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Free Printer Friday

From the Printware Blog on 2nd May 2013 in News

In April we ran a very successful Twitter competition in which we gave away a free printer to one lucky winner. We're pleased to announce that we'll be running a similar contest each month, with the winner picked at random on the last Friday of the month. Read on to find out more, then get yourself over to Twitter and get tweeting. Good luck!

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Meet the HP Officejet Pro X

From the Printware Blog on 26th February 2013 in New Products, News

Cheaper, smaller and more eco-friendly than a laser printer, the HP Officejet Pro X is now officially the world’s fastest desktop printer. Guinness World Records has officially confirmed the X551dw and X576dw as the world’s fastest desktop printer and MFP at 70 pages per minute. Impressive, but there’s more to a good printer than just speed, so what else does the Pro X series have to offer?

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Print Smarter and Train Smarter

From the Printware Blog on 25th February 2013 in Consumer Advice, News, Managed Print

With the recession marching inexorably on, it’s becoming more and more important for businesses to manage resources effectively and keep costs down. As budgets are slashed, there’s a temptation to cut back on training to save money. How has the training sector fared? What challenges lay ahead? And where does printing come in?

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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).

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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?

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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.

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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.

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Team Printware Helps Hospice to Raise Huge Sum

From the Printware Blog on 31st July 2012 in News, Charity

The first ever Air and a Prayer Rally took place on July 26th and 27th with the aim of raising £20,000 for Julia's House, a hospice for seriously and terminally ill children. Last week we looked at the preparations of Printware's Dale Hilton and team-mate Tom Atkinson ahead of the rally. Now read how they got on...

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Lexmark Pulls Plug on Consumer Inkjet Printers

From the Printware Blog on 20th July 2012 in News

Following several years of falling sales and declining revenue, Lexmark has pulled out of the consumer inkjet market. The move is intended to allow Lexmark to focus on its core business of laser and business inkjet machines, which has been growing steadily.

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Printware Rallies Round for Hospice

From the Printware Blog on 19th July 2012 in News, Charity

A team from Printware will be making the arduous drive from Wimborne in Dorset to Loch Lomond in the west of Scotland to raise money for charity. Julia's House, which cares for children with life-limiting or life-threatening conditions, is having to cut back on the services it provides so the organisers of the Air and a Prayer Rally are trying to raise much-needed funds to keep it open.

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Printware Helps School to Raise Vital Funds

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

Printware is proud of its ongoing partnership with rain forest charity Cool Earth but is also delighted to be involved in smaller projects closer to home. One such event is the Broadoak Primary School Summer Ball, in which Printware helped the raise £6,500 for vital school funds.

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Lowest Ever Price for an A3 Colour Laser Printer

From the Printware Blog on 21st March 2012 in News

Printware has an enviable reputation for blazing new paths and setting new trends and we've done it again. Introducing another best-ever offer – an OKI C801n A3 colour laser printer for less than £500…

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Ricoh GELJET Printers to Replace GelSprinter Range

From the Printware Blog on 29th February 2012 in News, New Products

Ricoh has just announced that it is to update its range of inkjet printers, known as GelSprinters. The fourth generation is getting something of a revamp, complete with catchy new name: GELJET. The first of the new GELJETs won’t be available until April but here we take a quick look at what we can expect

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Printware Looks at Changes in Printing for 2012

From the Printware Blog on 17th January 2012 in News, Printing Technology

2011 saw a great deal of change in the world of technology and, perhaps more importantly, in the way we use that technology. Social media and the mobile internet are where everything is happening at the moment so, in the face of these exciting developments, what can the humble, not-very-interesting, printer do to keep up in 2012?

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UK Printer Sales Up Six Per Cent on Same Time Last Year

From the Printware Blog on 18th November 2011 in News

Despite the economic slowdown having an impact on printer sales on the continent, UK printer sales in the third quarter of 2011 were up 6% on the previous year. The increase in sales was due largely to an increase in demand for multifunction printers, which are proving to be the growth sector in the printer industry.

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Printware Hunts New Vertical Markets with DASCOM GB

From the Printware Blog on 22nd October 2010 in News

DASCOM-GB, developer, manufacturer and provider of enterprise printing solutions, today announced a new partnership with Printware. The deal sees Printware join DASCOM-GB’s Activ8 reseller programme, offering Tally and TallyDASCOM printers and consumables with a complete service package.

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Samsung Overtakes HP as Worlds Largest Technology Company

From the Printware Blog on 3rd February 2010 in News

Samsung has hit the headlines by overtaking Hewlett-Packard to become the world’s largest technology company. The South Korean company has made no secret of its ambitions and, it seems, Samsung’s plans for world domination have only just begun…

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Konica Minolta Reduces Its Consumable Prices

From the Printware Blog on 2nd February 2010 in News

Good news for print customers as Konica Minolta slashes its consumable prices in response to the growing economy and strengthening pound. Could it be the start of a trend? We certainly hope so.

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Canon Announces Plan to Buy Oce

From the Printware Blog on 23rd November 2009 in News

Canon, one of the world’s largest printing and imaging companies, has had a bid accepted for Oce, Europe’s largest printer manufacturer. Oce’s management and shareholders have accepted an offer of 730 million euros in a deal which Canon hopes will make it the largest copier company in the world.

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Beat the VAT Increase

From the Printware Blog on 20th November 2009 in Consumer Advice, News

All good things must come to an end and, as of January 1st, the rate of VAT will return to its previous level. If you pay VAT on your print related goods, get your orders in now to avoid giving more of your hard-earned to Gordon Brown and Alistair Darling.

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