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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween! However, we discovered something truly scary and evil. Your Printer Manufacturer can actually stop your printer from printing.
Happy Halloween! However, we discovered something truly scary and evil. Your Printer Manufacturer can actually stop your printer from printing. If you happen to purchase and use compatible or remanufactured products to lower your cost to print then by accepting a Firmware or Software Driver update, you could lock your printer to only operate with OEM Brand Products. Scary but true... The message is simple. Please, do not accept ANY changes to your printer(s). If you are happy with the printer's performance, then there will be no benefit for you to accept firmware upgrades disguised as product updates or system improvements or printer enhancements or any other phraseology used by the OEMs. Today's technology allows OEM Printer Manufacturers to control how your printer reads and reacts to the ink or toner cartridge chip and if it's not an OEM chip then it will lock the printing function and display a frightful warning. Similar to: “Your cartridge is empty”, “Your cartridge is not properly installed” or “Your cartridge is not recognized”. Protecting our customers and their desire to lower printing costs is a priority of Priceless. So please don't be fooled, don't click the “authorization to automatically upgrade your printer software (Firmware or Drivers)” when first installing your new printer or registering for warranty purposes. DON'T ALLOW FOR AUTOMATIC UPDATES! YOUR PRINTER WILL WORK BETTER IN THE MORNING! Remember these software and firmware updates are for the benefit of the manufacturer not yours. Anything that keeps you purchasing their branded ink and toner products is their ultimate goal. Like we learned many times, if it isn't broke don't fix it. Don't be part of the Group that is locked out from using any alternative and less costly products. Just Say No to any updates or new firmware offered (for free) by Lexmark, Samsung, Dell, IBM, Epson, Canon, HP, Brother or any OEM looking to take control over your equipment. Happy Halloween, enjoy the candy but stay away from Printer software updates, we hope we haven't scared you too much?

Monday, October 27, 2014

New HP Wide Format Printing App

HP Latex 360
The Latex Mobile app allows mobile printing for the HP’s Latex 300 wide format printers.

The app, showcased at the SGIA Expo by HP, introduces "smart printing capabilities" to the Latex 300 range of wide-format printers, and allows users to "remotely monitor their printers, track job status and receive printer alerts", offering an "innovative user experience" for the Latex 310, 330 and 360 devices in the range.

Xavier Garcia, Vice President and General Manager of HP's Large-Format Sign and Display Division, commented: "Print service providers (PSPs) are under increasing pressure from customers to deliver on-time, urgent jobs while providing guaranteed, industry-leading work. The HP Latex Mobile app marks the beginning of a new era of smart printing, giving customers peace of mind while they are at and away from the print shop, as well as helping them to better address time-sensitive requests and gain customer loyalty."

Jose María Miñarro, Manager at HP customer Miñarro Impresión, got to try the app, and added: "The HP Latex Mobile application has not only simplified my working processes, its remote monitoring capabilities also give me the confidence to know what’s happening while I’m out of the office."

The Latex Mobile app will be available for download in January next year for smartphones, and mid-2015 for tablets, with both releases for iOS and Android.

Source: The Recycler

Recently we at Priceless Ink & Toner announced our relationship with ColorMatch™ wide format printer inks. For more information click here

Monday, October 13, 2014

Printer Apps Are More Popular Than Smartwatch Apps

Mobile Apps
A new report from app analytics company App Annie focuses on "connected apps," or apps that require separate hardware to run — which includes everything from printers with Wi-Fi to the latest Android Wear smartwatches. Although wearable technology has received a lot of attention recently, the report suggests downloads for their usually required companion apps are still low.

App Annie's report looked at 30 apps that require an external piece of hardware to work and inferred the number of downloads on both the Apple App Store and Google Play they received this past August.

The most downloaded app in the batch was Chromecast, which is a strong sign of the $35 streaming stick is success over the past year. The second most downloaded connected app was Fitbit after that come a bunch of apps that suggest that a lot more people have cable set-top boxes and printers than pieces of wearable technology. It also implies that people like to download apps for something like a printer or a satellite TV box, even though those apps are not required.

App Annie divided the 30 selected apps into six categories, and the top two categories, Media and Productivity, accounted for roughly 70% of downloads among these apps over the time period. Apps categorized as media include Chromecast, DirecTV, DISH and GoPro. Productivity apps include a bunch of printer apps from companies like HP and Kodak, as well as Square's Register software.

Apps that connect to newer technologies related to smart homes, smartwatches, and wearable technology accounted for only 15% of downloads, and that is combining four loosely related categories together. While app downloads are not a perfect proxy for device sales, you would expect the two to correlate fairly closely. Apps in these categories include Fitbit, Jawbone UP, Pebble, Misfit Shine, Nest Mobile, Dropcam and Android Wear.

The App Annie report doesn’t provide estimates for the number of downloads over the period. For that, you’ll have to subscribe to App Annie’s premium services. You can take a look at the full report here.

Source: Gogaom

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

New Branding Effort from Canon

Canon New Logo
Canon Unveils New Branding Effort, Invites Customers to "See Impossible"

On October 7, Canon announced the launch of a new branding effort, combined with a new logo and tagline. The logo incorporates the traditional Canon logo text along with a 3D visual of an expanding box and the tagline "See Impossible."

The box, according to Canon, symbolizes the company's desire to "break the boundaries of what is possible and shift the focus from Canon as being solely a manufacturer of quality digital imaging products to a company that empowers the creative spirit within its people and customers."

The associated website, seimpossible.usa.canon.com, is, according to Canon, a "digital hub housing consumer, professional, and commercial stories of inspiration, imagination, and innovative end-user applications of Canon imaging technology." Two sides of the box depicted on the site feature links: "See self-publishing" shows on-demand printing solutions, with a menu link to Canon's production print solutions, while "See smarter business" offers information on Canon office solutions and workflow automation. There are also links to Canon eye care technology and radiography systems.

"As a technology-based brand, Canon is constantly challenged to empower its customers in today's high-tech and fast-paced world in which new apps and innovations are launching every single day," said Joe Adachi, chairman and CEO for Canon U.S.A. "With imagination and customer focus at the core of the Canon business model, 'Canon See Impossible' will highlight the combined technological innovation and human ingenuity that makes the impossible possible. Our new rallying cry will extract creative thinking from a place of isolation, encourage exploration of the unknown, and showcase our creativity as it impacts the real world with limitless possibilities."

Source: Actionalble Intelligence

Thursday, October 02, 2014

Reckless US Agency Expense on Printer Cartridges

Money Drain
The purchase by the Department of Agriculture was just one of a series of overspends by US government departments in the last year.

The Fiscal Times reported on what it calls a reckless federal shopping spree in the US, which saw government departments spend around $50 billion during the financial year, with September 30 being the final day of the year on which agencies "use it or lose it", spending the remainder of the cash given to them before the Treasury takes the rest back.

The agencies are said to spend all of their allocated funds because "Congress may not allocate as much the following year", which the sites notes "creates panic for federal workers scrambling to spend millions of dollars before they run out of time", as well as creating a "huge payday for contractors scoring big awards".

The large amount of money spent in the financial year included "impulse buys" on the final day, specifically the Department of Agriculture's outlay of $144,000 on toner cartridges, and the site noted that the Pentagon spent $5.5 billion alone on the final day of the year, with Department of Defense (DOD) officials "even sending an email encouraging employees to spend as much as they could".

This email, which the Washington Post obtained, saw Budget Officer Sannadean Sims and Procurement Officer Kathleen Miller state that "it is critical in our efforts to 100% of our available resources this fiscal year. It is also imperative that your organisation meets its projected spending goal for June".

