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Sepialine Announces Printerpoint, a Cloud-based Device Management and MPS Solution for the Wide Format Printing Market

Friday, July 18, 2014

Press release from the issuing company

Printerpoint gives HP, Océ and Canon wide format dealers a simple way to manage supplies, track device usage and analyze print behavior remotely.

San Francisco, CA - Sepialine announced today the release of Printerpoint, a cloud-based wide format MPS solution for dealers and resellers of HP, Canon and Océ printers.

Printerpoint simplifies meter read collection, provides instant device error and warning messages, and gives dealers new insight into how their customers use print equipment.

“With Printerpoint, I get my monthly meter reads instantly”, says Paul Quiroga of DES Reprographics, a California-based equipment dealer. “I used to spend several days each month calling or emailing customers to get meter reads, or even driving onsite myself to record them. Printerpoint turns a frustrating monthly process into a simple task.”

In addition to meter reads and error alerts, Printerpoint introduces a new billing concept for equipment dealers: Value Print Pricing™.

Printerpoint categorizes wide format inkjet print jobs into easy-to-understand categories so dealers can provide billing based on print job type, rather than just total ink usage. These categories include B&W line drawing, color line drawing, map or color image, and full color image.

“By providing customers with clearly defined job type categories, dealers can place wide format color devices on the same type of per-use contracts that have been popular with black and white wide format devices.” Says Jeremy Evans, Sepialine’s CEO and Co-founder. “The most expensive part of a color print - the ink - no longer needs to be an unknown variable.”

With Printerpoint and Value Print Pricing, wide format dealers have the information needed to accurately bill their customers for actual print usage, rather than a guesstimate. “One of the big appeals of Value Print Pricing” continues Evans, “is using a single device for both color and monochrome printing. As color usage increases in technical documents, a dedicated monochrome device becomes less appealing.” By using Printerpoint to accurately categorize printing, dealers can provide a low “per-click” rate for monochrome line drawings, and higher costs for ink-intensive color printing - all with one single device footprint.

Printerpoint costs $5 per device, per month, and requires no long-term contract. A fully-featured trial is available at Printerpoint.com.

Printerpoint currently supports HP Designjet, Canon ImagePROGRAF, Océ Plotwave, Océ Colorwave, Océ TCS and Océ TDS printers.

 

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Richard Romano

Richard Romano, Section Editor/Senior Analyst
Richard has written about communication, graphics hardware and software trends for the past 15 years.

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