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The Perfect Print Solution For A Small or Home Office By iPad Air Winner Ian

Posted by Michelle Rochford May 29, 2014 at 9:30 AM

In February we launched the “win an iPad Air competition” when you enquire about upgrading to any of our 4-series multifunction printers 

The first competition ended April 30, with the second ending on June 30. So there's still time to enter, if you haven’t already,  click here to learn more.

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Topics: 455/405 Series, Office Printing, Multifunction Printers, Home Printing, Home Office

IT A Top Gripe For Australian Office Workers

Posted by Michelle Rochford December 19, 2013 at 1:42 AM

 

It seems our frustrations with IT are alive and well. Fuji Xerox Printers recently surveyed 1,000 business managers and office employees about their pet peeves and IT came out on top for one third of respondents. Think email, Microsoft Office, office equipment and internet outages.

As far as printer-specific issues go, one in five respondents are specifically frustrated with having to troubleshoot errors, which can waste precious work time.

Office workers are irritated by simple tasks such as replacing toner, loading paper and paper jams. Thirteen per cent are unhappy about the distance from their desk to the printer.

IT issues and frustrations can be costly and time consuming for a business. If you’re a business manager, it may be time consider how you can improve printing and IT processes to reduce the time and money spent on resolving issues.

As a business manager, improving the efficiency of printing and IT processes can target your number one frustration: cost and budgeting. Our research found that for 38 per cent of business managers, costs and budgeting are a major worry and one in four are concerned about staff productivity.

A managed print services (MPS) contract, which outsources the management of your printing fleet to a third party, can help to streamline printing and reduce costs.

Signing up to a managed print services contract can result in a 30 per cent reduction in print related costs. Furthermore, with staff no longer having to deal with printer issues, it also allows for improvements in staff productivity.

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Topics: Office Printing, Managed Print Services

Cutting The Ties: The Wireless Printing Movement

Posted by Thomas Dickson December 5, 2013 at 9:39 PM

 

In today’s mobile world the internet is a significant part of everyday life, both at home and at work. The way we use and access the internet has changed dramatically over the last 20 years; move over dial-up connections, now we’re talking Wi-Fi and 4G.

As a nation we’re addicted to electronic devices and the internet. Can you remember the last time you went an entire weekend without browsing the web? I certainly can’t.

The number of electronic devices in the average Australian household is growing. Whether it’s PCs, laptops, smartphones, tablets or printers; we’re a gadget loving gang. In fact, according to a recent survey carried out by Fuji Xerox Printers, by the end of the year 86 per cent of Australians predict they will have at least one device connected to the Wi-Fi in their homes and over 20 per cent will connect more than five devices. That’s a lot of technology!

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Topics: Wireless Printing, Office Printing, Mobile Printing, Home Office

Xerox Celebrates 75th Anniversary Of The First Xerographic Image

Posted by Anthony Toope November 8, 2013 at 1:30 AM

Printing is something we take for granted. We have an expectation that, at the press of a button, data will be transmitted to a device and printed quickly and cost effectively.

I doubt many have ever stopped to think about how printing and document management processes have developed over the years. In today’s busy world, it’s easy to shove history aside and focus on the here and now.

However, on hearing that Xerox has just celebrated the 75th anniversary of the first xerographic image, I did stop to consider just how far our industry has progressed.

It all started on 22 October 1938, when the world’s first xerographic image was created by Chester Carlson in a rented second story room in Queens, New York. The copy was a date and location, written in a bold hand on a glass slide: 10-22-38 Astoria. The copy might have been fuzzy, but it was still a copy.

Carlson originally called the process electrophotography. This humble invention would eventually lead to the formation of the Xerox Corporation and the birth of an industry. Even today, this xerographic process is still at the heart of most office printers and copiers around the world

While the technological developments have been incredible, it is fascinating to reflect on the passion, persuasion and perseverance of a few individuals in bringing their vision to life.

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Topics: Office Printing, Chester Carlson, Xerox Corp

Introducing The Latest Range Of Fuji Xerox A3 Printers

Posted by Anthony Toope October 11, 2013 at 1:43 AM

 

While not every office has an A3 printing requirement, it is an important function for businesses such as architects, accountants and lawyers.

Earlier this month, Fuji Xerox Printers launched a new range of A3 monochrome multifunction printers. The printers are ideal for busy small and medium-sized businesses with high print volumes and deliver the print quality required for important documents.

