Many organisations massively underestimate the volume of their internal print function, and what is of greatest concern is that the majority of businesses have little or no indication of the true cost to print a single-sided document.

Recent research carried out in Britain concluded that the average employee prints approximately 8,000 A4 pages per year.

Now let us understand the cost to print one black/white A4 document with a text coverage of 5%. This can be difficult to equate and is dependent upon which printer is used, interestingly in 2014, it was found that one of the bestselling mono laser printers (based online sales) was the Brother HL-1110 laser printer. Based on this model the cost to print (inc. toner and drum unit) is 4.5 pence per page, i.e. approx. £360 per employee per year based on 8,000 prints – excluding any repairs or external maintenance support.

Based on the Small Business Survey of 2012, the average UK SME has 16 employees, therefore, the average cost to print per annum for a business of this size is £5,760.

A managed print service (MPS) provided by Lex Business Equipment can bring organisations a saving of up to 40 per cent on print costs. Based on an office employing 20 staff, and worked upon the aforementioned averages this can save approximately £5,920 per year – or £29,600 after a 5 year period. Included with Lex’s MPS solution is on-going repairs and maintenance to equipment – paper jams and all other printer headaches will become a distant memory.

Offering a completely managed printer and MFP fleet, cost-savings, improved efficiency and increased productivity – it’s a no brainer, it’s time to call Lex.

For more information contact Lex Business Equipment by telephone on
0161 724 5711, or visit us online at www.lexbusiness.co.uk