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Canon Jumps on the iPhone Bandwagon With New Printing App

From the Printware Blog on 10th November 2009 in Software

The Apple iPhone has been hugely popular since its release in 2007 and now Canon has gotten in on the act by launching a new printing app. This free piece of software allows users to print directly to certain Canon printers from their iPhone and follows in the footsteps of HP’s iPrint Photo app. 

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UK Businesses Could Save Over 2 Billion Pounds a Year by Printing Smarter

From the Printware Blog on 9th November 2009 in Consumer Advice

As a nation, we could be spending up to two billion pounds a year too much in printing costs. Despite the current trend for streamlining and downsizing, most businesses are unaware of how much they actually spend on print. If you'd like to take control of your printing budget and spend less money, read on and we'll tell you how...

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Printware First in World to Sell New HP Quick Page Contract

From the Printware Blog on 2nd November 2009 in News, Managed Print

Printware has pulled off a world first by being the first company to sign a customer to HP's new Quick Page service. HP recognised Printware's commitment to first class service by awarding it Gold Partner status earlier in 2009 and, since then, the partnership has gone from strength to strength. Customers can now benefit from even greater control of their print costs. Find out how...

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Find Out if Your Printer Will Work With Windows 7

From the Printware Blog on 30th October 2009 in Software, Consumer Advice

Microsoft always manages to create a stir when it launches a new operating system and Windows 7 is no exception. After the painful experiences suffered by many Windows Vista users, you'd be forgiven a certain amount of caution if you're thinking of upgrading to Windows 7. We can't tell you whether or not to take the plunge but we can help you work out whether you'll be able to carry on using your old printer.

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Fake Samsung Toners Nearly Make it to the UK

From the Printware Blog on 30th October 2009 in News

Manufacturing and selling counterfeit goods has always been big business and, with everyone looking for ways to manage spiralling costs and save money, the potential opportunites for the counterfeiters are huge. A quantity of counterfeit Samsung cartridges was recently found in the warehouse of a supplier in The Netherlands, highlighting the extent of the problem and the need to be vigilant. Read on to see why counterfeit goods are problem and what you can do about it...

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Clever Little Mono Printers from Samsung

From the Printware Blog on 9th October 2009 in New Products

It’s not often that a new printer makes us go “ooo!” and even then it’s not usually a bottom-end mono laser printer but Samsung has managed it with the ML-2525 and ML-1915. The new machines, which have just gone on sale, include a unique feature that allows you to print whatever’s on your computer screen at the touch of a button. They also allow you to drag and drop content from several web pages and print it off as one document.

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Shop Safely Online with Printware

From the Printware Blog on 9th October 2009 in Consumer Advice

Despite the recent explosion in internet usage and the proliferation of social networking sites, many internet users are still sceptical about making purchases online. We look at why some customers are reluctant to do business over the web and what can be done to overcome their fears. We also look at what Printware is doing to make online shopping easier and safer.

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Its Not Easy Being Green

From the Printware Blog on 8th October 2009 in Environment

Carbon emissions, climate change and environmental responsibility are all big news at the moment and most of us like to feel like we’re doing our bit. It may come as a surprise, then, that Britain is lagging behind the rest of Europe when it comes to the recycling of electrical goods. Why do we find it so hard to do something that our European neighbours take for granted and what can we do about it?

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Xerox Unveils Replacement for Phaser 6130

From the Printware Blog on 8th October 2009 in New Products

Xerox has unveiled its successor to the popular Phaser 6130 – the Phaser 6140, which is faster, greener and comes with more options than its older sibling. On the downside, it also costs a great deal more than the printer it’s supposedly replacing. In a world where everything seems to be getting bigger, better and more expensive, we’re left wondering if there’s still room for cheap and cheerful.

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HP Boldly Goes with the Enterprise

From the Printware Blog on 6th October 2009 in New Products

HP is boldly going where many have gone before with the launch of its new mid-range mono laser printer, the Enterprise P3015. The forty page per minute mono laser printer is designed for small, busy departments in security conscious organisations and for users who need speed and quality as well as security. HP have given it a flashy name, possibly to make it seem more interesting than it actually is, but all we're worried about is how it performs.

