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Our most affordable colour laser for the small or home office.

Compact, reliable and specially designed to suit the smaller office space. Create professional-looking colour documents and print directly from your mobile device for the ultimate convenience. Plus wireless technology means saving and sharing resources is easy.

Twice the output for the small office.

Fast, efficient and reliable, the compact HL-3150CDW is packed with great features designed to meet the demands of your busy office – including double-sided print as standard to increase your output for half the cost.

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Over the past month we have described in some detail how Inkjet Printers have evolved from printers primarily used in the home to become serious rivals to laser printers in the office environment.

Our sales team at BDS is in daily contact with buyers and users from many organisations in diverse industries. We are hearing more and more concerns from laser users about how much it costs to run their printers and their impact on the environment.

With the major manufacturers such as HP and Brother developing their own range of office inkjet printers why not take the plunge and choose an inkjet from BDS as your next office printer.

The reasons are compelling.

If you need independent, impartial advice regarding your new printer/copier or want a great deal on toners or inks then give us a call or send an e-mail to sales@bds.co.uk

Thanks,

The BDS Team

BDS Computers Ltd
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This week we are focusing on inkjet implementation in production printers. BDS recommends the RISO Comcolor range of high volume production
printers for serious volume printing. Riso have developed Inkjet technology to levels previously considered unachievable. As you will see from some of the products below, these printers are WOW factor. From every angle they are
astonishing machines which will just blow your mind!

This innovation in design results in fewer moving parts as the printhead spans the full width of the page. Paper is fed through the printer and passed under the printhead. Ink is then deposited on the page as it passes the Printhead. This technique allows much faster print speeds to be achieved and RISO maximise this at 150 A4 full colour pages per minute in their flagship product the
Comcolor 9150.

The Comcolor series was designed from the outset to deliver
communications colour at a groundbreaking cost per page. We currently
provide this machine with a click agreement billing at ONLY 2ppp, yes that 2 pence per page for A4 colour at normal 5% coverage. Mono pages are clicked at 0.4 pence per page.

This is no lightweight. The Comcolor can handle up to 500,000 sheets of paper per month with ease. Built to handle these challenging workloads, the
machines have minimal maintenance requirements. Inkjet technology is
inherently reliable as there are minimal moving parts, no heat and pressure fusing so paper misfeeds are significantly reduced.

Clearly this machine is built to print! To be able to print such high duty cycles you need large ink tanks. Each tank delivers around 70,000 pages of print at 5% coverage. More so if coverage is reduced. A great point about inkjet is that because the only consumable is ink, if the coverage is lower the user feels the full benefit of that in directly reduced ink usage. The ink tanks are easily replaced and are manufactured from a plastic bag inner and cardboard outer so there is very little waste and the materials are recyclable.

Inkjet technology is amazingly efficient. Because the image forming material is liquid, it can be easily pumped and siphoned through the machine thus there is no need for complex control systems requiring expensive cartridge components. Hence the only wastage is the empty ink bags and a small amount of waste ink. Compare this with a laser printer which will produce several hundred discarded plastic cartridges which are difficult and expensive to recycle, the RISO produces only a minuscule quantity of waste material.

The Comcolor can be fitted with a huge range of options for different
purposes. A 4000 sheet optional input feeder and A 4000 sheet optional
stacker unit are available along with finishers, staplers, booklet makers,
binders, Actual book binder, envelope printing and assembly for mailing to name just some of the options. So you can pretty much guarantee that
anything you might want a production printer to do, the Riso can do it!

We are on dodgy ground here when claiming environmental credibility for a 150 page per minute printer. But bear with us… If you have to print 250,000 pages per month then you need to consider how to do this with the least environmental impact. You have already established you need to print it, so the RISO lets you produce the output with minimal energy consumption and minimal waste material.

If you need independent, impartial advice regarding your new printer/copier or want a great deal on toners or inks then give us a call or send an e-mail to sales@bds.co.uk

Thanks,

The BDS Team

BDS Computers Ltd
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THE BROTHER QL-710W DEDICATED LABELLER

Brother’s QL-710W desktop label printer has built-in wireless networking so the whole office can benefit from its professionally printed, customised labels.

  • Save time up to 93 labels per minute print speed
  • Durable automatic cutter
  • Share amongst users with wireless connectivity
  • Print address labels directly from Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook
  • Space-saving compact size

If you need independent, impartial advice regarding your new printer/copier or want a great deal on toners or inks then give us a call or send an e-mail to sales@bds.co.uk

Thanks,

The BDS Team

BDS Computers Ltd
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Printer quality issue




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    We offer a range of services and much more!

  • Maintenance Kits
  • Tailored Service Plans
  • One-to-one support

    Contact us for futher details.

