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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.


Size Really Does Matter When it Comes to Printing

From the Printware Blog on 11th November 2011 in Consumer Advice

The benefits of A3 printing may seem obvious but the potential impact of A3 promotional material on small businesses may just surprise you. Professor Richard Wiseman carried out research which showed that larger printed images and visual aids can make a business seem more successful and professional.


New Software Shows How To Save Money and Print Greener

From the Printware Blog on 8th November 2011 in Software, Environment

A company in Portland, Oregon has developed software which, it says, will help businesses save money on their print costs and reduce environmental impact at the same time. If successful, the savings to businesses and organisations using networked devices could be huge.


How Businesses Can Improve Network Printer Security

From the Printware Blog on 7th November 2011 in Security, Consumer Advice

Recently, a graduate student at Dublin City University discovered several security flaws in printers which make them vulnerable to hackers. If your printer isn't properly protected you could be leaving a gaping hole in your defences, so we take a look at what you can do to stay secure.


Xerox Launches Flagship Phaser 7800

From the Printware Blog on 1st November 2011 in New Products

After much anticipation and speculation, Xerox has now launched the replacement for its flagship A3 office printer, the Phaser 7760. The new Phaser 7800 bridges the gap between the Xerox office range and its colour production portfolio and is already generating a great deal of interest.


And then a HERO Comes Along

From the Printware Blog on 18th October 2011 in New Products

Kodak has gone all-out to impress with its new range of all-in-one printers and, with a name like HERO, they'll have a lot to live up to. With the ability to print wirelessly, to print from anywhere using Google Cloud Print and even to create 3D photos at home, the Kodak HERO range may just be worthy of the name.


Keep Your Head in the Cloud

Not so long ago, a cloud was a fluffy white thing in the sky or, depending on where you live, a great big black thing in the sky with rain coming out of it. However, we live in a world of rapidly evolving technology where it seems to be easier to invent things than make up new words. So now, apparently, a cloud is something to do with computers and you can use one to print things.


What a difference a tree makes

From the Printware Blog on 9th August 2011 in Environment

Cool Earth would like to say a big thank you to Printware's customers for helping to protect 41 acres of endangered Amazon rainforest. Each tree plays a specific role in the forest, locking in carbon and acting as a habitat to thousands of species.


Lexmark Genesis S815. From Document to Digital in 3 Seconds

From the Printware Blog on 18th January 2011 in New Products

It's not often that we're drawn in by a printer's looks, but the Genesis S815 All-in-One from Lexmark is a truly stylish machine. The Genesis isn't just pleasing to the eye either, it boasts impressive print speeds of up to 30 pages per minute in colour.


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.


Canon Mono Printers Arriving in March

From the Printware Blog on 12th February 2010 in New Products

Hot on the heels of the new Pixma printers, Canon has launched a range of mono i-SENSYS single function and multifunction devices. The new devices will be available from March but you can find out more about them now…


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.


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…


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.


Brother DCP-8070D Makes a Good Impression

From the Printware Blog on 21st January 2010 in New Products

There is always a bewildering array of printers available in any given sector of the market and, with new machines being released all the time, it can be very difficult to find the right one. Here at Printware we try to make it as simple as possible for you to find the right machine so, when a new printer comes along, we like to take a good look at it to see what makes it stand out. Enter the Brother DCP-8070D…


Canon Launches New Pixma Printers for 2010

From the Printware Blog on 19th January 2010 in New Products

Following the massive success of the Pixma MP640, Canon has just launched four new inkjet printers, including three multifunction devices. Scheduled for a February release in the States, the new Pixma printers won't hitting these shores just yet but, if recent experience is anything to go by, they’ll undoubtedly prove popular when they do.


New OKI Colour Laser Printers Hit the Shelves

From the Printware Blog on 15th January 2010 in New Products

OKI has been busily releasing new machines to refresh its printer portfolio over the last couple of months and now it's the turn of the colour laser range to get a revamp. The C610 and C711 are available now and will be hoping to make an impact in the ultra competitive 30 page per minute colour laser sector.


New OKI Colour Multifunction Printer for Small Workgroups

From the Printware Blog on 23rd December 2009 in New Products

Just like Santa, the printer manufacturers have been busy this Christmas – well, not that busy but OKI has just launched its second new printer this month (fourth if you count the MB400 series separately). The MC160n colour multifunction printer is out now and has been designed to meet the needs of small workgroups on a budget.


Samsung Refreshes CLP Range with Two New Machines

From the Printware Blog on 21st December 2009 in New Products

Samsung is on a mission to become the world's largest laser printer manufacturer and after its successes elsewhere, you wouldn't bet against it. With its latest offerings, Samsung has focused on print quality rather than headline-grabbing page per minute speeds…


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.


Even More New Brother Printers

From the Printware Blog on 1st December 2009 in New Products

The new printers just keep on coming! Brother has been keeping us on our toes with a glut of new devices lately and we’ve got two more to tell you about. Following the launch of its colour multifunction range, Brother has added two mono multifunction printers, the MFC-8370DN and MFC-8380DN.


New HP Photosmart Lets You Print from your iPhone PDA or PS3

From the Printware Blog on 27th November 2009 in New Products, Printing Technology, Software

Have you ever wanted to print a screen grab from you Playstation 3 but couldn’t? Even if you haven’t we bet you’re now thinking “Hmmm. That’d be good – how do I do that?” Well, HP’s new Photosmart Premium will let you do just that and print from your iPhone or PDA too.


Being Green Might Not be Easy but Being Blue is Harder

From the Printware Blog on 27th November 2009 in Environment

We all like to think that we’re environmentally aware these days but sometimes it can be easier said than done. For instance, when you’re buying a new printer, it’s pretty easy to find out the speed and running costs but how do you know how green it is? The answer’s simple – if you really want to go green, you need to go blue.


Brother Launches Even More New Printers

From the Printware Blog on 26th November 2009 in New Products

Hot on the heels of their new colour multifunction printers come Brother’s new single function colour printers. Once again, a couple of useful bits of software and built-in wireless connectivity could help attract customers looking to print in colour on a budget.


Brother MFC-9120CN and MFC-9320CW Make Their Debut

From the Printware Blog on 25th November 2009 in New Products

Brother has just launched two new colour multifunction printers, the MFC-9120CN and the MFC-9320CW. Hooray! Ok, we know it’s not as exciting as I’m a Strictly Celebrity X-Factor but, if you’re after a multifunction device for a small workgroup, they could be worth a look.


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.


Kodak Launches iPhone App

From the Printware Blog on 20th November 2009 in Software

Kodak has just launched its own printing app for the iPhone, Pic Flick, which is available to download free from the iTunes App Store. Print wirelessly to your Kodak ESP 5250, upload to your W1020 wireless digital frame or do both at once.


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.


OKI MB400 Series Arriving in Time for Christmas

From the Printware Blog on 19th November 2009 in New Products

Following its new colour multifunction printers in the summer, OKI has now launched a range of mono multifunction devices. Packed with features, great value low running costs and a three year warranty – the new machines look like a good buy…. as long as you’re a PC user.


Worlds First Metallic and White Ink Printer Unveiled

From the Printware Blog on 12th November 2009 in Printing Technology

Every now and then we get a call from a customer asking if they can get hold of white ink and we tell them as nicely as possible that, of course, there is no such thing. At least, until now.

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