Analysis of data from 2004 to 2009 by Harvard and Chicago universities saw that 8.7% of total federal spending in the USA occurs in the last week of the fiscal year, and the site notes that since the government spends so much money in such a short amount of time, some people have concerns that hasty purchases could result in problems down the road – like poor product selection.

The research also studied contract performances from 700 IT projects, worth a total of $130 billion, and found that projects awarded in the last week of the fiscal year were 2.2 to 5.6 times more likely to be of lower quality, with this issue able to be resolved if agencies were allowed to roll over their unused funds to the next fiscal year, a proposal similar to one made by President Obama's administration four years ago, though Congress never took it up.

Source: The Recycler

Friday, September 12, 2014

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Epson launches "world’s smallest” A4 inkjet printer

Epson's Workforce WF-100W is aimed at mobile workers due to its easy transportation.

Techradar reported on Epson's launch of the Workforce WF-100W, said to be the world's smallest and lightest commercial A4 inkjet printer, with the device being "slightly thicker than an A4 reach and about two-thirds the size" and weighing 3.53 lbs.

The printer can also be comfortably transported: due to its "brick form factor", and has an "integrated Li-Ion battery" which is able to be recharged using a USB port or a bundled AC adapter. Other features include a "tiny" LDC display showing "essential characteristics" of a print job along with the printer's status; a paper tray with a 50-sheet capacity; and Wi-Fi capabilities as users can connect to it "directly via Wi-Fi or as a networked printer" as well as through an Epson app. It is also compatible with Google Cloud Print and Apple AirPrint.

In terms of cartridges, the device uses two Epson ink cartridges and pigment ink.

Aimed at "mobile workers looking to print low quantity invoices, designs or other documents on the move", the Workforce WF-100W will first be available in Europe at a price of $387.

Source: The Recycler

Epson inkjet cartridges and other printer supplies can be found at priceless-inkjet.com

Monday, September 08, 2014

HP To Increase Some Of Their Printer Supplies Prices

HP Printer Supplies
Dear Priceless Customers,

Please be aware that Hewlett Packard / HP announced a price increase effective October 1, 2014, on selected HP OEM LaserJet Toner Cartridges, Small Format Ink Cartridges, Print Heads, Photo Value Packs and Small Format Media.

This move is a result of HP's standard portfolio management process. As part of this process HP regularly reviews pricing for all its products and makes adjustments, as appropriate.

According to HP, select legacy toner products will increase by approximately 10%, and the increases on the ink related products will average 4.3%.

As always, HP is committed to developing products and services that meet its customers' needs. This includes HP OEM LaserJet Toner Cartridges, which will continue to provide the superior value, reliability and high - quality output that customers have come to expect from HP.

