A Spooktacular History of Halloween!


On Tuesday, Halloween, the one day a year where you can wear the scariest or silliest costumes outside and look (fairly) normal was celebrated again. Many people celebrate this tradition, but very few know about the origins of the celebration. Why is Halloween celebrated? How did the traditions we know today evolve over time? And why is it even called Halloween? Keep reading to find out!

What are the origins of Halloween?

Halloween’s origins date back to an ancient festival celebrated by the Celts (the largest single group of these people were from Ireland, Scotland, Wales and Cornwall) over 2,000 years ago called “Samhain”, according the The World Book Encyclopedia. During this celebratory time, the Celts believed the dead would walk among the living and visiting the deceased was possible.

A black silhouette of a cat sitting on a tree branch in the glimmer of an orange moon.

How did costumes, candy and trick-or-treating come about?

Some sources claim that the Celtic people would often wear ghoulish costumes to keep spirits away, making them mistake them for other spirits, while other Celts offered spirits sweets.

During the medieval period, the Catholic Church (despite it conflicting with Bible teachings) adopted these pagan customs and church members went from house to house wearing costumes and asking for small gifts. Creatures like ghosts, vampires, werewolves, witches or zombies are popular costumes to wear, since they’re all connected to evil, the spirit world or the supernatural.

Jack-O'-Lantern glowing in the dark

Halloween Jack-O’-Lanterns originated in medieval Britain, where dressed-up Halloween celebrators would go door-to-door asking for food in return for prayer for the dead and a hollowed out turnip with a candle inside, representing a soul in a purgatory. According to some sources, these lanterns warded off evil spirits. In 1800’s America, more available and easy to carve pumpkins replaced turnips, and that’s how Jack-O’-Lanterns came to be.

Why do we call it ‘Halloween’?

Samhain, the Celtic festival from which Halloween originates from, means “summer’s end”. It marked the start of the dark winter season and was celebrated around 1st November. Around the years 700-800 A.D., the Christian Church established All Saints’ Day, also called All Hallows’ (also meaning “saint” or “one who is holy”). The evening before this event is known as All Hallows’ Eve or, when abbreviated, All Hallow’een, later becoming the celebration we know today as “Halloween”.

A glowing pumpkin in the foreground with a creepy, crooked manor with its lights on inside and a graveyard outside in the background.

The history of this annual tradition is very interesting, especially considering that it is over 2,000 years old! Halloween is an ancient celebration with a seriously spooky origin story.

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The Last Day of Summer in 2023


As the golden colours of summer fade into the warm tones of autumn, we find ourselves on the verge of a seasonal change. The last day of summer in 2023 signals the end of long, sunny days, but it also indicates the arrival of cosy nights, vivid foliage, and the delights of autumn. Let us take a minute to appreciate this enormous change in the natural world and appreciate the beauty of the final day of summer.

Farewell to Nature

The last day of summer is frequently the climax of months of outdoor activities, beach excursions, and barbecues. It’s the time of year when we wave farewell to the freewheeling attitude of summer holidays and begin to prepare for the disciplined routines of school and work. Nature, on the other hand, delivers a lovely send-off. The environment changes dramatically when trees with green leaves begin to show their hidden secrets. Red, orange, and gold hues begin to appear, creating a stunning depiction of the changing seasons.

Autumn 2023

Harvest Festivities

The anticipation of the harvest season is one of the most treasured features of the last day of summer. Farmers’ markets are brimming with fresh food, ranging from crisp apples and big pumpkins to robust squash and vivid cranberries. It’s a moment to bond with the earth’s abundance and thank it for the food it supplies. Accept the pleasure of seasonal cooking, in which warm apple pies and substantial stews take the stage, infusing our homes with pleasant scents.

Harvest Festivities

A Time for Introspection

As we say goodbye to summer, it’s also a good time to reflect. Autumn’s slower pace allows us to reflect on our experiences from the previous months and make goals for the future. Consider the experiences made, the lessons learned, and the bonds formed throughout the summer. Use this opportunity to focus on your own development and to create new goals for the following season.

Last Day of Summer 2032

Taking Advantage of Cosy Moments

While summer is linked with the outdoors, autumn enchants in a different way. The last day of summer urges us to spend time indoors enjoying cosy moments. Wrap yourself in a warm blanket, savour a cup of hot chocolate, and bury yourself in a good book as the evenings cool. With the warm glow of candles and the soothing rhythms of your favourite music, you may create a relaxing ambience. It’s time to enjoy life’s basic joys.

It’s the last day, but it’s not the end.

2023 is slowly coming to an end.

As the sun sets on the last day of summer in 2023, remember that it is not the end of fun and adventure, but the beginning of a new one. Autumn has its own distinct beauty and sensations, from the hypnotic rhythm of falling leaves to the thrill of inktober and various traditions, festivities and celebrations with fireworks. Accept the changing seasons with open arms, understanding that each brings with it its own set of gifts and chances. So, with thankfulness and excitement, let us greet the last day of summer and all that the future promises.

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International Democracy Day


Every year on September 15th, the celebration of the International Day of Democracy is recognised around the globe. This United Nations observance serves as a reminder of the value of democratic ideas and the need of defending and promoting them. Because democracy is a vital cornerstone of contemporary civilization, this day is significant for countries all around the world.

Democracy’s Foundation:

Democracy is more than simply a political system; it is a way of life based on the ideas of equality, freedom, and participation. Nations reaffirm their commitment to these ideas, which form the foundation of an equitable and inclusive society, on the International Day of Democracy.

Crowd of people - all different and diverse.

Increasing Peace and Stability:

One of the most important advantages of democracy is its role in ensuring peace and stability. Democratic countries tend to handle issues peacefully, lowering the chance of violence and war. By commemorating this day, we recognise the importance of democracy in averting wars and strengthening international cooperation.

A Peace sign crumbling away with red roses growing among the cracks

Diversity and Inclusion:

Diversity and inclusion are essential to democracy. It gives a forum for persons from all walks of life to express themselves. Democracy guarantees that you have a voice in moulding your town and country, regardless of your background, gender, or views. This inclusiveness promotes societal cohesiveness while also empowering marginalised groups.

The Protection of Democracy

Progress and Difficulties:

While we celebrate democracy on this day, we must equally acknowledge the problems it confronts. Authoritarianism, corruption, and the degradation of civil freedoms continue to be threats to democracy in many regions of the world. The International Day of Democracy, on the other hand, acts as a call to action. It calls on governments, organisations, and individuals to collaborate in addressing these issues and strengthening democratic institutions.

Participation of Young People:

Young people’s participation in the political process is very important. They are the next generation of leaders and decision-makers, and their active engagement guarantees that democracy stays alive and responsive. Initiatives that encourage civic education and involve young people in politics are critical components of this worldwide celebration.

Let us reflect on the values it represents and the accomplishments made in spreading democratic principles as we observe International Day of Democracy. Let us also recognise the work that has to be done in tackling the difficulties that democracy faces. We can assure a better, more just, and equitable future for all by supporting these ideals, encouraging diversity, and actively engaging in the democratic process.

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Unveiling the Future of the Printing Industry: A Quick Look at It’s Evolution


The printing business might appear to be a thing of the past in a world where digital technologies are taking over more and more of our lives. However, despite its history, this industry is far from dying; rather, it is constantly developing and adapting to meet the needs of our contemporary society. Let’s set out on a voyage to discover how the printing sector is thriving in the digital era, not just surviving.

Simple sketch of a printer using shades of green and some red

The Durability of Print:

Printed materials are still an effective tool for creativity and communication. The way we obtain information has changed as a result of digital platforms, yet print still has some advantages. A tangible document’s tangibility, permanency, and sensory experience are still very valuable. Print continues to be an integral part of our lives, whether it be in the form of books, brochures, packaging, or labels.

Rainbow Colours going through Printing Rollers CMYK (Black, Cyan. Magenta and Yellow Rollers)

The Development of Green Printing:

The printing industry has embraced more environmentally friendly practices as a result of environmental concerns. Environmentally friendly components, energy-saving procedures, and recycling programmes are all being used more and more by printers. Inks made from soy, waterless printing, and paper with Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certification are becoming industry norms and lowering print’s environmental impact.

Two hands protecting a clean and non-polluted environment thriving with nature, animals and various plants. To simply put it, environmental protection

The Revolution in Digital Printing:

Digital printing has transformed the market by providing rapid response times, personalised content, and cost-effective small runs. Technology advancements have opened up high-quality, on-demand printing to companies of all sizes. Customised marketing materials are made possible by variable data printing, increasing consumer interaction.

Digital Matrix-style Black-and-Green Circuit Board

Increasingly Creative 3D Printing:

The limits of what is practical in manufacturing, prototyping, and design are being pushed by 3D printing. The adaptability of 3D printing is transforming sectors far beyond traditional printing, from generating specialised fashion products to producing sophisticated medical implants.

3D Printer printing 3D objects

Packaging with Intention:

Print is an essential component of packaging design, especially as customers want more eco-friendly and educational packaging. The divide between physical and digital experiences is being closed by smart packaging that includes QR codes and interactive components.

E-Commerce: Packaging and Payment Methods

The world of art and print:

Printmaking is a timeless creative technique that never ceases to fascinate due to its variety and originality. By experimenting with novel methods and pushing the limits of conventional printing, artists are creating one-of-a-kind, collectable pieces of art.

Colourful plant design used for artistic purposes and printing

The Use of Print in Education:

Printed textbooks and instructional materials continue to play a vital role in education despite the development of digital learning. Research shows that studying from printed materials can increase understanding and retention since print provides a distraction-free environment for concentrated learning.

Reading Glasses on top of some reading material used for educational purposes (e.g. foreign language learning)

The Prospects for Print:

Looking ahead, the printing sector doesn’t appear to be slowing down. Automation, AI-driven processes, and the incorporation of augmented reality are all advancing. Additionally, technologies like blockchain are being investigated to confirm the provenance of printed items as security and authenticity become increasingly important.

Cyan, Magenta, Black, Yellow and Green Colours - ink and paint

To sum up, the printing sector has proven to be very resilient and adaptable in a world that is becoming progressively digital. It keeps providing crucial services across several industries by embracing sustainability, utilising digital printing technology, and pursuing new creative possibilities. So, keep in mind that the printing business is far from going away the next time you have a beautifully designed print piece in your hands. It is instead constantly changing, inventing, and influencing our future in ways we might not yet completely understand.

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Heading Back to School: Prepare with InknToner UK


It’s that time of year again. Back to School. It’s not long until it’s September, and students all over the world are slowly going back to school, clearly, a very devastating and annoying fact for many young people around the world. But as with every year, the time for fun and summer events must eventually come to an end (unfortunately) and hard work during the colder, darker months must begin. How can you prepare yourself and your kids for the new school year? Let’s take a look at some things we can help you with at InknToner.

School Stationery

1. Personalised School Supplies: Add a personal touch to the beginning of the academic year. On notebooks, folders, and labels, print your child’s name or their favourite patterns. It makes it simpler to keep track of their possessions and adds a fun aspect.

2. Study Aids: For students, printing flashcards, study sheets, and study guides may be of great assistance. They provide a practical, hands-on manner to examine and reaffirm important ideas.

3. Encourage creativity through do-it-yourself projects. School assignments may be made more aesthetically appealing by printing designs for science fair posters, book report covers, or historical timeline displays.

Reading and Glasses

4. Educational Resources: Look through the large selection of downloadable educational resources that are offered online. These tools, which range from language arts activities to arithmetic worksheets, can support classroom instruction.

5. Creative Expression: Printing is not just for the classroom. It serves as a blank canvas on which to paint. For school activities, students can create their own posters, artwork, or even unique apparel.

6. Time management: To assist pupils in staying organised, print out calendars and planners. Stress reduction and increased productivity might result from visualising deadlines, assignments, and extracurricular activities.

Printing is still a useful resource for teachers, parents, and students in this digital age. It enables creativity, customisation, and efficient learning by bridging the divide between the digital and real worlds. Consider how printing may be an invaluable tool in your educational journey as you get ready for the new school year. InknToner offers a variety of sources to use in your printers at home, school or in the office. From 3D filaments to Photo Paper to Ink and Toner Cartridges – we have everything to give you the best, highest quality printouts, while maintaining sensible prices – our compatible products can help you save up to 80% of your money when compared to originals! We also offer computer mice and keyboards, as well as HDMI cables if you ever need them. Of course, our site has constant offers that can be very beneficial for your wallet – collect reward points, a free product or enjoy a simple discount.

Back to School

Feel free to even come to our store, where we can print or scan something for you or give you information about anything within the printing industry – prices, cartridge types and options and advice about printers. Make sure to leave an honest review of what your experience was with us, it always helps. You can leave a review here. We always enjoy seeing a positive review and try our best solve any problems our customers may have.

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Summer, Finally!


In the UK, summer is eagerly awaited since it brings with it pleasant weather, longer days, and a wide range of outdoor activities. For those who enjoy printing, summer brings up a world of imaginative possibilities.

Hello Summer!

By heading outside with your camera to shoot breath-taking pictures, you may capture the bright spirit of nature. The summer season’s attractiveness offers a wealth of topics to print, from beautiful vistas to breath-taking floral displays. To share your travels with loved ones, you may turn these pictures into wall art, photo albums, or personalised postcards. What could be better to bring out these high quality photos and memories than our special, high quality InknToner UK Photo Paper? Notice that our offer on our site is still valid until TODAY – Spend £30 or More and Get a Free Pack of Photo Paper! Claim Now! Make Sure to get some ink cartridges with it, or toners while you’re at it to bring out that vibrant colouring of your photos. If you are a fan of Black and White photography, we’ve got you covered with our black inks. We’ve linked some cartridges and other options throughout this Blog Post (as we do with many other blog posts)

The best season for parties and festivities is summer. A BBQ or pool party is being hosted. Print innovative invites, banners, and decorations that reflect your own flair and help to create a memorable celebration.

Additionally, summer vacations are a great opportunity to create priceless memories. Printing enables you to make custom t-shirts, tote bags, or mugs as keepsakes as well as travel notebooks to record your travels and picture collages to recall the highlights of your journey.

Summer Holidays

Families with children may use printing to participate in enjoyable and instructive activities. Printing can inspire hours of creative fun, from creating templates for DIY projects to printing colouring sheets with summery sceneries.

Discover the limitless printing options and embrace the summertime feelings by personalising your summertime activities in the UK. Printing may be a varied and interesting friend throughout this sunny season, whether it’s for cherishing memories, organising events, or indulging in creative endeavours.

Summer Fruits and other Foods

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Why buy InknTonerUK Mice, Keyboards and Cables?


Today’s digital era has made prolonged computer use the norm. However, frequent pain and potential health problems can result from this continual engagement with technology. Fortunately, there is an easy fix: spending money on ergonomic gear. Let’s examine the advantages of using an ergonomic mouse, keyboard, and HDMI cable in your computer setup in more detail.

Ergonomic Computer Mouse

An ergonomic mouse is intended to reduce the stress that using a regular mouse might put on your hand and wrist. Ergonomic mouse increase comfort throughout prolonged usage by encouraging a more natural hand posture. A pleasant grip is provided by the curved forms and soft materials, avoiding pain and potential repetitive strain injuries (RSIs).

Ergonomic Computer Keyboard

Furthermore, customizable features like programmable buttons and adjustable sensitivity are frequently included with ergonomic mouse. Improved accuracy and control are made possible by this customisation, particularly for activities like graphic creation or gaming that call for precise motions. It not only improves performance but also lessens the possibility of strain and tiredness.

Similar to how an ergonomic keyboard has several advantages. By encouraging a neutral wrist position and easing the pressure on your hands and fingers, it makes typing more pleasant. As a result, there is a considerably lower chance of getting ailments like carpal tunnel syndrome.

HDMI Cable

Last but not least, purchasing a premium HDMI cable might improve your whole computer experience. A high-definition and dependable connection between your computer and external display devices is made possible by an HDMI cable. You can enjoy films, games, and other multimedia stuff to the fullest extent thanks to the audiovisual quality it provides.

In conclusion, adding ergonomic devices to your computer setup may have a significant positive impact on your comfort, productivity, and general health. A mouse and keyboard that are ergonomically designed provide improved comfort, lower the risk of strain injuries, and increase accuracy. A top-notch HDMI cable also guarantees a fluid audiovisual experience. The cost of purchasing these ergonomic add-ons is a minor thing to pay for the long-term advantages and a better computing experience.

HDMI Cable

But why are we writing about Mice, Keyboards and Cables? We are, after all, providing mainly inks, toners, label tapes and paper to go with it. However, for a while now, we have various accessories available on our site, including mice, keyboards and HDMI cables. We encourage you to see what we have to offer here.

Ergonomic Computer Mouse

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How does Printing REALLY work?


It’s simple to take the act of printing images or papers for granted. When we press the print button, ink and paper miraculously emerge. But have you ever pondered how ink in printers truly transfers to the paper? Let’s look more closely.

The most popular kind of printers used in households and workplaces are inkjet models. They function by dispersing microscopic ink droplets onto the paper. The ink cartridge, which holds liquid ink in a variety of colours, is where the process begins. A printhead within the printer sweeps the paper back and forth, dispersing the ink droplets in organised patterns.

The printhead is an advanced technological device with several tiny nozzles. Ink droplets are ejected onto the paper by these nozzles, which can number in the thousands. To achieve exact ink placement, the nozzles’ movement and timing are carefully regulated.

Cyan, magenta, yellow, and black (CMYK) inks are used in conjunction by inkjet printers to produce the necessary colours. The printer may create a broad range of hues and tones by adjusting the strength and positioning of these four colours. Even more ink cartridges are used by certain premium printers to produce more accurate and vivid colour reproduction.

The ink droplets are generally propelled by inkjet printers using thermal and piezoelectric technology. Ink is forced onto the paper by a vapour bubble created when thermal inkjet printers heat the ink inside the nozzle. Ink droplets are ejected from piezoelectric inkjet printers using small crystals that alter form in response to an electric current.

The final printed picture or text is produced as soon as the ink droplets are discharged onto the paper and swiftly absorb into the fibres. Because certain papers are made to absorb ink better than others, producing sharper prints, the kind of paper used can have an impact on the quality of the printed output. For example, InknToner UK’s Photo Paper!

You may now understand the complex process that goes on within your printer the next time you press the print button and watch as your work appears on paper. Your computer works are translated into the actual world by a mix of technology and chemistry, from the exact movement of the printhead to the regulated ejection of ink droplets.

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75 Years of the NHS: A Remarkable Journey of Healthcare and Collaboration


The NHS recently turned 75, marking a big milestone in the UK’s healthcare history. It’s an incredible achievement that deserves recognition. Let’s take a closer look at the NHS’s amazing impact and how the printing industry has played a part in supporting its mission.

The Birth of the NHS

In 1948, the NHS came to life with a mission to provide free healthcare for all. It brought doctors, nurses, hospitals, and more together, changing how healthcare worked in the UK.

Healthcare for Everyone and Collaboration

The NHS made sure that everyone, regardless of money, could get medical care. At the same time, the printing industry pitched in to help the NHS. They printed important stuff like patient records, prescriptions, and leaflets. This collaboration improved communication and made patient care better.

Innovation and Progress

The NHS has always been a leader in medical progress and new ideas. They’ve come up with amazing treatments and done groundbreaking research. And the printing industry has been there to support them. They’ve printed medical journals, research papers, and other important stuff to share knowledge and get healthcare pros working together.

Dedication and Strength

The NHS owes its success to the people who work there. Doctors, nurses, and other healthcare heroes go above and beyond to take care of patients. And the printing industry helps them out by making sure they have all the materials they need. This way, healthcare pros can focus on saving lives.

Impact on Society and Teamwork with the Printing Industry

The NHS has done more than just healthcare. It’s made life better for everyone. It’s improved public health, made sure everyone gets the same care, and helped people live healthier lives.

The printing industry has also played a part in this. They’ve printed campaigns, materials for promoting good health, and things to spread awareness. Together, they’ve reached all kinds of people and given them the power to take charge of their health.

So, in conclusion, as we celebrate 75 years of the NHS, let’s remember the incredible achievements in providing healthcare for all and the support of the printing industry. The NHS’s dedication, progress, and teamwork have changed so many lives for the better. Here’s to another 75 years of the NHS and more collaboration for a healthier future.

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Epson conducts raids against counterfeiters in India


Printing giant, Epson has worked together with local Indian law enforcement agencies in order to expose false ink manufacturers illegally selling counterfeit inks and products under the Epson brand name.

Counterfeit Epson Inks

Raids conducted by Epson and Indian law enforcement were coordinated across many Indian cities from April to May. Some cities, where raids were conducted were Mumbai, Kolkata and Bhatinda. Individuals involved in the production and distribution of these counterfeit products were apprehended and charged with counterfeiting and violating intellectual property rights.

Counterfeiters in India tried to make and sell fake Epson products

A large number of false ink bottles, packaging materials, labels and holograms were seized. Around 9,357 fake bottles were taken, along with other printing materials intended to be used under the companies’ name.

An Epson India spokesperson stated, “We have a firm commitment, to safeguard the rights of Epson customers and our business by fighting against counterfeit manufacturers. The partnership between Epson and the local law enforcement authorities showcases the relentless efforts to eradicate unethical practices”.

Epson regularly conducts and will conduct these types of raids while collaborating and supporting law enforcement agencies and their workers, as they respect and value their customers, and ensure authenticity and reliability of its products – all to protect customers and business.

India Flag

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HP Sparks Anger after Disabling Printers


HP has sparked outrage from its users. Millions of HP printers have been blocked, leaving users confused as to why. The answer – cheaper, compatible cartridges are the reason.

HP has blocked off any possibility of purchasing compatible cartridges through a new firmware update. If a cartridge isn’t an official HP cartridge, the new update detects this and automatically blocks users from printing anything out. This resulted in a huge backlash against the company. HP describes their decision as “protecting its intellectual property”, “dynamic security” and the decision has been made “to enhance the overall printing experience for customers”. HP’s explanations, however, have not made the public sympathise with them. People feel cheated, angry and milked for their money – forced to adopt more expensive products.

The anger and uproar coming from the people is understandable. Non-Original cartridges are much cheaper than Originals. It’s not uncommon to see Non-Originals at half the price of Originals, or even up to 80% when compared to each other. Clearly, purchasing these compatible products is highly popular.

The update first began being released earlier this year, in March, however, many HP users are finding out only now that an update that blocks their cheaper cartridges is installed on the printer. Now, HP users are stuck between two choices – spend more money for Originals and keep their current HP printer, or buy a printer from a different company, where Non-Original cartridges can still be installed, losing HP customers. Many are thinking of doing exactly that – leaving HP products behind and find something better for them.

HP tried to fix things by introducing a monthly “Instant Ink” subscription plan that can save customers 70% on cartridges. Prices start from 99p, with the most popular option (as stated by HP themselves) is the ability to print 100 pages for £4.49 per month.

We mentioned that with Non-Originals you can save even 50%. With InknToner UK cartridges, you can save up to 80% with our compatible cartridges! Our amazing ink and toner cartridges maintain the fantastic quality of originals, beat their prices and have equal or HIGHER page yields than Originals! Of course, we don’t only offer cartridges. Our new stock of office and computing accessories brings in completely new, low prices! Try our photo paper, it goes perfectly together with our cartridges – and our label tapes… a choice you wont regret.

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Ricoh’s New Recycled Printers!


Ricoh has released new products made from recycled materials. Ricoh’s new A3 multifunction printer – 50% of the printer is made from recycled materials from the UK.

Ricoh's New Recycled Printers

Ricoh’s UK branch is trying really hard to reach their sustainability goals with the introduction of the new IM C range of A3 colour Multifunction Printers (MFP’s). The sustainable printers are 10x better than previous models and additionally the most sustainable to date.

The new upgraded printers reduce the usage of power panels by 45%, better quality prints, an improved processor (doubling production speed) and half as much packaging -–the result is an almost 20% carbon footprint reduction throughout the machines life.


With every improvement to Ricoh’s products, users benefit through better security, efficient costs, increased performance and less energy use.

As we’ve mentioned many times before, here at InknToner UK, much like Ricoh, we also try our best to contribute and give back to the environment. We aim to recycle as many cartridges as possible and provide our customers with better, stronger, high quality reused cartridges that are worthy rivals to Original products (OEM’s).

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Konica Minolta EV Delivery Success!


Konica Minolta has started delivering some of its products to customers in various Indian cities as part of the Go-Green strategy. This intiative deepens the company’s commitment to a cleaner environment by decreasing pollution levels – especially in India, one of the most polluted countries on earth.

India is one of the most polluted areas on Earth. Konica Minolta aims to reduce some pollution by using Electric Vehicles in some Indian Cities.

Electric Vehicle drivers can take only small machines for now, weighing under 100kg. The company make us of 2-wheeler and 3-wheeler vehicles to complete the deliveries. It’s a practical way to move around the cities around the country, as they are no stranger to traffic jams, many people and lots of vehicles without much space to move around.

India is a place with lots of traffic and vehicles harmful to the environment, especially in larger cities.

A really supportive part of this initiative was the positive response of customers to the innovative strategies. Konica Minolta’s Managing Director, Katsuhisa Asari, has said himself that the company is “grateful for our customers’ positive response to our transition to eco-friendly transport, which has facilitated a smooth and efficient switch.”

Taj Mahal

Furthermore, the electric vehicles operate on rechargeable battery-based engines, which emit no toxic emissions, protecting the environment and public health! It also reduces costs for the Japanese company, as the environmentally friendly vehicles require less maintenance than traditional, fuel-based vehicles.

Konica Minolta has set a long-term environmental goal to reduce carbon emissions by 60% by 2030 and 80% by 2050. The firm also has a program to collect MFP’s and printers from customers in order to recycle them.

Environment Protection

At InknToner UK, we also aim to recycle and help the environment in any way possible. For example, our compatible cartridges, whether its inks or toners, are recycled and sold for a cheaper price, while maintaining the same great quality as originals (sometimes even better!) and equal or potentially larger page yields than big-brand products.

We also recently opened up a NEW SECTION in our main menu, which you can access from any page on our site. The new section focuses on providing our customers with any office and computer accessories, such as computer mice, keyboards, HDMI cables and more! Be one of the first to see our newest addition to the site!

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Canon’s Potential Smartphone Partnership


The recognisable Japanese Company Canon is reportedly considering expanding into a new marketplace through collaboration with smartphone manufacturers. Canon plans to evolve in order to adapt to the constantly changing market.

Smartphone Camera #1

Partnerships between camera companies and smartphone firms isn’t anything new. After all, today practically every phone has a camera, with demand for greater quality, depth and potential constantly growing.

The Chairman of Canon China, Mr. Hiroki Ozawa has stated himself that the collaboration between the smartphone and camera manufacturing industries is a growing wave. Canon is actively researching the two industries and which one would be most beneficial for the companies’ futures.

Smartphone Camera #2

Canon’s approach to evolving to market standards is a clear sign that the company proactively approaches challenges they face and overcome them by putting in a lot of thought and processing decisions before making them.

Canon Resellers – InknTonerUK

Canon, one of the biggest giants of the printing industry continues to thrive. Many stores and online markets contain their products and resell them, including us! Here, at InknTonerUK, we constantly have offers. This week, you can claim 10% off ALL NON-ORIGINAL products, including our Non-OEM Canon products!

Canon Camera

Keep an eye on our site, we’ll have more offers up soon. We value and care for our customers and want to provide the best possible service we can, so you get the products you want, quickly and leaving you satisfied and happy. Try our amazing Canon Inks and Toners for great quality printouts, with vibrant colours – no details will be missed out with these! Our amazing photo paper will ensure you get high quality prints on high quality paper!

Smartphone Camera #3

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The Coronation of King Charles III and Camilla


Tommorow, on Saturday, May 6th 2023, a very well-known event will take place – the Coronation of the new King of England, Charles III and his wife Camilla. After the passing of his mother, Queen Elizabeth II, Charles III took over the responsibility of governing the United Kingdom and 14 other Commonwealth nations around the world as King.

After 70 years of Queen Elizabeth II’s reign (the longest reign of any British monarch and 2nd longest in history, second only to Louis XIV), the public will be able to once again celebrate the Coronation of the monarch. Charles III, on the other hand, is the oldest monarch to ascend the British throne, surpassing the former record holder, King William IV.

King Charles III

There is no doubt that the ceremonies taking place at Westminster Abbey will be special and a rare event that will be viewed by millions around the world. Though there are people who will not watch the Coronation due to controversies surrounding the Coronation and Royal Family, many are already also waiting outside Buckingham Palace and other known places around Central London just to see the King and Queen Consort – even as early as 10 days before the Coronation takes place!

The public has also been encouraged to swear allegiance to Charles and very few have gotten tickets to attend the Coronation. Preparations for the Coronation and safety measures are being taken into account with all the planning, costs and other factors contributing to the event.

Saturday 6th May 2023 - King Charles III and Camilla's Coronation

Many will bring along flags and banners with the King on them to celebrate and show their support for the monarch. You may have seen some around, whether they’re sold on streets and shops, hung around in people’s homes, windows and walls or on TV and online. Why spend your money on (sometimes) expensive flags you can make yourself for lower prices AND share with your family, friends and anyone else interested?

The Union Jack Flag

Try our amazing quality inks and toners, which will bring out the colours, tones and vibrant details in your custom-made flags and photos!

Moreover, do you want a strong, sturdy flag? Try out our incredible photo paper!

Now, you can make your own flag with Charles on it, or a banner showing your support for the new King of England (or not….).

Anyways, we hope you yet again enjoy the long Bank Holiday Weekend and have fun tomorrow. See you next week!

