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Six Questions to Ask When Buying 3rd-Party Printer Ink Cartridges

July 29, 2009

Printer ink isn’t cheap. To avoid getting hit with a huge ink cartridge bill at the local office supply store, many people turn to online 3rd-party ink sellers to score cheap ink. These cartridges can cost significantly less than original ink-sometimes 50% or more off the standard price. This makes third party ink worth it [...]

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How to Choose an Online Third-Party Ink Vendor

July 22, 2009

Buying third-party ink online can save you considerable time and money. But with third-party ink, you don’t get a manufacturer’s guarantee-so it’s important to find a dependable seller.  Not all third-party ink sellers are as good as they seem. Here are a few things you can do to guarantee that you find a reliable seller [...]

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Seven Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Print That Document

June 25, 2009

Think it’s a good idea to print everything out for your records? Think again. Printing is costly and storage requires plenty of office space-which you may or may not have available.  In addition, use of consumables can also consume electricity and paper-and reducing your printing can have a positive effect on the environment. Here are [...]

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Printing vs. Developing Photos: The Pros and Cons

June 18, 2009

Getting your photos printed used to be simple: you give your roll of film to a developer at a camera store or department store, wait an hour or a few days, return and pick up your developed shots. Today you can print your own photos from home, and the options are endless-in terms of papers, [...]

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How to Choose a Professional Printer

May 22, 2009

You can do a surprising amount of professional-level printing on a home printer.  But if you’re doing a large print run for a mass mailing of brochures or postcards, a large number of CD inserts, or some other large job, you may need to look into the services of a professional printing company.  Here’s how [...]

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Leasing a Copier: A Look at Your Options.

May 18, 2009

Office copiers can be expensive-and not every company has the cash to purchase a new copier.  If your business needs a copier but you’re not sure you can afford to buy, leasing may be a better option.  However, leasing isn’t always the best deal in the long run-and not every leasing agreement is beneficial to [...]

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Seven Copier Features You Can't Live Without

May 7, 2009

When you’re considering buying a new copier, the wide range of features available can be overwhelming-but worth sorting through, as some copier features can help you save considerable time and money.  Here’s an overview of some of the most useful features out there for office copiers. An automatic feeder. With an automatic document feeder, you [...]

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How to Save Energy When Printing and Copying

May 5, 2009

Printers and copiers use a lot of energy-and standby mode can be misleading. If you want to save energy while printing and copying, here are a few things to keep in mind. Saving Energy While Printing: Laser printers use more energy. Laser printers have a lot of advantages-including lightning speed and superior print quality. But [...]

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The Skinny on Soy-Based Inks: What You Need to Know.

April 14, 2009

Theoretically, soy-based inks are supposed to be the solution to the environmental problems associated with petroleum-based inks on millions of tons of paper deposited in landfills.  They do make a difference-and they are more environmentally friendly than traditional inks. But they’re not ideal, and you can’t buy them yet at your neighborhood office supply store.  [...]

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How Laser Printers Work

March 16, 2009

You know how if you rub a balloon against your shirt, it will stick to you? The principle at work there is static electricity-and without it, we wouldn’t have laser printers. Static electricity is an electrical charge that builds up on an object-and atoms with a positive charge will cling to those with a negative [...]

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