Office technology service provider Midshire has won a contract to supply a record number of Ricoh GELJET printers to the One Stop Stores chain of convenience stores.
With more than 20 Ricoh MFPs in its head office, One Stop Stores has been a customer of Midshire’s for more than seven years, so when the time came to update the fleet of printers used in its 900 convenience stores, it naturally asked Midshires to propose a solution.
Midshire’s recommended the Ricoh SGK3100 mono GELJET printer for its ease of use, low maintenance, green impact, print quality and time-saving features.
The front-loading devices use fast-drying pigment-based liquid gel technology to deliver high-quality black and white prints at high speed, with a fist print available in less than 5.5 seconds. Because the liquid gel dries instantly, the printers can print on both sides of the page at speeds of 20 pages per minute.
One Stop Stores successfully trialled a number of Ricoh GELJET printers in 12 stores and experienced no downtime and no negative feedback. For Amanda Sanderson of One Stop Stores, another major benefit was the printer’s low energy consumption.
She said: “As well as saving staff time and space in store, the environmental aspect was a key consideration for me when working on the project. The sizeable reduction in power consumption signifiantly lowered our overall carbon footprint, which was an important factor.”
The Ricoh GELJET printers are expected to reduce One Stop Stores’ carbon footprint by the equivalent of 378 trees each year.
Midshire Regional Sales Manager Danny Walden said: “Not only is the new fleet of printers more affordable, it’s lowering the company’s carbon footprint and saving staff from having to deal with technical issues, giving them more time to help customers.”