Altodigital help tackle inefficiencies in print room environments by implementing a range of workflow solutions, including our own web to print software called Altodrive.
Whether a commerical printer, an in-house CRD or a mail room, Altodrive is an online store front that allows you to offer new services and sell printed products whilst reducing overheads and driving efficiency.
Altodrive provides a great opportunity to grow your business online, win new business and retain existing clients, by offering them an improved range of products and services through a dedicated online platform.
The software provides easy to manage templates, which can be used for both print production and digital distribution in a truly cross media approach that includes mail merge and personalisation solutions.
As part of your internal print infrastructure Altodrive will help you realise true print efficiencies, reduce the need for outsourcing and create new revenue streams for your business.
Using the AltoDrive customisable web portal, you can create a 24 hour online “shop front” and market your print room capabilities and services to other organisations, creating an extra revenue stream for your business and further increasing the cost efficiency of the print room.
With advancing IT and print technologies, it was only a matter of time before 3D printing became mainstream. Whilst some initially saw it as an expensive gadget, it’s now looking like a highly affordable and useful technology with wide-ranging applications.
Altodigital supplies a range of entry level and high-end performance 3D printers and scanners that can be used to create near life-like imaging and models
3D printing or additive manufacturing is a process of making three-dimensional solid objects from a digital file. It involves an object being created by laying down successive layers of material until a 3D model is formed.
Once the file has been uploaded, the printer takes care of the rest. It really couldn’t be more simple.
3D printing lends itself to use across many different industries such as healthcare and education, and is already changing the way products are manufactured and prototypes are produced, leading to more cost effective production and delivery.
In manufacturing, healthcare and medical industries for example, 3D printing is now being applied to new product developments and prototyping when producing custom-designed implants and prosthetics.
3D printing and scanning processes allow for a high degree of customisation. That means products can be produced to meet individual needs and requirements.
For many years students have been creating 3D designs using CAD technology. Now we have 3D printers and scanners, they can also create a realistic 3D output. This is transforming the way we all learn.
As printers and scanners become even faster and more readily available, so the capabilities for its uses expand and develop into really exciting areas.
Utilising our wide network of solution consultants and in-house experts, we provide bespoke production print solutions into a variety of print room environments, including in-house reprographic departments (CRD), commercial print, and mail room environments.
Our focus is on driving efficiencies into these print environments by removing unnecessary and costly touch points.
Our service is truly outstanding. In addition to auditing your needs and installing the recommended technology and software, we also provide a highly professional CRD support service. This can be simply helping you with any technical problems and providing full maintenance back-up, or locating ancillary services such as finishing and distribution services, on your behalf, or if you prefer we can provide skilled on-site print personnel to help you maximise your departmental efficiency.
Saving money is undoubtedly one of the major reasons for establishing an in-house CRD. Production print solutions help reduce costs by capturing print volumes from over used print devices, or acting as a media hub for producing marketing collateral that would ordinarily be outsourced. Even within smaller organisations the introduction of an on-site CRD can generate savings of between 10% and 20%. In larger businesses, or where print is a major budgetary expense, then savings of 30% can easily be achieved.
Altodigital are also accredited Fiery print professionals and our expertise means we have the ability to link seamlessly with the numerous workflow solutions we provide. To begin the process, with have a simple production print presales procedure that is carried out in the following way:
Pre-installation meeting / discussion to gather configuration information e.g. Fiery settings.
Production Site Survey which includes the following:
Print Room temperature
Media and physical layout
The mobile age has dawned, and with it has come new opportunities for productive and collaborative working. From smartphones to tablets and laptops, employees now need to electronically create, access, communicate and print data ‘on the go'.
Your business processes, systems and mobile working now need to work together, ensuring communication continues to flow, data can be shared, stored and edited and staff can work efficiently, irrespective of their location.
Watch our video to see examples of how a using one of Altodigital's mobile print solutions can be of benefit to you and your increasingly mobile workforce.
By using dedicated apps and cloud technology, you can easily identify ‘hot spots’ in your vicinity and any wireless printers that are available for you to print to securely.
Clever map integration also ensures accurate navigation to the device for retrieval of your prints. This data helps mobile workers to choose the best and most effective print option based on their location, print history, job type and other important parameters.
If your business has multiple divisions and site offices, at some point you will probably find yourself travelling between them.
Altodigital's mobile print solutions give employees the freedom to print from their mobile device to any printer or MFD located on their corporate network. There is also a facility for wireless printing without access to a network. This means that wherever you are, whatever you need to print you are in full control, day and night.
Do you know who manages your print security? Many businesses don’t. The fact is, left unsecured, printers and MFDs can pose a significant security risk to you and your business, making it extremely vulnerable and susceptible to theft, loss and security breaches.
As shared printing environments become more complex and increasingly mobile employees print from smartphones, laptops, tablets and other devices, without proper management there is a real chance that your sensitive documents could end up in the wrong hands.
Take a look at our video on document security to gain a better understanding of the risks involved when leaving your print devices unprotected.
There are multiple threats to print in an organisation, but here are just some of the key measures that can be adopted to enhance the security and integrity of your MFDs and printing devices:
These are just some of the measures that can significantly improve document security.
If your files aren’t, then the latest statistics confirm that you might be set to join the growing number of UK businesses that are losing 2% of their business turnover/each year due to unnecessary security breaches. Can you really afford that?
Altodigital is a recognised independent specialist in the management of print and copy environments. We help businesses to minimise costs, raise their productivity and improve document security measures.
Altodigital’s approach to document security involves four key areas.
Assessment of your print environment, analysing the level and severity of risks posed, via a comprehensive security analytics audit.
