Category Archives: Printers

Do you get crashes when printing in Leopard (OS X 10.5)?

Image via Wikipedia If so, here’s one possible cause and solution from the excellent macosxhints.com website, posted by Tom Neale: Several models of HP LaserJet printer are known to crash or hang when certain documents are printed from 10.5/Leopard machines. … Continue reading

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5 things to keep in mind when buying a new printer

Image via Wikipedia There is no fixed season for new printer purchasing. Printer manufacturers don’t have any particular time of year set aside to introduce their new models. Some manufacturers introduce a new printer once a year, others bring out … Continue reading

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Solving hardware issues with software (drivers)

Image by bpende via Flickr One practice we frequently employed on help desks was to insist that the caller first go and download and install the latest driver for their hardware before we attempted to troubleshoot their issue. This wasn’t … Continue reading

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Printer Shopping Tips from MacWorld

Image by Getty Images via Daylife Every month it seems printer manufacturers are pushing new models with additional features (and smaller ink supplies) onto the shelves of local office supply and big-box retail stores. Every week we get calls from … Continue reading

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When you click on “Print”…

Image by jared moran via Flickr When you click on a button to print, there is a sequence of events that take place: The software application you are using sends the data to be printed to the printer driver. The … Continue reading

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Old printer, new computer

If you’ve recently purchased a new computer you may have noticed that many manufacturers no longer install serial port or parallel port connectors. The hardware that requires these connectors is now several years old and has, in most cases, been … Continue reading

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When you buy a new printer, make sure it’s going to last

Jack Dunning, publisher of ComputorEdge Magazine, has posted an opinion piece intended for those of you who may be in the market for a new printer. He offers some valid points to consider. I encourage you to read the full … Continue reading

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World’s first web-connected printer

Looking to make the wild and not-entirely-wondrous world of printers exciting for the first time in decades, HP has just unveiled the “world’s first web-connected printer.” If you’re wondering how it plans on accomplishing such an impossible mission, let us … Continue reading

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Portable inkjet printers reviewed

Image by RafeB via Flickr One of our customers inquired today about portable inkjet printers, and while there isn’t a source of reviews comparable to the ones for laser printers that I could find, I did run across the following … Continue reading

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Recycle your unwanted electronics

Image via Wikipedia Recycle San Diego is accepting electronics for recycling over the next two weekends. FREE eWASTE DROP OFF EVENT – SAN DIEGO Saturday, May 2, 2009 10am-1pm Recycle San Diego Parking Lot 8222 Ronson Road, San Diego, CA … Continue reading

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