Printer and Cartridge Buying Guide

Are you confused with all the terminologies used on printers and don’t even know what half of them actually means. Then you have come to the right place as we will go through some of the common questions we get asked when our customers calls us seeking for advice to help them to choose the best kind of printer or cartridges for them. Here are some basic printer specification that you should understand before deciding to purchase a printer.

Printer Buying Guide

Processing Speed – If you need a speedy printer then you have to decide how many pages per minute you want your printer to print. The higher the pages per minute (ppm) specified on a printer, the faster your printer is, as you will receive your printed documents quicker. Print speeds can vary depending on what type of printing you do e.g. duplex printing or printing high resolution graphics will slow your printer down.

Resolution - Dots per inch (dpi) – You hear resolution a lot, but what does it actually mean? Resolution is basically the number of dots the printer can fit onto a square inch of a paper. The higher the resolution the better it is for professional photographers as they will get more detailed image printed from their printer.

Internal Memory (RAM) – If you work at a busy environment where your workforce prints in high volume, then choose a printer with a high gigabyte of RAM. The more RAM you have in your printer the less likely you will receive errors when printing large files or files in high volume. The RAM stores and processes your print jobs when you send documents to print from your computer, and when printing is complete, the memory is cleared to allow for more print jobs to be added to the printer. The more RAM you have the more print jobs you can send to your printer at once.

Monthly Duty Cycle – This is a number that indicates the number of pages your printer can print in a monthly basis without any faults. So never go over that monthly cycle. The amount you print per month should fall way below the monthly duty cycle specified by your printer. The higher the number of the monthly duty cycle the better it is, as this determines the quality and durability of your printer.

Networking – Look for network or wireless capabilities on your printer as you might want to share your printer across the network, using Ethernet cables or wirelessly. Most businesses will use a business printer that features Ethernet connections so that every team member can print from their workstations.

Automatic Duplex Printing – also commonly known as two-sided printing is a good feature to have as your printer will automatically print in both sides of the sheets if you choose the two-sided printing option before printing.

Cartridge Buying Guide

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Refills – This is the process where you send us your empty ink cartridges so that we can refill it with our high quality ink cartridges. A specific procedure is followed when refilling your ink cartridges so that it meets our standards and quality requirements so that and you get the best quality out from your printer. We will test the ink cartridges components to make sure that it will work fine and then after leaving the ink cartridge overnight, we will perform a final test to check that the print quality conforms to our high standards.

Compatibles – Compatible cartridge is the second cheapest option to replace your printer cartridges; first being refills (only available for ink cartridges). Compatible cartridges can come in budget compatibles or premium compatibles for toner cartridges. Whilst for ink cartridges they only come in premium compatibles. There are two types of compatible cartridges, one being a brand new copy of the original cartridge and the other being an original cartridge that has been remanufactured (in other words it’s been re-filled with ink).

Originals (OEM) – The original cartridges also referred to as OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) is a brand new cartridge that has been manufactured and produced by the same printer company that made your printer.

Capacity – The higher the capacity, the more ink or toner can be filled inside the cartridges. Ink/toner cartridges can come in standard capacity, high capacity, extra high capacity, super high capacity, and even ultra high capacity. Some retailers use the word yield instead of capacity e.g. High Yield which means the same thing.

Page Yields – This is how many pages you can expect to print from your ink/toner cartridges until it runs out. The higher the number the better, for example a high capacity toner cartridge will give you a higher page yield than a standard capacity toner cartridge. Please note page yield is only an approximate number of pages that can be printed with 5% coverage on to your pages. This is the standard measurement created by the ISO (International Organization for Standardization) to inform customers of how many pages their product can print. For example a toner cartridge might give you 50,000 page yields at 5% coverage.

Colours – The type of colour that has been filled inside the ink cartridge. This could be Black, Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Grey, Matte Black, Blue, Red etc. It is also common to see ink cartridges filled with a Tri-Colour which consists of Cyan, Magenta and Yellow in one single ink cartridge.

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Toni B

What to Do When Printer Is Not Recognising the Compatible Cartridges

First of all, you should not panic when your printer is not accepting or recognising the compatible cartridges that you have brought from us because we guarantee that the compatible cartridges will work with your printer or give you your money back.

If your printer is not recognising the compatible cartridges that you have brought from us, there are some simple instructions to follow to get them working.

