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2010-12-06

How to Prepare Your Printer for Photo Printing


Impeccable photos don’t only depend on a good shoot or great Photoshop skills. Printing devices play a big role on faultless prints. To assist your photo printing process the following are five steps you can take to prepare your printer and give it some TLC and in return it will print out the best pictures of your life. 

Printer Preparations Steps:

Step 1: Keep Printer Driver Updated – In order for your printer and your computer have the best communication they need a printer driver. Such printer drivers are constantly being revised by Printer Manufacturers and it is a good idea before printing photos to check your printer brand’s website to download updates.

Step 2: Printer Settings Changed to Best Quality – You need to make sure your settings are the best for photo printing. The best place to see how to change print quality settings is your printers owner’s manual. It is important you use the highest possible color printing resolution because the greater the dpi (dots per inch) the better your prints will be. Depending on the printer you might have bonus features such as automatic contrast or smoothing adjustments.

Step 3: Paper Settings for Photo Paper – You already know how to change your printer settings and there you can also choose the type of paper to be used. Best results are found obviously using high gloss paper and the printer needs to know you are using it to increase the amount of ink and touch ups required for flawless prints. If you set this up from the start you will definitely save yourself from poor quality results and save paper and ink on the process.

Step 4: Verify you have Printer Ink- All of the above will be worthless if you don’t have plenty of printer ink available. Make sure you check your ink levels and see if you have enough for the type and size of photograph you are about to print. If you choose to change the cartridge prior to printing it is important to align the cartridges and run a printing test.

Step 5: Photo Test – Organized printing isn’t easy but it helps you keep frustration out of the process. A good idea is to reduce the size of your photos and add them on a single sheet of photo paper. Make this your test sheet and then use the small photos to keep in your wallet, make magnets, send on a letter or make a collage.

Photo Printing Most Common Mistakes

Printing Photos yourself means instant gratification and you can print what you want, when you want. BUT yes of course there are common mistakes that sometimes cost you more than if you had send the pictures to print professionally.

Knowing what those common mistakes are is very important because that gives you a head start on how to avoid them and thus print perfect photos. Before we start it is important to remember that great photos are proportional to the type and amount of printer ink available for printing. To avoid photo printing mistakes rule number one is to have plenty of ink on your ink cartridge and toner cartridge .

Getting back to our main topic. The most common mistakes people make when printing their photos are:

1. Low Resolution - The way an image looks on screen could be nice but have very low resolution which will in turn print poorly on photo paper.

2. Wrong Size - A very common mistake is using the wrong size paper for the photo size you are printing.

3. Wrong Side - Printing on the wrong side of the paper is a very common and costly mistake. Photo paper is not know for it's cheap cost.

4. No Test Print - Just because it looks good in the screen it doesn't mean its going to come out exactly that way. Always do a test print in draft mode on a regular paper or recycled paper.

5. Printing on High Resolution - HP printers , some Canon printers and Lexmark printers have an option not to choose Photo Paper at the time of printing. If you choose that what happens basically is the printer uses up your black ink cartridge. What should happen is that when choosing the Photo Paper option the printer uses a black created by mixing the other colors or in some Canon printers using the alternative black which is a dye ink and not a pigmented ink.

6. No INK - LIke we said before a very common mistake could be not enough ink or clogged print heads make it impossible to print perfect photos.


What type of images print the best?


It is well know that what looks great on your monitor doesn’t necessarily print that way. Especially if we are talking about images, so the following are some tips for better image printing:

* When you are scanning the images from photographs it is better to save them in either tif, or eps format. These image formats will preserve the colour and sharpness of your pictures the best.

* File formats like gif or jpg compress the pictures colour and pixel resolution and this can cause color shifts and blurriness. Since jpg and gif are the most predominant image formats on the web, it follows that it's not a good idea to simply lift an image from someone's website and use it in your layout.

* You should scan your images using a resolution of 300dpi at the final dimensions you intend to use them so that your colors will look smooth, and hard objects will look sharp. In other words don't scan at 300dpi and then enlarge the picture by 200% in your layout program!

* If you are using pictures from your digital camera they will work just fine if they are jpgs; the quality of jpg images from digital cameras seems to be much better than jpgs that are used on the web. You must do the math to make sure that it is high enough in pixel resolution though. For instance, if your camera puts out a typical image of 1280 x 960 pixels at 72dpi you get about 17" x 13" of photograph (at 72dpi); this is the same amount of detail as an image which is 4" x 3" at 300dpi so it's safe to reduce or enlarge that image in Publisher up to about 4" x 3" in dimension. 

 * Use photo ink when possible.  For photo printers there are specific ink cartridges that are specifically manufactured to make photos and images last longer.  Look for the best prices on photo printer ink in our website Inkjetsuperstore Canada

Christmas Cards Printing Tips

Continuing with our Christmas Countdown learn the best tips to print the best Holiday cards this season. Nowadays you can find many Christmas Card Templates online this article is aimed at giving you the ins and outs of card printing. Are you ready? Let's start:

Tip 1: Pick the Right Paper - The secret to printing the best card to look store bought is to get greeting card paper stocks that are 14-point gloss cover stock. The 13-point recycled matte, which has a softer sheen for a more thoughtful approach and is also eco-friendly to satisfy your green agenda.

