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Exploring Solid Ink Technology

From the Printware Blog on 1st August 2016 in Printing Technology, Resources

Solid ink printing delivers documents with a vibrant and glossy finish on any paper type - fantastic for point of sale material or anything else where first impressions matter. But how does it work? We have put together a quick under-the-hood guide...

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How do Pagewide Printers Compare to Laser Printers?

From the Printware Blog on 18th July 2016 in Printing Technology

The difference between a Pagewide printer and a laser is pretty much the same as the difference between an inkjet and a laser printer. At the risk of sounding obvious, inkjets use ink; and this ink is applied directly to the page. In contrast, lasers use toner and bond it to the paper using a fuser unit.

The difference between a Pagewide printer and a laser is pretty much the same as the difference between an inkjet and a laser printer. At the risk of sounding obvious, inkjets use ink; and this ink is applied directly to the page. In contrast, lasers use toner and bond it to the paper using a fuser unit.
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Is HP Pagewide Technology set to Reinvent Printing?

From the Printware Blog on 12th July 2016 in Printing Technology

HP have stated that their Pagewide range of printers are a “Reinvention at the intersection of speed, quality and cost.”
What makes their products so good that they can make such a confident claim? And if so, what makes them better for the user than other printers in the same class?

HP have rather grandly stated that their Pagewide range of printers are a “Reinvention at the intersection of speed, quality and cost.” Do they have any justification to make such a claimWhat makes their products so good that they can make such a confident claim? And if so, what makes it them better for the user than other printers in the same class?

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Solid Ink: A Contradiction in Terms?

Xerox's Solid Ink seems a counterintuitive concept – how can something be an ink, and solid, at the same time? And how do systems that use it achieve not only incredible colour quality but also certified energy efficiency and maximised reliability?

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Introducing the innovative new HP Pagewide Technology

From the Printware Blog on 2nd April 2016 in News, Consumer Advice, Printing Technology

This month we’re very excited to be introducing HP's new PageWide Technology. HP are always pushing the boundaries of innovation and this time have come up with an entire new category of printing. Not only is there InkJet and LaserJet, but now they have given us PageWide...

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Gastronomical 3D Printing

From the Printware Blog on 26th February 2016 in News, Printing Technology

The world of 3D Printing is an ever expanding one; it seems that every other day we hear news of another groundbreaking achievement in the 3D realm and the real life benefits of technology across all areas of life.The latest in a long line of new 3D printing processes that we love here at Printware, comes in the form of the 3D food printer Foodini. Thanks to the Foodini printer, printing 3D food is now more accessible to industry than ever before.

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Professional Multi-tasking

From the Printware Blog on 20th January 2016 in News, Consumer Advice, Printing Technology

If you've ever found yourself saying there's not enough time in the day, then you will understand the plight of technology being underutilised in the workplace. If your office is overrun with printers, photocopiers, fax machines and other pieces of technology that just aren't being used enough to quantify their need, then maybe it's time to streamline and replace with a multifunction laser printer.

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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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3D Printing in the Fashion Industry

From the Printware Blog on 1st October 2015 in News, Printing Technology,

The fashion industry is thriving. Not only does it give designers the chance to showcase their latest collection of clothing for a particular season, but also the fashion industry is constantly connecting with all generations. Far from the traditional ‘needle and thread’ method, many designers are now enlisting the help of 3D printing to assist in the creation process.

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Why We Will Never Be Paperless

From the Printware Blog on 16th September 2015 in Consumer Advice, News, Resources, Printing Technology,

Today, the printing market consists of such a variety of models that we can find exactly what we need at the touch of a button. However, with new technology like 3D printing, becoming more integral in different industries, could we be facing a paperless and printerless future? In short, no even though we are starting to rely more on digital storage solutions. So, why will the world never be paperless? Let’s find out.

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Popular Tech Additions to Offices

From the Printware Blog on 4th September 2015 in Consumer Advice, News, Resources, Printing Technology,

Aside from the classic balance of PCs and standard office furniture, what else are you likely to see in the commercial offices of today? Is new technology scarce, or can you expect to be greeted by a flow of tech throughout the workplace? Technology has undoubtedly become an integral part of everyday office life, so let’s take a look at just three popular tech additions for offices and their input into daily work life.

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Takeover of the Laser in Offices

From the Printware Blog on 27th August 2015 in Consumer Advice, News, Resources, Printing Technology,

Laser technology is popular in a number of industries today, and a lot of businesses make use of the benefits it offers. Not only is it highly versatile, but it comes at an affordable price too, so everyone, from start-ups to large corporations, can make the most of it. But what are the most popular laser applications in the office?                                     Read on to find out.

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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.

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3D Printers in Forensics

From the Printware Blog on 1st August 2015 in 3D Printing, News, Printing Technology

If you managed to catch even a glimpse of NCIS: Los Angeles’ new series, you may have noticed their use of 3D printing. In the episode, In the Line of Duty, the team use a 3D printer to reconstruct the crime scene completely, using just photographs. So, let’s take a look at just a few of the ways this technology has been integrated into the way forensics is carried out, and how it makes the process more efficient.

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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. So, with all this talk of 3D printers creating food and tools in the depths of the universe, it has left us wondering what limits 3D printing has.

