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Your January Blue-Print to Happiness

From the Printware Blog on 11th January 2016 in Consumer Advice, Fun Stuff, News, Resources

It’s a widely known fact that after any holiday season, festival or getaway, each and every one of us is susceptible to experiencing the blues - and the January blues are one of the worst offenders. Never fear, though, as Printware is here with some handy tips for beating those January blues in the office – and that’s something to smile about!

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A Force to Be Reckoned With

From the Printware Blog on 6th January 2016 in Consumer Advice, Fun Stuff, News

Here at Printware we love industry news, and any news that makes headlines the way the latest Star Wars film has, is big business too! The most recent instalment of the hit franchise smashed records around the world. One of the most hyped films in history, it had a lot to live up to, and certainly delivered. New characters were likable, the costumes were just as you would expect - and many of them were 3D printed!

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Office Prank Season

From the Printware Blog on 18th December 2015 in Fun Stuff, News, Consumer Advice

As party season and the Christmas holidays approach, festivities and morale will be at an all-time high. Allowing staff to be creative in the workplace is vital if you want to keep the atmosphere buzzing. Office pranks are not just fun, but they’re also team building exercises that cost next to nothing! If your boss is easy going and up for a laugh, you might want to play some of these office pranks on them, too!

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Do It Yourself: Christmas Invites

From the Printware Blog on 9th December 2015 in Fun Stuff, Consumer Advice, Environment,

It's finally that time of year when you start finalising the annual office Christmas party, which can only mean one thing: it's time to get started on the guest list. While many businesses only invite staff and significant others, many others choose to invite clients - current and prospective, as well as significant figures in their industry.

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Holidays are Coming

From the Printware Blog on 3rd December 2015 in Fun Stuff, News, Consumer Advice

Summer is almost a distant memory, Halloween is behind us and we have all enjoyed the fireworks. But, this can only mean one thing – Christmas is nearly here! When the party season kicks off, your office will be a hub of sweets, cakes, chocolate and high spirits; so, how do we maintain productivity levels without dampening the atmosphere? That’s where Printware is here to help.

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Intriguing Advertising Campaigns

From the Printware Blog on 16th October 2015 in News, Fun Stuff

Over the years, we have been exposed to countless print adverts; pasted on the side of buses, popping up in newspapers and even on the streets, they’re everywhere. As living proof that this marketing technique has most certainly not faded into the background in the shadow of technology, companies are making a conscious effort to optimise their campaigns by utilising this method.


3D Printing Meets...Hollywood?

From the Printware Blog on 5th October 2015 in Printing Technology, 3D Printing, Fun Stuff, News,

When we hear about 3D printing, it is usually in relation to the medical, fashion or automobile industry. However, 3D printing and Hollywood go way back, and this technology has seen the success of many movies. So, with yet another industry benefiting from all that 3D printing has to offer, are there any limitations to what this technology can do? 

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Buildings Created by 3D Printing

From the Printware Blog on 7th August 2015 in Printing Technology, 3D Printing, Fun Stuff, News,

Printing, in general, has come a long way. Today, we are blessed with inkjet and colour laser printers at our disposal, however one type of printer has captured a lot of press attention recently. In the past few years, 3D printing has been a part of some impressive projects and with industries making use of this technology every single day, who knows where it could take us next? Well, we might have an idea.


Pocket Sized Printer Pushes Ahead

From the Printware Blog on 17th July 2014 in Fun Stuff

Israeli printing firm Zuta Labs has developed an intuitive, pocket-sized printing device. The pint-sized printer is controlled via Bluetooth from a tablet or smartphone and scrolls its way across a page unaided. Zuta Labs hopes that the PocketPrinter will usher in a new era of smaller and more efficient print devices. If so, it will signal a move away from bulkier conventional printers and printer cartridges.


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.


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.


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?


30 Years of the ZX Spectrum and ZX Printer

From the Printware Blog on 23rd April 2012 in Fun Stuff

Those of us over a certain age will have fond memories of the Sinclair ZX Spectrum, which is now celebrating its 30th birthday. The sound of a game loading via the tape drive is as familiar and evocative of the early 80s as any New Romantic or New Wave hit. You may also have had a Kempston joystick but how many of you had the ZX Printer too?


3D Chocolate Printer Now On Sale

From the Printware Blog on 11th April 2012 in 3D Printing, Fun Stuff

3D printing in chocolate is now a commercial reality as British-based company Choc Edge goes to market with the Choc Creator Version 1. Although too late for this Easter, the Choc Creator is nonetheless generating a great deal of interest and it won't be long before customised confectionery becomes readily available.


Palaeontologists Print 3D Dinosaur Bones

From the Printware Blog on 22nd February 2012 in 3D Printing, Fun Stuff

Ever since 3D printing became fashionable again, it seems that hardly a week goes by without someone finding a clever, innovative or downright bizarre use for 3D printers. Now the technology is being applied in a somewhat unusual way as palaeontologists use it to create replica dinosaur bones.


3D Food Printing Could Be Just Around The Corner

From the Printware Blog on 1st February 2012 in 3D Printing, Fun Stuff

If you've been following the recent goings-on in 3D printing, you'll know that the technology isn't exactly new and even the idea of printing food has been around for a couple of years. However, given that practical food printing is that much closer to becoming reality, we thought it was worth another, closer look.


Weird and Wonderful Printers

From the Printware Blog on 12th February 2010 in Fun Stuff, Printing Technology

It’s Friday afternoon, the sun is shining and, lets face it, we’d all rather be sat by the beach with a nice, cold drink. So, for a bit of light relief, we thought we’d take a look at some of the more unusual products on offer in the world of print.


Worlds First Zero Ink 6x4 Photo Printer Announced

From the Printware Blog on 15th December 2009 in Printing Technology, Fun Stuff

If you've ever wanted to print 6x4 photos on the go without the need for ink cartridges or a PC - good news! The Pandigital Portable Photo Printer lets you do just that and it's coming soon. The new printer will be widely available early in 2010 and promises to make photo printing, easier, quicker and more fun.


Unusual Installation

From the Printware Blog on 16th March 2009 in News, Fun Stuff

How do you get a Xerox DC250, high capacity feeder and professional finisher into a Grade 2 listed building? Through the first floor window of course! A "routine" installation took one of our engineers to a design agency based in Tavistock, Devon. After moving to new premises, they made the decision to invest in the Xerox Docucolor 250, professional finisher and high capacity feeder. It became apparent ...

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