PRINT SOLUTIONS

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PRINT SOLUTIONS

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It’s a subject nobody loves (except us), yet an important one when your photocopier, printer, scanner and mfp is ready to be replaced.

The choice is vast from Stapling, booklet making, scanning & duplex, but it needn’t be complex – with nearly 3 decades of experience, we’ll ask you the right questions about: workflow, plans, budget, space, speed, and we will recommend a machine that will suit you. 

Our print solutions at a glance:

  • FollowMe printing
  • Managed print services
  • Pro-active monitoring
  • Multi-functional devices (MFDs)
  • Desktop printers
  • Installation & training
  • On-going remote support
  • No minimum billing

Whether you are looking for your first mono/colour machine, replacing a fleet or require a high volume of colour commercial printers, let us take care of the details.

Building a strong customer supplier relationship with you and your colleagues, taking care of of you at every stage, from setup, installation, training and long term support in the months and years ahead, we will ensure you’ll be glad you made the right choice.

With a variety of print solutions, our installation engineers and our service team will work collaboratively with you to help you reduce costs, reduce print wastage and provide high-quality prints every time.

FOLLOWME PRINTING

The complete document output management solution, for complete security when printing.

MANAGED PRINT

Boost your efficiency, increase performance and reduce your overall costs.

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ECONOMICAL PRINT

Reduce printing costs by 60% whilst protecting valuable data and increasing efficiency.

Quality Managed Print Solutions for UK Businesses
(Popular Products: Brochures, Letterheads, Leaflets, Signage, Banners, Business Cards, Posters)

Print is an essential part of any UK business, regardless of size or sector. A managed print solution tailored to your specific needs can help streamline operations and ensure the highest quality print products are produced.

Managed print solutions can provide businesses with the latest technology, equipment and software for all their printing needs. The right system can help increase efficiency, reduce costs and improve productivity. Businesses can also benefit from improved security features that protect sensitive documents and data.

With a managed solution, businesses will have access to on-site technical support and a comprehensive service package that includes printer maintenance, supplies management and help-desk support. This will enable businesses to focus on their core activities while the printing process is managed by an experienced supplier.

Managed print solutions can be tailored to suit the individual needs of each business. Solutions can range from basic services such as black & white printing and copying to more complex offerings that include colour printing, document management and scanning. With the right managed print solution in place, businesses will be well-equipped to handle any printing requirements.

What are printing solutions?

Print solutions is a family of services and products that can help businesses create and manage their printed materials. Solutions range from basic printing, copying, scanning and document management to more complex solutions such as colour printing, variable data printing and direct mailing.

Managed print services are designed to make it easier for businesses to manage their printing needs. It usually includes hardware, software and services that are tailored to the specific requirements of a business. Depending on the size of the business, different solutions can be implemented depending on their needs.

From multi-functional devices (MFDs) to large-format printers, managed print services provide a comprehensive solution for businesses that need to produce high-quality prints quickly and efficiently. Solutions may include:

  • FollowMe printing
  • Pro-active monitoring
  • Multi-functional devices (MFDs)
  • Desktop printers
  • Installation & training
  • On-going remote support
  • No minimum billing

Setup printers

Working with your chosen experienced print professional to set up your photocopier fleet is key to ensuring amazing service and fantastic results. Your print professional will provide competitive pricing on all products and services as well as provide your teams with ongoing support throughout the life of your contract.

It is imperative you work with an experienced professional to connect your new print fleet to your internal network, as well as train your teams on how to use the print equipment. Your print partner should ensure that all operating systems are up-to-date and equipped with the latest features necessary to ensure a reliable printing experience.

There are many solutions available that allow businesses to quickly and easily manage their printing needs. It is important to assess whether you need additional services or whether a basic package will suffice for your business. By researching the different options available, businesses can ensure they have the right solution in place that meets their needs now and in the future.

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Installation

Once you have chosen the best printing solutions for your business, it’s time to install and set up your equipment. An experienced print professional will deliver and install all hardware components, which may include printers, copiers, scanners or fax machines.

Installing managed print services can be a complex process that requires expertise in network configuration, server setup, and software integration. To ensure a successful installation, it’s important to work with an experienced professional who can deliver excellent quality service and provide support if any issues arise.

Training

Training your team on how to correctly use the new hardware and software is essential for efficient printing and a positive return on investment (ROI). It’s important that your print partner provides comprehensive training services, ensuring that all of your staff are up-to-date with the latest features and can operate the equipment safely and securely.

An experienced managed print partner should provide excellent customer service, professionalism and efficient operations, to ensure they provide you with the confidence that your printing needs are being taken care of so you can focus on other core activities.