The price increase will effect the following products:
· 51626A -- HP 26 Black Original Ink Cartridge (790 Yield);
· 51629A -- HP 29 Black Original Ink Cartridge (720 Yield);
· 51640A -- HP 40 Black Original Ink Cartridge (1,100 Yield);
· 51645A -- HP 45 Black Original Ink Cartridge (930 Yield);
· 51649A -- HP 49 Tri-Color Original Ink Cartridge (350 Yield);
· 92298A -- HP 98A LaserJet 4/4M/4+/4M+/5/5N/5M/5se Black Original LaserJet Toner Cartridge (6,800 Yield) (76/Pallet) (EX);
· B3B33FN -- HP 564 Cyan/Magenta/Yellow Original Ink Cartridges Creative Combo Pack (Includes 1 Each of OEM# CB318WN, CB319WN, CB320WN, 10 Sheets 4" x 6" and 10 Sheets 5" x 7" HP Advanced Photo Paper) (3 x 300 Yield);
· C1823D -- HP 23 Tri-Color Original Ink Cartridge (620 Yield);
· C2P51FN -- HP 564 2-Pack Black Original Ink Cartridges (2 Pack of OEM# CB316WN) (2 x 250 Yield);
· C4092A -- HP 92A LaserJet 1100/3200 Series Black Original LaserJet Toner Cartridge (2,500 Yield) (144/Pallet);
· C4096A -- HP 96A LaserJet 2100/2200 Series Black Original LaserJet Toner Cartridge (5,000 Yield) (76/Pallet);
· C4127X -- HP 27X LaserJet 4000/4050 Series High Yield Black Original LaserJet Toner Cartridge (10,000 Yield) (76/Pallet);
· C4129X -- HP 29X LaserJet 5000/5100 Series High Yield Black Original LaserJet Toner Cartridge (10,000 Yield) (48/Pallet);
· C4182X -- HP 82X LaserJet 8100/8150/Mopier 320 Series High Yield Black Original LaserJet Toner Cartridge (20,000 Yield) (36/Pallet);
· C4182XG -- HP 82X LaserJet 8100/8150/Mopier 320 Series High Yield Black Original LaserJet Toner Cartridge for US Government (20,000 Yield) (36/Pallet) (TAA Compliant version of C4182X);
· C4810A -- HP 11 Black Printhead;
· C4811A -- HP 11 Cyan Printhead;
· C4812A -- HP 11 Magenta Printhead;
· C4813A -- HP 11 Yellow Printhead;
· C4836A -- HP 11 Cyan Original Ink Cartridge (2,350 Yield);
· C4837A -- HP 11 Magenta Original Ink Cartridge (2,000 Yield);
· C4838A -- HP 11 Yellow Original Ink Cartridge (2,550 Yield);
· C4844A -- HP 10 Black Original Ink Cartridge (2,200 Yield);
· C6578AN -- HP 78XL High Yield Tri-Color Original Ink Cartridge (1,200 Yield);
· C6578DN -- HP 78 Tri-Color Original Ink Cartridge (560 Yield);
· C6614D -- HP 20 Black Original Ink Cartridge (500 Yield);
· C6615DN -- HP 15 Black Original Ink Cartridge (500 Yield);
· C6625A -- HP 17 Tri-Color Original Ink Cartridge (480 Yield);
· C6656AN -- HP 56 Black Original Ink Cartridge (520 Yield);
· C6657AN -- HP 57 Tri-Color Original Ink Cartridge (500 Yield);
· C6658AN -- HP 58 Photo Original Ink Cartridge (140 Yield - 4" x 6" Prints);
· C7115A -- HP 15A LaserJet 1000/1200/1220/3300 MFP/3310/3320 MFP/3330 MFP/3380 AIO Series Black Original LaserJet Toner Cartridge (2,500 Yield) (130/Pallet);
· C7115AG -- HP 15A LaserJet 1000/1200/1220/3300 MFP/3310/3320 MFP/3330 MFP/3380 AIO Series Black Original LaserJet Toner Cartridge for US Government (2,500 Yield) (130/Pallet) (TAA Compliant version of C7115A);
· C7115X -- HP 15X LaserJet 1200/1220/3300 MFP/3310/3320 MFP/3330 MFP/3380 AIO Series High Yield Black Original LaserJet Toner Cartridge (3,500 Yield) (130/Pallet);
· C8061X -- HP 61X LaserJet 4100/4100 MFP/4101 MFP Series High Yield Black Original LaserJet Toner Cartridge (10,000 Yield) (76/Pallet);
· C8550A -- HP 822A Color LJ 9500 Series Black Original LaserJet Toner Cartridge (25,000 Yield) (75/Pallet);
· C8551A -- HP 822A Color LJ 9500 Series Cyan Original LaserJet Toner Cartridge (25,000 Yield) (75/Pallet);
· C8552A -- HP 822A Color LJ 9500 Series Yellow Original LaserJet Toner Cartridge (25,000 Yield) (75/Pallet);
· C8553A -- HP 822A Color LJ 9500 Series Magenta Original LaserJet Toner Cartridge (25,000 Yield) (75/Pallet);
· C8560A -- HP 822A Color LJ 9500 Black Original LaserJet Image Drum (40,000 Yield);
· C8561A -- HP 822A Color LJ 9500 Cyan Original LaserJet Image Drum (40,000 Yield);
· C8562A -- HP 822A Color LJ 9500 Yellow Original LaserJet Image Drum (40,000 Yield);
· C8563A -- HP 822A Color LJ 9500 Magenta Original LaserJet Image Drum (40,000 Yield);
· C8721WN -- HP 02 Black Original Ink Cartridge (660 Yield);
· C8727AN -- HP 27 Black Original Ink Cartridge (280 Yield);
· C8728AN -- HP 28 Tri-Color Original Ink Cartridge (240 Yield);
· C8730WN -- HP 02XL High Yield Cyan Original Ink Cartridge (600 Yield);
· C8731WN -- HP 02XL High Yield Magenta Original Ink Cartridge (555 Yield);
· C8732WN -- HP 02XL High Yield Yellow Original Ink Cartridge (750 Yield);
· C8765WN -- HP 94 Black Original Ink Cartridge (480 Yield);
· C8766WN -- HP 95 Tri-Color Original Ink Cartridge (330 Yield);
· C8767WN -- HP 96 Black Original Ink Cartridge (860 Yield);
· C8771WN -- HP 02 Cyan Original Ink Cartridge (400 Yield);
· C8772WN -- HP 02 Magenta Original Ink Cartridge (370 Yield);
· C8773WN -- HP 02 Yellow Original Ink Cartridge (500 Yield);
· C8774WN -- HP 02 Light Cyan Original Ink Cartridge (220 Yield - 4" x 6" Prints);
· C8775WN -- HP 02 Light Magenta Original Ink Cartridge (230 Yield - 4" x 6" Prints);
· C9348FN -- HP 96 2-Pack Black Original Ink Cartridges (2 Pack of OEM# C8767WN) (2 x 860 Yield);
· C9351AN -- HP 21 Black Original Ink Cartridge (190 Yield);
· C9352AN -- HP 22 Tri-Color Original Ink Cartridge (165 Yield);
· C9353FN -- HP 96 Black/97 Tri-Color 2-Pack Original Ink Cartridges (Includes 1 Each of OEM# C8767WN, C9363WN) (860 Black, 560 Tri-Color Yield);
· C9354FN -- HP 94 Black/95 Tri-Color 2-Pack Original Ink Cartridges (Includes 1 Each of OEM# C8765WN, C8766WN) (480 Black, 330 Tri-Color Yield);
· C9362WN -- HP 92 Black Original Ink Cartridge (220 Yield);
· C9363WN -- HP 97 Tri-Color Original Ink Cartridge (560 Yield);
· C9364WN -- HP 98 Black Original Ink Cartridge (420 Yield);
· C9369WN -- HP 99 Photo Original Ink Cartridge (130 Yield - 4" x 6" Prints);
· C9381A -- HP 88 Black/Yellow Printhead;
· C9382A -- HP 88 Cyan/Magenta Printhead;
· C9385AN -- HP 88 Black Original Ink Cartridge (850 Yield);
· C9386AN -- HP 88 Cyan Original Ink Cartridge (860 Yield);
· C9387AN -- HP 88 Magenta Original Ink Cartridge (1,000 Yield);
· C9388AN -- HP 88 Yellow Original Ink Cartridge (860 Yield);
· C9391AN -- HP 88XL High Yield Cyan Original Ink Cartridge (1,700 Yield);
· C9392AN -- HP 88XL High Yield Magenta Original Ink Cartridge (1,980 Yield);
· C9393AN -- HP 88XL High Yield Yellow Original Ink Cartridge (1,540 Yield);
· C9396AN -- HP 88XL High Yield Black Original Ink Cartridge (2,450 Yield);
· C9500FN -- HP 02 2-Pack Black Original Ink Cartridges (2 Pack of OEM# C8721WN) (2 x 660 Yield);
· C9508FN -- HP 21 2-Pack Black Original Ink Cartridges (2 Pack of OEM# C9351AN) (2 x 190 Yield);
· C9509FN -- HP 21 Black/22 Tri-Color 2-Pack Original Ink Cartridges (Includes 1 Each of OEM# C9351AN, C9352AN) (190 Black, 165 Tri-Color Yield);