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Almost halfway through 2023 – What’s new in Printing?


It’s almost May! It seems like the year just began, and we are already nearly halfway through 2023! Why is May so important this year, especially in the UK? Well, first of all, we’ll be having a bank holiday on Monday! The long weekend will give us a chance to relax, take some time for ourselves and have a nice, short 4 day working week. The week after, we’ll have another Monday off due to the Coronation of King Charles III and his wife Camilla.

We will write more about the King and his Coronation next week. In the meantime, we’ll be looking at what’s new in the printing industry.

China to build a moon base using 3D Printers?

Firstly, China plans to build a 3D-Printed base on the moon in the next few years, which is a revolutionary step for mankind, space travel and inhabiting another planet, which humans have been striving towards and planning for years now. Entrepreneurs, most notably Elon Musk, have been trying to colonise Mars for years now, with hopes of some progress and plans for Mars bases also being made for the future.

China plans to build a Moon Base

Lego 3D Printer can print skin?

In other news, back on our planet, Lego has built a 3D Printer capable of printing human skin. The printer creates layers of skin cells for now, but scientists from Cardiff University, who built the printer, hope that one day the machine will be able to print skin properly. It’ll be difficult as there are factors that limit the printing of skin. For example, the limited supply of human skin and tissue that is available to study. The scientists used bio-ink containing living cells to print the skin cells.

Lego has made some incredible things in the past, such as a full life-size scale Velociraptor, Batmobile and even cities. Many people, organisations and communities have constructed some large and impressive builds in the past, and it seems that Lego innovation and new techniques won’t end for a long, long time.

3D Printer

The printing industry is still thriving, still evolving, and still innovating and changing. We love to see new things in the printing industry, especially the new ground-breaking and record-shattering things like printing 3D skin or building moon bases from 3D printed materials.

What does InknTonerUK offer?

InknTonerUK might not offer 3D Printers that can build you a home on the moon, or print skin cells for you, BUT we can offer you some amazing quality inks and toners, as well as photo paper, label tapes and many, many more products that will probably be more useful to you.

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Earth Day 2023


Earth Day is celebrated every year on April 22nd since 1970. Its been observed for the last 53 years and contributed to the solving of many environmental issues from the very first time its been organised. Back in 1970, rallies took place across the United States after a US Senator from Wisconsin organised a national demonstration to raise awareness about environmental issues, which in turn formed the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) in America by the end of the year. Earth Day is obviously celebrated to demonstrate support for environmental protection. The official theme for 2023 is ‘Invest In Our Planet’. Why is Earth Day so important? How does it connect to the printing industry? How can you celebrate Earth Day?

Earth Day 2023

April 1970

The First Earth Day, in April 1970, was created by Senator Gaylord Nelson – the “Father of Earth Day” – to force the issue of environmental protection onto the national agenda. Back then, there was no EPA, no Clean Air Act, no Clean Water Act, among many other things that are in place today. There were no legal or regulatory mechanisms to protect our environment.

Community efforts such as cleaning up rubbish from neighbourhoods and common areas, planting trees and recycling are all just a few simple ways you can contribute to celebrating Earth Day, and not just annually on April 22nd, but whenever. Today, there is huge pressure building up on governments and society in general, to clean the planet, save it from total environmental destruction before its too late.

Volunteering to Clean Trash

How does the Printing Industry tie in?

The printing industry is one of many industries that innovates, recycles and changes the market with new products that don’t contribute negatively to climate change, but instead remains carbon neutral or gives back to nature by reducing CO2 emissions, plastic use and other important things. For example, Canon, for the fifth year, has been named one of Canada’s Greenest Employers in 2023. Impactful initiatives and environmental responsibility and awareness both contributed to Canon leading in terms of environment. We’d like to congratulate Canon for their efforts to help our planet and keep our environment safe.

How does InknTonerUK contribute to the Environment?

Here, at InknTonerUK, we also try our best to be as environmentally friendly as possible. Our compatible products are recycled and cartridges are reused. Additionally, if our customers come to our store and give us their empty, used cartridges, we’ll happily take them and refill them, so they can be reused in the future. Compatibles are also cheaper, higher quality and longer lasting that original cartridges, so we encourage you to buy them. Also, you can claim 10% off Any of our Non-Original Products with our special offer, which ends next Friday (28th April)! All you have to do is use code DISC423 in the checkout and the discount is applied!


Moreover, check out our Original (or non-original compatible) Canon products, which are amazing. You must try them out! Click here to see what Canon Inks and Toners we offer.

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April Fools Day 2023 at InknTonerUK!


As March ends and we get closer to April, we have many events and holidays ahead of us here, in the UK, as well as around the world. Firstly, we have April Fools Day tomorrow, on the 1st of April. In exactly a week, on 7th April, we can enjoy a long weekend, because there will be a bank holiday next Friday, which is also Good Friday! However, there’s more! We will ALSO be having another bank holiday on Monday 10th April, or Easter Monday.  So, 4 days of relaxation. This will, unfortunately, mean that our blog will be moved to Thursday instead of Friday. Our new offer will still be available, though! Check it out on our site!

April Fools Day 2023 at InknTonerUK

Lets focus on April Fools for now, though. April Fools Day is a great day to pull a prank on friends or family. Every year, it’s not rare to see someone take a joke too far or do something absurd and really unfunny. Although we trust our customers and blog readers, we would like to remind everyone to keep jokes and ideas harmless and innocent.

April Fools Day 2023 at InknTonerUK

What are some ideas you can pull on the people closest to you? We’ve got a list prepared for you of pranks anyone can use around the office and at home:

The ‘Dead Mouse’ Computer Prank

Don’t worry, you you don’t need any animals for this prank. All you have to do for this is stick a piece of paper or a note under a computer mouse and it will ‘die’. Since the mouse’s sensor won’t detect any movement on the plain paper stuck to it underneath, the cursor on the computer screen won’t move! The prank lasts as long as the person doesn’t realise they’ve been the victim of your joke and remove the paper from beneath the mouse. Just make sure no paper is visible when using the mouse normally!

Minty Oreos

This prank is a bit more difficult and requires a little more effort than the mouse prank. First of all, you need white toothpaste and oreos. That’s it! You need to separate the oreo cookies and delicately remove the oreo cookie stuffing from the middle carefully. Next, apply the white toothpaste evenly across the cookie and put it back together, making it look as close to the original oreo as possible. This prank requires more time, effort, precision and patience to get it right, but it’s nothing too hard.

Unexpected Bug!

Many people are not fans of seeing bugs in their room, let alone in places they least expect. Get a plastic bug – whether it’s a spider, fly, cockroach, worm or anything else, and put it in a place where you know your victim will be or look and just… wait. That’s it! Simple, and pretty much no effort is required for this prank to be successful. Maybe choose your victim wisely for this one, you don’t want anyone to be terrified, but see the funny side too.

We hope you enjoyed our April Fools Prank list! The pranks listed here are only a few out of many, many more. We wanted to keep it simple, funny and not expensive. We know, they were done thousands of times before, but they’re still good. Try it out!

April Fools Day 2023 at InknTonerUK

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European Commission New Proposals


The European has introduced a new set of rules to combat environmental problems. Today, we will be looking at some of the changes that will be implemented within EU territory.

The European Commission has proposed new ideas for improving environmental impact within EU borders

The Right to Repair

The European Commission has proposed a new way for consumers to repair products in a more cost-effective and easier way. This is to avoid products being replaced and increase the selling of more sustainable products, as well as promoting the repair of goods, reducing waste, saving money (consumers) and supporting European Green Deal goals.

The Commission’s proposal hopes to make repairing easy and accessible, with aims to reduce 35 million tons of waste, 30 million tons of resources and 261 million tons of greenhouse gas emissions. Consumers lose nearly €12 Billion annually when opting to replace products instead of repairing and reusing them. With the introduction of the new proposal, expectations show that the EU will grow and invest by €4.8 billion!

New rules to combat Greenwashing

The European Commission has also proposed new rules to combat greenwashing. Greenwashing is the act of providing the public/investors with misleading or false information about the environmental impact of a company’s products and operations. You could say it’s pretty much environmental fraud. Greenwashing (in the UK) is illegal and fines may be placed on companies that decide to Greenwash. The European Commission plans to prevent greenwashing by creating new opportunities for companies that actually improve their products environmental impact by preventing unfair competition and providing consumers with reliable information to make better informed choices.

The European Commission has proposed new ideas for improving environmental impact within EU borders

Carbon Neutrality around the Globe

Cartridge World Cyprus has joined the growing list of companies that are going carbon neutral. Cartridge World Cyprus has made significant developments in achieving its environmental goals by doing so,  offsetting the carbon impact of its business last year, including its own brand ink and toner cartridges! Since 2002, when it started operating, Cartridge World Cyprus has collected and reused over ¾ of a million ink and toner cartridges, achieving a zero-waste outcome.

The new Kyocera ECOSYS MA6000 series mono multifunction printers are also adding to the carbon neutral range. The MA6000 devices are part of the ECOSYS Series which stands for Ecology, Economy and Systems.

The European Commission has proposed new ideas for improving environmental impact within EU borders

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St Patrick’s Day 2023


St. Patrick’s Day is a cultural and religious holiday that celebrates the patron saint of Ireland, St. Patrick. People celebrate it on March 17th every year and it’s a public holiday in Ireland.

Ireland Flag

17th-19th Century

Printing played a significant role in the history of St. Patrick’s Day celebrations. In the early 17th century, the first St. Patrick’s Day parade was held in Dublin, and it became a yearly tradition. However, the parades were not widely known outside of Ireland until the late 19th century when newspapers began printing stories and images of the festivities.

St. Patrick's Day 2023

Late 1800s – Early 1900s

With the rise of newspapers and the growth of the printing industry in the late 1800s and early 1900s, St. Patrick’s Day celebrations became more widely known and celebrated throughout the world. Print media, including newspapers, magazines, and postcards, helped to spread knowledge of the holiday, and its traditions, such as wearing green, decorating with shamrocks, and consuming Irish food and drink.

In addition to print media, printing also played a role in the creation of St. Patrick’s Day merchandise. Printed items, such as buttons, badges, and posters, were there to commemorate the holiday and their distribution spread wide. These items helped to promote the holiday and create a sense of unity and celebration among people of Irish descent around the world.

St. Patrick's Day 2023

In summary, printing has played an important role in spreading knowledge of the Event and its traditions, as well as in the creation and distribution of St. Patrick’s Day merchandise.

St. Patrick’s Day Printed Merchandise Today

Today, Companies such as InknTonerUK also play a role in the distribution of merchandise, not just for St. Patrick’s Day! Our outstanding quality Photo Paper will be easy to use and a joy to look at once you use our equally great Ink Cartridges and Toners to bring out the greenery and other colours on your merch!

St. Patrick’s Day with InknTonerUK

Make sure to check out our website for more printing consumables. We offer both Compatible Products as well as Originals! You have the choice, which one to use!

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What are some Printing Contributions?


Today, printing is a very important part of many industries. It’s a form of communication, expression and a way to use time efficiently. The still-developing 3D industry has opened up a world of many possibilities and opportunities for more innovation, productivity and inventions. The contributions from printing have influenced major changes in politics, religion, science and knowledge, innovation and even our basic human rights, like democracy.

Printing Press

But what has printing done for us specifically throughout history? Let’s talk about that and start.


Printing has had a significant impact on the world in many ways, including:

  • The spread of knowledge: The printing press revolutionized the dissemination of knowledge and information, allowing books and other printed materials to be produced quickly and inexpensively, making them more widely available to people around the world. This helped to advance education, science, and culture.
  • The Reformation: The printing press played a crucial role in the Protestant Reformation, as it allowed reformers to publish their ideas and disseminate them throughout Europe. This led to the spread of Protestantism and the fragmentation of the Christian church.
  • The Scientific Revolution: The printing press helped to spread scientific knowledge and information, which led to the Scientific Revolution. This period of intellectual and cultural change began in the 16th century and continued through the 17th and 18th centuries, during which time significant advances were made in fields such as physics, astronomy, and biology.
Printing Press
  • The American Revolution: Printed materials such as newspapers and pamphlets played a crucial role in the American Revolution, as they helped to spread revolutionary ideas and rally support for the cause of independence.
  • The Industrial Revolution: The printing press played a critical role in the Industrial Revolution, as it allowed for the mass production of printed materials such as books, newspapers, and magazines. This helped to fuel the growth of literacy and education, and contributed to the development of new technologies and industries.
  • The spread of democracy: The printing press also played an important role in the spread of democracy, as it allowed for the dissemination of information and ideas that challenged traditional power structures and encouraged political participation by the masses.
Modern Printer Machines

Contributions from Printing Today

Modern Printing

These are only a few contributions that printing has given to us. There are als many more contributions throughout history and the things printing is gifting us is still continuing, causing the industry and others to thrive! For example, ink cartridges and toner cartridges are constantly changing and new innovative techniques are improving printing consumables.

3D Printer

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Investing in the Printing Industry – Is it Worth it?


There are a few reasons why one might consider investing in the printing industry:

  1. High demand: Despite growing digitalisation of many industries, there’s still significant demand for printed materials. For example, particularly in areas such as packaging, labels and marketing materials.
  2. Diverse customer base: The printing industry serves a wide range of customers. From small businesses to large corporations, as well as individuals and organisations in the education and government sectors.
  3. Technological advancements: The printing industry has seen significant technological advancements in recent years, with innovations. For example, in areas such as digital printing. 3D Printing, and automation leading to greater efficiency and cost savings.
  4. Sustainability: Many companies and consumers are becoming increasingly concerned about environmental sustainability. The printing industry has responded by developing more eco-friendly printing processes and materials.
  5. Opportunities for growth: While some traditional areas of the printing industry, such as newspaper printing, have seen declines in recent years, there are still many areas of the industry that offer opportunities for growth and innovation. For example, printing on demand and personalised printing services.
Is it Worth Investing £ into the Printing Industry?

Of course, like any investment, investing in the printing industry carries risks, such as changes in technology, fluctuations in demand, and competition from other industries. As with any investment decision, it’s important to carefully consider the potential risks and rewards before making a decision.

Investing can always be risky - Keep that in mind when investing into the Printing Industry!

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One Year Of War in Ukraine


One year ago today, the Russian Invasion of Ukraine began. After many years of peace and prosperity, war has once again entered the European continent. One year ago, all eyes were on Ukraine and Russia. No one expected Ukrainian resistance to hold out for so long against one of the strongest armies in the world. A year into war, Ukraine has received help from its allies – Poland, the USA and the UK among others. Although lots of uncertainty and worry has been felt this past year, people look with hope towards a brighter future. With the recent visit of the POTUS, Joe Biden, to Ukraine and Poland, people are awaiting a stop to the brutal war and the one thing everyone wants – peace.

One thing is certain – this war, which has taken the lives of so many in perilous battles, horrifying crimes and caused lots of anger and unrest, has changed Europe, and the world forever.

The Effect of War on the Printing Industry

The war has affected many industries, including the printing industry. The Ukrainian war has devastating effects on global supply chains and causing energy costs to increase. This in turn contributes to increase in costs for print production.

Although it’s more difficult that it was, new opportunities are opening up for the printing industry amid the conflict. For example, 3D Printing evolved and innovated to such a point that Ukrainian forces are using 3D printed weapons, like bombs/grenades to fight the Russian invaders!

It’s still increasingly difficult for the printing industry to keep business afloat and stable. We encourage our visitors to make purchases and help support us in these trying times for everyone. We also attached some posters below to promote peace in Europe and spread the “Stop War!” message:

Ukraine-Russia Peace
Stop War!

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Sustainable Companies – Konica Minolta in Top 100


Konica Minolta has recently been listed among the “2023 Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World”. This is the 6th time 5th year in a row that it has been placed on the list, once in 2011 and then from 2019-2022! The list is announced every year by Corporate Knights at the World Economic Forum (WEF) Meeting.

More than 6,000 Companies with more than $1 Billion income worldwide have been taken into account when ranking the most sustainable 100. Things like environmental, social and governance indicators were evaluated in detail as well as the promotion of diversity and innovation along with the percentage of eco-friendly products that have sold. Konica Minolta ranks first out of four Japanese companies found on the Sustainability List.

Konica Minolta has been ranked in the Top 100 Most Sustainable Companies in the World!

Since 2003, Konica Minolta has considered sustainability to be very important and focusing on environmental issues has always benefited them. Konica Minolta Business Solutions’ Senior Vice President (Marketing) in the USA, Kay Fernandez said that even as Konica Minolta enters their 150th year of business, the company still remains committed to innovating for the benefit of customers and the good of society and the world.”

Konica Minolta is proud to be once again recognised for their “continual efforts to be a leader in social and environmental sustainability”. The Japanese Company is already ahead in its environmental goals to reach a carbon negative status by 2030 instead of its original target of reaching it by 2050!

Konica Minolta contributes to reforestation

How has Konica Minolta Been Sustainable?

Konica Minolta has a section of its website dedicated to its sustainable achievements and its goals for the future. For example, Konica Minolta’s devices can be programmed to reduce waste and use resources responsibly. Almost 90% of Konica Minolta’s device cases contain recycled materials. 40% of their Toner Bottles are made from recycled milk bottles! The Company wants to replace recycled materials for its entire toner production worldwide from 25% to 100% in future.

Konica Minolta also actively reduces packaging and ranks as the number 1 brand in packaging efficiency. To add to all of that, Konica Minolta has also contributed to reforestation. Since 2012, Konica Minolta France is a sponsor of the “Marathon Vert de Rennes” (Green Marathon), helping reforestation. 1 Kilometre Ran by a Participant = 1 Tree Planted. Since 2012, almost 725,000 trees have been planted in total!

40% of Konica Minolta's Toners are made from Recycled Milk Bottles

A Few Words from InknTonerUK

InknTonerUK supports Konica Minolta’s environmental goals and would like to congratulate their efforts and achievements. We’d also like to encourage our customers to support the Company’s campaign by listing some Konica Minolta products we have:

Value Compatible Konica Minolta 017J Black Toner Cartridge (TN301K)

Original Konica Minolta 927601 Black Imaging Toner Cartridge (927601)

Original Konica Minolta 3231 / 3331 Black Toner Cartridge (3231/3331 TONER)

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FUJIFILM to Aid Turkey and Syria after Destructive Earthquake


4 Days after the horrifying events the earthquake in Turkey and Syria caused, an increasing number of countries and people are coming together to aid rescue services in affected countries. FUJIFILM Holdings Corporation and its group companies are among some businesses that have offered their help to the people affected. A donation of a total of 50,000,000 Yen (around £315,000) will be given to help. Additionally, 10,000,000 Yen (about £60,000) will be donated to NPO Japan Platform, an international emergency humanitarian aid organization. Also, an extra 40,000,000 Yen (approximately £250,000) for modern medical apparatus, which includes FUJIFILM’s portable X-Ray systems and ultrasound devices (among other machinery).

Turkey and Syria were hit by a 7.8 Magnitude Earthquake!

FUJIFILM also expressed their “heartfelt wishes for the swift recovery and restoration of the affected communities”. Condolences were also given to families who have lost their loved ones, which (currently) unfortunately passed 21,000 confirmed cases.

Flag of Syria

InknTonerUK would also like to help…

InknToner UK would like to offer its condolences to the Turkish and Syrian people. To the people who lost their lives and their affected families, as well as people who had to evacuate their homes and leave everything behind. Furthermore, we too want to help in any way we can. We encourage everyone to spread awareness and support Turkey and Syria in these trying times. Below is an attached file, which we created for anyone to print out or post on social media to use for spreading awareness of this disaster.

We’ve also provided links below if anyone reading this blog post would like to donate to a charity involved in providing help in the affected countries:


Islamic Relief


Muslim Hands

All Charities linked above are officially registered with Fundraising Regulator and provide support to Turkey and Syria. Food, warm clothing and hygiene essentials are provided and, support may also be provided to people across the wider region. Donate Now!

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Valentines Day 2023


Valentine’s Day is close. It’s an opportunity to spend a whole day with someone special to you and share your love for them.

The 14th February is soon and many don’t know what to get their Valentine. Of course, it doesn’t matter how much you spend or how large your present is. What counts is the thought, the simple gesture to give something from the heart. After all, the toughest part of Valentine’s Day is getting the perfect gift for your significant other. First and foremost, will they like it? Also, is it good enough? Don’t worry, InknTonerUK’s got your back.

InknTonerUK Valentine’s Day Card Ideas

A gift that expresses the importance of your Valentine and how much you care for them – like a card – is always a good start. We made some templates of Cards for you below:

Valentines Day Card #1
Valentines Day Card #2
Valentines Day Card #3

However, cards by themselves, although a sweet gesture, can be considered lazy and unoriginal. Additionally, you need something else to go along with it. Think outside the box, try to make it romantic and sincere for your partner. But most importantly, make it different. People get bored of receiving the same Valentine’s gifts every year. Try to mix it up, do something you wouldn’t normally do with your loved one. Try out new things and live through an experience together. Though, a box of chocolates and flowers is always welcome too!

Other InknTonerUK Products that might help your Valentine’s Day

Going back to the cards, our Photo Paper is also perfect for printing out cards in very high quality! Our priceless ink cartridges and toners are out of this world – a perfect product for an event like Valentine’s Day! See for yourself, you won’t be disappointed!

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EU – New October Tax!


From 1st October 2023, the new EU draft law – the Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM) – will enter into force with a 3 year transition period following, during which only reporting obligations will apply.

EU Flag

CBAM Effects

The CBAM is one of several tax and carbon price reforms proposed as part of the EU’s Green Deal. CBAM’s goal is to combat climate change by reducing greenhouse gases by minimum 55% by 2030 and protecting jobs. Things like, for example, plastics, hydrogen, organic chemicals, including printing products like ink cartridges, fall into the list of products that CBAM encompasses. Other products also include, fertilisers, aluminium, cement, electricity, iron etc.

Carbon Reliant Industries affected by EU CBAM Tax

What does this mean for carbon-reliant industries? Most notably, effects on environment and “carbon leakage” will decrease significantly and be a step towards achieving EU climate goals. EU citizens will have the opportunity to purchase products from a market that is open to environmentally friendly resources! Businesses that focus and invest more into their environmental impact will surely benefit from CBAM, since importing into EU countries will be easier. CBAM will also encourage producers in non-EU countries to green their production processes.

Earth Recycling - EU CBAM Tax

InknTonerUK’s contribution to a more positive Environment

At InknTonerUK, we try to do what we can to recycle and decrease our impact on the environment. Buy our remanufactured ink cartridges and do your part to help our planet! Help us make a change today!

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Ink Cartridges – How are they made?


InknTonerUK sells many products, many of which are ink cartridges. But what processes do our ink cartridges go through before they get to our clients? Find out in this Blog!

The Manufcaturing Process of Ink Cartridges

Ink cartridges are usually made by injecting ink into a plastic or metal shell that has been molded to fit the specifications of a particular printer model. The process of making an ink cartridge typically involves the following steps:

  1. Design and molding: The first step in making an ink cartridge is to design the cartridge and create a mold that will be used to form the plastic or metal shell. This mold is typically created using computer-aided design (CAD) software and a 3D printer, and it is designed to match the dimensions and shape of the printer for which the cartridge will be used.
  2. Injection molding: Once the mold is created, it’s used to inject molten plastic/metal into the shape of the cartridge shell. This process is typically done using an injection molding machine. It’s a machine that heats the material to high temperatures and injects it into the mold under high pressure.
Ink Cartridges Colourful

3. Assembly: After the cartridge shell is molded, it’s typically assembled with other components like a print head, ink reservoirs etc. The print head is responsible for spraying ink onto the page, while reservoirs hold ink used by the print head. Electronic components may also include sensors, microprocessors, and other components that help the printer communicate with the cartridge and control operations.

4. Filling: Once the cartridge has been assembled, it is typically filled with ink. This is done by injecting the ink into the ink reservoirs using a filling machine. The ink is usually supplied to the filling machine in large containers, and it’s typically mixed with other ingredients such as solvents and pigments to achieve desired properties.

Ink Cartridges

Everything AFTER the actual making

5. Testing: After the cartridge has been filled, it’s typically tested to ensure proper functioning and it meets required quality standards. This also may involve testing print quality, checking for leaks or defects, and verifying that it’s compatible with a specific printer.

6. Packaging: Once the cartridge has been tested and approved, it is typically packaged for shipping. This may also involve sealing cartridges and labeling them with product information, like the model number etc.

Ink Cartridges Colourful

InknTonerUK Details

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Branded Ink Costs – Calls to Investigate


Some printers can use up a lot of ink, which can have an effect on your wallet. Buying Original Branded Ink Products can be quite costly. However, a cheaper alternative to these big, recognisable brands are third-party printer ink brands.

Branded Inks vs Third Party Inks

A survey by Which? Magazine asked more than 9,000 inkjet and laser printer owners about their experiences with printer ink brands – both Original brands and third-party brands. Similarly to previous statistics, third-party brands came out on top for value with both ink and toner cartridges, while the big brands were ranked at the bottom of the results. The third-party brands with the highest consumer score was 87%. The bottom four brands out of the 20 brands to choose from in the survey – in descending order – were Brother (66%), Canon (62%), Epson (58%) and HP with the lowest score (56%). These huge brands offer amazing printing quality, however, the high prices of these Branded Ink Products cause customers to rank bigger brands lower down and they feel like they’re not a value for money.

Ink Cartridge Head Non-OEM

Moreover, third-party printer inks are a good value and contrary to popular belief, won’t break your printer or be of a lesser value. Which? Magazine’s survey found that out of 3,000 Which? Members who use third-party inks, only 4% experienced compatibility problems and only 1% had leaky cartridges. Most third-party brands also offer guarantees if a cartridge doesn’t work. Some may even replace your printer in the unlikely situation that a cartridge causes irreversible damage.

Tank printers can be a good cost-effective solution for many. Tank printers contain built-in ink reservoirs which are filled with bottles instead of cartridges. Bottles are much cheaper and last longer than cartridges. Some tank printer models tested by Which? Cost less than £4 a year, whereas some cartridge printers can cost more than £100 a year!

Branded Ink Companies Under Pressure

Which? has called for action over pricey printer inks and an investigation into “dynamic security”, which especially puts HP under pressure. Some of HP’s printers prevent customers from using third-party inks, which are often blocked by HP’s ‘dynamic security’ (used to lock out better value supplies).

InknTonerUK offers both Original and Non-Original products. Here’s just one comparison of the same product with only 1 difference – one is Original and the other is a Non-Original Product. We encourage our customers to buy the best value product and take time to look around our site for the best offers for them and compare. Here’s the Original and Non-Original HP 304XL Ink Cartridges compared:

Original | Non-Original

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Epson’s Second Environmental Campaign!


For the second consecutive year, Epson is focusing on raising awareness about global warming through another, second Environmental Campaign. This year, the environmental campaign also focuses on the work of National Geographic Explorer and ecologist Professor Isla Myers-Smith, who has studied the impact of climate change on the Arctic tundra for almost 20 years.

Epson's Second Environmental Campaign focuses on the Arctic

Observations made by Professor Myers-Smith and her colleagues indicate plants and greenery are more frequent in the Arctic, where permafrost is decreasing. Additionally, the warm temperatures cause Arctic permafrost to disappear. This therefore releases CO2 (a greenhouse gas), which accelerates global warming and speeds up disappearance of permafrost in the Arctic. The growth of taller, denser plants, captures snow and warms the ground causing more release of carbon into the atmosphere!

Scientists predict the world’s permafrost will substantially decrease by 2100. A January 2022 study predicted the amount of carbon released by melting permafrost could be 624,000,000 tons per year!

Prof. Myers-Smith states that we can change statistics by doing things like saving energy, finding alternative ways to travel to work etc.

Arctic Snow Fox - Epson's Environmental Campaign to save the Arctic Tundra

“It is important for all of us to be aware of how our choices impact the environment in our own backyards and around the planet.”

Epson is determined to lowering impact on climate. Moreover, this campaign aims to encourage businesses and consumers to do the same and choose technology that reduces carbon footprint.

Arctic Polar Bear - Epson's Environmental Campaign to save endangered species.

InknTonerUK want to help too!

At InknToner UK, we also would like to encourage you to help save our planet and the beautiful habitats of the Arctic. They are home to many animals, crucial to stability of animal and human environments.

We encourage customers to buy efficient Epson products and other ink cartridges to help reverse climate change effects.

Here are some efficient ink cartridges, you can buy on InknTonerUK :

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Blase Day with InknTonerUK!


Today, a strange event is taking place. Many people around the world are celebrating Blase Day, an annual event. How?

Blase Day releases negative emotions and opens up a door for people to feel displeasure with things they find unimpressive.

The name of this odd celebration originates from the French word ‘blase’. Someone described as ‘blase’ is difficult to impress and indifferent to things (usually because they have experienced them before. For example, they have already had many interesting and exciting life experiences). So a ‘blase’ person is difficult to impress and harder to please. The French word has been used to name this day because of the ties it has to the French who can be identified as quite ‘blase’ at times, since they have a very rich culture and are no longer often impressed by artwork or other aspects of culture. This makes this day very suitable for people who adopt this distinct mindset.

The Day comes from the French word 'blase'.

Being blase does not mean someone is unenthusiastic or rude, but rather being less expressive with emotions and not as dramatic.

Celebrating Blase Day

Celebrate today by being blase yourself! Today, you don’t need to fake enthusiasm in things you have no interest in. It’s a perfect way to complain about things you find unimpressive.

Blase Day 2022 at InknTonerUK!

Celebrate Blase Day in your own way and use #BlaseDay to document all the things you find boring. Maybe you’ll find someone who agrees with you and also finds a distaste in the same things you do.