  • General Printer Maintenance
  • Parts, Repairs and Consumables
  • FREE friendly advice

If you need independent, impartial advice regarding your new printer/copier or want a great deal on toners or inks then give us a call or send an e-mail to sales@bds.co.uk

Thanks,

The BDS Team

BDS Computers Ltd
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Inket Mailer 2

Cut up to 50% of your printing costs and up to 80% of your energy use with this A4 multifunction printer, while
enhancing productivity in the office.

ENVIRONMENTALLY-FRIENDLY AND LOW-COST A4 PRINTING, SCANNING, COPYING AND FAXING.

A small workgroup multifunction printer, perfect for businesses that have
traditionally used lasers and want to cut costs, increase productivity and reduce downtime, while also reducing their environmental impact. Epson’s clean
technology helps create a more environmentally-friendly workplace.

    KEY FEATURES

  • Save time
  • Automatic double-sided printing, scanning, copying and faxing
  • Ecological
  • Uses up to 80 percent less power than competitive colour lasers
  • Low running costs
  • Up to 50 percent lower cost per page than competitive colour lasers
  • Built for business
  • Scan-to functions and LDAP address book support
  • PrecisionCore technology. Epson’s most advanced printhead technology

This week we are looking more closely at laser printing vs inkjet printing. Everyone who uses a laser printer knows that frequently cartridges require replacement. In general these are expensive, have relatively short lives and produce large
quantities of waste which more often than not end up in landfill..

We reviewed the consumables used in a typical office colour laser printer, the HP CP3525 and analysed the waste produced over its working life. We estimated the machine life to be 900,000 pages based on the published maximum duty cycle of 75,000 pages per month over 12 months warranty period. Assuming normal colour print usage at 5% page coverage and based on high capacity cartridges we arrive at a staggering…

A simpler cost effect way.

Over the life of the machine this adds up to a whopping 507 cartridges, along with their packaging which will be destined for landfill if not responsibly re-cycled. It is fair to say that HP have complied with all EU and international standards to mark
recyclable components but of course for this to be useful the cartridge has to be returned via a competent re-cycling program. Sadly it is rarely commercially viable for anyone to collect small quantities of cartridges so they often end up in the bin.

At BDS we recognise this and recently have become increasing interested in
alternative print systems which can provide high quality output users require but with reduced impact on the environment. As we see it the key features for any alternative print technology are:

  • Significant reduction of waste material.
  • Reduced, or at least equivalent printing costs.
  • Minimal compromise on quality.
  • Equivalent or better speed.
  • Reduced energy requirements.
  • Higher consumable Yields.

For a moment we should discuss the output quality. We find it revealing how many of our users have colour capable laser printers but then choose to operate them in “toner save mode”. There is a perception that general office printing requires super high quality output. However, when the costs of such print are properly
understood, running the machine in toner save mode, while reducing quality and colour vibrancy becomes totally acceptable for the vast majority of print
requirements. The standard output quality of a modern inkjet printer is similar to a laser in normal operation and certainly better than most toner save mode output.

There have been many advances in inkjet technology in recent years, several
manufacturers are now looking at inkjet as the technology of the future precisely because it offers high speed, good output quality, reduced waste, lower energy, and eliminates the need for complex cartridges.

BDS are delighted to introduce the Epson Workforce Pro product range. Epson have always been a key manufacturer of inkjet based printers. Historically focusing on the very high quality photo and large format markets, Epson are now bringing all their inkjet expertise to the office printing sector, creating a family of products designed to compete head on against laser toner based machines.

The range includes A4 and A3 variants both available as either single function or multifunction devices i.e. a complete range for all office user sectors. These
machines offer high speeds, low operating costs, high quality, high consumable yields, and very low wastage. At BDS we consider the Epson Workforce Pro range to be a serious game changer in the world of office printing. Over the coming weeks we will be introducing these products in more detail.

hp is a registered trademark of Hewlett Packard corporation.
Product information source:www.shopping.hp.com.
All product information is for guidance purposes only.

If you need independent, impartial advice regarding your new printer/copier or want a great deal on toners or inks then give us a call or send an e-mail to sales@bds.co.uk

Thanks,

The BDS Team

BDS Computers Ltd
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Go Green With BDS And Epson

GREAT OFFERS ON OUR EPSON WORKFORCE RANGE!

We have a wide selection of Epson Eco-Friendly Print and Scan Solutions
Workforce Range. Contact us and get free advice and support from our
specialist team on which printer can best suit your needs
.

A selection of the range are below.

If you need independent, impartial advice regarding your new printer/copier or want a great deal on toners or inks then give us a call or send an e-mail to sales@bds.co.uk

Thanks,

The BDS Team

BDS Computers Ltd
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Bring your printer back from the dead!




    We offer a range of services and much more!

  • Maintenance Kits
  • Tailored Service Plans
  • One-to-one support

    Contact us for futher details.

