When we first talk to our customers about Managed Print we typically discuss the significant cost savings they can enjoy. Printing can be costing you as much as 3% of your annual revenue. MPS can save you up to 30%.
The fact is, while the cost savings can be significant, sustainability is important as well. MPS can not only lower your costs, but it can also help the environment.
One Tree at a Time…
MPS offers a comprehensive approach to managing your print environment. MPS professionals will manage and service your print fleet helping you to reduce paper and toner use. A Managed Print provider will also help you to optimize workflows, create efficiencies, implement best practices, and lower your costs by leveraging technology, software, and network security. One of the major benefits of MPS is that you only use the resources you need – you’ll print fewer pages, use less energy and create less waste.
Cut Your Paper Use
According to the University of Southern Indiana around one billion trees’ worth of paper is thrown away every year in the US alone. We use 85,000,000 tons of paper each year – that’s around 680 pounds per person.
That’s a LOT of trees! The fact is, making simple changes can significantly reduce your carbon footprint. Did you know that recycled paper uses 64% less energy than new paper production? Every ton of recycled paper used saves 17 trees – increasing recycled paper use can save millions of trees every year.
Change Your Habits
Small changes can make a big impact. For example:
- Implementing print rules like double-sided copy and print can reduce paper use.
- Pre-programming your printer to output in draft mode instead of color can reduce toner use.
- Replacing outdated technology with Energy-Star rated devices that save energy
- Recycling toner cartridges can significantly reduce landfill waste
By choosing the right devices, streamlining processes and workflows, and implementing a recycling program, an MPS provider can reduce costs and improve environmental sustainability.