INSTRUCTIONS 1:

When you install your compatible ink or toner cartridges, you might see the following messages, which you should just ignore by pressing OK or RESUME to continue:

  • No cartridges are installed
  • Your ink or toner is low and empty
  • Other warning displayed e.g. this is not an original cartridge or using these cartridges will void the warranty

 

Just ignore all these messages as they have only been put there by the manufacturer to stop you from using the compatible toner or ink cartridges.

Please note: With Canon printers, you might be required to press and hold down an upside down triangle or stop button for a few seconds.

Be Aware: The above instructions does not apply to Epson printers. When any Epson cartridges become depleted and you get a message on your PC informing you that the cartridges are empty, DO NOT click OK to change the cartridges. If you ever do, say goodbye to compatible cartridges as your Epson printer will ONLY accept original cartridges and compatible cartridges will never again work with your Epson printer.

With Epson printers, when a message prompts you that the cartridges are empty, ignore the message, and click CANCEL. If there are no cancel button on the message just press cancel on the Epson printer and press the flashing button for a few seconds. This will make the printer slide the cartridges across for you to put the compatible cartridges in.

After following the above instructions, your printer should recognise your compatible cartridges. However if the new compatible cartridges still does not work do the following.

INSTRUCTIONS 2:

Follow our simple steps to take when your Printer Is Not Recognising the Compatible Cartridges:

1. Remove the new compatible cartridges from your printer
2. Turn off the printer and unplug from the mains power
3. Leave it for approx 15 minutes so that your printer reconfigures itself
4. Plug your printer back in and insert the new cartridges back into your printer
5. Follow INSTRUCTIONS 1 again and hopefully the above steps should make your cartridges work again.

What to do if the above steps do not work?

There isn’t any reason why our premium quality compatible cartridges should not work with your printer, unless the cartridge is not properly connecting with the printer, and there can only be two reasons for that:

1. You have not correctly installed it or
2. In the rare occasions the microchip on the cartridge might be not working properly as it has become damaged or faulty.

If the cartridges are not working after following these guidelines, you are covered with our 100% money back guarantee. So let us know and we can arrange to send a replacement out to you so that you continue to use compatible cartridges and pay much less than buying the original cartridges.

If the above worked for you let us know by commenting below or on our twitter, facebook or google+ pages.

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Toni B

When must you print?

Printing is very important in everyone’s daily life, as printing made it possible to spread and share knowledge among many instead of keeping it restricted to the few. If you think that you can get away from not printing at all, then you are wrong. There are quite a lot of important documents and files that needs printing and you can’t do without. So when are the essential times when you have no choice but to print? Here are a few times when you have to print:

CVs and Covering Letters

Printing CVs and covering letters is essential as almost all employers requires you to provide them when applying for a job or bring it with you when you have an interview. Without a printed CV and/or covering letter you lessen the chance of securing yourself the job. When it comes to printing these types of documents, it is always best practice to use a high quality premium paper and premium or original (OEM) ink or toner cartridges to print your CVs off so that you present yourself in a professional manner.

School Projects and Coursework

Most schools, colleges, and universities expect you to provide a printed copy of your projects as well as a digital copy. It is entirely up to you to decide on the type of ink cartridges you want to use when printing out your coursework. At inkntoneruk we can advise you to refill your ink cartridges or use the compatible ink cartridges to print your school projects as you won’t get marked down or anything if you are not using the original ink cartridges to print out your work. Why pay for more on original cartridges when the highest quality does not matter to anyone when printing your school projects. You can also print your notes and researches using our compatible cartridges when preparing for your coursework.

Letters and Documents

There are at some point when people ask you to send letters to them by post, as they don’t accept email copies e.g. companies might ask you to provide evidence or something or might ask you to make a copy of your passport to send it to them. Then you have no choice but to print or copy them off. For print jobs like this, do try our compatible cartridges that comes in a budget or premium quality to save you a huge amount of money, rather than using the original manufactured cartridges.

Important Data

If your mailbox is looking really full and you are not confident of saving all your data on your hard drive in case something happens to them and you lose the data, then it’s time to print off your important documents and file it away. That way you can recover all the spaces on your hard drive. Make a hard copy of your important data by printing them off using our budget compatible toner cartridges so it’s ready to be filed away.

