Month: July 2018

Myths About Managed Print Services

There are lots of misunderstandings where managed print is concerned, particularly regarding the costs involved and the level of complexity it is to instigate. We’re here to explain the realities surrounding those myths and expand your knowledge on the subject. As a result, you’ll be able to consider all of the options available to you and your business, rather than making an uninformed decision. Myth Number 1: Managed print is too expensive At Mode Print Solutions, we offer an audit and tailor our services to suit your requirements and your budget. This creates a sustainable solution that means that you’ll never spend more than you need to. What’s more, we will help you optimise your printing so that waste is read more...

Print Still Wins in a Digital World

Following research Two sides conducted recently interviewing 10, 700 consumers over several countries including the UK, the evidence that print and paper in a digital world is still more important is overwhelming. 18-55’s were interviewed during the research with an average of 19% interviewed for each age group up until 55+ where 32% were interviewed, however, 18-54 represented the larger group of participants with an equal share of male and females. The conclusion of the research indicates that people prefer to read printed rather than digital versions finding them more enjoyable, with a breakdown as follows: Books 72% Magazines 72% Newspapers 55% Interestingly, only 33% of participants preferred receiving printed bills, with the majority preferring these in digital versions. We read more...

The Print Industry: Our Jargon Buster

This jargon buster and glossary of words contains the definitions of some of the terms commonly used in the Print industry. So if you don’t know your Saddle Stitch from Embossing, or what CMYK and GSM are, then this is the place for you. A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z Art Paper This paper is available in both gloss and matt and has a coating of what is usually china clay. Art paper would typically be used for jobs that require a fine finish, such as a brochure or an annual report. Artwork This term is to describe the digital read more...

Could This Be the Year for Your Business to Review its Security Measures?

2018 has been ear marked as the year as having the potential to be worse for cyber-attacks. This bold statement has been substantiated by a survey commissioned by Acronis (leading experts in data protection and storage), based on evidence in 2017 where ransomware variants have seen an increase of 46% meaning that detection is now more challenging. It is now apparent that high quality, secure backup solutions are necessary for businesses to protect against ransomware to ensure the risk to losing data is minimal and devices are secure. If, as a business, your understanding of ransomware is limited, it is essential you educate yourselves now, as the cost to your business will only increase. Criminals in this field have fine read more...

Is Your Business Secure from Attack?

Cyber attack reports have been such hot topics lately with some high-profile cases being reported. Most recently in the light of the new GDPR law and the ever-increasing sophistication of hackers, it is even more important that your systems are secure. However, this comes and a cost and more often, SME’s are over looking this essential part of security due to cost. These are Mode’s tips: Not all data is equal: Your business will hold employee data, client data, product, services data. All needs to be treated differently and held securely. Data Back up: this needs to be done on regular basis. A back up is regular copying, reorganising and storing of all digital information. This can be physically stored read more...

The Benefits of Secure Follow Me Printing

With increasing concerns surrounding the security of our personal data, it is no surprise that organisations are beginning to evaluate all of their office and IT security, with one area of interest being secure printing. So what exactly is secure follow me printing…? Secure follow me printing allows the user to send a print job to a printer, but requires authentication from the user at the point of collection. There are many benefits to installing a secure follow me printing solution. Read on below to find out more…   Improved security Whether you have a legal department in house, or work for a private company where you would like to ensure that your company accounts are kept confidential, secure printing read more...

Mode’s 10 Green Printing Tips

If your business is looking for ways to reduce the impact it has on the environment, a great place to start is by looking at your office printers and your printing methods. By evaluating your energy consumption, toner and paper waste you could help reduce your costs and improve your impact on the environment. By adopting some of our tips below and making changes to how you and your office print documents, you’ll soon be able to go green as a team! Print double sided – to reduce the amount of unnecessary paper used. Print a draft copy – running a draft copy before printing a large job prevents mistakes and saves paper. Print preview – use this function to read more...