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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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The Truth About GelJets

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

Back in February 2012, we published an article entitled "Ricoh GelJet Printers to Replace GelSprinter Range". Despite the fact that it is now over 18 months old, it continues to be one of our more popular blog articles, along with the excellent "Understanding Liquid Gel Technology". Although GelJets aren’t our biggest product line by any means, there are clearly plenty of you out there wanting to learn more about them, so we thought it was worth revisiting the subject.

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Introducing the 100ppm Brother Printer

From the Printware Blog on 12th September 2013 in Printing Technology

Could inkjets be the future of printing? Epson’s WorkForce Pro range is well established as a serious alternative to laser printers and HP’s Officejet Pro X recently became the world’s fastest desktop printer. Not to be outdone, Brother has launched the HL-S7000DN, a mono inkjet printer that will print at a staggering 100 pages per minute.

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3 More Concept Printers from Samsung

From the Printware Blog on 3rd September 2013 in News, Printing Technology

After cleaning up at the International Design Excellence Awards, Samsung is set to unveil three new concept printers at the IFA in Berlin. The consumer electronics show takes place between September 6th and 11th and will showcase the very latest in design and technology.

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Stack Printer Needs No Trays

From the Printware Blog on 20th August 2013 in Printing Technology

We’re not ashamed to admit it and we’ve said it before – printers aren’t very exciting. With so much emphasis on speed, running costs and functionality, printer design usually gets overlooked and we end up with armies of identical grey boxes. Fortunately, there are designers and engineers out there striving to get printers the attention they deserve and make them interesting again.

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Samsung Unveils Cardboard Printer

From the Printware Blog on 13th August 2013 in News, Printing Technology

Printer design hasn’t changed much over the years; while there have been huge strides in things like wireless technology, printers look pretty much the same as they always have. The manufacturing process hasn’t changed much, either and is still complex, inefficient and expensive. Samsung is looking to change this, with three new printer designs which it says will be cheaper, easier and more environmentally friendly to produce.

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Kyocera Enhances AirPrint and Cloud Support

From the Printware Blog on 7th August 2013 in News, Printing Technology

Kyocera has just made wireless and cloud printing easier on its ECOSYS range. As of August 1st, four additional printers in its mono range now support Apple AirPrint and Kyocera has just launched Cloud Connect, which allows cloud printing and scanning from compatible MFPs.

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Get Your Business Ready for BYOD

From the Printware Blog on 26th July 2013 in Printing Technology

BYOD is here to stay. 76% of enterprise businesses already support BYOD and companies that have embraced it are seeing tangible benefits. Improved productivity and flexible working practices have led to greater employee satisfaction and increased sales. If you want to take advantage and reap the benefits of enabling BYOD, Printware can help you get your print infrastructure ready for the change.

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OKI White Toner LED Printers

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

Creating unique and memorable design means having the freedom to go wherever your creativity takes you. There’s nothing more frustrating than being held back by technology or lack of budget, so OKI’s new white toner LED printers will come as welcome news to anyone trying to create stunning designs with limited resources.

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The Rise of BYOD

From the Printware Blog on 1st July 2013 in Printing Technology

BYOD is set to transform the way we do business and revolutionise workplace practices. If you’re not already familiar with BYOD, the chances are that you soon will be. It stands for Bring Your Own Device and refers to the growing practice of employees using personal computing devices at work. 60% of companies say that most of their employees now bring their own devices - is your business ready?

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Understanding PageWide and Edgeline Technology

From the Printware Blog on 18th March 2013 in Printing Technology, Resources

PageWide is a technology from HP which is based around inkjet technology in so far as it uses ink tanks and a printhead to fire the ink onto the paper.  It was developed from Edgeline technology, which uses a stationary printhead that spans the width of the page meaning that it can print incredibly fast.  

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Understanding Liquid Gel Technology

From the Printware Blog on 18th March 2013 in Printing Technology, Resources

Ricoh invented GelJet (formerly GelSprinter) technology, which is a hybrid between laser and inkjet printers offering a balance between print speed and image quality at an affordable price in a business environment. Gelsprinters use viscous Gel instead of ink, which dries instantly, is UV proof and Waterproof.  Due to this technology, high speed printing is ensured even in duplex mode. Speeds are up to 30 pages per minute for both colour and black and white.

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Understanding Dot Matrix Technology

From the Printware Blog on 18th March 2013 in Printing Technology, Resources

Dot matrix printers, also known as line printers, are generally used in more industrial or stores environments where quality isn't necessarily top of the agenda. They are by far the most robust of printers and are able to print on multi-part or carbon copy stationery using pre-printed "tractor-feed" paper. This technology is typically very noisy although sound dampening cabinets are available for office installations.

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Understanding Laser Technology

From the Printware Blog on 15th March 2013 in Printing Technology, Resources

A laser (or LED) printer is a very versatile machine that is suitable for both home and office use. Text is always razor sharp and images are clean. Photo quality can be an issue at the lower end of the price bracket although even the most expensive laser can not compete with a decent inkjet for photo quality printing. Laser printers generally enjoy the lowest running costs although it may be worth considering an inkjet for light use.

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Understanding Inkjet Technology

From the Printware Blog on 15th March 2013 in Printing Technology, Resources

Inkjet printers have traditionally been favoured by home users for their low purchase price and by photographers and the graphics industry for their high image quality. Although usually more expensive to run than laser printers, there is a growing number of business-orientated inkjet printers available which can offer a lower cost per page than a laser printer. Lower energy consumption also makes inkjet printers an attractive proposition but they still lack the durability of laser printers when it comes to high volume printing.

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