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Save Money and Print with Color? How ARC Did it

Engineering firms have unique print needs. Firms doing Geographic Information Systems (GIS) work use color printing to make project teams more effective, but in the past creating color plans and specs has been cost prohibitive. So the tendency has been to create color prints on a limited basis, making teams in the field settle on black and white large-format documents.

ARC’s Global Solutions team, experts at advising clients about implementing Managed Print Services programs, recently helped a large client lower print costs and made their project teams more efficient.

This engineering firm, specializing in energy, facilities, communications, and environmental services, had 26 output devices to handle high-volume black and white printing and lower-volume, higher-cost color printing. ARC MPS consultants audited their print environment and came up with a plan to help them drastically reduce print costs by a whopping 50 percent.

Additionally, ARC helped this client reduce energy costs, get project teams in the field cost-effectively using color project documents, lower the administration of multiple print-related vendors, and even increase office space by introducing innovative, smaller footprint technology.

This engineering firm reduced their output devices (printers and copiers) from 26 to 13.

The technology? The Océ ColorWave 600. This machine does both high volume black and white and color printing.

ARC introduced this client to a unique concept: that color printing should NOT be more expensive than black and white printing. They now pay the same low price for color that they do for black and white.

If your firm likes large-format engineering documents with color, but has been facing the obstacle of high cost color printing, contact one of ARC’s 200+ locations and ask about our MPS program for engineering firms. ARC makes color work for engineering companies.

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