Removing Printer Ink Stains

Picture this moment, you’re in your office working on some projects and you got a business meeting to go to later so you want to appear presentable. You are rushing around and getting your documents printed quickly. The toner cartridges become low as you have run out, so you try to change your printer cartridges quickly, however by not removing thwe cartridge correctly you have spilled a little ink on your hands. What are you going to, who you going to call? You don’t want to look like a mess! First of all, don’t panic as you will NOT get ink poisoning. Ink poisoning on your skin is absolutely false, as ink poisoning can only occur if you orally ingest large quantity of ink. Again no need to panic when inkntoneruk are always here to give you free advice and tips on how to remove printer ink stains so it would look like you never had marks in the first place.

We offer refill services on a whole range of ink cartridges where you send us an empty inkjet cartridge that can be refilled, and we fill it up with our top quality inkntoneruk ink. Our specialist warehouse team who manages the refill service, re-fill and test refilled inkjet cartridges everyday to make sure high quality standards are met to a high specification. They are the expert in handling ink cartridges, and once in a blue moon, they may come across with ink stains on their skin. Our warehouse team knows every single method to get of ink stains out from their skin; they are the expert after all. When you refill ink cartridges yourself using our refill kits, as you are not experienced enough you may be left with some stains from spillage if you are not careful and not using protective gloves.

99% of the time your printer cartridges won’t spill because we use the highest and strongest quality cartridge container which holds the ink securely in place. We are known for providing superior premium range ink/toner cartridges that eliminates these problems that you may come across when using other retailers. In the rare occasions when you do get a little mark in your hands, it’s probably because the cartridge wasn’t removed and handled properly. But no need to worry as the ink stains can be removed.

Here we will share with you some easy methods to get ink marks out from your skin. This list has been compiled from getting expert advice from our warehouse team who handles ink on a daily basis.

Tea Tree Oil - This idea came from removing permanent marker pen marks from surfaces and it works perfectly with printer ink stains. You can pick one of these up for about £2-£3 and it is one of the quickest, safest and natural ways to remove printer ink stains from your skin. Just drop a few drops in the affected area and wipe with a kitchen towel. Repeat the method until the ink is completely gone from the area.

Nail Polish Remover – Only use this to remove ink or toner from your skin because if you use it in other surfaces, it may discolour the product. Nail varnish removers works great as well to remove ink marks, and the proof is there as you can see how quickly women use nail varnish remover to remove nail paintings. All you need to do is put a tiny amount of nail polish remover on a cotton ball and rub it where the stain is and you will see how quickly it vanishes away.

Alcohol – Most households have alcohol lying around somewhere in their cabinets. You can also use this in the same way as nail polish remover by adding a tiny amount on a cotton ball and rubbing it to remove ink stains. Just remember not to use the expensive branded alcohols as it will be a waste.

Face Wipes – You can also use face wipes that includes alcohol as its ingredient. Just simply wipe the affected area to remove the marks. This is also a quick and simple way to remove ink cartridge stains.

Baby Oil – baby oil or olive oil can be used to remove some of the ink but it’s not as affected as the others above, but can help when you have a small amount of ink in your hands.

Sugar – Sugar helps to absorb the ink, so you can use it in combination with tea tree oil, nail polish remover or alcohol to scrub the affected area and this helps to remove the dead skin cells that contain some of the ink.

Others remedies that you can try and has been successful in removing printer ink and toner stains:

  • Soap
  • Bleach
  • Hairspray
  • Milton Steriliser Fluid
  • Baby Wipes
  • Washing up Liquid
  • Toothpaste
  • Clorox Cleaning Wipes
  • Hand Sanitizers
  • Oven Cleaner
  • Mr Clean Magic Eraser
  • Salt and Lemon Juice

So here you have it, the most common remedies for getting printer ink stains out from your skin. You don’t have to panic no more and cover the marks up with makeup and foundations, just use any of the solutions above when you do somehow manage to get ink marks on your skin and you will successfully be able to get rid of it.

