City of Bjelovar replaces lasers with Epson business inkjets

Making the switch from laser to Epson business inkjets

City of Bjelovar replaces lasers with Epson business inkjets

It's estimated that the new Epson printing solution will help the city of Bjelovar to save approximately HRK 80,000 annually in document printing costs, as well as significantly lowering electricity bills.

Croatian city makes the switch

The Administration of Bjelovar has started using Epson's latest business inkjet printing technology: the WorkForce Enterprise multifunction printer.

The powerful WF-C20590 can print up to a hundred sheets per minute and is, therefore, on a par with the fastest laser printers and, in many ways superior to many laser technologies on the market.

It offers a 1.5 times faster first page out time*, and is 2.5 times faster for print jobs of just a few pages*, compared to laser printers and copiers.

In Bjelovar, this enterprise device is installed with an optional finisher for automatic printing and finishing of a large number of documents in one print run.

Alongside the WorkForce Enterprise, Bjelovar is now also using WorkForce Pro RIPS WF-C869RDTWF multifunction devices.

The Replaceable Ink Pack System (RIPS) system replaces ink cartridges with extremely effective high-capacity ink bags.

Thanks to its no-heat inkjet technology, it consumes up to 95% less power*. It surpasses laser printers and photocopiers as it reduces the amount of waste by up to 99 per cent* and is 23 per cent quieter* than lasers and copiers.

Alongside these printers, the Epson Print Admin software solution has been installed, allowing users to track the Follow Me print function and to ensure the security of printed documents.

"We wanted to change our printing technology usage policy and lay a foundation for a new system for printing documents," says Mayor of Bjelovar, Dario Hrebak.

"We used to have a larger number of smaller printers that provided printing of significantly worse quality and did not meet all the printing needs of our offices. Of course, our main concerns are the sustainability of business processes and the opportunities to save," adds Mr Hrebak.

Bjelovar now has a better quality, more flexible and more efficient, but also a much safer printing system with Epson's high-quality printers offering a new, more advanced way to print.

"This is how we achieve better print process monitoring because we can keep track of what's being printed, making sure we avoid any unnecessary costs," says Mayor Hrebak.

It is estimated that the new Epson printing solution will help the city of Bjelovar to save approximately HRK 80,000 annually in printing costs, as well as significantly lowering electricity bills.

The city is seeking to save energy in a variety of ways, so that, combined with other methods, such as energy-saving lightbulbs, inkjet printing technologies can help save on a large scale.

Every month, about 10,000 pages are printed on each printer in the offices of the city of Bjelovar.

"Large amounts of documents need to be printed for the sessions of the City Council alone. For each session of the Bjelovar Council, about 25,000 sheets need to be printed. And as the City Council usually holds sessions once every three months, this means that about 100,000 sheets that need to be printed annually for this purpose alone," concludes Mayor Hrebak.

The city of Bjelovar plans further optimisation and digital transformation of its business processes.

Epson's printing solution will contribute to facilitating the work done by Mayor Hrebak and his team for Bjelovar to achieve the status of 'digital city'.

*As tested by BLI, over two months to Feb 2017, against a selection of competing machines, as commissioned by Epson. For more information visit www.epson.eu/inkjetsaving