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Cutting the Cost of Printing in Schools

From the Printware Blog on 11th April 2014 in Education

Cutting costs and eliminating waste isn’t just a challenge for the private sector. The ongoing climate of austerity and slow economic growth have forced schools to think and act more like businesses. This means tracking costs, managing budgets and delivering value – all in addition to the small matter of educating our children. The challenge is to deliver a print infrastructure that is cost effective, and flexible.

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HP Delays 3D Printer Announcement Until October

From the Printware Blog on 27th March 2014 in 3D Printing, News

Did HP jump the gun when it announced that it would be releasing a 3D printer in June 2014? It would seem so. CEO Meg Whitman “inadvertently” stated that there would be a big announcement about HP’s entry to the 3D printer market in June. This announcement has now been pushed back to the end of HP’s fiscal year in October.

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Pay with PayPal for Printware Purchases

From the Printware Blog on 26th March 2014 in News

We are delighted to announce that you can now pay for your Printware purchases online using PayPal. Our philosophy has always been to put our customers first and make it as easy as possible to do business with us. Using PayPal allows us to do exactly that, as anyone with an e-mail address can send online payments securely and quickly.

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Join the Fight for Jack

From the Printware Blog on 21st March 2014 in Charity

On January 24th, the parents of four year old Jack Robinson heard the news that every parent dreads – Jack had an inoperable brain tumour and was given just a 5% chance of survival. Determined to give him the best possible quality of life in the time he has left, Jack’s family has been on a mission to fulfill as many of his wishes as they can. Read on to find out how to get involved and how you can help.

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Why Leasing Your Printers Could be a Great Move

From the Printware Blog on 24th February 2014 in Managed Print

Imagine the scenario – your old MFP has finally given up the ghost and you need to replace it. Or, even worse, you have a fleet of MFPs that need replacing. That’s a lot of capital – where are you going to get hold of that kind of cash? And, if you do, what on earth are you going to do with all your old machines?

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3D Printing to go Mainstream - Maybe

From the Printware Blog on 20th January 2014 in 3D Printing

Despite all the hype, 3D printing is still the preserve of specialist companies and committed enthusiasts with deep pockets. At least, for now. That could be about to change, though, as two consumer IT giants look to bring 3D printing to a wider audience. Will 3D printers ever be as widespread as laser printers are now? Maybe not but we seem to inching closer all the time.

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Printware Goes Social

From the Printware Blog on 4th December 2013 in News

Printware has expanded its social media presence, adding Facebook and Google+ pages to complement its successful ventures on Twitter and LinkedIn.Our goal is to make it as easy as possible for you to contact Printware in whichever way is most convenient for you. We also want to ensure that you can access our unique, high quality content through whichever medium suits you best.

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Evolution at Work

From the Printware Blog on 2nd December 2013 in News

With an increasingly unpredictable economy and a declining printer market, the ability to adapt and evolve is crucial. Even more important is the ability to co-operate and Printware’s success is built on helping you, our customers, to achieve your goals. If you want to build a business that’s light on its feet and flexible enough to move quickly when it needs to, let us help you – it’s what we do best.

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10 Common Mistakes to Avoid When Buying a Printer

From the Printware Blog on 27th November 2013 in Consumer Advice

Have you ever bought a printer then ended up regretting it? Perhaps you realised straight away that it wasn't right for you and sent it back. Or maybe your printer seemed perfect at the time but wasn't up to the job when your needs changed. You can avoid these potential pitfalls by ensuring that you don't make one of these common mistakes...

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The Truth About GelJets

From the Printware Blog on 16th October 2013 in Printing Technology

Back in February 2012, we published an article entitled "Ricoh GelJet Printers to Replace GelSprinter Range". Despite the fact that it is now over 18 months old, it continues to be one of our more popular blog articles, along with the excellent "Understanding Liquid Gel Technology". Although GelJets aren’t our biggest product line by any means, there are clearly plenty of you out there wanting to learn more about them, so we thought it was worth revisiting the subject.