Sharing Knowledge

As you know that the most important reason why people print is to share and learn knowledge. Maybe a document is easier to read on a printed paper than on your tablet or smart phone. Print of your documents so that you can take it with you and you don’t have to worry about if your battery might run out on your tablet and you can’t share the file with anyone else. Be prepared and print off what you need to print. Also another reason why you might want to print is when you don’t have a computer with you, so that you can have the file always with you.

Business Cards

It is essential to print your business cards or contact details so that you can share it with others. Business card is a great marketing weapon to get you noticed and to advertise yourself. Your contacts expect you to have a business card, so printing business cards with the right type of paper with the correct paper weight gsm is crucial. For business cards we would recommend to use the original (OEM) ink or toner cartridges so that you get the best quality out from your printer.

Well that’s it folks, here is the list of important things that you must print and I’m sure there are plenty more that can be added to the list. If you know of anymore, comment below or on our twitter, facebook or google+ pages.

Yours sincerely;

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Toni B

Printable World Cup 2014 Wall Chart

Did you watch the opening match yesterday – Brazil vs Croatia? It was a great opening in Brazil and what brilliant start from both the teams. Although I would comment on the penalty? No…. Red card for Neymar? Maybe. This summer has just got much better because of the World Cup and every nation is in the football spirit. If you haven’t got a guide to the World Cup yet, it’s not too late to keep a record of the scores by printing out the inkntoneruk’s 2014 FIFA World Cup Wall Chart.

We have created a Free World Cup Wall Chart which you can download and print it out to stick it on your wall. You can also just save the image on to your tablet and Smart-Phone and follow your country’s wins and losses in the World Cup. Simply click on the picture to download the printable 2014 FIFA World Cup wall chart and start using your printer to print out the complete guide. Enjoy the games and keep scores up to date with our 2014 FIFA World Cup wall chart.

Click to enlarge, then right click..Save As to download the wall chart to print

If you need cartridges to print the wall chart out and are running low in ink, visit inkntoneruk now and here you would find a range of cartridges from HP, Lexmark, Epson, Canon, Brother, Dell, Kodak, Samsung and many others to choose from.

We are a major supplier of original cartridges, compatible ink/toner cartridges and refill ink cartridges. Whatever type of cartridges you choose to print these wall chart out, you can expect to receive cartridges of the highest quality and is 100% guaranteed to work with your printer or you get your money back.

We can’t wait till the England match tomorrow (Sat 14 Jun, 23:00) vs Italy. The pubs will be packed with many supporters even though we know they probably won’t win but nevertheless our support is out there…(or maybe we are just going to the pub for the buzz and excitement). We can help you to extend this support by putting a couple of England flags on your car as we are giving them away for free today. You can order anything today from inkntoneruk.co.uk to receive a couple of Free England Car Flags to support our boys in Brazil who are playing their first game this Saturday. Hurry get your flags for free while you still can. Just buy a cheap ink or toner cartridge for your printer from inkntoneuk.co.uk to get your TWO FREE ENGLAND FLAGS.

Enjoy printing the 2014 FIFA World Cup Wall Chart by inkntoneruk and good luck to the team you are supporting.

All the best;

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Toni B

Our Guidelines for World Environment Day 2014

As we celebrated World Environment Day yesterday, how many of you took some actions and started to become more eco-friendly?

What is World Environment Day? Run by the UNEP, this day is celebrated every year on the 5th of June to make people aware to take positive actions to protect the world and nature.

Printing is essential to everyday life and requires you to use paper, ink or toner to print pages after pages. On an average one employee will print 31 pages in their office. There are some simple measures that you can take to make printing more eco-friendly and efficient, if you follow the guidelines below. If you follow our guidelines then you will be pleased to know that you are making a positive contribution to the nature and the environment, helping to save Planet Earth for future generations.

Choose Higher Yields Cartridges

If you choose high capacity cartridges for your ink or toner supplies, the benefit is that you get more pages to print than standard yield and plus it works out to be cheaper as well.

For example The Brother TN3330 Standard Capacity Black Toner Cartridge gives you 3,000 Pages for average market price of £62, while the Brother TN3380 High Capacity Black Toner Cartridge gives you almost triple that; giving you 8,000 Pages for approx price of £96. If you buy the Brother TN3390 Super High Capacity Black Toner Cartridge, then it gives you a massive 12,000 Pages for a fantastic price of approx £108. You can see which one is a better offer.

I hear you saying how does this save the environment? Well simple, if you buy a cartridge that lasts much longer then you would reduce the amount of cartridges that you dispose of in a year, so that means less cartridges are being emptied out into harmful landfill sites.