· C9513FN -- HP 92 Black/93 Tri-Color 2-Pack Original Ink Cartridges (Includes 1 Each of OEM# C9362WN C9361WN) (2 x 220 Yield);
· C9514FN -- HP 98 2-Pack Black Original Ink Cartridges (2 Pack of OEM# C9364WN) (2 x 420 Yield);
· C9720A -- HP 641A Color LJ 4600/4610/4650 Black Original LaserJet Toner Cartridge (9,000 Yield) (80/Pallet);
· C9721A -- HP 641A Color LJ 4600/4610/4650 Cyan Original LaserJet Toner Cartridge (8,000 Yield) (80/Pallet);
· C9722A -- HP 641A Color LJ 4600/4610/4650 Yellow Original LaserJet Toner Cartridge (8,000 Yield) (80/Pallet);
· C9723A -- HP 641A Color LJ 4600/4610/4650 Magenta Original LaserJet Toner Cartridge (8,000 Yield) (80/Pallet);
· C9730A -- HP 645A Color LJ 5500/5550 Black Original LaserJet Toner Cartridge (13,000 Yield) (56/Pallet);
· C9731A -- HP 645A Color LJ 5500/5550 Cyan Original LaserJet Toner Cartridge (12,000 Yield) (56/Pallet);
· C9732A -- HP 645A Color LJ 5500/5550 Yellow Original LaserJet Toner Cartridge (12,000 Yield) (56/Pallet);
· C9733A -- HP 645A Color LJ 5500/5550 Magenta Original LaserJet Toner Cartridge (12,000 Yield) (56/Pallet);
· CB304AN -- HP 110 Tri-Color Original Ink Cartridge (55 Yield - 4" x 6" Prints);
· CB316WN -- HP 564 Black Original Ink Cartridge (250 Yield);
· CB317WN -- HP 564 Photo Original Ink Cartridge (130 Yield - 4" x 6" Photos);
· CB318WN -- HP 564 Cyan Original Ink Cartridge (300 Yield);
· CB319WN -- HP 564 Magenta Original Ink Cartridge (300 Yield);
· CB320WN -- HP 564 Yellow Original Ink Cartridge (300 Yield);
· CB322WN -- HP 564XL High Yield Photo Original Ink Cartridge (290 Yield - 4" x 6" Photos);
· CB323WN -- HP 564XL High Yield Cyan Original Ink Cartridge (750 Yield);
· CB324WN -- HP 564XL High Yield Magenta Original Ink Cartridge (750 Yield);
· CB325WN -- HP 564XL High Yield Yellow Original Ink Cartridge (750 Yield);
· CB327FN -- HP 98 Black/95 Tri-Color 2-Pack Original Ink Cartridges (Includes 1 Each of OEM# C8766WN, C9364WN) (420 Black, 330 Tri-Color Yield);
· CB335WN -- HP 74 Black Original Ink Cartridge (200 Yield);
· CB336WN -- HP 74XL High Yield Black Original Ink Cartridge (750 Yield);
· CB337WN -- HP 75 Tri-Color Original Ink Cartridge (170 Yield);
· CB338WN -- HP 75XL High Yield Tri-Color Original Ink Cartridge (520 Yield);
· CB400A -- HP 642A Color LJ CP4005 Black Original LaserJet Toner Cartridge (7,500 Yield) (80/Pallet);
· CB400AG -- HP 642A Color LJ CP4005 Black Original LaserJet Toner Cartridge for US Government (7,500 Yield) (80/Pallet) (TAA Compliant version of CB400A);
· CB401A -- HP 642A Color LJ CP4005 Cyan Original LaserJet Toner Cartridge (7,500 Yield) (80/Pallet);
· CB401AG -- HP 642A Color LJ CP4005 Cyan Original LaserJet Toner Cartridge for US Government (7,500 Yield) (80/Pallet) (TAA Compliant version of CB401A);
· CB402A -- HP 642A Color LJ CP4005 Yellow Original LaserJet Toner Cartridge (7,500 Yield) (80/Pallet);
· CB402AG -- HP 642A Color LJ CP4005 Yellow Original LaserJet Toner Cartridge for US Government (7,500 Yield) (80/Pallet) (TAA Compliant version of CB402A);
· CB403A -- HP 642A Color LJ CP4005 Magenta Original LaserJet Toner Cartridge (7,500 Yield) (80/Pallet);
· CB403AG -- HP 642A Color LJ CP4005 Magenta Original LaserJet Toner Cartridge for US Government (7,500 Yield) (80/Pallet) (TAA Compliant version of CB403A);
· CC604FN -- HP 02 5-Pack Cyan/Magenta/Yellow/Light Cyan/Light Magenta Original Ink Cartridges (Includes 1 Each of OEM# C8771WN, C8772WN, C8773WN, C8774WN, C8775WN) (400 Cyan/370 Magenta/500 Yellow/220 Light Cyan/230 Light Magenta Yield);
· CC635A -- HP 701 Black Original Ink Cartridge (895 Yield);
· CC640WN -- HP 60 Black Original Ink Cartridge (200 Yield);
· CC641WN -- HP 60XL High Yield Black Original Ink Cartridge (600 Yield);
· CC643WN -- HP 60 Tri-Color Original Ink Cartridge (165 Yield);
· CC644WN -- HP 60XL High Yield Tri-Color Original Ink Cartridge (440 Yield);
· CC659FN -- HP 74 Black/75 Tri-Color 2-Pack Original Ink Cartridges (Includes 1 Each of OEM# CB335WN, CB337WN) (200 Black, 170 Tri-Color Yield);
· CE257A -- HP 124A Color LJ 1600/2600/2605 Series/CM1015 MFP/CM1017 MFP 3-Pack Cyan/Magenta/Yellow Original LaserJet Toner Cartridges (Includes 1 Each of OEM# Q6001A, Q6002A, Q6003A) (3 x 2,000 Yield) (48/Pallet);
· CH561WN -- HP 61 Black Original Ink Cartridge (190 Yield);
· CH562WN -- HP 61 Tri-Color Original Ink Cartridge (165 Yield);
· CH563WN -- HP 61XL High Yield Black Original Ink Cartridge (480 Yield);
· CH564WN -- HP 61XL High Yield Tri-Color Original Ink Cartridge (330 Yield);
· CN684WN -- HP 564XL High Yield Black Original Ink Cartridge (550 Yield);
· CR259FN -- HP 61 2-Pack Black/Tri-Color Original Ink Cartridges (Includes 1 Each of OEM# CH561WN, CH562WN) (190 Black, 165 Tri-Color Yield);
· D8J23FN -- HP 60 Black/Tri-Color Original Ink Cartridges Creative Combo Pack (Includes 1 Each of OEM# CC640WN, CC643WN, 15 Sheets of 5" x 7" Advanced Photo Paper, 5 TwoSmiles 5" x 7" Envelopes) (200 Black, 165 Tri-Color Yield);
· Q1338A -- HP 38A LaserJet 4200 Series Black Original LaserJet Toner Cartridge (12,000 Yield) (45/Pallet);
· Q1338D -- HP 38A LaserJet 4200 Series 2-Pack Black Original LaserJet Toner Cartridges (2 Pack of OEM# Q1338A) (2 x 12,000 Yield) (18/Pallet);
· Q1339A -- HP 39A LaserJet 4300 Series Black Original LaserJet Toner Cartridge (18,000 Yield) (45/Pallet);
· Q2610A -- HP 10A LaserJet 2300 Series Black Original LaserJet Toner Cartridge (6,000 Yield) (60/Pallet);
· Q2610D -- HP 10A LaserJet 2300 Series 2-Pack Black Original LaserJet Toner Cartridges (2 Pack of OEM# Q2610A) (2 x 6,000 Yield) (24/Pallet);
· Q2613A -- HP 13A LaserJet 1300 Series Black Original LaserJet Toner Cartridge (2,500 Yield) (125/Pallet);
· Q2613X -- HP 13X LaserJet 1300 Series High Yield Black Original LaserJet Toner Cartridge (4,000 Yield) (125/Pallet);
· Q2613XG -- HP 13X LaserJet 1300 Series High Yield Black Original LaserJet Toner Cartridge for US Government (4,000 Yield) (125/Pallet) (TAA Compliant version of Q2613X);
· Q2624A -- HP 24A LaserJet 1150 Black Original LaserJet Toner Cartridge (2,500 Yield) (125/Pallet);
· Q2670A -- HP 308A Color LJ 3500/3700 Black Original LaserJet Toner Cartridge (6,000 Yield) (132/Pallet);
· Q2671A -- HP 309A Color LJ 3500 Cyan Original LaserJet Toner Cartridge (4,000 Yield) (132/Pallet);
· Q2672A -- HP 309A Color LJ 3500 Yellow Original LaserJet Toner Cartridge (4,000 Yield) (132/Pallet);
· Q2673A -- HP 309A Color LJ 3500 Magenta Original LaserJet Toner Cartridge (4,000 Yield) (132/Pallet);
· Q2681A -- HP 311A Color LJ 3700 Cyan Original LaserJet Toner Cartridge (6,000 Yield) (132/Pallet);
· Q2682A -- HP 311A Color LJ 3700 Yellow Original LaserJet Toner Cartridge (6,000 Yield) (132/pallet);
· Q2683A -- HP 311A Color LJ 3700 Magenta Original LaserJet Toner Cartridge (6,000 Yield) (132/Pallet);
