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How to Recycle Ink and Toner Cartridges during Festivities

During festivities the last thing you think about is recycling in any and all its forms. Learn some recycling tips, ideas not only for cartridges but for other stuff in all important festivities such as St. Patrick’s this week. Take advantage of the green wave by saving 10% off on all remanufactured and compatible ink and toner cartridges at InkjetSuperStore Canada.

Why recycling is so important during festivities? Usually a festivity brings along a celebration and every party brings along a lot of extra “garbage” that most could be recycled if we take precautions beforehand in the party preparation stages. As you know we focus on the printing and printer accessories part of life.

Recycling is a lifestyle and it should be done before, during and after any festivity the following are some steps to be green and save.
  • 1. Turn your computer off when not in use.
  • 2. Turn your printer off when not in use.
  • 3. Buy bulk products to reduce waste produced by excess packaging.
  • 4. Plan you printing – Invitations, shopping list, maps etc.
  • 5. Recycle paper and make phone message pads.
  • 6. Print with remanufactured or compatible cartridges.
  • 7. Recycle invitations, cards and post cards and used them for scrap booking or other craft ideas.
  • 8. Make a party list and print coupons to save before the party
  • 9. Recycle any plastic you might have used such as cups, plates, decorations etc.
  • 10. Make eco-friendly party decorations and gifts

Recycling and reusing must be on everyone’s agenda by now and it is very important for printer manufacturers to provide consumers with innovative and practical ways to be able to recycle their cartridges. Most original ink and toner brands such as HP, Brother and Lexmark have recycling options for their original cartridges.

Obviously it is wise to note that recycling for them is not all for the love of the environment. They have a great deal to gain from recycling their own cartridges in many ways. But regardless of that the not so altruistic motive does help to keep a green stand on printing accessories so be it. 


Print for Less with Discounts on Laser Printer Accessories

A closer look inside your laser printer! Learn what makes it tick and print and take advantage of our iconic archive of articles and links for different top selling laser printer accessories. Our goal at InkjetSuperStore is not only to provide you with printing materials but to give you the valuable information for their best use and care.

What is a toner cartridge?

A toner cartridge is the device needed by laser printers to hold the special type of ink used. Copy machines have a similar type of cartridge and both hold a special dry, powdery substance called toner. The toner is electrically charged to adhere to a drum unit, plate or paper (depending on the printer model) that has been also electrically charged with the opposite polarity. These type of cartridges hold large quantity of powder allowing to print thousands of pages with one cartridge.

How does a toner cartridge work?

A toner cartridge is used in the laser printer process. The toner is the ink used by copy machines and laser printers. The toner cartridge has a rigid plastic housing that has graphite and the ink powder, a metal fuser roller and a synthetic felt wand; it is replaceable, recyclable, and reusable. You can find OEM toner cartridges as well as remanufactured or compatible cartridges for every laser printer. 

Read More on drum units, and maintenance kits at Inkjetsuperstore Newsletter Articles. 


March Madness 10% Discount on Aftermarket Printer Ink Plus Printer Cleaning Tips

When March comes along we should begin to get ready for spring and so should your printer. Just as much as we need to get ready for a new season and weather you can increase the life span of your printer by performing regular maintenance and cleaning routines. Make sure you spring clean your printer and Save 10% on remanufactured and compatible ink and toner cartridges for all Canadian users to start March with the best step forward.

With a printer it is a given that you have to clean and maintain it to keep it running smooth. They get dirty and when they do the stop performing in optimal conditions. You should clean it regularly to make your machine last.

The following are some basic cleaning steps:

  • First, turn off your printer and unplug it. You don’t want any shocks during this process.
  • When you open the document cover you see the platen glass. If this is smudged, you will get print and scan jobs that aren’t up to snuff. Just use a clean white cloth that is lint-free and moisten it with a little bit of water. You don’t want to use paper towels or tissues because they leave behind particles on the glass and printer parts.
  • Wipe the glass clean using a circular motion, and then turn to the document cover. Wipe this clean too, with the same type of moistened clean white cloth. Two other parts you’ll need to clean are the transparent sheet inside and the inside of the document feeder.
  • Now open the back of the printer. Using a can of compressed air spray out all the particles and dust in there. Make sure you look for any jammed paper and take out any large pieces of debris.

Remember, you can keep your printer working for a longer period of time by practicing this on a regular basis. You can also save money, because you won’t have to take it in for repair as often, if ever.