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Two New Printer Ranges from OKI

From the Printware Blog on 2nd October 2009 in New Products

OKI has launched two new printer ranges, the MC300 colour multifunction series and the C100 colour printer series, both of which are on sale now. At first glance, the new machines look like a good buy, especially as the multifunction devices are cheaper to buy and run than their predecessors. However, there is a fly in the ointment – Mac users beware!

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Kyocera and Canon Take On the Big Guns With New Colour Laser Printers

From the Printware Blog on 23rd September 2009 in New Products

If you want to buy an A4 colour laser printer that can print up to thirty pages per minute, there is a lot of choice these days. Buyers are no longer faced with a straight choice between Xerox and HP as more and more manufacturers try and crack this lucrative market. Here we take a look at the latest offerings from Kyocera and Canon.

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Canon Releases New Inkjet Multifunction Printers

From the Printware Blog on 18th September 2009 in New Products

Not wanting to be left out of all the recent excitement, Canon has released six new inkjet multifunction printers with one more to be launched in November. With Lexmark and Epson also releasing their new ranges, things are getting busy in the world of inkjet all-in-ones.

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Lexmark Web Printers Now Available

From the Printware Blog on 18th September 2009 in New Products

Lexmark has just released its new range of all-in-one inkjet printers, first announced by Printware back in July. The oddly-named machines are the first to include wireless capability across the entire range and three of the models feature web connectivity. Now we can give you a few more details about the new printers.

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New Xerox A3 Colour LED Printer

From the Printware Blog on 26th August 2009 in New Products

The Xerox Phaser 7500 has been released on to the market with very little fuss or fanfare but is available to buy now and is set to replace the Phaser 7400. Xerox has made a few changes but there is one clever little bit of software that has caught our attention.

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Replacement for Xerox Phaser 6110MFP Arriving in September

From the Printware Blog on 18th August 2009 in New Products

Xerox has announced its replacement for the Phaser 6110MFP, which will be available from September. We take a look at the new 6121MFP to see what, if anything, is different or better about the new printer.

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New Epson Printer Aimed at Photo Enthusiasts

From the Printware Blog on 7th August 2009 in New Products

The new Stylus Photo PX650 from Epson is being hailed, by Epson, as the perfect printer for digital photography enthusiasts, combining speed, quality and value for money. Whether they are right remains to be seen.

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Printware Joins Forces With DASCOM to Supply Tally Products

From the Printware Blog on 6th August 2009 in News

Tallygenicom customers left in limbo since it went out of business have finally been given some reassurance as its European operations have now been acquired by DASCOM, a major supplier of matrix and thermal printers in the Far East. DASCOM is now able to supply and support the full range of Tally printers and Printware is working in partnership with DASCOM to ensure that Tally customers have access to hardware, supplies and accessories.

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Kyocera Unveils its Fastest Colour Laser Printer

From the Printware Blog on 24th July 2009 in New Products

Kyocera is certainly having a busy summer, with several new printers already on the market. Far from resting on its laurels, though, Kyocera has unveiled the FS-C5400DN, its fastest colour laser printer to date. The new boy's price and specification put it firmly in the firing line of the Xerox Phaser 6360 and HP Color Laserjet 4700. Will it be up to the job of taking them on?

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Konica Minolta Reduces Consumable Prices

From the Printware Blog on 23rd July 2009 in News

No, it's not a typo - Konica Minolta have dropped the price of their entire range of printer consumables. After months of taking a hammering, the pound has rallied slightly against the euro and Konica Minolta is the first manufacturer to put its money where its mouth is and act accordingly. Prices have already been reduced by 8% across the board and Printware is passing the savings on to its customers in full.

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Lexmark Announces Range of Web Printers

From the Printware Blog on 14th July 2009 in New Products

The question we're asking, though, is why? Is the world ready for another printer that will connect directly to the web? And and does it really need one? Well, if you can't walk from your PC to your printer without knowing the latest news headliines, Lexmark might just have the answer.