Dos and Don’ts of Your Office Printer

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Here you will find the complete list of things or we call it Rules that you should follow when you start your new job at the office. Don’t mess up your first day at your workplace and create a bad impression with your boss and your work colleagues by doing the following things with your office printer. The rules are simple and you should follow all of these guidelines so you don’t put yourself in a situation.


Don’t print personal stuff. You should avoid not to print documents of things that are not work related. You should only use your work printer to print work-related documents and not print personal things like concert tickets, bills etc. Your work is paying for the toner cartridges so you shouldn’t be eating away at their money. Using office equipments to print personal stuff not only costs your company money but it can also disrupt your actual work for other colleagues that need to print. It may be the case that some employers will be fine about you using the office printer to print one or two pages but you can’t assume that your employer will be fine with it.

Don’t scan your body parts. Sadly some people do this, they use the copier feature of the printer to scan and copy their butt as a practical joke. We don’t know why but some people like to copy their butts with the printer, it’s completely insane! You can get into a lot of trouble at your workplace for doing this so don’t ever try this. You can also damage the printer but we won’t go into much details, it’s disgusting.

Don’t kick your printer. Don’t’ take the frustration out on the printer if it doesn’t print. Yes, it may work on certain electrical equipments where you bang it and it works fine but don’t do it with an office printer as you can cause damage to something that is not yours, it’s work property. Instead look for solutions as to why it’s not printing such as paper jam, low toner, is it turned on?, driver issues and printer error messages etc.

Don’t play around with the printer if you don’t know what you are doing. If your office printer isn’t working, don’t start unplugging it and turning it off. The problem could be just with your computer and everyone else can print fine. This way you are not disrupting other colleague’s workflow. Check for solutions with your computer first or contact your technical department to assist you as to why you can’t print.

Don’t update your printer drivers. You should also not update any printer drivers on your computer, simply because your workplace maybe using compatible toner or ink cartridges and if you update your printer, new drivers and software can stop accepting compatible cartridges for your printer. This can double the cost of the printing supplies for your employer as they will be forced to just buy original cartridges (OEM) as the office printer can no longer accept re-manufactured toner cartridges or compatible inks. Your boss won’t be a happy bunny.


Keep spare toner or ink cartridges. Always keep a minimum of one spare ink cartridge or toner cartridge at your workplace. Printing is essential for any workplace and productivity can significantly drop if you run out of ink and can’t print no more. At inkntoneruk we emphasise this so much that we list twin packs and triple packs for every black ink or toner cartridges so that it makes ordering very simple and you save a huge amount for ordering multipacks. By ordering spare cartridges (twin and triple packs) you have peace of mind that you will never run out of ink as you have a spare one, so that when it’s time to replace your toner you simply just get it from your office shelf and replace them rather than waiting for a day or two for your new replacement cartridges to be delivered.

Find the cheapest supplier. To make a good impression to your employer suggest to your boss to try inkntoneruk for all their printing consumable supplies. We can guarantee that your boss will find the best price online and in-store for ink/toner cartridges, fuser units, drum units and other consumables for their printer. Once your employer has used us, you will see that your boss will continue to use us for many years as we provide many benefits for offices and businesses such as giving you the option pay by invoice/credit and earn loyalty scheme points which can be used to get more discounts from future purchases.

Use compatible cartridges. Want your workplace to save up to 70% on their cartridges? Inform your boss to get in touch with inkntoneruk by visiting us online where we can explain to them the full benefits of using compatible toner cartridges for their business and saving up to 70% of the cost rather than using original branded printing cartridges.

So here you have it, the things that you should and shouldn’t do at your workplace. Show your boss your professionalism and follow the above rules, as the above will be the right thing to do at your work office. Remember don’t be a printer abuser at your work place by ignoring our DON’Ts.

A look back at 2014 & sneak peak of 2015 at InknTonerUK

2014 was a busy year for all of us at inkntoneruk, from new product offering and launches to new features added to the site. Here we look back at the great things we have done at inkntoneruk to make your shopping experience better and there is a quick sneak peak at the end of what’s coming at inkntoneruk this year.

