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Jet Tec are one of the leading manufacturers of inkjet & laser toner cartridges in Europe.  They have achieved several awards since the brand was launched in 1996.

The company are now extremely pleased to be able to announce the addition of the Nordic Swan accreditation. Nordic Swan LogoIntroduced by the Nordic Council of Ministers, a non-profit body established in 1971, the Nordic Swan the Nordic Swan certificate is an eco-labelling scheme.

Millions of ink cartridges are thrown away each year, this has a negative effect on the environment.

Some of these effects are due to the fact that plastics take many years to decompose, & when placed in landfill sites ink is said to pollute the surrounding areas.

Using recycled printer cartridges helps to reduce the mountain of waste & the impact of pollution.  Jet Tec offer a range of products which are compatible with a variety of printers including, Canon, Epsom, Lexmark to name just a few.  As well as being an environmentally friendly option, these cartridges can be much more cost effective than those from the Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM).

Jet Tec Toner Cartridges

The Nordic Swan is a scheme which estimates the impact a laser product has on the environment throughout its life.  The certificate is only given when a product meets the NCM’s high  environmental requirements.  In order to gain accreditation the company agrees for products to be analysed from start to finish of their life cycle.  Certain criteria has to be met, these include quality, functionality & health aspects.

Ink & Media Ltd have the full range of Jet Tec Toners available in our online store.



Several years ago, we posted an article on this blog in response to a number of people experiencing problems with the Philips Crystal Fax Machine. Due to a sudden resurgence of this problem, we have decided to repost it.

The following is a step by step guide on how to update your machine’s firmware to v4.02. This update should fix any problems the machine may have in recognising cards.

DISCLAIMER: This advice is for guidance only. A firmware update can render your machine inoperable if not performed correctly. If you are in any doubt, contact Philips Technical Support or use a qualified technician to perform the upgrade. Ink & Media Ltd can not accept any liability for damage caused to your equipment.

To Update the Philips Crystal Fax Machine firmware to version 4.02:

1. Go to “
2. Choose your country
3. Select your machine.
4. Select your product (Crystal 650/660)
5. Click on Driver/Software
6. Right-click on Fiirmware Crystal 650/660, version 4.02 and “Save As” onto your hard drive, where you can find it.
7. The file has a .FWF extension and you probably cannot open it.
8. Connect your machine to the PC, load the new cartridge and insert the card.
9. From Companion Suite IH, open Companion update device, browse and insert the file you saved. Click the upload button.
10 When the upload is complete, you will see on the printer screen ” Card Checked”. Withdraw the card.

The cartridge is now activated.

We hope this has resolved the problem for you. If not, please contact Philips Technical Support.

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How To Earn Money for a Cause—With Your Used Cartridges

April 19, 2010

Whether you’re helping your third grade class raise money for its next field trip or organizing your big nonprofit’s yearly fundraising drive, you can earn more money for your organization—by collecting used ink cartridges. Here’s how it works. Who Pays for Your Used Cartridges? Some recycling companies collect your used cartridges—and will pay you for [...]

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Choosing a Copier for Your Home Business

April 15, 2010

Home businesses have special requirements when it comes to choosing the right copier. You may need a machine that can copy high volumes of text on an ongoing basis or copy beautiful graphics for your next direct mail campaign—but you also need a machine that doesn’t take up a lot of space and doesn’t cost [...]

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The largest range of Jet Tec Ink Cartridges in the UK

April 12, 2010

At Ink & Media Ltd, we carry the largest range of Jet Tec compatible and remanufactured ink cartridges and refill kits in the UK. We have Jet Tec compatible cartridges available to buy for Brother, Canon, Dell, Epson, HP and Samsung machines. Using a compatible ink cartridge is far cheaper than using a manufacturers original, without [...]

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Review of the Epson R200 Inkjet Printer

April 6, 2010

Epson bills this discontinued printer as capable of printing “frame-ready” photos, and bringing quality and convenience to the home printer at a great value. It is compatible with Windows and Macs, and specifically designed for work like scrapbooking and homework assignments. With a resolution of up to 5760 x 1440 dipi, and its Micro Piezo ink jet [...]

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Windows Browser Choice is here

February 25, 2010

As of 1st March Windows XP, Vista and 7 users will receive an update which prompts them to choose a browser…a change of pace for Microsoft, who used to force people into using their own Internet Explorer by default. The software will install a desktop icon and if your are using Windows 7 and IE [...]

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Xerox Phaser 8560 – Media Sciences Compatible Solid Ink

January 11, 2010

Media Sciences compatible Xerox Phaser 8560 solid ink sticks are now available in the UK. These are fully guaranteed and are of the highest quality providing exceptional value. They are a genuine alternative to the branded Xerox solid ink and can save you up to 40% off the O.E.M price. Media Sciences Solid Ink Sticks [...]

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What to do With Your Old Printer

December 3, 2009

These days it can be tough to figure out what to do with your old, worn out computer equipment. Things are upgraded so quickly you may find you are swimming in a sea of outdated or broken monitors, PCs and printers. When it comes to disposing your old printer, you have several options. If you [...]

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