Granard School

The Company

Granard Primary School opened in 1953 and was built on the site of Granard House, the home of the Taylor Family, from which the school takes its name. The school provides education for pupils within the age ranges of 3-11 years.

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The Problem

Granard Primary School had mono printers in every classroom, and a small number of colour devices that were operating at a very high cost. The school was losing control over printing, consumables and stationery. Toner and paper was being purchased as and when required, with the usage increasing as the school was expanding. The school was spending too much on print.

Our print solution has given us the tools to manage print spend in a variety of ways. With the new software and the control it gives us, I’m confident that the school is not overusing colour. If we are, I can identify those responsible and restrict individual usage.

The Solution

By evaluating the existing fleet and the capabilties of every device, it became clear that the school was using a number of donated second hand printers, which had very high consumable costs. A large proportion of the desktop printers were also deemed to be not fit for purpose.

A full document print assessment was conducted, closely analysing print volumes, paper usage, colour usage, and the infrastructure. This helped Apogee to identify the most suitable software, and a floorplan was used to strategically place devices in the most suitable locations.