New Product Launches

3D printers have created quite a storm in the printing industry in 2014 and have become a big hit. It is a huge growing market with loads of potentials as there are more demands for them. If you are looking for the best prices on 3D cartridges then look no further than inkntoneruk. We are proud to say that we offer amazing low prices on 3D cartridges making them affordable to use. The reason why our prices are the cheapest is that we at inkntoneruk have an amazing relationship with our suppliers and therefore we can offer 3D printer cartridges to our customers at an incredible price. We have selected a few lines of popular 3D printers and are offering the cartridges that go into these printers at a great price. To check our full range of 3D cartridges that we have to offer please follow this link here:

3d cartridges

As well as selling printer ink and toner cartridges, we have added a vast range of products to our Stationary Department where you can find cheap affordable office equipments and accessories such 3D Printing Pens, Calculators, Blank CDs & DVDs, Cleaning Products, Computer Mouse & Keyboards, Headsets, Laptop Cases, PC Speakers, Refill Kits, SD Cards, Shredders, Adhesives & Tapes, Books, Pads & Albums, Desktop Accessories, USB Hubs, USB Memory Sticks, Webcams and many more.

Quantity Discounts

In addition to our value packs that we have to offer which gives you a discount when purchasing inks and toners that comes as a combo pack, twin pack, triple pack, multipack and colourpack we also let customers save more money and get a greater discount when ordering more of the same item and we call this Quantity Discount. This is where you buy more and pay less with us. Every product listed on our site will let you save money when you buy 3-4 of the same item and when you buy more than 5 items you save further. Our inks and toners are already cheap as it is, but there are occasions when consumers want to save even more money just because they are spending more and buying more. This is the reason why we provide ‘bulk buying discounts’ as an incentive for our customers. Our website will let you know how much you will pay for the item individually when you purchase 3-4 items or 5+ items as shown below.

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Exclusive Discount Codes

If you have signed up for our email newsletter or following us on our social media like facebook, twitter, google+ or you are a customer of us (who have opted in to receive emails) then you will receive our exclusive discount codes which you can use the coupon code to save big on your next order at inkntoneruk. Aside from getting discounts from your next order we also give out free items with your order. The current promotion that we have running at inkntoneruk is where we send out a FREE 16GB Verbatim Memory Stick worth £6.99 on any orders that you place at inkntoneruk worth £45 or more. It’s a cracking deal and all you need to do is enter the coupon code: MEM115 at the checkout and we will post the free gift with your order.

memory stick offer

Social Integration

Since last year our social media have been growing vastly. We like to keep people updated with the latest trend and news with anything to do with the printer industry as well as offering exclusive promotions and incentives when you purchase from us through social media. We like to promote our special offers via our social media so it’s worthwhile to follow us on our social media platforms. To make it easier for you to find us on your preferred social media, we have integrated our site so that you can easily follow us. Check the image below which shows how you can follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Google+. Remember to stay in touch with our exclusive promotions by making sure that you like our Facebook page and follow us on Twitter and Google+. We currently have over 14,800 followers on twitter who gets our special offers; 2,877 followers on facebook who gets our special offer and 357 followers on google+ who gets our special offers (with over 1 million views). If you are not one of our followers, you are missing out on our promotions, so do follow us to maximise your benefits when ordering online.

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We can carry on listing all the positive things that we have done at inkntoneruk in 2014 but it will be never-ending. So here’s just a quick sneak preview of what’s to come in 2015 at inkntoneruk. To get full details of all the changes in the coming next few months do follow us on our social media network where we will keep you updated.

What’s in store for Inkntoneruk in 2015:

  1. Big changes to the site design to make it easier to search and identify products
  2. Bigger Discounts on your printer ink and toner cartridges by offering value packs for every single product e.g. combo pack, twin pack, triple pack, multipack and colourpack (where applicable).
  3. A huge range of compatibles (budget and premium remanufactured) toner cartridges will be added to the site, so that hopefully with majority of the printers you have 3 options to choose from i.e. budget compatible, premium compatible and original branded products (OEM).
  4. More exclusive discounts and free gifts will be given when placing an order at and you will be notified of this via email or social media.
  5. New product offerings with a huge range of products to choose from.

