“Should you care about the cost of printing?” Seems like a silly question, however you may be surprised by a study recently conducted by Toner Giant.
The research has found that at least £40 million each year is spent by business on printing, and that an average office worker prints 25 sheets a day.
The research was conducted to highlight the lack of control that many businesses have with regards to printing, with 69% of organisations admitting that they don’t know how much printing actually costs them. It also highlights the amount of waste businesses produce through unnecessary printing.
Gary Flynn, Managing Director of TonerGiant.co.uk, believes that these statistics show just how much money appears to be spent without many CEOs and managers realising it.
“The news that a minimum of £40 million is being spent on employees printing their personal documents at work is something that will come as a shock to many business owners.”
If these figures are a concern for you there are steps you can take to reduce the amount you spend on printing:
- A start would to only use the printers when necessary
- Make sure printing conducted in the office is for business purposes only
- If this becomes a serious concern budget the amount of printing you do each week.
For many startups and digital businesses printing costs are often not an issue, however for large established, organisations that ‘non issue’ can be a real cost.
To go back to the question of “Should you care about the cost of printing?” Ask yourself, how much does printing cost my company every month – no matter what the number is, you should always keep on top of your costs, and even if the cost is small, ask yourself “could that cost be reduced?”