How to Reduce Printing and Copier Downtime

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We’ve been telling readers for years that Managed Print Services (MPS) is the best way to get more from your print devices. But we understand if you don’t take our word for it. That’s why we’ve enlisted the help of actual GFC customers to tell you why Managed Print Services is worth the investment.

What is MPS? In short, it's a way to manage and control printers with hardware tools and monitoring software. It’s a data-driven way to understand your printing needs and control them effectively. It is also a way to purchase and finance new hardware and software so that it is the most cost-effective solution for your particular needs.

The GFC Marketing team recently conducted a survey of over 5,000 GFC customers through a third-party research company. Here’s what they said about the value of MPS for their organizations:


Printers and multi-functional devices can be a drain on resources for many organizations. Running more print devices than you really need costs money, especially if the devices are out of date or frequently out of action. As many organizations have no centralized control or management of devices, it can be difficult to identify where savings might be found.

At GFC, we call our Managed Print Service imageCARE+. Our approach is to “Manage all things print,” and we mean it. Thanks to Automatic Meter Reads, Just-in-Time toner delivery and management options, our customers see GFC as a strategic partner that delivers less downtime and added security.


The benefits of these features is reported to be some obvious wins, like less downtime and improved customer services. But our customers also report perhaps less obvious takeaways, like improved security. Buying off-the shelf printer technology and trying to manage it yourself can open an organization to security risks from hackers or misplaced and stolen printouts.


Another key benefit of GFC is our in-house leasing service. Not only do customers appreciate that we never sell their lease to a third party, they like that we don’t surprise them with fees.


GFC’s Managed Print program starts by being sure we have the right number of devices in place for your company. We know that too many devices can be a resource drain, so we look to lower power consumption, improve workflow potential and, of course, lower print-related operating costs.

GFC has been the nation’s largest independent dealership of Canon office technology hardware for seven consecutive years. Why is this partnership so successful? Our customers say reliability, value and features are among the top reasons they love what Canon and GFC offer.


If you’d like to learn more about why Managed Print Services make customers happier and more secure, talk to the MPS experts at GFC.

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