· Q3960A -- HP 122A Color LJ 2550/2820/2830/2840 Series Black Original LaserJet Toner Cartridge (5,000 Yield) (147/Pallet);
· Q3961A -- HP 122A Color LJ 2550/2820/2830/2840 Series Cyan Original LaserJet Toner Cartridge (4,000 Yield) (147/Pallet);
· Q3962A -- HP 122A Color LJ 2550/2820/2830/2840 Series Yellow Original LaserJet Toner Cartridge (4,000 Yield) (147/Pallet);
· Q3963A -- HP 122A Color LJ 2550/2820/2830/2840 Series Magenta Original LaserJet Toner Cartridge (4,000 Yield) (147/Pallet);
· Q5942A -- HP 42A LaserJet 4240/4250/4350 Series Black Original LaserJet Toner Cartridge (10,000 Yield) (45/Pallet);
· Q5942X -- HP 42X LaserJet 4250/4350 High Yield Black Original LaserJet Toner Cartridge (20,000 Yield) (45/Pallet);
· Q5942XD -- HP 42X LaserJet 4250/4350 2-Pack High Yield Black Original LaserJet Toner Cartridges (2 Pack of OEM# Q5942X) (2 x 20,000 Yield) (18/Pallet);
· Q5945A -- HP 45A LaserJet 4345 MFP/M4345 MFP Black Original LaserJet Toner Cartridge (18,000 Yield) (36/Pallet);
· Q5949A -- HP 49A LaserJet 1160/1320/3390 AIO Series Black Original LaserJet Toner Cartridge (2,500 Yield) (150/Pallet);
· Q5949AG -- HP 49A LaserJet 1160/1320/3390 AIO Series Black Original LaserJet Toner Cartridge for US Government (2,500 Yield) (TAA Compliant version of Q5949A) (150/Pallet);
· Q5949X -- HP 49X LaserJet 1320/3390 AIO Series High Yield Black Original LaserJet Toner Cartridge (6,000 Yield) (120/Pallet);
· Q5949XD -- HP 49X LaserJet 1320/3390 AIO Series 2-Pack High Yield Black Original LaserJet Toner Cartridges (2 Pack of OEM# Q5949X) (2 x 6,000 Yield) (60/Pallet);
· Q5949XG -- HP 49X LaserJet 1320/3390/3392 AIO Series High Yield Black Original LaserJet Toner Cartridge for US Government (6,000 Yield) (120/Pallet) (TAA Compliant version of Q5949X);
· Q5950A -- HP 643A Color LJ 4700 Series Black Original LaserJet Toner Cartridge (11,000 Yield) (80/Pallet);
· Q5951A -- HP 643A Color LJ 4700 Series Cyan Original LaserJet Toner Cartridge (10,000 Yield) (80/Pallet);
· Q5952A -- HP 643A Color LJ 4700 Series Yellow Original LaserJet Toner Cartridge (10,000 Yield) (80/Pallet);
· Q5953A -- HP 643A Color LJ 4700 Series Magenta Original LaserJet Toner Cartridge (10,000 Yield) (80/Pallet);
· Q6000A -- HP 124A Color LJ 1600/2600/2605 Series/CM1015 MFP/CM1017 MFP Black Original LaserJet Toner Cartridge (2,500 Yield) (120/Pallet);
· Q6000AD -- HP 124A Color LJ 1600/2600/2605 Series/CM1015 MFP/CM1017 MFP 2-Pack Black Original LaserJet Toner Cartridges (2 Pack of OEM# Q6000A) (2 x 2,500 Yield) (60/Pallet);
· Q6001A -- HP 124A Color LJ 1600/2600/2605 Series/CM1015 MFP/CM1017 MFP Cyan Original LaserJet Toner Cartridge (2,000 Yield) (120/Pallet);
· Q6002A -- HP 124A Color LJ 1600/2600/2605 Series/CM1015 MFP/CM1017 MFP Yellow Original LaserJet Toner Cartridge (2,000 Yield) (120/Pallet);
· Q6003A -- HP 124A Color LJ 1600/2600/2605 Series/CM1015 MFP/CM1017 MFP Magenta Original LaserJet Toner Cartridge (2,000 Yield) (120/Pallet);
· Q6460A -- HP 644A Color LJ 4730/CM4730 Series Black Original LaserJet Toner Cartridge (12,000 Yield) (80/Pallet);
· Q6460AG -- HP 644A Color LJ 4730/CM4730 Series Black Original LaserJet Toner Cartridge for US Government (12,000 Yield) (80/Pallet) (TAA Compliant Version of Q6460A);
· Q6461A -- HP 644A Color LJ 4730/CM4730 Series Cyan Original LaserJet Toner Cartridge (12,000 Yield) (80/Pallet);
· Q6461AG -- HP 644A Color LJ 4730/CM4730 Series Cyan Original LaserJet Toner Cartridge for US Government (12,000 Yield) (80/Pallet) (TAA Compliant Version of Q6461A);
· Q6462A -- HP 644A Color LJ 4730/CM4730 Series Yellow Original LaserJet Toner Cartridge (12,000 Yield) (80/Pallet);
· Q6462AG -- HP 644A Color LJ 4730/CM4730 Series Yellow Original LaserJet Toner Cartridge for US Government (12,000 Yield) (80/Pallet) (TAA Compliant Version of Q6462A);
· Q6463A -- HP 644A Color LJ 4730/CM4730 Series Magenta Original LaserJet Toner Cartridge (12,000 Yield) (80/Pallet);
· Q6463AG -- HP 644A Color LJ 4730/CM4730 Series Magenta Original LaserJet Toner Cartridge for US Government (12,000 Yield) (80/Pallet) (TAA Compliant Version of Q6463A);
· Q6470A -- HP 501A Color LJ 3600/3800/CP3505 Black Original LaserJet Toner Cartridge (6,000 Yield) (105/Pallet);
· Q6470AG -- HP 501A Color LJ 3600/3800/CP3505 Black Original LaserJet Toner Cartridge for US Government (6,000 Yield) (105/Pallet) (TAA Compliant version of Q6470A);
· Q6471A -- HP 502A Color LJ 3600 Cyan Original LaserJet Toner Cartridge (4,000 Yield) (105/Pallet);
· Q6471AG -- HP 502A Color LJ 3600 Cyan Original LaserJet Toner Cartridge for US Government (4,000 Yield) (105/Pallet) (TAA Compliant version of Q6471A);
· Q6472A -- HP 502A Color LJ 3600 Yellow Original LaserJet Toner Cartridge (4,000 Yield) (105/Pallet);
· Q6472AG -- HP 502A Color LJ 3600 Yellow Original LaserJet Toner Cartridge for US Government (4,000 Yield) (105/Pallet) (TAA Compliant version of Q6472A);
· Q6473A -- HP 502A Color LJ 3600 Magenta Original LaserJet Toner Cartridge (4,000 Yield) (105/Pallet);
· Q6473AG -- HP 502A Color LJ 3600 Magenta Original LaserJet Toner Cartridge for US Government (4,000 Yield) (105/Pallet) (TAA Compliant version of Q6473A);
· Q6511A -- HP 11A LaserJet 2420/2430 Black Original LaserJet Toner Cartridge (6,000 Yield) (72/Pallet);
· Q6511X -- HP 11X LaserJet 2420/2430 High Yield Black Original LaserJet Toner Cartridge (12,000 Yield) (54/Pallet);
· Q7553A -- HP 53A LaserJet M2727 MFP/P2014/P2015 Series Black Original LaserJet Toner Cartridge (3,000 Yield) (150/Pallet);
· Q7553X -- HP 53X LaserJet M2727 MFP/P2014/P2015 Series High Yield Black Original LaserJet Toner Cartridge (7,000 Yield) (120/Pallet);
· Q7553XD -- HP 53X LaserJet M2727 MFP/P2014/P2015 Series 2-Pack High Yield Black Original LaserJet Toner Cartridges (2 Pack of OEM# Q7553X) (2 x 7,000 Yield) (60/Pallet);
· Q7570A -- HP 70A LaserJet M5025 MFP/M5035 MFP Black Original LaserJet Toner Cartridge (15,000 Yield) (36/Pallet);
· Q7581A -- HP 503A Color LJ 3800/CP3505 Cyan Original LaserJet Toner Cartridge (6,000 Yield) (105/Pallet);
· Q7581AG -- HP 503A Color LJ 3800/CP3505 Cyan Original LaserJet Toner Cartridge for US Government (6,000 Yield) (105/Pallet) (TAA Compliant version of Q7581A);
· Q7582A -- HP 503A Color LJ 3800/CP3505 Yellow Original LaserJet Toner Cartridge (6,000 Yield) (105/Pallet);
· Q7582AG -- HP 503A Color LJ 3800/CP3505 Yellow Original LaserJet Toner Cartridge for US Government (6,000 Yield) (105/Pallet) (TAA Compliant version of Q7582A);
· Q7583A -- HP 503A Color LJ 3800/CP3505 Magenta Original LaserJet Toner Cartridge (6,000 Yield) (105/Pallet);
· Q7583AG -- HP 503A Color LJ 3800/CP3505 Magenta Original LaserJet Toner Cartridge for US Government (6,000 Yield) (105/Pallet) (TAA Compliant version of Q7583A).

