Thursday, 22 March 2012


The question of which printer is the best to buy - well there are a number of considerations, but namely what type of printer cartridge.

Like most things, money is a prime consideration in choosing the type of printer you want, and many inkjets are less expensive to begin with, and the cost of ink has come down and the efficiencies have gone up.  In addition to the cost of ink being lower, the cost of non-OEM (compatible) or remanufactured ink is also relatively low, and the quality is consistently improving, to where it is often impossible to differentiate. Inkjet printers also offer the convenience of individual ink cartridges for each color in many models, further adding to the cost-savings.
Besides the ink, many of the printers from today’s manufacturers like HP, Lexmark, and Epson to name a few, are able to produce laser-quality print output without the higher initial cost. While inkjets are not designed to print several thousand pages a month, a home/home office  isn’t printing that much to begin with. In addition, office-centric inkjet multifunction printers are able to provide the convenience of a document feeder, automatic two-sided printing, and the ability to do up to four functions (print, scan, copy, and sometimes fax) in one machine for a lower initial cost as well as to produce much better quality photos.
Lasers are particularly popular where larger volumes of printing are required, however. Laser printers do produce high-quality text and are certainly durable, though they do generally require a higher initial investment. The writers do mention that they thought the number of laser users would have been greater than the number of inkjets, but the results of the ongoing poll have not shown that to be true as of yet.

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Friday, 16 March 2012


Want to use your Laptop, Tablet, Iphone, Android and print it at home or office, then 'Cloud' is what you use.

The 'cloud' is suddenly all around us, including  through your printer(s).

Many printers  use expensive to install cabling along with a server in the office. Now that is becoming obsolete.
Google Cloud Print is a new technology that connects your printer(s) to the internet. Using Google Cloud Print, you can make your home and work printers available to you and anyone you choose, from the applications you use every day, which for applications such as order taking, or even you child at school who has just completed a project on their laptop, they can print it at home/office.

Any type of application can use Google Cloud Print. To see how it works, just go to Google's cloud print development page.

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Thursday, 15 March 2012


Future technology will remove previously printed words from the paper.

There is a lot of talk about how to recycle printer cartridges, but what about printing paper?
We know you can put it into a second rubbish bin, from where it gets reprocessed, but there is another way coming soon.
Toshiba had designed a new technology which erases the printed text from paper, the sheet then becoming available to use again. In fact, up to five times again.
Read the article by Jon Martindale headed "Toshiba's Erasable Ink Printing Tech Shown Off".

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Wednesday, 14 March 2012


Often printer users are locked into a maintenance agreement preventing them from buying cheaper toner cartridges.

So what to do? Well, there is not much you can do, but wait until the maintenance agreement expires.
When a brand supplier such as Brother, Canon, or HP sell a business consumer a printer, or printers, they sprout the advantages of signing up for a maintenance agreement, and the dire perils if you don't. 
What they don't tell you is that for them, the Maintenance Agreement is where the real profits are!
The user is locked in and can't escape the agreement. And certainly when your printer needs another cartridge, it is promptly delivered, and normally their service is acceptable, but if you require parts - "oh, if you look at the small print, that's not included". 
Have you noticed how the supplier will encourage you to sign up for two years - obviously the longer the better to enjoy 'this restriction of trade'. 
And finally, have you tried to evaluate the cost of the printer cartridges as they are replaced, as a cost component of the agreement? No. Probably a good idea not to, the shock could be severe.
It might just pay you to look around for an independant printer maintenace firm, usually manned by ex senior-technicians previously with the brand company anyhow who will charge you a lot less, and allow you to chose your own printer cartidges.

Tuesday, 13 March 2012


How can we minimize printer cartridge dumping by businesses, large & small?
Businesses are becoming more conscious of polluting their environment, and are becoming socially aware of the need to dispose of their wastage in order to have a minimum effect on pollution.
They use large volumes of toner & ink cartridges, and when they are used, can't find a way to dispose of them.
So you entrepreneurial types out there, here is your chance to make money.
From my experiences, businesses would be happy to keep a container for waste cartridges, either genuine &/or compatible. And they will pay for the service.
Not only could you charge for a collection service to the business users, but also earn from selling on genuine cartridges for remanufacture, and to organisations who break down the compatibles for their components.
If you already have a business that does this work, send us an email with your webpage and we'll link it to this blog! The email address is
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Thursday, 8 March 2012


What's the best type of Ink or Toner Cartridge, should I get Genuine or Compatible, How do I install it - follow us for the answers.

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We look forward to helping you find out things.
Just to start you off, we are providing a link to Castleink, a blog site out of New York, which I'm sure you'll find informative.
So just go to the far right hand side of the screen & place the cursor over the black edge ribbon, which will open up. Click on 'FOLLOWERS OF INKSUPPLUGUY BLOG, and the rest is straight forward - too easy!
Do it now & be the first (or second, or third, or fourth, or.........)

Wednesday, 7 March 2012


Ordering the wrong printer cartridge can be expensive & time lost.

Are you virtually sitting be the front door waiting for the courier to arrive with the urgently needed printer cartridge, and yes, he's here. You'll just have time to print out that urgently needed investment report you have brilliantly compiled, and will clinch the deal for you.
But whoa, the cartridge won't fit! You phone the supplier & give him 'what for'. They investigate your order, and courteously advise that you ordered the TN2130 toner cartridge for your printer. Yes, you
They say they sent you what you ordered. They then ask what is your printer model...why it's a  Brother HL2130. Ah, sorry. But the correct cartridge for the HL2130 is theTN2030. Did you check the √úse for printers section', when you placed your order? Nooooooo!
Can you return it to the supplier? Not if you've opened it, which you probably would have done to discover it didn't fit.
 Not only do you have to order the correct printer cartridge, and pay for it, with no one wanting the used one, but your urgent report hasn't been printed. So what was the name of the client's PA, maybe I can email it to her & she can print it off for me before I get to the meeting....DUH!
To conclude, why don't the Brand suppliers make sure their products differentiate their printer & cartidge SKU's (product numbers).
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P.S. The correct toner cartridge for a Brother HL2130 printer is the TN2030.