So next time buying ink or toner cartridges for your printer, check to see if high capacity, extra high capacity (also referred to as super high capacity) is offered for your printer.

Choose Multi-Pack Deals

At inkntoneruk we offer multi-packs, twin packs and even triple packs for both inks and toners.

For example the Samsung SCX-4216D3 Black Toner Cartridge is both offered as a twin pack as well as a triple pack. An example of a multi-pack that we offer is the Brother TN-230 Toner Cartridge Multi-Pack which comes with a Black, Cyan, Magenta and Yellow toner included in the pack.

Buying multi-packs means that it is delivered to you in one package, rather than sending you supplies out in different postages and packages with more paperwork attached to it. You reduce the need for unnecessary paperwork and packaging.

Choose Compatibles and Re-fills Options

This is probably the best way to help minimise your need to replace your toner or ink cartridges. Refill is only offered to most ink cartridges. If you refill your ink cartridges, not only you save by far a huge amount of money, but you minimise the need to throw away your empty cartridges.

For example at inkntoneruk we offer Budget Refills for the Canon MG3150 Ink Cartridges e.g. Canon PG-540XL High Capacity Black Ink Cartridge that only costs approx £10 whereas the Canon originals is dearer, costing you £17. You will never have to throw away your ink cartridges just keep recycling them.

Recycling is the most crucial action you can take to protect nature. Next time don’t throw away your empty ink cartridges but give us a call on 0208 216 5571 or visit inkntoneruk.co.uk and see if we offer refills for your ink cartridges (if not we can most of the time offer budget compatibles or re-filled inks for your printer).

We also offer Budget and Premium compatible toner cartridges that are much cheaper than buying the original manufactured toners.

For example we sell the HP Laserjet Pro 400 MFP (M425 Series) Toner Cartridges that are ridiculously cheap. The budget compatibles will only cost you £21, the premium compatibles will cost you £58 – still cheap. BUT if you go for the HP originals it will cost you £128 (although it’s expensive for the originals, we can proudly say that we are still cheaper than any other retailers that sell cartridge consumables).

Buying compatibles or re-manufactured toner cartridges for your printer is a much better environmental choice because you are using recycled products that can be re-used over a long period of time and also you save between 20 to 50% of the cost.

Recycle your Cartridges

Don’t throw away your empty cartridges, send them to us and we can start recycling your inkjet cartridges. You will be doing your bit for the environment and making a difference.

When you buy from us you will receive a freepost envelope for you to send your empty cartridges. However please note that only certain inkjet cartridges can be recycled and reused as inkjet cartridges again. For more details on recycling your empties or if you want to send your empty inkjet cartridges now or you have any questions, you can email us at contact@inkntoneruk.co.uk.

It’s your choice to make the difference. Even though the above suggestions seem small, every small change makes a difference and will have a huge impact to the environment if everyone followed in the same steps. Have a peace of mind and educate others so that World Environment Day isn’t just for one day, make people aware to preserve the environment every day. You live in this world, so take care of it.

Yours sincerely;

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Toni B

Without CMYK, Even Your Dream Will Be Monochrome!

CMYK
Can you imagine dreaming in black and white? It is believed by some experts that if you are over 55 and were brought up watching black and white (monochrome) TV then you may have dreamed in black and white and still are.

You can imagine how life would be like without colour, simply dull! Luckily we are aware of what colour is. But are you aware of the CMYK colour model which consists of four colours – Cyan, Magenta, Yellow and Key (Black). This colour model is used in colour printing process to give you the desired colours you require. Each of the colour mixes together on a white paper to portray the desired colour on the printed paper.

Colour is very important in our every day life, whether we use it for printing or filling up or re-manufactured ink cartridges, we need the colours to visually see everything in a different perspective.

All printers, whether it’s a HP, OKI, Dell or Brother Printer uses the CMYK colour model for their ink cartridges. However depending on what type of printing machine you use, some top end printers like the Canon Pro 9500 Pixma Printer supports the use of inks that are specially formulated for printing photographs. And these inks are labelled as Photo Black, Matte Black, Photo Cyan etc. Even though it is better to have a separate ink cartridges for each of the colours e.g. a separate cartridge for black and separate for magenta and so on, it is common to buy a single cartridge that contains the 3 colour mixtures CMY and these ink cartridges are referred to as Tri-colour (3 Colours – CMY).