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Canon Launches New Pixma Printers

From the Printware Blog on 9th July 2009 in New Products

Canon has just launched two new all-in-one inkjet printers in the U.S., the Pixma MP560 and MP490. The MP560, which is a follow-up to the MP620, is Canon's most compact all-in-one inkjet to feature wireless connectivity and an automatic duplex. It also allows direct printing from a USB flash drive and will create borderless 6in x 4in prints in as little as 39 seconds.

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Printware Benefits from Danwood Deal with Xerox

From the Printware Blog on 8th July 2009 in News

Printware's parent company, Danwood, has signed a major new contract with Xerox which will enable it to sell and service Xerox's complete range of office and production products. Since Danwood's acquisition of Printware, both companies have benefited enormously from each other's strengths and unique position within the marketplace. Printware is the UK's largest independent supplier of office printing solutions and Xerox's largest independent European reseller, while Danwood is Europe's largest provider of document and imaging solutions. The new deal moves Printware's long standing and extremely productive relationship with Xerox to another level.

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Kyocera Launches FS-6970DN Mono A3 Printer

From the Printware Blog on 30th June 2009 in New Products

Kyocera has launched its latest mono A3 printer, the FS-6970DN, which is available now. The FS-6970DN is faster, at 35 pages per minute, than the FS-6950DN, which it replaces. Memory capacity has been increased from 64MB to 128MB, so the FS-6970DN will handle large or complex print jobs more efficiently than its predecessor. Flexibility is still key, with the option of adding up to four paper trays to increase paper capacity to 1350 sheets.

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Kyocera Launches First Colour A4 MFP

From the Printware Blog on 25th June 2009 in New Products

Kyocera has launched its first A4 colour MFP, the FS C1020MFP, which is available now. The FS C1020MFP is a 20 page per minute machine with Super G3 fax, duplex and scan to PC as standard. Kyocera customers are used to getting good value for money, excellent specification and low running costs, so will the FS C1020MFP deliver?

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HP Introduces World's First Web-connected Home Printer

From the Printware Blog on 24th June 2009 in New Products, Printing Technology

HP has unveiled the Photosmart Premium with TouchSmart Web, the first home printer in the world to print directly from the web. HP's TouchSmart technology uses a large touch screen to browse web pages and launch a range of applications for printing daily news, maps, coupons and more. The apps are pre-loaded on to the printer and it is possible to download additional apps from the HP Apps Studio, according to what you want to do.

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Oki Launches MB200 Mono Multifunction Printers

From the Printware Blog on 16th June 2009 in New Products

Oki has announced the launch of its new desktop mono multifunction printers, the MB200 series, which replace the current B2500 MFP series. The new machines are cheaper and faster B2500 series and will be cheaper to run, particularly if you purchase the higher capacity 5500 page yield toner cartridges. All the models in the MB200 range ship with 2000 page starter toner cartridges, double the capacity that some comparable machines are supplied with.

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Canon Announces Price Increases for July

From the Printware Blog on 15th June 2009 in News

We have learned that Canon will be increasing the cost of the hardware and consumables again, as of July 13th. This comes in the wake of several increases in recent months from Canon and other printer manufacturers, as discussed in our previous article, Toner Prices Continue to Rise. Fluctuations in the value of sterling against the yen and the euro are being blamed for increased costs, which are continuing to up drive prices for consumers.

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Canon Selphy Printers Get Colourful

From the Printware Blog on 12th June 2009 in New Products

Canon has launched two new additions to its Selphy range, the Selphy CP790 and CP780, which will be available from July. The CP780 comes in a choice of four colours for the image conscious, while the CP790 features a more user friendly layout with large buttons and the Easy Scroll Wheel for simpler navigation. The CP790 also comes in a choice of colours, as long as you choose green.

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Kodak Printers Save You Money

From the Printware Blog on 11th June 2009 in New Products, Consumer Advice

Kodak has recently directed its considerable resources towards marketing its new range of inkjet printers. Having succeeded in its original aim of bringing imaging into people's daily lives with affordable, easy-to-use cameras, Kodak is on a mission to cut the cost of printing photos at home. It claims that its ESP all-in-one printers can save up to £75 per year on consumable costs compared with similar inkjet printers. The big question is whether they really are that cheap to run and, of course, whether they are any good.

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