Posted on Jul 20 2015 - 9:00am by John Peters
Comments Off on Barcode printing on the move

In addition to launching the T8000, Printronix has moved into a new product area with the introduction of its first portable thermal printer. A natural extension to Printronix’s stationary printers, the M4L meets demand for on-the-spot label printing in logistics and warehouses. For example, when breaking down pallets, new barcode labels will need to be printed to reflct changes made. Instead of...

Posted on Jul 17 2015 - 6:30pm by John Peters
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Xeretec has acquired the managed print and printer supply business of First Choice Business Systems Ltd, a Kent-based Xerox concessionaire and supplier of print solutions for both the office and print production environments. Steve Hawkins, managing director of Xeretec, said: “Exceptional service delivery combined with pioneering solutions, are some of the values shared between First Choice and...

Posted on Jul 17 2015 - 2:00pm by John Peters
Comments Off on Raising the bar in barcode printing

Printronix launches next generation barcode printers Industrial printing specialist Printronix Inc. has launched a new line of industrial-grade thermal label printers for customers in manufacturing, retail distribution, transportation & logistics. The T8000 Thermal Printer series features a completely new architecture, developed over two years at a cost of $3 million, that, according to Printronix,...

Posted on Jul 17 2015 - 9:00am by John Peters
Comments Off on Should scanners be on the print channel’s radar?

According to the findings of The Future of Scanning study conducted by InfoTrends, scanning has transformed from a means to archive and store specific documents to a method for all knowledge workers to create digital files to interact, share, communicate and manage. “Scanning is a pervasive task across all businesses,” said Anne Valaitis, Director of InfoTrends’ Image Scanning Trends and Professional...

Posted on Jul 16 2015 - 6:30pm by John Peters
Comments Off on Canon offers free 3-year warranties

Canon is offering free 3-year warranties on 29 of its most popular scanners and printers, instead of the usual 12-month guarantee. The special promotion, which runs until August 31 2015, reflects the importance of scanners and printers to customers’ operations and gives them peace of mind that they will be able to function normally if something goes wrong with a device. Warranty extensions are being...

Posted on Jul 16 2015 - 2:00pm by John Peters
Comments Off on Is there a crisis in productivity?

Official figures from the ONS show that UK labour productivity (measured by output per hour) fell by 0.2% in the fourth quarter of 2014 compared with the previous quarter, and remains slightly lower than in 2007, prior to the global financial crisis. It’s fair to say that the economic downturn has heightened the UK’s productivity crisis, something which the LSE’s Centre for Economic Performance...

Posted on Jul 16 2015 - 9:00am by John Peters
Comments Off on Financing the deal- how an improving economy is changing the lending climate

Print IT Reseller asks leading fiance providers about the financing options available to resellers and finds out how an improving economy is changing the lending climate How has the climate changed? Jo Harris, Head of Sales, Vendor Finance, Siemens Financial Services: “Business sentiment has improved as the UK economy has gained strength. Rising business confidence has led to new investment, which...

Posted on Jul 15 2015 - 6:30pm by John Peters
Comments Off on Balreed to sponsor Rotherham United

Balreed is the new sponsor of the Rotherham United 2015/2016 away shirt. Last season it sponsored the back of the home and away shorts and put its name to the AESSEAL New York Stadium scoreboard. Rotherham United Commercial Director Steve Coakley said: “We are thrilled to continue to develop a very successful collaboration between Rotherham United Football Club and Balreed. Since our move into the...

Posted on Jul 15 2015 - 2:00pm by John Peters
Comments Off on Navigating digital transformation

Mark Robinson, Market Business Developer at Canon, shares his thoughts on how resellers can tap into demand in the SMB market Technology is an area of expertise that has become increasingly crucial for smaller firms. Digital transformation has affected most aspects of modern life, especially from a business perspective. From daily admin processes and workflows to optimising content, small businesses...

Posted on Jul 15 2015 - 9:00am 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, reports from the last HP Discover partner event before the company splits in two. 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 time that HP meets the world in its present...