Increased productivity and output with eco-friendly and sustainable printing alternatives through Managed IT Services for TriPrint.
- Company Name: TriPrint
- Sector: Retail
- Solutions Provided: Production Print
TriPrint have been a long term client of Apogee's, backdating to 2012. Based in the St. Helens town centre, a huge percentage of print retailers work consists largely of general footfall work from the local community. This is typically small format print work, ranging from business cards, letter heads, flyers and brochures for local business in the surrounding area.
Prior to working alongside Apogee, TriPrint were using a standard office based Canon device, which although was doing the job, it was not a substantive enough machine to be able to print on heavy card or substrate. This meant although they were typically servicing local footfall, it was in fact a limited marketplace due to the machines standard abilities.
By being provided with a more modern and digital press, TriPrint would be able to explore other avenues within the Production Print world and entertain clients of a larger nature which is key for them when wanting to expand their business.
Apogee first approached TriPrint in 2012 after working with a number of similar print retailers to diversify their fleet. Initially, they surveyed the Production Print site and did a full audit of their technology and processes to find out which new machines would benefit the print retailer the most.
The Production Print team were able to recognise a gap in TriPrint's fleet and provided them with an alternative Konica Minolta device which was a 60 page per minute, 256 gram stock machine. This installation provided TriPrint with the brand new digital press which enabled them to benefit from better quality production and lower running costs. Servicing and support was also an added bonus from the implementation of the new Konica digital press, providing unrivalled device uptime which meant output and productivity was at an all time high for TriPrint.
Another key requirement which TriPrint were able to benefit from was sustainable materials. TriPrint were eager to find a device that complimented their CSR goals. With the Konica Minolta, all toners are plant based, drums are vegetable based and every plastic used within the device is recyclable. This was a huge win for the print retailer and enabled them to print on larger scales without the burden of CSR.
Following the initial device implementation back in 2012, TriPrint have continued to upgrade their fleet of Production Print devices every three years with Apogee, which is standard for devices printing at those volumes.
Each time TriPrint have upgraded their devices over the years they have become more and more sustainable and eco-friendly, all contributing towards their CSR goals. In more recent years, Apogee have developed a ‘plug in and play’ reforestation application whereby TriPrint can see exactly how many trees are being reforested by them, through environmental data sheets from the device. With TriPrint averaging 25,000 colour prints and 25,000 mono prints per month this is a huge benefit to the as it allows them to give back to the forestry systems on a larger scale.