Posted on Jul 21 2016 - 11:05am by John Peters
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PrintIT recently asked a number of leading print vendors about developments in the print market and how their product portfolios are evolving to meet changing needs. Here, we present edited extracts from the videos. The interviews can be seen in full on our website, www.printitmag.co.uk. Next month, we will publish part two, featuring an in-depth interview with Peter Silcock, Business Manager for Business...

Posted on Jul 20 2016 - 11:05am by John Peters
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CityPoint has replaced manual record-keeping with a digital system that uses NFC technology to authenticate and track the movements of security guards, contractors and keys CityPoint in London EC2 has won an award for the Best NFC (Near Field Communication) Deployment at the RFID Journal Awards in Florida after replacing paper-based processes with a fully automated NFC-based system for tracking keys,...

Posted on Jul 19 2016 - 11:05am by John Peters
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Zebra Technologies Corporation has won a Red Dot product design award for its ZD410 desktop label printer. Designed for the smallest of work spaces, the ultra-compact 2-inch direct thermal printer is ideal for printing high-quality product and shelf labels, discount labels and receipts. The ability to print price and discount labels on demand is becoming increasingly important for retailers that want...

Posted on Jul 18 2016 - 11:05am by John Peters
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As one of the UK’s leading garden centres, Dobbies is always looking to improve operational effectiveness, which is why it is now using mobile label printers from Toshiba TEC in its UK stores. In 1865, James Dobbie set up J Dobbie Choice Seeds & Flowers of Renfrew and his business soon flurished, creating a legacy that now incorporates 35 stores across the UK. In 2008, the company became part...

Danny Molhoek, general manager of Lexmark UK & Ireland, explains how Lexmark is applying circular economy principles to reduce the environmental impact of its printers You have probably heard the term ‘circular economy’, but what exactly does it mean for businesses? Although we may not know it, we are all part of the traditional ‘linear’ economy where materials are made, used and thrown...

Posted on Jul 16 2016 - 11:05am by John Peters
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The arrival in the UK of Google Android Pay and Samsung Pay is predicted to accelerate the switch from cash to cashless payments, already given a big boost by the introduction of contactless payments. Is the decline of cash terminal, as some would suggest, or are reports of its death greatly exaggerated? In the following extracts from a new report, The Digital Revolution: The Future of Cash, The Cambridge...

Posted on Jul 15 2016 - 11:05am by John Peters
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KYOCERA Document Solutions UK has enhanced its toner recycling programme with the introduction of a free box collection service for high volume customers. The provision of fully branded boxes in a choice of two sizes is being carried out in partnership with LPR who will collect and recycle all Kyocera toner cassettes, turning them into plastic granules for re-use in a variety of manufacturing processes....

Posted on Jul 14 2016 - 11:05am by John Peters
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Epson’s new Print365 printing packages bring peace of mind and convenience to smaller businesses. Operating in a similar way to a mobile phone contract, the three-year packages cover all servicing and supplies for a low monthly fee, with no hidden or additional charges. There is a variety of packages to choose from, up to a maximum of 300,000 prints over the contract period. An easy-to-install assessment...

Posted on Jul 14 2016 - 11:05am by John Peters
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Avery is reminding businesses of the importance of neat and tidy parcels, following a survey in which excessive packaging and messy parcels were identified as two of the main bugbears of online shoppers. Only delivery charges generated a stronger adverse reaction. On a positive note, one quarter of respondents say parcels featuring the seller’s branding provide reassurance that they have bought...

Posted on Jul 13 2016 - 11:05am by John Peters
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FT Solutions, a communication and branding solutions provider, has taken its first steps in 3D printing with the installation of a ProJet 660Pro full colour 3D printer from Canon. One of the first services it plans to offer is the printing of lifelike figurines of customers beside their favourite sports person or celebrity. FT Solutions managing director Tom Gurd believes the company’s new FT3D...