And there’s many more, so keep in touch with us where we will announce any changes that we make that will benefit you, when you shop at

New Year Sale Now On At Inkntoneruk

New Year Sale Now On At Inkntoneruk

We at wish you a very happy new year! Hope everyone was counting down to midnight and enjoyed the countdown to the start of the New Year..!

It’s a nice new fresh start to the New Year and we would like to Welcome any new customers to visit us. If you have been experiencing unsatisfactory service from other online retailers of ink and toner supplies it’s time for a change and try inkntoneruk where you will be 100% satisfied. Our service from product to order to dispatch to delivery is excellent and once you use us you will stick with us, we can guarantee it. Our dedicated customer service will take care of all your needs whether you have problems ordering and using reward points or you have issues with your printer we can help you to resolve this very quickly, so that you can get back to printing your daily documents.

Purchase from inkntoneruk and you will surely love our amazing low prices as your printer inks will be highly affordable as we are one of the cheapest online retailers for printer ink and toner cartridges.

Here are some of the benefits that you will get for being a new customer at inkntoneruk. First of well we would like to welcome everyone and think that by giving these benefits you will appreciate our warm Welcome;

£3 off your next order. As a first time buyer we will give you 300 Reward Points for FREE. You don’t have to use your 300 points as they never expire, you can just collect more and build it up so you get a greater discount next time you order from us. But remember to get 300 points added to your account you need to use the discount code NEW300RP and spend a minimum of £10 to qualify (new customers only).


You will be automatically added to our Reward system. This is an incentive where you collect points (like nectar points) which you can use anytime you want to get money off your next order. The more orders you place, the more points you earn.

We will only send you good stuff when you subscribe to our newsletter. We will let you know of all the latest promotions and activities that we have running at inkntoneruk. For instance for the New Year sale period we sent out an email to our customers giving them a 10% discount on all orders of compatible ink and toner cartridges. Throughout last year we also offered our customers to get Triple Reward Points added to their account using our discount code when you order products from us, which means that you have a much greater discount of your next orders.

Our prices are the cheapest. For the New Year we have slashed our prices right down so that we can make your toner and ink replacements as cheap as possible for you. With up to 3000 prices dropped and many more to drop soon, it is our biggest New Year sale. Don’t forget ALL our deliveries are free so you won’t have to pay a penny more for getting the item out to you fast (unless you want it for next day which you can pay a small fee).

If you want to find out more of the benefits and level of service that we provide visit inkntoneruk now for the cheapest high quality ink and toner cartridges for your printer.

Merry Xmas Desktop Wallpaper from Inkntoneruk

It’s the time of the year again where you will see people dressed up as Santa in the streets and shops will be packed with people fighting over last minute Christmas Shopping. Don’t we just love it, the festive season..!

Everyone deserves to feel special at Christmas and we at inkntoneruk are doing our bit to make people’s lives better. As you may be aware from the emails we have sent you the last few days, we want to help people that are not in a good situation during the Christmas period. Rather than as we would normally do during the Christmas period where we send out gifts to our customers as a token of appreciation for purchasing ink and toner cartridges from us, we will be donating our money to Caring for Kids. The funds normally spent on Christmas Gifts for our customers will be going to this lovely charity called Caring for Kids that does many things to improve lives of thousands of less fortunate children in the UK. Christmas is a time for joy and to make a difference to disadvantaged children during this time of year is a big thing for us as we would like to see people especially children celebrate and be happy.

On behalf of the whole dedicated Inkntoneruk Team we would like to thank each and every one of you for all your business this year. Here’s to a great festive season and a very Merry Christmas.

One last thing…if you need some toner and ink cartridges to fill up your stockings, order them now from inkntoneruk for delivery before Christmas. We also have some great gift ideas like 3D Pens, PC accessories, and Memory Sticks which will be ideal for filling your stockings.

