12 Printing Tips of Christmas

2016 has been a great year for us. We moved to our new office space, complete with dedicated printer showroom, and had a fantastic time at our Open Day in July. This allowed us to push into the latter part of the year with real momentum, and with a strategy in place to help us continue to build and evolve the company. Our client base has grown significantly, thanks to the winning combination of modern, technically advanced machines, and exceptional service.

One of our focusses during 2016 has been on educating our clients. Sitting down at the start of the year, we realised that we had a lot of expertise to share. In this post, we will give a round-up of what we feel have been the 12 most important tips that have been posted to our blog since January. Enjoy!

Common Label Printing Issues and How to Fix Them
We put together this blog to try and cover the most common issues clients face when printing labels in-house, in the hope that we could help them to resolve the problem simply and swiftly.

Maintaining Print Quality
When you invest in a printer or photocopier, you want to make sure that it is working perfectly for as long as possible. To do that, you must take steps to maintain and look after it. Here we listed some of the simple, yet easily forgotten things you can do to extend your machines expiry date.

Why Doesn’t My Printout look The Same as On My Screen?
This is the one complaint we hear more than any other. We used the opportunity to explain the difference between RBG and CMYK when printing, why this causes issues for people and what you can do to solve them.

What is a Universal Print Driver?
Have you ever wondered what a Universal Print Driver is, and how it might benefit your business? Well wonder no more, as we weigh up the benefits and negatives of using one, as well as give an unbiased view as to who could benefit most.

The Benefits of Leasing a Printer or Photocopier
It isn’t always easy to decide the most cost effective route when you need new equipment. At EBM, we understand that leasing works for some more than others, which is why we used this post to explain exactly who can benefit.

What is an Interactive Display?
We are lucky to work with a number of schools and colleges across Essex. The interactive whiteboards we supply them have proved invaluable to the way that they involve students in lessons.

Is Your Printer Leaving You Open to a Cyber Security Breach?
2016 has almost become the year of the cyber attack, with major firms across the globe falling foul of hackers. Understanding the potential risks, and the preventative measures available, is the best way to avoid being targeted.

Why Your Scanner Won’t Let You Make Copies of Money and Other Important Documents
Security printing is a hugely important feature that can help businesses to protect their documents. Understanding what can and can’t be achieved with a scanner is the best way to stay protected.

Choosing the Right Paper for the Print Job
Printing isn’t rocket science by any stretch of the imagination, but there are certain tips and tricks that can improve the quality of what you produce. The type of paper you use is one of them, which is why we have listed what you should look for.

When is it Time to Upgrade Your Printer?
When you spend money on a new printer, you want to make sure that it performs at its best for as long as possible. The thing is, these machines do have a ‘use by’ date; a time when the quality deteriorates and a new investment is required. Here we list what to look out for.

What is a Managed Print Service?
A lot of our clients had heard about managed print services before we met them, but never really understood what they entailed. Once we had explained in more detail, they were quick to jump on board, which is why we wrote this piece on exactly what you can expect.

Google It! Or Maybe Don’t…The Strangest Printer Searches on Google
We decided to really understand what people were searching for when it came to their printer. The answers were…interesting, to say the least, with queries that ranged from ‘How to illegally print money’, to ‘Why does my printer smell like fish?’ We could answer most, but not all questions. Check them out yourself.

So, that’s it, our top 12 tips of 2016. We hope you all have a wonderful festive period and we look forward to sharing some more advice in 2017!