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Why is colour important for everyday life?

Colour is what makes any texts really stand out and differentiate from others. What makes a good website is the theme of the colour being used and how it makes the website engaging as well as trustworthy. Colour in logos brings out brand awareness and establishes your logo so that people become familiar with them. Only seeing a monochrome logo or website can be daunting and not very interesting.

But it’s not just about the visuals. Colours can also affect your other senses and play with your emotions. In school days you probably have learnt that Red is described as anger or alarming colour, Blue is portrayed as cold etc. Even in road traffic signs you will see the type of colours used to warn pedestrians and drivers e.g. red means stop and green means go.

There are so many psychological meaning behind colours and well known brands have picked up on this and started incorporating this finding into their brand logos. This useful image below tells us the meaning behind colour and the brands that are using these colours.

Here is a nice chart for CMYK colours and what they can mean;

Cyan- emotionally Cyan colour can refer to relaxation, calmness, and loneliness.

Magenta- psychologically Magenta colour can show emotions of love, romance, fighting, blood, and royalty.

Yellow- this Yellow colour portrays lively, energetic, happiness, excitement, flowers, and summer.

Black- the Black colour is synonyms to wealth, power, sadness, depression, fear, death, and mourning.

cmyk chart

So next time when your printing your artwork from your Canon or Epson printer you might want to rethink before you print about the type of colours you have used and change it since you will have a better understanding of what they mean.

Remember: Need Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Black Ink or Toner for your Printer – Think InkNTonerUK

Yours sincerely;

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Toni B

Ink Facts That You Didn’t Know About!

When we talk about Ink everyone assumes of the kind of ink that we use on a daily basis like, printer inks (the refilling of ink in a toner or ink cartridge) or ink in a fountain pen. Ink is probably one of those things that we use on a daily basis but the importance of ink is very high as it was the only medium that was used to communicate ideas throughout history before the digital technology. Ink has evolved drastically from the ancient inks that were produced from burnt bones and plant dyes to the present day where inks are obtained from natural plants, minerals or manufactured from chemicals to produce a dye or pigment that gives the inks its colour. Today, scientists are even bringing out 3D Printer ‘ink’ that will change everything completely as 3D printing is the next big invention.

Here are some ink facts that you most probably didn’t know about or are unaware of:

1. Be a Secret Agent by Making Invisible Inks from Lemon Juice

You probably have done experiment of this in your science lab classes by using a lemon juice to create invisible ink. If you haven’t, try this at home and you can create your own invisible ink that only costs you a lemon.

Step 1: Take a lemon juice and squeeze into a bowl
Step 2: Add a little bit of water in to the bowl
Step 3: Use a cotton bud to dip into the mixture and write on a plain piece of paper
Step 4: Wait for the juice to completely dry (so it becomes invisible) and then hold it up to a light bulb and you can read your secret message

In 1995, a man tried to rob a bank by covering his face with lemon juice thinking that it will work the same way as the lemon juice experiment on paper and make him invisible from the security cameras. FAIL!!

2. The So Called Green Incredible Hulk was actually Grey

The famous Incredible Hulk from the comic book was actually portrayed as a tombstone grey rather the green. Stan Lee, the creator of the Incredible Hulk and many other superheroes wanted the Incredible Hulk to be grey so that it is not associated with any race. Because grey is not very consistent in printing and was hard to maintain in printing, the hulk had a different shades of grey when printing; sometimes light grey or dark grey. It was later on that the Hulk was changed to green as the green ink colour could be more carefully controlled in printing therefore was consistent throughout the comic books.

3. Real Ashes in a Comic Book

As you know inks were originated from burnt bones and ashes. But now this method of making ink has been discontinued. If you ever owed a comic book called Squadron Supreme by Marvel Comics you could be one of the lucky (or unlucky) ones that may have held ashes of Mark Grunewald who is known for popular titles such as The Avengers, Captain America, and Thor. Before Mark passed away, one of his wishes was that once cremated he wishes his ashes were mixed into the inks of a comic book and this wish was fulfilled.

4. Termites. Love it or Hate it

termites ink trail

Termites are probably one of the worst insects I can think off. If you have an infestation of termites you are probably under a lot of stress as they eat away wood at people homes costing billions of money in property damage around the whole world each year. Now it’s time for payback and time to bring out the termites from hiding. Termites leaves a trail just like Hansel and Gretel with breadcrumbs to their food source. Termites excrete a trail of pheromones so that they can find their food later. This useful information has been used by many pest controllers to find termites by using ink from any ballpoint pen to mimic the effect of pheromones as ink contains these kind of substance that will make the termites believe it’s their trail.

