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How To Save On Specialty Printing with the Right Managed Print Service Provider

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August 28, 2018
How To Save On Specialty Printing with the Right Managed Print Service Provider

As companies grow, they often end up adding more printers and print functionality throughout their operations until it becomes difficult and costly to manage.

What is a Managed Print Service?

The responsibility of maintaining and servicing your printers while ensuring your firmware and security is updated becomes a major project that requires IT and personnel time. A managed print services provider provides an easy and cost-effective solution. Instead of dealing with the challenges and headaches internally, outsource the responsibility to a third-party provider who reliably handles it for you. It’s no different than hiring an outside firm to do your facility’s maintenance, landscaping, tax preparation, or annual audits.

Services can vary dramatically based on your company’s needs, but a managed print services (MPS) provider typically offers an initial assessment, printer procurement or redeployment, consumable printing supplies and service, monitoring and maintenance of your hardware, and continuous improvement through ongoing assessment and optimization.

Key Benefits of Using Managed Print Services for Specialty Printing

Save Money on Hardware and Maintenance

A managed print services provider helps avoid expensive upfront capital outlays for hardware. Hardware, supplies, and servicing costs are allocated over a 36- to 60-month contract and often converted into a per-page printing cost.

The actual pricing of an MPS agreement will depend on the specific details of coverage including hardware selected, scope of service, length of agreement, contract inclusions, and other variables you can customize to meet your needs.

Increase Employee Efficiency

With MPS, the goal is to alleviate the burden of printer and print management tasks from the staff so employees can spend time on more strategic projects. Specialty MPS providers handle all day-to-day and long-term print management and consumable ordering for your business while you save time, money, and resources.

The end result is a major increase in savings and productivity. An MPS provider will tailor a complete program for your business (including implementing process improvements to create new efficiencies and managing your resources to reduce costs and eliminate waste).

Clarity Imaging Solutions Managed Print Services for Specialty Printing

At Clarity Imaging Solutions, we’ve been delivering managed print services for specialty printing to North American companies for over 20 years. We focus on companies with specialty printing requirements and deploy our label and barcoding MPS solutions using Zebra’s printing technologies. Zebra’s label (RFID) and ID card printers help us ensure the highest print quality with the most reliable performance and lowest total cost of ownership.

Here’s how we implement label and barcoding MPS for each of our clients:

  • Match Zebra print hardware and technologies to your business needs
  • Deliver efficient fulfillment and installation of your hardware
  • Proactively monitor all devices and print service alerts remotely
  • Apply remote upgrades or fixes before end users experience an issue
  • Manage your consumables to minimize costs and waste
  • Provide consistent, high-level support with a single point of contact
  • Integrate device output tracking with your billing and accounting system
  • Provide transparent reporting to ensure all print jobs are billed accurately

For companies looking to spend more time focusing on their business and less time worrying about their printers and printing supplies our turnkey MPS solutions are a great fit.

To learn more and get a recommendation for your business contact Clarity Imaging Solutions today.