The hype on 3D printers

15. August 2013 13:18 by Danielle in diy, new printer, print, print news  //  Tags: , , ,   //   Comments (0)
You may have heard about all of the new inventions from 3D printers, and how they are now available to you, the general consumer.  A 3D printer can build physical objects on a desktop printer by arranging layers of melted plastic into a specified model. Staples now offers the Cube 3D Printer for around £1300 and Amazon launched a new 3D Printer department offering a range of 3D printers from £1100. This is a big step towards rising from something only available in large design a... [More]

Every Father wants Free Inks

              Father's Day is coming up, what better time to celebrate those memories of the great men from our lives? Go to Facebook, Post your favourite photograph representing that great man, and most likes will win you £100 in Free Inks from! Dad always said to find a way to save money! Post your Print worthy Photo here: and tell us why yours is the best!

Revolutions in Print Technology

12. June 2013 09:26 by Claire in infographic  //  Tags: , , ,   //   Comments (0)
Since the dawn of time, humans have searched for ways to preserve knowledge. From ancient drawings on cave walls describing mythic hunts, to the birth of writing three centuries after the West’s first epic was written – we’ve tried our damndest to hold onto our ideas. Without the invention of print technology, untold thoughts, religions and stories would be lost.  In celebration of this remarkable achievement, we’re tracing the history of the printed word – fr... [More]

Should you buy an Inkjet or Laserjet Printer?

Whether a laserjet or inkjet printer is best for you hinges significantly on how you plan to use it.  Do you print text documents in mass quantities? Are you printing more than 3 pages per day, or more than 20 pages per week? If so, you it would be worth looking into a laser printer.    Laser jet printers are best for producing high quality text documents, if you are printing primarily colour photographs, you may want to stay with a good inkjet printer.  Laser jet pr... [More]

Short Story Competition Winners Printed Book

14. February 2013 14:54 by Claire in competition  //  Tags: , ,   //   Comments (0)
Late last year we ran a competition on our blog for you to send in your short stories based on the theme 'autumn'. The prize was for the short story to be published and the winner would receive 10 copies of it. We chose the winner as Moya Rooke and she has now had her book printed by our sister company Print Express You can see the finished copy of her book below. Congrats Moya!  

A Brief History of Ink

10. January 2013 10:07 by Neeru in ink online  //  Tags:   //   Comments (0)
  Next time you take a chewed biro out of your top pocket spare a moment to consider the epic journey that little measure of ink has been on. Lots of ancient cultures claim ownership of the invention of ink, and each has played a crucial role in its development as they worked to discover and formulate inks for writing and drawing. It’s interesting to note that despite the crucial role that ink has played in the sharing of knowledge throughout the ages, little on the subject of ink it... [More]

Safety Tips for Christmas!

24. December 2012 10:31 by Neeru in Christmas  //  Tags:   //   Comments (0)
It may be the season of goodwill, but there are things – and individuals - out there that can spoil your celebrations. Here’s a quick checklist of our top safety tips for looking after yourself, your valuables and your home over the festive period. Your home, gifts and valuables Don’t make it easy for criminals to get their hands on your gifts: - Check your outside lighting and burglar alarm is in good working order - Keep your chimney unblocked for Santa and your windows a... [More]

Top Five Sites for Free Images

3. December 2012 17:32 by Neeru in   //  Tags:   //   Comments (0)
Free doesn’t have to mean poor quality when it comes to finding appropriate images for your design work. Yes, you can subscribe to a paid-for site, where you’ll find thousands of options to choose from, but if you’re just starting out or want to keep your costs down you do have an alternative. In the past, free image sites offered nothing more than a jumble of low-quality, bland and amateurish shots. But thanks to the rise in blogging and self-publishing the pickings have most ... [More]

Printerinks Short Story Competition Winner!

3. December 2012 16:46 by Claire in   //  Tags:   //   Comments (1)
The Printerinks short story competition is now closed and we would like to take the opportunity to thank everyone who entered. The standard of entries was extremely high and it was a really tough decision. We are excited to announce the winner of this year's short story competition: Moya Rooke with Winter Comes When Autumn Leaves! - will get their story published in hard copy, and receive 10 copies to share with family and friends Runner up: Michelle Peel with I Remember - wins £50 w... [More]

Shop ‘til you drop; Black Friday and Mega Monday

23. November 2012 15:15 by Claire in black friday  //  Tags:   //   Comments (0)
Forget freezing to death outside Harrods on Boxing Day. The smart way to shop and save big money is to hit the stores on Black Friday and Mega Monday. They both sound space age. Neither sound particularly pleasant. But believe us when we say that these oddly-named days are the best ways to bag a bargain in the run up to Christmas – and avoid the December high street frenzy. Black Friday Black Friday is the day after Thanksgiving in the United States and marks the start of the Christmas... [More]

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