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Bindomatic Flex

The Bindomatic Flex

Print shop productivity and professionalism at your fingertips

– Desktop manual operation
– Any size between A5 and A3
– Binds multiple documents simultaneously
– Allows easy editing
– Binds thick documents (540 sheets)

The Bindomatic FLEX is a powerful, yet compact, document binder that can be used on its own or complement our larger machines. The binding plate accommodates documents up to 350mm in spine length, and with the adjustable guide has the capacity to bind multiple documents simultaneously providing you quick turnaround when you need it. This tabletop binder delivers remarkable productivity in a small space, making it perfect for small businesses and larger offices alike.

Bind up to 15 documents in only 1 minuteBind documents as thick as 54mm, (540 sheets) soft covers, hard covers; this binder will bind them all and do it stronger and more effectively than any comparable manual binding system on the market, up to 15 documents per minute.

Bind up to 15 documents in only 1 minute

Bind documents as thick as 54mm, (540 sheets) soft covers, hard covers; this binder will bind them all and do it stronger and more effectively than any comparable manual binding system on the market, up to 15 documents per minute.

‘Produces perfectly bound documents, with the strongest bind and ready for use in only two minutes’

If you need to remove, replace or add sheets, simply re-heat the binding. With the wide range of Bindomatic® covers, your business presentations, reports, proposals, statements, manuals etc, will always look and feel as professional as the content and message of your document.

See how it works here.

The document applications that benefit from the professional impression achieved when bound using the Bindomatic solution, are virtually endless.  It has never been easier to create that professional look.

 

Come and see first hand our amazing suite of Bindomatic Machines at the Photo Direct Stand #E06 during Printex 19 (Sydney Showground 13-16 August, 2019).

To order call (03) 9894 1644 or email us today

4 ways for traditional brick-and-motar businesses to embrace cutting-edge technology

4 ways for traditional brick-and-mortar businesses to embrace cutting-edge technology

Businesses don’t have to be exclusively e-commerce to use new technology as a launching point for growth. Technological advances can offer more convenience for the customer, more data for the business — and huge potential for growth. Here are four ways even more traditional businesses can adapt new technology for the better.

Consider augmented reality.

Augmented reality applications allow consumers to preview a product in their homes before actually making a purchase — but this technology isn’t limited to just big business and online stores. While major retailers have the budget for launching their own AR options, small businesses can use services to add the feature to their own.  For photographers and print shops, for example, platforms such as Shoot and Sell, Studio Pro and Swift Galleries allow small businesses to show their clients what a particular print or canvas would look like hanging in their own home.

The beauty of integrating new technology is that there’s often similar technology that makes it actually easier to implement. For example, product-based businesses could use 3D scanning apps to show potential customers a 3D look at the different options.

Try a voice assistant.

Shopping online isn’t nearly as convenient as asking a smart home assistant to do the shopping for you. Building apps or skills that can be integrated into Alexa, Siri, or Cortana assistants adds even more convenience for customers. Working with voice control will require a bit more skill — probably contracting a programmer specialised in the task — but can be helpful for businesses that have customers frequently re-ordering the same things or any business where added convenience is a big plus (such as pizza delivery).

Customer loyalty software brings personalisation in-store.

Personalising the customer experience ins’t exclusive to ecommerce. Using customer loyalty programs allows even small businesses to track what each customer likes to buy and when, and whether that customer shops online or offline. Thankfully, a number of different customer loyalty software programs allow even smaller businesses to implement a system.

Customer loyalty is a technological win-win. Customers get discounts and personalised service, while businesses get access to data that can help increase sales. Loyalty programs can also be integrated into other aspects of your business, like expanding your email marketing with personalised recommendations.

Accept contactless payments.