Enjoy your Christmas week and download inkntoneruk’s festive season desktop wallpaper.

inkntoneruk wallpaper xmas 2014

To Download Inkntoneruk’s Christmas wallpaper and set as desktop background on your computer, right click on the image and click ‘Save image as…’ to download it, and then from where you have saved it on your computer e.g. on your desktop folder, right click on the image and select ‘Set As Desktop Background’ to set it as your desktop background.

Printing during the Christmas period

There are so many things that you can print during the Christmas period to keep your printer busy and get in the Christmas spirit. So if you have given your home printer a rest while you are away from work for Christmas, turn it back on and order some compatible ink and toner cartridges from and get printing these fantastic Christmas ideas to celebrate this festive season.

Christmas Cards

The first thing that comes to mind when printing during Christmas is Christmas Cards. It’s an obvious one. Printing your own Christmas cards makes it more personal to whoever you give it to as they will appreciate the personalised message more and also the design as it will cater to them. Of course you can go to Clinton Cards and buy your cards but the printed design and message will not be unique as anyone can go and get the exact same card. Some people may also go to MoonPig and pay a premium for having personalised cards designed. It’s ok if you need one card from them, but what if you need around 10-30 so you can give it to your close friends and family which can set you back a few pounds. You can save a tremendous amount of money and time if you print out your own Christmas cards as you won’t have to pay any one to design and print it for you. You just have to use your own equipment which is your printer and your ink cartridges. To design your cards you can simply browse Google where they will offer loads of online photo editors and card designs and you can quickly make it there. There are so many sites out there that will offer images like Google images that you can use to get Christmas pictures and put them on your card. Printing your own Christmas cards is a fun and free way to send our festive cards to the people you love and you don’t even have to wait for your cards to be delivered to you or having to pick it up from a card retailer. So if you are in a tight budget during Christmas and want to save money then print out your greeting cards for free. Order some ink cartridges (for the cheapest and quickest option buy our remanufactured inks) now from inkntoneruk so you can print your cards out straight away.

Dear Santa Letters

Encourage your Children to write to Santa so Santa knows what to get for them. As Santa is very busy this time of year and with billions and billions of presents he needs to get for everyone he might miss yours if you haven’t written him a letter. To get your kids prepared we have these cute templates that you can print off and get your children to write their letter to Santa. We love encouraging children to write and develop their skills that’s why we at inkntoneruk are working closely and supporting the charity: Caring for Kids.

There are many other Christmas printable that you can find across the web to print for you and your children to enjoy. Some of the popular ones are;

Printable Christmas Colouring Pages
Printable Christmas Wish List
Printable Christmas Advent Calendars
Printable Christmas Gift Tags
Printable Christmas Paper Ornaments
Printable Christmas Games e.g. Jigsaw Puzzles and Memory Card Games.
Printable Christmas Props (cut out and use them on your face e.g. Santa’s hat and beard)

Keep the Christmas Spirit alive and encourage your friends and family and your children to enjoy this festive season by printing out the above free Christmas printable before Christmas Day!! Enjoy from

Concept Futuristic Printers

Isn’t technology amazing!! The things that we can do today that if we look back thousands of years ago, we cannot even imagine that these things will be possible. People will laugh at us or call us mental if we told them that there will be a mobile device that we can talk through it to someone who is 100 miles away and they can hear and communicate back to us (mobile phone). They would think that we are crazy as they can’t imagine such a device will exist. But for this generation we take things for granted and believe that these technologies ‘always existed’ as we cannot imagine without it. So when new technologies come out, people aren’t as such surprised today as how people might be if they found a mobile phone like in the early 90s. We have progressed so much, and there are more new innovations coming out in the near future. Here we have put together a list of concept printing technologies that we would like to see come out in the near future.

Pencil Printer

A printer can be improved several ways by changing its size and making it more compact, less noisy, and portable. Check out this environmentally friendly printer by Hoyoung Lee, Seunghwa Jeong and Jin-young Yoon called the Pencil Printer. This printer uses black pencil lead instead of toners to print out on to the paper. As pencil lead is used the benefit of it is that you can correct mistakes by rubbing them out, therefore the paper is recyclable.

