Print Rules Saved Us Money -- Smart Printing in Action


Anyone can sell technology, but not everyone uses the technology they sell. Let us show you how PaperCut MF and print control saves our business money on a daily basis.One of the most inelegant phrases in all of information technology is “eat your own dog food.”

When someone asks an IT software company or an IT services-related company that question, it means “do you use the product you’re trying to sell me”?

I’ve frequently written about how wasteful printing will cut into your bottom line.

Look into the trash cans or recycle bins around your copiers. How full are they? If they’re overflowing by the end of the day, consider this:

50% of printed pages are thrown away -- many unused. Average cost to print a black and white document on a laser printer is $.05. The average office worker uses 10,000 sheets of copy paper each year. You do the math.

We’ve implemented PaperCut to help us eliminate this non-essential printing.

The report below show a portion of the environmental and monetary savings for us since implementation. This report shows jobs printed but never released.

What does that mean? You can read all about pull printing here. In a nutshell, everyone has to authenticate themselves at the printer to release the print job. Otherwise, the job won’t print.

Prior to PaperCut, this report shows the jobs that would have been printed and then never picked up at the printer. It represents paper that would have been thrown away or stacked, forelornly, around the printer, hoping to be picked up later (where these documents also become security and privacy risks -- not all data breaches occur digitally).

This report shows how much our company has saved with PaperCut. How much could your SMB save?

That’s how much we’ve saved.

How much could your office save?

If you’d like to know more about PaperCut, we have a few resources that will help.

Check out the video below to see the reporting in action.

For details about the product itself, read our short eBook: A Quick Look at PaperCut (it’s free, no need to fill any forms).

For more information about controlling print costs, read 5 Simple Steps to Controlling Printing Costs. Get your copy by clicking on the “button” below.

Download 5 Steps to stop paying too much for printing today

About The Author

Dave Quint, president and CEO of Advanced Systems Inc. and past president of BTA Mid-America. Dave has worked with copiers, MFPs, scanners, and document workflow software since joining Advanced Systems as a sales associate in 1989. His favorite part of the job -- “there is no greater joy than to see the positive impact these solutions have in our client’s businesses.’ You press print, we take care of the rest. Contact us for more information >>