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April 27th, 2008 by Printer Whisperer Posted in Printer, Tips

Recently, I tried to install an old Zebra Eltron 2543 and 3844 parallel thermal label printer on an office computer. I found that no matter what I tried, I always ended up with the generic error message of, “Unable to install printer. Operation could not be completed.” When trying to install other printers, I found […]

April 10th, 2008 by Printer Whisperer Posted in Printer, Reviews

HP fuels the war on the cheapest laser printers by introducing the LaserJet 1020 series printer. It’s a direct descendant of the HP 1012 and 1018 printers with a smaller form factor and faster printing speeds.The HP 10XX LaserJet series printers have proven to be a great way to introduce laser printing benefits to home […]

March 3rd, 2008 by Printer Whisperer Posted in Printer, Tips

Hewlett Packard has a great reputation for producing the best printers money can buy. Lately, Brother, Dell, Xerox, and Lexmark have given them a run for their money with low cost printers and ideal solutions. As a printer technician for many years, I’ve compiled a list of the most common flaws with printers developed by […]

September 29th, 2007 by Printer Whisperer Posted in Printer, Tips

I’ve received many complaints from a few customers about toner they recently purchased on an online auction site. The auction showed a picture of genuine HP toner sealed in the box. The contents of the auction description showed no indication that this wasn’t OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) cartridges for sale. A few days later when […]

September 4th, 2007 by Printer Whisperer Posted in Printer, Tips

I’ve just posted a tutorial on PrinterHacks.com on how to easily connect your JetDirect network based printer up to a home network. Of course, there are many different configurations and setups out there, but I did my best to tackle all the bases and at least cover the concepts. In the future, I plan to […]