By August 1, 2011 Read More →

Samsungs new mono laser print series

Listen up small to medium business owners. Are you in the market for a new printer? Would you like to be environmentally friendly? If so, these two new printers from Samsung may be just what you are looking for. But of course, always remember that you can still use eco friendly online printing options, you can try this one right here.

Full press release below:

Samsung Electronics Co Ltd., a global leader in digital media and convergence technologies, today announced the launch of the ML-4510ND and ML-5015ND printer series, which is the latest addition to its business to business (B2B) printing range. Designed for small to medium businesses, the devices provide a productive, high quality and trouble free mono laser printing solution that is also economically and environmentally friendly. Delivering highly effective job processing quickly, the ML-4510ND prints 43 A4 pages per minute, while the 5015ND model prints 48 pages per minute. Jobs start within just 7.5 seconds when the printer is ready, and in 16 seconds from sleep mode.

Dion Smith, General Manager, Samsung UK Print Division said: “So far in 2011, Samsung has launched an impressive lineup of print devices specifically designed for business use, including our fastest colour and mono laser printers, A4 mono laser multi-function printers, as well as our very first A3 mono laser printer. Going from strength to strength, our latest line of business printers deliver increased page speeds, greater energy efficiency and enhanced anti-jam technology to provide a hassle-free experience. As we move further into the second half of the year we will continue to raise the bar for B2B print devices.”

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By July 29, 2011 Read More →

Kodak Easyshare Max Z990 review

Kodak Easyshare Max Z990 review Kodak as we all know, have been around for a very long time, providing great affordable digital cameras to the masses, but they haven’t often ventured into the what I would call ‘Beginner photographer’ market. By this I mean the Bridge camera as this is often seen as the stop gap between a blooming photographers becoming a professional user, the obvious next step after a bridge camera is a DSLR which are A LOT more expensive than this one.

I have in for review a brand new Bridge camera from Kodak named- Kodak Easyshare Max Z990. Will this stack up against the competition or fall flat on its face due to relative inexperience in the field of bridge cameras?

Read on to find out.

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By May 24, 2011 Read More →

Epson Stylus Office BX625FWD review

bx625fwd This week we’re continuing our look at all-in-one printers available at the moment with the Epson Stylus Office BX625FWD, a 4-in-1 office printer.

This model features duplex printing, faxing, copying and has built in WiFi and 6.3cm colour screen on the control panel.

The machine is by no means small but with so many features crammed in to one package does it do everything well or are there compromises being made?


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By March 14, 2011 Read More →

Epson B-310N printer review

epson-b-310n8 When looking for a workgroup printer most people would go straight for a network laser printer. Typically laser printers are faster and more economical to run. However, there’s recently been a resurgence of workgroup inkjet printers with various models from Canon, HP and Epson alike.

The advantage of inkjet over Laser is the use of ‘wet’ or liquid ink that’s just a bit brighter than the power print of a laser printer. Add glossy paper in to the mix and the right inkjet printer is capable of producing photo quality prints that rival photo lab prints.

This week Matt and I have been using the Epson B-310N, one of their newer business inkjet colour printers that was released last year. We’ve been putting it through its paces and have put it to good use here in the office.

So can an inkjet printer really compete with a similarly priced laser? Read on to see what we think!


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By March 6, 2011 Read More →

Samsung Launches New Printer Lines to Provide Enhanced Performance for a More Efficient Workplace

Samsung SCX-5737FW_Slant Left HR

Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd, a global leader in digital media and digital convergence technologies, today announced its newest lines of network, duplex printers to help small and mid-size businesses simplify the workplace. The mono laser multifunctions – SCX-4833FD and SCX-5737FW with enhanced features and added security and the ML-3310ND and ML-3710ND mono printers feature faster output, eco offerings and secure printing and lower total cost of ownership , creating hassle-free desktop printing options for any office environment.

Dion Smith, General Manager, Samsung UK Print Division said: “In our latest line of business printers we have introduced Secure Pull Printing, WiFi, Touch screens, Eco Mode and Dual Core Processors. We have increased our page speeds and enhanced our market leading Total Cost of Printing message by the introduction of further high yield toners. To celebrate our 20 years in manufacturing Laser Printers we have also introduced a FREE 5 Year Warranty across some of our business printers. At Samsung we continue to anticipate the needs of our business customers as they continue to increase their requirements for safer and more intuitive print options.”


