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HP Designjet T1120

C.B.C. Solutions, a printing optimisation consultancy firm based in Montpellier, has just opened a large-format division which makes use of HP printers and helps its customers optimise their printing costs thanks to the unique offer of invoicing per printed square meter.

C.B.C. Solutions, created by Cristophe Chauvet in 1991, aims to provide its customers with the market's most cutting-edge solutions for document management and printing. The company, a long-time HP Gold Preferred Partner, has decided to increase the areas it works in, which have till now been limited to office printing.  C.B.C. Solutions proposes HP Designjet printers and related consumables as solutions for architecture firms, R&D departments and surveyors, as well as for companies involved in graphic arts and photo labs looking to optimise their printing costs.

C.B.C.'s choice of the HP brand is a logical step for the company. "Our customers are looking for a local partner able to guarantee delivery from one day to the next, on-site after-sales service with no delays, and a solution for optimising printing costs and managing consumables," explains Christophe Chauvet, president of C.B.C. Solutions. "By choosing to trust us with their printing needs, our customers benefit from HP's reliability, more than 20 years of proven know-how, solutions that make up 70 percent of the world market, formats used by all professionals, and thermal ink-jet technology that is far more economical than what our competitors offer. All of these factors reassure our customers and provide us with a significant competitive advantage."

C.B.C. Solutions first analyses the type of work being carried out, their monthly volume and the type of material used (paper, tarp, canvas etc.).  The company then uses this data to define the true printing cost per m², which enables it to optimise usage costs and work with the customer to choose the most convenient printing and maintenance solution. This solution includes the material, consumables, maintenance, and may also cover financing.

Thanks to their high printing speeds, powerful integrated processing architecture, integrated hard disks and other easy-to-use management tools, HP printers allow professionals to meet their deadlines, even during peak demand periods, while still ensuring optimal print quality.

"We have been working with C.B.C. Solutions for our printer and photocopier station for many years. Since I had already acquired an HP plotter, I naturally contacted that company to discuss my large-format development plans," says Thierry Chaniolleau, director of Send to Print. "Initially, after doing research on the Internet, I had narrowed down my choices to the HP Designjet T1120 printer and a competitor's product. I met with C.B.C. Solutions, and we discussed our high production needs for colour printing, the possibility of having two standard spools with automatic roll switching and compatibility with standard handling formats for HP-GL2 as well as Adobe PostScript documents.  They recommended an HP Designjet 4520ps which cost more, but their analysis of the type of documents printed and their cost management per m2 using HP materials and consumables convinced me that this was a well-founded choice."

"Because of HP solutions and our 'all inclusive' per m² invoicing contract, our customers are reporting increased productivity and perfect control over their large-format printing costs. They have also noticed optimised printing by their working groups and easier, quicker handling of documents being printed, with unbeatable line precision. All of these improvements allow companies to save 10 to 15 percent per year," Christophe Chauvet concludes.