What does InknTonerUK have to do with it?

At first glance, people may have a pretty blase attitude to buying printing products, but InknTonerUK assures you that buying our products will be worth every penny! See how great our Ink Cartridges are for yourself or check out our incredible Photo Paper and Wireless Chargers! You decide what you want to buy. Claim DOUBLE REWARD POINTS using code DBL1122 on any Genuine Original Products and make the most of this offer before it expires TONIGHT!

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Qatar World Cup – Nearly Here!


The FIFA World Cup in Qatar is in a few days. Although a lot of controversy surrounds the event, the World Cup has always been first and foremost about football – a sport that isn’t only about competition for the Golden Trophy. The World Cup also aims to help promote positive social change around the world and raise support for recovery and reconstruction of damaged/destroyed sports infrastructure worldwide. The only 2 times the World Cup did not happen was in 1942 and 1946, due to World War II.

This Year’s World Cup is Different!

The 2022 World Cup is unique – it’s the first World Cup during winter (due to Qatar’s intense summer heats). Of course, here at InknTonerUK we want our boys from England to do their best, and we’ll be supporting them.

2022 FIFA Qatar World Cup Goal and Trophy

Get into the World Cup spirit and show your support to YOUR team. InknTonerUK is ready to help you out:

Print out your countries’ flag! Whicever team you support, we can offer you our amazing ink cartridges to print as many flags as possible! The colour of your flags will be shown in its entire glory so you can proudly show it to others. Maybe you’ve got tickets to a match on one of the modern stadiums built especially for the Qatar World Cup. Print them out using our products!

Qatar Flag

Until Friday 25th November, claim Double Reward Points on our website with any Genuine Original Products using Code DBL1122.

We hope all our customers have a wonderful World Cup and enjoy the spirit football brings every 4 years. Enjoy!

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Remembrance Day in 2022


104 years ago, World War I ended. The loss of life on both participating sides was greater than in any previous war in history and was not limited to soldiers. Furthermore, new weapons and inventions were used in ways that showed a new, darker side of humanity. Today, we remember and honour the lives people gave for our freedom, peace and stability in Europe through Remembrance Day.

The horrifying images in the Great War prompted nations around the world to create the League of Nations and avoid another devastating war in Europe and around the world. About 20 years later, the world entangled itself in another, more deadly war known as World War II. After discoveries of the inhumanity and mass genocide of different groups in extremist countries committed before, during and even after the war, the League of Nations ceased its operations and the United Nations (UN) began to maintain peace and stability in the world.

Remembrance Day This Year

Today, Europe faces war on its continent again. With the Russian invasion on Ukraine earlier this year, many people demand peace. Remembrance Day, an event to commemorate the people who lost their lives during one of the worst events in history and remind everyone that war must never return to Europe. This year, however, its Remembrance Day takes place while people give their lives in another deadly war.

Poppy Field - Remembrance Day

How You Can Remember with Us

We encourage you to promote peace in Europe and other parts of the world with us. This Remembrance Day, pay respect to fallen soldiers around the world who fell victim to wars throughout history.

  • Print posters!

Print posters promoting peace or remembering heroes of WWI!

  • Print and frame old photos!

Maybe you have someone in your family or someone you know who fought in a war? Print a photo of them, remember them and show your respect for their efforts and sacrifices.

  • Make your own poppy!

Make a poppy for Remembrance Day!

Print in different sizes on our Photo Paper and bring out the colour and realism with our high quality ink cartridges. For more products, take a look at our site. Also, make sure to follow us on social media for more updates, offers and discounts! For more information or any questions, feel free to Contact Us or visit our store. All additional information is provided at the end of this Blog post.

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Celebrations in November with InknToner UK


November Celebrations at InknToner UK

Guy Fawkes Day is coming up again. We hope that you will spend your time with family and friends well and enjoy the fireworks. Our deals on inkntoner.co.uk are still up so you can use our products to eternise memories made during the celebrations! ALL our non-original products are 10% off if you use the discount codes, which we have placed on the homepages of our site as well as our social media accounts (NOV10 for inkntoneruk.co.uk). So our already cheap products will be EVEN CHEAPER!

Many people celebrate Guy Fawkes Night, sending out invitations to family members and friends to watch fireworks, having fun and spending time with each other in a good, friendly atmosphere. Maybe you haven’t had the opportunity to celebrate it this way this year and you’d like to spend next year’s Bonfire Night like this? There’s one problem, however, you come across – you have no printing facilities! You’re out of ink, your printer is old and falling apart and you’re in desperate need of fresh, good products. You need to pick a good printer and ink cartridges to go along with it. But how do you find the right, high-quality ink for your printer?

InknTonerUK Printing Solutions

InknTonerUK is the solution for you. Our site offers you the cheapest ink cartridges, while still maintaining high product quality. Our site offers all types of printing products and storage facilities – both original and non-original products!

Not only can you print photos and images off your new printing products, but you can also have a place to store them. Our site offers a variety of storage devices – from 1GB SD Cards to 8TB Portable Flash Drives!

Our website is linked at the end of this Blog Post – make sure to check it out to choose out a product you think would best suit you. You can also find out about discounts and offers we make on our social media accounts. Feel free to visit our store if you need any assistance – we’ll be happy to help!

We hope that with our products, you can save your memories from Bonfire Night and other celebrations and events…. and keep making the most of our deals and discounts, which will keep coming!

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Back to school essentials!


We have put together a collection of products to help you stay on top of your schoolwork after you have finished enjoying your summer and long weekend. These include photo paper for your homework/coursework, ink/toner cartridges for your prints, and any other necessities you may require. Come Back To School prepared! Here at InknToner UK, we offer compatible cartridges that are affordable versions of the original cartridges. During times of inflation, we strongly suggest that you try our compatibles cartridges out, if you are unsatisfied with these then we can refund you within 6 months of purchase. Please read our ‘Money Back Guarantee’ section on our website for more details.


Photo Paper

Let us start with photo papers. We offer a variety of photo papers. If you are looking for budget photo paper, we offer A6, B6 and A4 with GSM ranging from 95gsm to 260gsm. With a wide range of finishes such as satin, gloss and matt. We recommend using A4 matt paper with a gsm of 190 for your back to school work!

Ink Cartridges

Canon PIXMA printers are one of the most popular home printers, so we’re going to list a couple of our most popular PIXMA ink cartridges below. This week’s most popular printer PIXMA inks are:

Alternatively, you can get the standard capacity – however seeing, as you are most likely to print a lot of schoolwork, we recommend buying the above, as this will produce more prints for you.

Our alternative however is our;

Toner Cartridges

Now that we have gotten the Photo Paper and Inks out of the way, let us look into the toner cartridges…  

Our most popular toner cartridge is currently the

We also offer the originals.

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Canon or Brother Printers?


Canon and Brother are both well-known manufacturers of various electronic devices. They sell multifunction printers, laser printers, and inkjet printers. We will compare the finest Canon printer and Brother Printer methods that rely on printer type in this article. We will include the best low-cost printers, as well as those designed for home use and smaller companies. Keep reading if you are searching for the best printer for your needs! We’ll talk about and compare many features of these printers, such as max print size, paper handling, connectivity and MORE!

Printers are necessary components of any business because they ensure that all of your paperwork is completed on time. It is also crucial to have a trustworthy printer that meets all of your needs, whether for personal or office use.

Canon Printer

#1 Best Colour Laser Printers

Canon Color imageClass MF644Cdw for Print, Copy, Scan & Fax.

  • Price: £200-500
  • Print Speed: 22 PPM
  • Maximum Print Size: 8.5” x 14”
  • Max. Print Resolution: 600 x 600 Dpi
  • Connectivity: USB, Wi-Fi & Ethernet
  • Paper Handling: 250 sheets (input tray) / 75 sheets (output tray)
  • Max. Monthly Duty Cycle: 2,500 pages


Brother HL-L8360CDW – For prints only

  • Price: £200-400
  • Print Speed: 33 PPM
  • Maximum Print Size: 8.5” x 14”
  • Max. Print Resolution: 600 x 600 Dpi
  • Connectivity: USB, NFC, Wi-Fi, & Ethernet
  • Paper Handling: 250 sheets (front & rear) / 50 sheets (multipurpose)
  • Max. Monthly Duty Cycle: 60,000 pages

TIPS To Consider…


In current times, we rarely hear about photo processing and spools, owing to advancing technology, better printing materials, and more efficient computer equipment. People are being prompted on a regular basis to begin printing images directly, at home or at their offices, as needed. Here are some of OUR picked out tips YOU should consider!

In general, glossy paper is ideal for photograph printing. However, gloss paper is substantially more costly. You may use several sorts of paper to assess your degree of pleasure if you desire.

When selecting a printer, inkjet is the best option for printing photographs as well as unique presentations. Although laser is substantially less expensive. Be as familiar as possible with all of your printer’s editing features. Various printers allow you to preview images before printing them. Similarly, anyone will be able to alter the photographs to achieve the desired impact and outcomes.

If you prefer to print from a pc, make sure to utilise picture-editing software to have an advantage in making high-quality photographs.

Paper Stack

Keep your printer as clean as possible. One month of inactivity on your printer is not acceptable. Print at least once a week and clean the print head every month or two.

Do not expand the print size further than the pixels of your photo. The image should have a high enough resolution, which is 300 dpi or above if, you want it to be large. The dpi, or dots per inch, specifies how large a photograph may be. For example, if the image is 200 x 3400 pixels, split it by 200 or 300 dpi to achieve the optimal photo size.

Here are this months most popular products:

Original Canon BCI-3EBK Black Ink Cartridge (4479A002)

Original Canon PG-540XL Black High Capacity Ink Cartridge (5222B005AA)

Value Compatible HP 94X Black High Capacity Toner Cartridge (CF294X)

Value Compatible HP 80X Black High Capacity Toner Cartridge (CF280X)

Original Brother TC-201 Black On White 12mm x 7.7m P-Touch Label Tape (TC201)

We hope you’ll consider these tips when selecting products you want and need. Thanks for reading! See you next week!

Best Printers for Professional use


Owning a good quality photo printer is super important if you are working from home. Sometimes it can be difficult to organise your documents so owning paper copies can be helpful. Many printers are not necessarily for professional use, printers such as photo printers have a specific purpose such as printing photos. However, the printers listed below will be selected by us to use professionally.


The Epson Expression Photo XP-970, which uses 6-color Claria Photo HD inks, can print borderless photographs up to 11″ x 17″. However, printing prices are too expensive! As a result, it is best to obtain compatible Epson cartridges from a trusted vendor.

It is a little all-in-one picture printer with print, copy, and scan features that produces excellent colour fidelity, outstanding skin tones, and smooth gradations. With high-resolution scans, this printer can generate virtually identical colour copies. It can print a 4″ x 6″ picture in 11 seconds.

The XP-970 has a slower print speed when compared to other photo printers in its class; yet beating the XP-970 in other crucial features is difficult.

It is quite simple to use this consumer-grade picture printer with a 4.3″ touchscreen.

Canon PIXMA PRO-100

The Canon PIXMA PRO-100, with an 8-ink dye system, is one of the top picture printers in its class, offering great colour fidelity and a broad colour range.

The 8-ink cartridge system comes with three monochrome inks – black, grey, and light grey – for producing high-quality black and white photo prints that properly evoke memories of grayscale photography.


HP ENVY 5055

The HP Envy 5055 is a low-cost all-in-one picture printer that can print, copy, and scan. It has a 2.2″ mono touchscreen display.

This inkjet printer has borderless printing capabilities and can generate high-quality photographs. This printer is popular among professionals for producing 4″ x 6″ borderless pictures. The printer can print in a variety of sizes, including A4, envelopes, and 8″ x 10″.

The Envy 5055 can print from smartphones, tablets, and enables 2-sided printing.

High-yield cartridges are not required, although the printer is compatible with the HP Instant Ink programme. Remember that the cost-per-print with the HP Instant Ink subscription plan is rather expensive.

How to avoid security breaches


Every company has to be extra cautious in terms of security breaches, as it has become a norm for hackers in today’s society. Major damage can be done to computers and even printers by a simple installation of malicious hardware. As most printers today are multi-functional and have wireless capability, everyone often uses them. This can render them vulnerable to viruses and hacking. With wireless networks, allow users to send data meaning it is easier for hackers to meddle with. There is a chance that your printed files may still be stored into the print queue, exposing you to more security threats. If your printer is not secure than anyone who wants to breach the network and acquire your company’s information can do so. To avoid this from happening, you need to make sure that your internal Wi-Fi connections are safeguarded with security software.


Printers from HP

HP Enterprise printers include software that protects the device and detects assaults automatically. These printers can even ‘self-heal’ after being infected with a virus!

Printers from Samsung

To prevent unauthorised access to multifunction printers, Samsung printers have a Secure Login Manager. You may create an extra security barrier for picture files or other stored documents by configuring ID and passwords as well as PINs to access the system. Furthermore, a Confidential Print function accounts for the possibility of leaving printed documents unattended on the printer, where they might be picked up by anyone. Samsung printers keep submitted jobs until the intended receiver arrives. Only by entering a PIN code can the task be safely sent to the correct hands.

Printers manufactured by Xerox

To prevent unauthorised access from hackers, Xerox recommends McAfee software. The ConnectKey programme notifies you that the files on your printer have been tampered with.

It also has settings to lessen the need for manual software upgrades to deal with potential risks.

Cisco is another suggested software for Xerox printers. It provides secure external email connectivity that encrypts data flow between multifunction printers and externally hosted mail servers. This implies that while transmitting digital files, mail servers are safeguarded.

What is the difference in buying XL and standard cartridges?


Every cartridge manufacturer offers a wide range of cartridges to accommodate each printer. However, what is the difference in XL and standard sizing in terms of cartridges?

Many Ink cartridge manufacturers provide standard and XL cartridges. The difference between the two? The XL simply lasts longer, meaning you will not have to replace your cartridges so often. They both have different amounts of Ink in the cartridge. Buying an XL cartridge could amount to being cheaper in the end as you obtain greater value for money.

When compared to buying an XL, the advantages of utilising a standard cartridge are that you do not have to invest as much money upfront. Furthermore, if you do not print frequently, you may prefer the standard cartridge, as cartridges left in a printer for an extended period may dry out.

If you are ever unclear about the size or type of paper that you require for your printer than you can always check the printer model on our InknTonerUK website to discover which XL and standard cartridges your printer need or contact us!

Ink Cartridges

HP Cartridges

HP ink cartridges change slightly based on the printer type. Always double-check the cartridges you are removing from the printer or look up the model on the internet.

HP cartridges include versions with both black and tri-colour cartridges, which require two cartridges. The difference between the XL and standard sizes is how much the cartridges are filled.

Other types of HP ink cartridges include standard, XL, and occasionally XXL or extra high yield. When an inkjet printer has four or more slots, it implies you are getting more for your money and simply need to change the cartridge colour when it runs out.

Epson Cartridges

Epson cartridges are available in standard and XL capacity, as well as single cartridges in black, cyan, magenta, and yellow. When utilising combination cartridges, you may wind up discarding the cartridges when one colour runs out. In most circumstances, double-check your printer model first. However, in general, the size will be the same and will fit in your printer. The only variation is the amount of ink used.

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If you wish to contact us about anything, you can visit our store or you can go to our Contact Us page here. You can also call our number or get in touch with us on our Social Media Accounts. All links and information will be provided at the end of this Blog Post.

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How often do you have to change your toner cartridge?


A toner cartridge filled with toner can print thousands of pages because laser printers can print thousands of copies of a single toner cartridge. As a result, laser printers have become extremely popular. Numerous families have bought laser printers too. The toner cartridge must then be prompted every time the printer is used. The printer’s toner cartridge is comprised of three components: the magnetic drum, the photosensitive drum, and the toner cartridge. Several laser printers are self-contained and can be replaced separately, but more of the three are embedded into one. However, the most common answers would be when your toner cartridge expires. When you run out of the toner cartridge and when you change printers. Nevertheless, how would you know if any of these happen and when should you actually change the toner?

Toner Cartridges - when should you change them?

Here are some tips to prepare you for any of these.

The Tips

The expiration dates are found on the side of printer cartridges or on the side of the cartridge boxes. For most printers, the first indication that you’re nearing the end of your toner cartridge will be a low toner warning on the printer’s exterior, either on a screen or an the printers LED light.

As for needing a new printer, this will come down to many different reasons.

What are the reasons?

Your cartridges may end up being too expensive. This can affect you in terms of prints depending on how many pages you usually print. Another reason could be your printer may not work anymore, or the print speed is too slow. It could even come down to the print quality being poor. All these factors can lead to one buying a new printer. To use your printer, it is recommended that you print every 2-3 weeks, however if you are trying to replace your printer than it is recommended that you replace it every two years. This all just depends on different factors such as technology upgrades, security protocols and wear-and-tear damage.

Your cartridges can also dry up if you are not using it properly. Make sure that if you do use your printer often, to keep your cartridges sealed and stored upright in a cool and dark space. When installing your cartridges, double check by running a print job at least once every couple of weeks to keep your cartridges in good condition.

How to spot fake Ink Cartridges!


Counterfeit ink cartridges are like counterfeit other fake items such as Jewellery, shoes, and even paintings. They are designed to look like the real thing—in this case, ink sold by well-known printer manufacturers such as HP, Canon, and Epson. At best, it is inferior to the real McCoy in terms of image quality. Worst-case scenario, it jams and leaks, causing damage to your printer.

Remember, Compatibles/Remanufactured products are NOT FAKE!

Do not confuse fake ink with off-brand or ink that is on offer, which is manufactured to specifications by honest companies and can be a viable, low-cost alternative to brand-name ink. Whereas discount ink manufacturers seek happy, long-term customers, counterfeiters seek quick profits. 

SCAM Image

Only buy ink from reputable retailers. Although anonymous online deals are appealing, what can you do if a seller you do not know sends you a counterfeit ink cartridge? Even though reputable retail stores are occasionally duped into selling counterfeits, you will have some right of appeal if the ink you receive turns out to be fake.

Assistance in identifying Fakes

For many years, printers have holographic seals or other seals to ensure the authenticity of the products they sell. If you adjust the box, try to look at how the security seal reacts. This should be as the manufacturer specifies. Many significant printer manufacturers, such as HP, provide assistance on their websites in identifying genuine packaging.

Original suppliers vs Fake suppliers

Original supplier goods are never smeared with ink on the outside of the cartridge or inside the package. There ought to be no black toner dust or cartridge damage. Original products have multiple pull-tab tape seals all over the ink ports.

Fake cartridges frequently leak, overfill, and print in improper colours or with distorted text. Keep a close eye on the output quality of your printer. If it appears to be a fake, especially right out of the box, contact the manufacturer.

Father’s Day Gift Ideas


What better day to do honour our paternal bonds than Father’s Day. You could do so many fun activities with your fathers, whether it is taking them out to eat or simply just spending quality time with them. You can bestow a card upon them or even create an impressive origami card!

Some of the cool cards we collected for you to use on Father’s Day to gift to your dad:

Father's Day Card Idea #1
Father's Day Card Idea #2
Father's Day Card Idea #3

Father’s Day with InknTonerUK Products – How Can We Help You?

We offer many paper options for your origami designs and Father’s Day Cards from budget paper to specialist paper. Other than paper, we offer a variety of different Ink and Toner Cartridges you can print from – high quality, cheap and reliable! See for yourself, you won’t regret it.

We offer ‘Genuine Originals, a guaranteed genuine original product. Made by your printers make. ‘Compatibles‘ A brand new product that guarantees perfect print quality and yield. Will meet or exceed the quality and yield of original products. ‘Premium Remanufactured‘ is an original product that’s been recycled for the first time. Some parts replaced to guarantee reliability. High grade toner to guarantee print quality as well as longevity. Premium Remanufactured cartridges are checked and tested prior to dispatch.

If you wish to contact us about anything, you can visit our store or you can go to our Contact Us page here. You can also call our number or get in touch with us on our Social Media Accounts. All links and information will be provided at the end of this Blog Post.

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Preparing for the Queens Jubilee


The second and third of June 2022 marks a very important and celebratory day for Brits! Her Majesty the Queen will be the first British Monarch to have been of service for 70 years! Celebrations of her Jubilee will take place all over the UK and even across the world! Communities will come together to celebrate this joyous day. Her majesty the Queen has been reigning since the age of 25, she is the longest serving British Monarch in History. This means that her majesty the Queen is the most important figurehead for the UK during times of any enormous changes. The Jubilee will be a historical event many of us will probably tell future generations!

As expected there will be a numerous amount of events that will take place but other than the events, what else is there for you to do for the extended weekend?

You can create cards, invitations and even flags!

Queen Elizabeth

So what will happen on the 2nd June?

The 2nd of June will be when the festivities will kick off with the Queen’s Birthday Parade. This is also the best opportunity to post up a card, create invitations and even print off the Union Jack flag. You can do this by visiting our store and we can print these off for you or you can visit our online store, order your printing paper as well as cartridges to print!

We offer a variety of products for you to look into. Some of which are cheaper alternatives such as compatible cartridges or even budget paper for your flags.

Here are some of our popular products!

For all the photo paper: https://www.inkntoneruk.co.uk/a4-photo-paper/

  1. Brother LC123 Black Ink Cartridge (LC123BK)
  2. Premium Remanufactured HP 907XL Black Extra Longer Lasting Ink Cartridge (T6M19AE)
  3. Canon PG-545XL Black High Capacity Ink Cartridge (8286B001)
  4. Premium Compatible HP 953XL Black High Capacity Ink Cartridge (L0S70AE)
  5. Premium Compatible Epson 27XXL Black Extra Longer Lasting Ink Cartridge (C13T27914010) T2791 Alarm Clock

We hope that you found this blog useful and enjoy this long weekend with your friends and family!

Printers – 3 Main Types


There are many types of printer out there. Many printers, many categories. However, in today’s Blog Post, we decided to list the 3 Main Types of Printers. Here they are:

  • Multi-Function Printers (MFP)

What is a MFP printer?

An MFP Printer is a device that combines the functionality of a printer, scanner and also a copier into one machine. They are the best printers for businesses who want to stay on a budget and reduce costs whilst still maintaining and improving workflow.

HP Printer

The best voted Multi-Functional printer is the HP OfficeJet Pro 9015e

Here are some of the cartridges that will work best for this printer:


Another great Multi-Functional printer is the Brother HL-L2340DW

Here are some of the cartridges that will work best for this printer:


  • Inkjet Printers

What is an Inkjet Printer?

An Inkjet Printer works through computer printing that recreates a digital image. Furthermore, it prints by propelling drops of ink onto paper.

The best Voted Inkjet Printer is the HP OfficeJet Pro 9015

Here are some of the cartridges that will work best for this printer:


Another great Inkjet printer is Canon PIXMA GM4050

Here are some of the Cartridges that will work best for this printer:


  • Laser Printers

What is a Laser Printer?

Firstly, Laser printing is an electrostatic digital printing process. It produces high-quality graphics/Images and also text.

The best Voted Inkjet Printer is the Brother MFC-L2750DW

Here are some of the cartridges that will work best for this printer:


Another great Inkjet printer is Xerox VersaLink B600DN

Here are some of the Cartridges that will work best for this printer:


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Tel: 020 8216 5571

4 things to know before buying Ink Cartridges


Here are some things we believe you should know before buying your first Cartridges:


Are you interested in an Original (OEM) Cartridge OR a compatible cartridge (Non Original)?

Before buying a cartridge, it is important to understand all of the cartridge types available in the market for your printer. Some printers may accept a compatible cartridge, whilst others may not. Nevertheless, they are both as reliable as one another are; it is still good to know before buying. To clarify the difference, an Original is manufactured by the same brand as your printer. Whether it’s a Canon Printer, Dell Printer, HP Printer, Lexmark or any other brand, this list will surely help guide you when buying ink.

E.g. if you own a Canon printer, you will find that Canon has already manufactured a specific cartridge for this printer. A compatible cartridge is when a cartridge is manufactured by a third-party for your printer.

E.g. a Canon cartridge that is not manufactured by Canon. Some may argue that buying a compatible is much better if bought from the right place, as it is the most common and most affordable option for many.

Will using an InknToner UK non-genuine original cartridge affect my printer’s warranty?

No, using non-genuine original cartridges will not void your printer’s warranty. All of our cartridges will match or exceed the performance of OEM cartridges. In addition, they will be at a significantly lower price, giving you the best value possible.

Are page yields important to look into before buying a cartridge?

What are page yields?

Page yields are an estimate of how many pages can be printed with your printer cartridge. These page yields will always vary depending on the ink or toner coverage of the documents you are trying to print.

The page yield will be determined by how often you replace your cartridges. The higher the page yields the less replacements you will need. This makes it more cost efficient for you in the end and will help your printer running smoothly.

Should I buy standard or high capacity?

The difference between High Capacity and standard capacity is that a standard capacity contains less ink and is less expensive than the high yielded cartridge (high capacity). This is because a high yielded cartridge contains more ink and will usually print more pages at a better value.  

Schools, Colleges and Universities


Finding a place that sells a variety of printer supplies for schools, colleges and university can be quite difficult. This industry is very competitive and everyone vouches that their cartridges are the best to buy from. This could be true but the biggest issue you might find is having a trusted source to buy your supplies from. At InknToner UK, we offer the best-valued printer supplies to educational institutions and government bodies. However, what makes us different?

School Kids

Why us?

We have many reasons why we are different from other printer supply companies, one being that we praise our knowledgeable reputation for providing the best approach to our printer supplies. We also offer the best-valued supplies and always update our prices so that you can receive the best cartridges for your printers, whether it be Ink Cartridges, Toner Cartridges or Label Tapes. You will find that we offer a service that is the best in the industry.

We even offer a reorder option; this means you do not have to try to remember your printer model all of the time and it makes the process of ordering much faster. In terms of educational institutions and government bodies, your credit account can be arranged promptly for your orders, meaning you can place your order directly from our website or by phone.

In addition, we always have a new offer on the website so that you can save as much money with our products as possible! Whether it is a discount code or reward points, we do our absolute best to aid our customers as much as we can and assist them with any queries they have. For rare days where you do not see a discount or reward points up, we have a permanent offer for new customers and an additional 300 reward points within 24 hours of your initial purchase! Your subsequent orders will be simple and straightforward as afterward. If you are in any doubt thinking of what you need, check out the site and even create an account with us if you would like!

How to place an order

We offer top of the market printer supplies, from Lexmark to Epson, HP to Canon and we offer free delivery! We can also supply you with compatible cartridges as a cheaper alternative. If you would prefer to place an order by phone than you are more than welcome to give us a call 020 8216 5571 and we will work towards helping you place your order.

We hope that this helped schools, colleges, universities and any other educational institutions. We also encourage schools and other places of education and work to order our products, which won’t disappoint!

Are Brother Inks as good as HP, Canon and Epson?


Brother had originated before the First World War back in 1908. Originally, the brother brand was known for its sewing machines and they are a Japanese brand that is now popular for its printers and electronic goods.

Brother is a well-known brand that is efficient and practical in terms of their printers. They design well-built printers with high page yields for a great value. The Brother cartridges are known for their longevity cartridges and do not often need replacing until the Ink runs low. This actually makes the Inks cheaper in the end if you are a person who often prints. HP on the other hand is able to provide easily accessible printers and requires you to do less so that your printers can keep running and take lesser time to print.


Ultimately, all these big brands are reliable however, one may always be better than another. This industry is extremely competitive and is always coming out with new printers and cartridges. One very popular brand that you just cannot miss is Epson and Canon. Canon is great when yielding black pages while Brother is known for yielding more colour pages.

Brother vs Canon

We all know how popular Canon is to Brother, but what are the advantages over the Canon? To start with, the Brother has a better cost per print and it prints in both colour and black and white faster than the Canon printer does. In addition, the average Brother printers lasts up to 3-5 years with its proper upkeep and maintenance. This does not mean that you should not upgrade your printer.

With any printer you will find that their might be a new feature added as the years go on. This is so that printing is made easy for you, however most of the time, we do not have issues with the printers; we have issues with the Ink and Toners and the compatibility of the cartridges with your printers. However, when you buy from a reliable brand, you’re more likely to deal with less problems and manage prints better.

Electricity Bills going up!


As you may already know, our electricity bills are increasing. Should we aim to live our lives like everyone else in the 18th / 19th century? The most reliable times being when electricity was just invented and social media never existed… any power cuts? You could still read a newspaper; still write letters, submitting your homework by hand etc. Not to say that either of these are bad things, it is just better to be reliable, especially when you have an important task to complete. The good thing about investing in paper is that you would not be facing any of these issues when the electricity bill increases.

Light Bulb

Not only is electricity bills increasing but also due to inflation, everything has gone up by 5% in the market. Realistically, it feels like the inflation has gone up by 20%! This has influenced everyone greatly by this, whether you own a business, work in a business or if you are just a buyer. Why not save some money and invest in compatible cartridges? Whether you need to print your homework or even photocopy your documents! We value your time and money because we always aim to consider our customers and do our best to assist you on buying the best-valued products on our market/industry.

However, how can you tell if an Ink Cartridge is a compatible?

On our website, we label the compatibles through the titles of the product. You may miss this, so the best way to identify a compatible cartridge is from the box design. You’ll notice that original cartridges will have all the details including the logo. However, the easiest method would be to type in your printer model or cartridge on our search or quick finder. When you do this, all of your options should appear. Look for the compatible cartridge and when you do that, adding your cartridge to the cart should be straight forward. You could save yourself money and your compatible inks will fit into your printer the same way as originals. The quality is almost identical, you are saving the planet and you get more prints!