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Monday, August 25, 2014

Latest Printers on the US Market

Printer
Canon, Brother and Sharp have just introduced their latest printers

TechRadar reported on the launch of three new cloud-connected Canon PIXMA inkjet printers aimed at "image-focused" businesses and consumers, with Canon noting that the devices "simplify" printing as well as scanning and editing photographs.

The new machines – the MG7520, MG6620 and MG5620 – are all connected to the PIXMA Printing Solutions application, which in turn links to Canon's Easy-PhotoPrint application to allow users to "print documents directly from websites and applications". TechRadar gave the example of users "tapping on a Facebook photo", scanning it onto the printer, editing it and printing it "without connecting any cords".

Two other applications included are Canon's Cloud Link and PictBridge programs, which can be used to "share scanned documents via email" and "connect Canon digital cameras directly to the printers without the need for a computer" respectively. The MG7520 is said to be "top-of-the-line" from the new range, and features a dual front tray, direct disc printing and six ink tanks capable of printing 9600 x 2400 dpi color photos.

The MG7520 also includes a 3.5-inch LCD touchscreen and a range of different color choices for its exterior, including burnt orange, black, and white "with a mirror finish", and costs $199.99, whilst the MG6620 is available for $149.99 and the MG5620 for $99.99.

Twice.com shared the announcement of the value Brother SOHO (Small Office Home Office) monochrome laser printers, which includes the HL-2360DW, HL-L2320D, HL-2380DW, MFC-L2740DW, MFC-L2700DW and MFC-L2720DW machines.

The new models, Brother stated, "maintain the company's value suggested retail price points", with the single-function machines including a one-line LCD display that "prompts users with instructions for connecting to a wireless network", as well as automatic duplexing as standard alongside the Brother Web Connect interface for the MFPs, which allows users to "scan to and print from popular cloud services without the need of a computer".

The devices feature print speeds ranging from 27 ppm to 32 ppm, and contain a high-yield toner cartridge that can print up to 2,600 pages, in addition to a 250-sheet paper tray. Recommended retail prices are as follows: $149 for the HL-L2360DW; $119 for the HL-L2320D and the HL-L2380DW; $299 for the MFC-L2740DW; $199 for the MFC-L2700DW; and $249 for the MFC-L2720DW.

The MX-C301W, a desktop color MFP, was launched by Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America (SIICA), and features "flexible" workflow capabilities alongside a "compact footprint" designed to fit on a small desk, with wireless connectivity, a seven-inch touchscreen panel and print speeds of 30 ppm.

The printer also supports Sharp's OSA platform, which simplifies integration with partner network applications, as well as the OEM's Cloud Portal Office service, which offers document storage and sharing online. Its Sharpdesk Mobile free application also works with the printer, enabling "simplified" scans and prints from phones and tablets.

Security features include SSL encryption, confidential printing, secure faxing, and the ability to erase the hard drive's temporary memory by "overwriting encrypted data up to seven times", with the additional option to "overwrite all data" after a leasing period. The device is now available for both purchase and leasing in the US market.

Mike Marusic, Senior Vice President of Marketing and Operations at SIICA, stated: "More and more small businesses and workgroups are asking for high quality document capabilities that have the flexibility to connect with the latest technologies. The MX-C301W helps address this need with a desktop solution that not only provides business quality output, but is loaded with standard features, such as wireless connectivity, a touch-screen control panel and robust security protocols."

Source: The Recycler

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Priceless Ink & Toner Now Offers ColorMatch™ Wide-Format Printer Inkjet Cartridges

Priceless Ink & Toner
We at Priceless Ink & Toner are proud to announce the launch of our new ColorMatch™ Wide-Format printer inkjet cartridge series. The ColorMatch™ inks have been tested and proven to be the best choice for Wide Format inkjet printers for many reasons as listed below:

· All ColorMatch™ inks are fully OEM compatible. Our inkjet cartridges can be installed individually without any loss of quality. This is critical as inks do not run out at the same time. You do not need to buy complete sets – just replace them as needed. This provides a significant savings versus 'cheaper' suppliers that encourage you to change out the inks completely and flush the lines to avoid compatibility issues. You do not have the time to do that, and who needs the additional hassle?

· No color re-profiling is necessary. ColorMatch™ inks consistently duplicate the OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) color gamut. Cheaper foreign imports may work well enough in your home inkjet printer, but are not suitable for high quality, wide format print jobs, were quality is your image. You will have the same high quality output from ColorMatch™ inks that you currently enjoy with OEM inks – but at a far better price! Again, what may appear cheaper can sometimes actually cost you more in the long run. Downtime from 'cheaper' ink change-outs and re-profiling can eat up your profitability for several days of production. ColorMatch™ inks are 'plug & print'. No re-profiling, no flush & fill; just install them and print – it is that easy!

· All ColorMatch™ inks are TAA compliant. This is essential if you are a federal agency or contractor. TAA refers to the Trade Agreements Act (19 U.S.C. & 2501-2581) which is intended to foster fair and open international trade. TAA requires that the U.S. Government may acquire only U.S. –made or designated country end products. This act requires that manufacturers must certify that each end product meets the applicable requirements. End products are 'those articles, materials and supplies to be acquired for public use'. Most cheap imports come from countries that do not abide by the Trade Agreements Act.

· All ColorMatch™ inks undergo rigorous quality assurance. Because our cartridges are pre-installed prior to packaging, 'chip read' errors as well as other potential problems are significantly reduced. Some of our customers even tell us that our inkjet cartridges are more reliable than the OEM!

· All ColorMatch™ inks are backed by a comprehensive guarantee. You and your printer are fully protected! In the unlikely event that there is damage to your printer as a result of using ColorMatch™ inks, we will pay for the parts and labor to repair the printer. Good luck getting that level of support from off-shore suppliers!

For more information visit our Wide Format Printer Supplies page, e-mail us at CS@priceless-inkjet.com or call our customer service (877) 408 3652.

Source: Priceless Ink & Toner Now Offers ColorMatch™ Wide-Format Printer Inkjet Cartridges

Monday, August 11, 2014

Brother and Canon Donate to China Earthquake Relief

China Earthquake
Brother and Canon offer support to relief efforts following 6.1 magnitude earthquake in southwestern China on 3 August.

In a press release on its website, Brother announced that it will donate approximately ¥ 5 million ($49,000) to the Japanese Red Cross Society and other organisations in order to help with the relief efforts following a 6.1 magnitude earthquake that struck Yunnan Province, China, on 3 August, reportedly causing the death of nearly 600 people along with extensive destruction.

Likewise, Canon announced in a press release that it will make a donation of RMB 3.2 million ($520,000) towards the relief efforts, adding that "the organisation that will receive this donation is still under consideration. The OEM stated: "We at Canon would like to extend our heartfelt condolences to all those affected by this disaster and our thoughts go out to those suffering in its aftermath".

It added: "While we realize that the road to recovery will be challenging and time-consuming, we hope that the region will soon be able to begin the rebuilding and healing process."

Source: The Recycler

Friday, August 08, 2014

HP Thoughts Against the Remanufactured Laser Toner Cartridges

HP Printer Cartridges
Hewlett Packard / HP warns Australian business customers to "think twice before using remanufactured toner" in its business eNewsletter.

In its IT business eNewsletter, HP outlines reasons why it believes remanufactured toner "might be hurting instead of helping" businesses that use such products; firstly claiming that "it's not very reliable and may harm your printer" due to "critical cartridge components" in reused products being "very easily damaged or near the end of their usable life" and so are "more likely to fail".

It added that this could also "cause damage to your printer", citing research by Lyra Research, which was acquired by Photizo Group in 2012, with the research allegedly finding that "nearly one in 10 LaserJet customers using non-HP cartridges end up with a damaged printer that requires cleaning or repair, and 26% experience downtime as a result of cartridge problems".

Hidden costs are a further issue that HP claims remanufactured toner cartridges poses due to "hidden costs in the form of support calls, reprints, and wasted supplies" which may make using remanufactured toner "less economical than it might seem". As a result, the OEM stated that "non-HP toner cartridges can actually cost up to 10% more than original HP toner cartridges".

