Less Ink Saves Money and Avoids Recycling Failures

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Businesses looking to cut costs and wanting to reduce outgoings should turn their attention to computer printing costs, says one South coast software company. Whilst many organisations use recycled and refilled ink cartridges to save money and resources, EcoPrint Solutions Ltd of Worthing believes there are greater savings to be made by adopting a simple printing technique that will save up to 30% on printer ink and toner.

Businesses looking to cut costs and wanting to reduce outgoings should turn their attention to computer printing costs, says one South coast software company.

Whilst many organisations use recycled and refilled ink cartridges to save money and resources, EcoPrint Solutions Ltd of Worthing believes there are greater savings to be made by adopting a simple printing technique that will save up to 30% on printer ink and toner.

A recent independent survey found that over 30% of refilled cartridges fail in use - so whilst they are cheaper, they are not always reliable, but guaranteed savings can be made by changing printing habits.

"It is estimated that up to 70% of printed output in any company is destined for internal use: only to be seen by colleagues," explained EcoPrint's Matt Lander. "These documents do not need to be of the highest quality and by opting to print in draft format, 50% less ink is used. However, to change printer status can be confusing and is often ignored as it's too much hassle - that's where our software comes in!"

"Our innovative piece of software automatically reduces the amount of printer and toner ink used by offering users a simple 'internal' or 'external' option - so avoiding the over-complicated print menu. Instead, when choosing the 'internal' button, the system will automatically print a 'draft' version - therefore saving money and resources."

EcoPrint is simple to install and use - due to the efficient layout of the centrally controlled management console. The system utilises 'Active Directory' to enable easy and effective administration of printers and savings, whilst LAN searching functions allow for remote installation. With multi-user support, it can be installed into Citrix and Terminal Server farms across an entire organisation and does not require any changes to printer drivers - so is deployed with minimal impact on existing set-up.

"Around 2% of a company's turnover is spent on printing and managing printing devices," Matt added. "So whilst recycled cartridges can help - when they work properly - greater savings can be made by using less ink in the first place!"

For more information visit http://www.eco-print.com

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 optimize 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 their system worldwide.

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