Monthly Archives: March 2016

Know the Difference between Original and Compatible Cartridges

When it comes to shopping for printers most inkjet shoppers work with the default, yet horribly simplistic knowledge that original cartridges are more expensive than compatible cartridges.

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In the same vein, they also believe that compatible cartridges will spoil their printers. Obviously, there is a bit of truth in some of these statements. Even then the difference between compatible and original cartridges are far more complex and varied than is common knowledge. Continue reading

Tips on How to Save your Ink and Toner Consumption

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Saving ink and toner is both a cost-cutting and an eco-friendly decision. There are a number of ways in which a frequent toner ink user can lower or significantly reduce their toner or ink usage, besides ensuring economical and prudent use of ink:

Using DRAFT Mode on Your Inkjet Printer. When you select the ‘normal’ mode the printer makes multiple passage and coating of ink on bolder characters. Meanwhile, in draft mode it makes a single pass and moves on to the next line. This creates a less bold print which will still be acceptable for a printout version. You can always reset between the draft mode and the normal/best mode if you need the boldest touch. Continue reading

How to Make Your Document Printer-Friendly

There are a number of ways of making your document printer-friendly. A good converter should be able to convert website and blog content into printer-friendly formats or PDFs. It should also remove texts, ads and irrelevant pop-ups. It should also have a feature for emailing the converted content to others and it should be synchronizable with your blog so that your clients and web visitors can use it easily.

The printer-friendly website, is one of the few sites that provide this service straight on their landing page. Another more deliberate option is to use CSS. The best thing about CSS is that it omits even the HTML from the printed pages as it allows you to change the presentation without changing the HTML link. Using the CSS is a 6-step process. Continue reading