Continuing its list, HP stated that "it's not necessarily better for the environment" to use remanufactured toner, claiming that "remanufacturing rarely prevents toner ending up in landfills". It cited a 2014 study which allegedly found that "nearly 90% of the toner cartridges sold by the remanufacturers surveyed will ultimately be thrown away" as "most remanufacturers fail to collect their own products".

In terms of the technology of remanufactured toner, HP claims that "remanufacturers can't replicate HP technology exactly because HP technical specifications are proprietary and unpublished" and "most aftermarket toners lack uniformity in particle size". The OEM therefore concludes that "using remanufactured toner will guarantee that you aren't getting the quality your printer has the potential for producing".

Finally, HP highlights the potential issue of page yields, claiming that those of remanufactured cartridges "do not equal those of HP cartridges" as "most do not adhere to ISO standards for measuring page yield".

HP concludes that businesses should "do your research and figure out if it really will be as beneficial to your business as you might think" as "you could be surprised by the answer".

Source: The Recycler

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Wednesday, August 06, 2014

Amazing LEGO Printer

"Lego felt tip 110" printer connected to an Apple Mac. This is not mindstorms, I designed/built/coded it all from scratch including analog motor electronics, sensors and printer driver, the USB interface uses a "wiring" board.

Monday, July 28, 2014

Canon Awarded Top Honors for Environmental Efforts

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Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced two prestigious green rankings that Canon has been awarded for their environmental and sustainable efforts. Canon has placed 26 out of 50 on Interbrand's 2014 Best Global Green Brands, and 125 out of 500 on Newsweek's 2014 Green Rankings, placing the Company in the top 25% for Newsweek's 2014 list.

"For companies that manufacture and ship products worldwide, environmentally conscious operations are especially challenging, which is why Canon is honored to be included in both Interbrand's Best Global Green Brands and Newsweek's Green Rankings," said Joe Adachi, chairman and CEO, Canon U.S.A. "Canon is committed to the environment through our resource conservation efforts, from research and development to sales and distribution."

Interbrand's Best Global Green Brands and Newsweek's Green Rankings are created using publicly available data. Both take a variety of factors into account from quantitative environmental performance figures like energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions, to more subjective information like market perception and reputation.

Through a generation green initiative, Canon has established numerous sustainability initiatives, including an office equipment recycling program and toner cartridge recycling program that has collected approximately 240,000 tons of empty toner cartridges around the world. Canon is also among the first office equipment manufacturers to partner with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in its ENERGY STAR program and among the first manufacturers with qualifying products for a Gold rating in the new imaging equipment category of EPEAT®, the global registry for greener electronics. In February 2014, Canon Americas Headquarters in Melville, N.Y. was awarded LEED® Gold certification and is the largest commercial property on Long Island to accomplish this milestone.

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Source: Virtual-Strategy Magazine

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Brother Launches New Affordable Inkjet Printer

Brother Printer Cartridges
The MFC-J4420DW is aimed at the SOHO (Small Office Home Office) market.

CePro reported on the launch of the printer by the Brother, which noted that the machine features "cost-competitive features and print rates" alongside compatibility with iOS, Android, Microsoft and Kindle Fire tablets and phones for mobile printing.

The MFC-J4420DW is part of Brother"s Business Smart product line, and offers a "higher level of performance than previous generations" due to improved print speeds of 20 ppm in monochrome and 18 ppm in color, alongside a 2.7-inch color touchscreen and 11-inch by 17-inch paper printing options.

The device also features the Brother Super High-Yield inkjet cartridges, which can print approximately 1,200 monochrome and color pages , which Brother notes "helps to reduce per page print costs, which can help save money in higher volume print environments". Mobile printing applications that the machine can sync with include AirPrint, Google Cloud Print, Cortado Workplace and iPrint & Scan.

Eric Dahl, Director of Marketing for SoHo Products for Brother, commented: "With the expansion and improved pricing of our award-winning Business Smart Series, it's easier than ever for a customer to find the ideal color inkjet all-in-one for the home office or small office.

"By committing to low-cost printing, mobile device connectivity, and versatile paper handling, we're making owning an innovative, hard-working Brother Inkjet all-in-one accessible to SOHO customers who are keeping a careful eye on their budget."

Source: The Recycler

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

Inkjet Printers Troubleshooting - Helpful Tips

Inside Inkjet Printers
Frustrated by error messages, chips, or ink running out? Follow these handy tips and give your printer a longer life.

The business model adopted by most manufacturers of inkjet printers is to virtually give away the printer and make their money on replacement ink cartridges. Unfortunately this means that it is very unlikely that a professional repair will be cost-effective, except under warranty. It also creates a strong temptation to throw away your printer and buy a new one as soon as it starts playing up, adding to the problem of e-waste. Nevertheless, there are plenty of things you can do to preserve the life of your printer, and give you years of trouble-free service.

Use it frequently
Inkjet printers love to be used. Left idle, the print head can dry out and become clogged, resulting in streaky printouts or one color completely missing. It is a good idea to print at least a few lines of text containing black and all three colors every couple of weeks. You can use the same sheet of paper at least four times by feeding it into the printer all possible ways round.

You can also help prevent the print head from drying out by keeping your printer away from sources of heat, such as above your computer, near a radiator, or in direct sunlight.

Some printer manufacturers use cartridges with built-in print heads, distinguishable by several dozen gold contacts on the cartridge. Despite being disposable, they might be better in case of light use of a printer.

Keep your printer clean
Once you start getting streaky prints, it is time to act. The situation may improve after a page or two, but if not, you need to run a cleaning cycle. Run the utility program installed with the printer, or select "printer properties' from the printer icon and locate the "cleaning cycle". Follow it with a test print. In the same location you may also find a utility to align the print heads, which you can use if the three colors do not quite line up. Sometimes, several cleaning cycles may be needed to get a satisfactory test print. Try leaving it for a while between cleaning cycles, this may give dried-out ink time to soften.

Unfortunately cleaning cycles use a lot of ink, and the cost of the cartridges might start to approach the cost of a new printer. Radical measures can be employed by the manufacturer such as removing the print head for deep cleaning or the use of flushing ink, but these are a last resort for the customer.

Compatible and remanufactured ink cartridges can save you money and be more environmentally friendly. OEM ink is carefully formulated for its physical and chemical properties, but compatible ink quality varies. It is worth researching the best options for your specific printer model. When using remanufactured or compatible cartridges, you may receive premature "low-ink" warnings. Ignore them if print quality is still good; some manufacturers chip their cartridges to discourage refilling or third-party alternatives. Last but not least, do not forget that you can save significant amounts of ink by printing in draft mode and paper by printing double-sided whenever possible.

Paper jam issues
Paper jams can be caused by poor quality paper, and all paper should be stored so as to keep it absolutely bone dry. Take care not to force anything when clearing a paper jam, but at the same time ensure there are no torn scraps left behind. An air duster may help. Also check that the rollers are clean.

Printers are sometimes jammed by "foreign objects" (like paper clips) that have somehow dropped into them. If you are really stumped by what is causing the jam, get a torch and really explore inside to see if you can find anything unexpected.

Software and other errors
Software problems can best be tackled by checking the manufacturer's site for driver updates, or by reinstalling the driver. Reboot between uninstalling and reinstalling. If you upgrade your computer and find there is no driver for your printer, search online for drivers that might be compatible for newer printers of the same brand.

Finally, if a printer you have nurtured for years suddenly stops working and just flashes lights, it could be the dreaded "kill chip", a chip that can simply disable your printer. Online research may find you ways to bring it back to life for a while. However, take care when downloading from third parties – make sure others have had a good experience.

