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A3 Business Inkjet – a study by CharisCo Printer Labs

Monday, January 12th, 2015 - Posted in Comparisons, Hardware, Print Technology, Productivity Tools, Total Cost of Printing | No Comments »

This study had a feel about it of the fable, “The Tortoise and the Hare”! Hewlett-Packard’s Officejet 7610 may have a slower print engine according to manufacturer’s specifications than the Brother MFC-J4510DW and MFC-J6720DW but, in real-life printing scenarios, many print jobs are delivered to the output tray faster with the Officejet 7610 – and, in some instances, much faster.

NFC Print – easy mobile printing

Thursday, October 3rd, 2013 - Posted in Hardware, New Products, Print Technology, Printing culture, Productivity Tools, Total Cost of Printing, Workflow | No Comments »

Issue #1307 – Research shows 90% of smartphone users want to print but either don’t realise it is possible, do not know how to do it or find it too difficult.  Before long, these issues should be a thing of the past.  There are two main initiatives under way to sort us out and help to make printing the documents or photos we want to print from our mobile devices nice and easy.

Where are the windows in Windows 8?

Sunday, October 28th, 2012 - Posted in New Products, Productivity Tools, Strategy, Workflow | No Comments »

Issue #1208 – As we see the launch of the much-talked-about Windows 8 by Microsoft today, we have to say, “It’s a really good thing Microsoft does not make printers!” Why? Simply because Windows 8 is sadly lacking its Windows! User interface designer and software developer Dave Maude takes a look at some of the technicalities of Windows 8 that seem to have been overlooked in the media so far.

CharisCo Printer Labs seeks beta testers for Total Cost of Printing app

Thursday, October 4th, 2012 - Posted in Managed Print Services, New Products, News, Productivity Tools, Supplies, Total Cost of Printing, Total Print Management | No Comments »

Issue #1207 – CharisCo Printer Labs has reached an exciting juncture with its brand new Total Cost of Printing calculator, tcprojector, now at the beta testing stage. The online application is targeted initially at printer dealers and MPS providers to educate printer purchase decisions by projecting long-lasting value over initial savings and we would like to invite resellers to apply to have free access while beta testing the app over the next few weeks.

Xerox buys its way further into Managed Print market with purchase of NewField IT

Wednesday, May 25th, 2011 - Posted in Managed Print Services, News, Productivity Tools, Total Cost of Printing, Total Print Management | No Comments »
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Issue #1113/1 – Seeking to strengthen its grip on the global Managed Print Services (MPS) market, Xerox has announced its acquisition of NewField IT, a leading consultancy, optimisation and MPS company in the UK and the US.

“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.

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?

TCPglobal Special: Hewlett-Packard enhances functionality on new Officejet All-in-One range, including A3, while retaining proven cost-effectiveness of HP920 inkjet engine. Part 2 of 4.

Friday, November 19th, 2010 - Posted in Comparisons, Hardware, New Products, Print Technology, Printing culture, Productivity Tools, Strategy, Total Cost of Printing | No Comments »

Issue #1012 – Note: This series of articles has been sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company prior to being published in TCPglobal. But, as with all TCPglobal articles, it is nonetheless an independent assessment of the hardware and solutions concerned and expresses only the views and opinions of the author and not those of Hewlett-Packard. VIEW ARTICLE FREE OF CHARGE. – Hewlett-Packard’s Officejet All-in-One launch this autumn comprised three models – Officejet 6500A (mid-range A4 business inkjet); Officejet 6500A Plus (high-end A4 business inkjet); Officejet 7500A (A3 business inkjet). This second of four articles starts to look at competitive comparisons between these models and the available competition, starting with the Officejet 6500A.

TCPglobal Special: Hewlett-Packard enhances functionality on new Officejet All-in-One range, including A3, while retaining proven cost-effectiveness of HP920 inkjet engine. Part 1 of 4.

Monday, November 8th, 2010 - Posted in Hardware, New Products, Print Technology, Printing culture, Productivity Tools, Strategy, Total Cost of Printing | No Comments »

Issue #1011 – Note: This series of articles has been sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company prior to being published in TCPglobal. But, as with all TCPglobal articles, it is nonetheless an independent assessment of the hardware and solutions concerned and expresses only the views and opinions of the author and not those of Hewlett-Packard. VIEW ARTICLE FREE OF CHARGE. – Hewlett-Packard’s new Officejet product range for 2010 not only includes wide-ranging functionality enhancements, making the most of its network interface for internet connectivity, but is also the company’s first venture into the A3 inkjet All-in-One arena. All of this is built on the engine using the HP920 cartridge series with its class-winning Total Cost of Printing. The only print engine to provide lower Total Cost of Printing for small businesses is the Hewlett-Packard’s own HP940-based Officejet Pro range (which provides colour printing at up to 65% less cost than comparable laser-based products – see TCPglobal Issue #0907).

Lexmark web-enabled touch screen with SmartSolutions – why is it revolutionary?

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2009 - Posted in Print Technology, Productivity Tools, Total Cost of Printing, Workflow | 1 Comment »

Issue #0932/1 – More details have also emerged since the publication of last week’s article (New Lexmark inkjet range looks very promising for homes and businesses), regarding Lexmark’s inkjet AiO web-enabled touch screen configuration and its capabilities, particularly with regard to the SmartSolutions. Directly targeting remote fleets belonging to companies with outbound and tele-workers, the inkjet models with the touch screen provide some remarkable facilities and functionality for both remote worker and office-based IT staff. Truly revolutionary!