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By January 9, 2011 Read More →

Polaroid announces new mobile instant printer

zink Incredibly, it’s almost two and a half years since I reviewed Polaroid’s first instant mobile printer, the PoGo. Personally I thought that the technology itself was impressive, utilising special ‘Zink’ paper that requires no ink to produce a colour image.

The main limiting factor for the PoGo was the size of the prints, just 3×2 inches they were little more than stickers. The print quality was ok, nothing stunning but it was certainly cool to be able to go away with family and friends on a day trip and be able to print pictures from the day’s events there and then.

The PoGo was pretty battery hungry too, from a full charge you could probably expect, perhaps 10 prints. That would probably be enough for most people though as when it was first launched the special paper cost in the region of 40p per page!

I’m not sure whether the PoGo should be described as a success or a failure. When it first went on sale it was pretty expensive, about £100 and the paper was around £3-4 for 10 sheets. Not too many people splashed out and bought them until the prices began to tumble, in fact you can now get the printer for under £30 on Amazon and the paper is a much more reasonable 10p per page.

This week at CES Polaroid announced their new Instant Mobile Printer, the GL10. This new printer not only looks neater and small but also has a more respectable 4×3 inch paper handling and a claimed 40 prints from one charge.

I’ll be trying to get my hands on one over the coming weeks and hope to review soon. The full press release can be found below.

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By December 6, 2010 Read More →

HP Photosmart Premium Review

HP-prem We recently looked at a few photo printers and as we’re running up to Christmas, and I suspect that photo printers are likely to be on a few people’s Christmas list, I thought it was about time that we review a few more.

We’re are starting off this week with the HP Photosmart Premium (C309G), an all-in-one photo printer, copier scanner with the added benefit of a large colour LCD touchscreen promising that you’ll be able to edit photos without the need of a computer or wirelessly print direct from your PS3, iPhone or iPad.

So let’s unpack the printer and see how easy it is to get up and running and, most importantly, how good those photos print!


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By August 17, 2010 Read More →

Canon Pixma MP560 review

pixma-mp560This is the first Canon printer that I’ve looked at in years, the last one I owned was the BJC4000 so this is a review that I’ve been looking forward to ever since the guys over at offered it to us.

There are a number of models in the PIXMA MP range all of which are multi-function devices. They are aimed at those that want to have a true all-in-one printer so claims to offer a photo-like print quality whilst being a capable of day-to-day document printing, scanning etc.

So have Canon managed to achieve this, can you truly have a single printer for all your home office needs? Read on to see what I think of this the Canon PIXMA MP560.


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By July 27, 2010 Read More →

Samsung ML-1665 laser printer review

992F0BA7-303D-4518-B632-14EFC4E6C8B9I can remember a time when the only sensible option for home printing was to buy an inkjet printer. Laser printers were just too expansive and massive for your average home user. Although the prices have been falling for a long time it’s only recently that there have been some big breakthroughs in terms of printer size.

Take this Samsung ML-1665 laser printer we are reviewing today, it’s actually billed as being the worlds smallest mono laser printer and having had it here in the office for a few days I have to say that I certainly agree that it must be; it’s tiny!

So do you pay a premium for the small size? Well unlike many other tech products where a smaller size leads to increase cost this clearly doesn’t apply here as have this Samsung ML-1665 laser printer for under £70!

If you are wondering whether or not it’s any good, read on to find out…

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By July 20, 2010 Read More →

HP Color LaserJet CP1515n review

CP151 Not so long ago a colour laser printer was a luxury item even for larger businesses and you’d have to have been a seriously hardcore user to warrant one for home use. It wasn’t just the cost, my first colour laser was cost me around £4000 ten years ago, but the size of the older models was also quite prohibitive. I recall that the one I had was about the same size as a small refrigerator and took three of us to carry and move in to location.

Obviously things have changed a lot in the past few years and like everything else the price of colour laser printers has tumbled and new technology has enabled them to drastically reduce in size. This HP Colour LaserJet CP1515n that we are reviewing for is not much larger than an multi-function inkjet printer and would probably find a place on most peoples desks at both work or home.

The cost may also surprise you, £180.15 including VAT for a colour laser printer is quite incredible! Oh and don’t forget the £50 cashback!

So does the size and price lead to a quality compromise? Read on to find out.