Managed Print Services

Decrease your printing costs by 30% or more!

Our Managed Print Services are designed to:

  • make recommendations for improvement upon analysis completion, taking output requirements into consideration
  • increase productivity and lower overall operating costs
  • provide one low price for all networked output devices
  • providing total print management and immediate savings

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Top 3 Objectives of an Assessment:


We find opportunities to consolidate.

sample mps assessment findings screen captureEmployees like the convenience of desktop printers, but it's often at the expense of the bottom line. Generally, a lower recommended volume on a device equates to a larger the cost to operate.

By reducing the number of desktop devices, the reduction in device management and consolidated volumes will show significant savings.

We make recommendations to standardize.

As organizations grow, new devices are often introduced to the old device environment. In a mixed environment, the management of each of those devices varies, from the different parts and supplies they require, to the types of solutions you can use for visibility of and reporting on your fleet usage. By standardizing device platforms, management is simplified. 

We evaluate space & location.

Since strategically placed, departmental devices are less expensive to operate, right-sizing systems throughout your office will increase efficiency and reduce costs.



Understanding the total cost of operation is the key to developing the strongest print management plan. To learn more about how your business could benefit from our Managed Print Services, contact us today or request a meeting here.

Meridian's Managed Print Services are flexible in that we can include either your existing devices or brand new, state of the art output devices, or a mix of new and old. The mix can be black & white or color devices.

Once our analysis is completed, we'll provide you with one cost-per-print amount that includes:

  • All consumable supplies, including toners, drums and maintenance kits
  • All repair and preventive maintenance labor
  • All parts — from fuser units, transfer kits, waste toner bottles, rollers, paper guides — everything
  • Guaranteed response times and uptime guarantees

You define the number of prints per month, resulting in a monthly flat fee. Under this plan, devices are network enabled and will automatically submit meters to our invoicing system. Invoices are itemized per device, and you receive no additional charges for the number of prints you have defined. There are no hidden costs and tracking print-related expenses becomes much easier.

The difference between the available Managed Print Services options (new equipment vs. existing equipment) is brand new devices generally have increased functionality, better reliability and lower operating costs.

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The Benefits of In-House Production Printing vs Outsourced Printing

Modern print technology has made it possible to produce large volumes of high-quality printed material right in the office. Depending on the size of your office, and your organization’s needs, print solutions are available in-house that in the past were only found at professional print facilities. In fact, print technology is so good now, particularly the multifunction printer (MFP), that many commercial print shops use the same machines found in many offices.

So, aside from the availability of professional equipment, why are many businesses now considering bringing production printing capabilities in-house?

Read on to learn more about the factors involved when considering in-house production printing vs. outsourced commercial printing, including:

  • Cost savings
  • Security
  • Control
  • Convenience and timing
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These are the major changes and technology transformations that are influencing the construction and property management industry.

The construction and property management industry has been experiencing strong growth and expansion, with additional growth anticipated in the coming years — and with growth comes transformation.

There are a handful of technology trends influencing the construction and property management sector that are important for organizations in these fields to be aware of.

By gaining an understanding of the shifts that are taking place, they will be better positioned to recognize which organizational adjustments and operational strategy changes they need to make to prepare for the future and gain a competitive advantage.

In this post, I'll expand on a few notable trends I've noticed or been asked about in my dealings with clients in this field, including:

  1. Increased emphasis on collaboration
  2. Internet of Things (IoT)
  3. Virtual and augmented realities (AR and VR)
  4. Telepresence and automated receptionist systems
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How to Take Stress Off Your IT Department: Go Hybrid


Outsourced IT professionals can support existing departments.

Partnering with a managed IT services provider (MSP) for a Hybrid IT approach enhances your internal IT department with much-needed support, specialized skills and more — without the expense of adding headcount.

Not every business has the staff within their existing organization that they may need, especially with today's quickly-evolving technology landscape

As Gordon Haff states in his article, Why IT Went Hybrid (And Why It Matters), "it's probably impossible to do everything in-house — and it's certainly not economically sensible." 

Haff is right on target, as more and more situations require specialized skills, such as those specific to cybersecurity, physical security, strategic planning or technology upgrade projects. When these situations arise, a company that attempts to solely handle them in-house, on top of their existing workload, can put too much weight on internal IT departments, leaving them less likely to succeed.

Read on to learn how we partner with many of our clients to alleviate these stresses, because your team deserves the resources and support necessary to succeed.

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