Here are the most popular Ink and Toner cartridges that may fit well with your printer;-

  • HP 12A (Q2612A) Toner Cartridge
  • HP 21 C9351 Inkjet Cartridge
  • Epson 603 Ink Cartridge (Starfish)
  • HP 65 / HP 304XL Cartridge

The list goes on…

We sell all the originals too. If you want to be safe and still rely on original cartridges there’s still the option to do so too. We hope that this blog helped in terms of affordability and time management.

Cool and fun ways to enjoy St. Patrick’s Day!


Who is St. Patrick and why is the day so special?

Many celebrate the Irish celebration on the 17th of March as it marks the death date of the late St. Patrick, a patron saint of Ireland. Spreading from Ireland across the entire world, St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated and enjoyed by many across the globe. It is not just a religious event, however, but also a family one, where you can spend the day with either your family, friends and/or any other loved ones, remembering the patron saint of Ireland (and trying some potentially new dishes while you’re at it). We have included some cool activities you and your family can do whilst enjoying your feast!

St Patrick Day Word Search
Use the word search to unlock some cool vocabulary!
Fun Game
Amongst these cool games, I’ve also included some cool stickers and badges that you guys can use for any St. Patrick’s parade or party you are planning to attend.
St. Patrick's Day Stickers

You can even pop by to our shop and we can help print these for you! Alternatively, you can purchase our paper from our site. We also offer transfer paper if you are interested in creating a St. Patrick’s day themed top!

If you wish to contact us about anything, you can visit our physical store or you can also see our Contact Us page here. You can also call our phone number or get in touch with us on our Social Media Accounts. All links and information will be provided at the end of this Blog Post.

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Cool Facts about Label Tapes!


A Label Tape can be useful at times. It’s not the first thing people think about when they wake up in the morning, but fun facts about Tapes can be interesting and…. well, fun.

What are Label Tapes and how did they come about?

  • The word ‘Label’ originated from the 1300 year old French word ‘label’ ‘lambel’ ‘Labeau’ which means ‘Ribbon, Fringe worn on clothes’ and was used as a term in heraldry.
  • There are two different kinds of Label Tapes. Labels are applied to the exterior of a tape cartridge or reel. The second kind is when the date reordered is on the tape itself.
  • It has rumoured that the Ancient Egyptians invented stickers to advertise their daily market rates. In Tutankhamun’s tomb, detailed wine labels were discovered that were almost identical to present day wine labels.
  • The primary method of sticker production was in the 1800s. The labels were printed on a treated flat surface that repels ink from places where it is not needed. This method is known today as Lithography. In the late 1800s, they used to advertise goods using paper bonded by animal glue.
  • In World War II, Labels were also used as bumper stickers as part of a propaganda scheme.
  • We use or see labels almost every day of our lives. We use labels to communicate. Label tapes are also used to look up information about products whether it is a drink or food we buy, the labels are still there to help use. Labels are often used in transport or even recycling.
  • Using labels is extremely helpful for a lot in of industries, especially the retail industry. Bar codes on labels help identify a product for many companies.
  • The birth of the inkjet printer in the 1980s was responsible for an explosion in the use of labels across all commercial sectors
Box with tape

What does the future hold for Labels?

Due to environmental concerns, the industry has been successfully developing a range of sustainable label production technologies and materials including biodegradable labels.

Best Quality Compatible Tapes

Not everyone requires Label Tapes, some customers who have bought them elsewhere have often complained about their labels being ripped or of poor quality. However, if you tend to use a lot of Labels, saving money isn’t such a bad idea and you should aim to get a Compatible Tape. Furthermore, branded options can get a tad expensive. However, branded options are always more reliable than compatibles. It’s best to stay safer with an Branded Label Tape than a compatible. If you are still wanting a compatible, here are the different types you can buy.

  • Fabric Tape – Printable iron-on tapes that are made from cloth that enables you to easily label on uniforms.
  • Heat Shrink Tubing – with the help of a heat gun, printable tubes are shrunk to fit around cables.
  • Flexi Tape – Different colours available, flexi tapes, commercial, industrial and domestic applications.

I hope that this blog covered all of your queries about Label Tapes.

Plan Your Half Term with InknToner UK


Make the most out of your half term by printing your important documents. We understand how overwhelming this time of year can be. We would like you to make the most out of this time by printing or finding the relevant cartridges. Going back to school means our cartridges are in high demand. Whether you’re printing your homework or are in need of some printing supplies you can visit our InknToner UK website.

Apple on books

Why buy from us?

With InknToner UK, we ensure that all of our Inks and Toners are of the best quality. We offer refunds within 7 days of purchase if you manage to find your bought products cheaper elsewhere. We can action a Price Match Promise, by refunding you 100% of the difference. You are always guaranteed to pay the lowest price. This is part of our price promise guarantee. We even offer to exchange your faulty goods or refund you within 6 months if you are not satisfied.

There are so many benefits buying from our website e.g. We try to make our products as affordable as we can. We have offers up on our website or social media page (@Inkntoneruk) every week. You can also sign up to our newsletter. This will ensure that the first to know of any offers we have up on our website.

We offer 300 Extra Reward Points. InknToner UK rewards gives you the added bonus of reward points when buying anything. We offer discounts on future orders or even pay for your purchase in full if you have enough points available.

More about our offers

Your reward points do not expire, therefore they will be here waiting for you whenever you return to InknToner UK. Our 300 Bonus Point giveaway is for new customers only. As long as you have not purchased from us before, then grab your 300 points bonus when you place your first order.

We can supply to schools and universities. We also have a 100% money back guarantee another benefit is that we have an easy to use website. Our products have the best value in the market. We look out for our customers and help them save as much as we can. We also make sure to donate to charities and are in partnership with ‘Caring for Kids’.

For more information, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Valentine’s Day Ideas 2022


Valentine’s Day. The day we get creative. The worst struggle is wondering what your partner loves and wants, romantic of course. For example, maybe a bunch of roses, flowers…, or a personalised chocolate box. Either way it is also a day to enjoy! Why not create old school love letters or poems for your partner using our photo paper! This will make your partner feel loved, as it will feel more personal.

Valentine’s Day does not always have to be for your partners only. For example, it can be for your parents too! Here is a list of ideas you can get or do that will help you, your partner or parents feel better this Valentine’s day.

  • A label printer – To save you some time having to print your labels at your local off license.
  • Flowers – To impress your loved ones.
  • USB flash Drives – To help you store your memories on this precious day.
  • IPhone Charger – To own a backup charger is always reassuring considering how many times people misplace, break or lose their chargers.
  • A Printer – to print out any of you and your partners favourite pictures.
  • Ink Cartridges – To add some colour to your printer.
  • A gift voucher – If you are not too sure on what to get them you can always play it safe and get a voucher.

I can think of these cool and creative gadgets, if you have anything else to suggest you can always also make a suggestion on our twitter page @InknToneruk or pop us an email contact@Inkntoneruk.co.uk.

I have created some cool Valentine’s Day designs for you to choose from.

Valentines Day Card
Valentine's Day Card 2
Valentine's Day Card 3

We created these for you and also your partner to enjoy. I do hope you enjoy these Valentine’s Day cards to compliment your flowers and box of chocolates.

If you wish to contact us about anything, you can visit our store or you can also go to our Contact Us page here. You can also call our number or get in touch with us on our Social Media Accounts. Please note that all links and information will be provided at the end of this Blog Post.

We hope this Blog post was useful to you and we encourage you to come back every Friday, when we post new content on our Blog!

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Address: 61 East Barnet Road, Barnet, EN4 8RN

Tel: 020 8216 5571

Print out your New Year’s Wish List


Firstly, Happy New Year from us to you! This year our goal is to continuously provide the best services to you as well as create easier and more efficient ways to enjoy using your cartridges, printing paper or even memory sticks. I have created a wish list of products that are in high demand this year and that are of exceptional quality. I’ve also listed some of our best sellers and their advantages.

Original HP 305XL Black & Colour Combo Pack High Capacity Ink Cartridges (3YM62AE & 3YM63AE)

We recommend getting yourself this HP 305 Black & Colour Combo as you save more money getting a combo rather than one. Having an Original Cartridge also, means that your printing quality will be exceptionally good compared to a compatible.

Original HP 304A Black Toner Cartridge (CC530A)

It is always useful to have a black Toner and black Ink. This Toner is popular and is always reliable to have. You can always check to see if they are compatible with your printers on our websites list view.

Epson has some great choices for their Ink and Toner Cartridges. One of them being the 18XL High Capacity Ink Cartridge. The Epson brand has been about for a very long time now and they are very reliable to use. These cartridges are also very affordable making it on the 2022 wish list.

Original SanDisk Ultra 256GB Silver Type-C Dual Drive Luxe (SDDDC4-256G-G46) – PC/MAC

What better way to start the year than to hold onto all of your memories from the year before by using this USB-C Type Memory stick/Flash Drive. Your storage on your PC or Mac may be a lot and if you are looking to create space than this is ideal for you! You will get 256GB of storage and it will be affordable compared to others, making it one of our favourites.  

Original Pro-Jet Matte A4 190gsm Photo Paper – 50 sheets

One of our most common Photo Papers is this Pro-Jet Matte A4 190gsm. Reason being is that the paper is great quality and for an amazing value.

Wish List

Happy New Year from InknTonerUK!

Printable Christmas Cards!


Sometimes buying X-Mas cards can be super repetitive and very last minute as we usually get carried away with all the cool X-Mas decorations and making our houses look the best on the street. However, the concept of X-Mas cards is still present and I think it’s important to keep the traditions running. Here at InknToner UK we have provided a bunch of X-Mas card designs for you to print off if you’re looking to impress your friends and family. You can print these designs on using our affordable photo paper and create packs of Christmas cards!

Christmas Card 1
Christmas Card 2
Christmas Card 3

We have also made sure to make some of these designs colour friendly for those who prefer to print in black and white so that it still looks best in quality. If you are running out of inks, we offer super affordable Ink cartridges on our site. Why not save more coin and buy some of our budget paper? only difference in the budget paper is that it is not branded.

These designs would work best on an A4 paper. We offer glossy and matte on our site so you can experiment and see which ones work best for you. Make sure to print these designs off and fold the paper. Also, don’t forget to add a personalised message inside to your friends and/or family!

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What happens when your Ink dries up


As bizarre as it sounds, Ink can “expire” and it dries up. It all depends on the temperature, whether it is stored in cold or hot conditions. We never think to check to see if our pasta noodles have expired because we know that it usually lasts long, but regardless of how long it lasts, the quality of the pasta is not so great over some time. Like pasta noodles, Inks and Toners can last up to a very long time. They carry preservatives that make the shelf life last much longer. You can expect Toners to last longer than Ink, as with Toners the electro-magnetic process in laser printers is more precise.

Ink Cartridges dry up slow. Therefore, it is best to print out your documents when you know the Ink is still wet. For any reason you may find that the quality of your prints are going bad, it is because the wet ink is drying up and you have parts that are wet and you have parts that are dry. If it is too dry than, the print job will not go through.

Ink Cartridge

Your cartridges should be stored in good conditions. If they are, then they should still be able to work after the “expiration date” has passed. The best way to take care of your printer cartridges is to have your cartridges stored upright so that the sponge stays moist and in a sealed airtight container. As obvious as it may sound, keep your cartridges away from sunlight! Your cartridges have many very harmful chemicals and you don’t want to risk dealing with any possible hazards from this. So if you’re storing them somewhere, it should be stored in a dark space like a cabinet or drawer.

Money Back or Exchange Warranty at InknTonerUK

Although you can save by purchasing from e-retailers like eBay, it’s important to be certain you can use them. Also, equally important, making sure they’re not faulty. Your printer should let you know if there is something wrong with your Ink or Toner cartridges. It is always safer to buy from a reliable Ink shop. With InknToner UK, you are promised quality Originals and Compatible Inks and ‘Money Back or Exchange Warranty’ on your products.

The Money Back or Exchange Warranty allows you to receive warranty within 6 months when you purchase our products. That’s including compatibles! All of the products you are returning must be discussed with us prior. All returns have to be in their relevant packaging and include a note, which states your order number. It is important to also note down if you would prefer an exchange or a refund.

Even though warranty is available, it’s still important to take proper care of your Inks. It will have a longer shelf life and there will be less of a hassle to deal with for you.

We hope we’ve informed you enough about what to do when ink dries and how to avoid ink drying. If your or someone else you know ink dries again and you don’t know or remember what to do, you know where to find this Blog Post!

Transfer Fabric Paper


With Christmas just around the corner, this time of year has everyone running around whilst spending time with their families and picking out the best Christmas outfits to wear. Of course, let us not forget the most exciting thing about Christmas is… decorating your Christmas trees/homes, and of course buying and unwrapping your gifts! A common issue people usually face during Christmas is what gift others with. It can be difficult to decide on what the best gift to get someone can be, especially with the year(s) we have had battling the pandemic and all. It has been one of the hardest years for us all, social distancing and being further away from our loved ones. However, I’ve found a fun way for you to reconnect and enjoy this time with your family AND create cool Christmas shirts using Transfer Fabric Paper.

What is Transfer Fabric Paper?

Transfer Paper or ‘T-shirt paper’ is used with text or imagery to transfer onto fabric. It can be used on anything like tablecloths, pillowcases, bags and obviously shirts. In this case, we would use it for Christmas jumpers and sweaters. For reference, transfer paper is used by 100% cotton, polyester and poly/cotton blends. You have to make sure that you transfer everything correctly, as they can last an amazingly long time.

You can add on any design you would like but if you cannot think of any, let me help you out with these super cool designs!

Christmas Reindeer
Winter Penguin
Christmas Tree

The Aftercare

Remember! You can print these images anywhere on the jumper/sweater. The front, the back or both. Printing on fabric means it is washable too! Therefore, you can keep using this method to create amazing new designs every year and save your coin! If you want, you can create funny jumpers or t-shirts as gifts for your family this Christmas.   

Remember if you want to wash, your prints then make sure that you wait 24 hours and before doing so turn them inside out. Make sure that the water temperature is mild. The best thing I can suggest after washing them is not to twist or try to drain the excess water out. If you want them then at the best quality tumble-drying would be best. You want them to dry quicker than hanging them up. If you keep washing it, the images on your Christmas jumper might come out as stiff, to fix this, simply use silicon paper and re-iron the image.

I hope this blog has helped you think of creative ways to go about this years Christmas!

Guy Fawkes Mask (Print Out Now!)


What is Guy Fawkes and why is the 5th of November a memorable day?

The Gunpowder Plot was a scheme to kill King James I by a group of Catholics (Guy Fawkes being one of them) to restore the Catholic Monarchy in the UK. Guy Fawkes had the responsibility to deal with the explosives however; it was a failed attempt due to Fawkes being caught with Gunpowder under the House of Lords.

You may have seen many people wearing the famous Guy Fawkes mask on this important day to commemorate the occasion. We have the best Guy Fawkes mask template available for you and your friends/family to enjoy.

Guy Fawkes Mask

You can print this mask off in black and white or colour if you prefer. In addition, if you’re on a budget or want to save money, you can use compatible Inks for your printer. They perform just as well as originals. It is also better to do so for the environment. Now that you have your Inks, you need to pair this with a good quality printer. I’ll list some printers so you can get to print the best quality masks, but also the pros and cons!

  1. Epson EcoTank Pro ET-5850

PROS: Terrific printing quality and Excellent Mobile Connectivity Options

CONS: Quite a pricey printer

  • Brother HL-L6400DW

PROS: Fast Printing, Excellent Graphics and Photos, Small and Light to carry, Generous Paper Capacity, Low Cost Compared to other printers and High volume ratings.

CONS: No USB Memory Drive Support

  • HP Tango X

PROS: Small and Manageable, has Voice Control and perfect for smart homes, an impressive print quality

CONS: Small paper input, Scans and Copies can only be done via smartphones.

Now that you understand which inks to use and what the best printers to print your masks are, you’ll need:

A pair of scissors (Use sensibly or ask anyone to assist you),

Paper, your printer or printer of your choice,

A hole puncher or the use of your scissors to punch holes into it,

Lastly a string or a rubber band to wrap behind your ears.

We also have different printing papers for you (e.g. glossy or matte). You can also potentially visit your local library/a friend’s house to save money. I recommend buying a regular A4 paper from our website as we sell good quality paper. Once you have your mask printed and cut out, make sure to use A4 paper to punch holes on the eyes and edge of the mask. You can then attach the rubber band, elastic band or string to the holes on the side of the mask and you are all done!

Debunking Ink/Toner Myths


Inks and Toners can be a tricky thing to solve before buying them, there is a lot of misleading information on the internet about what works with what. Regardless, there are many myths that have been debunked. The most common myth examples asked are ‘What is cheaper?’ ‘What’s better quality?’ ‘What will fit in my printer?’ I am hoping that deflating these myths about Inks/Toners and elaborating on them make it much clearer for you. Today we’ll be debunking all these myths, so hopefully you know what’s true and what isn’t.

Ink Cartridges

‘Compatibles are cheap; they will not work as well.’

Compatibles or ‘remanufactured’ Inks are the most questioned in this Industry. They are also misinterpreted. Compatibles have a long shelf life and have similar- if not the same quality as an original. Yes, the best quality in the industry are Genuine Originals however, remanufactured cartridges do not create poor quality prints. The only difference between the two is the price. They work just as good and you would not need to break into your wallet for them.

‘Cartridges are not worth buying, they run out so fast.’

Ink and Toner Cartridges only run out so fast because many people avoid searching for the ‘page yield’ when buying their Inks. They assume that buying the Inks or their toners blindly will result in them just being able to print however many pages they want. This is a very common issue and can be frustrating. Ink Cartridges only run out so fast when you print a lot of images and text that do not have enough spaces in between. The most efficient way to save your Ink is to check the page yield before you buy your inks, make sure you are not printing out unnecessary copies and always make sure to print in low resolution or in black and white if you are only printing text. If you decide to print some text out, make sure that the text font is small too.

Top Tip: Buy multipacks, twin packs or XL’S if you want to save more money!

‘My cartridges always need replacing’

Most of the time the only thing your cartridge is in need for is care. It is so easy to not know the best method to print. The best method is to have your cartridges cleaned if they are leaking. Another method to prevent yourself from always needing to replace your cartridge is; instead of recycling your cartridges, try to get them refilled more often as this will save you time and money.

‘My Inks or Toners will mess up my printers warranty’

Your Inks are most definitely not the reason why your printers might break and affect your printers’ warranty, especially Non OEM cartridges. If you have the right printer and the right Inks or Toners for your printer, than you should be fine with warranty. If you are unsure than it is always best to ask. Our phone number and live chat is available to use on our website if you need any assistance with this.

Inks Used in Newspapers


One of the many issues with the Ink industry is the amount of waste and paper that accumulates and as a result ends with them being wasted however, in recent years the main objective for many suppliers and companies were to help reduce this. As mentioned in the other blog posts, paper that is wasted is one of the greatest issues we face today. The rise in global warming since 1981 has been greater today so as a community we need to care more about these issues by recycling and reusing more. Just like paper, many people forget that they can recycle Ink too. With the waste of Ink on the rise, Ink Suppliers and Print companies have made it a number one priority to include more environmentally friendly and sustainable Ink types such as Soy Ink.

What is Soy Ink?

Soy Ink is an Ink that originates from Soy Beans. This kind of Ink is supposedly a better alternative than the Petroleum-based Ink that is in circulation much more often. The reason for Soy Ink being a better alternative to Petroleum based Ink is that it not only is more environmentally friendly but it can also provide precise and accurate colours. It is also easier to recycle even though it is slower to dry. If you’re looking for Soy based Inks or toners, HP is a company that sells Soy toners and Inks for their printers now.


Soy Ink became highly popular with agencies due to the higher demands of petroleum; there was also an increase in price with petroleum, therefore after 2000 different Vegetable oil formulations, the beans were the most successful of them all. Some people have reported that when they use Bean Inks for their printers they needed less Ink compared to Petroleum based inks. This could be evolutionary for those who are in need for more Ink but want better clean-up costs.


We have learnt about how Soy Ink can be beneficial to you but let us discuss the negatives and how it can affect you.

One of the main issues that sets Soy Ink low is that the Ink takes quite a long time to dry. Due to its evaporative solvents, this can make things more difficult for coated papers rather than uncoated papers that’s in use in newspapers.

Another important factor to keep in mind is that many people tend to only need black inks. However, with the bean-based black Inks costs 25% more that Petroleum based Ink. The reason why bean based Inks tend to be pricier due to its pigment to oil ratio. Soy based Inks uses more pigment than oil.

Overall, if you are unsure of the Ink and toner types that you are looking for then try to base it off your printer’s compatibility first. If you have a printer that accepts Soy based printers and would like anything that is more sustainable and environmentally friendly then go for the Soy based Ink.

Buying Inks from other marketplaces.


Before buying anything, we all like to try to branch out to other websites and marketplaces for a cheaper alternative. We also try to compare prices. However, just because things may appear cheaper doesn’t mean they are reliable to use. Many people, around the world very commonly use online marketplaces like eBay to buy what they need. Sometimes, buying second-hand items such as furniture can be a cheaper alternative. With furniture, things can be re-worked on so that they are made to look brand new. Others may find it suitable to buy second-hand clothes or even brand new clothes that are unwanted. All in which was once owned by someone else. However, this is not necessarily the same with things such as Ink Cartridges or Toner Cartridges.

The issue with buying any type of Ink/Toner from eBay or any marketplaces is that it can be incredibly unreliable. Trusting sellers to send Cartridges to you, especially if they’ve used images that aren’t theirs is one of many traps. Buying cartridges from eBay sellers can also ruin your printer and prints. These sellers can fill up cartridges with their own Ink and make you believe the product’s a ‘brand new’ item.

When you buy products like these, they tend to have a negative impact on print quality as well. Your print quality will not be as effective compared to if you were to buy products from our shop. Important thing to remember is that buying anything that is cheaper may disappoint. Many of the time people who buy from eBay have the same issue of the seller not responding to them if problems arise. As frustrating as it may be, buying an Ink Cartridge that is from a different market place like eBay and Facebook Marketplace can be dangerous and come with consequences. What I think is Important to know is that the seller’s or certain vendors do not offer any warranties on the items. It can also be a hassle to be opening up disputes and constantly have to follow it up.

Comparison of Graph

As you can see from this graph, if you buy Ink refills or Cartridges from eBay, than you are more prone to poor quality prints in comparison to the Genuine Originals you buy from a reliable website like our website Ink n Toner UK. Yes, there is a price difference; however, you are paying for reliability and quality prints. Alternatively, if you do not want to pay the price for the Originals, you can opt for the Compatibles, which are much cheaper but come with just as good quality prints. If you are not sure on what the best cartridge to get for your printer, you can always try to speak to our customer service team on our website via Live Chat.

Best Canon Printers in 2021 (Covid-19 Edition)


During Covid-19, we have experienced many hardships, one of them being working remote and needing paper to print with. These issues are essential and for it to be successful, you need a good functioning printer. According to reviews, the best printer to use is the Canon PIXMA TR8550. Nowadays many printers include Bluetooth and touchscreen, but this printer includes both and Wi-Fi connectivity and includes five Ink cartridges to enhance the quality of the printing. ‘Canon’ best known for their cameras also made sure to include an SD card Input. The Canon PIXMA TR8550 offers a 4.5-inch touch screen making it much easier and clearer to read thus making this the best printer to buy.

It does come with some disadvantages though… one being that the duplex printing can be a lot slower than other printers, there are no USB ports at the front of the printer which is odd considering almost all modern printers now include this. The cartridges are pricier if you are in need of replacements. On the other hand, if you are not satisfied with this printer than rest assured that Canon has recently launched two new wireless photo inkjet all in one printers as a part of their PIXMA MG line.


This printer has incredible FINE print technology allowing your prints to have the best print quality. It comes with six ink tanks that can be replaced without disrupting the other tanks. Also comes with apps such as Air print that can connect with the printer making it quick and easy to print. This means no drivers needed, no software and most importantly no cables. This printer cannot get any better right. Wrong. This printer also has cloud printing, so if you own any apple devices, then you can print directly from social media such as Twitter or Facebook or even use Dropbox. It also supports Hi-Speed USB and Ethernet. This is perfect for those who have worked or are working remotely from home and need fast ways to print. If you are trying to print on DVDs or CD is than this printer can offer printing on both.

Canon’s are one of the best in the technology industry but are they better than HP?

Graphically, HP produced better quality Inkjet and Laser printers than Canon. In terms of copying and scanning, the HP printers are the best for this as they produce detailed transitions that are more apparent on plain paper than the Canon printers are. The Canon printers produce more rougher copies but they produce copies that are more detailed.  Both printers produce on Glossy Photo Prints. However, if you are after more natural looking prints than I recommend going with Canon. Canon produce quality and speed with their printers. They are more reliable and less expensive than HP printers are. HP printers are also harder to use than Canon and less clear.

Are Wireless Chargers better?


Wireless Chargers have been out for a while now but what are they and what do they do? A Wireless Charger will allow you to charge your device(s) without actually needing to plug them into an outlet. This can be beneficial for those who cannot handle clutter because it comes cordless, so you do not have to deal with loose cords around. Having no cables is reliant, it can be more worrying if you had to think about how damaged cables can be worn out quickly and stop working. It’s also great if you’re looking for a wireless charger for cars. There is little to no risk of any electrical liabilities as it is less likely for any corrosions to take place due to no exposure to oxygen or water.

The Pros

Wireless Chargers can also be applied on many other devices, making it a universal item to buy e.g. Apple Watches or Apple Air pods. Another proven fact is that Wireless Chargers are not that harmful to your devices’ battery. The biggest misconception that had everyone originally avoiding Wireless Chargers was that it can ruin your device and damage your battery, however when you buy a good quality Wireless Charger, the chances of it damaging your battery are very low as it automatically shuts off your device. This means more battery life, less energy and no overheating.

Are Wireless Chargers better than normal chargers?

If you are on the go, there are many Wireless Chargers, if you’re looking for the best wireless chargers out there in the market. They specifically prevent you from having to carry your charger with you and looking for a charging port. We have all been through the struggle with chargers and battery life, but with Wireless Chargers on your phone case, it can help prevent that issue. If you’d prefer, You could charge the phone case, which would leave you with 100% battery life for a while. Even after your case charger runs out of charge, your phone would be at full charge and you would not have to wait, you could go about your day. This wireless technology has helped us grow drastically in the last few years, there’s now Wireless Chargers installed in furniture!

We’ve said the Pros…. Now the Cons.

All good things also have limitations. For one, you would have to align your device(s) directly on the charger as well as check if it moves. Wireless Chargers can also be more expensive than cable chargers, especially, paying almost £60 for chargers that easily misplace. Compatibility is a major issue with wireless charging. Many people have faced issues with compatibility, as it is harder for some chargers to draw in power. When you draw in power, most- if not ALL the chargers release 20% of power into the air, which is ultimately energy waste.  

Personally, I would stay on the safe side and keep a regular cable with me; I would only buy a wireless charger if I were travelling abroad or going on a long trip but even then, I would still bring my regular charger.

External Hard Drives Better Than Flash Drives?


I think what important to know about both drives, is the lifespan. Which one lasts longer? Generally, the majority of flash drives (Memory Sticks) are in use for 2 years. A flash drive is a type of technology that stores data. When the disk is off, the Memory stick remembers all the data and the data saves. Memory Sticks have many advantages that can optimise your storage better. Many of the advantages include; keeping your data safe, it’s also compatible with many different devices and being portable. They are small and easy to carry around. If you’re looking for a fast way to save your files than I suggest you take a look at our website. We do many types of flash drives, from 4GB to 256GB. Unlike the external Hard Drive, the Memory Sticks used are durable and does not contain any moving parts.

Hard Drive

Just like many other things, there are many weaknesses that memory sticks have, one of them is the cost. They are usually quite pricey as they are more costly in manufacturing. A flash drive may be small and easy to carry with you but it’s definitely harder to find when lost. This makes it more susceptible to damages and it’s worse if you have important files or data saved on it. Memory sticks are also at risk of viruses and programs that can cause data corruption. You cannot access your files once the Memory Stick is corrupt.

Similarly to the Memory Sticks however, the External Hard Disk drives are also portable and easy to carry, can be used with any computer that has a USB port, your data can also be backed up as the storage capacity on a hard drive is the most common reason people tend to buy Hard Disk Drives. Hard Disk Drives can also be longer lasting. That’s convenient and much better than Memory sticks as a Memory stick is more prone to corrupt and break faster. Did you know that an external hard drive could also improve the performance of certain computers such as Mac’s?

The external hard drive can also have issues that can affect you negatively, these include the hard disc drive that can be damaged or broken easily if it’s not taken care of, it’s not password protected, and so files can easily be accessed if you lose it. The External Hard Drives can also come chunky and heavier so it can be harder to carry around.

Ultimately, there are many positives and negatives for an External Hard Drive and a Memory Stick but personally, the Memory Stick holds more vulnerability for me. It’s easier to lose a memory stick than an External Hard Drive, as a Memory Stick is a lot smaller. I definitely recommend having a hard drive especially if you have many data to store. If you decide to go for a flash drive than I recommend going for a branded one like Sandisk Flash Drive. This could help file organisation and leave you with the satisfaction of having a Memory Stick that can be corrupt at any time.

The making of Ink


Most of us have used a Colour Printer at least once in our lives and it’s self-explanatory that a colour printer requires Ink Cartridges, but do you know how the cartridges are made? The CMYK colours that are used to reflect light are completely different to RGB colours that are used to transmit light; instead, the Ink Cartridges in CMYK colours consist of; Cyan, Yellow, Magenta, and Black. They are used to create Black. These colours are also often the colours found in printers. On the other hand, all colours for any display that transmits light are Red, Blue and Green, which are RGB models; RGB models are displayed on your TV’s and computers by using the colours to transmit light.


