Why Sharp MFP and insource printing is best for your business
Finding the right tools for the right job can save your business money and time. So, while outsourcing may be ideal for some print work, according to professionals at Sharp, your company should take a closer look at insourcing those all-important print jobs.
Outsourcing corporate communications materials, such as brochures, newsletters and posters, has some benefits, but in the modern office environment, insourcing print jobs can be the most feasible and cost effective approach for many businesses.
One example of this is when the Greater Topeka Chamber of Commerce in Kansas saved time and money by purchasing a Sharp Pro Series MX-7500N Colour Document System to perform all printing jobs on site.
The Greater Topeka Chamber of Commerce produces numerous print pieces each year, from invitations and fliers to booklets and brochures. While adequate, the previous printer was limited in the types of paper that could be used, offered no full-bleed functionality and was more labour intensive when creating large print runs.
“The Sharp Pro Series Color Document System has helped us consider new ways of communicating with our members while cutting our costs and increasing our control of the final product,” said Curtis Sneden, Interim President and CEO of the Greater Topeka Chamber of Commerce.
The Chamber of Commerce was able to take advantage of the many features of Sharp MX-7500 MFP, including the ability to print booklets with full-bleed, edge-to-edge printing. Numerous other options available include triple air-feed paper handling and a Fiery Colour Print Server with Command WorkStation for precision job management from the control panel.
Here at Sharp we believe that in-house printing is generally less expensive because a business can control what is printed, how it’s printed and how much is printed. In addition, companies can print on demand when on a tight deadline, instead of hoping that the outsourced job sent to the local commercial printer finishes the job on time.
Additional reasons why insourcing is often the best way to control costs, quality and production time:
Print On Demand: You only print what you need versus paying more for excess prints in order to get a volume discount.
Space Savings: With in-house printing, there is no need to store materials that may have a short shelf life.
Control Work Deadlines: Printing onsite, locally, means that you won’t need to pay extra for shipping and handling, or wait to receive the final product.
Saves Time: Work is prepared and printed in house, keeping control of confidentiality and production time.
There once was a time when most print jobs needed to be outsourced, but in the past few years, digital printing devices have been definite game-changers. Products, such as the Sharp MX-6500N and MX-7500N, can perform edge-to-edge, brilliant-colour printing in-house. So that when it comes to keeping costs low and efficiency high, in-house printing with the Sharp MFPs is the way to go.
If you’d like to know more about the Sharp MX range of multi-format devices, please get in touch with Sharp MFP services and we can arrange a demonstration for your classroom or office space.
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