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[INFOGRAPHIC] The Environmental Cost of Printing

Posted by Bianca Beck on Oct 3, 2018 1:30:00 PM

Our everyday printing activities, whether personal or business related, have a significant impact on the environment, which is not usually considered as we mindlessly click the “print” command.  The consumables required for printing i.e. paper and printer cartridges, and the manufacturing and disposal thereof, are responsible for irreparable damage to the natural environment.

South Africa has officially made the top 20 of the world’s worst plastic polluters– we are ranked at number 11, worse than India, and the entire United States.

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Topics: reduce printing, cost to print, The Environmental Costs of Office Printing, GreenABLE, Green Office, office printing environment, Office Printing, Printing Industry

The Cost of Printing Do We Really Need to Spend so Much on Paper

Posted by Melliza Giliomee on Jan 13, 2018 10:00:00 AM

Every year, tons of paper is used in workplaces all over the world, in both large and small offices. Many of these offices have actively taken up recycling, but even though it is an inexpensive and environmentally conscious option, a much more cost-effective strategy is to reduce daily paper consumption. 

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Topics: MPS, reduce printing, cost to print, The Environmental Costs of Office Printing, Managed Print Services, Managed Print Environments, print Environment, Office Automation and MPS

Why do we Print?

Posted by Sherdon Smith on Sep 11, 2017 10:22:17 AM

I have always had this burning question in the back of mind, “Why do we Print?”  Aren’t we supposed be working in Paperless offices by now?

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Topics: reduce printing, cost to print, print Environment, why do we print

Beware the Printer Cartridge, for Its Cost Is in the Page It Prints!!

Posted by James Tooley on Jul 31, 2017 9:38:41 AM

There’s a polite yet onerous four letter word that plagues many a printer owner and it’s probably more often than not followed by a less polite one. The word is COST.


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Topics: cost to print

Take Control of Your Printing Costs by Monitoring What Users Are Printing

Posted by Zandalee Naude on May 22, 2017 9:55:23 AM

There are many ways to reduce your printing costs.  Some quick fixes to lower costs include adjusting your settings to only allow documents to be printed in black and white or duplex (double-sided).  You could also educate users to only print in colour when it is absolutely necessary.  Unfortunately, many of these methods are difficult to maintain and they do not allow for complete control over your printing environment.   If you want a more sustainable and controlled print environment, the answer lies with Print Management Software.

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Topics: cost to print

5 Things to Consider When Purchasing Printers and Copiers

Posted by Zandalee Naude on May 2, 2017 8:53:06 AM

When it comes to cost reductions in any business, budget cuts are the first task item that management enforces.  

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Topics: cost to print

Factors That Make up Your Total Cost to Print a Page?

Posted by Wayne Fyvie on Apr 12, 2017 9:10:24 AM

Deciding on a printing device that will cater for everyone’s needs, but at the same time fit the budget, may seem impossible.  Most companies base decisions on the cost per page to determine the best option in terms of price.

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Topics: cost to print