Similar materials in Ink are used in art and identifying what right colours to use and what to mix is important in creating vivid images. Ink and paint are very alike. Ink is not just used for printing; it’s used for writing and drawing also. It’s crazy to think that Ink dates back to the ancient Egyptians with their hieroglyphics, or the Chinese with their calligraphy or even the Romans!

Primarily… what is Ink and how is it made?

A combination of ingredients are incorporated with the makes of Ink. These include resin, a variety of pigments, varnish, lubricants and wax. All of these are mixed at high temperatures to form a mixture that is alike. Titanium dioxide is used to lighten the pigments whilst carbon black pigments are made from Black Ink, meanwhile varnish is used for any base of any Ink. The pigments are used in the mixture to break any clumpy parts formed from the resins (which secure the ingredients together). An oil is a common base used in the making of printer Ink.

In simpler terms, it goes a bit like this:

  1. Varnish Manufacturing
  2. Premix
  3. Grinding
  4. Dilution
  5. Packaging

The heating process differs for certain printers like Brothers or Epson. A substitute material called piezoelectric is used and an electrical current then changes the shape of the piezoelectric. The pressure forces the ink to form a droplet into the nozzle.

Did you know…?

  • Did you know that certain fonts use more Ink?

Fonts like ‘Arial’ use more Ink since it’s larger, meaning cartridges run out faster than fonts like Garamond or Courier.

Why is there Yellow in non-yellow toner cartridges?


yellow toner in non-yellow toner cartridges

Prior to putting in the toner cartridge into your machine, some people may notice a coating of yellow or white toner powder showing on the developer roller of the Black, Cyan, Magenta and Yellow toner cartridges.

yellow toner powder thin coating

The skinny coating of Y toner or white powder is a part of the manufacturing process. The remanufacturing utilises it to all colour LaserJet cartridges (C, M, Y, K) on the manufacturing unit.

HP OEM cartridges

As you can see from the original toner cartridge, the HP OEM cartridges will even have this coating.

Q:  Do all HP Original colour LaserJet cartridges have the coating of the yellow powder?
A:   Yes, the powder also appears on all HP original developer rollers, as shown on the image above.
Q:  What’s the purpose for the application of the yellow toner or white powder?
A:   The powder functions as a lubricant to the inside elements of the cartridge. It’s also used for testing functions to make sure the toner is of high quality.

Q:  How long will the yellow toner or white powder be present on the developer roller?
A:  It should disappear before the first few pages are printed. During the quick calibration if you set up your cartridge the powder will get eliminated.
Q:  Why specifically is the colour yellow or white used?
A:  As they blend in easily with the other colours of the toner.

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Amazon Dash and Epson ReadyInk – Don’t Use!


Amazon’s Newest Product Will Attempt to Manipulate You, but don’t be fooled with opting in for this service.

Epson’s clients can now register to get Epson ink cartridges delivered routinely through Amazon Dash Replenishment.

Why you shouldn't use Epson ReadyInk with Amazon Dash

Sadly, Dash makes you pay for it’s comfort within the type of restricted choices. This removes potential discounts and offers. It also locks consumers into buying original cartridges. Therefore, you are 100% not saving any money. As you know from purchasing from us, the compatibles and remanufactured inks are much cheaper to buy than the originals. This Blog Post will explain how Epson ReadyInk shouldn’t be used with Amazon Dash.

There are solely a restricted variety of manufacturers to select from (Original inks rather than compatibles or remanufactured) and purchasing originals don’t supply the identical reductions you may get when shopping from Amazon’s web site.

Amazon is forgoing its regular optimisation for buyer satisfaction in favour of maximising earnings.

Service Drawbacks

There are alot of drawbacks to using this new service: What if a toddler decides to press the button?
Is it sensible to have loads of those buttons for all the printers that you have and you may not want to replace the inks but paying for a service regardless?
Isn’t it simply as straightforward to order these merchandise out of your smartphone through other sites like inkntoneruk.co.uk?
In conclusion, the Dash Button is a marketing campaign disguised as a new service gets shoppers to stop inidividual thinking.

Maybe this fancy new button is known as means for Amazon to blind you to cash amounts you’re spending.

Initially ReadyInk was explained by Epson as a “hassle-free and subscription-free service” which permits its clients to sign up with a chosen retailer once they buy their printer and join this automated system, which can provide “original ink cartridges” at any time when their ink depletes.

On 17th June, Epson launched ReadyInk with Amazon Dash Replenishment which permits clients to register their Epson printer with Dash Replenishment in simply a couple of easy steps. Clients can activate Dash Replenishment, which works with Epson ReadyInk service to watch ink levels and routinely reorder when you run out of ink.

Epson states “clients are all the time in management as they solely spend money when new cartridge is required and might stop the subscription at any time.”

But this adds to inconvenience as you can’t shop around for cheaper inks. We are not that busy or lazy to do this, which Amazon and Epson thinks we are.

Samsung and Brother enrolment to Amazon Dash

Samsung and Brother also enrolled to Amazon Dash replenishment service early on when the functionality was first launched by Amazon. Epson, HP and Kyocera joined in later on in 2018.

In January 2019, a lawsuit was efficiently filed by shopper centre, NRW, towards Amazon within the Greater Regional Courtroom Munich, with the case revolving across the Amazon Dash button.

As reported during that time, the Amazon Dash button “massively” violates legal guidelines as buyers had been “not sufficiently knowledgeable concerning the ordered commodity and their worth.”

Whereas Amazon’s Dash programme is of simple profit to each the retailer and the OEMs. In addition it offers a handy service for purchasers. It’s usually prone to have a detrimental effect on remanufacturing and business by additional decreasing demand for compatible cartridges.


In conclusion, don’t use Amazon Dash as you’ll be able to source to products yourself cheaper with other retailers. It’s easier to shop around nowadays to find cheaper alternatives to your products.

Always buy compatibles or remanufactured ink (non-original products) if you want to save money. The best alternative to an original cartridge.

Your very own Printer buying guide!


At Ink N Toner UK, we know it can be difficult at times when you want to purchase a printer, perhaps it is your first time buying, or maybe you are looking to upgrade. Well, rest assured we are here to help you with a guide on the kinds of printers you can find, if you would like a more detailed guide, you might want to look

Printer Types

There are varied types of printers depending on how much you would like to spend, as well as what you want out of your printer.

Inkjet Printers

Inkjet printing is a type of computer printing that recreates a digital image by propelling droplets of ink onto paper, plastic, or other substrates. The printers are the most commonly used type of printer, and range from small inexpensive consumer models to expensive professional machines. Inkjet printers tend to produce higher quality photographs than laser printers. If you like photography or are maybe looking to create some photo albums, a good quality inkjet printer makes the most of photos from DSLR and phone cameras.

Laser Printers

Laser printers are designed for consistent use and are able to reduce printing times in offices and homes that print in abundance. A fantastic choice for text documents and high-speed batch printing. Toners do cost more than inkjet cartridges. However, it will print out considerably more. The initial cost price of a laser printer looks like a taxing investment, but over time, the cost-per-page works out cheaper than inkjet printing.

All-in one Printers

An all-in-one printer is the amalgamation of a scanner, copier and printer in one device. They are available in both inkjet and laser varieties, offering the bonus from the reduced footprint, and the satisfaction of having a three in one printer. Some all-in-ones have a fax machine as well, which is extremely useful and the ideal printing solution for small or home offices, although of course faxing is very much becoming more and more outdated!

3D Printers

3D printers have recently become much more common and offer a diverse and innovative entry into prototyping and small-scale manufacturing. Whatever you design, you can make. This is great if you want to test parts before you manufacture expensive machining or maybe you want to design a custom phone case, or anything else that your mind thinks. A 3D printer makes once complex manufacturing easy and accessible.

As well as that, there is a plethora of extra features and jargon that you may not understand or even knew exists today!

Wi-Fi Direct/WirelessDirect:

Wi-Fi Direct provides a wireless connection between a printer and device, even if no Wi-Fi signal is present – perfect for homes and offices without a wireless network or in an office as a backup if the network fails.

Apple Airprint:

AirPrint is an Apple technology that helps you create full-quality printed output without the need to download or install drivers. With AirPrint, it’s easy to print full quality photos and documents from your Mac, iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch without having to install additional software (drivers).

Google Cloud Print:

Google Cloud Print (GCP) is a service that allows you to print from any web-connected device. GCP routes print jobs between your computer, smartphone, or tablet and sends it to an Internet-connected printer.


Near-field communication is a set of communication protocols that enable two electronic devices, one of which is usually a portable device such as a smartphone, to establish communication by bringing them within 4 cm of each other.Near Field Communication (NFC) is a new feature to printers.

Email Printing:

Settings for email notifications. You can print to any printer that is Email Print compatible printer from any device that can send email, such as your smartphone, tablet, computer, or mobile phone. To use this service, you need to register your printer and account to the brands account first.

Print Quality DPI:

DPI is used to describe the resolution number of dots per inch in a digital print and the printing resolution of a hard copy print dot gain, which is the increase in the size of the halftone dots during printing. This is caused by the spreading of ink on the surface of the media.

Whatever you may need, we have a printer to suit all of your needs, if you want to learn more visit our buying guide on our site at: https://www.inkntoneruk.co.uk/Printer-Buying-Guide.html

We hope you have a great day and we hope we have made it even better helping you get your dream printer.

Its World Quality Day!


There are days in the months of there year where celebrations happen and our customers here at ink N Toner UK would be none the wiser! Therefore, we are here to help you become aware about the obscure holidays that we have to celebrate. Ever picked up a product, excited to get it home, only to find out that when you open the box and put it to its intended task for the first time it just falls apart? Or called in to get technical support and you pretty much just get a set of read out responses rather than the assistance of people who are actually knowledgeable in their subject? These terrible experiences just enhance the absolute necessity of quality in every aspect of business. That’s why today’s Blog is all about…. World Quality Day!

History of the Event

Quality Day was established in 2008 at the Imarsat Conference Centre to create a place and time to discuss techniques of innovation, inspiration, and creative ideas. With Quality serving as a fundamental part of the GDP of first world economies, striving to improve customer satisfaction while finding ways to reduce the cost involved with increasing quality have been an essential part of business strategy.

The time of being able to foist off a substandard product to customers has passed, and with the increased communication among customers has come the return of a demand for high quality lasting products. Quality is primarily increased through collaboration, innovation, and working to improve the output quality at every level of business and manufacturing.

How to Celebrate World Quality Day

Celebrating World Quality Day is best by working together with your corporate leaders to create a plan for improving quality in your business. Whether it is working on improving the efficiency of your system to create more time to focus on the growth of quality within your business.

You can also organize with the official celebration of the day by focusing on the topic of that years “World Quality Day”. In 2012, the theme was Delivering a Competitive Advantage, while in 2014 it was “building a quality world together”. Working with the organized events will lead to you being able to collaborate with companies all over the world to bring a better level of quality to your business. This year the theme is “Trust”.

Original Canon PGI-580XXL / CLI-581XXL
Original Canon PGI-580XXL / CLI-581XXL

At Ink N Toner UK, you can trust us to provide with the best in quality original and compatible inks at toners, as well as any other products we bring to you! And if you do have any problems with any of our products you can always get in contact with us, whether it is on our website at https://www.inkntoneruk.co.uk/. Alternatively, you can contact us on our number at: 020 8216 5571!

Happy World Quality Day!

Its Movember at Ink N Toner UK!


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It is the 1st of November and that means for a lot of us out there it is Movember at Ink N Toner UK!  This is a time where we look help men in both their mental and physical health. During this month, anyone who can may grow a moustache to raise awareness for various men’s issues

movember menHistory of Movember

It all goes back to 1999 in Australia when a group of young men decided that the middle of summer was a fantastic time to grow a beard (seasons are backward down there, remember). It all started, as most great ideas do, in a local pub and quickly came to contain a group of 80 men dedicated to raising awareness for men’s health issues and spreading this around the world. While it started out just focusing on raising awareness for prostate cancer and depression, it would soon grow to include all men’s health issues.

Competitions for the greatest moustache are held around the world, with 21 national winners being selected, and then one of their number being immortalized as the International Man of Movember. Much has not stopped this movement, either, in spite of Scots College in Wellington, New Zealand attempting to suppress it by banning those men who were participating from end-of-the-year prizes from the school.

Today it is one of the most respected men’s health awareness organizations and has branches and participants all over the world. Everyone from sports teams to educational professionals can be found sporting a moustache during Movember, and on one notable occasion, a Boeing 737-800 that belonged to the Australian National Rugby Union Team!

How be a part of Movember

It all starts with throwing out your razor and letting your facial hair grow wild! Man or woman, or something less defined, it makes no difference! In Movember, if you can grow facial hair, it is time to let grow wild! Style it or leave it untamed, colour it or leave it natural, wax it or pomade it, whatever you do just make sure you spend Movember growing a magnificent moustache and beard. Movember is a great movement that has accomplished incredible things in the area of men’s health awareness!

moustache movember

If you cannot grow a moustache do not fret, use the inks you buy from us at Ink N Toner UK to make your own! Just print this image out and start!

So from us at Ink N Toner UK, happy moustache growing, and good luck on any money raising endeavours you may have.

Halloween is round the corner!


With six days to go until Halloween, we at Ink N Toner UK hope you are getting ready to be a part of the spooky season! We have a number of great ideas for our readers as to what you could possibly do for Halloween, but before all that we want to give you, a little history lesson in case you don’t fully know what Halloween is supposed to represent.

Halloween, also known as All Hallows Eve is a celebration observed in many countries annually on October 31st. Traditionally it is a time dedicated to remembering the dead, including saints, martyrs and the all faithful departed.

Halloween activities usually include carving pumpkins into Jack o Lanterns, lighting bonfire, apple bobbing, attending Halloween costume parties and of course trick-or-treating! For Christians observances of all hallows eve, including attending church services and lighting candles on graves of the dead, remain popular to this day.

So you must be thinking, what can I do to celebrate? Well Ink N Toner UK is here to help! We have great ideas to help you. We also even have ways to use paper to help you boost the spook factor this Halloween!

Create paper masks

There’s a hell of a lot that you can do with just coloured paper, some glue and some scissors! If you don’t feel like any of the regular masks like scream, or Jason from Friday the 13th is ticking your spooky tastes, try making your own, it’s fun for the kids and gives your creative freedom over your costumes!

Create trick-or-treat baskets

You could even attempt to make your own trick-or-treat baskets to put your sweets in. Depending on your creative choices, you could easily make them as colourful and spooky as you would like! You can even use the inks you buy from us to print out patterns you could use on those baskets

Halloween costumes

Of course, in Halloween you get the chance to wear whatever you want without being judged. So go ahead, go all out! You could be spooky monsters like Frankenstein or the mummy, to movie characters like the ones above!

So from us at Ink N Toner UK have a fantastically scary Halloween! We hope you get treated more than you get tricked!

Its National Spreadsheet day today!


Today is National Spreadsheet day! And InkNTonerUK are celebrating!

A holiday that is more likely going to appeal to IT Techheads than the general public, Spreadsheet Day commemorates the date that VisiCalc, the first spreadsheets program for PC’s, was released (October 17th 1979). Since its beginning, Spreadsheet Day has become a day where we celebrate advantages and aggravations of working with spreadsheet software.

Celebrating spreadsheet day

It is all to do with recognizing how ubiquitous spreadsheets are for all of us in the modern day and age as well as how much it helps us get by in our work settings daily, without spreadsheets, compiling lists or making calculations at work for massive amounts of products or lists would be a complete drudgery to do. Every business uses them to manage their books, and data for everything including names and phone numbers of members and much more.

Why Spreadsheets are useful.

It is useful for anyone to try to learn how to make/use a spreadsheet. It can be very useful for day-to-day life, not just business. For example, being a parent and planning day-to-day events in your head can normally be very difficult. Why not use spreadsheets to help you? You can easily map out shopping and to-do lists for you and the family. You could even make a spreadsheet calendar for the year. The possibilities are endless!

You can use the inks you buy from InknTonerUK to print out whatever you decide to make with your spreadsheets. We have many great priced inks, original or compatible, you will be sure to find the best prices for your inks. From us at InkNTonerUK, have a great spreadsheet day!

Inktober in October!


It’s October which means for you art heads its Inktober! These 31 days enable everyone and anyone to let their creative juices flow, and at Ink N Toner UK, we want to tell you all there is to know!

What is Inktober?

Inktober is a month long art challenge created by artist Jake Parker. It focuses on improving skill and developing positive drawing habits. Every day for the month of October, anyone participating in the Inktober challenge creates an ink drawing and posts it online. Remember to use the hashtags #inktober and #inktober2018 if you want your art appreciated by everyone.

Everyday a new word in a list of prompts are given, for example todays prompt is “spell”. This prompt can be interpreted in many different ways; you could choose to do calligraphy with this, or maybe go down the harry potter route of the word. There is so much you can do with each prompt and the possibilities are endless!

Inktober rules.

1) Make a drawing in ink (you can do a pencil under-drawing if you want).

2) Post it*

3) Hashtag it with #inktober and #inktober2018

4) Repeat

Note: you can do it daily, or go the half-marathon route and post every other day, or just do the 5K and post once a week. Whatever you decide, just be consistent with it. Inktober is about growing, improving, and forming positive habits, so the more consistent you are the better.

Does it have to be Ink or can I draw digitally?

Initially, the challenge of Inktober was focused on traditional inking. Although learning how to ink digitally is a skill separate from traditional inking it is no less valid. If you want to improve your digital inking skills, then doing Inktober digitally is a great way to challenge yourself. Just be cool to those who want to use traditional inks. In addition, traditional inkers, be cool to those who are trying to improve with their digital inking.

You can use the ink you buy from us to print out the list of prompts. As well as any digital work you have done, as well as that, you can use them to scan your drawings so you can post then online on your social media.

So from us at Ink N Toner UK happy drawing and have an even better October, especially with Halloween on the way.

Its World Tourism day!


Happy World Tourism Day!

On the 27th of September the world comes together to celebrate world tourism day. With each year coming with a new theme. This year the theme is “Tourism and the Digital Transformation”, this is a unique opportunity for us to raise awareness on the potential contribution that digital technology has and will make to sustainable tourism development.

Its purpose is to foster awareness among the international community of the importance of tourism and its social, cultural, political and economic value. The event seeks to address global challenges outlined in the United Nations Millennium Development Goals and to highlight the contribution the tourism sector can make in reaching these goals.

The timing of World Tourism Day is particularly appropriate in that it comes at the end of the high season in the northern hemisphere and the beginning of the season in the southern hemisphere, when tourism is on the minds of millions of people worldwide.

At Ink N Toner UK, we want to help to celebrate this occasion by giving you ideas on what you can do!

Print your own logos.

The WTD logo and banner are also online and can be downloaded for the web and printing. Feel free to upload the logo on your website, linking back to the World Tourism Day page. you could also use the logo to make your own WTD-themed materials, such as t-shirts, stickers, posters etc. You can get all the ink you need from us at https://www.inkntoneruk.co.uk/.

World Tourism Day - Saving Energy

Saving energy.

If you are a traveler, simple steps such as switching off the lights in your hotel rooms and unplugging appliances when not in use can make a huge difference. Save energy and water by taking a shower instead of a bath, or choosing not to have your bed linen and towels changed every day.

World Tourism Day

Taking a trip.

What better way to celebrate WTD than enjoying being a tourist yourself? Whether it is around the world or within your own country, with your family or your classmates, read the Global Code of Ethics for Tourism before you go to make sure your trip is as sustainable and responsible as possible.

On previous WTDs, a number of destinations and sites have offered free entry or special discounts to the public, so look out for special offers!

From us at Ink N Toner UK, happy world tourism day!

How to clean a print head!


At Ink N Toner UK, we understand that an awful lot of you will occasionally run into difficulties when using your printers. From updates, restricting what kind of inks you may use to tips and tricks to help you navigate your printers various functions. While these can be found on the troubleshooting section of our site, there are other things that we have not included that should be talked about. So today, we want to talk about what you should do when your printer’s print head requires cleaning.

First, we want to explain the reasons why a print head will need cleaning:

  • Lack of printing – If the printer sits around for long periods of time the ink can dry inside the print head and result in clogged nozzles. If you want to avoid this make sure you use your printer once in a while so it doesn’t clog up at all
  • Not changing cartridges when prompted by the printer – this is also a leading cause of print head clogs. If you’re printing for too long on a near empty cartridge, you will start introducing air into the print head, which in turn helps dry any remaining ink inside the product and results in clogged nozzles. It is a no brainer really, when your ink runs too low change it for a fresh one, we have many inks for you to buy from us at https://www.inkntoneruk.co.uk/ !
  • Using low-grade generic cartridges – low-grade cartridges with the wrong ink viscosity can also quickly clog the print head. Make sure that you purchase your non-genuine cartridges from a reputable source. Like Ink N Toner UK for example! We make sure we use the best quality in our compatible inks, so you will not be disappointed.
  • Dirty or faulty purge pump or pads – If your printer has very dirty pads on the purge pump then the printer will be unable to effectively run cleaning cycles. During the automatic cleaning cycles that your printer does periodically, large amounts of ink are sucked through the print head and out into the waste pad. This helps to clear any dried ink or residue that may cause print head blockage. If either the pump is faulty or the pads very dirty then little cleaning occurs and blockage is highly likely.
  • Cartridges not breathing correctly. It sounds odd to say on paper but cartridges require the removal of the breather tape. This is so the ink can freely pass through into the print head. If one or more cartridges don’t have the breather tape fully removed, problems may arise. For example, the ink will not flow properly from the cartridge and into the print head.

So how do you clean a print head?

  • To successfully clean a print head manually you’ll need some basic supplies. Gather a bottle of water and a lint-free cloth or a paper towel.
  • Make sure the printer is off and unplugged to prevent damage to the device and yourself.
  • Open the printer, locate the cartridges and remove these.
  • Remove the tray the cartridges sit in – this is the print head unit. It will have several holes in the bottom.
  • Some printer models, like HP, will have the head on the cartridge. If this is the case, it won’t have a tray to clean. So, move onto step 5 and 6.
  • Lightly dampen the cloth with water.
  • Gently brush this over the foil, electrical contact area with the damp cloth until no new ink shows up on the cloth. Remove all dried ink debris from the print head contacts, edge and ramps. Make sure you clean the electrical contacts inside the printer as well.
  • If you’ve removed the print head unit, soak in a bowl of shallow water for around five minutes. This will loosen any dried ink. Dab the unit on a paper towel to remove any ink and moisture. Make sure it is completely dry before inserting back into the printer.

After everything is cleaned and back in place, perform a nozzle check to see the quality of the printing.

So now you know! We hope we have helped in your printer cleaning endeavors.

New compatible PGI-580XXL and CLI-581XXL available for the Canon TS and TR range!


We at Ink N Toner UK are happy to announce to our customers that we now have PGI-580XXL Compatible and CLI-581XXL Compatible Ink cartridges available to order now at Ink N Toner UK. These compatible cartridges are the extra high capacity (high yield) which means that they would last much longer than the high capacity and the standard capacity versions. And more importantly, they are filled to the maximum capacity so they would last much longer. So, the cartridges that are available to order with free UK delivery and VAT included with the price are:

So, they are the Non-Original ink cartridges that are made to fit into your Canon printer. All these 6 cartridges will fit into the following machines:

There are also machines that do not take the photo-blue ink cartridge but takes the rest of the cartridges. For example, Pigment black, black, cyan, magenta and yellow.

Those printers are:

Firstly, to save you money, we have two multipacks set up, one with the photo blue, and one without the photo blue. Therefore, you may order the right one for your printer. Please note that these two multipacks can be available by clicking on the below links:

Premium Compatible Canon PGI-580XXL / CLI-581XXL
Premium Compatible Canon PGI-580XXL / CLI-581XXL
Premium Compatible Canon PGI-580XXL / CLI-581XXL Multipack Set Of 6
Premium Compatible Canon PGI-580XXL / CLI-581XXL Multipack Set Of 6

For those who only print black and white documents or have additionally run out of black really quickly, Ink N Toner UK offers you the compatible (Non-Original) twin packs of the black, and they can be ordered here.

Premium Compatible Canon CLI-581BKXXL Black Twin Pack Extra High Capacity Ink Cartridges (1998C001)

Premium Compatible Canon PGI-580PGBKXXL Pigment Black Twin Pack Extra High Capacity Ink Cartridges (1970C001)

Our compatible cartridges will last as long as the original and the print quality is exceptional and matches the original cartridges quality.

At a five percent page coverage, our cartridges will last like the original, and here are the page yield figures that you could expect to print:

  • 1 x extra high capacity black CLI-581BKXXL ink cartridge – 4,590 pages
  • 1 x extra high capacity cyan CLI-581CXXL ink cartridge – 830 pages
  • 1 x extra high capacity magenta CLI-581MXXL ink cartridge – 747 pages
  • 1 x extra high capacity yellow CLI-581YXXL ink cartridge – 830 pages
  • 1 x extra high capacity pigment black PGI-580PGBKXXL ink cartridge – 600 pages
  • 1 x extra high capacity photo blue CLI-581PBXXL ink cartridge – 9,140 pages

As an introductory offer, these compatible cartridges are offered at such a low price , that it’s a must-buy product and we advise that you place your order soon as initial stocks are low and there is a very high demand for these particular range of cartridges as many people do not want to purchase the high price of the original cartridges. However, if you do wish to place an order for the genuine cartridges, you can do so by clicking the two links below for the multipacks:

Original Canon PGI-580XXL / CLI-581XXL
Original Canon PGI-580XXL / CLI-581XXL
Original Canon PGI-580XXL / CLI-581XXL Multipack Set Of 6
Original Canon PGI-580XXL / CLI-581XXL Multipack Set Of 6

For more options for your printer, like if you want to buy the singles rather than the pack, we advise that you go to the list view on your printer by using our quick search and type in the model number of your printer, and selecting your printer (rather than the product itself) which would take you straight to the list view of your printer.

Top 3 Printers here at Ink N Toner UK


Today we at Ink N Toner UK are doing a different type of blog today. Sometimes we know our customers may not always know what the best printers are, we get it, and there are loads of printers to go through. Therefore, we want to help you by narrowing down to a top three of what we think are the best printers nowadays. Without further ado, here are the top 3 printers!

1. Canon PIXMA TS9150

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If you are looking for a great all-round printer, which does not skimp on print quality for your photographs, then we won’t be disappointed by what the PIXMA TS9150, Canon’s flagship printer, has to offer. While it is certainly more expensive than some of the cheap two in one printers you can pick up, it is not a bad price for something, which produces high quality prints, especially if you only need to print at A4 or below.

2. Epson WorkForce Pro WF-4630

The WorkForce Pro WF-4630 is a solid printer for small businesses and workgroups given its fast print speeds, solid print qualities and remote printing and scanning capabilities. Using the larger XL print cartridges, the WF-4630 delivers economical print costs that rival laser printers.

3. Canon Pixma TS8050

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Great for the traveling professional or someone who needs a small printer for occasional use, printing photos or using the scanner function. It’s a bit pricey to buy and run, but the flexibility and quality of the printouts is excellent.

Contact Us

If you wish to contact us about anything, you can visit our store or see our Contact Us page here. You can also call our number or get in touch with us on our Social Media Accounts. All links and information will be provided at the end of this Blog Post.

We hope this Blog post was useful to you and we encourage you to come back every Friday, when we post new content on our Blog!

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Address: 61 East Barnet Road, Barnet, EN4 8RN

Tel: 020 8216 5571

The summer holidays are almost over!


Its been a weird summer holiday this year in 2018, but at the same time its been the most enjoyable (for some) we were blessed with scorching temperatures and even greater occasions, things like The Muller 2018 games, religious occasions such as Eid, and also recently the great Reading and Leeds festival! What ever summer has been for you, we at Ink N Toner UK hope you have had a great one! We can’t wait for next years’ summer holidays!

But now once again we’ll have to say goodbye to the summer and summer holidays and welcome in the autumn months which also means-to those of you who are students especially- that its time to buckle under and begin work for the new academic year! This will inevitably mean you will need things like stationary, books, bags, uniforms, And Ink of course!

This week we will have a 10% off of all compatible ink products(expires 7th of September), meaning it will be easier for you to stock up on those inks you will need to print all that coursework and homework assignments with!

As well as that, think about looking at our memory storage range, where we have USBs and Memory SD cards, and Portable Hard Drives. For all your essay storage needs! And don’t think we are forgetting the adults, all our deals and low low prices still apply to you! and you can even lower them further if you use the points you accrue with us!

So we hope you’ve had a great summer! Now the real grind begins!

If you wish to contact us about anything, you can visit our store or see our Contact Us page here. You can also call our number or get in touch with us on our Social Media Accounts. All links and information will be provided at the end of this Blog Post.

We hope this Blog post was useful to you. We encourage you to come back every Friday, when we post new content on our Blog!

Our social media accounts: Twitter | Facebook @Inkntoneruk

Address: 61 East Barnet Road, Barnet, EN4 8RN

Tel: 020 8216 5571

Eid al-Adha 2018


It’s Tuesday the 21st of August and this year, it means that it is Eid! For Muslims across the globe, this means today marks the end of the month long fast of Ramadan and the start of a great feast that can last up to three whole days in some countries! Many Muslims also use this holiday period to attend communal prayers, listen to a khutba (sermon) and give out charity in the form of food. At InknTonerUK we want to make sure our customers have the best Eid possible. Therefore, we want to give you some suggestions as to what you food you can make/try during Eid.

