Over recent years, industries across the globe have begun to adopt subscription business models. Netflix subscriptions have replaced DVD purchases, Spotify and similar music streaming services have rendered CD purchases all but redundant, and for many of us our mobile phones are now on a monthly contract with comprehensive service packages that even offer future hardware upgrades as a built-in option.
And now, thanks to innovative thinking from HP, UK customers can access new HP DesignJet large-format plotters on a subscription-based, fixed price, full service offering.
HP's new DesignJet Print at Your Service plan has been designed to enable small to medium sized companies - including those in the Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) sectors - to access HP's DesignJet technology in an affordable and cost-effective way.
The service runs as a contracting plan, with customers paying a low fee once a month to access not only HP’s market leading DesignJet print technology, but also a host of other benefits. Monthly plans start from as little as £34.99, with no upfront hardware cost.
The monthly Print At Your Service payment covers the cost of the machine, as well as installation, maintenance, printheads and ink cartridges, offering the ultimate convenience.
One such customer that has already taken advantage of the plan is Daniel Powell Studios. They were looking into purchasing a replacement large format printer and were told about the plan by the team at Plot-IT, part of the Stanford Marsh Group.
Company director Daniel Powell explains: "We were asked if we would be interested in joining the Print At Your Service pilot scheme… It looked great value without the upfront costs so we went ahead.
"The plan is working really well for us and we cannot fault it. The HP ink always arrives in plenty of time and the scheme delivers a cost-effective printing service, without the upkeep and maintenance costs."
Print At Your Service customers can choose from the very latest in HP's large format portfolio, including the HP DesignJet T250 and T650 models. With a small footprint, these printers have been designed for ease of use and meet the specific requirements of busy businesses in the AEC sectors. Furthermore, the HP Smart App enables users to print on the devices from virtually anywhere, with a smartphone or tablet.
The plan also includes the HP DesignJet T830 multifunction printer, offering plenty of choice and allowing users to pick the exact device - in consultation with an expert if desired - that best matches their business needs.
Customers also benefit from an automatic discount of up to 25% on all HP original inks, meaning they will spend less time searching for the right inks and more time focusing on growing their business. Additionally, ink usage is remotely monitored via an internet connection with the HP DesignJet printer and new cartridges are automatically delivered by HP when levels are running low.
Also included in the plan is HP's Next Business Day Onsite Service, meaning all subscribers to the plan will be safe in the knowledge that if they require expert assistance or support from HP, this will be delivered within 24 hours of contact, minimising any downtime they may experience and allowing them to get back up and running quickly.
HP DesignJet Print At Your Service - a smarter plan for smarter business - is available from approved HP partners PlotIT, DPSB, eBuyer and the HP Store.
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