PrinterWorks West Blog

The Benefits of Inventory Management

printer-supplies-inventory-mgmt-calgaryInstead of making ad hoc trips to Staples, Walmart or some other big box store when your office has run out of paper or printer ink, why not just get someone to take care of it for you? That’s the benefit of outsourcing your printer supply inventory management.

Not only is your office fully stocked regularly so that your workflow doesn’t get stunted by a lack of what you need, but it can also produce significant cost savings for your office.

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A New Take On Invisible Ink: Living Ink


In an effort to create and develop a sustainable algae ink to replace regular printer ink, two brilliant scientists came across something super cool. After studying and researching algae for the past 10 years, they discovered that it can be used as a kind of “living ink” that uses sunlight and CO2 to reveal itself.

It’s kind of like that science project you did when you were a kid where you mixed lemon juice with water, let your message dry and then revealed it under light...but this is WAY better.

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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


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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