Technology means that sometimes customers aren’t even paying with any sort of physical contact. Accepting payments such as Apple Pay, Android Pay, or Google Wallet can be an added benefit for customers, and it’s easy to add for businesses. Thankfully, you don’t have to figure out all the tech behind Apple Pay — you just have to choose a payment system provider that allows you to accept the contactless form of payment. That’s an easy way to add a new technology to your brick-and-motar business.

While ecommerce businesses may have a jump start on integrating new technology, even traditional businesses can expand by embracing some of the latest technological advances. Considering factors like AR, voice assistance, customer loyalty software, contactless payments and more can help small businesses grow.

5 quick ways to improve customer experience that you can start on today

5 quick ways to improve customer experience that you can start on today

Improving customer service shouldn’t be a one-time task. But while improving customer experience is a continual process, that doesn’t mean each step will take businesses months to integrate. By taking baby steps to improve how customers feel after working with you, you can boost your sales, gain new lifelong customers and more — without the wait. Here are five ways you can improve your small business’ customer service, with tasks you can start on today.

Motivate your team.

As the business owner, chances are, your employees have more face-to-face interaction with your customers than you do. A grumpy employee can quickly ruin all your efforts to improve customer service. Try offering extra motivation for employees — take the employee that gets the best comment card out to lunch, start a fun contest for employees, or simply send each employee a note to let them know that they are appreciated. Of course, these things go hand-in-hand with other elements, like offering flexibility, fair wages, and compassion to your employees.

Learn from your mistakes.

Chances are, you’ve failed at delivering the best customer experience in the past — and probably more than once. Instead of ignoring those failures, write them down. Then, brainstorm ways that you can do better. Don’t get overwhelmed looking at the mistakes, but use them as a launching point to determine what to do next.

Launch simple ways for customers to help themselves.

Many customers would prefer to complete a purchase without having to interact with a customer service department at all — and businesses can help by implementing simple changes to help customers before they get to that point. Create an FAQ page for your website. Place helpful signs in the stores. Design a helpful guide or online help centre for using your product. Customers would often much rather quickly find an answer online then have to wait for a response to an email or sit on the phone.

Start a customer survey.

How well do you know your customers? How good is that customer experience already? Businesses can get a jump start on building a better customer experience by both understanding the customer, and pinpointing where the current level of customer satisfaction is at. Offer a discount for customers that complete a survey — include the survey or link with the receipt, share it on social media, and send it out in those email newsletters. By getting to know your customers and what they aren’t happy with, you can pinpoint the actions that are going to make the most impact on your business.

Place your goals in a spot that’s easy to see and schedule regular time to work on customer experience.

Sometimes, building customer experience is just a matter of making the time to do so. Start by identifying your goals, then display them in a prominent spot in your office as a regular reminder. Then, schedule time to work on customer experience. Whether that’s daily, weekly or monthly, setting aside some time to brainstorm, work on integrating new options, and more will help the gargantuan task of building customer experience seem much easier to tackle.

5 Ways for Small Businesses to Optimise Online Sales

5 Ways for Small Businesses to Optimise Online Sales

Customers are increasingly looking online before shopping, whether that’s for true e-commerce or by checking out a business website before coming to the brick-and-motar store. Today, the customer experience often starts well before the customer walks into a store — if they walk into a store at all. And a slow, organised or otherwise optimised website begins that customer experience off on the wrong foot.

So what should small businesses do to optimise the online experience? Here are five things to consider to deliver the best possible customer experience — online.

Make sure your website is running efficiently.

Waiting for a page to load is the modern equivalent of waiting too long in the checkout line. Small businesses should regularly check their website for possible speed improvements. Visitors are more likely to click that back button if a website doesn’t load quickly, not to mention the bad first impression if they do stick around patiently. Some common factors of slow webpages are cluttered code and unnecessarily large image files, to name a few.

Ensure email marketing efforts are helpful, not annoying.

No one likes junk mail — so where do your email marketing efforts fall? If subscribers aren’t opening your emails, it’s time to rethink your email tactics. Consider adjusting how often you send out the emails. Revamp your subject lines. Rework the topics to ensure the emails are helpful. Set up emails to send when a customer hasn’t opened an email in awhile. The key is to reach customers, without driving them to click that unsubscribe button.

