Save on Your Printing Costs
Did you know that simply changing the font you use in your letters and emails could save you
up to 30% on your printing costs? Or that installing a duplex unit could potentially halve the
amount of paper you use? We've compiled a list of 10 things you can do to reduce your overall
printing costs; and you'll be pleased to know that some of these changes can be implemented right
now so you can start saving today.
Read our top tips for reducing your printing bills
Originals or Compatibles?
Should you use original or compatible consumables in your printer?
Are third party consumables as good as the originals? With global recession biting hard and prices increasing
rapidly, businesses and consumers are looking for more ways to save money. As a result, the sale of
compatible printer consumables is increasing but many people are still confused about the implications
of using non-branded inks, toners and drums in their machines.
Read more about original or compatible consumables
Printers and copiers are becoming more and more advanced but which type of print engine
should you go for? This section takes some steps towards explaining the main pros and
cons of laser & LED, inkjet, solid ink, dot matrix and the new edgeline printing technologies.
We have also written an explanation as to how each of these work. We hope that, after
reading this section, you will be able to make a more informed decision as to which type
will work best for you. As always, we're happy to help over the phone too!
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All of this printer jargon makes perfect sense to us but may leave some a little baffled.
Of course, we are always available to help over the phone during office hours but outside of
these times, or if you prefer to investigate yourself, this section has a brief explanation
of the industry terms and acronyms that we use on a regular basis.
We hope you find what you are looking for. It is difficult for us to know when something is
perceived as jargon so if you spot something that we have missed please help by letting us know.
View the Glossary
If you have lost your original CD that came with your printer or have upgraded to a new
operating system that is not included on your start up CD then this section is for you. Also
useful for looking for the latest printer driver or firmware incase you are having problems
with any of your printer's functions. It's a good idea to reload the latest
software before embarking on any other trouble-shooting attempts. We have compiled this
useful list of links that will take you directly to the manufacturer's software
View Printer Drivers
ISO paper dimensions provide a standardised international format based on metric dimensions.
The basic size, A0, contains one square metre of paper, which allows any size of paper to be
commonly measured on the basis of grams per square metre (GSM). The A series is the industry
standard for the international metric market. Each size is exactly 1/2 the area of the
previous size. The most common sizes for publication are A4 and A3 which folds in half to A4.
This section shows each size in various measurements.
View Paper Sizes