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Printers: Buy vs. Lease

From the Printware Blog on 27th July 2015 in Consumer Advice, News, Resources, Managed Print

Today, there are many options when it comes to investing in new technology. Two of the most notable alternatives are to buy or lease equipment, including printers. Choosing which method is right for you can be tricky, to support businesses that are torn between buying and leasing, we have compiled a few benefits of each option below.

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The Perks of Bulk-Buying Office Essentials

From the Printware Blog on 18th July 2015

If you don't already bulk-buy your stock, it may be time to kick old habits and give it a try. The perks of bulk-buying office essentials far outweigh the initial upfront cost. So, let's take a look at just a few reasons why bulk-buying is a great alternative to purchasing office essentials, as and when you need them. 

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Proper Ink Storage

From the Printware Blog on 15th July 2015

Proper printer maintenance is crucial to the lifecycle and efficiency of your device. It helps to keep everything up and running when you need it most, whether this is before a big event or client meeting. In today’s blog post, we will be taking a look at just a few tips for proper ink storage.

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Printware: A One Stop Shop for Your Office

From the Printware Blog on 11th July 2015

In order to cater for the growing industry of office-based companies though, we have introduced new ranges to our existing collection of inkjet and colour laser printers. This expansion allows us to become a one-stop shop for offices all around the UK, and we can guarantee quality at an affordable price, in every department.

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Innovative Approach to Printing

From the Printware Blog on 8th July 2015 in News, Consumer Advice, Resources

According to The Guardian, after so long of keeping prices low, Epson have a new concept that could change the way families print. Each year, we throw away so many printer cartridges, putting pressure on businesses and households to switch to more eco-friendly practices. However, have Epson found a revolutionary opportunity in the market to help save on all of this waste?

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Energy-saving Tips and Tricks for Printers

From the Printware Blog on 2nd July 2015

Whilst every printer is different in terms of energy consumption, this should not be an excuse to disregard energy-saving tips and tricks altogether. Instead, we should adopt a proactive approach to ensure we enlist these hints and make them the standard in the office. In this article, we will be taking you through just a few energy-saving tips ...

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Printware: A Trusted Source of Printing Accessories

From the Printware Blog on 30th June 2015

At Printware we pride ourselves not just on providing a quality range of multifunction, inkjet and colour laser printers and print accessories, but also on our high level of customer service. Using Trustpilot we gather customer reviews and we learn alot from all of our reviews.

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Offices for Start-Up Businesses

From the Printware Blog on 28th June 2015 in Consumer Advice, News

An office is one of, if not the most prominent feature of a start-up business. Although a home office may suffice for now, having a space to share with your future, and existing employees is a great way to build your business and expand your services. That is why we have put together the below guide of tips and tricks for start-up businesses looking to take their brand to the next level.

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How to look after your laser printer

From the Printware Blog on 25th June 2015 in News, Consumer Advice, Resources

Without adequate maintenance and care on a regular basis, the likelihood of your printer failing increases significantly. When you've got a deadline coming up at the office, for work you were supposed to complete three weeks ago, your printer dying on you is the last thing you need. In today's article, we will be taking a look at a few basic tips on how to look after your laser printer.

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How do they recycle paper?

From the Printware Blog on 22nd June 2015 in Resources, Environment, Consumer Advice

We often hear a lot about the importance of recycling. No matter where you are, recycling facilities seem to be everywhere. Schools, offices, shopping centres, and local councils - they're all on the recycling bandwagon, and rightly so. Offices are one of the prime hotspots for recycling since so much paper is used, and on a regular basis too, managers are left with a moral obligation to do their bit.

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Parlez Vous Paper? Speak Like A Paper Pro

From the Printware Blog on 18th June 2015 in Consumer Advice

As well as there being umpteen different sizes of paper, from old faithful A4 and letter sizes, to A5 and A3 for special projects, there are also all sorts of textures, finishes, thicknesses and colours. With so much choice for the simplest of supplies, where do you actually start? 

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Printer Ink: Mythbuster Edition

From the Printware Blog on 16th June 2015 in Consumer Advice, News, Resources

Like anything, there are a lot of myths that have been twisted and told throughout the years about printers. In a bid to dispel the common myths surrounding printer cartridges and ink, we have compiled a short guide -Mythbuster style. Read on to find out more about the truth surrounding this printer accessory and how you can avoid a questionable deal.

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Printer MOT

From the Printware Blog on 15th June 2015

Your company relies on certain technology to keep everything ticking over nicely. If these products aren't properly looked after, they can disrupt the entire equilibrium of the office. Your office printer, for example, is an important piece within the office and needs regular maintenance to keep it at optimum performance. Listed below are the different checks and types of servicing our engineers perform as part of our Full Maintenance Valet.

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Printing Through The Ages

From the Printware Blog on 12th June 2015 in News

There's no doubt that at some stage during their younger years, everyone went through a phase of finger painting and potato printing before they realised exactly what paint brushes were for and how a printer was supposed to work. But alas, those years refined our skills with Microsoft Paint, preparing today's top designers for InDesign and Photoshop

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3D Printing With NASA

From the Printware Blog on 7th June 2015 in 3D Printing, News, Printing Technology

NASA has announced its intentions to move into using 3D printing in space, so they can create spare parts as and when they need them. The 3D hardware builds objects layer by layer with the use of polymers and other materials was first used in space on the 25th November 2014. Perhaps NASA will be designing their own Christmas tree in space. You can read more about that event here.