Tip 2: Printer Settings and Draft- The secret to perfect printing is making sure your printing settings and printer mode have been correctly adjusted once that is set then print a draft card on regular paper or used paper to make sure the margins are fine and ready to print.

Tip 3: Printer Ink- After doing the previous steps the last thing you need to make sure is that you have plenty of ink to print your Christmas cards. How do you know how much printer ink you have left? Most printers have a servicing option and also the ability to tell the "estimate ink level" check your printer manual for more info.

Ready to print? Hope so and to save even more this week find great deals at Inkjetsuperstore.ca


Tips to Save time when Printing


We know that time is money and we want to give you along with great savings on ink & toner cartridges, ways to save on time. Because we don't always need to print on draft mode or printing pictures is an exception rather than the rule. The question then is; Do you find yourself adjusting your printer settings a lot? If your answer is yes, then we've got a great tip for you!

Instead of changing settings back and forth all the time, install your printer a second time - with different settings. Once you do that all you need to do is select the version that you need from the print dialog box. It is definitely a lot faster.Here are the steps:

1) To install your printer twice, just go to the Printers folder under your Start button, Settings, Printers (for XP users under Control Panel)

2) Click the Add Printer icon and install the printer as you normally would. You should be able to pick your printer from the list the wizard provides and not look for it all around your driver disks.

IMPORTANT - you can install the same printer twice without any problems.

3) When it comes time to name the printer give it a different name, probably more descriptive like "Draft HP" or "Color HP" and you can rename the original printer if you like.

4) Last but not least, while you're still in the Printers folder, put in your custom settings for each printer by Right-clicking the printer you want to modify and selecting Properties from the resulting menu. This is where you set the printers up for color, draft, etc. The procedure varies from printer to printer, but it's never to hard.

5) Printing time!

2010-11-23

Canadians Can Get Ready for Black Friday all Week with Inkjetsuperstore's 7% Off Sale

Preparing for Black Friday with a 7% Discount on all Ink and Toner Cartridges is a must. Discount applies on all OEM and aftermarket alternative cartridges.

Vancouver, BC (Vocus/PRWEB) November 23, 2010 

Inkjetsuperstore aims to help customers on their Black Friday shopping experience by lowering their prices on Ink and Toner cartridges for the entire week and not only on Friday. "We know that Friday will be a day to go out and shop, the last thing people need is to be worried about printer ink." said Sheila Samson from the Inkjetsuperstore Canada corporate office. "Also preparing previously by printing coupons and shopping list along with maps will make the entire experience less stressful" continued Sheila.

Inkjetsuperstore Canada provides year long savings on Ink and Toner cartridges for all mayor printer manufacturers such as HP, Lexmark, Xerox, Brother, Canon, and Epson to name a few. They have a complete stock of OEM cartridges. They brand their own line of compatible and remanufactured printer ink that has a full year money back warranty with ISO-9001 Certified products.
Some ideas to make Black Friday go as smooth as possible is to previously prepare by making a list of gifts, items needed to be purchased and such. Print coupons to reap on the savings. Make a shopping route and print maps to know alternative routes and avoid being held up in traffic. 

 
About Inkjetsuperstore Canada

InkjetSuperstore Canada is an online reseller of ink cartridges delivering to all Canadian territory. They offer remanufactured, compatible, and OEM cartridges from all major brands. Over 700.000 people have choosen them for their ink and toner needs. InkjetSuperstore Canada backs all their remanufactured products with a 100% Satisfaction guarantee. To purchase right now go to http://www.inkjetsuperstore.ca.

 

2010-11-12

Discover What Type of Photo Printer User You Are

Not all types of photo printers are alike and that goes as well to the users. In order to get the best printer for the job choose what type of user you feel most identified with and that would give you the type of printer to use.

The Die-hard Scrapbooker:

If you print endless photos for your scrapbooks, calendars, and photo magnets or any crafts involving pictures the best option is what manufacturers consider a home printer or small business printer. You should consider separate cartridge printers thus saving on ink cost because you only replace what you need. Inkjet printers are proposed for this type of users.

What to look for:
Resolution: 4,800 x 1,200dpi (inkjet)
Ink drop volumes: 1.5 - 4picolitres (inkjet)
Print speeds: 20ppm (monochrome), 20ppm (color)
Extras: Direct connectivity to digital cameras; wireless connectivity via Wi-Fi or Bluetooth, flash memory readers; pigment inks, separate ink cartridges.
Price range: S$200 to S$600.

The Artist and Business Owner:

If you are planning to use your photo printing for commercial purposes or you are professional graphic designer or photographer you need to use more specialized types of photo printers. Printers for this type of users are manufactured in such a way that are faster and optimized to do sophisticated dithering schemes and have six-color inks for good image quality.

What to look for:
Resolution: 5,760 x 1,440dpi (inkjet); 300dpi (dye-sub)
Ink drop volumes: 1 - 3picolitres (inkjet)
Print speeds: 90 seconds for photo prints
Extras: Direct connectivity to digital cameras; LCD preview screen; flash memory readers; pigment inks; A3-size prints; separate ink cartridges.
Price range: S$450 to S$1,800.

