March 10, 2008 13:25 ET

LCBO signs on to LaserNetworks® cost-per-page® print solution

Technology saves money and the environment

Attention: Business/Financial Editor, Tech/Telecomm Editor OAKVILLE, ON, MEDIA RELEASE--(Marketwire - March 10, 2008) - Recently, LaserNetworks® Canada's leading print solutions company, teamed up with HP and Canon to provide the LCBO, Canada's largest retailer of beverage alcohol, with total print fleet management. The agreement services over 600 LCBO stores throughout Ontario with LaserNetworks® trademarked Cost-Per-Page program.

"It's only been a few months and not all of the data is in yet, but already we've begun to notice a reduction in the volume of our printing," says Chris Chang of LCBO. "Cost-Per-Page means people are more conscious about what they print and only send what's absolutely necessary to the printer. But what's just as important, the LCBO will be able to significantly reduce its carbon footprint and further our efforts to be a socially and environmentally responsible organization."

LaserNetworks® has been the industry leader in print solutions offering their trademarked Cost-Per-Page services since 1996, allowing organizations to measure and manage their imaging costs.

"Advances in technology have not only allowed LaserNetworks® to offer small to large businesses operational cost savings for their imaging solutions, but also, help organizations be better corporate citizens," says Chris Stoate, President of LaserNetworks®. "The LCBO's investment in LaserNetworks® and Canon's technological solutions will improve both their operational and environmental performance and support their socially responsible objectives."

Recently, the LCBO was recognized as Socially Responsible Retailer of the Year by the Retail Council of Canada. The LCBO made the environment a priority and implemented a comprehensive environmental strategy within the organization.

For over 20 years LaserNetworks® has been known for its environmental leadership. One of the ways in which LaserNetworks® will be able to support the LCBO's initiative, is through the re-use of toner cartridges. The closed-loop process, combined with bleach-free packaging, and complete reuse or recycling of all print components has resulted in the toner emitting up to 70% less greenhouse gas (global warming) emissions than single-use and disposable cartridges. Furthermore, these efficiencies will lead to thousands of pounds of waste being diverted from landfill sites and thousands of litres of oil diverted from future cartridge manufacturing. IN: ECONOMY, ENVIRONMENT, TECHNOLOGY

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