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Tips & Tricks

Tips & Tricks

Tips And Tricks

Brother & Epson Ink Cartridges

If your printer is showing an error message or producing poor quality print or blank pages:
  • Perform a head clean / nozzle clean to get the ink flowing correctly through the cartridge.
  • Try removing the cartridge, wipe the electrics clean with your finger (no liquid) and re install the cartridge.
  • With non-original cartridges, the ink level indicator will usually show as LOW or EMPTY. This is normal. Once you have informed the printer that you are happy to proceed the printer will then allow you to print. Please be safe in the knowledge that your replacement Brother &/or Epson ink cartridge is full and will last at least as long as an original cartridge.
  • Keeping the printer turned on, unplug the printer from the mains and leave it for 20 minutes minimum. This will reset the machine. Then plug the printer back in and perform the above stages if required.
  • Please ensure that you have read any paperwork that accompanied your goods.
Canon Ink Cartridges
 
If your printer is showing an error message or producing poor quality print or blank pages:
  • Perform a head clean / nozzle clean to get the ink flowing correctly through the cartridge.
  • Try removing the cartridge, wipe the electrics (if there are any) clean with your finger (no liquid) and re install the cartridge.
  • Keeping the printer turned on, unplug the printer from the mains and leave it for 20 minutes minimum. This will reset the machine. Then plug the printer back in and perform the above stages if required.
  • With non-original cartridges, the ink level indicator will usually show as LOW or EMPTY. This is normal. Once you have informed the printer that you are happy to proceed the printer will then allow you to print. Please be safe in the knowledge that your replacement Canon ink cartridge is full and will last at least as long as an original cartridge.
  • Try to print something and, if required, hold down the cancel button (sometimes a red upside down triangle symbol) for up to 5/10 seconds and then the printer will allow you to print.
  • Please ensure that you have read any paperwork that accompanied your goods.
Hewlett Packard Ink Cartridges
 
If your printer is showing an error message or producing poor quality print or blank pages:
  • Perform a head clean / nozzle clean to get the ink flowing correctly through the cartridge.
  • Try removing the cartridge, wipe the electrics clean with your finger (no liquid) and re install the cartridge.
  • Keeping the printer turned on, unplug the printer from the mains and leave it for 20 minutes minimum. This will reset the machine. Then plug the printer back in and perform the above stages if required.
  • With non-original cartridges, the ink level indicator will usually show as LOW or EMPTY. This is normal. Once you have informed the printer that you are happy to proceed the printer will then allow you to print. Please be safe in the knowledge that your replacement HP ink cartridge is full and will last at least as long as an original cartridge.
  • Please ensure that you have read any paperwork that accompanied your goods.
Lexmark & Dell & Other Ink Cartridges
 
If your printer is showing an error message or producing poor quality print or blank pages:
  • Perform a head clean / nozzle clean to get the ink flowing correctly through the cartridge.
  • Try removing the cartridge, wipe the electrics (if there are any) clean with your finger (no liquid) and re install the cartridge.
  • Keeping the printer turned on, unplug the printer from the mains and leave it for 20 minutes minimum. This will reset the machine. Then plug the printer back in and perform the above stages if required.
  • With non-original cartridges, the ink level indicator will usually show as LOW or EMPTY. This is normal. Once you have informed the printer that you are happy to proceed the printer will then allow you to print. Please be safe in the knowledge that your replacement ink cartridge is full and will last at least as long as an original cartridge.
  • The top of your cartridge may look different to your old cartridge. This will make no difference and the cartridge will fit into your printer as normal.
  • Please ensure that you have read any paperwork that accompanied your goods.
All Toner Cartridges & Drums
 
If your printer is showing an error message or producing poor quality print or blank pages:
  • Make sure all packaging and strips have been removed from the cartridge and that it is being inserted into your machine the correct way around.
  • Perform a cleaning cycle to get the toner flowing correctly through the cartridge.
  • Try removing the cartridge, wipe the electrics clean with your finger (no liquid) and re install the cartridge.
  • Keeping the printer turned on, unplug the printer from the mains and leave it for 20 minutes minimum. This will reset the machine. Then plug the printer back in and perform the above stages if required.
  • With non-original cartridges, the toner level indicator will usually show as LOW or EMPTY. This is normal. Once you have informed the printer that you are happy to proceed the printer will then allow you to print. Please be safe in the knowledge that your replacement toner cartridge/drum is full and will last at least as long as an original cartridge.
  • The cartridge may look slightly different to your old cartridge. This will make no difference and the cartridge will fit into your printer as normal.
  • Please ensure that you have read any paperwork that accompanied your goods.