On the Road Photo Printer.

Just as much as you like to take photographs of fantastic places you prefer to print instantly and share. To be able to take your printer with you the unit must be small enough to travel with you. Mobil printers offer features such as battery pack and bluetooth. The finished product is similar to home printers but with the advantage of the printing flexibility they offer.

Resolution: 4,800 x 1,200dpi (inkjet)
Ink drop volumes: 2picolitres (inkjet)
Print speeds: 8ppm (monochrome), 7ppm (color)
Extras: Direct connectivity to digital cameras; pigment inks; Bluetooth support; IrDA support.
Price range: S$350 to S$700.

So what type of user are you? 


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2010-11-05

How to Fix Back Cover Open Error Message From Brother DCP 7020 Printer

Answering a readers request to solve the following Error problem: "My Brother DCP 7020 laser printer won't work. It keeps saying the back cover is open, please close it. But the cover is closed! What's up with that? "


If the Brother DCP 7020 was turned off and then turned on again with a paper jam in the back of the machine, you’ll find a message in the LCD saying: “Back Cove Open”. So in order to solve the problem follow this steps:




Step 1: Open the front cover
Step 2: Pull out the drum unit and toner cartridge assembly.
Step 3: Open the back cover.
Step 4: Pull the tab toward you to open the rear chute cover.
Step 5: Pull the paper jammed inside out of the fuser unit. If by any chance it cannot be pulled out easily, push down the tab with one hand as you gently pull out the paper with the other hand.
Step 6: Close the back cover.
Step 7: Insert the drum unit and toner cartridge assembly back inside.
Step 8: Close the front cover.


This should clear the error message, but in case it is not power off the Brother DCP 7020 laser printer.

Note: This message may appear even if you don’t have a paper jam. The reason is that you probably installed a new toner cartridge or drum unit wrong. So reinstall your toner cartridge and or drum unit properly.


However obviously that might not clear the problem completely so here is another thing you can try….

There is a black guide plate that opens partially when you open the back door, there's a sensor flag on that cover that goes through the right side to a sensor, the arm on the guide needs to move freely, and the flag on the right must pass through the sensor inside a hole on the right... so go back to the back door and try to look for the sensor, it has a small lever that goes back and fort check if it is not misaligned.


2010-10-25

Eco-Friendly Halloween Tips

Halloween Week is finally here and preparations are on full force for everybody.  We wanted to take some time and give you some eco-friendly printing tips, and recycling ideas so this weekend you can have a "Green Halloween".

We've gathered a few links for you to give you the best tips, for a Green Halloween:

Green Printing Tips:
  • Remember that using recycled and remanufactured printing accessories is most important when talking about a Green Halloween.
  • Inkjetsuperstore.com is proud of being able to provide year round the best remanufactured ink cartridges and toner cartridges and help you print and save the environment at the same time.
  • When printing your invitations, posters, postcards be sure to use recycled paper and make the entire printing experience "green" 

2010-10-19

Halloween Printing Kit Plus Deals

Halloween is just around the corner and year after year we wish it wasn’t such a nightmare to prepare… enough with one scary night and not weeks of creepy preparation days. We want you to have the best Halloween ever and for that we prepared a helpful kit to solve your nightmare problems. Also to add to the suspense this week you get Halloween Ink Specials and Free gifts!

Preparations shouldn’t become your worst nightmare so we have several great ways to make Halloween 2010 the best ever. We have discounts on ink and toner cartridges, and a FREE downloadable Halloween Printing Kit.


Ink and Toner Deals!

5% Off on all Ink and Toner Cartridges. Choose from all major brands HP, Brother, Lexmark, Samsung, Xerox and more. We take pride in having printer ink for most printer series. OEM ink cartridges along with remanufactured and compatible cartridges help you choose the right type of ink for your printing project. Use coupon code: OCT5OFF valid from Oct 18 to Oct 24*  

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2010-10-18

Canon's Creative Park - Print, Create, it's Fun!

We love giving you the insight of all the great resources printer manufacturers have available to make your printing experience the best possible, it is Canon's turn. Canon’s Creative Park is not different from the rest and here is what it can do for you: 


“Pictures can be used in all sorts of different ways and Canon's Creative Park will prove it. Check it out and see how easily you can make greeting cards, 3D objects, scrapbooks and so much more with your photos, and have fun doing it.”

  • Gifts & Cards: Templates and instructions for creating your own personalized greeting cards and envelopes.
  • Calendars: Create a personalized calendar.
  • Scrapbook: Information, templates, and instructions on creating and organizing your own scrapbook craft project.
  • 3D Paper Crafts: Construct three-dimensional projects in several different categories using only paper and your Canon printer.
  • Digital Photo Style: Quickly discover easy things you can do to turn your photos from average to awesome, covering capture to print.
Digital Photo Gallery: Download free high-resolution photos from all over the world. 


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Brother Creative Center Review

The center is divided into two different kinds of users, home and business.  In order to take full advantage of your Brother Printer, Brother Ink cartridge or Toner cartridge this center has more used than you originally thought possible. 

