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Mode celebrates its 25th Anniversary and looks back at the last 25 years.

Mode celebrates 25 years of service to our clients this year. This is an incredible achievement, from one person’s vision of bucking the trend in the print industry and striving for excellent service to our clients, to building an incredible team of people that all share the same vision. What a team we have, and we are proud of the contribution that each one of them makes. We have gone from strength to strength, so, to be a little nostalgic, we look at what has happened over the 25-year history of Mode. Music – We are obviously Depeche Mode fans-well that is where our name comes from! However…. In 1995, Pink Floyd, Queen, Madonna and Michael Jackson were still very read more...

Mode Celebrates its 25th Anniversary at its Annual Sales Awards Dinner!

Mode are 25! This year we celebrated our anniversary at our annual awards ceremony recently and a good time was had by all. What a lot to look back on. Our achievements, progression and how we have evolved as a business. We have remained committed to our focus on being on service throughout this time and will continue to do so. The theme was 70’s disco and all guests happily obliged with their fancy-dress costumes. As it was our annual awards evening as well as our anniversary celebration, there was even more celebrating! As guests arrived they were welcomed by Darth Vader and his Storm Troopers. Our Compere, the incredible Paul Martin, led the evening with the dance troop “Hot read more...

Top Tips for Perfect Office Lighting

Office lighting can impact hugely on the people that use the space. It can affect on the health of your staff – dim lighting causes restless sleep – and also your company image. It can be overlooked, but here is some insight into how you can improve and make the most of your lighting, helping you greatly improve the wellbeing, productivity and creativity of your staff and the impression you give to your clients. Each area of a modern office demands its own type of lighting to suit the requirements of the people working there. Lighting should be layered to avoid over-illumination, so instead of all the light coming from the ceiling, general lighting should be layered with ambient and read more...

10 Great Things About Leasing Your Printers

Leasing is a great way for a business to receive significant cost benefits without losing functionality. You can have all the convenience and practicality of the equipment you desire without having to pay out for the latest different models in one go. You can have the most up to date and efficient machines at your finger-tips. You can replace your leased devices with newer technology when you choose and this might not necessarily mean increasing your leasing payments. With the latest machines being multifunctional, this means you can update all your products at the same time. When you own your equipment, it is not as easy or convenient to update. It removes the risk of your equipment becoming out of read more...

How to Improve your Workstation Ergonomics

ergonomics /ˌəːɡəˈnɒmɪks/ noun noun: ergonomics the study of people’s efficiency in their working environment. The office can sometimes be neglected when it comes to ergonomics. However, it is a huge factor in staff productivity levels and alertness So, some helpful hints, Informing employees so that they fully know how to work ergonomically can help prevent the onset of injuries and accidents in the workplace. This of course means fewer sick days, which is a definite bonus for employers. All too often workers will sit with their forearms barely supported. This creates fatigue in the muscles of the neck and shoulders, so ensuring the weight of the arms is always supported will deal with this. The hands, wrists and forearms should read more...

What Makes a Quality Print Environment?

Your business needs the right printer regardless of the product or service you provide. It’s an essential piece of office equipment. However, the right printer becomes even more important particularly if you need to present your products and services to your clients. To show case your business properly, you should produce high quality, high end brochures and leaflets, particularly if you are a graphic designer, architect, or marketing specialist. Not choosing the right printing device could have a detrimental affect on how your business is represented. Speak to Mode today and tell us what you need to produce, so we can support your business with the right printing devices.

The Benefits of Print Management

Print Management software makes your printing environment accountable. No longer will your printing be a mystery. You will understand who is printing when, where and how much, providing the accountability needed for your business to manage cost. Most importantly, your device will be secure, by only releasing print jobs when the author chooses to do so at the device. The device will also have the encryption needed to stop any unwanted security issues from hackers. With so many benefits to Print Management software, you may want to contact Mode to see how our bespoke system can support your business.

All About Steve Jobs

16th October has become widely known as Steve Jobs Day, celebrating the life of a man known for his innovation in modern technology. Initially The Governor of California, Jerry Brown, declared it just a day after Jobs passed away, but the day has been marked every year since. Steve Jobs was an American entrepreneur and inventor who was the co-founder of Apple Computers. Apple has become regarded as revolutionary in its product design having created products such as the iPod, iPad and iPhone which are now seen as driving the evolution of modern technology. Born in Wisconsin in 1955, Jobs founded Apple Computers in 1976 with Steve Wozniak, leaving in 1986 when he then launched Pixar before returning to Apple read more...