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Archive for March, 2011

“Everybody On” – Under its new CEO, Hewlett-Packard unifies its vision and its workforce to take over the world

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011 - Posted in Hardware, New Products, Printing culture, Productivity Tools, Strategy, Total Cost of Printing, Workflow | No Comments »

Issue #1109 – Following the departure of Mark Hurd in August 2010, and the instalment as CEO of former SAP boss, Léo Apotheker, in September, the atmosphere at Hewlett-Packard has undoubtedly changed. No longer the sense of foreboding but an air of enthusiasm and optimism, with a clear target of taking over the world.

Print quality and durability – effects of ink

Sunday, March 13th, 2011 - Posted in Comparisons, Digital Photography, Print Technology, Reliability, Supplies, Third party supplies, Total Cost of Printing | No Comments »

Issue #1108 – If you think third party inks will give you the same quality and durability as original inks, you are most certainly mistaken! Following on from the investigation concerning the implications of the glossy paper used for printing photos , in this article we investigate the much more dramatic implications of using different inks for photo printing.

Mobile printing is improving but still has a long way to go

Wednesday, March 9th, 2011 - Posted in Comparisons, Digital Photography, New Products, Print Technology, Productivity Tools, Total Cost of Printing, Workflow | No Comments »

Issue #1107 – With the arrival of the ‘pad’ computer, particularly in Apple and Android guises, the need to be able to print from mobile devices has never been stronger. While individual office software applications running on smartphones and pad devices do not include a print capability, it is down to the printer manufacturers to enable printing for their own devices. Who has done it? How? And how good are they?

British technology takes printing to new speeds – around 50mph (80km/h) or more

Monday, March 7th, 2011 - Posted in Environmental, News, Print Technology, Total Cost of Printing | No Comments »

Issue #1106 – Britain’s BBC news service is today featuring a British company that has developed a rapid manufacturing technique using relatively standard printing technology that is capable of building products from nylon that is as tough as steel. In order to demonstrate the capabilities of the technique for building everyday products in the future, the company has built a working prototype bicycle from nylon – shown on the BBC’s Breakfast TV program this morning.