Did you know a company’s third biggest expense after payroll and rent is typically printer and copier costs? At Lasercycle USA, our experience shows that 30% of color prints in offices are of emails that do not need to be printed in color. As companies explore ways to reduce their carbon footprint and minimize costs, resolving printing inefficiencies should be at the top of the list.
It is estimated that on average, employees use 10,000 sheets of paper each year. An obvious environmental impact, this volume of paper consumption is a considerable expenditure for small and large companies alike. The actual cost of printing is 13 to 31 times the purchase price of the paper used, and an average employee’s printing costs can cost companies $600 to $1,300 per year. Keep in mind that a large portion of this cost goes to pages the employees never even intended to print.
A recent research study concluded that on average 17% of everything printed is considered waste—wasted prints of pages the user didn’t want. Employees often print pages from websites, such as Recipes.com, wasting color toner cartridges and office resources. Reminding them to take that extra step to think and look before they print can make a world of difference.
Six Tips to Reduce Print Costs
- Print only the specific page(s) needed
- Bypass color set up
- Print with an automatic duplexer and use both sides of the paper
- Set black and white as a default for all basic printing
- Check your printer’s software or driver settings to economy mode
- Use high quality remanufactured toner cartridges
Let LaserCycle USA teach you how to manage your printer and copier devices. We’ve recently saved one local company $500,000 over the next four years through proper equipment planning, leasing and document management.
For more information on how we can help, call today and schedule your consultation at 303-666-7776 or request a consultation online.