Keep your website well organised.

How hard is it to find something on your website? Potential customers will quickly look elsewhere if they can’t find what they need. Make sure your website has a simple, straight-forward menu system that organises all the different pages in a simple way. Add a search bar for finding specific items. Correctly categorise blog posts. Include shortcuts to main pages from easy-to-access locations.

Test your website.

Finding errors in your own website is tough. Just like proofreading your own emails only to see an error as you hit the send button, having someone else test your website will help highlight issues and possibilities for improvement that you didn’t see. Invite a handful of people to test your website. Encourage testers to click on all the links, to start an online order, and to explore the website. Prepare a list of questions to ask about the experience, then leave an open-ended question to allow testers to offer their own insight.

Revisit your website on a regular basis.

Websites aren’t meant to be static. Along with posting current information, small businesses should regularly look for ways to improve their online presence. At least every few months, brainstorm new, helpful content to add to the website. Consider ways to enhance the performance of the website. Evaluate options for grabbing attention on the home page.

As the welcome mat to a business, small business websites should deliver a positive customer experience. By considering what’s working and what’s not, small businesses can help create a positive experience before a customer even places an order or walks into the store.

Visit Photo Direct at Printex19

We’d love you to see you on stand E06 at Printex19 this August. We will be showcasing our newest products as well as all the popular favourites.

Come and meet the team, grab some samples and chat to us about how we can help your business grow.

Check out our product range here.

Any questions simply call (03) 9894 1644 or email us today

New Technology from Bindomatic.

Bindomatic Accel Ultra +

Come and see first hand our amazing suite of Bindomatic Machines at the Photo Direct Stand #E06 during Printex 19 (Sydney Showground 13-16 August, 2019).

Bindomatic Thermal Binding Advantage

Whether you are a corporation, a small business or an individual, our Bindomatic covers and thermal binding machines allow you to make a definitive positive impression the first time. Whether you need one copy or a 1000, we have the binding machine to produce superior, professionally bound-looking documents. You can create bound documents In-house, On Demand and in Real Time, quickly and simply. By empowering business men and women with an innovative and patented Bindomatic machine and document binding process, we are putting print-shop quality, perfectly bound documents at your fingertips.

The New Accel Ultra

New ground has been broken in document binding efficiency with the new Accel Ultra. Designed with the high-end user in mind, the Accel Ultra boasts double the loading capacity and has cut processing time in half. Our third-generation thermal binding machine binds one document per second —  45 times faster than punch & bind and 30 times faster than tape binding.

Our innovative Drop & Go Technology truly sets the Accel Ultra apart from all others. By batch-feeding up to 50 documents into the machine, the operator is free to work in parallel. You simply Drop & Go!

Thanks to its intuitive simplicity, ease of use, and binding speed, the Accel Ultra is the ideal binding solution for users that bind large volumes of documents at once; the perfect solution for large print room or CRD environments.

See how it works here.

The Cube

Bindomatic has enhanced our Drop & Go Technology, making the Accel Cube an amazing two times faster than the previous generation. Its efficiency is rivaled only by the Bindomatic® Accel Ultra. Documents move through the machine twice as fast, dramatically boosting efficiency. The Accel Cube features additional upgrades including increased quality and strength of the bound documents as well as improved appearance of the machine.

The document applications that benefit from the professional impression achieved when bound using the Bindomatic solution, are virtually endless. And it has never been easier to create that professional look – read on and be inspired!

See how it works here.

 

 

 

The Bindomatic Flex

The Bindomatic Flex is a powerful, yet compact, document binder that can be used on its own or complement our larger machines. The binding plate accommodates documents up to 350mm in spine length, and with the adjustable guide has the capacity to bind multiple documents simultaneously providing you quick turnaround when you need it. This tabletop binder delivers remarkable productivity in a small space, making it perfect for small businesses and larger offices alike. 

