New Personalised Profit Identified

With all the recent buzz around enhanced print, here is a profit warming service we should all be providing.
Short run from just one is a customer pleaser that will deliver all sorts of conventional print just because you could be asked.
To compliment your exhibition supplies of print and pop-ups add on some security ID cards and passes. The software is easy to drive and the print quality so much better than we anticipated even on small text, barcodes and half tone photos.

Richard Powlesland from Zebra has installed one of their new generation intelligent card printers and card design software for a case study at the QPP demonstration suite.
Early indications are proving that card printing on demand, in house, will deliver customer print solutions to the security, retail and hospitality industries as well as education and finance institutions. ID cards for all your work wear clients will be well received as your customers customers want to know who they are dealing with and giving access behind their front lines.
Zebra created the ZC300 card printer to be easy to set up and operate from provisional set up to reloading cards and changing ribbons and cleaning.
Zebra has launched new CardStudio 2.0 software as a complete card design and process software for photo identification (ID) cards like employee badges, access control cards for facility access, membership cards, food safety labelling, event/seasonal passes and more.
The Wi-Fi compatible ZC300 Series card printers feature an advanced card feeder that automatically adjusts to the thickness of each card. Swing open card output doors and a new ribbon door design simplify loading and unloading.
Top of the range is the premium ZC350 card printer that delivers a higher level of rapid printing, smart card encoding and three new ribbons. Zebra ribbons feature built-in smart chips that automatically communicate to the device what type of media is being used and how much media is stocked. Each new ribbon addresses a key customer need such as security, robustness and special effects by offering high durability overlay panels to withstand damage, pearlescent marks to decrease counterfeit copies and metallic/3D capabilities to elevate a card’s look to fit a specific business need such as VIP memberships.
Both the ZC300 and ZC350 card printers feature a graphical, easy-to-use colour LCD with support for 10 languages, plus a new flipper module option enabling dual-sided printing that can be easily upgraded.

The QPP test team has been talking to industry specialist Scott Quarterman to look into investment levels, running costs and GP margins.

Thanks Scott and happy to share...

Please see below pricing of the Zebra ZC300 and consumables as discussed on the phone –
1 x Zebra ZC300 Single Sided Printer @ £675.00
1 x Zebra ZC300 Dual Sided Printer @ £870.63
1 x Zebra ZC300 Full Colour 300 Image Ribbon @ £33.75
300 x Zebra White Plastic Cards @ £23.40 (£7.80 per pack of 100)
500 x Zebra White Plastic Cards @ £33.80
CardPresso XXS Base Level Software @ £16.25
CardPresso XS Software (includes linking to excel spread sheets) @ £110.00
CardStudio Classic Software @ £36.48
CardStudio Standard Software @ £126.46
Please note all of these prices exclude VAT & Delivery.
Taking into consideration the cost of the 300 image ribbon plus 300 white cards, your costs per print would be around £0.19p per full colour print.

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NPC Editor - Now the profit stacks up with each badge holder and lanyard retailing at around £5 each including designs. Your bought ledger is still less than one pound so talk to your bean counter and get some budget signed off, then talk to Scott.

Scott Quarterman
Plastic Card Solutions Ltd
08454 665 666
Int: +441993853200