Posted on Apr 19 2016 - 11:05am by John Peters
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Xerox reseller Document XL is re-launching a charity fund-raising initiative originally developed in 2011. The Charity-Wrap scheme provides charities with a regular source of income by linking donations to office printing. Every time a participating business prints a colour page on a Charity-Wrap printer, Document XL will donate 1p to charity. Document XL Managing Director Stephen Dobson said: “Many...

Posted on Apr 18 2016 - 11:05am by John Peters
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HP Inc. has introduced two new A3 MFPs for managed print services customers in need of high-volume imaging and light production printing. Offering the fastest print and scan speeds in HP’s MFP portfolio, and the highest print volumes, the HP MFP S965dn (65ppm) and HP MFP S975dn (75ppm) can scan up to 200 images per minute. www.hp.com ...

Posted on Apr 16 2016 - 11:05am by John Peters
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Sharp MFP Europe has added a new A3 MFP to its MX range of mono devices for small businesses and workgroups. With a print speed of 35 pages per minute and a colour scan speed of 56 images per minute, the MX-M356N is the fastest machine in the range. Operation is via a seven-inch colour LCD screen that also displays thumbnails and previews of copy and scan jobs. An optional wireless LAN adapter provides...

Posted on Apr 15 2016 - 11:05am by John Peters
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Blake has expanded its Premium Office envelope range with a new series developed for customers who regularly send mail to Europe. ‘Windows of the World’ envelopes reflect the design preferences of 18 European countries, especially in relation to window positioning. Marketing manager Alison Wilde said: “We’ve developed this range in response to our own research and feedback from customers in...

Posted on Apr 15 2016 - 8:05am by John Peters
Comments Off on Print IT Magazine – Issue 27 – Free Download

In the last issue we published the results of a survey in which we asked vendors for their thoughts on the print industry. As part of this exercise, we asked them to rank a selection of threats facing the industry in order of importance. Product maturity/lack of innovation was considered the least significant of these by a clear margin. Justifiably, when you consider some of the innovations we report...

Posted on Apr 14 2016 - 11:05am by John Peters
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Forget social media and email marketing; if you really want to stand out from the crowd and develop closer relationships with customers, pick up a pen and start writing. Or better still get Inkpact to do it for you. Its team of trained writers will write and post beautiful handwritten notes and letters on your behalf, saving you the time and trouble. Ideal for introducing your company to potential...

Posted on Apr 13 2016 - 11:05am by John Peters
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Lexmark is bringing out an iOS/Android app for its zero landfill cartridge recycling programme, which celebrates its 25th anniversary this year. The app can be used to register for the Lexmark Cartridge Collection Programme (LCCP); to order a recycling container, including a smaller, postage paid Ecobox; or to request the collection of a larger container by scanning its QR code. Customers who sign...

Posted on Apr 12 2016 - 11:05am by John Peters
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Toshiba TEC has been named an International Green World Ambassador at the Green Apple Environment Awards for its the paper-saving e-STUDIO306LP/ RD30 Eco MFP. In making the award, the judges said: “Toshiba’s new eco-friendly printing system has the potential to reduce paper use for printed documents by up to 80%. The system is another of those simple genius concepts that seem obvious once invented....

Posted on Apr 11 2016 - 11:05am by John Peters
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Impulse buying is easier than ever with a new ‘advertising recognition trigger’ from Powa Technologies. The interactive technology turns printed advertisements and posters into shop windows by enabling consumers to buy what they see on sight. With PowaTag Instant Buyenabled advertisements, there is no need for the customer to scan a QR code or go to a website to buy a product. If they like what...

Posted on Apr 7 2016 - 11:40am by Tayla Ansell
Comments Off on The Stationers’ Company Innovation Excellence Awards

A reminder from the Stationers’ Company that the closing date for entries to its annual Innovation Excellence Awards is 15 April 2016. Launched in 2014, these Awards for the UK Communications and Content Industries recognise best practice in product design, services, campaigns, and business process development. Entries are evaluated on their innovation, ability to generate economic growth, and overall...