  • General Printer Maintenance
  • Parts, Repairs and Consumables
  • FREE friendly advice

If you need independent, impartial advice regarding your new printer/copier or want a great deal on toners or inks then give us a call or send an e-mail to sales@bds.co.uk

Thanks,

The BDS Team

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No More Fighting – Brother




The Brother HL-L8250CDN colour laser printer

  • Fast 28 pages per minute mono / colour printing
  • Extra flexibility with network connectivity
  • Automatic double-sided printing to reduce time and paper costs
  • Increased efficiency and accessibility with mobile and tablet connectivity
  • Convenient large 250 sheet paper tray & 50 sheet manual feed paper tray

If you need independent, impartial advice regarding your new printer/copier or want a great deal on toners or inks then give us a call or send an e-mail to sales@bds.co.uk

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Epson Eco Friendly Inkjets



This week we are looking at the reasons why Inkjet technology has historically been unsuitable for the office user and how these problems are now being overcome with modern inkjet printers designed for office use. Traditionally the Inkjet printer has been a cheap, feature limited, low volume device targeted at the home user. At BDS we are particularly impressed with the way Epson have overcome these issues in their Workforce Pro range. This truly innovative range of office printers delivers
solutions to all the historic problems and offers robust, full featured, reliable, eco-friendly products to users at all levels.

Running Costs

Inkjet printing had generally been expensive. This is because manufacturers
targeted the low volume home, or small office user. This led to an explosion of cheap printers available at sub £100, but however, supplied only with low capacity starter ink cartridges. The user might print 150-300 pages and then find a set of replacement inks would cost more than the printer did. Replacement cartridges were often small, probably only yielding maybe 1000 pages or so. In many cases the Cyan, Magenta and Yellow were combined into a single cartridge, thus, when the magenta was empty, you had to also discard the remaining yellow and cyan ink. So this was very expensive.

Epson have put a lot of thought into the consumables. They have produced high yield cartridges up to 7000 colour pages meaning fewer user interventions and more reliable printing with minimal waste product. The running costs are
comparable to laser for normal page coverage, and much less for lower page
coverage users as the only consumable is ink. Whereas on a laser you wear out drums, transfer assemblies and fusers every time you print a page regardless of page coverage, on an inkjet, if the coverage is low, then the consumable usage is correspondingly lower. The Workforce Pro has separate cartridges for each colour thus maximising the yield and minimising cost to the user.

Low Yeild Cartridges & Reliability

Low cartridge yields makes the technology unsuitable for general office print
volumes. Frequent depletions of ink supply require a high level of user
interventions. The more interventions required, the more likelihood of a resultant failure of the machine. Similarly being built for low volume use, the designs tended to lack the robustness required for higher volume office printing.

The Workforce Pro has been built around an industrial strength engine. It is
intended to slot in right where the laser printer is in the office. The engine is robust and designed with high duty cycles for office workloads. With the high yield ink cartridges, user interventions are kept to a minimum.

Print Quality

Historically inkjet has delivered variable print quality. This had as much to do with paper as it did with inks. Laser printers and inkjet printers use fundamentally
different print processes requiring very different properties of the paper. The world had settled on laser printing as the core technology so paper manufacturers of course produce paper optimised for performance in laser toner based machines. Specialist papers for inkjet were produced in relatively small quantities and
therefore at higher cost, adding further to the cost burden of the inkjet user.

A major problem was bleed through when printing solid fields on duplex. The image could often be easily smudged with highlighters or water spills.

Paper production techniques have improved. Paper manufacturers are producing ‘standard’ low cost office paper which is suitable for use in both laser and inkjet printers almost eliminating bleed through and other paper related print quality problems.

Manufacturers have improved control over the positioning of the tiny droplets of base coloured inks to deliver excellent colour at very high print resolutions using minimal ink. This also minimises bleed through and reduces drying time.

Improved pigment formulations deliver solid black print quality and vibrant
colours. These improvements require less ink to produce high quality. The inks themselves are now very robust, fast drying formulations resulting in shorter drying times. This all adds up to excellent quality, durable, duplex prints being achieved at high speeds with minimal waste.

Power Consumption & The Environment

Inkjet technology has always had excellent environmental credentials using
typically only about 20% of the power of a laser printer. The technology is far
simpler than laser toner printing thus there is very little wastage. The ink is
supplied in cartridges which have generally no complex parts, so they are very simple and very cheap to manufacture, whilst producing minimal waste.

This range has addressed all of the historic problems with using Inkjet technology as the main office printer in the office.

Next week we will be looking at how inkjet technology has become the
backbone of some serious production printers.

If you need independent, impartial advice regarding your new printer/copier or want a great deal on toners or inks then give us a call or send an e-mail to sales@bds.co.uk

Thanks,

The BDS Team

BDS Computers Ltd
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