Laptop Printer

Wouldn’t you love to have a mobile printer that you can take with you anywhere with your laptop. Simply connect this Trak printer (designed by Hung Chih Wang) to the USB slot of your laptop and attach it to the back of your laptop and print your documents out. The portable printer is detachable and acts as the perfect accessory for your laptop, as it is ideal for printing quick print jobs on the go.

Food Printer

The food printer is essentially a 3d printer that prints out food by mixing the stored ingredients together. For those that might not be a great cook, and wants to rustle up a quick meal with your favourite ingredients, let the food printer mix, heat and serve your food on the plate.

Stick POP printer

Everyone appreciates gadgets, and this is one gadget that will make people want one as they can easily put it in their pocket and carry it around. This very small printer can connect to USB port slots and is able to print out paper in small quantity. It looks like one of them small label laminators that you may have one in your office. The Stick POP Printer is very cool for fashionable people.

Instant Cartridge Printer

Remember those days of buying disposable cameras? This instant cartridge printer takes its inspirations from disposable cameras. Instead of buying a printer, why not buy the different type of cartridges and literally print from it. For example if you want to print 800 pages in black and white, then buy an instant mono cartridge printer, use up all the 800 pages capacity and then once depleted throw it away and buy another instant cartridge whenever you need to print.

Roller Paper Printer

Although it looks like a roll of toilet paper, it isn’t! With this roller paper printer you can continue printing as much information as you need, then use the cutter to cut the paper when you want to, therefore reducing paper wastage as you won’t be throwing away blank spaces (unprinted paper).

Black Friday Deals at inkntoneruk

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Black Friday is the biggest shopping day of the year where many retailers slash their prices and offers some amazing deals on their products. It comes the day after Thanksgiving Day and marks the start of the holiday shopping season for the Christmas period. This is why there is no surprise when people will stand in line hours before store is opened to grab the bargain of the year. But why wait in a queue at our shop, when you can just shop online for printer inks and get the best deals that you can find by visiting us,

When you shop at you ALWAYS will get the best deals as we have the lowest price for ink and toner cartridges, so you don’t have to shop elsewhere. Whether it’s Black Friday or Mothers Day or just a boring Monday you can always expect to get the best prices for printer inks as we lower our prices every day, beating other retailers that offer printing consumables.

On our home page, we display the number of products that we have reduced our prices for this Black Friday Sale. For this year’s Black Friday at, we have lowered over 1,400 products, giving you the best deals on ink and toner cartridges and making them much more affordable than any other online retailers. If you look at Toni B on our home page, you can see that ‘Today I’ve lowered the price of 1433 products, so that means 2200 cheaper prices this week!’

There are many sites that claim they are low but if you investigate the product offering of these sites you will realise that the quality of the item is poor and there are hidden charges which you will only realise in the checkout process page before you submit your order. For example some sites show the prices exclusive of VAT. So when you add the ink cartridges to the basket, you will notice the displayed price is actually incorrect (as it was showing without VAT), but in your shopping basket, you will see it added the VAT cost on top of the product price. This is how some retailers try to trick consumers into thinking that they are cheaper than inkntoneruk, because they don’t clearly show all the charges. You will only notice the charges once you have wasted time filling out your billing and shipping details and before you submit your order…you see these charges. How annoying is that..! Remember some sites might ‘appear’ cheaper by misinforming the customers, but in reality they aren’t as they can’t beat our fantastic prices for printing consumables.

Another hidden charge you will notice appear on the checkout process page is the Delivery Service Charge (which don’t show on the product page that displays the price). Add the delivery charge and VAT service charge with the cost of the product, you can see that if you stick with inkntoneruk our ink and toner cartridges guarantees the lowest price, so you get the best deals when you purchase from us.