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Source: The Guardian

Monday, July 07, 2014

Remanufacturing Park Could Create More Than 1,000 Jobs

Remanufactured Printer Supplies
Austin officials make 107 acres available for manufacturers using recycled or reused materials.

Austin Business Journal reported on the plan by the city of Austin, Texas to open up 107 acres of land to "manufacturing development" for manufacturers utilizing recycled and reused materials, such as cartridge remanufacturers.

The area will be opened to a competitive development process later in the year, with the first businesses set to move in early next year, and the city's officials believe the area could "create more than 1,000 jobs" with its $3 million investment in "city-owned acres" near to the city airport. Officials are planning to use "low-cost, long-term leases and access to shipping corridors and recycled materials" in an effort to attract the companies they want to move in.

Should the plan attract the companies and investment, projections have shown a more than $30 million investment in private sector development, whilst at the same time "helping Austin to recycle more". The plan will rely on grants of $1 million from the Federal Economic Development Administration and $2 million from the city's own funds, all of which would be used to build infrastructure to and from the site.

Then, a $10 million investment would be used to "ready" the site, which would be expected to pay for itself over the next 25 years through "lease revenue from tenants", with this larger investment funding roads, lighting, drainage, and water and weather infrastructure. The venture was unveiled at Austin City Hall by officials, who stated they were "confident that manufacturers would be interested in the newly-available land".

Development officials in turn added that they believed the manufacturing jobs made available "would provide good employment for those in Austin with less education", with the city recently having worked on attracting manufacturers and "other easily accessible jobs" to the region "in order to reduce poverty".

Kevin Johns, Director of the city's Economic Growth and Redevelopment office, stated that "a few green-manufacturing businesses were interested in finding financing" in the area, whilst Natalie Betts, Austin's Recycling Economic Development Liaison, commented that "we have seen in general a very good interest in the community. One of the largest concerns for manufacturers is the cost of land".

Source: The Recycler

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Thursday, July 03, 2014

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Epson Bets on InkJet Printer Revival

Epson Printer Cartridges
Epson's president has stated that inkjet printers are the company's "mainstay".

Wall Street Journal reported on Epson President Minoru Usui's views on the company's future, noting that "inkjet printers are Epson's mainstay", and that the company is betting on the "revival" of the technology to grow its business worldwide.

Usui stated that whilst "other printer companies are racing to introduce" 3d printers, Epson believes there is still "opportunity" in 2d printing, adding that he believes 3d printers "lack precision and efficiency, and operate with too limited a range of materials for commercial use". To that end, Epson will not introduce a 3d printer "until it has developed a model for industrial use", which may not be for another five years.

Noting his belief that "existing 3d models are mostly for making plastic toys and things like that […] to Epson, this is a highly limited market", Usui and Epson are said by the article to be "counting on" the inkjet market "to bring back growth", with stock prices rising by 19% this month alone showing a growing confidence in the company's products.

Goldman Sachs Analyst Toshiya Hari stated that Epson's stock "had been really beaten down […] people were saying, ‘We won't be printing in two years’ […] now we're getting calls from US investors that can't believe a printer company is having this kind of rise", with business inkjet said to be part of the reason for the OEM's growth in popularity.

Tetsuya Wadaki, Analyst at Nomura Securities, added that whilst "big corporations may be reluctant" to use inkjet printers over laser, many OEMs are focusing on SMBs, for whom the machines "could be adequate for […] it is a huge business opportunity for Epson". The OEM plans to invest $100 million in expanding a production line for its business inkjet printer print heads, and still continues to make "most of the principal parts in its printers" and assemble them.

Uusi noted that Epson had previously chased markets "just because they were big", but that "in the future we will focus on our core technology. I'm not interested in making a smartphone—anyone can do it. The important thing is the core technology, not the device. If we could make refrigerators with inkjet technology, we probably would".

Source: The Recycler

Monday, June 23, 2014

Web Offset Printing -- Local Printing, World Class Standards

Visit expositionprinting.com to learn more about Exposition Printing's web offset printing capabilities, a full equipment list, their plant tour or to just contact them for an itemized quite.

Exposition Printing's specialties are brochures, magazine and catalog printing.

You will find that if you are producing more than 50,000 copies of a 160 page letter size A4 brochure, web print will cost less than sheet feed printing. That is simply because a web press is about four times faster than sheet fed press. It is also going to be much more expensive than a than a traditional sheet fed style press but the time savings passes on cost savings to you.

Exposition Printing are the local web offset printing company in Vietnam, China, Los Angeles USA and Korea.

Source: Web Offset Printing Shenzhen China Italy Los Angeles Korea: Brochure Catalog Textbook

Monday, June 16, 2014

Hewlett Packard to bring PageWide Technology to Wide-Format

HP Printer Cartridges
HP announced it would be scaling up the technology to wide-format printers.

The technology consists over over 200,000 nozzles on a print "bar" spanning the width of the page, with HP stating this "nables users to produce a variety" of monochrome and color prints, and it believes that scaling this up to wide-format will offer "high-quality prints at faster speeds and lower costs", which will "disrupt" the production printing market.

New wide-format products utilizing the PageWide technology will be released later in the year, and a number of the machines were demonstrated by the OEM at its base in Palo Alto, California, with Industry Analysts invited to the demonstration.

The PageWide technology, HP stated, will offer customers "dependable and economical operation" in terms of wide-format prints, with the print heads used in the technology "built with thousands of identical drop generators" to offer "uniform volume, speed and trajectory for precise printing". This, alongside the OEM’s thermal inkjet technology, will apparently reduce the cost-per-page and offer users the opportunity to "use low-cost photo papers for graphically-rich applications".

Two new machines were launched alongside the announcement – the Designjet T3500 Production eMFP and the T7200 Production Printer. Both devices "can handle the volume and diverse print needs" of businesses using wide-format devices, with the 36-inch T3500 featuring an "ultra-fast processor and a high-productivity scanner" as well as scan-to-email functionality, "unattended and low-cost operation" and monochrome prints "at the same cost-per-page as LED MFPs".

The 42-inch T7200 meanwhile can "handle three heavy media rolls" and produce color and monochrome prints "on a wide range of media", with a "low cost of operation" that HP says is "comparable" to monochrome LED machines. HP added that the T3500 is the "most productive large-format color multifunction printer in its category", whilst the T7200 is a "full-color large-format printer built" for companies with "high-volume print demands".

The PageWide-utilizing machines will be available in the second half of 2015, whilst the T3500 and T7200 are available globally now for $14,750 and $12,644 respectively.

Industry Analysts noted that attendees "were treated to a glimpse of a working version" of the 2015 machine, as well as a "discussion as to where this product fits and the theoretical impact it will have" on the market. It noted that "the benefits are obvious" and that "unless competitors come up with comparable or similar products, HP should take the monochrome LED wide-format market by storm".

Stephen Nigro, Senior Vice President of HP's Graphics and Inkjet Solutions Business, stated: "Our customers are continuously seeking cost-effective and reliable printing technologies that improve the way they work. The new large-format HP PageWide Technology will disrupt the production printing market by offering customers an affordable option for high-volume quality prints, transforming an industry that typically prints in monochrome to now print in color without compromising speed."

Source: The Recycler

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Canon Releases Innovative Ad for PIXUS Printers

Canon's ad uses forced perspective and 3D drawings.

Gizmodo reported on the Japanese ad for the PIXUS range of photo printers, noting that "apparently the best way to sell printers isn't by boasting about its features, color fidelity, or DPI", but "by blowing our minds with a bunch of optical illusions that leave us wondering if anything in our lives is actually real, or just a printed ruse".

The ad utilizes models of Gundam robots, a collectible series of models popular in Japan, illustrating the supposed clarity of its prints of images of the robots in comparison with the real models, using forced perspective and the 3D design of the images printed to fool the viewer.

Source: The Recycler

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