How to Buy a Printer

How to Buy a Printer So you’ve made the decision to buy a printer only you’re not sure how to buy a printer that fits for your needs.  Not to fear – we’ve helped countless people choose the right printer for their lifestyle and needs.  Here are some real-life questions we ask every consumer in helping them to refine their search and find the most suitable match. What type of printing do you do? This is perhaps the most important question to ask since it will point you towards a specific printer technology – that is Inkjet printer vs Laser Printer. Inkjet printers are capable of high quality photo printing since they mix ink liquid and specialized papers to render a photo quality image/print.  If you are looking to print high quality graphics and photos, you’re most likely in need of an inkjet printer. Laser printers can offer decent quality colour prints suitable for general purpose colour printing such as printing PowerPoint slides. Do you need a color printer? If you only print text, faxes or anything that doesn’t really require colour, we would generally recommend you look into a laser printer.  Laser toner cartridges generally achieve three or more […]


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Posted by Island Ink-Jet - 12/15/2013 at 6:56 pm

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3 Good Reasons to Shop for Ink and Toner Online

When you shop for a printer you might do a lot of research to find the printer of your choice at the best price possible. But how often do you do the same when you shop for ink and toner? Most people just drive to their local office supply store and pick up ink and toner on a recurring basis, shelling out hundreds of dollars annually, without giving it a second thought. Most people cringe at the rising price of ink and toner, but feel there is no alternative. Actually, there is! Read this post and you’ll see how buying ink and toner online is not only convenient but comes with considerable cost savings. Here are three good reasons to shop for printer ink and toner online: 1. Shop from anywhere, anytime. Heading out to your office supply store takes times and energy. With fuel prices rising and the traffic getting worse, it can be a headache. Once you get there browsing the endless aisles and waiting for an attendant or standing in the checkout line can be frustrating. Buying ink and toner online means you aren’t restricted to shop within certain hours. At our 24/7 online ink and toner […]


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Posted by Island Ink-Jet - 05/17/2013 at 10:32 am

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Solid Advice for Purchasing Third-Party Inkjet Cartridges

If you’ve read some of our previous posts you’re aware of some of the infographics out there talking about the crazy prices that today’s ink cartridges run at – the black liquid is more expensive per ounce than expensive perfume like Chanel No. 5! No wonder, consumers are getting increasingly vigilant about their ink cartridge use and are looking for alternative ink cartridge options in the market. Although refilled ink cartridges can be a great option if you get your cartridges refilled at a reliable ink refiller, for the purpose of this post we’ll focus solely on aftermarket or third-party inkjet cartridges. What are third-party inkjet cartridges? Let’s start by identifying what third party ink is. Cartridges made by the same brand as your printer are referred to as Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) cartridges. For example, a HP ink cartridge manufactured specifically for your HP OfficeJet Printer. Third-party ink cartridges, or non-branded non-OEM cartridges, are not made by your original printer brand manufacturer but by another company that promises that their cartridges are compatible with your printer. Why not all third-party inkjet cartridges are created equal. There’s been a lot of debate and argument over if third-party inks are worth […]


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Posted by Island Ink-Jet - 05/15/2013 at 8:05 am

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Contribute to the Planet This Earth Day by Recycling and Reusing Ink and Toner Cartridges

Earth Day is fast approaching on April 22nd 2013. Although ideally we should be thinking of ways to go green every day of the year, Earth day is a good way of reminding ourselves on taking steps to make the planet a better place to live for us and for future generations. We at Island Ink-Jet and Laser Toners would like to remind our readers that just as easily as you would think of recycling paper or plastic, you can recycle your ink and toner cartridges. Why recycle ink and toner cartridges? Here are a few reasons why you should take ink and toner cartridge recycling seriously as published in The Wall Street Journal: The following statistics shed light on the impact of printer cartridges on the environment: — Alone, HP ships more than 52 million printers per year. Most consumers buy three to four ink cartridges three times per year for their printer at home, which produces 600 million empty cartridges. — Almost eight printer cartridges are thrown away per second in the United States. — It takes about a gallon of oil to make a new laser cartridge. — Seventy percent of used printer cartridges throughout the world […]


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Posted by Island Ink-Jet - 04/23/2013 at 8:18 am

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The Brother HL-2270DW – A Compact Printer with Great Features for Just Over $150

The Brother HL-2270DW is a monochrome (black and white) laser printer and is a great option for your home office and even as a personal printer if you print a lot of documents. As stated on our website, “The HL-2270DW is a monochrome laser printer that offers an automatic duplex capability for printing two-sided documents with ease, fast printing at up to 27 pages per minute, and built-in wired and wireless networking for sharing with others. It features a stylish, space-saving design that complements virtually any environment. In addition, it offers convenient paper handling via an adjustable, 250-sheet capacity tray. To help lower your operating costs, a high-yield replacement toner cartridge is available.” As a compact printer, measuring in at 7.2″ H x 14.5″ W x 14.2″ D, the Brother HL-2270DW requires comparatively less space when compared to other printers in the industry. Speed is definitely a key factor at 27ppm for text documents, and around 12 pages per minute for documents with photos and graphics. Other HP printer models do compare when it comes to similar speeds like the HL-2240, but these don’t offer other features like wireless capabilities and only offer a USB port. The LaserJet Pro P1102w […]


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Posted by Island Ink-Jet - 04/12/2013 at 1:28 pm

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