Apogee’s Production Print solutions are a more specialised arm of Managed Print Services (MPS).
By offering multi-brand, industry-leading production print devices alongside Document Management and Document Workflow solutions, we enable commercial printers and printrooms alike to eliminate multiple unnecessary touch points from your operations. These solutions are not only cost-effective, but they allow smaller, independent commercial printers to turnaround projects more easily.
What is production print?
Production printers are more sophisticated devices than the average printer; capable of producing high-volume print runs at high-speed, and at a high quality.
However, what really distinguishes a production printer from the regular kind is that, by using software to input a series of workflows, they are able to automatically perform functions such as binding, folding, and trimming to produce fully formed booklets, pamphlets, etc.
Wide-format production printers are able to print onto paper rolls up to 44” wide, for applications like A0 large promotional posters.
Why does your commercial print business need a Production Print Service Provider?
Regardless of the size of your commercial print business, the service you provide relies on device uptime, performance, and output.
While you could purchase your devices directly as a capital expenditure, the benefits of doing so are relatively short-lived - especially compared to the efficiencies that come with the monthly operational expenditure of services that Apogee can provide to the commercial print market.
So why does your commercial print business need a Production Print service provider? Broadly speaking, one answer is cost. The simple act of implementing a leasing solution already enables your business to make significant long-term savings, since costs are spread out consistently over a lease-term - with support included on a cost-per-page basis. However, these savings can be further compounded by the efficiencies that are created by utilising our full range of Managed Print Services (MPS).
Why choose Apogee as your Production Print provider?
As well as offering our own rental scheme, Apogee are uniquely placed to navigate your commercial print business through various routes to market. By taking our awareness of competitive rates from some of the biggest names in the industry, and combining it with our relationships with specialist leasing providers, we can help you secure the highest quality service for your money.
By utilising this Production Print service, commercial printers benefit from a transparent and consistent cost structure throughout their contract – which includes Apogee’s “Service Excellence” approach, with device uptime being maintained with a 92% first-time fix rate.
To ensure that commercial printers are using the latest technology to its maximum capability, our team will ensure that your operators are fully trained. By providing training on features such as automated workflows – i.e., how to input a series of instructions that eliminate unnecessary touchpoints from your printing processes – Apogee enable you to maximise efficiency across your operations.
By taking full responsibility for device maintenance, Apogee enables commercial printer businesses to get the most out of your devices, enabling you to focus on your core responsibility: running a business. Additionally, our “Service Excellence” provides unrivalled support to sustain and optimise your production print device, ensuring that your organisation has everything you need to deliver value to your customers.
Apogee has close relationships with the world's leading manufacturers, allowing us to select the ideal combination of print technology for your specific needs.
Too many touchpoints can affect the profitability of short-run jobs - but with a Production Print service, technology can be configured to streamline your processes.
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Instead of purchasing devices through one costly expense, a lease agreement gives you access to an industry-leading device, paid for in manageable operational costs over an agreed term.
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Apogee's network of Production Print Engineers extend across the UK and Europe, and are specially trained in-house across our entire multi-brand portfolio.
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Continual uptime is assured through a Production Print service, which ensures that you have a continual supply of consumables to hand.
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Reduce your environmental footprint through a Production Print service, which provides you with sustainable consumables - and gives you the opportunity to enrol in PrintReleaf.
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What are the benefits of a Production Print Service from Apogee?
Apogee’s Production Print service not only gives you access to high-speed, high-volume, high-quality production print devices – but our supporting software also enables commercial printer businesses to improve efficiency, control costs, reduce your environmental footprint, and increase productivity.
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Efficient device usage is one the biggest daily challenges when it comes to commercial print - not least because too many touchpoints can affect the profitability of short-run jobs. However, with a production print service from Apogee; touchpoints that arise from outdated or poorly configured technology can be easily rectified.
Apogee provides free, ongoing, in-person training with our specialist production print consultants, to ensure that clients know how to make the best use of their equipment. By implementing efficient document workflows that automate and reduce touchpoints, we enable commercial printers to streamline their production and ultimately become more profitable.
Our Production Print service gives commercial printers a substantial advantage, in that it allows you to access industry-leading devices – but paid for in manageable operational costs spread over a lease term, as opposed to one costly capital expenditure.
With a production print service from Apogee; the costs of delivery, installation, and engineer maintenance are all factored into one transparent bill paid in instalments. This way, commercial printers have complete control over print costs, and will be able to accurately forecast budgets accordingly.
Network of Regional Production Engineers
By choosing Apogee as your Production Print provider, you also gain access to our industry leading support. Through our 24/7 call centre in Maidstone, supplies for replenishment and repair can be easily co-ordinated nationwide from our warehouses in Lincoln and London. Furthermore, Apogee do not sub-contract engineer services from third parties – instead, each of our specialist engineers are fully trained in-house, in order to maintain consistency across our entire service process.
The reach of Apogee’s servicing and support infrastructure extends across the UK and Europe, with each of the 200-plus field engineers having received in-house training across our entire multi-brand portfolio. If you’re in need of toner replenishment, support from our 24/7 remote helpdesk, or specialist assistance from an engineer, simply log your request into Apogee’s Client Portal.
Apogee clients may also make use of our backup services, via our ODS facilities – one based in the North in Warrington, and one in the South, in London.
Continual Supply Replenishment
Instead of having to rely on your internal departments to monitor print usage and organise consumable replacements, our team will notify Apogee HQ when your onsite parts inventory reaches a predetermined level - ensuring that replacements are dispatched ahead of time to keep your inventory levels from ever running out.
Reduce your Environmental Footprint and Waste
Every organisation has a responsibility to reduce waste as part of being a sustainable business - and when it comes to high-volume production print, resources such as stock, consumables, and electricity must be properly moderated.
By providing sophisticated, high-efficiency devices that can incorporate sustainable consumables, our Production Print services enable commercial printers to incorporate more responsible practices into your operations and reduce your environmental footprint.
Apogee clients also have the option to enrol in Print Releaf, which reforests trees equivalent to your print output – which can be a valuable part of any sustainability strategy.
Apogee’s Production Print service is designed to give commercial printers access to industry-leading devices, affordably– combined with the full support of a managed print service
Case Study - TriPrint
Sustainable printing enables print retailer, TriPrint to achieve overall CSR goals through brand new digital press which enabled them to benefit from better quality production and lower running costs.
As well as being on-hand to offer technical training and support to employees, TriPrint received enhanced quality print and output from their new fleet of Production Print technology.