Business Center:

Here you can find everything you need for daily business use from Calendars, to Brochure you can make your business go up in style. Sales materials with a professional look, that combine sleek designs with colorful images that when printed make a great business impression. Easy to follow instructions and downloadable templates make it perfect to use. Here is what you can find in the Brother Business Center:

  • Brochures
  • Mailers
  • Posters
  • Calendars

    Home Center:

    The home center has 8 different tasks you can do comfortably at home! All the resources found are FREE for you to follow easy instructions and download. Ready to print projects will allow you to give away, decorate, organize, think through and have fun with. Hours and hours of printing experiences await you at the Brother Home Center, here is what you’ll find:

    • Greeting Cards
    • Photo Albums
    • Calendars
    • Scrapbooks
    • Sudoku
    • Kakuro
    • Origami

    HP Creative Studio Review

    Reviewing a printer, ink cartridges, toner cartridges and any other printer related accessories is one of the missions of this blog. But what about all those services, programs, software’s and web pages that make your printing life so much easier?

    That's the reason we took some time, downloaded, and even tested some of the projects before writing a review of the great initiative HP has to deliver printing solutions.  Ideas are easy when you have the “gift” but most of us craft-handicapped people actually spend hours just researching to find if someone else has already done it and shown how to do it the easiest way. Side note here… what did we do before Internet? Oh yeah we bought craft magazines and swapped ideas with more crafty people.

    Anyway as we said the HP Creative Studio has tons of Ideas, projects and tips ready to edit, click and print. Some great features are:

    HP Creative Studio for Home Use
    : Well obviously it is aimed for home crafters, parents, kids, teenager printing people that use it for fun, decoration or school and realize personalized is better than bought. Just to give you an idea of the projects…. Photo books and scrapbooks, greeting cards, calendars, photo borders, party decorations, games and toys, you can even design and print your own wrapping paper.

    HP Creative Studio for Business Use: Most definitely a must for start ups and small businesses. You have marketing templates; you can design your logo, use payroll for free, print postage from your PC, design and print your business cards and much more.

    HP Daily Surprise - A new craft delivered to your desktop for free everyday. It gives you a fun, easy craft idea from the HP Creative Studio and obviously related to the day in question. For example 4th of July cards, summer crafts and much more, for me it was a time saver honestly I knew that I had an idea related to the holiday or special day and ready to go for the kids to ensemble, color, or just enjoy. So my Mommy Thumps up for this one!

    How to print great cards

    Honestly I love going to greeting card stores and spend hours reading all the different cards. Most of the time I find that even thought there are thousands of cards, none of them say exactly what I need to convey. So I always end up in front of my computer designing the cards myself.

    Cards can be used for all types of occasions; Birthdays, Holidays, Announcements and Halloween of course!! You’ll always find that people love getting printed cards, don’t get me wrong, e-cards are wonderful but impossible to decorate with them or to pin on your cube at work.

    Let’s get started then with some tips and ideas for printing great cards.

    Creating the Card:

    Obviously there are plenty of software applications that have greeting card features such as PageMaker, InDesign, or any other desktop publishing software.

    • Pick a greeting card format or template
    • Choose graphics.
    • Select a font.
    • Create a consistent look.
    Proof and print the greeting card:

    When it comes time to print your final greeting card, don't forget that final proof. Before putting your creation on expensive photo paper or greeting card stock print a final proof in draft mode.
    • Check text and graphics and layout.
    • Check margins and alignment.
    • Fold your proof and make sure everything lines up correctly.
    • If printing multiple copies of the final card, first print just one at high quality on the desired paper. Check color and ink cartridge coverage.
    Make a 3D Card

    While some photographs have a 3D look to them, you can really make them pop off the page by printing it twice and layering the two photos on top of each other.

    • Create a Greeting Card in Your Software Program
    • Cut Out Your 3D Photo Elements
    • Apply Foam Squares to the Back of the Cut-Out
    • Attach Cut-Out to Photo Card

    Top 5 Free Halloween Clip Art Sites

    Keeping up with our Halloween week the following is our Top 5 list of sites that have Free Halloween Clip Art. Some uses could be personalized invitations, party favors, decorations, and much more. Without further ado...

    Inkjetsuperstore's Top 5 Free Halloween Clips

    1. Creepy Halloween Images - 100's of Free Halloween Images ready to download.  Bats, Ghost, Spooky places and much more.

    2. Pumpkin Patches and More.  Here not only you can find a great list of Halloween pages but you can also find the best pumpkin patch nearest you.

    3. Ben & Jerry's -  Great Site my personal favorite because I love cows and the cow ghost for that matter.  The Halloween Fun page is full of great fun go to the hunted house and click on the different activities and one of them is the Coloring Book

    4. Gifs CC - Has very unique and great images for you to use for free.  Not the ones everyone has but different because different is good!

    5. Abby's Spooky Halloween Clip Art - More on the cute side but great images ready to use.

    Printable Pumpkin Carving Patterns and Printing Tips

     
    Halloween is just around the corner and it wouldn't be the same if you didn't carve your own Jack-o-Lantern!  Luckily the other day I met a great fellow squidooer like me on twitter and he shared with me his latest squidoo lens than in turn I'm sharing with you that has an awesome array of pumpkin patterns to give you an idea or just print them and carve.

