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The Pros and Cons of 3D Printing

3D printing holds many promises for the future! It has come a very long way since its initial invention and continues to grow and develop. The medical sector, for instance, has benefitted from the creation of 3D printed organs which have helped save countless lives. Other industries are using 3D printing simply to speed up certain tasks and make office life easier. However, despite the innumerable number of advantages, this modern technology is not without its fair share of disadvantages. So, if you are thinking about using a 3D printer, we recommend making yourself aware of both the pros and cons. The Pros Fast Production. Using 3D printing, products can quickly advance from design to prototype. Manufacture of the actual read more...

3 Benefits of Scanning in the Office

Scanning your paper documents allows you to convert them into easily accessible and convenient digital files, which is ideal for office environments. You can share electronic documents with your colleagues at the click of a button and protect them from things like misplacement or theft. The simple process involves passing a paper document through high quality scanning equipment, which converts it into image form. It is then saved to a PC in the desired location with an appropriate file name. If you’re still not convinced that scanning is the way forward, we have put together three of the greatest benefits of scanning your documents. Save Time and Space No-one likes a cluttered desk and filing cabinets take up unnecessary space read more...

How Can Online Retailers Use Print to Market their Brand?

As an online retailer, with no physical store presence, it’s often more challenging to get noticed and stay in the front of peoples’ minds. We would suggest sticking to the more traditional and typically reliable medium of print when delivering orders or attending networking events. Here are some of the ways you can do so; Create Business Cards Handing a potential customer one of your business cards creates a personal and physical connection that is normally lacking in the digital world. Next time you attend a networking event, remember to take your business cards along with your name, address and other important contact information so that it will be difficult for people to forget you. Brand Your Packaging You can’t read more...

Why You Should Recycle Your Toner Cartridges

At the moment, the recycling of glass, paper and plastic is a fairly common practice across the UK but when your printer runs out of ink, you may not give a second’s thought to throwing away the cartridge. Perhaps you might think twice if you knew that the toner cartridges you don’t recycle will take around one thousand years to decompose in your local landfill? This equates to 12.5 times the average human lifespan. Believe it or not, toner is actually a dangerous waste if it ends up on a landfill and is very bad for the environment. The cartridges are composed of a complex mixture of materials, including plastics, metals, ink, foam and toner. Over six pints of oil read more...

4 Advantages of an All in One Printer

You probably don’t realise how much your business relies on its printer. Typically, the most ideal choice in printer for an office is a multifunctional model that offers various capabilities such as printing, scanning, photocopying and faxing. By grasping an understanding of the benefits of owning this type of printer, you will be able to make an informed decision when upgrading your equipment. Below are four advantages to an all in one printer. Limits Waste With an all-in-one system, you reduce your carbon footprint by having less disposables and recyclables (i.e. ink cartridges). Buying only one type of toner for one brand of equipment will also reduce your overall costs. Saves Space Many small companies do not have the required read more...

How to Use Your Printer Effectively to Reduce Your Office’s Carbon Footprint

There are plenty of simple ways to make your office more environmentally friendly without spending a fortune on state-of-the-art technology or affecting business practices. An ideal place to start is by measuring the carbon footprint to determine what areas you can improve. By reducing your office’s carbon footprint, you will detect some immediate benefits. Most noticeably, tougher management of office equipment will result in obvious cost savings, without affecting the performance of the business. Below are some easy yet effective ways to change the printing habits in your office, consequently improving the carbon footprint. Combine Your Equipment Rather than having individual machines for printing, scanning, faxing and photocopying, you should upgrade to a multifunction printer that can carry out all read more...

Do I Need to Upgrade My Printer?

When starting up a company, it’s easy for entrepreneurs to forget that every once in a while the office will need a spring clean and equipment will need to be upgraded and replaced. You may not always see the benefit in upgrading your printer, particularly if you don’t use it very often, however, just like computers, printers do age and their performance may gradually diminish over time.  Here are some indicators that the time has come for you to upgrade your printer: Problems with Performance If your print jobs are taking what feels like an eternity to process, your prints aren’t matching the screen or you’re experiencing recurrent paper jams, then it’s most certainly time for an upgrade.  Although each read more...

Going Further with Green Printing: Responsibly Sourced Paper

The environment is incredibly important to a lot of businesses throughout London and the UK, and Mode is no exception. We’re dedicated to keeping printing green and reducing our impact on the environment, which is why we offer green printing tips on our website and a toner recycling programme. More than a million tonnes of paper are used every single day in Britain, with the average person using 4 trees’ worth of paper every year, according to the FSC (Forest Stewardship Council). Responsibly-sourced paper is the next step in ensuring that your print management, processes, and materials are as eco-friendly as possible. The FSC certifies paper that is sustainably sourced to show that the pulp used is not a result read more...

Working at Mode – Frank the Account Manager

At Mode, we believe in investing in our staff and offering them fantastic opportunities for personal and career development. Our training and customer support is among the best in the industry, and there’s no way that we could maintain that without our valued staff. Frank came to us as a graduate almost 3 years ago and works as an Account Manager, delivering outbound customer service to clients throughout Hertfordshire.  I joined Mode after graduating from University and it was important for me to find a career which was stimulating and offered lots of opportunity for progression. Mode recognises and rewards hard work and commitment and I have been promoted year on year for three years running. Since I joined the company read more...