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How to Upgrade Your Printer Software and Firmware

What is Firmware?

Printer firmware is the OS, a core software that controls the primary hardware functions of the printer. Other printer software stacks up over firmware. As such, the firmware is stored in the primary logic programmable memory of the printer. In layman terms, the firmware is the go-between the printer driver and the hardware itself.

Why Upgrade?

Printer software and firmware need regular upgrades or changes as it ages. Manufacturers release new versions systematically to counter newly-found issues. These releases range from bug fixes to printer enhancements and everything in between. If your printer supports it, you can upgrade your software or firmware to not only add new features or enhance printer performance or fix existing firmware or hardware bugs. Continue reading

Top 3 Best Cheap Printers Of 2016

Do you belong to the club of bargainers; always wanting value for your money? Are you an offer freak? I bet you are continuously looking into deals where you can get quality with a cheap price tag. I don’t blame you.

I don’t know but for me, there is a thrill I get in having the touch and feel of a hardcopy; especially when it comes to magazines and pictures. Being the old fashion type, I don’t really embrace having copies of my legal documents and memories on a flash drive or kept away “safely” on Google Drive.  What happens if you lose all your data by a simple mistake of clicking the wrong button! Well, that’s why it’s always important to make hard copies. What better way than the use of print! 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

Getting to know your Printer by Understanding How it Works

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A Printer is an electromechanical device that accepts text and graphical data from a computer and generates the information into a physical form. By knowing what type of printer you have, you will also be able to understand how it works. It is broadly categorized into two (2) the Impact and Non-impact.

Impact Printers are printers in which a key makes contact with an inked ribbon to mark the paper.The following are examples of Impact printers.

Daisy wheel – This type of printer works very similar to typewriters. The heart of these printers is a circular mechanism known as daisy wheel since it looks like a daisy and numeric characters, symbols and texts are molded on each petal on the circumference of the circle. With the help of a servo motor, the daisy wheel rotates rapidly and pauses to allow the printing hammer to strike a “petal” containing a character against the ribbon producing a print on the paper. Daisy Wheel Printers speed is slow typically 25-55 characters per second. Continue reading

How Fix Common Bluetooth Printer Problems for Dummies

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Becoming increasingly popular in this digital age, Bluetooth pairings between phones, computers, tablets or printers is the easiest way to collaborate as a professional whether it be in a work setting or a professional one. However, this sort of ground-breaking technology can be both a blessing and a curse. A common issue with Bluetooth pairings is the connection between a printer and its sending device. Thankfully there is a simple list that will solve most Bluetooth printer problems, even for the most primitive of technology users. Continue reading

Bluetooth or Wi-Fi Printer: Which is the Best Choice for You?

Often, our desk area gets bogged down with a tangle of cords for our computers, printers, and other business needs at the office.  At home there may be multiple family members sharing a printer, all having to plug in their devices when they need to print.  Thankfully, today there are numerous choices when it comes to wireless printing. Say goodbye to the pile of cords and find one that fits your needs choosing from Bluetooth or Wi-Fi.

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2015 Top 3 Best Wireless Printers

Choosing a printer can be a stressful process. There are almost as many options for printers as there are options for paint colors and each one varies from the next. There are wired printers, wireless ones, printers with fax, laser jet printers, inkjet printers, and multi-function machines. The list could go on and on for ages.

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In order to categorize the different features of printers and their importance to making a choice in printers, it is necessary to be informed of the different options that are available. These different options include pages per minute, color quality, type of ink and whether or not the printer is wireless or requires an in wall hookup. Pages per minute will vary by printer manufacturer and color quality will vary according to what type of ink used in the printer. Laser printing is more ideal for those wishing to print large volumes at a time but in black and white. Colors are better suited to be printed with an inkjet printer as hue and brilliance can be more greatly achieved with the use of inkjet system.

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Top 10 Printable Decoration Ideas for Your Halloween Party

Is there such a thing as “enough” when it comes to Halloween decorations? This is that one time of the year when you can go crazy with all sorts of sinister and nerve-wrecking Halloween-themed decoration and do your best to scare the bejesus out of your guests! Best of all – you don’t have to spend the whole fortune on your Halloween Party. All that’s necessary is being creative, and this list should be more than helpful when it comes to finding the best ideas.

1.      Creepy Masks   1

What better to bring some mysterious fright into your party than masks! If you’re going with a themed one like Scooby-Doo perhaps, which is an absolute classic and kids-friendly as well, you should supply everyone with masks of their favorite characters or creepy monsters from cartoons. All you need is a piece of cardboard, some strings and scissors to cut the eyeholes out. If it’s an adult-only party, you should definitely go with something… well – more bloody, but I’m sure you’ll have a lot of fun either way.

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How to Clean Your Printer Like a Professional

Typically, cleaning your printer will save you from endless paper jams and smudged printouts. In addition, cleaning your printer will prolong its lifespan, thereby saving you money. Before you start the cleaning process, however, it is important to check the manufacturer’s documentation. You might end up doing more harm than good when you use the wrong cleaning supplies. Check the warnings and the recommended cleaning products before you start cleaning.

Firstly, it is important to note that ink and toner residues in your printer do not affect the printer performance. Therefore, you should clean the essential parts that require cleaning in order to limit the risks. You can clean the print cartridge, paper rollers, printer heads and the printer exterior. In case you want to wipe the interior part, you should use distilled water and a microfiber cloth. Before you start cleaning, unplug the printer from power.

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Picture Perfect Printing

In the digital era, most people tend to store their pictures in online photo albums rather than have physical copies printed. This method might be convenient, but you have to admit that some of the magic of photographs is lost when everything stays exclusively online, locked behind a screen. What about the iconic coffee table photo album? Or a scrapbook for a cherished friend? How might you share photographs with friends and family who simply don’t go online?

There will come a time when you’ll want to print a photo, and you’ll soon discover that regular printer paper just doesn’t have the same effect. You’ll also notice that the colors in your photo are faded and dull. What gives??

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Fear not! You’re simply lacking a few basic tools to produce the stunning, high-quality prints that you were once used to collecting from professional developers.

Do You Need a Special Photo Printer?

If you have a high volume of photos to print and/or your project requires the absolute best in quality, it’s probably a good idea to consider investing in a specialized professional-grade photo printer.

These printers are known as dye-sublimation printers and, as you might have guessed, do only one thing: print photos. This means you’ll need a separate “regular” printer for your documents. But the unique heat-transfer method of a dye-sublimation printer means that your photos will come out sharp and clear.

High quality prints mean high resolution, so for photographs that are the best-of-the-best, look for a printer that will offer you 4,800 x 1,200 dpi or higher. Be prepared to spend extra money for extra quality, of course.

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