Why HP Photosmart Printers Are Perfect for College Students

From printing reports and homework assignments to creating dorm room décor, college students rely on their printers a lot. It’s also no secret that college dorms are tiny and students are notoriously broke. Finding a quality printer that provides exceptional performance, has a small footprint, and doesn’t cost a fortune to buy and maintain is no easy task, but don’t worry. HP has you covered. Continue reading “Why HP Photosmart Printers Are Perfect for College Students”

3 Mistakes to Avoid When Purchasing Printer Ink Cartridges

No matter what type of printer you have, there is one thing you can always count on: needing to buy inkjet cartridges. How often you need to buy them depends on how frequently you print and whether you print primarily in color or in black and white. While families may only need to replace cartridges every few months, business owners may find themselves burning through them every few weeks or even every few days. Continue reading “3 Mistakes to Avoid When Purchasing Printer Ink Cartridges”

Laser Printer Ink: Common Troubleshooting Tips and Operating Advice

When speed and efficiency matter, printing with a laser printer is your best bet. Laser printers are commonly used in commercial and industrial settings because they are fast, have a low cost per page and provide consistent results. That doesn’t mean they are without their problems, though. Laser printer ink, more commonly known as toner, is completely different from inkjet ink, and it doesn’t always work like users expect. Continue reading “Laser Printer Ink: Common Troubleshooting Tips and Operating Advice”

What Is an Impact Printer?

We spend a lot of time talking about inkjet and laser printers. We even share a good bit of information about 3D printers. There’s one type of printer that doesn’t get a whole lot of attention anymore, though: the impact printer. An impact printer is, as the name suggests, a type of printer that creates text on paper using impact. It works by striking a plastic or metal head against an ink ribbon. When the ink ribbon contacts the paper, it leaves behind the appropriate character, symbol, dot or line. Some of the most common types of impact printers include dot matrix, ball printers and daisy-wheel printers. While they are still used in some situations, impact printers have largely fallen out of use in favor of non-impact machines. Continue reading “What Is an Impact Printer?”

A Buyer’s Guide to Purchasing Magnetic Ink

There are a lot of different types of ink on the market. From your standard black and tri-color inkjet cartridges to cartridges filled with special types of ink that are used in specific applications, there are many more ink types than many people realize. One special type is known as magnetic ink. This ink, which is readable by both humans and specialized equipment, is widely used in the financial industry to improve speed and accuracy in the business world. If you are shopping for magnetic ink, there are a few things to keep in mind. Keep reading to check out our buyer’s guide to purchasing magnetic ink. Continue reading “A Buyer’s Guide to Purchasing Magnetic Ink”

Laser or Inkjet? Tips on Choosing the Best Printer for Your Home Office

You need to invest in a new printer for your home office, and you are stuck at a crossroads: Should you buy an inkjet printer or a laser printer? While both have their merits and drawbacks, each is more suitable for certain applications than others. Determining which one best meets your home office needs can be difficult simply because there are so many factors to take into consideration.   Continue reading “Laser or Inkjet? Tips on Choosing the Best Printer for Your Home Office”

The Top Five Most Budget-Friendly Inkjet Printers

When you are in the market for an inexpensive printer, inkjet is definitely the way to go. There are numerous options that come in below the $100 mark, and most offer impressive features and print quality for the price. There are a few duds in the mix, though, so it is important to take your time to find the right one. Continue reading “The Top Five Most Budget-Friendly Inkjet Printers”

Why We Love Canon PIXMA Printers

Choosing the right printer isn’t always easy. There are countless brands and models on the market and determining which one best suits your needs is an overwhelming task. The Canon brand has been trusted for decades, and for good reason. Canon products are well-known for combining exceptional quality with affordable pricing, and they are popular both on consumer and commercial levels. Continue reading “Why We Love Canon PIXMA Printers”