Fujitsu ScanSnap Software

Fujitsu’s range of scanners not only come with many great features to enhance your home office setup, but there are a range of fantastic software options available across the scanners to download and take advantage of.

Take a look below at the ScanSnap software solutions available and see if you can download yours here.

ScanSnap Organiser & ScanSnap Connect

Fujitsu’s ScanSnap Organiser makes it easy to edit and manage your PDF and JPEG files that were scanned with ScanSnap. There’s an easy interface to sort and manage all your files and the ability to use and access all your files digitally will increase productivity.

Plus, download the ScanSnap Connect Application on iOS or Android and the ScanSnap Sync function will sync all of your files across your devices.  This means you can scan files directly to your mobile device and access your files anytime.

Check for the ScanSnap Organiser software here.

ScanSnap Cloud

ScanSnap Cloud allows you to send data from your iX500 or iX100 to a number of popular Cloud services at the push of a button. As long as you have a Wi-Fi connection, you’ll be able to send your files directly to the Cloud.

This great software also features an ‘Intelligent Sort’ function that means when you scan your file, the file type (receipt, business card, document, photo) will be automatically identified and sent to the appropriate Cloud folder. Even less work for you!

Find out more and download ScanSnap Cloud here.

ScanSnap Reciept

ScanSnap Receipt is Fujitsu’s answer to digital receipt storage and management. You can scan, save, extract and store your receipts and information for use however you might want. All of these files can also be exported into various formats and can easily be used with accounting and expense software.

Find out more here.

CardMinder

Tired of endless business cards lying around? With Fujitsu CardMinder software, you can scan all the business cards you receive and store them digitally. Meaning there always in a handy location wherever you may be.

Plus, this software gives you the ability to export the data to Outlook, Address Book, Excel and Salesforce.

Find out more here.

Brother Wins Award from Buyers Lab

Brother’s HL-L9310CDW has won the BLI’s Summer 2017 Pick Award as an outstanding colour printer for SMB’s and stated that ‘Brother provides brilliant colour output and tremendous value’.

Brother HL-L9310CDW

Tony Maceri, Senior Test Technician for Keypoint Intelligence – Buyers Lab said:

“We were impressed by the Brother HL-L9310CDW’s vibrant colour output, which is ideal for internal documents, client communications or marketing materials. The touchscreen greatly simplifies walk-up printing, while robust mobile and cloud support keeps workers productive. And businesses get all of this for a lower-than-average total cost of ownership.”

BLI’s key indicators for the HL-L9310CDW’s win was the excellent value for money, exceptional colour output, the easy to use colour touchscreen and excellent security features.

Director of Printer/MFP Analysis for Keypoint Intelligence – Buyer Lab, Marlene Orr added – “The Brother HL-L9310CDW is an ideal choice for business.”

Buyers Lab are document imaging experts and their awards give special recognition to manufacturers and outstanding products that perform above competitors in BLI’s lab tests

Who has the cheapest printer ink cartridges?

One of the questions our customers most frequently ask us is ‘which manufacturer retails the cheapest ink cartridges?’ It’s only natural that people want to cut costs where possible, which is why we’ve decided to put together a news post to better educate you all in what to look for when buying ink and toner cartridges.

There’s a lot of confusion when it comes to buying ink cartridges and saving money, and that’s because the face value of cartridges isn’t always the strongest indicator as to which cartridge is the cheapest option in the long run. To simplify this, some ink and toner cartridges are cheap on actual outlay (entry level and low-end inkjets such as Canon MX925), but the yields for these cartridges are small, meaning that they are incredibly costly to run.

One of the best ways to calculate this properly is to take note of the cost per print.  In this case machines belonging to the Epson WorkForce Pro range, for example, would be considerably cheaper in the long-term. The inks for such machines are more expensive per unit – perhaps £30.00 or so per ink – but the yield is much higher, meaning that in the long-run, there is a lot of money to be saved.

As a general rule, we tend to advise that low end machines may boast low ink costs, but the pricey cost per print tends to eradicate the benefit of buying cheap at face value. On that same note, higher end machines generally have a higher cost per ink, but a much better cost per print.

So, what should I buy?

There’s no right or wrong answer to this question – at the end of the day, what works better for one customer may prove a lot less beneficial to another. However, generally, we would advise that if you rely heavily on your printer and you require a continuous, high volume of output, a more expensive machine with pricier inks will probably work a lot better for you. High end machines come complete with lots of handy features and settings designed to aid fast-paced businesses, and the low cost per print that the cartridges boast promises to minimise your spending in the long term.

