Lexmark Announces Government Solutions Program

Modeled on the "Cash for Clunkers" program, Lexmark's Government Solutions initiative aims to improve printing efficiency in government offices.

Printing and imaging company Lexmark International announced the formation of Lexmark Government Solutions, along with a program aimed at helping federal agencies reduce their environmental footprint.

Government Solutions is focused on enhancing the company's ability to service and support federal government agencies, helping them reduce expenses, enable secure information sharing and reduce environmental impacts. Lexmark said the program would provide dedicated resources, delivering a wide range of products, services and solutions to enable agencies to manage their data and documents more efficiently and securely while lowering costs and better meeting their output needs.

Similar to the "Cash for Clunkers" program, which was focused on putting more fuel-efficient vehicles on the road, Government Solutions introduces the Color for Clunkers printer trade-in program - aimed at replacing old, energy wasting, single-function printers with a Lexmark X736de color laser multifunction product (MFP). The Color for Clunkers program helps enable federal agencies to cut costs while simultaneously reducing their environmental footprint by eliminating unneeded printing infrastructure. The Lexmark X736de is available for a significant discount off the General Services Administration (GSA) pricing, the company said.

Marty Canning, vice president and president of the company's printing solutions and services division, said the formation of Government Solutions enables government customers to accelerate eGovernment and expand upon their specific document management and security needs. "Today, Lexmark is helping 80 percent of U.S. executive agencies meet their objectives through the deployment of our innovative printing devices, solutions and output management strategies," he said. "Through years of closely working with these agencies, we understand the unique mission critical challenges they face each day."
Through the program, Canning said agencies could immediately benefit from using new, modern equipment, reducing operating costs up to 26 percent, deploying an Energy StarTM printer, diminishing energy consumption up to 50 percent, utilizing high-yield supplies, reducing the cost per page up to 17 percent and reducing paper usage by up to 35 percent. "One of Lexmark's key differentiators is the company's proven track record of reducing a client's carbon footprint by eliminating inefficient printing devices and replacing them with energy efficient products," Canning said. "Lexmark Government Solutions' Color for Clunkers program supports agencies' Strategic Sustainability Performance Plans by reducing the number of pages printed utilizing our innovative MFP technology and embedded solutions."