The truth about Toner: Genuine Versus Third Party Compatible

If you’re looking to save money by buying third party compatible toners for your Kyocera device, think again. Rigorous research has found that Kyocera genuine toners are not only more efficient,  reliable and safer for your machine; they create up to 73% less waste and have less downtime which leads to greater ongoing savings. Kyocera contracted the independent testing association,  TŰV Rheinland ® to undertake comprehensive testing on the differences in image quality and efficiency of genuine toner in comparison to three third party compatible toners.

The following video gives a great overview of the results from the research, and for a summary check out this great info graphic developed by KYOCERA document solutions UK.

Full Research Findings

 

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Top tips: Unearth hidden business costs!

Kyocera Document Solutions Australia Managing Director, David Finn has some insightful tips about identifying hidden business costs and managing them. 

We enjoy providing solutions to business and government organisations; the solutions are robust and large scale and they demand the best of our technology. Our technology delivers reliability and cost savings for the long run. Building on this experience, I’m excited to extend our range into the SOHO (Small Office Home Office) and SME market so that we offer the benefits around large scale needs to those of you working from home.

Feedback is encouraging. Our sales and channel partners have had a great response with our range of printers that have a low purchase price, low running costs, are easy to operate, reliable, long life, quiet and compact, making them the perfect choice for both SOHOs and SMEs.

Every business at some stage has to deal with the pressures of starting up and no matter how old your business is we all know the importance of cutting hidden and unnecessary costs.  Financial experts recommend a contingency sum of about 20% of profits be set aside to meet the unexpected, but I have some handy tips to help you identify these hidden costs before it’s too late.

1.      Renting Office Space

The decision to rent a business space is more daunting than expected. There is always an initial large cash outlay and thereafter a regular and unforgiving commitment. Read through the contract very carefully, you will be surprised what you may be responsible for.

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Celebrating 20 years of Kyocera ECOSYS technology

This year KYOCERA Document Solutions celebrates the 20th anniversary of the launch of its ECOSYS sustainable printing technology.

Environmental sustainability has been one of the underlying principles of KYOCERA Corporation’s corporate philosophy since its foundation in 1959. In 1986, KYOCERA Document Solutions’ parent company, KYOCERA Corporation, stated that ‘The environment will become an important consideration from now on.’ Since then we have created a range of products with a long lifespan and very low operating costs.

In 1992 the Kyoto Protocol was five years away from being agreed and 13 years away from coming into force. Yet we were already shipping the first ECOSYS sustainable printers. Our heritage in ceramic technology is fundamental to the low-waste design of ECOSYS printers. The long-life components we use are many times more durable than traditional alternatives meaning that in most cases our printers will have a lifespan significantly longer than other printers.

Read the full article here.

Can you reduce your paper mountain?

 A case study of how fleet rationalisation and the right software solutions can deliver real savings.

TNT Express, one of the world’s leading business-to-business express delivery service providers, has not only reduced their paper mountain significantly in recent years but saved thousands of dollars in costs by deploying the right technology and changing the way they do things. It was a brave step to move from individual devices on each desk, to shared devices for each work group, but one that has certainly paid off for TNT.

As Stephen Price, National Purchasing Manager, TNT Express notes

The Kyocera MPS solution has delivered us running cost savings of around thirty eight per cent.

A large proportion of these savings have been achieved through the secure release software – it has reduced wasted copies as people can delete the document before it prints and the need to reprint a document because they can’t find it has been eliminated. We’re using more advanced technology and we’re using it smarter.”

To view the full case study click here.
Find out how you could save using our Total Cost of Ownership calculator.


Cut costs and carbon emissions – does this mean we stop buying printers?

The following article ran on the Kyocera Mita UK website. We liked the content and believe it will be of interest to our readers.

Tracey Rawling Church, Director of Brand and Reputation at Kyocera Mita UK explains what steps the public sector needs to take to transform its procurement of printers and make its Invitation To Tender (ITT) more cost efficient and low-carbon friendly.

To cut its costs and carbon emissions, the public sector should stop buying printers.

That may seem a ridiculous statement, coming from an imaging company executive, but actually there’s a serious point here. Most ITTs are written around a notional product – calling for a certain number of machines of a certain specification. And the tender process is quite rigid, so companies invited to tender are forced to propose a solution that fits the criteria in the ITT.

But in many organisations, the number of devices has crept up over time and device to user ratios are unnecessarily high – so replacing machines on a one-for-one basis only perpetuates a system that has become bloated and inefficient.

Sometimes the decision is made to consolidate devices, replacing desktop printers with shared multifunctional devices and an ITT is written on that basis,

but to achieve real efficiencies that could reduce costs by typically 30% and carbon by as much as half, a detailed print audit should be undertaken to determine precisely what hardware is needed at which locations to support business processes.

However, even this approach misses the opportunity to obtain a solution that is properly optimised not just at the point of implementation, but into the future.

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The Hidden Cost of Printing

A chat with John Stubbs, State Manager South Australia, Kyocera Mita

John Stubbs has been with Kyocera Mita for close to a decade now and with extensive industry experience, from over 20 years in the industry, he never ceases to be amazed by the lack of awareness of what he calls the ‘hidden cost of printing’. These being the running costs of toner and consumables, needed to operate an often disparate fleet of printers and copiers, which are blindly absorbed by so many organisations.

The mistake so many organisations make is to scrutinise the purchase price of the printers or copiers they purchase but to pay little attention to the costs of the consumables which they have to purchase throughout the life of that product.

These costs run in to the thousands, and hundreds of thousands for larger organisations, very quickly.

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New Smart Series for SMEs

Kyocera Mita Australia and New Zealand, one of the world’s leading document imaging companies, is fulfilling a growing business imaging need with the launch today of the Kyocera Smart Series A3 Multifunctional Printers (MFP). Kyocera have integrated the proven reliability of their copiers with the compact, low cost design of their printers in developing this impressive new range.

The new range incorporates the robust features and functionality of an A3 MFP, but with the configuration and ease of use of an A4 MFP – based platform – with no sacrifice to image quality or performance. The Smart Series by Kyocera is all about offering choice. The products can be purchased with or without a cost per page contract. Also, unlike conventional copiers, the Kyocera Smart Series comes with a 3-year onsite manufacturer warranty – up to 180,000 pages and has a ‘plug and play’ set up. This can be completed in around 15 minutes and can be done by the end user, rather than a technician.

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