If on the other hand, you require your machine for infrequent/low volume use in the home, a simple, low cost inkjet is probably much better suited to your needs. As your output will be low, investing in a larger, more expensive machine wouldn’t have the same benefits as it would if you were a large, high-output business. For users with a minimal volume of output and less reliance on their printer, the lower upfront cost of the machine itself and the ink and toner cartridges needed for that machine will probably help keep your costs down.

We really hope that you found this news post useful! If you enjoyed it, why not share it with your friends, family and work colleagues on Facebook and/or Twitter now?

Happy printing!

The Printerbase Team

OKI Colour Printers – Make a Big Impression with Oki’s Colour Portfolio

Oki Colour Printers

OKI’s portfolio of colour printers are bound to impress and will make those all important prints stand out as the fantastic range of devices are capable of producing vivid colour prints that are brilliantly bold and bright.

OKI’s LED technology has been leading the way for many years now and they continue to break new ground including the introduction of the world’s first A4 colour multifunction printer back in 2005 and the world’s first digital LED white toner printers in 2012. Whatever it may be, OKI continue to break new technological barriers.

OKI’s LED printers offer fast speeds and consistently great quality thanks to this technology. Plus, with OKI you’ll be getting eco-friendly settings and a host of connectivity options.

This also allows for unmatched media flexibility when printing. The great speeds along with flexible media handling allows you to print in a wide variety of shapes and sizes meaning you’re ready for any project. Plus, LED machines tend to generally be smaller than the equivalent laser machines and include less moving parts resulting in increased reliability.

What more could your busy and vibrant office want?

Take a look at two of our selections from this great range of OKI printers –

OKI C542dn
A4 Colour LED Printer

OKI C542dn

FREE 3 Year Extended Warranty

 – Deliver vibrant prints that stand out thanks to outstanding print quality.
 – Fantastic productivity and efficiency thanks to super quick print speeds and mobile printing.
 – Complete peace of mind thanks to a range of excellent security features.

OKI MC562dnw
A4 Colour LED MFP with Wi-Fi

OKI MC562dnw

FREE 3 Year On-site Warranty

 – Flexible and ready for anything thanks to the ability to print, copy, scan and fax.
 – Outstanding sharp and vibrant colour printing and scanning.
 – Keep costs down thanks to automatic double-sided printing and optional high capacity toners.

OKI Colour Printer Range

Why won’t my printer print photos?

With so many fantastic photo printers now available exclusively for home and small office use, many people are now opting to invest in their own machine and consumables as opposed to going into photo stores and counters to get their images processed.

Photo printing is becoming a lot less expensive, and as improvements and developments continue to be made, high quality photo printers are becoming increasingly inexpensive to buy and run. However, what some people don’t realise is that some machines aren’t designed to print photographs, and so the quality of output they are attaining is disappointing.

At Printerbase, our customers ask us a lot of questions about printing, and one of the most frequently asked questions is: ‘why won’t my printer print photos?’ Whilst there is no clear-cut answer to this question, there are several reasons as to why your printer won’t print photos, and we are going to share those reasons with you in this blog post.

Connectivity issues

One of the main reasons why a printer may not be printing the photos you have asked it to is because the machine is not connected up properly. This may sound simple, but a lot of the time, when we speak to customers and trouble-shoot such issues, the most common reason for the problem they are facing is to do with the machine and whether or not it is properly connected. In order to ensure that you don’t experience any difficulty or issues in this regard, always make sure that everything is wired up correctly as per the instruction manual that came with your machine. otherwise, you may find yourself making the classic error of clicking ‘print’ twenty times or more. Avoiding a lot of waste and a lot of frustration by triple-checking anything before you hit that button!

Your machine is not suitable for photo printing

I did touch on this earlier, but one of the most common issues when it comes to home photo printing is that the machine in which you are using has not been designed to print photos, and is therefore unsuitable for such print jobs. If you are interested in printing photos from the comfort of your own home, please ensure that the machine you are buying has been designed to perform such tasks. Many customers wonder why their standard home office laser printer won’t print their family holiday snaps, and the simple reason for this is that the machine hasn’t been designed to do so. At Printerbase, we have a selection of highly affordable, great quality photo printers perfect for your home. You can view these now by clicking here.

Program or software issues

And finally, your printer may not be printing all those beautiful photos because there’s an issue with the program or software that you’re using. If you are concerned about the program or software you are using, try clicking into any ‘help’ or ‘troubleshoot’ options available to you. Alternatively, give your software provider a call to query the issue with them.

Get in touch and share!

We hope that you found this blog post useful. If you are trying to print photos from your home and are still experiencing issues, please do not hesitate to give us a call on 0800 170 7234 – our friendly customer service advisors are always happy to help.

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Happy photo printing,

The Printerbase Team