Councils Printer Ink Efficiency Drive Delivers Big Savings

2009-08-06 08:11:34

Published on 2009-08-06 08:11:34

A local authority in the north of England has cited increased printer ink efficiency as a significant factor behind its recent cost-cutting successes, according to the Scarborough Evening News.

Having set up a team dedicated to implementing more cost-efficient printing, Scarborough Council has now announced that it managed to halve its printing budget in the space of just a year.

As well as reducing the number of printing devices in place across the various council departments, the Print Unit also encouraged investment in efficient printer ink cartridge technology and educated staff on cost-saving techniques.

Steve Pike, manager of the Print Unit, told the newspaper: "The biggest challenge was to persuade staff of the benefits of the changed strategy."

He added, however, that with the appointment of a special liaison manager, "service areas soon began to recognise the benefits of the strategy".

At the same time, the Manchester Evening News has reported that Lancashire County Council is planning on ditching the green stem of its red rose as it looks to reduce printer ink costs.

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