EcoPrint's New Software Can Save 30% on Printing Costs

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An innovative new piece of software devised by UK based, EcoPrint Solutions Ltd, is about to be launched to the world market - and is set to save businesses 30% on the costs of printer ink and toner, just with a click of the mouse. EcoPrint Solutions Ltd has identified the need for commercial organisations across the globe to reduce the amount of printer ink and toner used in its offices and has unveiled a new product to help them achieve this target. 'EcoPrint' is an easy to use and simple to install software package designed to cut ink and toner usage by offering users the option of 'draft' quality prints for selected documents.

An innovative new piece of software devised by UK based, EcoPrint Solutions Ltd, is about to be launched to the world market - and is set to save businesses 30% on the costs of printer ink and toner, just with a click of the mouse.

EcoPrint Solutions Ltd has identified the need for commercial organisations across the globe to reduce the amount of printer ink and toner used in its offices and has unveiled a new product to help them achieve this target. 'EcoPrint' is an easy to use and simple to install software package designed to cut ink and toner usage by offering users the option of 'draft' quality prints for selected documents.

Recent studies have shown that each person using a computer accounts for approximately 2.6 toner cartridges per annum. In a company with 5,000 employees that equates to 13,000 toner cartridges and almost £1m worth of ink - in addition to the environmental cost of over 40m toner cartridges being sent to landfill every year.

Matt Lander, Director, EcoPrint Solutions Ltd explained; "On average, a company's total printing output is made up of 60/70% for internal use and 30/40% for external use. Internal documents need not be of the same quality as those sent to the outside world, so the draft print option can be utilised - using up to 50% less ink or toner.
"A possible solution to reducing ink usage is asking users to manually switch printing to draft mode, however, this is not a simple task and one that would likely be seen as a nuisance with every chance of becoming ignored and side-stepped. Using this new system, when a document is sent to 'print', a prompt queries its destination by offering 'internal' or 'external' options. A click onto the 'internal' button will automatically print a draft quality version."

EcoPrint is centrally managed and has been designed with administrators in mind - having an intuitive and straightforward layout. The management console utilises Active Directory to enable effective use of printers, whilst LAN searching functions allow for remote installation. With multi user support, EcoPrint can be installed into Citrix and Terminal Server farms across the entire organisation and does not require any changes to printer drivers - so is deployed with minimal impact on existing systems.

"We know that businesses are constantly reviewing outgoings and looking for ways to cut spending, but often ignore printing costs," added Matt. "Around 2% of turnover is spent entirely on printing and managing printing devices - so there are significant savings to be made, along with the environmental benefits."
For more information visit http://www.saveprintertoner.co.uk

Notes to Editors…
EcoPrint produced by EcoPrint Solutions Ltd is an enterprise software solution to reduce the high cost of colour monochrome laser and inkjet printing.

By using innovative software to optimise and reduce the toner used by printers, EcoPrint enables the life of toner cartridges to be extended while maintaining current printing habits. EcoPrint is centrally managed and can be easily deployed enterprise-wide.

On average a company's total printing is made up of 60-70% printing for internal use and 30-40% for external use. If all these internal print jobs were printing using EcoPrint the overall toner saving would be around 30%.

EcoPrint Solutions Ltd is based on the South Coast of England and deploys its system worldwide.

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