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How to Replace Printer Ink Cartridges

replace-printer-ink-cartridgesYou’re printer is out of juice and is spitting out docs with half finished sentences. What do you do? Replace your ink cartridges of course. But, when you’ve got a new printer and you haven’t a clue as to how to replace the ink cartridges, well then things get tricky. Granted, the process for replacing ink cartridges will vary depending on your printer’s model and manufacture but here are some general guidelines to help get you started. 

Identify the Make and Model of your Printer

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Print Free Mother’s Day Cards

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Although we think everyday should be an occasion to celebrate the wonderful women who have helped raised us, Mother’s Day 2016 is just around the corner. If you’ve forgotten, Sunday May 8th is the date this year to honor our mums and say thank you for all that they've done throughout our lives.

Why not print off a card at home and personalize the message or add your own artistic flair and color or embellish it as you wish?

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5 Great Wireless Printers - 2016 Edition

CanonPixmaMG5720Plugging your PC into your printer is so old school. We joke. But it should be noted that wireless printers are increasingly on the rise because of the flexibility they give you to print wherever you want, print from your mobile devices and don’t require you to have cables lying about. Though wireless printing has existed for over a decade, only recently have these Wi-Fi enabled machines emerged as a go-to for homes and small offices.

Many print manufactures and third party developers have also created apps that offer mobile printing support, allowing you to print from iOS, Android and other devices as well as supporting print jobs from cloud-based services.

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Printer Error Codes Explained

printer-error-codesWhen your printer experiences some kind of disruption, it will often indicate that something is awry by displaying an error code on the LCD panel. Fancier printer models with larger displays may give a clear indication of what is going wrong, for example telling you outright that the “Paper Tray is Empty”. However older printer models with smaller display screens may only spit back a numeric error code for example “Error 20”.  Well, what does that mean?

While your printer’s manual is the best resource for figuring out what the error code number signifies, the following list provides some of the most common printer error codes and solutions to said problems.

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The Value of Managed Print Services

managed-print-services-calgaryPrinting is an indispensible part of the office environment. As green as we’ve become we still rely on hard copy documents time and again, and expect our office copiers and printers to work efficiently.  

With organizations operating multiple printing devices including copiers, multifunction printers, scanners, fax machines and digital presses, maintaining all of these machines and their costs can be overwhelming.

Do you even know how much you spend on printing? Do you know how many copiers, printers and fax machines are in the office?

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Printer Buying Tip: Consider Ink &Toner Costs

printer-buying-tip-cost-of-ink-tonerThe money you pay for a printer upfront is just the beginning. Despite the steal of a deal you may think you’re getting, you’ll want to consider the cost of maintaining the printer, i.e. the replacement costs of ink cartridges and/or toner supplies. Many printer manufacturers will offer cheap printer models that actually make their profit from the high running costs you’ll pay in ink and toner.

By doing a little research, you’ll be able to determine if the cost of replacement cartridges end up outweighing the initial cost of the printer.

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