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

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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...
The title says, "The future of digital packaging." There is a photo of decorated, colourful boxes.
The Future of Digital Packaging: Where Sustainability Meets eCommerce, AI, and Personalisation
First Copy investigates the future of digital packaging.
The title says, "Appy days: The best three printer apps for offices." There is a photo of an office interior.
Appy Days: The Best Three Printer Apps For Offices
First Copy's web team sat down with our analysts to find out which three office printer apps they thought were most valuable right now - and why.
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Variable Print and Security Markings: Tackling Print Fraud
Xerox's Variable Information (VI) technology offers protection against fraud and enables efficient tracking with specialty security markings.
The title reads, 'Human Vs Machine – Is Self-Solve The New Self-Serve?' An illustration of a human skull and a robot's skull side by side.
Human vs Machine - Is Self-Solve the New Self-Serve?
Discover the pros and cons of human vs machine customer support. Is self-solve the future? Find out why a balance of both is essential for effective service.
Working in the Print Industry in 2023
Working in the Print Industry in 2023
What jobs are available in the print industry? What qualifications do you need? We answer all in this month's blog.
Generative AI and Your Office: What ChatGPT, Bard, Copilot May Bring
Generative AI And Your Office: What ChatGPT, Bard, Copilot May Bring
We consider what AI will mean for our offices. Should we be excited, worried? We asked Bard - but we also asked our manager...
Are Office Printers Secure What to look for in an MFP
Are Office Printers Secure? What To Look For In An MFP
We explore office printer security and ask where are the risks, and what should you look for in a new machine to ensure your data is safe?
The most sustainable press on the market?Xerox Iridesse
The most sustainable press on the market? Xerox Iridesse
We explore the sustainability credentials of the Xerox Iridesse as consumers become more environment-savvy.
Top ten office technology trends for 2023
Top Ten Office Technology Trends for 2023
We predict ten office technology trends for 2023. Do you agree with our list?
The title says, "10 Things You Didn’t Know Your Cloud Phone System Could Do."
10 Things You Didn’t Know Your Cloud Phone System Could Do
Are you getting the most out of your cloud phone system? Here's a list of things you might be missing out on.
The title says, 'Microsoft Universal Print: coming to an office near you?'
Microsoft Universal Print: coming to an office near you?
We explore what Microsoft Universal Print is, who it's suitable for, and how First Copy can support you with its deployment and integration with your Xerox...
The title says, "Energy Price Support for Print Businesses."
Energy Price Support for Print Businesses
The energy crisis is a key concern for businesses, and print service providers are no exception. This post looks at what running a digital press costs...
The title says, "Remote, Agile, or Hybrid Ten Working Trends for 2023."
Remote, Agile, or Hybrid? Ten Working Trends for 2023
How do you describe the way you work? This month, our blog post considers ten different working trends for 2023 and attempts to define them.
The title says, "Challenge and Opportunity for Digital Print this Autumn."
Challenge and Opportunity for Digital Print this Autumn
Here are opportunities for the print industry in the last months of the year.
The title says, "Haptic communication and digital print."
Haptic Communication and Digital Print
We explore what haptic communication means, and how to create a physical print that is a sensory delight for your customers.
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The Growth of Cloud-Based Print Solutions for Offices
Is the cloud the future of print infrastructure? As more and more enquiries ask about cloud-based print solutions, we investigate why more offices are...
The title says, "2022 tax reliefs and funding opportunities".
Tax Reliefs and Grant Opportunities to Support Your Printing Business in 2022
Wondering whether the time is right to invest? In this post, we look at temporary tax reliefs that might help you decide what to do in 2022. We also look...
The title says, "What is the flop index?"
What is the Flop Index?
Xerox devices can produce output with a 'high flop index'. But what does that mean? This post investigates what the index refers to and how it's calculated.
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Printing and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)
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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...
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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.