The DocuCentre S2420, DocuCentre S2010 and DocuCentre S1810 are compact devices all offering print, copy, scan and fax capabilities. They are designed for reliable performance and minimal waste and they can also help reduce costs and energy. The printers are packed with a range of advanced features:

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Topics: Monochrome Printing, Office Printing, A3 printing

The Full Spectrum: Why Colour Selection Is Important For Business

Posted by Michelle Rochford September 26, 2013 at 7:02 PM

 

In our last blog post Anthony considered the differences between reading online versus the printed page, and which has a greater impact.
This got me thinking about the effect colour can have on our comprehension and understanding. When used correctly, I believe it can be significant. If you work in marketing, or in a small business where communications is just part of the job, you may already know the importance of colour.
Marketers and advertisers can spend hours considering whether to use sky blue or duck egg blue in an upcoming campaign. Most would think it can’t matter that much. But it can, and it does. Choosing the right colour can mean the difference between getting your collateral, brochures, advertising or business documents noticed, and noticed by the right people for the right reasons.
It’s not by accident that McDonalds and Coca Cola use the striking colour red, or that Breville and Cadburys use luxurious purple hues.
I recently read a Xerox blog, written by the company’s colour psychologist and branding expert, about how colour can improve retention, productivity and can also generate financial returns. > read full article

Topics: Office Printing, Colour Printing

Is Your Memory Boosted By The Printed Page?

Posted by Anthony Toope September 12, 2013 at 7:14 PM

 

Do you prefer reading from a printed page or on a screen? Have you ever thought about how you remember more?

Australians are spending more and more time on mobile devices, checking emails and refreshing social media feeds. Newspapers and magazines are taking the hit as we read news and information on the net. While online information may be instant and plentiful, it is worth considering how effective reading on screen is versus reading the printed word.

Research by the University of Oregon School of Journalism and Communication found that readers of print news remember ‘significantly more’ information and topics than those who read news stories online.

Fuji Xerox Printers recently surveyed office bosses and employees and found that almost 60 per cent still prefer reading hard copy rather than reading online.

Best-selling business author and organisational psychologist Dr Ken Hudson offers the following insights into how comprehension and memory can be boosted by the printed page.

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Topics: Office Printing

Who Needs Cables When You Can Print From Smartphones and Tablets

Posted by Thomas Dickson August 30, 2013 at 2:20 AM

 

 

How we print in Australia: An interactive view of our printing habits

We live in a world where smartphones, tablets and laptops are part of our life now. In fact, most of us feel a little stressed if we don’t have a screen of some kind in front of us feeding us news, keeping us in touch with friends and colleagues or recording our life experiences.

I think I hear someone say once a week at least, ‘My entire life is stored on my phone!’ It’s simultaneously horrifying and fascinating just how connected we are to our gadgets.

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Topics: Wireless Printing, Office Printing, Smartphone Printing, Mobile Printing, Home Office, Colour Printing

Take High Quality Colour Printing Back In-House

Posted by Michelle Rochford August 1, 2013 at 11:34 PM

Topics: Office Printing, Phaser 7800, Colour Printing

Green Up Your Office Printing

Posted by Michelle Rochford November 29, 2012 at 10:05 PM

 

More and more businesses are looking at ways to green up their offices but many overlook the impact that printing can have on their carbon footprint. If you’re a business owner or manager, I’d encourage you to assess your printing environment and printer usage as even small changes can make a big difference to your environmental impact. Here are a few things to consider:

Electricity

Printers can consume large amounts of electricity, depending on the model and whether they are in stand-by or print mode.

  • Take advantage of the energy saving features that put machines to ‘sleep’ in idle periods - this can save hundreds of dollars each year on energy consumption
  • Tonnes of emissions can be saved each year by switching to renewable sources of energy such as solar, wind and geothermal energy.

Choose energy-saving products

Business managers can save money on energy bills by choosing ENERGY STAR® compliant products.

  • Many of Fuji Xerox’s products can “learn” your workgroup’s usage patterns and automatically adjust between power saving and ready modes to help conserve energy
  • Be aware of new technologies that save on energy. Fuji Xerox S-LED (Self-Scanning Light Emitting Diode) and DELCIS (Digitally-Enhanced Lighting Control Imaging System)control technology can provide up to 45% power reduction.
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Topics: Office Printing, Carbon Footprint, Green Printing

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