    Here is his and two other great twitter people that I found with spectacular ideas:

    @nukemdomis: Not another list of free Halloween pumpkin carving patterns

    @delloween: HGTV-Exclusive Pumpkin-Carving Templates

    @americanpapist: Pro-Life Pumpkin


    Now for some printing tips:

    1. Remember that the end product is your pumpkin so be sure to print with black ink on draft mode to save on ink.

    2. Another thing you can consider is using slightly used paper, those that you printed by mistake with a few words or just the date and obviously you recycle for this kind of things.

    3. After you carve your master piece take a picture because your pumpkin won't last for long but a picture last forever!  Now that picture you should print in the best quality possible.

    4.  Now that you took pictures of your Jack O'Latern use them next year for decoration purposes or party invitations.  Great Idea huh?

    Top 5 Sites for Printable Halloween Cards and Invitations

    If you want your invitations to get there on time, and better yet if you want your guest to make it you've got to send the invitations ASAP!. So to give you a hand we found the best Halloween Card and Invitations sites so you can personalize and print with out eating up your spare time. 

    1. 123printcards.com - These free printable Halloween cards can be used for just about anybody.  Use them as Halloween printables or as Fall Harvest Festival party invitations.  If you leave all the fields blank, you will have  blank cards   and some can be used as just a simple  Pumpkin Carving Party Invitations or Halloween Party cards.  Choose from several different card makers   and print your own personalized cute Halloween card.   You can also print custom envelopes or blank envelopes to match.
    2. PrintFree.com - Halloween Items to Customize, Print, and Color. All of these greeting cards are hand made and custom designed by us while traveling about and at home. Unlike a lot of the common images you'll find at many other sites, we made these ourselves, using our own photos and images. So you can be assured they are only available here.
    3. Mint Printables - Spooky and cute Halloween printable greeting cards. Print the ones you like and send them to friends and family for a unique way to add some spirit to the holiday 
    4. PrintingHalloweencards.com - Here you can find 3 great and unique cards. A witch, for kids and party invitation (see image above). A great choice if you like elaborated cards.
    5. Blue Mountain - Our favorite of all five. Here you can find great cute cards ready to edit and print. But oh yes there is a but...you'll also find Printable Halloween Projects, such as bags, stationary and candy wrappers. What else do you need.
    Warning! Your printer can be cooking up quite a scare if you don't have plenty of ink to satisfy it's thirst! Don't let your printer die this Halloween give it some blood, I mean some ink. Take advantage of our halloween discounts here and save on every ink cartridge and toner cartridge. Be sure we won't kill your pocket..... 

    Print your Own Halloween Mask

    The success of enjoying any holiday is to prepare everything with time. You don't want to be getting things ready the day before or that same day because you'll end up not only paying more but getting what is available and not exactly what you wanted. There are many things to consider to have the perfect Halloween. We are just going to focus on one today. How to print your own Halloween mask. You'll find links to the best places where you'll find ready to print color masks or to color yourself before printing. 

    HP Creative Studio: Obviously Halloween with out Dracula or Frankestein doesn't seem scary enough. HP has this two ready to print masks for you.
    Disney Family Fun: Well you don't necessarily need to be a monster. Superhero masks are a must when thinking about the perfect Halloween party. Here you'll find all you need to be the best superhero of the party.
    Pastiche Family Portal: Has a good collection of masks and also gives you other mask options other than attaching ribbon or strings to it. You'll find printable masks for lion, pinguin face, phantom, mummy, dracula, big bald dude, clown and others.
    Fantasy Jr: My personal favorite site for great and unique masks. You'll find Gizmo Alien, Brain Eating, Monster, Creepy Gargoyle, Lizard Man, Slobering Ogre, Eyed Alien and other very good masks.
    Free Halloween Masks: A bit more on the cute side than scary this masks are perfect for little kids. They have ready to print Lion, Hippo, Crocodile, Bear, Hyena, Elephant and other cute animals. 

    Printing Tips:
    • Make sure you preview your mask before printing. It takes a few minutes more but you'll be sure it is all with in printing borders.
    • Use thick paper. Obviously in order for your mask to hold on through the scary night use cardboard paper.
    • Full color is better than draft mode. Don't try to save ink because the effect will not be the same. If you are taking the time to make your own mask, print it full color all the way.
    • Adding contact paper after printing before adding the strings will make your mask stronger and why not water proof, who knows what might happen during the night, trick or treating can get wet sometimes.
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    2010-10-15

    How to replace Xerox Phaser 8550 Solid Ink Cartridge - Video

    Xerox offers a verified color printing technique called solid ink that uses solid sticks (actually they look more like blocks) that basically melt inside the printer. The ink is non-toxic and because it’s solid say good-bye to leaks and carpet stains. The solid ink produces amazing results with the advantage of being environmental friendly and cost-effective.

    A great Xerox solid ink printer is the Xerox Phaser 8550 Printer. Some of the benefits of using Xerox Phaser 8550 ink sticks are:

    • They are easy to use by just dropping them into the printer compartment.
    • Non-toxic and can even be handled by children.
    • Can’t leak and thus are safer and cleaner.
    • More storage space available because ink sticks are small (fit in a desk drawer).
    • Less packing material and waste to enter landfills.

