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New Kyocera Mono Printer Range

From the Printware Blog on 21st February 2013 in New Products

Kyocera has announced a range of new, entry-level printers which feature its unique ECOSYS technology and promise class-leading running costs. The new printers are available now from Printware and, here, we take a quick look at what you can expect.


Saving the World with Xerox Solid Ink

From the Printware Blog on 11th February 2013 in Printing Technology, Environment

Solid ink technology has been around for a long time, with the first solid ink printer going on sale in 1991. If you’ve only ever owned a laser printer you’re missing an opportunity to drastically reduce your printing costs and your carbon emissions.


Cool Earth and Printware Look Forward to 2013

From the Printware Blog on 6th February 2013 in Charity, Environment

Since July 2011, Printware has worked with rain forest charity Cool Earth to help secure the future of our planet. Nearly two years on, the future is looking brighter than ever as Cool Earth launches even more ambitious projects around the globe. 2013 promises to be an even more fruitful year.


3D Printing Brings Richard III Back to Life

From the Printware Blog on 5th February 2013 in News, 3D Printing

If you’ve been following the story of the king in the car park, you’ll know that the remains have been confirmed as those of Richard III. Scientists have been able to bring him spectacularly back to life with a combination of techniques, including 3D printing.


Flexible Print Solutions Key for Recruiters

From the Printware Blog on 31st January 2013 in Consumer Advice, News, Managed Print

2012 was a year of mixed fortunes in the recruitment industry as the retail and financial services sectors were hit hard. The industry as a whole outperformed the rest of the economy, growing by a total of 4.3% for the year. With inflation set to hit 3.5% in 2013 and low growth forecasts, the challenge is to stay flexible and adapt to the ongoing changes in the market.


Printware Helps Retailers Protect Margins in Tough Market

From the Printware Blog on 29th January 2013 in Consumer Advice, News, Managed Print

It seems that it’s never been tougher to be a retailer as the country faces the prospected of a dreaded triple-dip recession and many High Street brands are forced into administration. With low growth forecasts and an uncertain future, it’s never been more important to mange costs.


Epson Now Has 105 AirPrint Compatible Printers

From the Printware Blog on 29th January 2013 in Printing Technology, Software, News

Epson has just announced that 105 of its printers will support Apple AirPrint worldwide. As Apple announces increased sales of the iPhone and iPad for the last quarter, compatibility with iOS devices is an important consideration for other manufacturers.


How Estate Agents Can Save Money with Printware

From the Printware Blog on 28th January 2013 in Consumer Advice, News, Managed Print

UK businesses can save up to £23 billion per annum by making a few simple changes to manage resources more effectively, according to DEFRA. Over £2bn could be saved in printing costs alone, as identified in a 2009 report by cebr (Centre for Economics and Business Research).


WiFi and Cloud Printing with Xerox

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

For the first time in 2012, mobile devices overtook desktop devices as the most common way to access the internet. This shift affects the way we print, too, and there is pressure on businesses to provide dynamic print solutions that can keep up. Making it easy for your employees, or customers, to print wherever and whenever they need to can give you a competitive edge. In short, you need to go mobile.


New Canon i-SENSYS Printers Coming in January

From the Printware Blog on 13th December 2012 in New Products, News

Canon has released a new range of i-SENSYS laser printers, which will be available from January. The single function devices include both mono and colour machines, with print speeds ranging from 14 to 40 pages per minute and prices from £50 to £350.


HP Launches LaserJet Pro Printer with Own WiFi Hotspot

From the Printware Blog on 10th December 2012 in News, Printing Technology, New Products

Are there enough Wi-Fi hotspots in your home or office? Do you find yourself trying to print wirelessly only for your connection to keep dropping out? If so, HP’s new Hotspot LaserJet Pro could be just what you need.


Inkjet is the New Laser

From the Printware Blog on 5th December 2012 in New Products, Printing Technology

It was once thought that inkjet printers are no good for business use – they're slow, unreliable, expensive to run and can’t handle large print volumes. If you want to buy a printer for your office, you need a laser. Except you don't.


New HP Inkjet Will Print at 70 Pages Per Minute

From the Printware Blog on 30th November 2012 in News, Printing Technology

The inkjet is dead, long live the inkjet! You'd be forgiven for thinking that the inkjet printer has had its day with high-profile names like Kodak and Lexmark pulling out of this sector. Not a bit of it. The Epson WorkForce Pro series is already a genuine alternative to laser printers and HP is about to launch a new OfficeJet range that will blow most lasers clean out of the water.


Massive New Range of Lexmark Printers

From the Printware Blog on 22nd November 2012 in New Products

To say that Lexmark's been busy lately may be something of an understatement. The company which recently announced that it was withdrawing from the inkjet market to concentrate on the laser market has been doing just that as it refreshes virtually its entire range.


Printing Books on Demand with the Espresso

From the Printware Blog on 19th November 2012 in Printing Technology

Picture the scenario – you want to write a book but using a publisher takes too long and you want to retain control of your work so you self-publish. Once it's been written, your readers can go into a book shop, order a coffee, and have a copy your book printed by the time they've finished. That'd be pretty amazing and it's already a reality.


