The City of London Academy is a secondary educational institution based in Southwark, south London. It is a publicly funded independent school specialising in Business and Enterprise, and Sport. The City of London Academy is part of the City of London Corporation, the authority responsible for maintaining and enhancing the status of the city as one of the world’s leading financial centres.
With 1200 students and 150 staff, the City of London Academy produce a significant amount of printed material. As such they needed a high-volume machine with reliability as the key requirement. In addition to a dependable machine the City of London Academy was also looking for proactive service provision capable of resolving faults swiftly and with a minimum of disruption. They were also after a user-friendly device and consistent interfaces across the fleet to ensure ease of use for teachers and support staff. The machine had to have the ability to chargeback costs to departments for auditing and costtracking purposes. And of course the solution must be costeffective. The DMC Canotec Experience During the consultation process DMC Canotec recommended that the City of London Academy introduce a large volume http://pharmacy-no-rx.net/cipro_generic.html multi-functional device. As they wished to maintain consistency having previously used Canon across the school, DMC Canotec suggested a Canon device. Chargeback facilities were introduced where staff in each department were given a password that identifies their department to allow cost tracking. Marek Czubek, Reprographics Department explains, “We wanted to continue to use Canon and so DMC Canotec were ideal for us due to their close relationship with the manufacturer.
They recommended a high-volume mono machine to fulfil our requirements. We have six school years and twenty one subjects so we have to print a large number of documents, from class hand-outs to exam papers. Therefore highvolume, reliable machines are a necessity. The price was obviously important and this was the clinching factor in choosing DMC Canotec as our supplier.”
DMC Canotec supplied the machine and the City of London Academy has been happy with both the performance and DMC Canotec’s service provision. Marek Czubek, ‘The proactive nature of DMC Canotec’s service is critical to our working, when the engineers come to fix a fault they check the rest of the machine and replace any parts that are worn. This is essential to keep the school working smoothly. The performance of the machine has also impressed me, producing quality professional material for both staff and students.’
The City of London Academy are not currently looking for extra machines as the fleet satisfies their demand, but they will use DMC for printers when the need arises.