Bind documents as thick as 54mm, (540 sheets) soft covers, hard covers; this binder will bind them all and do it stronger and more effectively than any comparable manual binding system on the market, up to 15 documents per minute.

If you need to remove, replace or add sheets, simply re-heat the binding. With the wide range of Bindomatic® covers, your business presentations, reports, proposals, statements, manuals etc, will always look and feel as professional as the content and message of your document.

See how it works here.

The document applications that benefit from the professional impression achieved when bound using the Bindomatic solution, are virtually endless.  It has never been easier to create that professional look.

To order call (03) 9894 1644 or email us today

Click Software Update - Hp Designjet Printers

Click Software Update – Hp Designjet Printers

HP have released the latest version of their simple to use CLICK software for use with Designjet Printers.

Make sure you click on the link here to update your software as soon as possible to utilise all the benefits of  your CLICK software.

EASY—Radically simple  printing

  • Enables one-click printing
  • Simple settings
  • Real-print preview
  • Drag and drop multi-page PDF

SAVE—Optimize media  usage and costs

  • Auto-orientation
  • Resizing and alignment
  • Automatic nesting
  • PDF error check

DO MORE—Produce a  wide range of applications

  • From posters and roll-up banners  to CAD drawings and maps
  • Print from Windows, Mac OS  to HP DesignJet and HP PageWide    XL 3900, 4×00 and 5×00 Printer series

Any questions please call us on 03 9894 1644 or email today

Glossy vs. Matte Finish: What print type is best?

Glossy vs. Matte Finish: What print type is best?

It’s the paper or plastic of the photography printing world: glossy or matte finish? While the choice of a finish may be a matter of artistic opinion, there are still a few qualities that each print type offers that may make one better than the other for certain applications. So in the glossy vs. matte finish debate, which print type is the right one for you?

Glossy photo finish

Glossy photos do just what their name implies — they gloss over the photograph, giving it a nice shine. The paper and the coating behind that glossy photograph is actually made up of the same stuff as a matte image, except that more of the final coating is used. That extra layer of shine tends to give the image an apparent boost in color and, well, like anything with a bit of shine to it, just looks pretty.

The problem with the glossy photo finish is that it creates glare. You’ll see light reflecting off the photo itself, making it hard to view equally under different lighting scenarios. One of the issues many photographers have with glossy photos is also the fingerprints they tend to attract. The finish of a glossy photo leaves the print more susceptible to fingerprints, which means photos that will see a good deal of handling aren’t the ideal shots to use with a glossy finish.

Bottom line: Glossy photos are good for colorful shots — but only if you don’t mind glare or fingerprints.

Matte photo finish

With less of that final shiny layer, matte prints offer a similar lifespan, but without that glossy sheen. Matte photographs don’t quite have the same color boost as glossy — though if you shoot and process the photo right, you can still get a good deal of color from a matte print. Matte photos tend to be better for less vibrant color schemes or monochrome shots, particularly if you were trying to imitate a film effect. Where the glossy finish tends to emphasize color, matte prints tend to play up the texture in an image.

Without that extra gloss, the matte photo isn’t as susceptible to shine and fingerprints. In general, though it’s not always the case, professional photographers tend to choose matte over glossy because of the lower likelihood of glare and fingerprinting. While matte tends to play up texture, the image may look bit grainer because of that enhanced texture, however.

The bottom line: Favored more by pros, the matte finish doesn’t glare or fingerprint, but the tendency to highlight texture could also bring out unwanted texture like noise from high ISOs.

A matte photograph’s anti-reflective qualities often makes it a better choice for framing large prints, while the enhanced color may help snapshots stand out more with a glossy finish. While there is no right or wrong answer when choosing your photo finish, there are pros and cons of each type that are important to understand in order to get the most from your prints.