:
However, there are some negative impacts on your business and accounts:
In our opinion, buying a photocopier is a good option for a cash rich business.
80% of our customers lease their photocopiers, along with our maintenance agreements and print management service. Panacea know this a very popular solution and businesses in Herefordshire, Gloucestershire, Worcestershire and the South West, we feel, have taken the right choice. Here’s why:
Why 20% of our customers buy their Large Multifunctional Printer or Photocopier:
A massive 80% of our customers lease their photocopiers, this gives off a huge message that leasing a copier is far more tax efficient and flexible and we think, in most instances, is the better choice.
We can find you the right printer solution for your business, contact us for more details.
Panacea Business Systems are big believers in local business and we consider that most of our customers are local. Being based in Herefordshire most of our time is spent supplying photocopiers and printers in Gloucester, Cheltenham, Bristol, Newport and Cardiff areas. One of the advantages of being an authorised partner of Kyocera is that we can offer fast and efficient service for office printers and photocopiers anywhere in the UK. We invest considerable time and effort in our local neighbourhoods and we really consider our patch to be a sixty-mile radius, with a centre point of Gloucester.
Our four-hour on-site response applies to anywhere in the UK, so if you have other offices/branches outside of Herefordshire, Worcestershire, Gloucestershire, Avon and Wales we have no problem in accommodating your photocopier needs.
With the age of the internet it would be easy for us to target the whole UK but rather than spread ourselves thinly we like to concentrate on giving real customer service to make sure the businesses on our doorstep have the right photocopier for them.
Here at Panacea Business Systems we want to help you make the most of your Kyocera Photocopier or office printer. Here’s a short video guide to double sided printing, also known as duplex printing.
For help getting the most from your Kyocera photocopier or office printer, or if you need service or are ready to upgrade, please contact us TODAY!
Firstly let’s address the title ‘Cheapest way to manage office photocopying and printing’. I don’t agree with the word cheap, in fact we at Panacea believe it should really mean the most expensive. The chances of you getting the cheapest deal for your office printer normally means you are cutting corners or compromising the package, so short term it appears cheap, but long term it’s really quite expensive. Some great examples are organisations buying cheap off-the-shelf print devices when really the money you will spend on running them makes them a far more expensive option long term; other great examples are companies buying cheap second hand photocopiers which will not last as long as a new print system and therefore are false economy, or finding the cheapest deal on the internet and then discovering you don’t have the package you thought you did and have to invest in pricey extras. Buy cheap, buy twice! A great saying but it really does have some truth!
Here at Panacea we much prefer the term: ‘good value’, and that’s what we want our customers to get. Here are a few examples of typical office printing situations and some very simple ways to save money, whilst maintaining a first class product and support package which will give you good value:
Invest in one or two (depending on the size of your workplace) multifunctional office printers with a cost per page service agreement. Most office photocopiers and printers come with secure print and ID codes or print job boxes so there really is no need to worry about jumping up and grabbing your work before prying eyes see it, or worse, it disappears. The operation is seamless but it does mean that staff will need to walk from their desk to the office printer when it is convenient for them, which for some may be an issue but the advantages are, not only will your prints be a fixed extremely competitive price, but you can see what’s being printed and by whom and that allows the money man to gain control of your print costs and give you vision.
It is still well worth investing in a main photocopier or printer similar to the first scenario, however, walking to the printer, if it is now on a different floor, is a bit more time consuming and time is money. To fix this we would recommend smaller desktop printers which are still on a service agreement (cost per page) and therefore whilst the main work load goes through the bigger main copier these convenience printers are still great value and again we can monitor exactly who is doing what and how much it is costing, allowing us once again to control print.
The scenarios are endless but our question to you is: do you know how much money your organisation spends on print, or even if you do, can you tell us your cost per print and is it good value?
If you don’t know the answer to this then maybe your setup is not as cheap as you thought. Why not start a conversation with us to get the best value from your office photocopying.