    When you wish to contribute to preserving our planet Earth and take a part in protecting our environment, your printing methods can assist in this greatly. Using a printer that prints with solid ink is a benefit not only to your business and savings along that line, but saves our planet as well.

    The following video shows how to replace the ink stick cartridges on the Phaser 8500 Printer:


    2010-10-12

    Thanksgiving Printing Tips

    Thanksgiving is usually spent with family and friends getting together for a large meal. It is a time to give thanks for all that they have been given. Canadians give thanks for their good fortune and abundance. There are many ways to give thanks; to begin doing so, everybody here at InkjetSuperstore Canada are very grateful for the many customers that have chosen us to get the best prices on OEM and aftermarket printer ink. As a token of our appreciation we are giving you a 7% discount on all of our ink and toner cartridges.


    There are many ways to give thanks; to begin doing so, everybody here at InkjetSuperstore are very grateful for the many customers that have chosen us to get the best prices on OEM and aftermarket printer ink. As a token of our appreciation we are giving you a 7% discount on all of our ink and toner cartridges.

    Because we want you to take the time to be thankful and take advantage of all the printer ink you can stock up on for the holiday season, the following are some excellent printable ideas, crafts and recipe sites we recommend. To make life even easier, check out some useful information on top-selling cartridges and the latest printer news to take advantage of your 7% discount.

    Thanksgiving Printable Sites:

    Kaboose : This October, take some time to enjoy our Thanksgiving index which includes delicious recipes, great crafts for the kids and printable fun!

    Disney Family Fun : Get 18 Classic Dessert recipes such as Maple Heaven Pear Pie and Chocolate Pumpkin Pie mmmmh delicious!

    Printer and Cartridge Hot Items!

    New HP Photosmart eStation Printer - C510 - Ink Cartridge Info

    Back in ancient days people wrote on stone tablets or wood tablets now people can print with their own portable tablets thanks to HP's new Photosmart eStation Printer. Now you can print, scan and copy but instead of the standard LCD control panel you have a detachable tablet and on top use it for other purposes such as web browsing and access to the latest e-book bestsellers or old favorites, using the wireless touchscreen.

    Epson New Mobile Printing App—PrintJinni for Apple iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad
    To grant real printing wishes PrintJinni the new printing application from Epson makes it possible for Apple iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad users to print via e-mail Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, PDF, and JPEG files.

    Samsung SCX6320D8 Toner Cartridge Review for the Samsung SCX-6120 Printer
    When you want your Samsung SCX-6120 printer turning out incredible printing results, just get the Samsung SCX6320D8 black laser toner cartridge. You won’t be disappointed! You’ll find you get high quality and professional printouts with this great toner cartridge along with reliability and precision.

    Epson S189108 Ink Cartridge Review
    Of course you want really clear and crisp printing results with your Epson printer. When you want the best, you should get the Epson S189108 black inkjet cartridge. You discover professional print jobs with complete reliability and precision. And this is what it’s all about!

    Fuser Installation for Lexmark C750 Series, C760 Series and X752e MFP
    Fuser Installation video and cartridge review for the Lexmark C750 and C760 Laser Printer Series as well as the X752e and X7526e Multi-Function Laser Printers.

    2010-10-06

    Discounts on HP Ink Cartridges and Toner Cartridges

    This week InkJetSuperstore provided HP printer users with the very best discounts. On top of our already low everyday prices, we are offering you a 10% discount coupon on HP aftermarket alternatives.

    Keeping up with HP printer innovations, we strive to keep our stock of remanufactured and original cartridges updated and in stock. The following are new HP Ink Cartridges here at Inkjetsuperstore:

    HP Photosmart Remanufactured Black Inkjet Cartridge (CB316WN)(HP 564)
    • A very sought-for cartridge. You can print approximately 250 pages. What makes this a great purchase is the one-year money back guarantee. We make sure our Inkjetsuperstore brand cartridges are remanufactured under ISO-9001 certification standards. This cartridge can be used in at least 17 different HP Photosmart printers.

    HP Officejet 6500 AIO Remanufactured Black Inkjet Cartidge (HP 920)(CD971AN)

    • All-In-One OfficeJet Printers use this cartridge to deliver approximately 300 crisp and colorful printouts. The #1 Inkjet Printer for 2010 is the HP Officejet Pro 8000, which happens to use the HP 920 Black ink cartridge.
    To make the package complete also get HP Officejet alternative cartridges for colour printing with the Cyan Inkjet Cartridge (HP 920), the Magenta Inkjet Cartidge (HP 920) and the Yellow Inkjet Cartidge (HP 920) Some of the HP printers that use the above mentioned ink cartridges are:
    OfficeJet 6000
    OfficeJet 6000 Wireless
    OfficeJet 6500
    OfficeJet 7000
    OfficeJet Pro 6500
    OfficeJet Pro 6500 Wireless

    The Addmaster Inkjet Printers specialize in banking peripherals using HP ink cartridges. Some printers include: Receipt and Validation printers, MICR Readers, and Check Image scanners. This company was the first to introduce HP inkjet technology to the Bank Teller Application in 1989 and has become the industry leader since, with over 250,000 printers installed.