If you have been trying to shop online today to grab your Black Friday bargains you might’ve experienced difficulty getting into those sites because there to many people shopping on their sites, so you have to wait in a queue. For instance we got this message on the tesco site (see image). With inkntoneruk we spend fortunes on servers and have our own dedicated servers to make online shopping experience pleasurable, and we can guarantee you that our inkntoneruk site won’t put you in a queue; you can shop with us anytime 24/7.


Another frustrating thing, people will experience when shopping online today is ‘sorry, currently unavailable’ or ‘no stock’. This is because retailers might have a limited quantity of stock that they have put on sale for Black Friday, and once that stock is gone, they won’t display it any more until tomorrow with the original RRP. With inkntoneruk, we are the opposite. If we put a product on sale for black Friday, we will put all of the available stock for that product in sale, so that everyone can get a bargain. And the good news is that we never run out of stock on our popular lines, as we have a system in place where we re-order items that reaches our minimum quantity level. Therefore we always have stock for your printer ink cartridges!

With rising petrol prices and the harsh cold winter, you are better off to shop online with and grab the online deals, in stock with free fast delivery service. If you miss the deals today at inkntoneruk, no problem! We highly recommend that you visit us every day as you will see Black Friday like deals throughout the year as our prices are VERY good…like we are literally giving the items away for free.

Every day is like Black Friday at so please bookmark and visit us when you need printer inks.

Moustache Styles to rock this Movember!

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Have your moustache for this Movember month grown to a point where you can style it? Thousands of men are participating in this great cause, so it’s time for inkntoneruk to give you some ideas on how to groom it and get the coolest style. It’s for a good cause after all.

What is Movember?

Movember is simply an event during the whole month of November where you grow just your moustache (no beard allowed) to raise awareness for men’s health. All you need to do is start off with a clean shave on the 1st of November, then grow and groom your moustache till the end of the month. You are called a ‘Mo Bro’ when you get involved. Remember to register on the Movember site to get involved, and check out their rules.

Here are some cool styles that you can get some inspiration from for your moustache. You can print these out using your printer ink and take it with you to the bathroom so you can groom your moustache.

For those that can’t grow a Moustache?

Yes we are talking about children and women who can’t. If you are passionate about raising awareness you can get your female friends and children to get involved by printing out these cool moustaches that are available to download and print for free. Be creative and stick them on to your face so you can tell the rest of the blokes to grow a moustache for Movember next time if they haven’t done it this year!

Whatever printer you have, whether it’s HP, Dell, Epson, Samsung or even those weird ones like Ricoh and Konica Minolta, just use any printer to print these trendy Movember. If you need affordable inks to get printing head over to inkntoneruk where you will find a selection of premium compatible ink cartridges, budget compatible toner cartridges, premium remanufactured toner cartridges and original ink/toner cartridges to choose from. The prices are so cheap you won’t think twice of using other retailers again. We even have a Black Friday Bonanza Sale that started today and will run till the end of the month!! Get your ink and toner cartridges even cheaper at the number one ink and toner store; and start printing the Movember Moustaches.

If you’ve got an incredible moustache that you have grown for this Movember month, we would love to hear from you! You can send videos and pictures of your Movember on our Twitter and Facebook page or tag us on your pictures / videos.

Print out Your Moustache Style !!

Why you shouldn’t use HP Instant Ink Delivery Service

Have you heard of HP’s Instant Ink Delivery Enrolment scheme? If you haven’t then we will explain why you should avoid signing up to their subscription service because it doesn’t save you any extra money which they claim it does.

What is Instant Ink by HP?

Instant Ink is basically a monthly subscription based service from HP where you pay a fee each month and HP will deliver new ink cartridges when your printer tells HP that you have run out of ink and needs replacing.

There are a lot of problems with this monthly plan price service, which are highlighted below.

Let’s look at a printer that offers HP Instant Ink service, the HP Officejet Pro 6830 e-All-in-One Printer which is the first of its kind to offer this subscription scheme in the UK.

You should always work out the cost of the ink cartridges that you purchase in comparison with HP’s new Instant Ink Subscription (which can get a bit confusing).

