LRI vs. Shakespeare

The inaugural blog post here at Laser Resources. This is a big deal. And fitting for a company that has had strong positive momentum for years now and is on the verge of big things all over the state of Iowa. There are too many things going on to detail in this small space, but know that we are passionate about taking care of our valued partners and all of their document management technologies. Check out our website at for more about this great company. But now, let me give you some food for thought.

Did you know it took two years for a printing press in London to produce Shakespeare’s First Folio? It was printed in 1623 (7 years after Shakespeare died) and was the first folio in the history of the world dedicated to plays. This folio was 900 pages and contained 36 of Billy’s plays, and without it, it’s estimated that 18 of them would have been lost forever. The First Folio has been called “incomparably the most important work in the English language.” So this folio was also a big deal. And with business equipment from LRI, you could have printed that in about 7.5 minutes on one of our Konica Minolta BizHub 1200 machines. Heck, you could do it right now. Need some thespian reading material over lunch? Or to make it through that next conference call?

If we look at the math, Shakespeare’s technology topped out at 0.00085 pages per minute. Not bad for 1623, but your business operates in 2012. The BizHub 1200 solution from LRI would be considered an upgrade, as it cranks out 120 pages per minute. And you don’t have to be a world-famous playwright printing literature’s most important document to get access to it. All you have to do is contact us about upgrading your document equipment.

We also have the advantage of having more than one option, unlike our friend Billy. If he would have known it would have taken so long (or if he had been alive), I’m sure he would have looked at some printing competitors. At LRI, we sell and service industry-leading machines not only from Konica Minolta, but also from reputable and trusted brands like Toshiba, Lexmark, HP, Oce, and more. This really isn’t even a fair fight.

No offense to Shakespeare, but nobody wants to wait 20 hours to print a one-page memo. However, it would give you an excellent opportunity to sit down and dive into that folio you just printed with LRI’s solution.

The First Folio was 900 pages and took 2 years to print in 1623.