Budget 2016: How to save money on your business print costs in the New Year- Advice from the Printer Experts.

With the New Year comes a resolve in all of us to be a bit better than we were the year before and this extends to businesses as well, with many looking at ways to improve their service and reduce their running costs in order to have a more profitable year ahead. Believe it or not, per gallon, printer ink is more expensive than vintage Champagne, rare whiskey, and Russian caviar so if a business is looking for easy ways to reduce their running costs, looking at ways to save money on printing costs is a very good place to start.

With this in mind National Business Machines (NBM Ltd), a provider of business printer machines and a print management company headquartered at the South Link Business Park in Cork have compiled their expert advice on ways to reduce your business print costs be it in a small office, organisation or large company.

Multifunctional Printer, Scanner, Copier: A great way to cut down on costs is to consolidate existing office machinery into 1 multifunction device. So instead of having a separate scanner, photocopier and printer, get a top of the range printer which does all tasks you require.

Secure Printing: Printing in an open office can result in confidential materials being open to view or your printing can get mislaid amongst someone else’s papers resulting in the need to reprint. With a service like Xerox Secure Print people can collect the jobs they need from the printer securely. This also eliminates paper wastage – only the required documents get printed.

Mobile Printing: With the advancement of mobile technology and increased usage of iPhone, android phones and tablets printing from a desktop is not always convenient or time efficient, Mobile Print apps like Xerox Mobile Print eliminate the need to print from your desktop. Print from anywhere to any device on the go.

Go the Managed Print Route: While the above 3 tips are great places to start, if you want to achieve optimal long term savings then contacting a company like NBM who specialise in Managed Print services is the way to go. By doing an audit of your print usage you can improve your document processes and accelerate workflow, making your business more profitable and efficient. Some of the added benefits include getting just one bill for all devices, minimizing capital expenditures, reduction of IT support, reducing energy consumption and waste which can help a business achieve green accreditations.

For those interested in availing of any of these cost saving options, National Business Machines provide free print audits and can save you up to 30% on document costs through managed print services. Additionally as a Xerox Premier Partner they also offer a suite of products and services ranging from small desktop printers and multi-function printers’ to large production print equipment, software packages that maximise the productivity of the overall solution.

For more see www.nbm.ie