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April 14, 2011

Comparing printers

At the recently concluded Annual Woxbridge doctoral conference, I had a poster on display. I had printed mine with Warwick Print and it cost me £25.90 for a A1 size poster.

There were only a few of us with posters and I observed that the quality of the posters of the Judge Business School and Said Business School students were much superior than ours. By quality, I am referring to the paper and the printing.  Their posters were on glossy paper and the colours and graphics were much more vibrant and sharper. 

As we were taking the posters down, I commented on the quality of their posters. I found out that the lady had printed her with Oxford printers and it cost her £25 while the guy from Cambridge had printed it withtheir official University printers as well and it cost him only £17. 

I was quite happy that Warwick Print was able to print out my poster at short notice - I had ordered it on Friday and got it on Monday. However, they definitely need to improve the quality of their printing and lower their rates. If Cambridge students can get better quality posters at cheaper rates, why can't we as well?

April 11, 2011

View from my office window

The WBS Teaching Centre is undergoing renovation and we have moved to our new offices in the Humanities building. I was initially not too happy about the move but I later found out that the new office is not that bad. Ther's a cafe downstairs and the building is near to the bus stand, car park 7 as well as the Library. Best of all our office overlook a japanese garden which I had once covered in my Where in the campus series.

Japanese Gaden

The trees are now flowering and the sight from my window is wonderful. 

We usually resent changes to our comfortable lives but sometimes it can be for the better.

Dilip Mutum

This blog records some of the thoughts and experiences of Dilip Mutum at the University of Warwick. He has been blogging since 2003 and this is but one of his many blogs.

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