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Seven Questions to Ask When Buying a Copier

March 11, 2009

Not all copiers are created equally. There are plenty of questions to ask when you’re considering buying one, from how the consumables will affect your budget to the type of capabilities and speed you need. Here are a few questions every business owner needs to ask before buying a new copier. What are you planning [...]

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Cheap Printing – Beat the rising cost of ink cartridges

March 2, 2009

Over the last few months we have seen unprecedented rises in the price of ink and toner cartridges from the major manufacturers with no sign of these price increases slowing down. Some of these increases have been in excess of 27%. So far we have been absorbing these price increases where we can but unfortunately [...]

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Green Printing: Save The Environment And Your Bank Account

February 19, 2009

Printing can be hazardous to the environment.  From the energy your printer uses to the paper and ink your message is printed on, the printing choices you make can have a strong effect on the world around you.  Luckily, printing green isn’t difficult or expensive.  Here are a few ways you can make sure you [...]

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Buying a New Printer: Six Things to Consider

February 18, 2009

If you’re buying a new printer, you have a great opportunity to start over with a machine that’s better suited to your needs—and your budget.  But it’s not always easy to find the right machine for you—and with the way manufacturers charge for ink and other peripherals, a great deal isn’t always as great as [...]

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The History of Printer Ink

February 5, 2009

Ink itself is much older than the printing process. The earliest known use of ink occurred about 5,000 years ago in China, although this date is disputed—it’s possible ink was in use much earlier than this. Before this time, scribes in many cultures generally wrote by pressing stamps carved with symbols into wet clay. But [...]

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Seven Myths About Third-Party Printer Ink

January 10, 2009

Apprehensive about buying third-party ink, despite the savings you could see in your print consumables bill? You’re not alone. Original printer manufacturers work hard to encourage the perception that third-party ink is low-quality and can damage your printer irrepairably. However, the truth is not nearly so dire—and if you believe the original manufacturers, your bottom [...]

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Printer Ink Cartridge Refills: Should You Do it Yourself?

January 9, 2009

Ink refill kits have vastly improved over the decades. While once a single refill kit was supposed to service multiple brands and printer models, today’s kits are often tailor-made to specific manufacturers and printers.  If you’re up for the challenge of refilling your own cartridges yourself, you could stand to save a lot of money.  [...]

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Recycling Your Printer Ink Cartridges

January 7, 2009

When you throw your used ink cartridges away, their lives are only just beginning. Most U.K. cartridges get disposed of in landfills. There, the trace remnants of ink left over in the sponges inside cartridges, and in the cartridges themselves, can gradually leach into soil and water. The plastics from the cartridges contain harmful chemicals, [...]

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Choosing an Online Printer Ink Vendor

December 16, 2008

With the high prices of printer ink, toner, and other peripherals, it’s no wonder millions of customers are clamoring for a discount. It’s difficult to find low-cost printer ink and toner in stores, however and many people look online for affordable cartridges. But not all online vendors are created equally, and it’s important to shop [...]

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Saving On Ink: Six Questions to Ask Before Buying a New Printer

December 15, 2008

Have you ever bought a printer you thought was a great deal, only to realize the cost of printer ink and other consumables is much higher than you’d anticipated? It’s not an uncommon occurrence. The next time you buy a printer, here are a few questions to ask first that will keep you from going [...]

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