Tuesday, 15 May 2012

London Olympics 2012 - Deliveries

Olympics and Deliveries

During the London Olympics we will try to deliver as many London orders as we can in the normal manner. Most couriers are going to attempt their routes if they can, if there is no restrictions.

Our main courier, FedEx, have arranged for 20 extra routes within the M25, plus 10 extra motorcycles, an extra 50 drivers mates and 8 foot couriers. They also state that the impact of the games will not be fully realised until the games begin.

Royal Mail

The Royal Mail have announced a delay on postal deliveries of a day longer than usual in postcode areas beginning with E, EC, N, NW, SE, SW, W and WC. Considering some postage charges have gone up 70% last month, you would think Royal Mail would be able to at least give a quality service but it appears not. There are couriers that are considering raising the price of delivery during the games to those postcode areas affected and we will have to wait to confirm exact details with CityLink, DPD and FedEx.

For more information see Royal Mail Warns of delays [BBC Website].

DPD (18th June 2012)

We have had an announcement from DPD Couriers that prices will go up for affected areas by around £2.40 per delivery, now confirmed at £1.95+VAT. Timed deliveries will not be guaranteed and items will arrive when they can get them there. This change will be between 25th July through to 8th September and will affect the most of the following postcode areas: DT1-5, E1-20, EC3-4, HA9, IG1-11, N1-22, NW1, NW8, NW10, RM8-20, SE1-18, SL0-6, SW3-7, SW13-15, TW1-8 including Heathrow, UB7, W1-14, WC1 and WC2. A few postcode areas may see business as usual such as EC4 and EC8 amongst a few others.


FedEx have not imposed any surcharges to deliveries, however they are another courier that will not guarantee timed deliveries will arrive within the normal guaranteed time.

Evening Delivery

We have heard that some couriers are considering evening deliveries for some areas. This hasn't been confirmed yet but it does sound sensible for some areas where access may be difficult or slow. You may need to consider that the timing of deliveries may not be suitable for your normal office working hours.

Express Delivery

We will not be able to guarantee Express Deliveries will be delivered next day to London or other affected zones during the events of both the Olympics and the Paralympics. They will be delivered as soon as possible.

Dates of the London Olympics

There are two events to be aware of:
  • London Olympics: 27 Jul 2012 to 12 Aug 2012
  • London Paralympics: 29 Aug 2012 to 9 Sep 2012
Note that deliveries and access may be restricted not just during the games but for several days before and after due to organisation of the event.

What London Companies Should Do Now

We recommend that all companies in the London and surrounding areas, as well as those out-of-London cities that may be hosting events, should ensure they have enough stock of everything they will need during the times that may be affected. Remember to stock up on enough paper, ink, staples, postage stamps and all the other products your business needs to run effectively. Do not forget the most important items to run a business: tea, coffee and biscuits!

Official Sites for London Olympics 2012

These are the official sites for the games:
London Olympics 2012 Main Site · London Paralympics 2012 Main Page

Sunday, 13 May 2012

Top Printer: Epson WP4545DTWF

Epson WorkForce Pro WP-4545 DTWF Printer

Epson WP4545DTWF PrinterAt PC Ink, we have loved the new Epson WorkForce range of inkjet printers. There is one in particular that we like. It does everything!

Main Features

This printer has the following useful options:
  • Printer, Copier, Scanner & Fax machine in one unit
  • Connect via Network or by WiFi wireless
  • Double-sided printing without having to re-insert paper (Duplex)
  • Two input trays so you can have two types of paper/labels and select which to use when you print
  • Extra paper input which can take another 30 pieces of paper
  • High-speed at 26 pages per minute, you won't be waiting around
  • Takes many paper sizes including all the standard sized envelopes up to C4 (slightly larger than A4)
  • Print on card up to 256 g/m2
  • Works with Windows, Apple Mac and Linux


This printer has, at the time of writing, a free upgrade to a 3-year warranty and has been designed to print up to 20,000 pages per month. For most people, this will be more than enough peace of mind that your printer will be trouble free.

Save Money with Epson

These Epson printers can save you money with their large capacity ink cartridges. The Epson original black XL ink cartridge prints an estimates 2,400 pages which is a massive amount compared to many other inks.

Save In Other Ways

Using a small amount of electricity, just 4 watts in sleep mode and only 19 watts in copier mode, you may just be saving the environment.

Save space by replacing your old printer and fax machine with this amazing device. Possibly replace your copier too and you will have so much space, you won't know what to do with it!

Buy This Printer Today

We deliver in the UK and if you would like this printer, please order from Epson WorkForce Pro WP-4545 DTWF.

Tuesday, 8 May 2012

Why Does My Printer Stop Working When I Run Out Of Colour Ink?

Why Does My Printer Stop Working When I Run Out Of Colour Ink?

This is a very annoying situation. Your urgent document needs to be printed but the printer will not print a monochrome document when the black cartridge has lots of ink left in it.

Why does this happen?

What can I do to get this document printed? Read the full Squidoo article at: Why My Printer Won't Print When the Colour Runs Out

Sunday, 6 May 2012

Epson Printers, Free Extended Warranty!

Epson WorkForce Pro Printers - Free Extended Warranty

Welcome to our new, our first ever, blog!

We want everyone to know that Epson are allowing customers who buy Epson WorkForce Pro printers or the WorkForce A3+ printers to claim a free three year warranty!

These printers are designed for small to medium business users but are suitable for any customers that print a reasonable amount of printouts.

How to Claim

It is simple to claim, all you need to do is pick your qualifying Epson Workforce printer from this list. Then, you need to claim from Epson who will confirm your extended warranty!

This really is very simple!

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