How much printing does your
business do each month and each year? Some businesses spend literally thousands of dollars on machines, print cartridges, and
other supplies. This may be necessary if your business does a lot of marketing or presentations or makes client calls that
require follow-up materials.
With today's equipment and machinery you may be able to do quite a bit of
printing in-house and create
professional quality materials. However, you may be hesitant to try this with the equipment and machinery you currently have or it
may not be able to support and sustain the work you want to have done. In these cases it may be tempting to assume that sending your
printing out to another company
is the best decision financially, but this may be shortsighted.
Finding the right printing equipment
and using the right supplies can mean saving yourself quite a bit of money as well as time and effort. Here are some quick tips for
you to consider in this regard.
How can you actually save money by doing your own printing in-house if it means ink cartridges, supplies, and so on? Typically the money you spend on
these things is not equal to the money you spend on big printing jobs you send to a professional and many pieces of equipment you can purchase these days are
equal to that quality. Since you probably need a printer anyway, it may be in your best financial interest to get one that handles this
type of work.
If you add up the cost of sending your printing to a professional versus the cost of having an in-house machine do the work for you, you may
see that you can save hundreds if not thousands of dollars every year. You also have complete control over your print jobs when you do
your printing in-house, meaning
you can stop a job immediately if you notice an error or want to make a change. You can also make those changes to the material you're
printing quickly and easily so you
can personalize your materials as you wish.
Convenience and Ease
Upgrading your printing equipment
also means more convenience for your staff. Imagine being able to quickly scan and then email a document right from a MFP.
This means everyone can have an electronic copy rather than printing off dozens of copies. A good network machine can mean more convenience for anyone that needs
work done, right at the touch of a button.
The more convenience for your staff and the more time they save with simple
printing jobs, the better their
time can be spent elsewhere. You may even be able to trim clerical staff if you invest in good
printing equipment since the machine
can handle many tasks automatically. All of this means improving your company's efficiency and financial bottom line. So think about
how upgrading your printing
equipment actually means saving money down the road.