Posted on Aug 13 2015 - 9:05am by John Peters
Comments Off on Lexmark has launched a new MPS programme

Lexmark has launched a new MPS programme that gives SMEs the benefis of proactive consumables management without the expense of print audits It is customary to divide managed print offerings into Basic Print Services (BPS), consisting of device and consumables monitoring with alerts and easy ordering when new supplies are required, and Managed Print Services (MPS), which offer proactive consumables...

Posted on Aug 12 2015 - 1:05pm by John Peters
Comments Off on RISO launches compact A4 duplicator

RISO has expanded its range of digital duplicators with a compact A4 model offering print speeds of up to 130 pages per minute, plus high seed scanning via an ADF, Direct USB printing and an easy-to-use LCD panel. Like other digital duplicators, the CV3030 is an economical option for printing in medium to high volumes. Because ink-based prints are generated from a master, it is not suitable for printing...

Posted on Aug 12 2015 - 9:05am by John Peters
Comments Off on Together for the last time

Steven Swift, co-founder of IDeAs, a European network of consultants specialising in MPS, attended the HP Discover customer event in Las Vegas where he learnt all about the company’s vision for the future of print This year, HP combined its premier partner/customer event and industry analyst/press briefing into a single HP Discover event in Las Vegas – fittingly, perhaps, as this will be the last...

Posted on Aug 11 2015 - 10:20am by John Peters
Comments Off on Why Smart Businesses need Smart MFPs

As businesses exit the downturn and plan for future growth, senior management teams are increasingly looking at ways in which they can enhance business process efficiency and divert more resources to revenue- generating activities. As a result of the exponential growth in information volumes, the digitisation of business and the growth of the mobile workforce, the spotlight has turned on print and...

Posted on Aug 5 2015 - 12:46pm by John Peters
Comments Off on Print IT Magazine – Issue 24 – Free Download

PrintIT and its sister publication Business Info frequently highlight the importance of good customer service and the dangers of neglecting the wishes of customers. This position is backed up by copious studies showing how quickly consumers tire of poor service and switch supplier. However, there is just as much evidence indicating the opposite. Just look at utilities. People love to complain about...

Posted on Jul 30 2015 - 5:00pm by John Peters
Comments Off on Dutch start-up Refil is inviting businesses to minimise the environmental impact of 3D printing

Dutch start-up Refil is inviting businesses to minimise the environmental impact of 3D printing by using recycled filament made from plastic bottles (translucent) or used car dashboards and door panels (black). Awarded ‘Best Material Development for 3D printing in 2015’ at this year’s 3D Printing Europe exhibition, Refilament can be used in any FDM 3D printer. The 1.75 and 2.85mm string contains...

Posted on Jul 30 2015 - 3:00pm by John Peters
Comments Off on Power protector from Battery Backup Power

Battery Backup Power recommends the use of uninterruptible power supplies (UPS) when 3D printing, as it can take hours to complete a job and any interruption or interference to the power supply can result in defects to the print or damage to the printer itself. The US company warns that conventional UPS are unlikely to provide the durability and capacity required by a 3D printer. Instead, it recommends...

Posted on Jul 30 2015 - 10:00am by John Peters
Comments Off on A3 colour printing at half the cost of lasers

HP is capitalising on soaring demand for A3 business inkjet printers – up 83% in Western Europe in the fist quarter of the year, according to IDC – with the launch of the HP OfficeJet 7510 Wide Format All-in-One. Offering borderless printing in sizes up to A3 and speeds of up to 15 B&W/8 colour pages per minute, the MFP enables small businesses or workgroups of 1-5 people to produce high quality...

Posted on Jul 29 2015 - 5:00pm by John Peters
Comments Off on LumeJet cuts cost of photobooks

LumeJet, the high quality print technology developer, and photobook printing and fiishing manufacturer Imaging Solutions AG (ISAG) claim to have cut layflat book production costs by up to 50% by bundling a LumeJet S200 printer with an ISAG fastBook10CF bookbinder. The complete package has been put together for the layflat photobook sector, which in recent years has enjoyed a compound growth rate of...

Posted on Jul 29 2015 - 3:00pm by John Peters
Comments Off on Balreed hands over the cheque

Balreed has presented Proskills PrintIT! with a cheque for £1,000 to help fund its mission to educate students about the print and paper industries. Since 2005, PrintIT! has engaged with 2,000 schools and 140,000 pupils. The money was raised through a ‘Pace or Pay Challenge’ held at Balreed’s Maidstone head office on March 6 when staff were able to bid for colleagues to run up to three miles...