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Our thoughts on office print and technology, graphic arts printers and presses, industry news and emerging trends.

The title says, "Printing & Corporate social responsibility (CSR)".
Printing and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)
It might seem odd that a printing company is suggesting your business prints less, but your multifunction printer (MFP) is now so much more than a printer....
The title says, "What to expect on a Managed Print Services invoice from First Copy".
What to expect on a Managed Print Services invoice from First Copy
We do not hide anything in our invoices. Instead, we keep them clear and concise. Here's a breakdown of them.
The title says, "Sustainability Value Add: Print Accreditations And How First Copy Can Help".
Sustainability Value Add: Print Accreditations and how First Copy can help
We want to help you go greener. Here are what accreditations for print sustainability we see most often and how we can support you.
The text says, "Why Does My Managed Print Provider Keep Talking About Software?"
Why Does My Managed Print Provider Keep Talking About Software?
Your MPS provider wants to offer you more than just a printing machine. They want to support your operational needs with pieces of software.
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Do you understand your contract? Questions to ask your Managed Print Provider
There are many good reasons to get a MPS contract. But how do you know which proposal is best and most cost-effective?
"Full Expensing for Print and IT Investments" title text with First Copy logo and a woman looking at her phone at a desk.
Full Expensing for Print & IT Investments (Printers, MPS, Presses)
Could full expensing support your next investment? Read our blog to learn if it could be the right answer for you.
The title says, "Is Automation And AI In The Print Industry Sustainable?"
Is automation and AI in the print industry sustainable?
Is automation and AI in the print industry sustainable? We explore all in this November blog.
The title says, "How do you compare the sustainability of office printers."
How do you compare the sustainability of office printers?
In this guide, we've tried to give objective advice for comparing sustainable print and MFP models against key criteria.
The text says, "Finding a Market for Beyond CMYK Printing."
Finding a Market for Beyond CMYK Printing
Our October blog is all about us helping you find a market for Beyond CMYK - and the possibilities are endless!
The title says, "Marketers! Here's How to Use Beyond CMYK."
Marketers! Here's How to Use Beyond CMYK
Wondering how to Use Beyond CMYK? We can help. In this post, we provide advice and resources for those in the marketing industry.
The text says, "What is 'Beyond CMYK'?" There is a photo of a printed postcard sample highlighting gold and fluorescent pink by using Beyond CMYK.
What is 'Beyond CMYK'?
Until recently, most digital colour production print was produced with Cyan, Magenta, Yellow and Black (K) inks or toners. No more! Here comes ‘Beyond...
First Copy Template image with text 'Online Storefronts for Print Service Providers. Image shows a young black woman drinking from a coffee mug and looking at a computer screen.
Online Storefronts for Print Service Providers
Thinking about hooking your printing workflow into an online storefront or perhaps multiple online portals for key accounts? Learn more here.
First Copy template image with the text 'Managed Print for Schools and Universities' and an image of a teacher and two students with worksheets.
Managed Print Services for Schools, Colleges and Universities
A streamlined printer fleet and appropriate solutions and services can save your school money, strengthen security and improve reliability. Learn more...
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Print Vs Digital: Communication Styles & Strategies
Print vs. Digital. Books or tablets? Leaflets or online ads? Join us as we navigate the advantages and disadvantages of pixels and pages.
Primary School Children look at a text book. Title says 'Variable Print for Education and Printing'.
Real books are evolving: variable print for education and gifting
Personalised book printing - whether 'real' or digital - is simpler than you might think. Learn more about VDP (aka VI) in our blog post.
A man looks at his mobile phone. Text says 'Five Good Reasons to Mobile Print'.
Five good reasons to mobile print
Supporting a flexible and hybrid workers doesn't mean saying goodbye to printing. Today's print and document technology lets you be truly mobile.
The title says, 'AI and the Commercial Print Industry Part One'.
AI and the Commercial Print Industry: Part One
How is AI changing the commercial print industry? We look at press design, manufacturing, operations, logistics, maintenance and service.
Prevent, detect, protect... predict?: Office printer security and AI
Prevent, Detect, Protect...Predict?: Office Printer Security and AI
Xerox has a four-part security strategy: prevent, detect, protect and external partnerships. But we look at adding an extra point: Predict.
Branded template image with First Copy logo, title 'Does Relative Toner Order Matter' and a close-up image of four toners in a machine: white, cyan, magenta and yellow.
Does toner position (and relative order) in a digital press matter?
We look at the differences in toner order in the various Beyond CMYK Xerox digital production presses and consider how the toner position (and the order...
What's The Difference Between The Versant 4100 And The Versant 280?
What's the difference between the Versant 4100 and the Versant 280?
In this month's blog, we reignite our love for the Versant 280 and 4100, asking what the differences are between the two and highlighting the strengths...
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The text says, "Introducing: Cambridge Standing Tall 2024."
What you need to know about Cambridge Standing Tall 2024
We answer all your questions about Cambridge Standing Tall and reveal who our artist is for the 2024 art trail!
Text says, 'MFD or MFP?' There is a young black woman wearing a yellow jumper, sitting at a desk in front of a laptop. She rests her head on her hand in thought.
What's the difference between an MFD and an MFP?
Multifunction device and multifunction printer - is there any difference between the two? We explain everything in our blog post.
Two men wearing Blackwell Print logos on their shirts standing next to their new Xerox Versant press.
Blackwell Print's Inspiring Team Invests in Versant
Blackwell Print gets a Xerox Versant 4100 with vacuum feeder, bringing improved registration and better results on heavier stocks.
What's The Difference Between The Versant 4100 And The Versant 280?
What's the difference between the Versant 4100 and the Versant 280?
In this month's blog, we reignite our love for the Versant 280 and 4100, asking what the differences are between the two and highlighting the...
The title says, "How do I turn notes into MS Word files."
How do I make instant editable MS Word files from written notes?
Plenty of people still take notes by hand; studies show it's often a better way to engage with information. But what happens when you need to...
Safelisting explained: why it's important for your printer.
Safelisting explained: why it's important for your printer
Xerox and McAfee work together to offer dynamic safelisting technology – offering a higher level of security for embedded devices and protection...