    The ink cartridges for the HP Addmaster Printers are:

    • HP Addmaster IJ6000 Remanufactured Black Inkjet Cartridge (C6602A)
    • HP Addmaster IJ6000 Remanufactured Green Inkjet Cartridge (C6602G)
    • HP Addmaster IJ6000 Remanufactured Blue Inkjet Cartridge (C6602B)
    • HP Addmaster IJ6000 Remanufactured Red Inkjet Cartridge (C6602R)

    More on HP

    Get to Know the HP LaserJet P2055dn Printer
    HP Ink Cartidges XL vs Regular
    HP Q2612A Toner Cartridge Review
    Getting to Know the HP 45A Ink Cartridge
    5 Ways to Print from HP Photosmart Printers

    2010-09-22

    Fall Season is Here! -Free Shipping on Printer Ink

    Fall Season is Here!!! We at Inkjetsuperstore want to give you a gift and pick up the tab on shipping. FREE SHIPPING on ALL orders starts on Wednesday Sep 22th and ends Sunday Sep 26th. Along with leaves falling when the new season arrives there will be plenty of price discounts and promotional sales on all brands of ink and toner cartridges. We have some hot coupon printing tips and to help you save money on everyone’s favorite hobby “Shopping”.

    Hot Coupon Printing Tips

    Tip 1) Printer Settings – Most if not all Internet printable coupons are accepted in black in white at the store but are not necessarily shown that way when ready to print. Change your printer settings to save on printer ink not only asking it to print black and white only but also change to draft mode, or fast print depending on the type of printer.

    Tip 2) Internet Settings – Printable Coupon sites often have pop up windows asking to download due to high security settings of your browser make sure to allow pop up windows when expecting to print coupons.

    Tip 3) Paper Savings- Because more than likely you wont be able to save coupons in your computer for later printing or editing purposes every time you print one you will use a new piece of paper. You can save by either by cutting the coupon and reinserting the unused paper back to the tray (be careful because it might cause a paper jam) or change the side of the paper to print another coupon on the other side.

    Tip 4) Printer Ink – The worst thing you can do is run out of ink when printing your coupons so take advantage of this weekend free shipping sale and restock on your printers ink cartridges or toner cartridges. 




    2010-09-07

    How to Print Great Photos of Your Pet

    Purrfect Pet Portraits Tips:  Your pet is part of your family and as such you must take and print excellent photographs to cherish them forever. Great prints highly depend upon the ink. Find out what takes to have the perfect pet portraits.

    Pet Photo Printing Tips: 
    1. Use Photo Printing Paper - The reason it is important to use photo printing paper is that it will guarantee excellent results on color and it diminishes the possibility of fading quickly.
    2. Remove the Photos from Printer Immediately - This tip is important when printing more than one picture at a time ensuring you that you won't have accidents like smearing or running.
    3. Let Prints Dry - A common mistake is to quickly use the recently printing photos on the project at hand, either to frame them, put them on an album etc. A reasonable amount of time to let photos dry is 24 hours.
    4. Buy printer ink in Packs or more than 1 cartridge - The most common photo printing slip-up is to run out of ink when printing your favorite picture. Getting more than one cartridge allows you to continue with your project with out having to wait for printer ink to arrive. Remember that when you purchase from Inkjetsuperstore you only pay a one time shipping fee regardless of the number of cartridges you get.
    Use our Ink and Toner Finder and use this weeks 5% discount to make Pet Photo Printing a Purrrfect Matter

    2010-08-31

    How to Lower Your Paper Cost

    One great way to save when printing is to find the best deals on printer ink.  By now you know that you can get the lowest prices online at Inkjetsuperstore Canada.  But lowering your ink cost goes hand by hand with reducing also paper cost. 


    1.- Review before printing:  Instead of printing in draft mode to see if there are changes to be made and waste paper.  Zoom in and out of the document to verify any changes and keep your eyes from straining. Try to make all the changes and reviews prior to printing the final document. 


    2. - Double Sided Printing:  It is a great cost effective measure to print on both sides of the paper.  Most new printer models have a duplex printing feature and paper trays that automatically allow this option.  If not available the good old flipping pages works just fine.  Print odd sides first and then even sides and no more than 6 pages at a time to avoid paper jams. 


    3. Reuse Printed Paper:  A good idea is to keep paper no longer needed to convert it into message paper, to-do list, shopping list and the list can go on and on.  


    4.- Use the entire page - When printing web articles or recipies use a smaller font and use the entire page to save.  Power Point slides can also be smaller and fit several into one page.  


    5.- Buy Paper on Bulk - Being prepared is also part of saving because getting more than one rim of paper at once allows you to save on shipping or even gas to go purchase them.  Another thing that helps you save when printing is getting more than one printer cartridge at once and if you can do so and only pay a one time shipping fee then your goal has been accomplished.  Just to remind you that at Inkjetsuperstore Canada we have a flat shipping fee regardless of the amount of ink or toner cartridges you get. 