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Green Alternatives to Summer Predicaments

From the Printware Blog on 5th June 2015 in Environment, News

Here in the UK, we tend to have a love-hate relationship with the summer heat. However, for those that work in offices, you will know all too well how uncomfortable it can make us. If this summer, you’re concerned about how green your employees are being, as well as wanting to ensure the office is kept cool and calm, read on.

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Enter: The Pro X Series From HP

HP – Hewlett-Packard Company – started off in a garage, but soon found success in the electronics industry, notably for their range of printers. At first glance, this range may not look too dissimilar to the printer you already have,however, digging a little deeper, you'll be astonished at the bigger picture.

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How To Save On Printer Paper

From the Printware Blog on 15th May 2015

Running out of paper at the office can be at best a hassle, and at worst a disaster, especially when you need it for a client meeting or a presentation. In addition, with paper getting more and more expensive, many small businesses can't afford to waste it. In this Printware blog, we will be taking a look at how to save on printer paper, so you never find yourself without!

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Turning Higher Education Facilities into Tech Havens

From the Printware Blog on 20th March 2015

Ever wondered about the different ways in which technology can transform higher education facilities, improving students’ learning experience? With the right tools and enthusiasm, stuffy lecture rooms can be a real learning curve for forward-thinking students who are passionate about their course.

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Offices Then and Now

From the Printware Blog on 3rd March 2015 in New Products

Offices a few decades ago were defined by cubicle-like set-ups, with workday essentials strewn across wooden desks and paperwork piled high by a handset. When we think of old offices, we often envisage red-faced suited and booted employees, skimming through the mass of notes and important documents on their desk while on the phone to a customer.

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OKI A3 Printers Can Give Your Business a Boost

From the Printware Blog on 27th February 2015 in Consumer Advice

If you’ve only ever used A4 printers, you could be missing an opportunity to help your business stand out. Research has shown that there are tangible benefits to printing in A3, as opposed to A4 – benefits which can have a direct impact on your bottom line. 

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3D Printing is Out of This World

From the Printware Blog on 27th January 2015 in 3D Printing

Last year we wrote about NASA’s plan to send a 3D printer to the International Space Station. On 17 November 2014 the 3D printer was installed and, on 25 November, it was used to print its first object. Now, the ISS crew has printed a socket wrench using instructions sent by e-mail. Station commander Barry Wilmore had requested the wrench, which would previously have taken months to arrive by rocket.

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Xerox Combats Counterfeit Printing Supplies

From the Printware Blog on 17th November 2014 in News

Recently Xerox, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of printers and printing technologies, made moves to combat the supply of counterfeit and poor quality printing materials. Counterfeit printer cartridges produce inferior quality output and can lead to damaged equipment, costing manufacturers and consumers billions of dollars.

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Now is the Time to Switch to Solid Ink

From the Printware Blog on 11th November 2014 in New Products, News

We need to stop using fossil fuels by 2100. That’s the view of the IPCC, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. It sounds like a monumental challenge but if we all make a few small adjustments, we can make a real difference.This means putting more thought into buying decisions and making eco-friendly choices. If you want to reduce your energy consumption, buying the right printer can help.

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Android Powered Samsung Printers

From the Printware Blog on 23rd October 2014 in New Products, News

Samsung has unveiled the world's first ever Android-powered printers, the Smart MultiXpress MFP series. Launched at IFA 2014 in Berlin, the ten business multifunction printers signal Samsung's intent to drive innovation in the printer market. Android was key to Samsung Mobile's huge success and Samsung will be hoping it can do the same for its print division.

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Samsung Wins Seven BLI Pick Awards

From the Printware Blog on 20th August 2014 in News

Samsung has won seven Outstanding Achievement awards for its printers and multifunction printers at the Buyers Laboratory 2014 Summer Pick Awards. The Korean company has tasked itself with becoming the world’s leading printer manufacturer and driving printer innovation. Seven Buyers Laboratory (BLI) awards would suggest that things are moving the right way.

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Go Green With Your Printer

From the Printware Blog on 6th August 2014 in Environment, Consumer Advice

Staying eco-friendly can be difficult and it’s easy to get into bad habits, like leaving the computer on at night or only printing on one side of the paper.  However, just a few changes to your printing habits can help give your green credentials a boost. Choosing the right printer, for example, can impact your carbon emissions and reduce waste by as much as 90%.

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The World in 1989

From the Printware Blog on 5th August 2014 in News

What where you doing 25 years ago? 1989 was a historic and turbulent year: it saw the fall of the Berlin Wall and the end of the Cold War, the protests in Tiananmen Square, and the last days of apartheid in South Africa. It was also the year that a small company called Printware embarked on a journey which would re-define the office printer market.

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3 Ways That Your Printer Can Help Your Small Business

From the Printware Blog on 5th August 2014 in Consumer Advice

A successful business has many needs, from communication equipment to marketing material, not to mention a quality product or service. Computing equipment, with the associated accessories and software, can consume a big portion of a company’s budget. In addition, there are maintenance costs, wages, insurance and so on.

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Printware Celebrates 25 Years

From the Printware Blog on 31st July 2014 in News

Printware celebrates its 25th Anniversary this year. In an era when 70% of businesses fail within ten years and the printer market has declined, Printware has thrived and grown. To be successful for so long and through such difficult times, it’s vital to keep sight of what’s important: commitment, value and working together. Far from resting on our laurels, we're embarking on a phase of rapid expansion. 

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