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HP Instant Ink Program. Learn more

In 2013 HP launched the HP instant ink program.  What is it?  Well quite simply it’s a subscription service that allows printer ink to be delivered to your door for what appears to be a very attractive rate on the face of it.  In addition, HP claims that it will save consumers up to 50% on printer ink.  Is it really too good to be true? Well, like anything in life, it depends on you. Let’s start at the 50% savings claim.  According to HP, this is based on the cost of a 12 month HP instant ink service plan compared against the cost-per-page of the majority of colour inkjet printers as reported by the OEM’s (original equipment manufacturers).  In addition, the savings are only realized provided the user never exceeds the monthly per-page allotment. Hmm, that’s interesting and hopefully you picked up on it.  Put another way:  if you currently use only OEM printer ink cartridges and you will never exceed the per-page allotment, you will save money. In a strange way this is similar to a vacation property timeshare.  You have an annual maintenance fee on your ink cartridge and for that privilege you are locked into that […]

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Posted by Tony - 10/20/2017 at 1:49 pm

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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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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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Three Online Calculators You Can Use to Calculate Your Printing Costs

Do you want to know how much your printer will cost you to run? We’ve done some research to get you some handy tools on the Internet that can help you calculate your running printer costs, compare two printers to see which one is more economical for you or help you decide which printer to buy based on your unique printing needs. Here are three Online Calculators You Can Use to Calculate Your Printing Costs: Printer Comparison Calculator. Offered by PCWorld this nifty calculator lets you compare two printers and see which one is going to be the most cost-effective choice for you based on your printing needs. Some of the information you need to enter includes, your estimated printing volume, the printers you are currently considering to buy, and the approximate page yield of the cartridges you plan to use. Go to the Printer Comparison Calculator. Printer Running Cost Calculator. This handy tool by Consumer.org allows you to estimate your printer running costs based on some popular inkjet printer models. It helps you to decide whether a cheap printer is sufficient for your needs or if perhaps you should invest in a more expensive printer with low running costs. […]

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Posted by Island Ink-Jet - 04/09/2013 at 9:16 am

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Can Buying an Expensive Printer Save You More Money in Ink or Toner?

Purchasing the printer you want, especially one that fits in your budget, should be simple right? Unfortunately it isn’t. Buying an inkjet printer or a laser printer has more to do with doing your homework on how much it’s going to cost you to run the printer – in terms of buying ink or toner for the printer. You’ll soon find that cartridges can quickly cost a lot more than the printer you bought and if you’re looking for a economical printer you’ll have to consider how much your printer ink or toner costs depending on how much printing you’re planning on doing. Here are a few factors to consider right off the bat as published in an article titled Ink-onomics: Can You Save Money By Spending More on Your Printer? by PCWorld: The cheaper the printer, the more expensive its inks. We’ve tracked the prices of 56 inkjet MFPs over the past two years, and the average cost per page for inks destined for a cheap printer (which we define as one costing less than $200) has consistently been higher than that for an expensive printer (one costing $200 or more). A good example is the comparison between a […]

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Posted by Island Ink-Jet - 04/08/2013 at 8:32 am

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