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Managed print services helped to reduce paper consumption at design agency

Managed print services helped to reduce paper consumption at design agency
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All sectors, Office and administration, Service sector
Medium cost
Annual saving:
30 - 60%
Resource savings: Waste:
50 % less waste
Premises and operation areas:
Office management, Waste and recycling
Size of company:
Large (more than 250)
Advancement in applying resource efficiency measures:

Totally new print regime 

  • MPS transformed the design agency's printing activities
  • Rationalised printing and fewer devices resulted in a 50 % waste reduction

Imagination is an independent creative, advertising and design agency. It specialises in creating first-class campaigns for leading international brands. Printing is a key part of its business and, as such, management wanted more efficient solutions to boost performance and bring costs down. In view of introducing managed print services (MPS), the company invited Canon to carry out an audit of what would be needed.

After a monitoring period, which observed Imagination's project teams and how existing devices were being used, a number of recommended changes took place. The number of printers were reduced from 90 to 30, and print jobs were better stored and tracked using print and scan management solutions. And a 'my print anywhere' feature was installed, which allows users to print on any device on the network and, after authenticating with their individual PIN, they can select and print only the jobs they actually need. 

Key benefits

Printing behaviour has vastly improved thanks to the MPS and best practices encouraged within the system. As a result, printed-related costs have substantially reduced. Rationalising unnecessary printing and the number of devices resulted in a 50 % waste reduction company-wide.


"We’ve gained in so many ways. Print-related costs have been substantially reduced, which has significant impact on our bottom line. We have far fewer devices, which are more exible and resilient, and we have the right machines in the right places. We can now re-charge print with precision, and also deliver consistently high-quality colour to our clients.”- Sue Chick, Project Manager, Imagination Design Agency 


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