New School Year Resolutions

What are yours? With the 2018-2019 school year underway it’s not too early to make some resoloutions for next year. Our suggestion for your list is to reduce support calls. Printing is one of the main sources of support calls to helpdesk. directprint.io will cut your support calls vs Google Cloud Print together with more visibility […]

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Schools are still spending too much on printing

Top 5 tips for saving money and resources when printing Our stats reveal that the average student print job uses between 2-3 sides of paper. With some schools printing upwards of 100,000 pages per year. That’s a lot of trees and toner. Administrators and educators can make small but significant changes to reduce the cost […]

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New features: Powerful G Suite integration & RAW printing

Comprehensive G Suite integration covers your complex printer deployment needs. RAW Printing greatly increases the number of printers supported by https://directprint.io Powerful printer deployment options: deploy printers to G Suite devices, users or both. directprint.io includes the ability for admins to choose to deploy printers based on device, user or a combination of both. This […]

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200 word review: Acer Chromebook Tab 10 200

A good first run for Chromebooks Price: Expensive for a 10” Chromebook – £298 / $388 (UK: shop.bt.com) Performance: Enough for general report writing, browsing, video playback fine. Gaming, no. Screen: Great at default resolution – microscopic maximum resolution of 2048×1538 amazing but unusable. Navigation: Can be frustrating – vital concept of ‘Home’ missing vs iOS […]

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ITSE 2018 was huge

Thanks for stopping by, it was great to meet you. It was great to meet so many educators and tech staff at ISTE 2018. As a company we learned a lot. We listened to your printing woes – we laughed, we cried and we concluded that there’s so much more we can do to help […]

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We’ll be at ITSE 2018!

The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) show will be in Chicago on the 24th-27th June 2018 – and it’s set to be the best one yet. directprint.io will be there to demonstrate our forthcoming software release which can save Chromebook enabled schools hundreds of dollars in print costs every year, not to mention […]

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How much do you spend on printing?

Survey: organisations and institutions don’t know their print cost In a recent survey by directprint.io we found that the majority (60%) of schools and businesses that we asked didn’t know their total annual print costs. Technology is increasingly allowing IT managers to control and cost reduce critical infrastructure costs, printing is still regarded as a […]

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The economics of a $17 printer

… seriously $17? What’s the catch? I recently bought a printer in my local supermarket for $17 (GBP 12), it got me thinking about the economics of printers, specifically how printer manufacturers (and supermarkets) can sell a printer for less than 20 dollars. The simple fact is that at less than 20 dollars someone is […]

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Ugly Beautiful JS

My 20 years of Javascript development and torment Please allow me a moment to be smug. Some loyalties are painful, like supporting your team in the tough times. When you were there long before the fairweather fans jumped on the success bandwagon, when you know what failure feels like. I think there must me something […]

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