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Hibernian signs £530,000 green printing contract with Canon

Antony Savvas

The Hibernian insurance group in Ireland has signed a £530,000 contract with Canon to support its environmental print strategy.

The contract is designed to increase Hibernian's print efficiency, reduce paper wastage and minimise environmental impact through a balanced deployment of printing technology.

The Canon-managed print service includes eMaintenance, a remotely monitored machine health system to ensure maximum uptime.

As part of the contract, Canon has installed 48 multifunctional devices, with colour and black and white machines combined with desktop printers to ensure an appropriate device is used for every print job.

Canon has also installed uniFLOW Output Manager across the organisation, which sends print jobs to a single queue, enabling employees to securely access their document from any device in the building.

Hibernian operates a cashless system and employees are issued with a swipe-card to use the buildings' facilities and shops, as well as accessing company resources.

Not only does this ensure the security of sensitive information and cut wastage of forgotten print-outs, it also provides details of all print jobs that can be accessed centrally, allowing Hibernian to monitor and control usage, and therefore costs.

As part of the managed print services that Canon offers, Hibernian is also taking advantage of eMaintenance, the remote monitoring service.

EMaintenance means that any error code issued by a Canon machine is sent directly to its service team, informing them of any service or parts needed.

In addition to eMaintenance, Canon has also trained "super users" on each floor to enable workers to trouble shoot where possible.

These measures act as preventative maintenance, meaning that minor problems can be dealt with in-house or remotely, so the machines enjoy maximum uptime.

Stephen Pitcher, executive manager for group property and procurement at Hibernian, said, "Our partnership with Canon was a strategic fit and has resulted in an intelligent system that suits the way we work.

"Hibernian measures all suppliers against set criteria, which include productivity, cost and environmental responsibility, and Canon was able to provide solutions and add value in all these key areas."





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