Check Out the New Kyocera Printers

From the Printware Blog on 30th October 2012 in New Products

The tech world is currently abuzz with a flurry of new products being released, from smartphones to operating systems and tablets to chromebooks. Whilst the big news and technology sites are falling over themselves to report on the latest offering from Apple, Google, Microsoft and Samsung, the humble printer is (unfairly, we think) being left out. Let's put that right.


Canon Launches its Autumn Collection

From the Printware Blog on 5th October 2012 in New Products

It must be autumn, as the new printers are coming thick and fast. Just like the American TV networks' fall schedules, the Printware website is filling up with new products. The latest batch of newbies to grace our pages is a selection of inkjet printers from Canon.


Turn Your iPhone into a 3D Scanner

From the Printware Blog on 4th October 2012 in 3D Printing, Fun Stuff, Software

The home 3D printing revolution takes another step forward with an app that turns your iPhone into a 3D scanner. Previously, 3D modelling software allowed you to upload and print your own designs but 123 Catch goes a step further. Now you can scan, upload and print a 3D object using a simple, free app.


Kodak Pulls Out of Inkjet Printer Business

From the Printware Blog on 4th October 2012 in News

Kodak has announced that it will stop selling consumer inkjet printers in 2013 as it seeks to emerge from bankruptcy next year. The American imaging company which pioneered affordable camera and film is reorganising to try and generate more cash flow and will focus more on commercial digital printing.


Xerox Range Gets a Revamp

From the Printware Blog on 28th September 2012 in New Products

Xerox has released several new printers this week, ranging from a single-function mono device to an A4 colour MFP. Perhaps the most interesting of the new devices is the Phaser 7100 – a colour A3 printer for under £1000.


Printware Helps Dreams Come True

From the Printware Blog on 28th September 2012 in News, Charity

Back in June a team from Printware took part in the South Downs Dash to raise money for Dreams Come True. Walking 40 miles across the Downs, the team braved blisters, cramps and the unpredictable British weather to bring some joy to the lives of terminally and seriously ill children. Now the final figures are in, we're proud to confirm that we managed to raise nearly £2000 for a great cause.


Beauty the Bald Eagle Gets 3D Printed Beak

From the Printware Blog on 25th September 2012 in 3D Printing

Beauty the bald eagle was discovered at a landfill in Alaska, slowly starving to death. Part of her beak had been destroyed when she was shot by a poacher, making it almost impossible for her to eat. Now, thanks to the wonders of 3D printing, Beauty is sporting a bionic beak, which has restored her looks and her ability to feed herself.


WorkForce Pros Go Mono

From the Printware Blog on 14th September 2012 in New Products

Conventional wisdom says that all inkjet printers are colour devices but, as is often the case, conventional wisdom is wrong. Or, at least, it is now. Epson has thrown out the rule book by launching the first mono inkjet printers for the office. Following the success of its WorkForce colour inkjet devices, Epson claims it can offer customers a more cost-efficient alternative to the mono laser printer.


Print Your Facebook Photos With Kodak Kiosk

From the Printware Blog on 14th September 2012 in Printing Technology, Fun Stuff

The world of print and imaging is and has been changing for some time. Kodak has famously been rather slow to react and is still counting the cost. However, the company which brought photography to the masses is not dead yet and is trying to re-establish itself as an innovative market leader. Could embracing social media be the answer?


New This Week: Brother Mono MFPs

From the Printware Blog on 7th September 2012 in New Products

Brother has added three new devices to its well-regarded mono MFP range as it looks to refresh its mid-range offering. The DCP-8110DN 3-in-1 and the MFC-8510DN and MFC-8520DN 4-in-1 machines are available now and all come with a three year on-site warranty as standard.


3D Printing the Next Mars Rover

From the Printware Blog on 5th September 2012 in News, 3D Printing

Mars rover Curiosity has been in the news a great deal as it explores the surface of Earth's nearest planetary neighbour. Whilst Curiosity still has nearly two years of its mission left, NASA is busy working on its successors and is employing 3D printing technology to create the next generation of Mars rovers.


Lexmark and Life After Inkjets

From the Printware Blog on 29th August 2012 in News

In a move that has surprised almost no-one, Lexmark has announced that it is pulling out of the inkjet printer market entirely. This follows its announcement last month that it would no longer be producing consumer inkjet printers and will allow Lexmark to focus on more profitable areas of its business. What, though, are the wider implications of this decision?


US Army Sends 3D Printers to Afghanistan

From the Printware Blog on 24th August 2012 in News, 3D Printing

Is there anything you can't do with a 3D printer? Well, yes lots but the list is growing smaller all the time. The United States Army is the latest organisation to recognise the potential of 3D printers as it begins using them to manufacture replacement equipment in the field.


HP Reports Record Loss

From the Printware Blog on 23rd August 2012 in News

HP has reported a record loss of $8.9 billion for the quarter ending July 31st. The loss is easily the biggest in HP's history and largely due to an $8bn write-down related to its acquisition of IT services company EDS. However, HP CEO Meg Whitman remains confident about the company's future and points out that HP is in the early stages of a long restructuring process.


Building Houses with a 3D Printer

From the Printware Blog on 17th August 2012 in 3D Printing

Behrokh Khoshnevis from the University of Southern California has developed an idea for a 3D printer which, he says, can build a house in less than 24 hours. If it works, it could have a massive impact for the homeless and those living in inadequate housing around the world. The only problem is that the printer is still a long way from actually being built.

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