Suppliers of print services’ contracts – what exactly are they offering you?

Has your printer supplier offered you a print services contract? On the face of it, it makes sense – all your business printing needs wrapped up in one monthly payment. But, as with every choice you make in business, there’s more to it than just a question of cost. As your local print experts we thought you’d find it handy if we highlighted some of the things you’ll need to consider.

  • The contract

Take a close look so you know exactly what you’re signing for. Does it cover all your printing needs – or just cartridges and maintenance? Are there restrictions on how many pages you can print per month or quarter? And long does the contract tie you in?

  • Your printers

Printer manufacturers will offer you a managed print service tied to the sale of a printer. But is that really what you want? If your current printer is fine, then do you really need to change?

  • Maintenance

Your print services contract will more than likely include maintenance. But just how good is the service in the event of a 999 breakdown? It might mean a first call to log the problem, then – if you’re lucky -- a next day visit from an engineer who has to order a part . . . and so it goes on. If your printer is an essential part of your day-to-day business this kind of delay can be crippling.

  • Understanding your printing needs

Will your managed print services supplier really understand the needs of your business? Have they visited you to actually assess what you need – or was it simply to sell you a new printer? Are they undertaking to keep in touch to check that your printer fleet continues to meet the needs of your business?

A world of difference

We do things differently at your local Cartridge World.

For a start, there’s no need to buy new printers. And – when it comes to maintenance – we provide a truly local same day service, to ensure you are back up and running in no time.

We’ll also keep in touch to ensure that, as your business grows and evolves, you’ve got the print set-up to meet your needs. What’s more, our aim is to cut the cost of your business printing – by up to 30%!

In our view, the best place to start print services is with a free print audit to assess the best way of meeting your current printing needs. To request one click here

Or click here to read more about Cartridge World Print Services your local print management service which will help you reduce printing costs.