If you want to purchase a high capacity colour rainbow pack (that’s a complete set of high yield colour ink cartridges called the 935XL) for this HP 6830 printer it will cost you £35.31 giving you 825 pages to print in colour. So that works out to be 4.3p per page for colour printing. This is a very good money saving offer from letting you print in colour for as little as 4.3p per page. The high capacity 934XL black ink cartridges priced at a special price of £20.38 gives you 2p per page which is a reasonable offer from inkntoneruk for the HP Officejet Pro 6830 business printer.

Now let’s work out the cost of the ink cartridges if you use HP’s Instant Ink Subscription Scheme.

So what happens when you sign up for HP’s services? This Instant Ink service will take a direct debit payment each month from your bank account of a flat fee that covers a number of pages per month and these are as follows: £1.99 for printing 50 pages per month, £3.49 for 100 pages and £7.99 for printing 300 pages per month. Your HP Officejet Pro 6830 printer will monitor its own ink levels and automatically order replacement cartridges when the ink level system shows its low. The cartridges that will be sent to you won’t cost you as they come out from your monthly subscription fee.

HP claims that by using this service, you pay less for replacing your cartridges as you would normally do. Wrong! The catch here is the ‘Cost per Page’ regardless whether you print in colour or black and white. With the Instant Ink Subscription scheme, the cost therefore works out to be as follows. The £1.99 subscription therefore works out at 4p per page which is very poor as you can reduce the cost by half by buying it for 2p per page. The £3.49 subscription fee works out to be 3.5p per page, and lastly the £7.99 subscription turns out to 2.6p per page. The instant ink scheme works out to be reasonable for colour printing but it doesn’t work out with the mono printing as you will be paying a lot more to print in black and white documents.

To summarise: if you purchase the black 934XL (1000 Pages)

Inkntoneruk – Pay £20.38 and get 1000 pages
HP Instant Ink Subscription – Pay £34.90 (based on choosing monthly fee of £3.49 for 100 pages) and you printed 1000 pages.

Total Savings: £14.52 if you buy from

There are also some catches that you should be aware of that will make you change your mind before signing up for HP services.

With the Instant Ink scheme, if you go over your monthly limit e.g. if you chose 300 pages monthly subscription for £7.99 and you ended up printing much more in that month as your business required to do so then you could end up paying even higher fees, depending on the number of extra pages you have printed.

The number of pages you print is based on 5% coverage on a printed A4 paper. Here’s what 5% coverage looks like. Depending on your printing needs you can be printing 10%, 20%, 30% or 50% ink coverage which can eat away ‘the number of pages’ from your monthly subscription and you can quickly exceed your monthly limit. It’s like your call & text allowance with your mobile bill, any minutes you use outside your allowance will incur a charge just like this instant ink service, any excess number of pages you print will incur additional charges to your monthly subscription fee.

With HP instant ink scheme it doesn’t take into consideration of what colour you are printing, rather it’s done on the number of pages you print regardless of the colour. With the normal way of ordering your inks you can get more out of your printing by printing in the colours that have not run out and order colours when you need it. The general rule of replacing your cartridges is to change the cartridges when you can see a colour is becoming faint and fading away on the printed paper rather than relying on HP instant ink service.

To conclude, stick with purchasing your ink cartridges from retailers rather than signing up to the monthly instant ink scheme offered by HP. And if you stick with you will:

Receive your ink instantly by ordering it quickly with our easy re-order system and the cartridges will be delivered to you for free.

Take originals out of the equations and get your ink cartridges refilled which works out to be much cheaper than the original manufacturer’s cartridges and even more cost effective than instant ink service.

Buy compatible ink cartridges which is a lot cheaper than instant ink service and is very popular amongst consumers due to their good value for money and product.

Remember when you are purchasing a HP printer don’t fall into the trap of agreeing to use their subscription based services as you will be paying more for your ink cartridges. It makes more sense to shop around for the best deals especially at inkntoneruk as our prices can drop on a regular basis unlike HP Instant Ink Delivery Service where their fees stays the same each month and you end up paying much more for your ink by opting for this service.