Archive for December, 2012

Is There Any Such Thing as Laser Ink Cartridges?

Have you heard of the phrase “laser ink cartridges”? Did you find this post because you actually searched for that term? We’ve always found it amusing when our clients ask us for laser ink cartridges because in reality there is no such thing! Ink and toner are two completely different products and employ different technologies. A lot of people search for “laser ink cartridges” online so some firms market themselves as selling them, which is confusing and misleading for the consumer. In this post we’ll aim to understand the core differences between ink and toner which will help you decide which kind of printer to buy (laser or inkjet) and therefore which type of cartridge to use. Ink Cartridges An inkjet printer uses ink cartridges that contain actual ink in liquid form, similar to using an ink pen and writing on paper. Different brands use different technologies in their ink cartridges. Some commonly used technologies include either heat or vibration to apply pressure and spray the ink onto the paper. Inkjet cartridges are available as one unit that houses all three colours (cyan, magenta, yellow) and black or the better option is to buy each ink colour as a separate […]

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Posted by Island Ink-Jet - 12/21/2012 at 1:44 pm

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Think the Price of Printer Ink Stinks? Branded Perfume is Less Expensive.

Do you find you’re paying a lot of money month after month replacing ink cartridges in your home or office printer? You’re definitely not alone. In fact a recent report in news.com.au all the way across the globe in Australia proved that consumers all over the world are not happy when it comes to paying high prices for branded ink and toner. Want to know how much ink costs as compared to other supposedly expensive liquids? Here’s what the report stated: You can buy a printer for about $150 but the ink costs more than Chanel No.5 or champagne, prompting consumer advocates Choice to call for a government investigation. A 3.5ml cartridge of yellow HP ink costs $10.50 through the Good Guys, meaning consumers will pay $3/ml – or $3000 per litre. That’s one-third more than Chanel No.5 perfume. A 100ml bottle of Chanel No.5 costs $224.77 from online retailer The Iconic. That’s $2.25/ml or $2250 per litre. Choice spokeswoman Ingrid Just said the price of printer inks was “notoriously high” and on a per-litre basis it is “one of the most expensive liquids on the planet”. An 18ml cartridge of black ink costs $35.32 or $1960 per litre. While […]

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Posted by Island Ink-Jet - 12/19/2012 at 5:04 pm

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Low Cost Printing Ideas for the Holidays

Looking for a cost-effective way to print this holiday season? If you’re a little creative with all your home or home office printing you can save quite a few dollars and get excellent results at the same time! Here are some low cost printing ideas you can do from the comfort of your home or home office: Greeting cards. It has now become common practice for most families to print holiday and Christmas cards at home. Not only can this save you a lot of money but it can also be a great way for the kids to get creative and customize their own greeting cards to send to family and friends. Ideas for greeting card covers include scanning a picture of your child’s recent art work or creating a digital drawing online. The possibilities are endless! Photo Printing. With families meeting up for the holidays there’s probably going to be a lot of photo taking. But don’t just stop at taking photos. If you’ve got a photo printer or a good quality inkjet printer printing photos at home has never been easier. Certain printers like the Canon Selphy CP770 makes photo printing super easy. You’re able to take instant […]

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Posted by Island Ink-Jet - 12/18/2012 at 4:12 pm

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Lexmark Introduces Brand New ‘Smart’ Multifunction Printers

Lexmark, is at it again in terms of providing printers that provide exceptional value and technologically advanced functionality. The company revealed a new line of what they call “smart” all-in-one printers that don’t only print, scan, copy and fax but include document and content workflow management features and advanced managed print services (MPS). Not one, not ten, but eighteen new printers are part of the recent unveil and include both monochrome and colour laser printers.   How can these new “smart” Lexmark printers help small and large businesses? According to CRN, the new printers are enabled with touch-screen functionality which helps businesses to increase “productivity by automating workflow and approval processes, rather than having to perform them manually.” Made for small to large enterprise applications, these all-in-one multifunction printers range from $599 all the way up to $5,499. Why are these “smart” printers a smart move for Lexmark and how do they benefit buyers? Lexmark’s new line of multifunctions are not just printers, they are problem solvers and make everyday tasks easier for companies to manage. Sean Endicott, manager of channel business development at Lexmark stated that these printers “essentially serve as two products in one.” “…they are platforms that […]

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Posted by Island Ink-Jet - 12/17/2012 at 4:30 pm

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The New All-In-One Canon Pixma MG6320 Inkjet Printer

Are you looking for an all-in-one wireless, photo inkjet printer? Then you need to check out the Canon  Pixma MG6320 Wireless Inkjet Photo All-In-One. For under $200 this printer wraps quite a package. No matter if you own a PC or a Mac, installing the printer on both systems is fairly easy to do, although your Mac will require a manual setup. Today Wi-Fi has almost become a necessity with most people having at least one or more portable devises in their home or office, like a laptop, tablet or a smart phone. The Canon Pixma MG6320 offers complete Wi-Fi capability and also includes a USB drive and Ethernet, meaning you can connect to it virtually and wirelessly. All the other functions basic to an All-In-One are included like a scanner and copier including software for scanning and both internet and email print options. For this price an excellent feature that you get that was not found in Pixma predecessors is a 3.5 inch touchscreen. This makes it very easy and less confusing to navigate the menu as compared to fumbling through manual button controls. One other great feature that Canon has incorporated into its sleek futuristic printer design is […]

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Posted by Island Ink-Jet - 12/14/2012 at 4:13 pm

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