Implementation of a secure configuration that prevents breaches, mitigates threats and reduces risks.
Optimisation of devices and implementation of security policies to protect documents, so they can be securely stored and accessed.
Continual monitoring, ongoing technical support and development to provide total protection and efficiency.
Altodigital's Managed Print Services (MPS) proposition has been designed to optimise the processes and workflows your business uses when carrying out document related activities, such as printing and copying.
The Altodigital MPS proposition is a straightforward, accountable and transparent service. Our aim is to provide guaranteed reductions in print and copy costs, to increase employee productivity and satisfaction, to maintain document security and limit your environmental impact.
We understand that print environments can be complex and highly individual to you and your needs. That’s why you need a robust system that can help you to control output and performance, without losing any efficiency or compromising on security.
Altodigital's Managed Print Service is a fully proven five phased approach that relies on a close working partnership to develop bespoke strategies and improvements, which lead to sustainable business benefits.
Altodigital's Managed Print Services when implemented will achieve savings in all areas, including – energy, paper and consumables usage culminating in up to 40% on print costs. That makes for a happy, productive and efficient workplace ready to contribute to your overriding success.
With MPS we become an integral part of your team to establish how and where savings can be made. Working together, we will collaborate with you to design a tailored strategy that will eliminate unnecessary costs whilst boosting efficiency.
Sustainable business practices are not only crucial for the environment, but also the good name of your brand, the respect of the workforce and customers; and ultimately for the bottom-line itself.
Altodigital will work closely with you, guiding and helping you to achieve all your CSR targets - both regulatory and social. Reduce carbon footprint and encourage the maximum awareness of the need for sustainability by your employees.
Altodigital has over 35 years experience in providing organisations with the most current and efficient print equipment on the market and has developed a reputation as one of the most trusted providers in the industry.
Our partnerships with leading brands, coupled with the expertise and experience of our sales and service teams, makes us the ideal partner to choose when looking for a new printer or multifunctional device for your office.
We are passionate about technology and make it our business to ensure we are providing our customers with the most up to date technology available.
Technological advancements in the print arena over the past decade have been rapid, and look set to continue at the same pace. This is why it is more important than ever to choose a partner in print that will ensure your business is not left behind.
When taking advice and recommendations, you want to be 100% certain that what you are receiving is accurate and, most importantly, right for your business.
Altodigital are accredited resellers to some of the world's leading manufactuers and chosen suppliers on a number of prestigious commercial and public sector frameworks.
We are proud to call ourselves experts.
If you are simply after a printer or MFD for your office, then we can give you just that. However, there are also a host of other print and document related services we can offer you, that we are happy to discuss at any time.
Print management, document security, fleet management and mobile printing are just some of the services we can offer alongside the hardware you choose.
At Altodigital we are proud of our independence.
Through our longstanding partnerships with the biggest names in the industry including, Ricoh, Canon, HP, Sharp, Lexmark and Kyocera, we can provide you with the most appropriate hardware that fits your needs.
You will be amazed at the productivity gains and cost savings your organisation can enjoy by using Optimise.
By optimising every single device in your fleet, you can look forward to minimum downtime, a reduction in running costs, as well as freeing up staff time and involvement.
Optimise software will ensure you know exactly what’s happening with your print fleet, putting you in full control of the situation.
This short video clip will give you a light hearted insight into the benefits that come from having complete control over your printing.
The key to maximising print efficiency is taking stock of your assets. You need to know how many machines you have, what they do, how they work, what they cost to service and operate etc. You have to review your existing situation and understand its strengths and weaknesses before you can effectively control it.
Optimise assesses your entire print fleet and gives you the data you need to make informed decisions that will keep your business on the right track.
Optimise puts you in full control of your print and copy environment. The daily demands on organisations are great, so you must have total control over your print and copy assets to ensure they support your needs and function at optimum levels.
Through a series of clever reporting features, Optimise will ensure you have all the facts and figures you need on hand, all the time. You can immediately pinpoint any machines that are under or over-utilised to ensure devices are deployed in the correct areas.
Optimise is a highly intelligent online monitoring solution that can help you reduce your print output costs by up to 45%. Once implemented, it will give you a much clearer picture about the performance of your existing fleet.
Armed with this intelligence, future problems can be tackled, improvements made and real efficiencies secured. Automated toner ordering is just one of the immediate benefits which will improve your organisations productivity.
The Imprint concept is strikingly simple. Our experts conduct an independent and thorough investigation of your existing print infrastructure. We analyse the usage and cost of every device and calculate precisely what you spend on paper, consumables and power.
Only by seeing the ‘total picture’ and fully understanding the efficiencies and costs involved in your current set up can realistic propositions for change and savings be made.
With the information that the Imprint report will provide for you, along with the expert recommendations that are also included, you will have the perfect platform to manage your print fleet and keep it operating at its optimum level.
Under usage will be eliminated and productivity maximised. The capital cost of each device will be governed and the rising costs of paper, power and consumables will be brought back under your control.
Once implemented, we can guarantee that the recommendations we make will generate a difference that is immediately noticeable. You’ll see visible reductions in operational costs, and possibly in leasing and rental expenses too.
You will also discover that you will be paying less for paper, consumables and power. In addition, by enhancing workplace efficiencies and reducing technology downtime, your staff will also be able to dramatically improve their productivity.
A key differentiator over our competition is that the Imprint audit is based around a physical survey conducted by highly experienced specialists. This includes a full floor walk, which considers the location of each device and assesses whether it creates user difficulties and if it could be re-sited for greater efficiency.
This process helps you understand the print issues of today, and how we can help you improve your office infrastructure in the future to maximum effect.