If you want to have fun with termites you can gather a handful of termites and put then a piece of paper. Use a ballpoint to draw a design and watch how the termites follow the trail believing that they are following their own trail to their food source. Be control of them and don’t let them eat away your woods.

Now you know there are some interesting facts about inks and how useful inks can be. If you prefer just some normal printer inks and not invisible lemon ink, the incredible hulk ink, ink made from ashes or termite trailing ink, then visit inkntoneruk. Here at inkntoneruk you find the number one source to find inks in ink cartridges or toner cartridges for your printer. You can choose from refilling by sending us your empty cartridges so we can refill them for you, or if not we can offer you compatibles that come in budget or premium prices. If you prefer original OEMs of ink and toner cartridges we do them as well. We promise we don’t use inks made from ashes, like how Mark Grunewald did!

Useful things you didn’t know you can Print

Did you know that there is more to Printing, than just printing Photos on paper? With a printer you can print so many useful and wacky things. The obvious things that many people might print are birthday cards, greeting cards, photo albums and other ordinary everyday documents. These are all the usual everyday printing that you might print using your ink or toner cartridges from your printer. Here I have compiled the ultimate guide of printing useful or even wacky stuff that you never thought of printing. And we are not talking about using an expensive printer or a 3D printer to print these, all you need is a standard home printer such as the Epson XP-312 Printer and you can print these out.

We would advice that you try and use the compatible ink cartridges to print these out, as you don’t really want to be using the original manufacturers to print them out as you don’t require HD quality photos. The compatible (whether you use budget or premium) will work absolutely fine and are 100% guaranteed to work with your printer. Visit inkntoneruk who are the expert for finding the perfect compatible cartridges for your printer.

GET BUSY WITH YOUR PRINTER!!!!
Click on the links to visit the websites and they will provide you with a guide of printing these amazing things.

Free Maze generator- Print out some maze activities for your kids to play and enjoy when they are bored by using this useful fully customizable maze generator website.

Printable Gift Boxes- For crafty folks that enjoy making things, you can use your printer to print out these beautiful gift boxes that comes in many styles and shapes.

Printable Paper CD Cases- Now you don’t have to go out and buy CD Jewel cases, when you can use your printer to print paper CD cases which only requires folding and you are ready to go. Print as many as you want for your CDs.

Print and Make your own Free Antenna– On a budget? You can make your own printable wi-fi antenna. If you can get it working you are a genius!

A printable decimetre box- Having difficulties with understanding millimetres and centimetres and don’t know how big they. Here you can print out and cut and fold to make your own 10 centimetre box that will help you with that.

Print your own Toys- If you are big fan of building models or you want a some fun kid activity ideas, you can print out these fantastic paper toys of buildings, cars and other interesting things.

Get your thinking cap on and let us know if you know of any other crazy or useful things that you can print by commenting on our twitter, facebook or google+ pages. We hope you enjoyed printing these useful things because we at inkntoneruk think they are great. Need Ink or Toner to print these amazing items, visit www.inkntoneruk.co.uk now, the number one online retailer for consumable cartridges.

Yours sincerely;

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Toni B

Print Origami Designs

Origami is the Japanese art of folding a piece paper into shapes and objects to create a beautiful design. If you are a fan of origami and would like to create a beautiful artwork, have a look at the video below to make an origami sea turtle. It is a pretty easy origami to make so it’s perfect for new beginners.

All you simply need to do is choose a turtle design and print it using your printer. There are different variants of designs and fun colours to print. There is a small dotted grey outline to cut out from the printed paper to make it into a square design. Follow the instructions in the video to fold the sea turtle. You can print as many as you like and have a collection of those turtles sitting around in your home.

Some useful tips when printing the turtle designs;

You can use any paper and any printer of your choice to print this. We would advise you to not to use special photo paper with a thicker gsm as it may be harder to fold and also you don’t want to use them papers up when you can be using them for other high quality photos like family pictures.

Use an inkjet or laser printer to print the designs. It’s entirely up to you to choose what printer to use to print the designs. If you want to print the designs in really high quality, then use an inkjet printer, for normal decent quality a laser printer will do the job well.