    2010-08-30

    Want an iPad? Like us on Facebook and Win

    Inkjetsuperstore Canada Facebook Giveaway is open to everyone who likes our Facebook page and follows our daily printer ink news and deals. Inkjetsuperstore Canada knows how important it is for customers to get deals on their favorite social network that's why we are giving away an iPad just for hitting the like button! 

    What can you find in our Facebook Page

    • Great Articles from our Inkjetsuperstore Blogs
    • Daily news, 
    • Special discounts for followers, 
    • Top selling cartridge info, 
    • Photos and more.  



    Because there can only be one iPad winner Inkjetsuperstore Canada is also giving away to FIVE lucky Canadian customers 25% off discount codes.  Imagine how much you will be saving to stock up on your printer ink.  


    Read our Giveaway Rules and Conditions



    2010-08-02

    Back To School Printing Supplies - Free Shipping

    Preparation is the key to start successfully the new school year.  Let's face it printing has become a major part of that success this day and age.  It is important to prepare your printing supplies with time so that you can focus completely on your studies and save yourself from printing nightmares such as running out of printer ink in the middle of a term paper.

    For the month of August you can get stocked up on printer ink and get it shipped to any part of Canada for free.  You read that right, buy all the printer ink you need for your printer, your roomate's printer, and even your dorms printer.  Use coupon code: SCHOOLFREE at check out.



    What do you get when getting printing supplies from Inkjetsuperstore?

    * 98% of Products stocked in OUR Cananda Warehouse. 
    * 1 year Money Back Guarantee. We stand behind our products because we know we have the best for you.
    * Quality driven, we make sure all products we provide are manufactured under ISO 9001 Quality Standards.
    * 100% Satisfaction Guarantee. If you are not satisfied we pay for return shipping cost.
    * Safety and Privacy are also guaranteed. We will NEVER sell or rent your information. Our Secure Server with SSL Encryption Security assures you a worry free purchase.

    2010-07-16

    How to Choose the Right Printer- Video

    We know how important it is to choose the right printer. The following video briefly helps you know what kind of printer is best for you. Obviously one the points to consider when choosing the best printer is to know what's the ink and toner cost. One of the tips shared in the video is to divide the price of the cartridge by its page yield to get the price per page.


    At Inkjetsuperstore Canada you can get OEM (Original Manufacturer) cartridges at great prices but also you have the option to get compatible or remanufactured cartridges that will make the result of the previous tip much, much lower. Visit us before purchasing your printer to get the most accurate and less expensive options on printer ink.

    2010-07-14

    Cleaning Your Copier - What to Do



    Keeping your copier clean will avoid numerous visits by the copier repairman. You can learn to service your own machine and save a bunch of time and money.  You can get supplies from around the office, or you can get a copier repair kit that will have all you need within it.



    • First of all, it’s a good idea to have a vacuum cleaner available to use to vacuum up loose toner. Whether your copier is in a small home office, or in a larger company location, certainly a vacuum will be around to use.


    • Other supplies include a paintbrush (16 inches), some isopropanol, compressed air in a can, glass cleaner, lubricants and clean cotton cloths. When you get the isopropanol, ensure it is 99%. Most of those sold are less, so getting the isopropanol in a repair kit will solve this problem.


    • Vacuum around the copier to get up any toner spillage. Then vacuum the inside. Use the paintbrush to brush any excess toner inside the machine towards the vacuum nozzle as you vacuum.


    • Hard-to-reach areas can be cleaned out with the compressed air. But don’t attempt this until after vacuuming because otherwise toner will blow around.


    • Lubricating oil will be used to clean the lens shafts, scanner, slide rails and the pads. You’ll find you get less jams after you use the oil.


    • Use the glass cleaner and cotton cloths to clean the scanning glass. You want the softest cloths possible so as not to get even a minor scratch on the glass.



    Additionally, a great way to save money is to purchase compatible and remanufactured toner for your copier. Inkjetsuperstore.ca offers high quality copier toner in OEM, compatible and remanufactured versions, and you can save money with all brands.

    2010-07-12

    Summer Splash - Printer Cleaning Tips

    Summer can mean two things for printers either too much printing from vacationers or no printing at all!  But your printer needs some TLC during the summer and deserves a refreshing cleaning to keep it working top notch.  

    Inkjetsuperstore Canada will be featuring several Summer Splash deals for all Canadian customers.  Today you will get the July discount code to save 5% on every ink and toner cartridge available at our online store. 

    The following are some cleaning tips for your Inkjet and Laser printer:

    • Make sure the print heads are aligned. When the nozzles are all pointing in the right direction, the ink gets to the right place. When you get grid-like patterns on your printouts, or white lines repeating through the text, your print heads are out of alignment. Most print heads can be fixed in their alignment by following instructions in the owner’s manual for your printer. You can also go to the website of your printer’s manufacturer for help.
    • Clean the ink nozzle on your printer. Again, with the ink nozzle clogged or obstructed, ink won’t get to the paper correctly. Most printers have a Maintenance or Services tab in the printer software toolbox, and should have a “clean print cartridges” option.
       
    •  Wondering how to clean your print head? We gather a step by step guide just for you.