A Guide on Where to Print When You’re On the Go

When you are away from the office and you need to print something, it can be a stressful experience. Whether you need to print out and sign an important contract while you are on vacation, you want to print out photos while out to dinner with friends, or you have any other reason to need to print something when you are nowhere near your printer or your office, you have options. Continue reading “A Guide on Where to Print When You’re On the Go”

10 Ways to Avoid & Remove Printer Ink Spills & Stains

Printers are office essentials that are convenient for a wide variety of uses. From printing school reports and copying family photos to generating shipping labels, packing slips, and expense reports, they are used for a vast range of personal and professional projects. Just about everyone has one sitting on their desk at home and has access to others at work or at school. They come in a never-ending array of styles to meet any need imaginable. Continue reading “10 Ways to Avoid & Remove Printer Ink Spills & Stains”

Ink Cartridge Basics: Handling Tips, Expiration Dates & More

If you have a printer, you need to know a bit about ink cartridges. Also referred to as inkjet cartridges, ink cartridges are the replaceable printer components that are responsible for depositing ink onto paper during the printing process. Each cartridge contains one or more ink reservoirs, as well as electronic contacts that communicate with your printer. Continue reading “Ink Cartridge Basics: Handling Tips, Expiration Dates & More”

Brand Spotlight: Brother Toner, Ink & Office Supplies

When your business needs new office equipment, there are several brands to choose from. Finding the products that are right for you requires extensive research, and all of the available options can quickly become overwhelming. There are a lot of great products on the market, and it is important to carefully examine all of your options prior to making a purchase. Several brands cater to businesses, and most do offer products that are well-suited to a wide variety of needs. Continue reading “Brand Spotlight: Brother Toner, Ink & Office Supplies”

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”