Red Meat

Most Muslims will consume red meat in some capacity, usually lamb, goat or cow. The animal will be divided into three parts, with one part given to the poor, one shared out amongst relatives and the final third cooked and eaten by the family. The meat is often roasted, barbecued or cooked in a curry.


This traditional dish is popular in Middle Eastern countries. It consists of fried vegetables, meat (usually chicken, turkey or lamb) and rice cooked together in a pot. The mixture is then flipped upside down to serve as a large savoury cake.

Rice and Couscous

From chicken biryani with saffron and sultanas to apricot-spiked couscous, grain dishes are an essential part of an Eid al-Adha celebration and often served to accompany the stews, tagine and curries.


In Afghanistan, Bolani is a popular food during Eid. It consists of flatbread stuffed with an array of fillings, from potatoes to green pepper, and is usually baked or fried to create a thin crust, before being served with yoghurt. Afghanistan Eid celebrations additionally tend to be quite child-focused, and the whole family can enjoy bolani.

You could also use the inks you buy from us to print out your own Eid related printables.

Have a Great Eid from us at InknTonerUK

HP’s new firmware update.


HP have released a new firmware update for their printers. This means that any cartridges manufactured before April last year may not be compatible with the HP Deskjet 2600 series, Deskjet ink advantage 2600, 5000, and 5200, HP Envy 5000 series, HP Officejet 5200  series printers made after may the 1st 2018, although the new cartridges will work with both old and new printers.

 hp compatible inkThis will also pose a risk of locking out any compatible cartridges we sell, as they will be in the “old” category.

If you want to continue, using your compatible cartridges for the above models is to make sure you do not accept the update when it appears on your printer another thing you can do is set your printer so it does not automatically load updates onto your printer. If you want to look at this in more detail, you can find our troubleshooting guide on our website.

HP’s guidance in finding out if cartridges are the updated model, or the old model with the same number, is to look for a line above the list of compatible printers on the side of the cartridge’s packaging, with the line signifying the updated cartridges.

You may want to check out the warranty end date printed on the cartridge itself against a list on HP’s website, to determine the status of the cartridge.

Contact Us

If you wish to contact us about anything, you can visit our store or see our Contact Us page here. You can also call our number or get in touch with us on our Social Media Accounts. Please note that all links and information will be provided at the end of this Blog Post.

We hope this Blog post was useful to you and we encourage you to come back every Friday, when we post new content on our Blog!

Our social media accounts: Twitter | Facebook @Inkntoneruk

Address: 61 East Barnet Road, Barnet, EN4 8RN

Tel: 020 8216 5571

Reading Festival is on the horizon!


The 2018 Reading festival is fast approaching and at Ink N Toner UK, we are living for it! With acts like Kendrick Lemar, Jax jones, and Travis Scott just to name a few 2018 is looking to be a great year for the annual festival.

At Ink N Toner UK, we want to make sure you are ready for the big event! And would like to impart our good to our readers. What to bring, what not to bring, and thinks you can use our inks and paper for of course!

This year the 3-day event will run from Friday, August 24th to Sunday August 26th, 2018.

To start there are some items that are banned from the festival:

  • Deodorant cans over 250ml
  • Air horns and Megaphones
  • All gas canisters of any size (including nitrous oxide)
  • Animals (other than registered hearing or guide dogs)
  • Any goods for unauthorised trading including unauthorised Reading festival logos
  • Any items that may reasonably be considered for use as a weapon
  • Paper Lanterns
  • Drones
  • Firewood
  • Fireworks or flares
  • Glass

It is important you make sure you these guidelines as the items listed above WILL be confiscated on sight making your experience at Reading Festival less enjoyable.

 In terms of what you can bring:

  • Audio recorders
  • Camping equipment this includes cutlery, tin openers and multi-tools
  • Cans
  • Chairs
  • Fitted gas canisters in campervans
  • Flags
  • Gazebos
  • Cigarettes for personal use
  • Disposable barbecues and permitted cooking stoves
  • Bags larger than A4 Size

You can also use the paper and inks you buy from us to make your own custom fans and other paper related things that will help you get through the heat! Just make sure they are actually it’s ok for them to be in on the day.

Have fun at the festival and check out our site for more on Inks and other printer related product at https://www.inkntoneruk.co.uk/!

What great weather we have in the UK!


This year in particular has been a whirlwind when it comes to our Great British weather. From the worst winters, we have had in a long time to what is easily the hottest summer we have experienced in a long time!

So depending on your stance about the weather this year you may be pleased (or extremely disappointed) to hear that we should be getting some rain over the weekend! Tell a lie though its likely going to be more stormy weather. Once again, one extreme to another.

Despite weather conditions, we’re here.

We at Ink N Toner UK want to make sure that come rain, snow or shine that you are able to make the most of life by giving you advice on what you could do if it stays sunny and you get to go outside, or if it pours down this weekend and you have to stay in.

If the weather stays as it has been the last week then you should consider doing things like going to the beach, seeing the sites that the UK has to offer. Alternatively, you could even host a barbecue!

There many things you can make with the ink and paper you buy from us. From paper hats and fans to kites and flags! Honestly, the affordable but creative stuff you can do with what you buy from us are endless!

If it ends up being stormy tomorrow and you need to reconsider the route, you take in terms of recreation then there’s still plenty you can do! Organise or even make your own board games using paper and test your creative limits!  Make your own card games or, you know, just play video games with your mates!

We wish you the best during this summer season and do not forget the lunar eclipse is happening shortly before 9:00pm tonight! It is a blood moon so expect a hue of red cast over us tonight! It will also be the longest eclipse until the year 2123 so don’t miss it!

The Müller Anniversary Games are here!


muller 2018 games

The Muller Anniversary games will kick off tomorrow, and it will play host to the superstars of the sport across the weekend of Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd of July in the London stadium, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. An event that has played host to the greatest of competitors over the years, including Usain Bolt and Sir Mo Farah.

Now returning for a two-day fixture in 2018, the muller anniversary games will continue to display itself as one of the best IAAF diamond league meetings when the world’s best track and field athletes return to London. As well as a host of para events, meaning well get to see some of Britain’s best para athletes shine.

How does InknTonerUK tie into the Muller Games?

Show your support for all of these greats by making your own British (or other countries) paper flags with the ink and paper you buy from us. If you really want to get involved there are volunteer opportunities for people who like to help in such events just go to the British athletics site to find out more!

As the weather is still blisteringly hot, go outside! Have barbecues with the family or friends while you watch the games or better yet, play some of your own track and field matches!

We hope this year’s games will be a good one and we at Ink N Toner UK wish you a great weekend leading into the summer holidays!

If you wish to contact us about anything, you can visit our store or see our Contact Us page here. You can also call our number or get in touch with us on our Social Media Accounts. All links and information will be provided at the end of this Blog Post.

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Tel: 020 8216 5571

Its National French Fry-Day!


French Fries

Its National French Fry day today and we all are eager to get your hands on those free fries wherever you might find them. We at Ink n toner UK are here with the facts you need just in case the need to have such knowledge arises!

belgian flag

French Fries are not actually French.

You may think that French fries are from France, but they are actually from Belgium. It was during the late 17th century that some smart Belgian villagers got the idea to slice up a potato and fry it the same way they fry fish (Who would have thought it!) and Voila! The French fry was finally born. During World War 1 American, soldiers stationed in Belgium were introduced to these tasty fried potatoes and they then named them French Fries. Hence why they were not created in France!

fish and chips

What you can make with French Fries.

Today, people all around the world enjoy French Fries. It’s a staple in quite a few American dishes, paired with things like Hotdogs and Cheeseburgers. In the UK, it is served with Cod in a dish known as Fish and Chips. In Canada, French Fries are also covered with cheese curds and brown gravy in a dish known as poutine! As you can see, French fries is a very versatile comfort food!

Other Facts.

  • Americans eat over 30 pounds of French fries per person a year
  • French Fries are a good source of Potassium
  • Thomas Jefferson had his own French fry recipe
  • In Mexico, fries are often served with hot sauce and lemon juice
  • In the U.K., fries are called chips
  • In the U.S., chips mean potato chips – which are crisps in the U.K.
  • Sugar is often added to fries as well as salt
  • Fries come in over 100 different varieties

How to Celebrate.

So, first of all, everything you have to do to celebrate French Fry day is pick your favourite French fry dish and eat it! It is as simple as that, and in some shops, it might even also be free! Additionally, if you like to do it yourself use the paper and ink you buy from us to make your own paper cones or boxes to put the fries in!

Have a great day from us at Ink N Toner UK!

Printer Updates and how to deal with them!


Epson printer

Today at InknTonerUK, we want to talk to our valued customers about a common feature that exists within printers everywhere. The dreaded printer updates. We are here to let you know the risks that are involved when updating your printers.

Printer drivers across all printers’ brands never seem that bad when you look at them. They normally are there to fix any bugs or any other outstanding problems that have come up in the printer. That sounds great. So why are Ink N Toner UK trying to say otherwise?

While we think it is great that printing companies are paying attention to their customers, these updates often come as firmware updates that end up preventing your printers from being able to use any non-original cartridges. This means you are forced to buy their more expensive branded cartridges.

We believe that in the interest of our customers that these underhanded practises when it comes to brands like HP or Epson are very unfair on our customers. Therefore, we would like to tell you how you could avoid this or at least limit the chances of updates like these being automatically installed on your printer.

Regarding the recent Epson update, there isn’t currently a sure fire way of going back on yourself if you have downloaded it however it can be prevented by simply going into the software updates settings of your Epson printer and selecting “never”. This way you control if your printer installs other updates and you can keep using the compatibles bought from us!

In future, NEVER accept any printer updates. Your printer should be fine without them and you will not have any drawbacks to suffer with.

More Help and Assistance

For more tips, tricks, and troubleshooting click this link. We have more info on how to look after your printers. Have a great summer. We know we are!

Its Scorching hot with us at Ink N Toner UK!


What a week its been, the hot Summer weather is in full force and the world cup is well under way with our England boys with 2 wins out of the 3 games they have been in since it started. (Well done England!).

But we spoke to you about the world cup last week! This week at Ink N Toner UK, we want to focus on whats going on in the UK, more specifically the hot weather. And what to do to take advantage of it before it inevitably turns wet and windy again!

Create your own kite

Yes it is possible to make once you have a little know-how and the willingness to DIY (do it yourself)!  Use the inks you buy from us to printed out your own custom designs onto pieces of printed paper. A little bit of tape, string, sticks and origami later and bobs your uncle! Your very own kite. The only other thing you need is a bit of consistent wind and then you have endless fun for all the family!

Go to the beach

If you can, definitely check out the beaches, in this weather the sand and sea would be bliss. You could even take that handmade printed kite there as there would most likely be enough wind to keep it in the air! Obviously you should take those buckets and spades to make those all important sand castles, you could even stick a paper flag in there to represent you you are rooting for in the world cup!

We hope you continue to have a great summer from us at Ink N Toner UK!

If you wish to contact us about anything, you can visit our store or see our Contact Us page here. You can also call our number or get in touch with us on our Social Media Accounts. All links and information will be provided at the end of this Blog Post.

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Tel: 020 8216 5571

Download the latest 2018 Russian World Cup Wallchart!


England Flag

The Russia 2018 World Cup is well under way and all of the groups have completed their first match. Teams like Russia and France have come out on top in their groups. And of course, our boys in the England Squad have already started making us proud with their 2-1 win against Tunisia on Monday.

With their second match approaching, England will be facing off against Panama in what we hope will be a great match for us. Maybe this year we might even win the world cup this time! THAT would be brilliant and we wish our national team all the luck we possibly can to achieve that spectacular goal!

As usual if you want to support our boys during their time at the 2018 Russian World Cup you can use the inks you buy from us at InknTonerUK to print out your own England flags and other themed paper related items.

World Cup WallChart

If you want to stay up to date with the standings feel free to download and print our wall chart where you can watch the matches and then update the chart depending on who wins each match, all the way up to the finals on July the 15th!

Contact Us

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The 2018 World Cup is approaching…..


The 2018 Russian world cup is only 6 days away and we know you die hard football fans out there are anticipating its official launch greatly and of course, we want our boys in the England squad to win! We have a few facts for you if you do not feel you know enough about the upcoming games.

Did you know?

The 2018 world cup logo was actually unveiled by cosmonauts aboard the international space station. During this daring event, the cosmonauts counted down and then showed the logo. The Russian Sports Minister, Vitaly Mutko, says the logo was inspired by Russia and its rich artistic tradition and its history of bold achievement and innovation. FIFA President Sepp Blatter exclaimed it was the heart and soul of the country!

32 countries will compete in the 2018 World Cup, with Iceland and Panama making their debuts in the competition. Slovakia were the last team to make it past the group stage on their debut in 2010.

Brazil has won the World Cup more than any other side, with 25% of the titles (5/20). It is also the only country to have competed in every competition.

Show your love for your team by using our inks to print out your favourite countries that you would like to win the world cup. Visit us at Inkntoneruk where we have England flags you can get by spending over £25!

If you wish to contact us about anything, you can visit our store or see our Contact Us page here. You can also call our number or get in touch with us on our Social Media Accounts. All links and information will be provided at the end of this Blog Post.

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Address: 61 East Barnet Road, Barnet, EN4 8RN

Tel: 020 8216 5571

The EU and its new plastic waste legislation.


The New Set of Rules laid out by the EU

The EU Commission have laid out a new legislation in a bid to tackle the issue that is our plastic waste, and the impact it is having on our environment. The new rules aim at single use plastics specifically, and the European commission considers them as proportionate and tailored.

Plastic currently takes up 85% of all marine pollution, with devastating consequences for wildlife (in the ocean and out) as well as human health, with micro plastics entering our food chain and we are none the wiser. As well as this facing the issue head on from an ecological perspective, the EU commission’s new directive aims to bring about more opportunities economically, bringing in more opportunities for innovation, competitiveness, and job creation.

The single use items covered by the new legislation include but are not limited to things like, cotton buds, cutlery, crockery, straws, stirrers, and balloons sticks. All of which will now be required by law to use sustainable materials in their production.

InknTonerUK and the environment

At InknTonerUK, we already make sure that we do our part for the greater environment by recycling all of our waste ink and toner cartridges. This is to prevent the harm they could end up doing to the environment, and the money we make from doing so goes to the charity we support called Caring for kids.

Make sure you do your bit for the environment too; we all can help play a part in our worlds safe and clean for the future!

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Bank Holiday Weekend at Ink N Toner UK!


Bank holiday weekend is almost upon us and we hope you will have a good one! In addition, to make it an even better one we wanted to let you know that if u buy your inks from us online, we will make sure it is delivered to you by bank holiday free! Now how’s that for some great news!

As well as that we have our refer-a-friend system that can grant you up to 500 reward points (worth 5 pounds). you get 100 points for each one friend you refer. with is a fantastic way to get money off our already cheap products.

We also have a couple of ideas of what you can do over this weekend to help make it a good one. Think about having a barbecue (if the weather holds up), invite your friends and family. you could even design your own paper plates or other paper oriented products using the inks you buy from us!

Contact Us

If you wish to contact us about anything, you can visit our store or see our Contact Us page here. You can also call our number or get in touch with us on our Social Media Accounts. All links and information will be provided at the end of this Blog Post.

We hope this Blog post was useful to you and we encourage you to come back every Friday, when we post new content on our Blog!

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Tel: 020 8216 5571

Its International Nurses’ Day!


It is international Nurses Day! Today is the day that we show our appreciation to our hardworking nurses at the NHS. Organised annually international nurse’s day celebrates the contribution nurses make to our society around the world. The birthday also holds special significance as it the birthday of one of the most famous nurses in history, Florence Nightingale.

Florence Nightingale

If you want to show your appreciation for the hard working nurses here in the NHS consider buying our inks so you can print out cards or other nice forms of appreciation. Make other creations out of paper, like flowers or other forms of origami!

Nurses' day card

Nursing in 2018 is a modern, dynamic and at times a very challenging career path. The roles you all carry out and the knowledge you have is vast. So this International Nurses’ Day we want to say thank you for dedicating your lives to help save ours!

Its Star Wars Day. May the 4th be with you!


At lightspeed it’s here again. Star Wars Day is upon us so let’s be the first to say, “May the 4th be with you!”

The much loved and legendary film series has been going strong since 1977, an incredible 41 years!

The first time the much loved phrase “May the 4th be with you” was used dates back to when the then newly elected Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher was congratulated by the London Evening News on her election win.

The phrase is still in use to this day and intends to, of course, convey good luck wishes.

So, we thought we’d give you some iconic images to print off and stick on your wall or to send to friends and family in recognition of the most momentous day in the Star Wars calendar.

may the 4th
bb8 may the 4th

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Avengers: Infinity War is finally upon us!


Image result for avengers infinity war

The Avengers Infinity War is finally out! We at Ink N Toner UK are in great anticipation for when we get to buy our tickets and feast our eyes on what we know will be a spectacle of a movie. Therefore, we are sure you are all looking forward to it! Meanwhile we know you are all thinking of ways to get yourselves ready. Aside from the obvious, buying tickets, popcorn and other condiments we know you want to do other things to make you feel the Avengers vibe. Therefore, here are a few ideas.

Image result for 3d printed avengers masks3D Printing

For those of you who can you should be able to print 3D versions of your favourite characters or even 3D masks! This will be great for you to make, as you will be able to bring those things into the cinema. As the film is going to include a huge cast of characters you can show who you are representing in the fight against Thanos (Or if you happen to like him, the fight against the avengers!).

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Paper hats and masks

The same way you can show who you are rooting for with 3D masks you can just as well do it with paper hats! They are simple, cool looking and cheap to make. All you really need is a printer and some ink.

Image result for paper masks avengers

If you need any printers or ink for any of these items do not hesitate to find us on our site at www.Inkntoneruk.co.uk we have a wide array of great products for sale at great prices! Have a great movie viewing! We know we will.

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Summer has come early at Ink N Toner UK!



After a shockingly cold winter, the sun has finally reared its head over the UK and we at InknToner UK are living for it! Finally, summer. Whilst we are cooped up here at work, we want to help everyone make the most of this sweet (and most likely short) streak of hot weather!

With temperatures approaching 28 degrees on Thursday the 19th, it means that it has been the warmest day in this month in almost 70 years. The reason for the sudden increase in temperature is due to warm air rising off the coast of Portugal. (Thanks Portugal!)

This is a great opportunity for everyone to take advantage of the summer weather so we want to help you out a bit, in case you do not have any good ideas to be going with. Do bear in mind some of these ideas will be mainly for printables, meaning that if you do not have it, you will need to purchase ink. Luckily, for you we have that in abundance so you need not worry!

ice lollies

Frozen foods

During this mini heatwave, it is always a good idea that you stay hydrated and that you keep cool and refreshed. We recommend you stock up on cool beverages and many ice-lollies. If you are a D.I.Y kind of person, you may want to consider making your own ice-lollies. If you need to know how to do this, we have instructions on how to make your own ice-lollies.

Barbecue Grill in the Summer


If you really have the time and you want to make the most out of the summer vibe we are getting. Having a barbecue is a great way to achieve this all you need is family, friends, and a grill to cook the meat on!

Picnic in the Summer


Picnics are a great way to relax and pass the time, all the while catching the rays just grab some food, drink and a large cloth step out into the great outdoors!

origami fans

Printable Fans

Why buy fans when you can design your own and print it out! Keep yourself and also others cool in this heat!

From us at InknToner UK enjoy what is left of the summery weather and have fun with it!

Friday the 13th!


Friday the 13th Today is Friday the 13th. If you are not in the least bit superstitious, this day probably does not mean anything to you and you are only excited about the fact that it’s Friday and you do not have to work on the weekend (I know I am!)

If you do have a superstitious leaning, you have probably just looked at your calendar, clocked its Friday the 13th and thought no more about it.

However, if you are like everyone else, and are very superstitious I’m sure you will be on high alert employing every trick you know so you don’t incur the universe’s wrath. There are many different ideas about where this spooky date came from; some believe it dates back to the last supper, where 13 people were there the night before Jesus Christ’s crucifixion. (Which also happened to have apparently fell on Friday the 13th) Whilst others suggest that, it was born from the disappearance of a navy ship called HMS Friday, which set sail on Friday the 13th, never to be seen again.

At Ink N Toner UK, we know how people get on this particular day so we want to reassure that no matter how spooky your days get, we will always be here to provide you with the inks you need to get through them! We are pretty sure after you hear that you’ll be feeling lucky in no time!

Contact Us

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Happy New Tax Year!


Happy new tax year!Happy New Tax Year, everyone! This day officially marks the start of the new tax season. Along with that, come changes to different categories like the Personal allowance, Income tax, National insurance and a few other categories. Here are some of the changes coming to some of the taxes.

Personal allowance

The amount you can earn without paying income taxes has risen from £11,500 to £11,850, which works out as a tax cut of £70 for most people.

National Insurance

Will be charged 12% of income on earnings above £8,424, up from £8,164 until you earning more than £46,350, after which the rate drops to 2%.

Income tax

The starting point for paying 20% basic rate tax will be £11,850, while tax will start on earnings above £46,350 (up from £45,00).

Nevertheless, do not fret! At Ink N Toner UK, we will not be making any changes to our prices for the new tax year so you won’t need to worry about the through the roof prices! After all, we pride ourselves on keeping our prices as low as possible so you, the customer, can get a great value for money!

Contact Us

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We hope this Blog post was useful to you and we encourage you to come back every Friday, when we post new content on our Blog! See you next week!

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The Ink Cartridge scam.


Ink Scam

A YouTube video from Gregory Austin McConnell has surfaced and recently gone viral. He highlights how original Ink Cartridges are so expensive when compared to the printers you buy. He first clocked onto this while working in a technical support role, when replacement cartridges with a manufacture cost of 0.23 cents end up retailing for a whopping price of $59.95.

McConnell describes printer ink as one of the most expensive liquids in the world per gallon. He then goes on to use the various tactics OEM’s (Original Equipment Manufacturers) use to prevent competitor branded or compatible cartridges from being used instead of their products.

Inefficient Ink Use

As well as the methods used by the OEM’s to force people into buying more ink despite them not actually needing to, he talks about the fact that most printers now stop working when only one colour cartridge expires even if you only wanted to print in black. The reason for that is that even if you only want to print in black, the printer will use a little bit of cyan ink for a different shade of black. Why they do that we have no clue!

Towards the end of the 12-minute video he takes his printer and destroys it with a sledgehammer all the while calling for a revolution against the OEM’s that charge you exorbitant prices for inks.

 inkntoneruk compatible inksAt InkNTonerUK we have our own high quality compatible inks, which are not only cheaper and better value for money, but they work just as well as the Original products.

Contact Us for cheap prices and equally high quality consumables!

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Sport Relief at Ink N Toner UK!


What is Sports Relief?

As one of the UK’s biggest fundraising events, sport relief helps to bring all of us together to get active, raise cash and change lives. The money raised during comic relief is spent to support some of the poorest and most disadvantaged people in the UK and worldwide. Sport relief had already started on the 17th of March- and it finishes tonight on the 23rd of March after the television show airs on BBC 1 tonight at 7pm.

Getting involved.

Sport relief is encouraging the public to get active and get fundraising for sport relief in whatever way they want you can even download the sport relief app to compete against people you know in a league, join a celebrity challenge or even take on the Nation’s Billion Steps Challenge. You can find out more about this on their site here.

sports relief custom card

You could also use the inks you buy from us at Ink n Toner UK to print out our simple custom card with the sport relief logo and one of their many slogans you can stick it anywhere. In addition, even if you are not donating you can at least spread awareness to those who do not know that sport relief is even happening.

Have a great Friday and an even better time having fun and raising money for the charity!

Contact Us

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Stephen Hawking, a brilliant cosmologist.


Born on the 8th of January 1942. Stephen Hawking, a brilliant mind and a great scientist who overcame a debilitating disease to pursue his goals, probing into the mysteries of the universe, had sadly died on the 14th of March 2018.

Hawking suffered from ALS a neurodegenerative disease, which is usually fatal within a few years. To put that into perspective, Stephen was diagnosed with the disease in 1963, when he was just 21! The disease left him wheelchair-bound and paralyzed. He remained very optimistic in his life and despite his shortcomings, he said this. “I try to lead as normal a life as possible, and not think about my condition, or regret the things it prevents me from doing, which are not that many.” This clearly shows the drive he had and that even something like the ALS disease did not keep him from his goals of discovering the secrets of our universe.

We at Ink N Toner UK and the rest of the world are sad to see him pass. However, he will remain a key figure in the world of science for the rest of time.

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Mother’s Day at Ink N Toner UK!


Mother’s day is around the corner and we at Ink N Toner UK hope you have gone out and bought everything you need to show your appreciation to the maternal figures in your life. (If you haven’t already, WHAT ARE YOU DOING!) Mothering Sunday, or mother’s day, is a Christian celebration that has now become a worldwide event where we show our mums how much we appreciate them. We typically do this by giving them cards, gifts, flowers, breakfast in bed, and just generally being extra nice to them.

If by this time, you are still struggling to think of mother’s day ideas do not fret, we are here to help you get over that arduous task by giving you some great ideas to get you started!

Mothers day custom cards

  • Cards and flowers

Let us start with the obvious, the simplest way to show your appreciation to the maternal person in your life. A simple cared with the right words can really make all the difference between a regular gift and a special one. And of course, adding flowers into the mix elevates that to new heights!

Mothers day chocolate

  • Chocolates

Chocolates are a staple for many gift combinations. Just make sure you do not use them as the only gift. Combine them paper boxes or other printables with the ink you buy from us to make them really stand out.


We at Ink N Toner UK have helped you get that perfect gift for mother’s day and to all the mothers out there. Happy Mother’s Day!

Chinese Lantern Festival, Get Creative!


Lantern Festival

Today marks the last day of the Chinese New Year festival, which also means that today is the Chinese lantern festival. The lantern festival falls on the first full moon night in the Chinese calendar symbolizing the return of spring (which cannot come fast enough we’ve had enough of this winter chill!) and the reunion of families. The Lantern festival can be traced back 2,000 years ago which means it is a very old and sacred part of Chinese culture.

During the festival people get together on the night to celebrate with many activities. These include, enjoying the sight of lanterns in all their glory, flying drones, and guessing riddles written on lanterns, eating tang yuan (sweet dumplings), lion and dragon dances, and walking on stilts!

With all these activities to do us at Ink n Toner UK would definitely advise you get involved to celebrate such a colourful celebration. As well as that, we have some great ideas to get you flexing those creative muscles to make the most of this occasion!

Chinese new year E-Card


Use the ink you purchase from us to design your own or print out our template for an E-Card! They can really help to brighten up someone’s day and you can get them sent to loved ones if you are not able to be with them.


Chinese New Year 2018


If you want to make a bigger spectacle of things try designing your own poster to put up on your wall at home or at your place of work to brighten up the place!


Origami Lanterns

Lantern design

For those who are really daring, try making your own Chinese lanterns through origami here are a few ideas for those who need some inspiration

From us at Ink N Toner UK have a great rest of Chinese New Year and bring on the Lantern Festival!

Lexmark and their new universal printer driver update!


Lexmark LogoAre you fed up of the constant driver updates that come along with owning a printer? At Ink N Toner UK we definitely are. If you own a Lexmark printer or are thinking of buying one then now would be a great time to own one. Lexmark are coming out with their own Universal Printing Drivers. This will allow for user-friendly access across all Lexmark printer systems and will make it easier to help fix your printer whenever it does come across any issues.

Lexmark printers

It does this by updating its interface to reflect the features of the printer’s configuration showing only the corresponding printers settings and features. This will limit a ton of confusion for the customer, as the updates will not change how they use their printer or how the settings they are comfortable with.

With only one package to manage, Lexmark themselves will be able help their customers across the board as everyone will be on the same driver settings and updates/fixes can be made and distributed across the board which will help promote a swift and uncomplicated service. For Lexmark this works out to be cheaper too. Time spent on installations, as well as a reduction in cost for IT Support to help make any changes.

We at Ink N Toner UK think it is important to keep you in the know about any and all upcoming changes in the world of printing. We hope we’ve helped! And if you want to check out any Lexmark printers feel free to visit our website at https://www.inkntoneruk.co.uk/

Valentine’s Day at Ink N Toner UK!


With Valentine’s Day just over the horizon (tomorrow to those who are not with it!) We are sure that all of you are running around thinking of gifts for your significant other. Or, stressing about if your valentines crush likes you back. That being said, we at Ink N Toner UK are looking forward to valentines this year. And being the helpful bunch we are, we are here to help you out this year!

custom card

First, up we have the generic but timeless idea of cards! These things are a staple on Valentine’s Day, for the simple reason of being able to write your thoughts on paper and giving it to your partner to cherish forever. You cannot go wrong with a nice well thought out card. However, that can never be the only gift you get for Valentine’s Day. On its own, it will be seen as lazy. Its best appreciated with a bunch of flowers or some chocolate. Here is a few ideas to get you thinking.

valentines flowers

Origami flower

Going off from what we just said Flowers are another great gift idea and depending on your style, you can choose to be subtle with a simple rose or go the whole distance and gather a massive bouquet it is all up to you. As well as that for those creatives out there, you could make your own printed origami flowers to put some thought into it!


valentines coupons

Love coupons are also a nice touch. Maybe your partner really wants something but could not get it immediately. Get them a gift card and disguise as a love coupon to really brighten up their day.

If you need any inks for Valentine’s Day tomorrow, we have your back! Moreover, for those of you who spend £20 pounds or more between now and Friday will receive some lovely Belgian chocolate hearts!