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Forget About Your Printers and Focus on Your Business

From the Printware Blog on 3rd October 2013 in Managed Print

What’s your number one business goal for the next year? To increase your market share? Launch a new product? Save a few quid on your next toner order? Bet it’s not the last one. I’ll also bet that you, or someone in your organisation, is spending far too much time on this thankless, unproductive task and others like it.

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Introducing the 100ppm Brother Printer

From the Printware Blog on 12th September 2013 in Printing Technology

Could inkjets be the future of printing? Epson’s WorkForce Pro range is well established as a serious alternative to laser printers and HP’s Officejet Pro X recently became the world’s fastest desktop printer. Not to be outdone, Brother has launched the HL-S7000DN, a mono inkjet printer that will print at a staggering 100 pages per minute.

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3D Printer to Help Bloodhound SSC Reach 1000mph

From the Printware Blog on 9th September 2013 in 3D Printing

What do you do when you need a nose cone for a supersonic car? Simple – you print one out and glue it on. When Bloodhound SSC attempts to smash the world land speed record in 2015, it will use a custom made titanium nose cone which has been built using a 3D printer to ensure that it's incredibly light and strong.

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Your Printer Could Be Putting Your Network at Risk

From the Printware Blog on 6th September 2013 in Security

Is your IT network secure? How sure are you? Chances are, if you have a network printer, and you haven’t taken steps to secure it, you’re vulnerable. You might not consider a printer to be a security risk but it can provide a potential access point to hackers. Fortunately, there are some simple steps you can take to remedy this.

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3 More Concept Printers from Samsung

From the Printware Blog on 3rd September 2013 in News, Printing Technology

After cleaning up at the International Design Excellence Awards, Samsung is set to unveil three new concept printers at the IFA in Berlin. The consumer electronics show takes place between September 6th and 11th and will showcase the very latest in design and technology.

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Stack Printer Needs No Trays

From the Printware Blog on 20th August 2013 in Printing Technology

We’re not ashamed to admit it and we’ve said it before – printers aren’t very exciting. With so much emphasis on speed, running costs and functionality, printer design usually gets overlooked and we end up with armies of identical grey boxes. Fortunately, there are designers and engineers out there striving to get printers the attention they deserve and make them interesting again.

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NASA to Send 3D Printer to ISS

From the Printware Blog on 19th August 2013 in 3D Printing

"Tea. Earl Grey. Hot." If you’ve ever watched Star Trek: The Next Generation, you’ll be familiar with the scenario of Captain Picard ordering his favourite hot beverage. The matter replicator has long been a dream of science fiction but, like so many science fiction ideas, it’s on its way to becoming reality. Find out how 3D printing technology will affect life aboard the International Space Station.

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10 Fascinating Facts About Printers and Printing

From the Printware Blog on 15th August 2013 in Fun Stuff

Printer. What other words does your mind conjure up when you think of printers? Fun, exciting, interesting? Probably not. Boring, functional and uninspiring would probably be closer to the mark but we’ve put together this little list to show that printers can, sometimes, be more than just grey boxes.

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Samsung Unveils Cardboard Printer

From the Printware Blog on 13th August 2013 in News, Printing Technology

Printer design hasn’t changed much over the years; while there have been huge strides in things like wireless technology, printers look pretty much the same as they always have. The manufacturing process hasn’t changed much, either and is still complex, inefficient and expensive. Samsung is looking to change this, with three new printer designs which it says will be cheaper, easier and more environmentally friendly to produce.

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Kyocera Enhances AirPrint and Cloud Support

From the Printware Blog on 7th August 2013 in News, Printing Technology

Kyocera has just made wireless and cloud printing easier on its ECOSYS range. As of August 1st, four additional printers in its mono range now support Apple AirPrint and Kyocera has just launched Cloud Connect, which allows cloud printing and scanning from compatible MFPs.

