What Can Managed Print Services Look Like?

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If you've heard about managed print services, then you might know it's not a "one size fits all" solution. Instead, it's personalized to meet the unique needs of your workflow, goals, and business overall. But with so many possible combinations, what does managed print look like? Here are a few examples!

The Face of Managed Print Services

Managed print services doesn't have a single face. Instead, its features are always changing--and, like a fun-house mirror, it reflects the most important elements of your business while augmenting or improving others.

Even though managed print doesn't really have one all-encompassing form, it can be broken down into a few basic types: Hardware, Service, or Hardware + Service. Let's take a closer look!


Sometimes, your printers simply aren't on your side. Whether they're old, slow, or lacking in the latest bells and whistles, they're dragging you down--which is where a Hardware managed print service format can come in handy.

With a hardware-only agreement, you're essentially using a managed print provider as your equipment vendor. They may recommend specific makes and models for your fleet, but they won't get too involved.


If your printers are just fine but your workflows aren't, maybe you could benefit from a Service format. With service-only managed print, your existing machines are the foundation upon which all future managed print solutions will be built. This is good news, as it means your fleet is right where it needs to be--no upgrades necessary.

Hardware + Service

Looking for the whole package? You'll want Hardware + Service managed print. With this format, you'll get the best of both worlds: Your provider will help optimize your fleet and your workflow (which is ideal because these changes often complement one another).


Managed print services, like the companies it helps, can come in all shapes and sizes. Although these three formats are a basic way of describing managed print, they're only the beginning; all the personalization comes next. But what does that look like?

You'll have to see for yourself.

Contact us today to learn more about managed print services!