When digital printing knocked the printing industry on its ear over two decades ago, Gutenberg, inventor of the printing press, rolled over in his grave. Centuries of perfecting the art of plate-making, typography and color correction gradually began to fade.
Not only did digital printing open doors to a new approach, it changed the face of the modern office. Consider how much people loved Hewlett Packard’s first deskjet printer, the HP 500, and that took over an hour to print 100 pages. Printing in-office without an expensive postscript printer, no matter how slow, was considered a time and money saver.
Fast-forward 20+ years to a multitude of home and office digital printers. Many of them specialize in areas such as: photo printing, high-speed printing and all-in-one. U.S. office supply companies such as Best Buy, Staples and Office Depot have been clamoring to be the top seller of this equipment for years.
Enter PrinterCorp, a privately-held, managed printer service (MPS), with their home office in Sydney, Australia, which is progressive, strong and focused.
PrinterCorp’s mission is much more grandiose and service-oriented than America’s office retail giants. Here’s the difference:
Okay – so you go to Best Buy, the salesperson does the best he/she can to help you pick out a couple of printers for your office. Are the right questions being asked? Conversely, how much can the scantily-trained salesperson know about matching printer brands, types and operations to the person who isn’t asking the right questions?
Managed print services is PrinterCorp’s business model and provides management of their client-company’s printing needs in several ways.
- ensures the correct equipment is being purchased or leased from the beginning
- relieves personnel from random equipment maintenance
- leaves the technical details to the professionals
The most important feature is PrinterCorp’s proprietary software “iManage”, which handles the management of the company’s printing needs. For example, the software monitors automatic ink levels and checks meters to ensure the equipment is operating at top performance. No muss or fuss for the user. It is all handled from their off-site location.
Prior to the initial set-up, PrinterCorp takes the time to assess the company’s requirements, workflow and output needs. The audit saves clients time and money in the short- and long-term. For example: Each brand and model has specific benefits and recommended uses.
In this world of everything do-it-yourself (DIY), whereby professionals must learn new software, hardware, CRM systems, cloud computing and more, wouldn’t it be nice to leave one aspect to the pros?
PrinterCorp is the company to watch for paving a new path to professional, office printing. We think Gutenberg would approve, don’t you?