*NEWS*GESTETNER AFRICA PRINTER EXPLOSION?
*NEWS*GESTETNER AFRICA PRINTER EXPLOSION?
2005-08-15 at 7:39:00 am #12510
Gestetner Enters Spotlight in Expected Printers
Figures compiled by Infosource (2004/05), point towards an
explosion in the printer market over the next three years. Colour printers, in
particular, are most likely to expand and forecast said it would be by more than
50 percent, from 2005 to 2007. Printers with speed of 30-45 pages per minute
(ppm) and those of 50-75 ppm in mono are also seen as having the potential for
significant growth – reported to grow at rates of 31 and 22 percent
The reason for this growth, experts point out, are the
emergence of new technologies which are changing the way organisations print,
what they can print and how they print it. In fact, today’s print processes are
said to be more advanced, with software developed to enhance performance as well
as consultancy services added to the equation.
But for organisations who want to be abreast of developments
in the sector, Gestetner, will provide the best of options for them.
According to the General Manager of NEET Nigeria Limited,
Mr. Rajesh Hathiramani, Gestetner is up to the task. “As a leader in total
document solutions, Gestetner is constantly updating its printer range to keep
in tune with customer requirements and boasts an unrivalled printer portfolio,”
He added that, “Within Gestetner’s range of printers, there
is a model to suit every need. From low-end desktop devices to enterprise-level
printers, with extensive finishing options, there is a product for every type of
customer, from hospitals and colleges to financial institutions and ‘SOHO’
(Small Office, Home Office) environments”.
Colour printing was traditionally perceived as a luxury.
However this is no longer the case, says Hathiramani who added that technology
has turned colour printing into something as cost effective and practical as
mono printing. For example, professional looking business reports and
presentations can be reproduced more efficiently and at a higher quality than
ever before. New ‘quickstart’ technology has also brought warm up time as low as
ten seconds, bringing significant time saving to users when printing
Gestetner’s printers are also capable of high volume
printing, with a capacity of up to 8,550 sheets with dual toner technology for
ease of use and uninterrupted print runs. They can handle a wide variety of
paper sizes and media from A0 to A3, and glossy, thick transparencies. There are
also a wide range of finishing options, such as stapling, sorting, collating,
punching, and booklet- making, to produce professional looking documents and
eliminate the need for outsourcing.
According to Mr. Grant Stephens, Product Manager, the
Gestetner’s sixth generation digital printers can also be integrated seamlessly
into all major network environments, including Windows, Novell or Macintosh.
Wireless LAN and Bluetooth connectivity options offer users the ability to make
a single wireless connection from computer to printer, ideal for organisations
using the latest mobile technologies. In addition, software management tools
have been introduced to help custom
ers monitor their document output, keeping a
tight track of spending and enabling customers to control costs more
efficiently. This also streamlines business processes so customers can make the
most of their existing printing devices.
” NEET,not only offers the Gestetner range of state of art
print products, but it also offers consultancy services to ensure that customers
are getting the right products to match their needs. In fact, Gestetner’s Total
Document Solutions offering encompasses a full range of product, software
solutions and Business and Professional Services, designed to work in concert to
make customers’ businesses more productive, efficient and, ultimately, more
profitable. Gestetner’s quality products & solutions, and the service
facility across Nigeria has today made it the most preferred brand in Nigeria”
said Mr. T.R.Kulasekar, Senior Manager in charge of Document Solutions.
Gestetner offers a wide range of printers, ideal to meet the
requirements of any organisation, big or small, with any kind of print
requirement. Whatever a company’s print needs may be, Gestetner is well
positioned to provide the highest quality products and advise the best way to
incorporate into a new or existing infrastructure.