Whether you have a printer that takes ink cartridges or a printer that takes toner cartridges, choose the right type of consumable supplies for your printer to print the designs. If high quality printing is a high priority then use the original manufacturer cartridges to print the designs. If you prefer to save cost then choose the premium compatible ink/toner cartridges for your printer which gives you almost the same quality as the original branded cartridges. For those that high quality does not matter, and wants to save on ink, choose the budget compatible ink or toner cartridges. All the different type of cartridges will give you the end results but quality will slightly vary. Visit our website inkntoneruk.co.uk for more information on compatible cartridges for your printer and you will see how much you will be saving.

If you want more origami to make and to print new designs visit happypuppytruffles
Many thanks to heather lynne shida for the designs.

We hope you enjoy having fun making these turtles and let us know how you get on by commenting on our twitter, facebook or google+ pages.

CHOOSE A DESIGN TO PRINT:





Yours sincerely;

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Toni B

Would you like a Pocket Printer? A Kickstarter Project

Pocket Printer

Would you like to own a pocket printer that fits comfortably in your pockets and you can carry it around with you anywhere in the world just like you carry your Smart Phone with you? Well you only have to wait until next year for the new release of the Pocket Printer into the printing industry market.

Zuta Labs (an Israeli start-up company) plans to release this new pocket printer early part of next year. This unique and innovative printer can fit snugly into anyone’s pocket and works with all different sizes of paper. This is because the robot (i.e. the printer) will move around a page while printing ink as it goes on to the paper. The team behind this pocket printer reports that the printer would be 11.5cm wide, 10cm high and weigh only 300grams. This printer would be ideal for anyone who is looking to print urgently, maybe on one or two pages on the go. For example it is perfect for printing a small contract, memos, notes, and electronic tickets for flights or train. You can already see the huge benefits this printer can provide.

Having raised over £260,000 of funding for this project, the company behind this pocket printer has given the thumbs up to proceed with it.

How does it work?

Click Here to Watch the Video

Pocket Printer Mechanism

So you know that the device moves around a page and prints on to it as it goes. Simple. But how does it work. This compact pocket printer is fitted with an ink cartridge to a small robot inside the outer shell that crawls over a paper to portray the written texts, unlike a traditional printer that feeds paper through the printer.

At the base of the pocket printer there are a number of wheels that turns and drives in different directions so that the texts can be printed on to the paper in different lines. Even though the current prototype requires a wired connection in order to work, the team behind this innovative product states that the final product will be controlled by a computer or Smart Phone via the use of Bluetooth technology.

The printer is likely to cost around £140 when it goes on sale to the public in 2015.

Downsides

Pocket Printer Inside

Even though it is only a prototype the portable printer has a very slow speed, and is no way as fast as an inkjet printer or even a laser printer. It is reported that the current prototype by Zuta Labs can only print approximately one page per minute. Now compare this to for example the Samsung SCX-6322DN Colour Multifunction Printer that can print up to 22 pages per minute.

Other downsides of this current prototype are; it can only print in greyscale and has lower resolution than traditional inkjet printers. Therefore the quality of the output won’t be clear and sharp like the normal standard printers. The current prototype uses an old HP Black Ink Cartridge; therefore it can be justified why the quality is poor as the pocket printer is not yet suitable to be used with the new, smart, and smaller cartridges.

Although these are just initial prototypes we at inkntoneruk believe that the engineers at Zuta Labs will be able to produce pocket printers that give out higher resolutions and prints quickly too.

Improvements

Pocket Printer Zuta

If this pocket printer becomes a success, the team at Zuta Labs plans to launch a colour version of this printer that can print pictures and even print on different surfaces such as clothing, walls and tiles. However those would require a special type of ink to produce outputs on to those surfaces.

We at inkntoneruk are very excited over the whole idea of how this pocket printer works because when you can control a robot like this one with a smart phone to do a task for you, imagine the possibilities that it opens.

We can assume that the pocket printer will be supported by major printer brands such as Epson, Canon, HP, and Samsung, therefore they might initially only take OEM’s cartridges to start off with. It won’t be long before when we start supplying premium ink cartridges and budget ink cartridges for the new pocket printers. We might also be able to refill the ink cartridge that goes inside the pocket printers.

Look out for the pocket printers when they launch in 2015 and don’t forget to check out inkntoneruk to see if we offer the original, budget, and premium compatible ink cartridges for your pocket printer.

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Toni B