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Get Your Business Ready for BYOD

From the Printware Blog on 26th July 2013 in Printing Technology

BYOD is here to stay. 76% of enterprise businesses already support BYOD and companies that have embraced it are seeing tangible benefits. Improved productivity and flexible working practices have led to greater employee satisfaction and increased sales. If you want to take advantage and reap the benefits of enabling BYOD, Printware can help you get your print infrastructure ready for the change.

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Konica Switches Focus to Bizhub

From the Printware Blog on 26th July 2013 in News, Managed Print

From 2011 to 2012, sales of colour printers fell by 22%. Manufacturers can no longer rely on shifting huge numbers of printers to make a profit. Similarly, taking control of your print budget is essential if you want to stay competitive in today’s recession-hit economy. Konica Minolta has responded to these changes by withdrawing its magicolor and pagepro models and focusing on its bizhub range.

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OKI White Toner LED Printers

From the Printware Blog on 16th July 2013 in Printing Technology

Creating unique and memorable design means having the freedom to go wherever your creativity takes you. There’s nothing more frustrating than being held back by technology or lack of budget, so OKI’s new white toner LED printers will come as welcome news to anyone trying to create stunning designs with limited resources.

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New Samsung Printers Take Wireless Printing to the Next Level

From the Printware Blog on 5th July 2013 in New Products, News

Wireless printing just got a lot easier. Samsung has taken simplicity and ease of use to another level with three new devices which are due for imminent release. Soon, you’ll be able to print a huge variety of content just by tapping your phone against the printer. Read on to find out more about the Samsung Xpress C410W, C460W and C460FW.

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Three Peaks Challenge Completed

From the Printware Blog on 5th July 2013 in Charity

They did it! Hats off to The Wrong Way Ramblers, who completed the mighty Three Peaks Challenge and scaled Britain’s highest peaks in under 24 hours. In a challenge that was described as "wet" and "mountainous", the team braved tough conditions to conquer Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowdon. Despite the inclement weather, the team managed to complete the challenge in an impressive 22 hours.

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The Rise of BYOD

From the Printware Blog on 1st July 2013 in Printing Technology

BYOD is set to transform the way we do business and revolutionise workplace practices. If you’re not already familiar with BYOD, the chances are that you soon will be. It stands for Bring Your Own Device and refers to the growing practice of employees using personal computing devices at work. 60% of companies say that most of their employees now bring their own devices - is your business ready?

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The Printware Guide to Buying a Laser Printer

From the Printware Blog on 1st July 2013 in Consumer Advice

Buying a new laser printer can be confusing, even bewildering at times and, with ever-changing technology and seemingly endless options, where do you start? Fortunately, we’ve put together a handy little guide to help you and give you an idea of what to look out for.

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Printware Buying Guide - Single or Multifunction

From the Printware Blog on 1st July 2013 in Consumer Advice

Single function or multifunction? A simple enough question but before, you make a decision, it’s work taking a look at just what a multifunction printer can do for you. An MFP isn’t just a device for making copies and sending faxes; it can streamline, or even transform your document management processes. Here’s how…

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Printware Buying Guide - Colour or Mono

From the Printware Blog on 28th June 2013 in Consumer Advice

Do you need a colour printer or a mono printer? It’s such a fundamental question that the answer may seem obvious but there are some important things to consider when you’re looking for a printer. The benefits of colour printing are well documented but it’s worth talking about the impact of using colour in your printed materials.

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A Quick Guide to Cloud Printing

From the Printware Blog on 21st June 2013 in Consumer Advice

You may have noticed an increasing number of printers on the Printware website described as Google Cloud Print ready but are you familiar with cloud printing and are you aware of the benefits? Cloud printing has been around for a few years but now it's really starting to take off and it's no longer just for printing your holiday snaps before you get home.

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