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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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Samsung ML-2525 on sale at Fry’s

There are often really good bargains to be found at the week-end sales at Fry’s Electronics. I don’t usually recommend shopping at Fry’s as it can be a frustrating experience to find what you need. But for those brave enough … 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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Kodak’s claims challenged by printer manufacturers

Several times a week a customer will ask us our opinion of Kodak printers and cartridges. Honestly, we haven’t had an opinion to offer. We don’t refill Kodak cartridges due to their already low price and none of our customers … 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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Inkless Printing and the future of CWSD

A customer the other day asked if we would go out of business if the major printer manufacturers developed a printer that didn’t use ink or toner. I told him that no, we would be in no danger of going … Continue reading

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Print a lot? Go XL

Many printer manufacturers these days are offering their customers an option when it comes to cartridge volume; newer printers often accept both low yield and high yield cartridges. High yield, sometimes labeled as XL, cartridges contain twice to three times … Continue reading

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Ink costs more than blood

Ink is the most expensive component in a printer cartridge. Even our replacement ink, manufactured by Cartridge World specifically for its franchise locations, costs us over $100 a gallon. Now the price of ink is increasing again, and while we … Continue reading

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HP opens online store for web-connected printer

In June we posted a story about the latest HP printer technology, a printer that connects directly to the internet. The HP Photosmart Premium with TouchSmart Web, available soon in stores near you comes equipped with a 4.33″ touch-screen and … Continue reading

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