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      Ricoh Launches A New Series of Wide-Format Multi-Function Printers Aimed at the Building Sector

      Another area of economic activity that is hopeful about the “green shoots of recovery” is the
      Building Sector. Vital to growth in our economy as a whole, the sector is famous for being the
      focus of much political debate and speculation. However, Allied Office Machine’s business
      partner, Ricoh, believes that there is great potential for growth in the sector and is
      supporting this confidence with the launch of a new line in wide format multifunction printers.

      These productive document centres do more than just print the detailed plans and designs
      needed by the construction industry, they also offer scanning and copier options along with
      document finishing capabilities. The latest new machines to be launched are the
      Ricoh MP CW colour wide-format multi-function printers, machines aimed squarely at the
      Architects, Engineers and Construction market.


      To find out more about these new printers and to arrange a demonstration, contact us today on:
      01794 526088


      Nick Carter and Steve Richmond at the new Mary Rose Trust Museum Allied Office Machines has won a contract to supply six new multi-functional printer / copiers to the Mary Rose Trust.

      The new equipment is being supplied as part of the business infrastructure for the Trust’s brand new museum in Portsmouth Historic Dockyard.

      Mary Rose Trust

      Nick Carter MBE, Accounts Manager for the Mary Rose Trust said: “We ran a stringent competitive
      tender for the supply of these new machines and Allied Office Machines emerged as clear winners
      against some very tough competition. We were particularly impressed by their levels of on-going
      service and back-up as well as the keenness of their prices.”

      The Trust’s brand-new museum is part of its £35m project to provide a new home for the
      Mary Rose and to complete the conservation of the 500 year old flagship of Henry VIII. The high
      -tech building has been specially designed and built for the purpose and the Multi-Function
      devices being supplied by Allied Office Machines must perform efficiently within the highly
      controlled environment.

      Nick continued: “The pioneering building design has created a special environment to protect the
      unique and priceless 16th century artefacts and hull whilst the drying and preservation process is
      completed over the next 4 to 5 years. It also displays the hull and artefacts in a manner that
      enables visitors to experience them in the best possible way. As a result, any office machines
      operating in the museum must be energy efficient so as to help keep our energy costs
      down” Steve Richmond, Regional Sales Manager from Allied Office Machines said: “We are delighted to
      have won this contract and are very proud to be part of such an important historic project. We
      wish the Mary Rose Trust every success with their new museum and are looking forward to a
      long working partnership, maybe even for the next 500 years!”

      Gales Solicitors Set to Achieve 23% Savings Following Allied Office Machines Print Audit

      Gales Solicitors logoBournemouth based legal firm, Gales Solicitors, are set to achieve an astounding 23% saving in their annual print costs following a Free Print Audit from Allied Office Machines.

      Over the years as the company had grown, it had acquired a number of different printers, copiers and other office machines from around eleven different manufacturers.

      Mike Powel, practice manager said: “This was causing us real problems as we had to hold a large supply of different toners, drums and other consumables and were constantly having to re-order supplies.”

      “On-top of this, as we had bought our printers from different  sources, we could not arrange for a single source maintenance contract, which cost us a lot in time and money when things went wrong.”

      The answer to their problems came when they received a speculative call from Allied Office Machines, who suggested that Gales undertook a professional print audit.

      Mike Powel said: “Printing services are of paramount importance to legal companies like ourselves.  Allied looked into every aspect of printing and copying at Gales over a one month period.  They were able to put together a new professional printing solution which includes 25 new devices, all integrated into our corporate IT network.

      Gales estimate that the new solution from Allied Office Machines is going to save them around 23% of their print and copier costs over the year.  This is being achieved by using modern Ricoh printers which use much less energy than their old machines, as well as implementing better deployment of machines around the office so that they are used more efficiently.


      Click here to read the full case study

      Are you wasting money whilst you sleep?

      MPC4502We all know that Televisions use a lot of energy in ‘stand-by’; but did you know that the same is also true for some of the leading brands of photocopiers and printers?

      Copiers and printers in most offices are estimated to be in ‘sleep mode’ for more than 60% of the working day.  Given that they are still consuming electricity, this could be costing your company a lot of money in wasted energy as well as increasing your carbon footprint.

      With more energy price hikes on the way, it makes good business sense to look for energy efficiencies from all your business machines.

      Recently launched and now available from Allied Office Machines, are two new Multi-Functional Printers (MFPs) from Ricoh, which are setting new records for energy efficiency.  With average power consumption figures in sleep mode, over 90% more efficient* than their direct competitors they are definite green medal contenders.  But these startling performances do not just end there, with comparisons showing the new Ricoh MFPs to be over 30% more efficient* than their competitors in ‘ready’ and ‘in-use’ modes as well.

      Over the period of a year these efficiencies can add up to a considerable saving, especially with further energy price increases on the horizon.

      To help companies better understand how they can use modern, energy efficient MFP’s like these to reduce their energy consumption, Allied Office Machines offers its respected Print Audit service, which provides an accurate and detailed report on all aspects of your printing and copying.  It can show you how to make you assets more energy and cost efficient as well as detailing all the associated energy costs, showing you where potential savings can be made.

      To find out more information about Allied Office Machines Print Audit service, click here, or if you would like to talk to one of our consultants about the new Ricoh MFP’s or to arrange for your own Print Audit, then call us today on 01794 526088.


      * Comparison figures are calculated against equivalent, Kyocera Mita, Xerox and Konica Minolta models.

      Allied Office Machines ‘In the Dark’ for UN World Environment Day

      Staff at Romsey based printer and copier specialists; Allied Office Machines were “in the dark” in support of the United Nations World Environment Day.  Their day with the lights out was organised in conjunction with their major suppliers, Ricoh.

      Steve Drayson, Allied Office Machines’ Managing Director said: “Ricoh are running a whole month of environmental action and activities in support of the UN World Environment Day and we were very keen to join in.  They (Ricoh) are raising awareness of energy conservation by switching off illuminated advertising signs and the night lighting at their offices across the world.  You may also have seen or heard about their Eco Billboard in London which is powered entirely by its own solar and wind energy sources”.

      Regarding Allied Office Machines own day in the dark Steve said: “As well as lighting we also looked to switch off as many of our business machines as possible.  This made demonstrating our range of printers a little tricky, but it was just for the day and was worth it to help get the message across.”