With value for money at the forefront, a managed print solution can save you time and money in the long run when your users are fully trained on how to best use their new print equipment.

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On-going support

Having on-going support from your print partner is essential to ensure that your print fleet is operating correctly. Your print professional should provide you with ongoing maintenance and service, ensuring all print devices are working efficiently and any troubleshooting needs are taken care of quickly.

When you partner with a friendly, experienced managed print provider from start to finish, you can be sure that your printing needs will be taken care of quickly and efficiently. No matter how large or small your request is, they will provide you with the solution you need. With an experienced managed print partner at your side, you can rest assured that all your printing needs will be taken care of, efficiently and cost-effectively.

Types of printers

When it comes to high quality printing, there are a number of popular products available on the market. With your business’s budget and requirements in mind, you should choose high-performance printers that best suit your needs.

The type of printer you require will vary depending on the volume of documents you print, turnaround times, and the type of documents you need to produce.

Multi-functional photocopiers

Multi-functional photocopiers are a popular choice for medium to large-sized businesses. These devices can print large volumes of documents quickly, making them perfect for large-scale document printing needs.

Some of their features include:

  • Network connectivity, allowing multiple users access to the printer within a secure network.
  • Duplex printing and scanning capabilities for two-sided documents.
  • Large format printing options – ideal for producing posters or presentations.
  • Easy-to-use touchscreens and user-friendly control panels.
  • Automatic document feeders (ADF).
  • Stapling, booklet making, and hole punching.
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Inkjet printers

Inkjet printers are ideal for exhibition materials, stationery, roller banners, social distancing signage and promotional items. They are reliable and cost-effective, with a high-quality finish that is sure to impress.

If you need to print large volumes of documents quickly, then laser printers provide fast printing speeds and excellent output quality.

For smaller printing jobs, then an all-in-one inkjet printer is a perfect choice. These are easy to use and cost-effective, making them ideal for the home or office.

Whichever type of printer you choose, it’s important to make sure that your print partner provides the necessary support and training services to make sure you get the most out of your investment.

Laser printers

Laser printers are perfect for large-scale printing needs, offering a faster print speed than inkjet printers. They produce perfectly sharp images, making them ideal for producing text documents and illustrations of high quality. Laser printers also have the ability to print on thicker paper stock or cardstock.

When it comes to laser printers, you’ll need to make sure you pick one that is energy efficient and has a range of features tailored to your business needs. If you are looking for a cost-effective option with good performance, then a mono laser printer could be the perfect solution for your business.

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3D printers

3D printers are revolutionizing the modern world and how products are made. They can be used for a wide range of applications, from producing prototypes to manufacturing custom objects. 3D printers have become increasingly popular in recent years due to their versatility and cost-effectiveness.

When choosing a 3D printer, it is important to consider the size of objects you need to produce and what materials are available for printing. You’ll also need to factor in support, maintenance, and training services when choosing a 3D printer that’s right for your business.

What to consider when purchasing a printer
(E.g. types of popular print products: roller banners, letterheads, posters, leaflets, brochures, large format prints, etc.)

When it comes to purchasing a printer, there are a few factors that you’ll need to consider. You’ll want to think about the type of documents you will be printing and what features the printer has to offer.

Image Quality

Image quality is an important factor to consider when purchasing a printer. You’ll need to make sure that your printer can produce clear, professional-looking documents with sharp image graphics and text that look fantastic.

If this is of high importance to you, then you may want to consider investing in a higher-end printer that can produce high-quality images and documents. It is imperative you work with your chosen print partner to research and compare different models to determine which would be best suited for your business needs. When you combine this with the support and maintenance services provided by your print partner, you can ensure that your printing needs are taken care of.

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Size & Speed

The size and speed of the printer are also something you’ll need to consider. If you will be printing large volumes of documents in a short space of time, then a laser printer would be your best option as it offers faster print speeds than an inkjet printer.

You may also want to compare the size of printers – some are designed to take up minimal space, while others are more suitable for larger printing jobs.

Multi-functional photocopiers are also an option if you need to scan, copy and print documents in one machine. They can be quite large, so you’ll need to consider your space requirements before making a purchase.

Ease of Use

Ease of use should be at the top of your list when choosing a printer. It’s important to make sure that you purchase a model that is user-friendly and comes with features such as pop up menus, auto-correct options and clear instructions on how to respond to error messages.

Your print partner should also be able to provide deal and training services to ensure that you get the most out of your investment. They can provide advice on how to maintain your printer, troubleshoot any issues, and offer support for any additional requirements you may have.

