The Cost of Printing Soars

Published on: 13/02/2007

The Cost of Printing Soars

New findings suggest that SMEs are among the UK businesses and public sector institutions which are spending £16.7 billion on printing annually.

Research carried out by an economic research consultancy, the Centre for Economic Business Research (CEBR), found that the UK spends over £5 billion alone on outsourcing printing. It concluded that "major savings can be made" by all business, including SMEs.

The report says that outsourcing printing represents a 'waste' and small businesses could act to reduce these costs. If all companies effectively organised their printing services, the CEBR believes, it could yield productivity benefits amounting to £1,000,000,000 a year across the UK economy.

Producing your own printed material still costs money, of course. However there are plenty of low running cost, adequate quality printing systems that can help you make savings. Add this facility to a professional document management system and significant cost savings will be achievable.

The PublishOR system, integrated with an XPOR web service, will provide all of the control needed for internal document management and production. A secure, access controlled archive, with a production and costing model built into stay on top of costs, document versions and printing permissions. Perfect.