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Multifunctional Devices

Choosing the right print device is a decision that should consider the demands of your business, now, and in the future. EBC Group based in the West Midlands has over 25 years of experience of sourcing high quality Multifunctional Devices (MFDs). We will use our expertise and partnership with leading print providers including Canon and Xerox to help you make an informed decision and get the best price.

Benefits of Multifunctional Devices (MFDs)

MFDs can print, scan and fax as well as copy. Other benefits include reliability, image quality, ease of use and energy efficiency, as well as reduced running costs, consumables and maintenance. 

MFDs feature easy-to-use interfaces, better paper handling capability, greater paper capacity and possess numerous built-in features that can streamline office work. Different print, copy and scanning devices that may be in your workplace can be integrated to reduce space, improve productivity and reduce cost.

Why EBC Group?

Comparing a range of MFDs before making a purchase is essential to get the right device for your business at the best price. We can provide you with all the information you need to make an informed decision, comparing your preferred printers to match your needs and budget.

We are premium partners of the leading print manufacturers, including Xerox and Canon, which means that we can provide you with highest quality MFDs at the best prices. Our specialist team of West Midlands based engineers and telephone support team will ensure you receive the highest quality service and aftercare.

If you're unsure what type of print device your business needs, use our Print Select Tool or read our guide to choosing the right digital printer.

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Showroom Demonstration

Our print showroom located in Halesowen, near Birmingham has a wide range of MFD print devices for you to view. Our expert print team will demonstrate the features and explain anything you need to know. 

Click here to book your showroom demonstration 

"We have worked with EBC Group for over 25 years, with the first part of that relationship providing us with one centralised managed print service that gave us a really good cost effective solution and a much easier to manage service."

Chris Akers, Managing Director Wheels Division at Titan Europe Plc

Print Volume Section

Print Volume

Manage large print volumes

Multifunctionals are perfect for volume printing by multiple staff

Challenge

Bussiness that have multiple staff needing to print different documents and requiring the ability to switch between high quality photo paper and everyday A4 and A3, can become a real headache.

Solution

Multifunctionals are perfect for volume printing by multiple staff. Basic models are capable of 100 sheets in the tray and 250 in the cassette. Large-scale, multifunction machines can accommodate up to 500 sheets in the tray and more than 2,000 sheets often distributed throughout two or more cassettes.

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Flexible Print Section

Flexible Print

Make your printing more efficient

A unique ID pin gives you the flexibility to print to any device

Challenge

Waiting in long print queues can often be a headache, especially when a client is waiting for essential paperwork. Being configured to one single printer, can sometimes leave employees waiting for considerable lengths of time to print important documents or files.

Solution

Implementing ‘follow me print’, simply allows you to select what print device you would like to print from. If there is a large print queue, simply move to another device, type in a unique ID pin, and print your selected document

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Secure Scan Section

Secure Scan

Keep your printed documents secure

A safe path through your network, identifying users through unique IDs

Challenge

When scanning documents, these files can often be open and free to be accessed on any computer or laptop. Without a secure location to store scanned files, sensitive information can easily be accessed, duplicated or forwarded to those that would misuse the information.

Solution

When scanning a document, the mulit-functional device securely provides a safe path through your network, identifying each user through their unique ID, and sending the file to secure locations on your device. It also has the ability to add additional layers of security, such as encrypting files, to fully secure each scanned document.

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Print Control Section

Print Control

Increased control with your devices

Tracking users through unique ID's, allows you to regulate individual documents

Challenge

Being unable to determine who has printed a document, when and from which device can sometimes cause a risk in terms of security. With printed documents at risk of being duplicated, important information can easily end up in the wrong hands without any trace of its origins.

Solution

EBC Group's Managed Print Service now gives you full control of your multi-functional devices. Tracking individual users through unique ID's, allows you to regulate who has printed a document, when and from which device, guarding against information leaks, and helping create an audit trail for compliance purposes.

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Environmental Impact Section

Environmental Impact

Reduce your print waste

Changing factors in the workplace now mean businesses are under increasing pressure to reduce their carbon footprint. As businesses grow in stature, so does the waste and power required to keep these modern work environments in play. 

With busy office environments seeing high volumes of printed documents each day, trying to keep paper waste to a minimal is a factor most businesses will need to counteract either now or in the future.

EBC Group’s managed print services will effectively aid businesses in reducing their carbon footprint, by allowing them to take full control of their print environment and power usage. 

Our services will turn menial printing tasks, such as maintaining and ordering consumables into a green and efficient process that will actively contribute to the reduction of your business' carbon footprint.

Control your print

Problem

With multiple print machines to maintain and manage, accurately monitoring the amount of print volume can often be a real struggle. With no set control or accurate analysis of print usage, documents are often printed without toner restrictions and with no consideration for paper waste.

Solution

Consolidating your offices printers in to a multifunction device actively gives businesses the control to analyse, monitor and restrict the overall usage of their print environment.

Controlling how employees print, a multifunctional device will actively reduce your toner consumption, as well as providing duplex printing and creating an overall 'smarter' print process. 

Toner Alert

Problem

Keeping on top of print consumables, such as toner can sometimes prove to be a real headache, particularly when maintaining a fleet of old print devices. Ordering toner for each individual machine can mean numerous deliveries back and forth in addition to disposing of empty toners in a green and environmentally friendly way.

Solution

Consolidating your print consumables by introducing a multi-functional device will instantly reduce the amount of toner required for print jobs. With an EBC Group Managed Print Service, an automated toner alert will be sent to our team, accurately judging toner usage whilst limiting the amount of deliveries needed. Our team will also remove any empty toner cartridges, disposing of these in an environmentally friendly area.

Save Energy

Problem

As the office environment rapidly evolves, so does the equipment needed to keep up with working demands. With printers often in continuous use, older models fail to meet with the new ‘green’ standards. Aside from the frequent maintenance required, the devices often lack any energy saving functionality, draining business of power and resources.

Solution

In light of these issues, our award winning Multifunctional devices are equipped and designed to save energy, whilst still maximising on efficiency and productivity. Our print devices actively save power where possible, with features such as stand by modes, helping comply with energy standards and reducing your business' carbon footprint.

Filter print jobs

Problem

With employees printing throughout the day, documents are often left unclaimed at the printing area having been forgotten, or simply no longer needed. With no strict filter, documents that aren't essential are unnecessarily printed and simply left for waste.

Solution

As part of a Managed Print Service, EBC Group can implement a virtual print queue, where documents are no longer printed instantaneously, and instead require employees to activate their print job at the multifunctional device.
If the document is forgotten, or no longer required, simply delete the job from the print queue and save on any paper waste.

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Recommended MFD Section

Recommended MFD

Canon imageRUNNER ADVANCE C5250i

This smart MFD enables high quality colour at 45 ppm

Canon imageRUNNER ADVANCE C5250i

This smart multifunctional device enables high quality colour communication at 45 ppm. Easy integration, security and cost control features in an environmentally sound package add true value to busy offices.

Specifications:

  • Output at 50 ppm BW, 45 ppm colour.
  • UFRII, PCL and Adobe PS3 printing.
  • Tiltable 21.3 cm colour SVGA touch panel.
  • Flexible media and finishing support.
  • Stunning in-house document publishing.
  • Control of access and usage per user.
  • Leading energy efficiency.

 

Key Facts:

  • Colour Printing: Yes
  • Printing Format: Standard
  • Functionality: Print
  • Colour Speed: 45
  • Mono Speed: 50
  • Average Volume Per Month: 2,300
  • Paper Size: A4

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