Happy Valentines from us at Ink N Toner UK!

The Winter Olympics, show your support!


Winter Olympics Mascot and Poster

The 2018 Winter Olympics is kicking off today in Pyeongchang, South Korea and it is looking to be a spectacular year for the realm of winter sports Ink N Toner UK will definitely be watching! For those of you not in the know. The winter Olympics takes place two years after the regular Olympics (the last one being 2016’s Rio Olympics in Brazil) and will include many well-known winter sports including Skiing, Snowboarding, Ice hockey and Figure skating. In addition, it will host some not widely followed sports like the Luge, Bobsleighing and Curling.

We are sure that if you follow the Winter Olympics, you will want to support Team GB in any way you can, as we are not all able to go to South Korea. Therefore, we at Ink N Toner UK would like to help you do just that! We have made a little poster for you to print at your leisure and if you want to make your own. Just make sure you have all your inks in good working order. You could make cards, posters, and mini flags. The possibilities are endless!

Winter Olympics Custom Poster

The winter Olympics will be amazing this year so show your support and cheer on Team GB, We know we will be!

The EU GDPR and what you should know.



The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will be coming into effect from 25th of May 2018. It means to expand the rights of individuals, and to control how their personal information is collected. It overall places a range of new obligations on organisations to be more accountable for data protection.

At Ink n Toner UK, we already adhere to most these rules, as we believe in this day and age our customers’ data should be protected and we are always mindful of this fact. Which is also the reason why we tweaking the way you opt-in to our alerts and offers when you sign up with us.

Currently, when you confirm you want to buy a product from us, you agree to our privacy policy and terms and conditions meaning you will automatically receive emails from us regarding any deals or products we have to offer. While an effective way to keep customers informed, some customers may not find it helpful or simply do not want this feature. We are making changes to this, meaning ultimately you will be able to provide consent if you want to receive these emails or not. And if you even if you do, you can opt-out at any time.

Signup to newsletter

This is one of the ways our customers are our number one priority. We hope this gives you peace of mind in terms of your data protection. For more information on our privacy and cookies policies look to our websites where they can be found.

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Starting up a 3D Printing Business.


THINKER BOT 3d printer3D printing is a fast growing industry, with many people discovering its benefits. Last week we gave you pointers on how to accrue money within the 2D printing industry. So this week we will let you know on how to do that with 3D printing, what you need to learn to get started and the different avenues you can go down with this currently lucrative area.

  • What is 3D printing?

For those of you not aware, 3D printing is when you take a digital design (blueprint) and you essentially make a 3D copy of it. These models are normally made of a plastic filament, which is melted and then guided along by a nozzle in the printer. This allows you to make very complicated designs in a shorter time without the need for expensive parts. The images below show you the different variations you can design and make. Now that you know what 3D, printing is we are going to let you know how to get started!

Thors hammer 3d printed


  • Create your own designs

Start by learning from free CAD (computer-aided designs) tools like Trimble, sketchup or TinkerCAD. Many beginners are surprised by how quickly they are able to create a complex looking design after a few tutorials. Sophisticated and innovative designs can be made with these tools. Just make sure you use the various tutorials provided online when/if you need to.

Buy a 3D Printer

The first step is to select a printer that has the right balance of cost, quality, versatility and ease of use. At Ink N Toner UK, we have a wide range of 3D printers for you to buy. For example, we have the XYZPrinting da Vinci 2.0A Duo 3D Printer for only £426.66! It’s designed with ease of use and affordability in mind.Original XYZPrinting da Vinci 2.0A Duo 3D Printer (3F20AXEU00D)

Come up with a novel product/service that has 3D printing in mind.

The key to coming up with a good service comes back to the versatility 3D printing gives. For example, the ability to modify designs allows for wide customization options. Users are able to self-create on their own websites and let the 3D printer do all the work.

We hope we helped you get started on the way to 3D printer stardom! For anymore on Printers or 3D printers, visit us at our website at https://www.inkntoneruk.co.uk/!

4 Great ways to make money with printing.


PrinterPrinting is still a growing industry and with more people discovering its unique uses maybe you have wondered to yourself. How can I get started and how can I use printing to start up my own business? We at Ink n Toner UK are here to give you a few pointers to get yourself started. After reading this, you will have the knowledge necessary to be able to use printing to your advantage.

Card design

  • Create and sell designs

Printing is versatile in the way that it allows you think up and make your own designed cards, posters and a plethora of many other things without spending too much money or taking too much time. If you have that creative flair, take advantage of it and sell your own custom made cards and other printables.

Image result for self publishing

  • Self-Publishing

Self-publishing allows anyone to write a book and put it into print. With this, you can create or acquire content that you format into book form. Once formatted you can complete a small press run with the printer. Many online services that have a print-on-demand feature, which allows you to order and print books after you have sold them.

Image result for business branding

  • Business branding

Businesses everywhere are in a constantly trying to separate themselves from the rest of their competitors. One particular way they work to achieve this is through their business branding. Many starting businesses know they need to put a brand on themselves through logos and methods. However, they lack the artistic prowess needed to make their brand stand out. This is where you come in. If you have that skill and are able to use a desktop publishing software, you can create branding designs for clients and send them to a print shop.

  • Training manuals

Lastly, many business owners cannot be bothered to make training manuals. This creates a good opportunity to create the training manuals that allow employees to get the information they need to work safely and efficiently. You will not need many skills to do this. Except patience and the ability to sift through boring technical material.

Whatever your printing needs or aspirations InknTonerUK are here to help provide you with the materials or printers you need. Hope we helped!

Canon EU and their PIXMA G Series Expansion


Canon PIXMA G SeriesLast year Epson introduced refillable ink tank printers into the market, And Canon have confirmed they are to release their own range later in the year. The PIXMA G series will be designed with ease of use in mind, making them especially good for customers who want high volume as well as low cost per page for use at home or in small businesses.

The Key features of these new devices include.

  • High Page Yield, which allows printing of up to 6000 pages (In Black) or 7000 pages in colour.
  • An Auto Power ON/OFF function. Which is great for those who like to conserve energy.
  • High quality prints, with genuine black pigment ink and dye colour inks, allowing them to produce borderless photos of up to A4 in size.
  • Wi-Fi Technology (exclusive to the G4510 and G3510 variants) allowing users to print wirelessly through a Laptop/PC or other smart devices.
  • Canon PRINT App. Users will be able to scan copy and print using this app. As well as accessing the PIXMA Cloud Link, so photos and other documents can be printed remotely from apps like Facebook, GoogleDrive, Dropbox and many more.

For more information go to www.canon-europe.com for more information on their specifications on this range of printers. Additionally, you can buy each of the inks for the PIXMA G variants online from us at https://www.inkntoneruk.co.uk/Canon-PIXMA-G/. We will also let you know which group of inks correspond to the printer. All of the new PIXMA G Series printers (PIXMA G1510, 2510, 3510 and 4510) use the ink bottle for the Original Canon GI-590 CMYK Multipack.

For more information on any other Ink or Printer related products visit us at www.inkntoneruk.co.uk/.

China’s new environmental audit


China's Environmental Audits

Companies that manufacture products in china are now in hot water thanks to the country’s environmental rules that aim to tackle heavy polluters. Many factories countrywide have been penalized and are either being shut down or are in the process of being shut down in the wake of these new developments and rules.

After China’s huge industrial and manufacturing surge over the last few decades it is now unfortunately home to some of the world’s most polluted cities, with its main issues surrounding its groundwater, and more so the effects it will end up having on drinking water.

Environmental Laws already in Place (since 2013)

China’s had environmental laws in place since 2013. However, they were not as strict with punishments for those who did not follow those rules. Now factories are being forced to follow suit or face their production being shut down completely.

According to global Sources plastic, printing, textiles, chemicals and a plethora of other industries have been affected by these changes.

For many factories though these environmental audits are not very helpful in letting them know what constitutes as compliance. This means they are not even aware if they are at risk of being shut down or not. In addition, even if a factory is closed, there is no clear timeline of when, or if, they can start production again.

caring for kids logo

At InknTonerUK we pride ourselves on the fact that we always find ways to recycle previously used ink cartridges. Those empty cartridges will also help raise funds for our partner charity Caring 4 Kids because cartridges that can be used again have a value.

By recycling your inkjet cartridges with us, as well as additionally doing your bit for the environment, you will do even more! You’ll also be helping the charity and therefore making a difference to the lives of thousands of children.

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Top five printed Xmas Ads of 2017


Chistmas draws ever closer at InknTonerUK. We’ve given all of you advice on how to make this Christmas a good one and we hope we have helped a lot in that regard. Wed like to show you examples of printed adverts we thought were really great this year in the run up to to the 25th of December. Here are the Top Five Printed Xmas Ads of 2017:

Starbucks xmas ad

1. Starbucks

Quality street

A popular coffee shop for many Christmas shoppers all over the world, Starbucks uses this time of year to celebrate with their warm festive cups. Along with that, they get even more creative by topping each of the coffee cups with a cream swirl that ultimately takes the shape of a Christmas tree! This overall design is great due to the simple yet effective way this advert uses colour. The warm earthen background and cups along with the white cream helps bring out the Christmas feeling that much more.

2. Quality Street

Harvey nichs

There’s no other snack filler on Christmas day like a box or tin of chocolates. Quality Street is one of the more popular choccy choices, in this Advert they have gone for the simple yet effective trick of spreading the chocolate around in the shape of a reindeers head.

3. Harvey Nichols

This one is quite funny as it is very relatable, there is nothing more awkward on Christmas day( and many other special occasions) of trying to act like you are happy with a rubbish present you have received. Harvey Nichols have used this to urge customers to not make the “gift face” by telling you to shop with them to find the perfect gift this Christmas.

4. Greenpeace


While everyone around the world will be looking forward to presents food and parties. Greenpeace has used the occasion to reminds us about the dangers of global warming and the effect it will have on us at Christmas season. A snow globe disturbingly shows a completely melted snowman left with nothing but hat buttons and a carrot. Really thought provoking. 

5. Pedigree

And lastly Dog food brand Pedigree have warned santa claus that he may meet a four legged friend or two during his annual trip down chimneys around the world.

We hope you enjoyed these 5 Xmas Ads. Seen as this is our last blog for this year… From us at InknTonerUK, we wish you a merry Christmas and a happy new year!

Christmas is fast approaching, ideas from us!


christmas party

At InknTonerUK we are preparing for our Christmas party and we are pretty sure that many of our customers are too! We want to give more ideas on things you can do to prepare yourselves for the festivities. All you need is a printer and a bit of imagination!

DIY Christmas crackers

Creating Christmas Crackers

All you would need for this is a template and some artistic flair and you can have yourself some very fun and stylish looking crackers. Personalize it with family photos, remind everyone of the great time they had in the year prior. Or just draw faces and other goofy images on them. And don’t forget to put that corny joke inside too. If you need any inspiration we have been posting many godawful cheesy jokes on our twitter page.

Christmas party hats

Christmas elf hats

Set the tone of Christmas by making your very own Christmas hats. From elf ones and  all the way across to Santa Claus. There are an endless assortment of ideas for you to try out! Just make sure you measure the heads of those you will be giving the hat to(seen as you actually want it to fit!).

If by any chance you require Inks or printers feel free to take a look at our site.

Be creative this Christmas and you will feel a lot more accomplished when the big day arrives. We do have other ideas on our previous Christmas blog entitled D.I.Y this christmas. And we hope we gave you some more good ideas to get yourself started. Merry Christmas from us at InknTonerUK!

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The HP AMP 125 Printer, Our review.


Hp AMP 125 Printer

The new HP AMP 125 printer is a unique take on the idea of making the most out of your space. With style and innovation in mind. Anyone looking for great Bluetooth speaker and printer will definitely kill two birds with one stone with this one.

All-in-one features

The HP AMP 125 has an array of features that expand when you download the HP smart app. With this app you are able to access and print photos straight from your social media(Facebook, twitter etc….) the cloud and your regular camera roll.

High quality speakers

You can easily connect to the speaker portion of the printer via Bluetooth and stream music from all of your favourite apps like Spotify, sound cloud and many more! With Smart Amp Technology, enjoy crystal clear quality and exceptional bass. You can even accept phone calls with its built in mic feature.


You can connect your phone or other devices to this printer in a variety of different ways, if you are in another room but you need to print you can! This printer comes with wireless connectivity as well as a USB cable for direct connectivity so you are never short of ways to get connected. And yes, for those apple users this printer is compatible with Apple’s Airprint feature. Note that you can also use this printer to charge your hand held devices.

We recommend this printer to students who need to print but without compromising on style and space. This is also a great Christmas gift, no one wants to get a printer for Christmas. But a printer with speakers would definitely fit the bill for a cool present idea. If you already have this printer or you need to look for cheaper inks for it we sell them here at InknTonerUK.

Secret Santa with us at InknTonerUK


Secret Santa Christmas hat

As your all aware, at InkntonerUK we are gearing up for Christmas 2017, going off of all of that we are also thinking about gift ideas for Secret Santa this year. We have quite a few funny and devious ideas and we’d like to graciously impart our wisdom to you!

Firstly we would like to say we are not responsible for any physical harm you may end up on the receiving end of should you chose to take our advice! For those not up to the challenge you can go on our website and for that forgetful co-worker buy our memory sticks with 4GB’s of memory for only £6.43. As well as that you could consider getting a 3D printing pen for those super creative co-workers. We have the 3Doodler Create 3D Printing Pen. Versatile safe and non-toxic, its capabilities allow you to personally make your own Secret Santa gifts and gags freely with the only thing you are paying for is the pen and its filaments, which can be bought at InknTonerUK.Original 3Doodler Create 3D Printing Pen (3DOOD-CRE-UK)

Now, for the good stuff. Have you got that person at work with a huge beard? (we know we have) Well now you can add your own personal touch this Christmas with an assortment of mini Christmas baubles not only is it funny but it’s a tease that will put a smile on anyone’s face!Beard Bauble image

For that lazy mug out there who you know isn’t doing anything when he comes to work. Let him know you are on to him by buying this mug. Watch the shock on his face when he reads it!

Good luck with your Secret Santa shopping!

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D.I.Y this Christmas!


christmas printer

At InknTonerUK we are getting ready for Christmas (We really are! We have a snowman with a hat and everything!) and for the last few years we like to think we are very knowledgeable when it comes to what you can do with paper and a printer in this festive season, considering the rise of the DIY product trend. So, here we are bequeathing that wisdom to you, the customer. Here is a list of various printables that can get you started in the run up to Christmas – all DIY!

1. Gift boxes

Yes gift boxes, if you have any small gifts like jewelry, or maybe you need a place to stash those mini cholates in consider making a foldable Christmas themed gift box. They don’t cost much to make but at the same time it comes across as very thoughtful and gives that personal touch to gift giving!

2. Xmas Envelopes

Using those plain old white envelopes to put your card in really makes the card itself that much more underwhelming. Add some Xmas flair to it, really make it your own and see for yourself how much of a difference it makes to people’s faces.

Customization envelopes - DIY!

3. Tags

Wrappers in themselves always look very good. They are supposed to look fun and exciting. So why not print out your own tags to not only personalise yourprezzies but to make your gift look that much more enticing!customizable tags

4. Origami

If you really want to test your creativity how about using the origami technique to make flowers, hats, reindeer and much much more! This is a great activity so bring the whole family into it. Christmas day will seem that much better when the whole family has been a part of the preparation.Image result for christmas origami

We hope we have helped you with more ideas this Christmas. From us at InknTonerUK have a great one!

Christmas – Buy these Affordable Printers and accessories!


Canon Pixma MX495

With Christmas just over the horizon, start your Christmas shopping early and get the best deals before the festive sales rush begins! At Ink n Toner UK we have a wide range of ideas and an even wider range of great products to help get you started!

A great printer we have in stock is the Canon Pixma MX495. Not only does it have printing, copying, scanning and faxing in mind. It also has great wireless capabilities. All for the low price of £57.92! if you need the cartridges to go with it, our black and colour combo ink cartridges only cost £28.33.

You planning on creating a Christmas photo reel? We have some amazing Kodak photo paper for only £5.33.  Not only that we have our deal on (ends December 1st) where you will get 2 free packs of A6 Photo Paper as a reward when you spend 15 pounds or more. Just use the Code: PHOTO1217 with your purchase!

Lastly, as we are sure you will be taking many pictures with loved ones this Christmas season you’re going to need some extra memory right? At Ink n Toner UK we have SD cards, Flash Drives and Portable Hard Drives up for purchase too! We have an Intenso SD card that comes with 4GB memory for only £5.78.

We hope we eased your printing related troubles! Good luck with the rest of your festive endeavors!

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Tel: 020 8216 5571

Black Friday at InknTonerUK


Black Friday Sales banner

Black Friday sale now on at InknTonerUK!

At InknTonerUK we have a fantastic range of deals and offers to save you money on this Black Friday weekend. Firstly, we have a code for 10% off of any non-original products. That also includes all compatible inks and toner cartridges, all you need to do is put in the code: DISC1117 on your next purchase to redeem this offer.

As well as that we have free delivery, we also have a price promise guarantee that means you pay a price that can’t be beaten. If you have already bought products from us and then bought the same product elsewhere at a cheaper price elsewhere, we can action a price match promise by refunding the difference so you are always guaranteed to pay the lowest price. If you want to claim that follow these steps.

1. Your order ID, full name and email address
2. The product code of the item you found cheaper on a competitor’s website
3. The website address of the competitor’s website where you bought the product cheaper
4. Proof of your purchase from the competitor

We also have reward points that can be redeemed when we give you a discount code that can be seen on our website at www.inkntoneruk.co.uk. Or, on our social media platforms, like twitter and google+.

Good luck with your Black Friday and Cyber Monday endeavors.

If you wish to contact us about anything, you can visit our store or see our Contact Us page here. You can also call our number or get in touch with us on our Social Media Accounts. Please note that all links and information will be provided at the end of this Blog Post.

We hope this Blog post was useful to you and we encourage you to come back every Friday, when we post new content on our Blog!

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Address: 61 East Barnet Road, Barnet, EN4 8RN

Tel: 020 8216 5571

Microsoft’s new update and how its effecting Epson printers


Microsoft affecting epson printers with latest updateIt has been reported that the November update for Microsoft has affected the overall functionality of some Epson models. Users have mostly reported issues with the Epson LX-310, Epson FX890 and the Epson LQ680. A bug in the update is causing Epson SIDM and Dot matrix computers to be unable to print on x86 and x64-based systems. At InknTonerUK we understand that this may end up affecting some of our customers so we’d like to offer what we know on this issue and how you may want to go about resolving it.

Microsoft themselves have confirmed the issue but have yet to release a fix for it. The issue also isn’t caused by printer drivers, meaning installing different drivers for the Epson printers will not rectify the issue.

You will know if you have this error when your print jobs are terminated with the error message “Win32 error code returned by the processor. 2147500037”.

Microsoft and Epson have determined the cause of the issue and are working on a solution so if you want to be able to use your printer there is a solutions that can help, windows users and admins fix the issue on afflicted machines.

The first option is to go into your control panel and Uninstall the following updates. Be aware that they may have patched security issues on windows machines.

  • KB4048955 for Windows 10 version 1709
  • KB4048954 for Windows 10 Version 1703
  • KB4048958 for Windows 8.1
  • KB4048960 for Windows 7 SP1
  • KB4048953 for Windows 10 Version 1607
  • KB4048957 for Windows Server 2012 R2


Apart from that you may just end up having to wait until the next update rolls round to be able to use your printer again. If you have any other issues regarding inks or printers you have bought from us don’t hesitate to contact us on our website https://www.inkntoneruk.co.uk/ where we have a chat feature you can use to get in touch with us. Safe Printing!


Print your own christmas cards with us!


With Christmas coming up next month, we at InknTonerUK think that we should give a little back to our customers. We know that this time of year can be especially stressful so we’d like to lighten the load a bit. If you don’t have any ideas for cards, or simply not having the time to buy them we are offering a great range of card designs that you can customize, fill in and print at your leisure. Here you can download the Christmas card template and print them out on to photo paper using your colour inkjet printer. Some are ready for you to insert your own photos in and some are ready to print and go!


And if want to add your own creative and personal touch to your card. perhaps you want to have fun with your kids too then this card is great for that, you can colour and fill it in yourself!

merry christmas If you want a bit of movie humor the grinch is happy to help! xmas3

From InknTonerUK we wish you all the best in your preparations for the festivities to come.

Extending the life of your printer.


Extending your printer life

Here at InknTonerUK we are passionate about printers and inks. We are also very keen to help our customers keep up their printers longevity and to help avoid common problems. So in this blog we’ll give you a few tips to help you do just that.

  1. A) Cleaning your printers interior

Keeping your printer clear of debris and excess paper and dust is important to keep your printer functioning the best that it can. To do this you should open up the printer, look for the excess and gently wipe it away from the interior. You could also use a can of compressed air to blow the dust from the printer. You need only do this once a month or so.

  1. B) Keeping your printer in standby mode

Finally, turning your printer on and off at the mains can have a negative impact so keep it on standby mode to prevent cartridges from becoming dry and the print head becoming clogged.

If you follow these steps you will drastically extend the lifespan of your printer.

  1. C) Keep the manual feed tray closed when not in use

Make sure when you aren’t using your printer, to keep the feed tray closed. This is to prevent you from knocking over the printer and any other breakages.

  1. D) Replace cartridges before they dry up

Make sure not to wait until the print cartridge is completely dried up before replacing them as a completely dry ink cartridge can lead to wear and tear on your print head (if your printer has one that is separate to the cartridge that is!).

  1. E) Take care when replacing a cartridge

Cartridges need to be replaced quite frequently, but you must be very careful when doing so. Pay careful attention to the instructions and avoid touching the bottom of the cartridge, as doing so can reduce the quality of the print, while also lowering your printers overall longevity.

See more of our blogs at https://www.inkntoneruk.co.uk/ink-cartridge-news/.

Epson announces their 3D printing expansion plan


Epson announces their 3D printing planEpson has announced that they would be expanding their operations globally, along with plans to increase their global revenue “by more than 50 percent” across the next seven years. A new industrial printer will be one of the main products releases they are eager to push into production over the next few years. Epson are very keen in wanting to capitalize of the interesting growth of this market.

The company itself has a very strong grasp over the manufacturing of 2D printers, with both laser and inkjet models having great success with consumers  as well as businesses. Their latest industrial model (the WF-C20590) can deliver printing speeds upwards of 100 pages per minute (ppm) and the company still plans to double this speed with their next iteration.

Five years prior, Epson’s president Usui initially stated that Epson would be heading towards the 3d printing market, but at that time the consumer market for these devices were too niche and wasn’t worth much investment. However the tables have turned, the technology has grown, and 3D printing is becoming a norm for a wide range of professional and industrial applications.

Other avenues Epson are looking to consider include robotics and smart wearables. The company plans to introduce smart glasses with an augmented reality display for commercial and industrial use in Southeast Asia in the fourth quarter. they have also recently acquired Orient watch as part of its high valued watch segment for sensor-based watches for healthcare, sport and fashion.

At InknTonerUK we have a wide range of Epson Printers and inks that are of high quality, as well as being great value for money.

Remember Remember…. Bonfire night, safety and having fun!


Bonfire night is fast approaching and as you scramble around trying to buy those last minute fireworks, there are crucial things you must remind yourself about in order to keep accidents to a minimum. The main thing being the firework code. At Inkntoneruk we want to keep our customers safe so In this blog, we will go through 5 rules in this code that if followed, will make your night go off without a hitch.

  1. Plan your firework display ahead of time to make it safe and enjoyable.

You must make sure that everything is properly organised before you start your display. For example you will need to make sure the location you will be lighting the fireworks is a wide open space where you are able to stand far enough back and when there wouldn’t be any flammable object nearby that could pose a risk.

  1. Keep fireworks in a box and use them one at a time.

Don’t take all the fireworks out of the boxes at once. If you light one sparks will come out and if there are exposed fireworks around they could ignite and cause a fire hazard. Keep the unused fireworks in their respective packaging and well away from when you will light them.

  1. Keep naked flames, including cigarettes, away from fireworks

This may be the most obvious, but it’s extremely important to remember. Both of these things are very dangerous in this situation. And if you want to keep the risk of accidents low you must remember this.

  1. When using sparklers, place them into a bucket of water when you have finished

Avoid any potential risks with the sparklers you use by placing them in water once you have finished with them. Even if they appear to be finished placing them on a surface could result in an accident.

  1. Have Fun!

Yes you need to be super careful during bonfire night but it shouldn’t stop you from having fun! Get into the spirit of things by making posters and other decorations with your children or siblings. And at Inkntoneruk we can help you with all your printing needs during bonfire night. And whether you need ink or any other printing related services we have your back. So from us, have fun, stay safe and enjoy the festivities!

Free Printable Halloween Mask Templates


If you are looking for a spooky idea for a Halloween party or a Halloween parade then choose from these crazy Monster Masks for this year’s Halloween party from Ink N Toner UK. These are simple printable Halloween masks for anyone to print, cut out and wear on their face! Halloween is the best time of the year to wear these printable Halloween masks and wear them for fun. Both kids and adults will love our Halloween masks, so get printing now.

These free printable Halloween Mask templates are ready to be used straight away. Just click the image to download them and print them out using your inkjet printer.

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ETIRA responds to HP’s misleading info about remanufactured cartridges!


The European Toner & Inkjet Remanufacturers Association responds to Hewlett Packard after they released a leaflet with misleading information about remanufactured cartridges

ETIRA responds to recent HP flyer on cartridges
HP has issued a new leaflet entitled “The truth about clone cartridges” where it warns of the use of clones, remanufactured and counterfeit cartridges. In the leaflet it states “used HP toner cartridges that are emptied, refilled and resold by other manufacturers do not adhere to quality, safety or environmental standards”.

While the leaflet has some merit, the comments regarding remanufactured cartridges are misleading and inaccurate.

Businesses working in the remanufacturing industry are required to comply with regulations and standards and the WEEE directive (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) is a perfect example. The WEEE directive sets collection, recycling and recovery targets for all types of electrical goods. Another fine example is ETIRA (European Toner and Inkjet Remanufacturers Association) which has set out a clear code of conduct for its members to “guarantee clients a high quality competitive and environmentally friendly product and service”.

ETIRA’s response to HP’s leaflet is as follows:

“General marketing speak is OK, but you cannot say things that are not true. ETIRA regrets that HP’s new product marketing material is again lowering the bar. Their September 2017 flyer on printer cartridges may be generally correct on clones and counterfeits, but speaks nonsense on remanufactured cartridges: it has a baseless generalization which gets it wrong on all three counts: quality, safety and environment.”
“ETIRA will reach out to HP management to stress that the flyer is misleading and constitutes false advertising, and must be reworded.”

Do you want to create your own scary T-Rex illusion!


T-rex illusion

Do you want to be imaginative and have fun with illusions? How about you print off your own T-Rex today by going through the instructions and be creative. All you have to do is watch the video below to make a scary dinosaur which will always be around wherever you go! Ready to blow your minds with an illusion check the video out by watching it below.

This is how the illusion works:

This is the instructions you should follow to create the T-rex dinosaur:

What you will need to make your own frightening T-Rex illusion:

  1. You can use any printer to print out the cut-out. If you have ran out of cartridges you can order them from Ink N Toner UK where you get the best quality ink and at the same time you save money…what a bargain hey!
  2. 1 x Piece Of Paper
  3. 1 x Scissor
  4. 1 x Cello-tape or if you prefer glue

To make your T-Rex illusion all you have to do is print off the images in this page and create the T-Rex chosen from your liking. From a click of a button you can start creating your T-Rex illusion by cutting it out and building it up with your stationary which is required (from above). As soon as you finish you can leave it anywhere you want to fool your friends and family. When you move, it will create an illusion that the T-Rex’s head is moving and is following you. This is awesome to play with. It is very fun you can go back or fourth side to side and it will follow you around. It is like looking at an object and the head is turning, looking straight back at you. This T-Rex illusion is suitable for any age as it brings fun to your family and friends.

When making it you can also try out different designs, however if you are willing to try out your own designs (which will be a  lot fun) please be careful and follow the steps properly otherwise the illusion may not work. The fun part is you can create your own creature for example a giraffe, lion, tiger or elephant. To make your scary creatures stand out, we recommend you use cartridges from Ink N Toner UK as they provide you with best quality inks. If you want to make it as a kid toy for your kids to play, don’t scare them with a T-Rex you might want to go for something more friendly and suitable for a child. You can use the illusion for anything such as placing it on a window so when people look past the T-Rex, it make scare them as the T-Rex head is moving with you. The T-Rex illusion can also be used for pranks on YouTube e.g. Get a life size T-Rex or a different design and frighten the life out of the people. This will be an amazing prank to play on your friends and entertain your viewers.

Halloween is coming up, so this T-REX illusion can be the perfect gift to put on your window or outside your house even at parties to give a good scare. You can use any design you want such as a zombie, Frankenstein, mummy and other scary monsters to give you the creeps. All illusion goes great with Halloween.

If you are not keen on the normal green colour T-Rex maybe go for the red colour or purple colour as it looks more exciting , but if you are scared and you are a lover of pets create your own illusions with cut-outs of cats, dogs, rabbits or even your favourite animal.

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Donald Trump is surely the most outspoken, outrageous and downright politically incorrect United States of America president that the world has ever seen.

It’s fair to say that he divides opinion all over the world as well as all over the United States, but surely the one word he cannot be described as is “dull”.

