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Is Your Business Ready for the Christmas Rush?

5 Golden Rules to See You Through the Holiday Season It’s true to say that every year Christmas comes upon us all at such a speed that before we know it we are in November, and we have no Christmas presents or ordered any Christmas Cards! More importantly though our businesses are not ready to cope with the demand of the busiest periods of the year. Here are Mode’s top 5 tips for how to survive this festive season: Choose the Right Supplier for Your Business Needs It’s such a common thing we hear at Mode when we meet new clients. “We have a few different suppliers for our print solutions” or “ we don’t know how much we spend read more...

Security Printing: Does Your Business Need Additional Protection?

There are few things more disastrous for a business than losing or misusing sensitive data. While organisations that handle sensitive data invest in firewalls, encryption, and secure back-ups, many fail to secure their printers. 63% of businesses admit that they have experienced at least one print-related data breach (Quocirca), but less than a quarter have implemented security procedures when printing or improved their systems as a result. Printing as a Security Risk Unsecured printers and MFDs provide unfettered access to sensitive data and if your organisation routinely handles this information it can be difficult to track how often you print it. Printers are often in communal areas, so unclaimed output is very easily exposed without any major negligence on behalf read more...

How Much Printing Can You Do In-House?

While Digital Marketing is slowly overtaking print, particularly for SMEs, over 90% of SMEs still use printed media as part of their marketing. Due to the high quality requirements, most of this is printed externally – updating leaflets, printing new posters, and renewing business cards can be very costly, especially if you have to throw away existing stock and update it frequently. While large scale printing will almost always need to   be done externally, you could reduce your marketing budgets by bringing some of the smaller printing jobs in-house. Mailshots and leaflets can certainly be printed in-house if you have a suitable printer in the office. If you would like to take this approach, you can use a number of read more...