Archive for the ‘Tips and Tricks’ Category

Can Printer Jams be Caused by the Toner Cartridge?

Sunday, October 16th, 2011
Are you getting paper jams in your printer occasionally. Here's a common list of problems that may lead to printer jams. [amazon template=iframe image&asin=B004WL0L9S] 1. "Sticky" Paper - There are several manufacturers that make paper, but not all paper is the same. If a printer can not separate a paper fast enough and a few sheets sneak in the printer, several problems can occur. The printer may think the the paper going through is longer than it really is (since the papRead More....

How to Turn Off the Annoying Beeping From an HP LaserJet Printer

Friday, August 5th, 2011
  I've been reading some discussion forums about LaserJet printers (and other kinds of laser printers) making a beeping sound and what users can do to turn off the beeping. The funny thing is that most stand alone printers do not have a speaker Read More....

AirPrint Printers Buyers Guide

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2011
What is AirPrint? AirPrint technology was recently released as part of Apple's iOS 4.2. It provides the ability to print to an AirPort compatible printer using a standard iOS iPad, iPod Touch, or iPhone. The setup is easy and straightforward, but printing straight to a printer does require a printer that supports the technology (the AirPrint protocol). What is the best AirPrint printer? It's nearly impossible to select the best AirPrint printer because diffRead More....

Hacking HP Laserjet Printer Consumable Life

Monday, July 19th, 2010
If you are like me, then I am sure you know how expensive buying toner is for printers. It seems that the price of toner keeps going up, yet, cartridges are sadly lasting shorter amounts of time. I have compiled a few ways that you can save money by extending the life of your HP, Samsung, Brother, Lexmark, Dell or any other branded toner cartridge. Some are more fearless than others, but hopefully, you can use these tips to save a little cash.

1 - "Econo-mode"

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How to Find the Right HP Auto Duplex Network Laser Printer

Sunday, March 1st, 2009
Laser printers are a great way to save costs with an inexpensive cost per page. So how do you know which laser printer is right for you? First, if you need auto duplexing features (print on both sides of the page) make sure that there is a "d" on the end of the model number. For example, the HP LaserJet P2015d includes this functionality. Does this mean that duplexing is not possible?  No, you can always print duplexing manually, but having the printer automatically print on both sides of thRead More....

ImageClass D300 Print Drivers for Mac

Tuesday, January 20th, 2009

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The ImageClass series from Canon are great all-in-one printers that are great office workhorses. The small footprint, energy star rating, and economic toner cartridges make this an ideal printer. The D300 series printers have external connectivity in the form of a USB port for priRead More....

Laser vs LaserJet, What’s the Difference?

Thursday, January 15th, 2009

Does a laser printer use a actual laser? Do LaserJet printers use laser technology? What’s the difference between a Laser printer and a LaserJet printer? To put it simpRead More....

Troubleshoot HP LaserJet 1100 Persistent Paper Jam

Sunday, January 4th, 2009
Is your HP LaserJet 1100 printer eating too much paper lately? This series of printers carries a great footprint, inexpensive cartridges, but has an issues with gravity and special ports.
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How to Clean and Remove Ink Off Hands

Sunday, July 27th, 2008

As an ink remanufacturer and filler, many people at home attempt to re-fill their ink cartridges and find that the ink used in printers is very hard to clean off. Unlike typical pen ink, printer ink is designed to be very permanent and it can be very hard to clean off. This is because most home printers use aqueous inks based on a mixture of water, glycol and some dyes or pigments. These dyes and pigments are what stay on your hands after an accidental spillRead More....

How to Really Clean an Inkjet Printer in 5 Simple Steps

Sunday, July 27th, 2008

There you sit, late at night, typing away with a paper due in the morning. You've written a wonderful article, backed it up, and now it's time to print the beast. After clicking the familiar printer icon, you silently wait for the paper to get pulled into the printer and produce a work of art that Charles Dickens would appreciate. After your printer finishes the that last line you take a look at your masterpiece only to see that there is streaking, blotches, and other impurities. Time after Read More....