Shocking Statistics about Printing

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Do you know how much money your business is wasting on printing? We bet the answer is, “No.”

Between paper, ink, toner, printing equipment and other document costs, it’s easy to let printing expenses slip through the cracks. But, printing costs can add up fast and you need to know where the waste is coming from. It’s time to ask yourself, “Am I making the most of my printer fleet?” Printing costs might seem small, but they can add up fast, resulting in inefficiency and stagnant workflows.

To prove it to you, here are some shocking statistics about printing to keep in mind.

  • The average employee typically prints 10,000 pages a year. This adds up to an average of $725 a year in employee printing. By streamlining your printing processes, you can reduce this number, ultimately improving your bottom line.
     

  • Printing is the third biggest expenditure. Besides rent and payroll, printing needs are typically the most expensive part of operating a business. Imagine the money you could save if you implemented a managed print solution.
     

  • 90% of companies don’t know how many printers they have. In addition to not knowing how much they’re spending on their printing, most companies don’t even know how many printers they actually have. This statistic holds true regardless of the size of the business. Therefore, it’s not only the big guys who are being wasteful. It’s companies of all sizes.
     

  • Half of all IT calls are print-related. Between 40 and 60 percent of all IT calls are related to print environments. This means that in-house IT staffers are bogged down by printing needs. These issues could be more readily and cost effectively by an MPS vendor.
     

  • The snowball is growing. Ideally, we should be using less paper as technology advances. But on the contrary, the amount of paper used by companies typically increases 21 percent every year.
     

  • Laser printers create 100 pounds of waste annually. One hundred pounds of anything is pretty heavy, and that’s the amount of waste companies put into landfills every year—just from laser printers! Streamlining your print environment is a great way to reduce your carbon footprint. 

Don’t let these statistics continue to be the reality in your office. The best way to stop wasting and start saving is by implementing MPS (Managed Print Services). MPS can save you up to 30% in printing costs and gives you back control of your print environment. By implementing best practices into your printer fleet, you can save money and the environment.

Contact Document Systems today to learn more about MPS and how it can benefit your business.