Choosing a printer is a major decision that requires careful consideration of your needs and budget. By researching different models and consulting with your print partner, you can make sure that you find the right printer for your business.

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Media Handling

You should also consider the media handling capabilities of your printer. This includes things such as paper size and type, duplex printing and borderless printing. If you need to print items such as postcards or envelopes, look for a model that can handle various sizes and types of media with ease and delight.

Additional features is also something you should consider, these can include wireless printing capabilities, mobile printing, and cloud connectivity. Many of these features can help you to increase productivity and reduce printing costs.

By taking the time to research and compare different models, you can ensure that you find a printer that meets your needs and provides years of reliable service. Your print partner can provide additional support and maintenance services, so don’t forget to factor this in when making your decision.

Warranty

You should also make sure you check the warranty offered with your printer. Most manufacturers will provide a limited warranty for their products, but it’s always best to double-check the details of any extended warranties before making a purchase.

This will give you peace of mind that your printer is covered should any technical problems arise. It’s also a good idea to keep all your purchase paperwork safe and accessible in case you need to make a warranty claim.

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Price

Price of the printer is also something that you should consider. As with any purchase, you should make sure that you compare prices from different vendors before making a decision.

It’s important to note that cheaper models may require more frequent maintenance and can offer poorer-quality prints compared to higher-priced models. The rule of thumb is to pay a little more upfront for a printer that will save you money in the long run.

Leasing your new printer can also be a cost-effective option, allowing you to spread the cost of your purchase over an extended period. This can be beneficial if you need to upgrade your business technology but don’t have the budget for a large one-off purchase. Contact us to find out more about our leasing and finance options.

Who are D&A Media?

D&A Media are a proud independent provider of audio visual, video conferencing and unified communications solutions. From digital signage, meeting room solutions, VoIP telephony and print management, all the way through to support and maintenance, D&A Media has your covered.

With 30 years of experience working within the ever-changing technology industry, we pride ourselves on always looking ahead; our in-house engineers have worked on complex projects for many years, and our job is to simplify for all users. We know the right questions to ask, giving you confidence in choosing the right solution that will grow with you.

So get in touch to find out how we can help you get the most out of your print fleet. Whether it’s delivery of an all-in-one inkjet printer, a laser printer or something more complex like the installation and on-going support of a multi-functional photocopier fleet – call or email us to discuss your print estate and understand more about the range of print products we offer. We look forward to hearing from you!

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F.A.Q.s

What is the most economical way to print?

Economical printing depends on the type of printer you are using, as well as how often you print. Generally, laser printers tend to be more economical than inkjet printers due to their lower cost per page when printing in bulk.

Choosing a printer with higher-yield cartridges and a duplex function can help reduce your overall printing costs.

Multi-functional photocopiers are also an efficient way to print, allowing you to print, copy and scan in one unit. They are often more cost-effective than multiple single-function printers when used for larger volumes of printing.

Which printing technology is best?

It depends on each individual clients needs. Inkjet printers are best for small volumes of printing, with a low cost per page and excellent print quality. Laser printers are better suited to larger volumes of printing, offering higher-speed output and lower running costs over inkjet models. Multi-functional photocopiers offer the most versatility as they allow you to print, copy and scan in one unit.

The best printing technology will depend on your individual needs and budget. We recommend speaking with a specialist who can help you choose the most suitable printer for your business.

Bonus tip: Think about long-term savings and cost efficiency before making a purchase decision. Consider how well the printer will fit into your business’s current environment, as well as how future upgrades and expansions might affect it. By doing this you can ensure that you invest in technology that is both up-to-date and cost-effective.  

What is the highest quality print?

The highest quality print will depend on the printer you are using and its capabilities. Generally, laser printers offer good-quality prints with high resolutions, while inkjet printers are better suited to photo printing.

Multi-functional photocopiers also provide high-quality prints at a low cost per page. However, they require a large upfront investment, so it’s important to consider the long-term costs before investing in one.

For the highest quality prints, consider investing in a professional printing service with mail order options. This way you can be sure that your prints will look their best and arrive in time for any important events.

"I really can't fault D&A Media. They are always extremely helpful and bend over backwards to provide support when we need it. The whole team are amazing but I would like to give a special mention to Jack, Alan, Chris and Ellis who are always on hand to answer any questions we may have. The whole process of idea to installation is stress-free, seamless and collaborative with our IT company. Thank you D&A Media!"
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"D&A provided us with a stress free, seamless service from the initial sales meeting to the installation. Nothing was too much trouble and everything was explained in plain English rather than tech talk. Chambers are delighted with the products and service. A special mention needs to be given to Jack Clark who made the whole process so easy."
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