Month: October 2014

Security Printing: Does Your Business Need Additional Protection?

There are few things more disastrous for a business than losing or misusing sensitive data. While organisations that handle sensitive data invest in firewalls, encryption, and secure back-ups, many fail to secure their printers. 63% of businesses admit that they have experienced at least one print-related data breach (Quocirca), but less than a quarter have implemented security procedures when printing or improved their systems as a result. Printing as a Security Risk Unsecured printers and MFDs provide unfettered access to sensitive data and if your organisation routinely handles this information it can be difficult to track how often you print it. Printers are often in communal areas, so unclaimed output is very easily exposed without any major negligence on behalf read more...

How Much Printing Can You Do In-House?

While Digital Marketing is slowly overtaking print, particularly for SMEs, over 90% of SMEs still use printed media as part of their marketing. Due to the high quality requirements, most of this is printed externally – updating leaflets, printing new posters, and renewing business cards can be very costly, especially if you have to throw away existing stock and update it frequently. While large scale printing will almost always need to   be done externally, you could reduce your marketing budgets by bringing some of the smaller printing jobs in-house. Mailshots and leaflets can certainly be printed in-house if you have a suitable printer in the office. If you would like to take this approach, you can use a number of read more...

5 Ways to Cut Down on Photocopying Costs

Regardless of your industry, photocopying and printing are key business expenses and the processes are key to ensuring that you can continue working. Whether you’re printing schedules, contracts, proofreading work, or creating marketing materials it’s likely that you would like to cut down the costs. As a business grows, these expenses only grow, so implementing money saving ideas now can help you expand your business without massively increasing print costs. 1) Use a Multi- Functional Device Using an MFD can cut down on running costs and reduce the amount of space you need for your print system. It also reduces your energy consumption and operational costs, as well as cutting down on the amount that you need to buy. 2) read more...