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Welcome to the Perfect Colours Blog section, we use our blog to write about the latest industry developments, provide useful hints and tips about large format printers and keep you up to date on whats happening in the world of Perfect Colours.

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Best printers for architects UK 2024 guide

Dec 18, 2023

For architects, having a high-quality printer is paramount. From the beginning stages of a project, through to the very end, architects require more than just a standard office printer. Blueprints, diagrams, renders, posters, maps, designs and even project proposals – all of these require specialist equipment for optimum results.…

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How to find a printer’s IP address

Mar 20, 2023

A printer, like any device that connects to the internet, has an IP address. This article looks at what IP addresses are, why printers use them and how you can find the IP address of your printer. An IP address is a unique string of characters and is used to identify each device that communicates across a network using the Internet Protocol. Printers rely on IP addresses as a way…

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Printers at the end of the road…

Mar 14, 2023

Like faithful friends, we’d love it if our printers lasted forever… Or would we? Because we all love getting to grips with the latest printing technology and having something shiny and new to play with. Sadly, it’s a fact of life that every printer comes to the end of the road, and when that happens service and support are discontinued and spares become hard to come by.

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The falling pound: price rises and how we’re fighting them

Feb 17, 2023

The result of the British vote on the EU Referendum has had some impact on the financial markets, creating a complex situation for resellers in B2B. Sterling has dropped in value against the Euro and US Dollar, forcing manufacturers to raise their gate prices in a scramble to protect margins and maintain profitability.

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How to clear the printer queue

Feb 03, 2023

Many people don’t realise that it’s possible to cancel a print job, even when a document has already been sent to print. Whether you no longer need a document, you need to make changes and don’t want to waste a print run, or your printer queue has become stuck due to a corrupt print, it’s important to know how to stop both active and pending printing jobs quickly. Here’s…

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How to fix a paper jam in a printer

Jan 04, 2023

There’s nothing worse than a paper jam when you’re in the midst of printing a document, especially if you’re working to a tight deadline. The good news is: a paper jam in a printer can be fixed relatively quickly, if you know how, so you can get your day back on track with minimum hassle. We’ve created a helpful guide on what to do if you have a paper jam in your printer.…

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How to check ink levels on a printer?

Dec 02, 2022

When ink levels become low, the quality of print suffers. Blotchy or faded prints are a common sign that your ink is running out. Letting your ink levels get too low can also result in dried-out ink nozzles that can harm and damage your printer. Eliminate the risk of running out of ink in your printer by regularly checking the ink levels. This blog will explain the best…

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How to print in white ink

Nov 03, 2022

Printing in white ink can be a difficult task and, in most cases, requires specialised printing equipment. Due to being an achromatic colour, white ink can not be created by the mixing of other colours, which is how printers usually achieve an array of shades. To print white onto paper you will require specially created white ink regardless of whether that is on a business or personal…

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How to Print a Web Page

Oct 28, 2022

Printing a web page is a simple and straightforward process but can slightly differ depending on your chosen browser or operative system. Whether you want to print out directions from Google Maps or a web page has simply grabbed your attention while browsing, this article will help you to print websites page using a variety of browsers and operative systems. Print web page depending…

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My printer is printing blank pages; how to fix it

Sep 06, 2022

If your printer is printing nothing but blank pages, it can be incredibly frustrating. There are several reasons why your printer might be printing blank pages, many of which are, thankfully, relatively easy to fix. We’ve created a helpful guide outlining how you can fix this common problem yourself, without breaking your printer. Why is my printer printing blank pages?…

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How long should printers last?

Sep 05, 2022

Over the past decade, print technology has advanced at an unprecedented rate, with newer, faster, and smarter models providing printing solutions to meet all of your needs. As a result, people are choosing to change their printers more frequently if it becomes apparent that the printer no longer meets their requirements. But how long should a printer last? Average lifespan of a…

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