So we decided here at www.inkntoneruk.co.uk to poke some fun at The D by listing our favourite 10 most outrageous Trump quotes. We are totally sure that there will be many many more to come, but these are our favourites so far:

1. “We are going to have an unbelievable, perhaps record-setting turnout for the inauguration, and there will be plenty of movie and entertainment stars. All the dress shops are sold out in Washington. It’s hard to find a great dress for this inauguration.”

Well that didn’t happen did it Donald?

2. “Ariana Huffington is unattractive, both inside and out. I fully understand why her former husband left her for a man – he made a good decision.”

That’s a particularly low blow we think.

3. “When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending the best. They’re not sending you, they’re sending people that have lots of problems and they’re bringing those problems with us. They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists. And some, I assume, are good people.”

No racist abuse here then Mr President!

4. “All of the women on The Apprentice flirted with me – consciously or unconsciously. That’s to be expected.”

You certainly need self confidence to be President but this is a bit too far isn’t it?

5. “I’ve said if Ivanka weren’t my daughter, perhaps I’d be dating her.”

This is just wrong on any and every level!

6. “Look at those hands, are they small hands? And, Rubio referred to my hands: ‘If they’re small, something else must be small.’ I guarantee you there’s no problem. I guarantee.”

Presidents are not meant to make innuendo comments about their penis. Once he’s gone they never will again.

7. “You know, it really doesn’t matter what the media write as long as you’ve got a young, and beautiful, piece of ass.”

Ever the feminist Donald, ever the feminist.

8. “40 Wall Street actually was the second-tallest building in downtown Manhattan and now it’s the tallest.”

Yes Donald, that’s because of 9/11 isn’t it?

9. “The point is, you can never be too greedy.”

Errm …….. you can Donald!
10. “It’s freezing and snowing in New York – we need global warming!”

Wrong again!

What is the circular economy and why does it matter?


circular economy

The circular economy is defined as an alternative to a traditional linear economy where a product is made then used then disposed of. In the circular economy, which www.inkntoneruk.co.uk is proudly a part of, we try to keep essential resources in use for as long as possible by re using materials to extract the maximum value from them without compromising on quality.

There are many household names that use circular economy principles, like Tesco and Philips, but the question is do they truly believe in the circular economy? In these times of low oil and carbon prices, which have fed through to low commodity prices, the incentives to replace virgin resources with recycled alternative materials has dwindled somewhat.

The problem is very simple: It is often cheaper to use new virgin materials rather than use recycled materials or existing products. That cost driver is the biggest threat to the circular economy.

Statistics recently issued by the European commission have shown that businesses becoming more ecologically sustainable could reduce global greenhouse emissions by 2-4%.

Younger people are particularly interested in what’s known as zero waste markets, which makes it clear that as these younger people are the parents of the future, the big corporations are going to have to take notice or else!

Governments must act and enforce these principles either via punitive measures or via incentives but act they must and www.inkntoneruk.co.uk is ready to take up the challenge.



Hp new cartridge problem error

This time last year Hewlett Packard (HP) released what they called a “security update” which locked out a widespread number of printers for people who were using non-original cartridges. This caused an outcry throughout the industry and from many HP customers, which resulted in an apology from HP and a statement that they would reverse the update within a matter of weeks, which they did do.

They did however warn that they would endeavour to block the use of non-HP cartridges in the future.

Well now exactly 1 year on they’re at it again with a new firmware update for it’s range of Officejet printers resulting in “cartridge problem” error messages. No doubt uproar will ensue but it looks like HP are willing to take the flack.

As a consequence the following message may show for some customers using non-original cartridges in their Officejet printers:

“One or more cartridges appear to be damaged. Remove them and replace with new cartridges.”

This years security update however is a little different from last years and not quite so nasty, because HP are offering a way to resolve the issue by downloading new firmware from their support page, which you can access HERE.

Learn How To Save More Money When Buying Ink & Toner Cartridges


saving money on cartridges

Are you paying more for printer ink cartridges and printer toner cartridges? Some people pay more for an inkjet/toner cartridge than an entire printer.

As you may know most printer manufacturers like Hewlett-Packard Company (HP) and Canon have adopted the same marketing model as razor blade companies. For example, they will sell the razor at a very cheap price and even at a loss but then make money of the blades with a bigger margin. The same applies to printer manufacturers as they will sell their inkjet printers or laser printers at a loss, and make their money back from when you buy their genuine original (OEM) cartridges. However, you do not have to fall into that trap and buy the OEM cartridges as here at www.inkntoneruk.co.uk we can show you various ways of reducing printing cost quickly and therefore having a bigger saving for when you do printing.

Printer manufacturers will do all they can to convince consumers that third party cartridges e.g. compatible cartridges or re-manufactured cartridges are inferior and not reliable as their branded cartridges. They will go as far as saying that the compatible cartridges will “break” the printer if you use them. They will throw at you all the scare tactics they can as they need to recover the cost of the printer that they sold to you by getting you to purchase the cartridges supplies.

At inkntoneruk we give you more options for buying cartridges for your printer. That is why we prefer our consumers to use our search function on the site and search by printer name and model and thereby they can see all the options for their printer. We recommend our consumers to go for compatibles where it is available to save more money on their printer supplies. With www.inkntoneruk.co.uk , you have plenty of choices for printer supplies, and we can proudly say that you will save a huge amount of money with us compared to purchasing elsewhere. We offer a money back guarantee and will deliver for free to your doorstep. Here are few tips for saving money on printer ink and toner cartridges:

Buy Premium Compatible Ink Cartridges | InknTonerUK offers two types of compatible ink cartridge. They can either be a brand new copy made by a third party or a remanufactured cartridge depending on what type of printer you have. You will generally have good luck with compatible cartridges as the quality is very good and they generally last longer than the original ink cartridges.

Buy Budget Compatible Toner Cartridges | These are new build cartridges manufactured by third-party that meet or exceed your expectations. Again, with these budget compatible cartridges you will generally have good luck with them as the quality is very good and they generally last longer than the original toner cartridges.

Buy Premium Remanufactured Toner Cartridges | If you are looking for the highest quality compatible that you can get then the remanufactured cartridges is your best bet. These premium remanufactured cartridges are tested to verify that they perform exceedingly well and they frequently cost a fraction of price you pay for new original cartridges.

Buy Multipacks or Twin Packs (Value Packs) | Combine the savings by buying more than one cartridge e.g. a whole set of cartridges or a dual pack in order to save more money. That is one of the best way to save on printing costs.

Replace the Toner Cartridge Drum | If the toner cartridge does not make good quality prints, then replacing just the drum can be less expensive than replacing the whole cartridge.

Buy in Bulk Quantity | If you use a substantial amount of ink or toner; buy it in quantity. The more you buy with us of the same cartridge the more you save as we offer quantity discounts on all cartridges.

While all of these tips can help you save money on printing, the biggest money saver of all is buying ink and toner cartridges from us at www.inkntoneruk.co.uk as we offer a Price Promise Guarantee that our prices are the lowest you can get online for any type of cartridges. With us you can buy new original cartridges, if you want, or buy third party compatible or remanufactured cartridges. Ordering with us is very easy and finding the right cartridges for your printer is very simple.

So what are you waiting for? Start saving money on printer ink and toner cartridges by shopping with us by clicking this link here!

What is a counterfeit cartridge and can the issue be stopped?


spot the fake counterfeit cartridges

spot the fake counterfeit cartridges

Cartridge counterfeiting is when a cartridge is sold as if it’s an original product that’s been made by the manufacturer of your printer when in actual fact it’s nothing of the sort. A counterfeit cartridge is a copy that is inferior to an original and damages their reputation as well as potentially your printer!

www.inkntoneruk.co.uk believes that this is a wretched industry that needs to be stamped out.

In June 2017 a new anti-counterfeiting tech firm said that it could “kill the fake markets instantly” by simply using QR codes.

World Trademark Review reported on Validactor, a technology company based in Italy, which launched new technology that adds “unique QR Codes to products so consumers can obtain information about them, including whether an item is authentic, expired, stolen or recalled.”

The company told World Trademark Review that by giving free access to its technology the company has the ability to “kill the fake markets instantly”.

The article describes that Validactor’s founder and head of development Dino Sergiano said at the launch event in June this year: “The biggest innovation we are implementing is the empowering of the biggest army in the world: customers. Each one, with their smartphones, may today be the biggest weapon available.”

According to the article, “the company’s social media presence is strong, with nearly 70,000 followers on Twitter at the time of publication and 14,000 on Facebook.”

Sergiano told World Trademark Review “We all have to move on a more social standpoint: fake products kill people, fake market revenues destroy economies, and we all have to fight this; therefore, we are taking a more social approach through the involvement of smaller companies and granting any of them free access to any Validactor feature.

“It is totally free, since we think that in order to ‘kill the fake markets instantly’ we need to have this technology present worldwide. Our vision is to provide free codes to as many companies as possible.”

Sergiano also said: “Anti-counterfeiting measures must employ the customer base, that is the only way to fight fakes. The main error that brands are making has been, and still is, the distance that they put between themselves and the final customer. My wife, just as an example, tried to verify the authenticity of a major Italian brand garment: it has been nearly impossible and is tricky and time consuming.”

Riot Games, Brother, 3M, Giuseppe Zanotti and Sennheiser are only a few of the brands the article names that already have an authentication service available via their websites.

An effective solution to end a problem as significant as counterfeiting requires entrepreneurs with pioneering ambitions. Additionally, rights holders would embrace any tool that looks likely to succeed in this battle. However, the fight against fakes is a multi-dimensional one and it remains to be seen whether there is the consumer will to shun counterfeits on the required scale, or a single solution that can succeed where others have not. For now, the end of counterfeiting remains a holy grail.

Today is National Colouring Book Day


Colouring in and colouring books have always been popular with children and over the years adults have got more and more involved with their kids activities and even started colouring on their own for pleasure. Adult colouring is now a great pastime and many adults are finding that it is not only great fun but also a good way to reduce stress and spend time with friends.

This National Colouring Day we invite you to spend some time colouring with your friends, children or grandchildren or just by yourself. Enjoy the creativity of making a picture come to life!

Print out the colouring sheets below and start your fun time of colouring in right now.



Canon Continues to Grow In The Printing Industry



The outlook for Canon is good for an expected 40 percent increase in operating profit for the year ending December due to extremely strong printer sales.

Nikkei Asian Review reported that the “consolidated operating profit for the year ending in December is expected to jump 40% to 330 billion yen ($2.94 billion) thanks to strong printer sales in emerging countries, successful acquisitions and automation.”

www.inkntoneruk.co.uk has certainly seen a huge increase in Canon’s market share over the last few years especially.

Canon updated the profit outlook in April but Nikkei reports another update is likely to be made soon “since its current performance is ahead of its 270 billion yen ($243 million/ €209 million) estimate. Sales are also expected to top the company’s 4.02 trillion yen forecast, climbing 20% to nearly 4.1 trillion yen ($3.7 billion/ €3.2 billion).“

The article reports that growth of laser printer sales was seen in China and Southeast Asian emerging countries. Popular models reportedly are the new high-speed models. This increase in printer sales consequentially meant an increase in toner and other highly profitable consumables.

That’s where www.inkntoneruk.co.uk comes in of course because our mission is to reduce your printing costs and to fight against the ever-increasing cost of living.

Other changes made by Canon include the purchase of the medical division from Toshiba in 2016 and Axis Communications in the previous year, which also increased profits.

Another new area boosting profits is the cost cutting exercise through automation. Nikkei reports: “ The introduction of robots to the company’s single-lens reflex camera factory in Oita Prefecture has helped reduce the number of necessary workers for certain tasks from some 40 to just three or four. Automation at printer and other factories has also contributed to earnings growth by improving productivity.”

Quality is the key when buying third party cartridges


third party cartridges

The results of a survey done by Consumer Reports suggest that it pays to be cautious and to search for quality and not just price when buying third party cartridges.

The article stated that consumers turn to third party cartridges mainly because of lower prices but that they should be cautious because quality can be inconsistent.

That’s why shopping at www.inkntoneruk.co.uk pays dividends in both the short and long term.

According to Consumer Reports survey, 37 percent of people had bought third party cartridges because they were cheaper and pointed out that OEM cartridges can cost the best part of $700 (€613) (£542) over five years.

Third party cartridges come as re-manufactured, refilled (not that www.inkntoneruk.co.uk refills!) or compatible and are sold at a lot less than OEM printer inks. The article noted that the outcome of the Lexmark v. Impressions case where the judge ruled that third party businesses could refill and reuse toner cartridges originally made by Lexmark or any other OEM meant that smaller businesses now had more freedom from the restriction of patents.

This outcome was praised by consumer groups and Jessica Rich, Vice President for Consumer Policy and Mobilisation, Consumer Reports, commented: “We believe this is a positive step for competition, innovation, and consumer choice. It’s a win for consumers and small businesses.”

Even so, the article warns that these products have their set backs and do not always operate as well as the originals and that some can void the printers guarantee. Consumer Reports survey said 63 percent found that third party cartridges were just as good as OEMs while 36 said they were not as good.

Consumer Reports testers found inconsistencies with third party cartridges and Rich Sulin, Leader of Printer Testing Programme said that some samples worked without problems while others set off “warning messages from their printer or failed to print a test page” while others clogged printer heads.

Sulin and www.inkntoneruk.co.uk advises customers to use cartridges as soon as possible after purchase to test them out and to make sure there is a money back guarantee, which of course there is with us!

The article stated that: “Consumer Reports doesn’t rate third-party inks because the marketplace is so fractured—a large number of manufacturers offer a rapidly changing line up of products for different printer models, making comparisons difficult.”

The article reiterated the OEM warranty warning about using non-OEM cartridges and said as an example Lexmark states “that its warranty does not cover failures from “refilling or remanufacture by a third party of products, supplies or parts.” Consumer Reports also warned that smart printers could tell which cartridges were being used and could alert the manufacturer.

Consumer Reports suggested buying supertank printers to save money on ink or using an ink subscription service which according to HP Inc could cut costs in half.

We are of course highly sceptical of this report’s conclusion because our mission is to provide quality whilst saving our customers money and we are certain that our many long standing customers would agree!

China’s new e-waste reforms


e-waste reforms

China’s e-waste industry is ready for an upgrade. www.inkntoneruk.co.uk thinks it’s well overdue.

In the China dialogue website it has been reported that e-waste is a challenge because of the toxic substances and with the world producing 41.8 million tonnes in 2014 of that 6 million was produced in China.

China released a new policy in January of 2017 called Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) and by the end of the year the Ministry of Environmental Protection and other government bodies “must put forward a proposal for recycling electronic[s]” and that they want to see the EPR system in place for 2025 for “key product types” and advances in “environmental product design”.

The article also noted that China had shipped 560 million mobile phones in 2016 of which 400 – 500 million will be discarded as users update their phones and there are already one billion dumped in China.

The EPR system recommends four areas of manufacturer responsibility which are “producing environmentally-friendly designs, using recycled materials, standardising waste management and recycling processes, and disclosing data on recycling” to reduce carbon footprints and to make manufacturers track and re-use products during their life cycles”.

The reform will begin with targeting four products; electric and electronic, cars, lead batteries and drinks packaging which means increased costs for businesses in these segments and the recycling costs are “expected to be passed on to consumers through increased prices” the article suggested.

According to a survey by CHEARI (China Household Electric Appliance Research Institute) the informal recycling sector handles 86 percent of e-waste in China and the government wants to promote “formal recycling” because of incorrectly discarded materials during informal recycling which lead to pollution and environmental “damage”. The workforce toiling away on these informal sites have neither health and safety protection nor any union support.

Li Boyang, Deputy Head, Energy Saving and Environmental Protection, Research Centre, said that “licensed disposal firms require production lines that meet national environmental standards, and which use suitable technology to dismantle, discard and re-use waste, all whilst providing basic protections for employees” and this costs millions for a “single production line” leaving these firms unable to compete with the smaller traders. E-waste formal recyclers are subsidised by the government but the payment can be as late as one year, which may cripple smaller businesses.

Boyang said that it was “difficult to regulate and manage the informal recycling sector” and that the government wants to direct more E-waste to the formal sector as soon as possible but that the EPR (Enterprise Resource Planning) system is not addressing the fact that the smaller, informal segments are
important in keeping cities clean.

In the formal sector there are “strict licensing and limits on the number of waste firms” and there are only 109 at present but the China Dialogue was told that “large quantities of discarded products are snapped up by small scale workshops and traders, leaving nothing left for larger firms, meaning such facilities lie idle”.

In conclusion the article noted that by ignoring the informal sector and targeting manufacturers the former will be left without jobs and that this could cause other problems.

Today (July 7) is World Chocolate Day!


world chocolate day

Whether you prefer white or milk chocolate, or even dark chocolate, now’s the time and the perfect excuse.

So go on, pull out that bar of Toblerone, stock up on Kit Kats or demolish a block of Fruit & Nut.

What’s your preference?

One of the great things about chocolate is just how versatile it is, as well of course how just plain yummy it is too!

You can drink it, eat it, you can have it by itself, as an ingredient or even as a topping. It’s fair to say that at www.inkntoneruk.co.uk we simply love chocolate.

It’s the perfect summer snack (as long as it’s cold) and in winter-time nothings better than a cup of hot chocolate by the fire.

A little bit about how chocolate is made. You may know that Chocolate is produced from cocoa beans. This comes from the dried and partially fermented seeds of the cacao tree, which can be found in the deep tropical region of the Americas.

But where can you get cocoa from? If you want a lifetime supply of chocolate you can find them in West Africa as two-thirds of the entire world’s chocolate is produced there. Reports from the World Cocoa Foundation state that approximately 50 million people around the world depend on cocoa as a source of livelihood.

As you may know there are various types of chocolate but the most pure, unsweetened chocolate contains primarily cocoa solids and cocoa butter in varying proportions. Much of the chocolate consumed in today’s society is in the form of sweet chocolate which is cocoa and sugar combined. Milk chocolate is very common as well and it is also a sweet chocolate that additionally contains milk powder or condensed milk.

chocolate bouquet

Majority of University graduates will never pay off student loan!



A report has found that three quarters of graduates will never pay off their student loans.

The Institute of fiscal studies show that most of those will still be paying it back when they’re into their 50s.

Reforms that have been brought in by the coalition government has seen the lowest earning third of graduates better off by £1500. Replacing maintenance grants with loans sent debt rates sky high.

The IFS (institute for fiscal studies) probe has revealed that any gains that have been made by poorer students during the controversial 2012 tuition fees system shake up have been wiped out more.

The result of this has proven that students from low income families are graduating with debt levels that reach as high as £57,000.

Interest rates were also extremely high at up to 3% above inflation. This means that your average student who borrows £45,000 will end up paying another £5,800 in interest.

The IFS have found that higher earners may have to fork out £40,000 in interest repayments.

Reports indicate that reducing maintenance grants would have the advantage of allowing the government to target specific students or courses which have wider benefits to society. The government have inputted that ‘This would, however significantly increase deficit spending and lead to a smaller but still considerable increase in the long run government contribution.’

Since 2011 university funding has increased by roughly 25% per student, originally funded by richer graduates. Institutions now receive on average £28,000 per student per degree.

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Andy Murray will open centre court play for Wimbledon 2017


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The first round which will take place at 1pm BST will be Andy Murray against 30 year old 2016 champion will face Kazakhstan’s Alexander Bublik.

Women’s champion Serena Williams will be absent during this tournament as she prepares to give birth to her first child.

The Scotsman who is now recovered from a bad hip injury hopes to match against fellow Briton Fred Perry as a three time champion in the competition.

British number one Johanna Konta is also in full action on the first day of the 131st championships, alongside with Venus Williams and Rafael Nadal.

The weather forecast for the early days of the tournament suggests rain throughout but due do the centre court roof, play is guanteed to take place thanks to the roof which has been put in force since 2009.

Court one has already begun work on installing a roof which will be available in time for the 2019 championships. This will cause the court to be more open to the elements than usual this year.

After the 647 matches that are about to take place, the two singles champions will walk away with a record prize money of 2.2m. This amount doubles the winner’s cheques from six years ago where the price taken home was just 35,000.

The earliest places in the famous queue for tickets were taken just 48 hours before play starts, this if for those who are prepared to camp out.

Roughly around half a million spectators will pass through the gates of all England club across the 13 days of play. 28,000kg of strawberries and 10,000 litres of cream are set to be consumed along the way!

To celebrate the Wimbledon Tennis Tournament, print out the poster below:

wimbledon 2017 poster

What Do The Letters Mean At The End Of Your Printer Model Numbers?


Looking to buy a printer at Ink N Toner UK? You may get confused with so many model numbers as they all look quite similar with additional letters in the end. for example: M3825DW, M4075FW, M2625D etc. But what do these letters at the end of model number mean? These letters usually stand for a feature or function that the printer has. So a combination of multiple letters indicates that it comes with a few number of features.

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What do printer model suffixes mean?

B: Battery Your printer can be powered by battery
BT: Bluetooth Your printer can print via bluetooth connectivity
C: Colour Your printer can print in colour
D: Duplex Your printer can print on both sides of the page automatically
F: Fax Your printer can fax
H: Hard Disk Your printer has a built in hard drive for additional features such as saving documents to your print jobs
i: Imaging (Memory Card Slots) Your printer has memory card slots
MFP: Multifunction Printer Your printer is an all-in-one printer which means your printer can print, copy, scan and also could include fax
N: Network Your printer has some sort of network features such as an Ethernet port or wi-fi connectivity. If your printer has NW, this could just be wireless networking and may not include an Ethernet port.
S: Stacker or Stapler Your printer either has a built-in stacker (a section of paper will be stacked for high volume printing) or a stapler
SK: Stacker and Stapler Your printer has both a stacker and a stapler
T: Extra Tray Your printer has an additional paper tray included
W: Wireless Your printer has wireless capability and can connect to your wireless network
X: Duplex, Extra Tray and Network Your printer contains a number of extra features. Please refer to your printer spec list to see what they are.

When these letters are combined together in your printer model number, it usually means that it your printer includes a combination of those features. For instance DN means your printer comes with duplex and networking capability. Another example is DTW which means that your printer comes with duplex, extra tray and wireless capability. If you want to ensure that you are 100% getting these features, do check the full specification of the printer you want to buy to confirm the features you need.

The Best Fidget Spinner In The World!


Fidget Spinners are the hot trend of 2017 and is the perfect toy for relieving ADHD, anxiety and boredom while it spins for up to 3 minutes. Here is the list of the top coolest fidget spinners you won’t believe exists in the world. They are truly unique and amazing, so take a look below.

Top Coolest Fidget Spinners YOU Wont Believe Exist

Make your own GCSE Flash Cards here!


Download your free GCSE flash cards here. These GCSE revision cards are all empty so you can write in your questions and answers to help you revise for your GCSE. These easy to use GCSE flash cards can provide you with what you need to enhance your learning experience and ace your GCSE’s. Just print out the GCSE flash cards using your printer and then cut each card out. You can use the left cards to write in your questions and the right cards to right in the answers to the questions. Simple!

GCSE flashcards

May the 4th be with you! Star Wars Day!


“May the 4th be with you.” What started as a pun for May the Force be with you warmly shared by fans has become a Star Wars holiday or Star Wars Day for them.

So as you know today is Star Wars Day, so fans across the world will be saying ‘May the 4th be with you’.

Check out these funny pictures posted on today!

Star Wars Day: May the 4th Be With You

Star Wars Day: May the 4th Be With You

Star Wars Day: May the 4th Be With You

That Friday Feeling!



It’s Friday and we are all looking forward to the bank holiday weekend.

I’m guessing today you have that Friday feeling so enjoy these e-card by sending them to your friends and colleagues to have a laugh. Happy Friday!

Why not grab yourself a bargain this bank holiday weekend at Inkntoneruk.co.uk with our low prices on ink cartridges and toner cartridges. Just click here to visit our site and save money today on your printer cartridges.

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It’s Friday!

It’s Friday!

It’s Friday!

Free Printable Easter Cards


Check out these free printable Easter cards by Ink N Toner UK. These Easter cards are a great way to spread some Easter fun to the loved ones, especially the ones you won’t get to see during the Easter bank holiday weekend. Wish your friends and family with these fun print-friendly Easter cards. We hope you do love them as we think they are great! To print out these Easter cards, just click on any of the images to view a high quality jpg file. Right click on the image, and save it and then you can print it from your saved folder in your computer.

Free Printable Easter Cards by Ink N Toner UK

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Thank your mum for all she does with our Personalised Mother’s Day Cards!


Look no further than here for the best personalised Mother’s day card. These are unique special mother’s day card created by Ink N Toner UK to give a personalised touch to the cards. These Mother’s day cards are perfect for printing or you can also send it as an e-card via email to your mother. Ink n Toner UK’s personalised Mother’s Day cards will make your mum feel like one in a million. With these special designed print-friendly cards, you can show your thoughtful side as the cards is bound to make your mum smile. All you need to do is print them out and fold it in half and write your personalised message inside. It’s that simple.

Download or print the Personalised Mother’s Day Cards here:

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How to disable HP Cartridge Protection


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HP is back at it again with their mission to stop letting consumers choose what type of cartridges they want to install and use in their printer. Hewlett-Packard have introduced this ‘cartridge protection’ system on their original ink cartridges to lock the genuine inks to a specific printer so that you cannot use that cartridge in any other printer.

Customers may want to use compatible ink cartridges or re-manufactured ink cartridges in their HP printer instead of the original genuine HP ink cartridges as they just cost too much.

What is HP Cartridge Protection?

Genuine ink cartridges may come with cartridge protection embedded in their chip. Once an ink cartridge is installed, your printer will mark it as protected, so that the cartridge can only be used with that printer as it is locked to it. If you was to buy a new printer that takes the same inks, you will not be able to use those cartridges in your new printer as it is locked to your old printer. This means that the ink cartridges cannot be refilled, recycled or remanufactured to use in another printer, and it will just end up in landfill.

If you are installing protected original ink cartridges that have been remanufactured to be re-used, you might see the message “HP Protected Cartridges installed Replace Cartridges”. This will mean that they will not work with your printer and will only work with 1 printer that is locked to.

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Why would you want to stop this from happening?

It is obvious why you would want to stop this from happening:

  • You will not be able to use refilled or remanufactured ink cartridges
  • If you buy a new printer to replace your old printer, the cartridges will not work if it has already been installed in your old printer.
  • Cartridges cannot be recycled and will go into landfill.
  • There have been reports that some customers get the ‘protected’ error message even though they are using brand new original or starter cartridges.

How to turn off HP Cartridge Protection Setting!

You can turn off the HP cartridge protection setting in a few simple steps.

If your Hewlett-Packard printer does not have any internet features you can simply go into your printer settings which can be located on your printer menu and you will see the option to disable the HP cartridge protection. Just select the disable option and click Apply and Save if necessary.

If your printer has internet features:

  1. Open up a web browser and enter your printer’s IP address on the web address. Your printer’s IP address can be found on your printer settings by navigating your way to network setup options.
  2. This will open up the printer’s Embedded Web Server, click on the Settings option and to the left hand side select HP Cartridge Protection.
  3. Make sure you select Disable HP Cartridge Protection and click Apply or Save.

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Happy Pancake Day – Celebrate Shrove Tuesday!


Celebrate Shrove Tuesday by turning out perfect pancakes using InkNTonerUK’s quick and simple guide. This is a really easy step-by-step guide to making the perfect pancakes with measures included. The pancakes are delicious that they can be enjoyed any time and not just during pancake days.

Try Ink N Toner UK’s delicious ideas for pancake day as we have you covered to make Shrove Tuesday a success.

Simply print out the guide below and take it to your kitchen to start making the perfect pancakes.


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Xerox Launches The Brand New VersaLink Range!


Xerox has launched the brand new VersaLink range of printers to the market as well as toner cartridges available for the VersaLink printers.

The New VersaLink printers are the new benchmark for revolutionary productivity in multi-function printers. They have been specifically designed to be highly versatile in any workplace no matter the size of your office.


The VersaLink C400, C405, B400 and B405 will revolutionise workplace productivity with top of the range features and easy, instant cloud and mobile connectivity to allow you to connect and print in various ways. These printers have been built from the ground up, analysing the way you work today, and ready for where you grow tomorrow. Xerox has thought way ahead, as this printer gives you the flexibility and versatility your business needs to work better with minimal IT support and maximum security for your business.

Multifunctional printers included in this VersaLink range includes;
Xerox VersaLink B400 Printer

Xerox VersaLink B400DN Printer

Xerox VersaLink B400N Printer

Xerox VersaLink B405 Printer

Xerox VersaLink B405DN Printer

Xerox VersaLink C400 Printer

Xerox VersaLink C400DN Printer

Xerox VersaLink C400N Printer

Xerox VersaLink C405 Printer

Xerox VersaLink C405DN Printer

Xerox VersaLink C405N Printer

Watch the video of the Xerox VersaLink C405 Colour Multifunction Printer below:

Best Ways To Use NFC Tags


Here are the best ways to use those NFC tags that you can buy for a couple of pounds from Amazon or Ebay. If you have an android Smartphone with NFC, you can purchase NFC tags and do the following. Once you have your trigger task set up on the NFC tag, you can simply tap your Smartphone on the NFC tag to execute the task.

  • Make a personal hotspot for your laptop and tablet so you can easily connect your Smartphone internet.
  • Auto start your computer when you get home. Simply have an NFC tag on your door so as soon as you get home you can tap it to turn your PC on.
  • Connect to Bluetooth and enter driving mode when you dock your phone in your car.
  • Turn your alarm off by tapping the NFC tag, place the NFC tag in the bathroom so that you are forced to get up and tap it to turn your alarm off.
  • Silence your phone and turn Wi-Fi off when you are at work and do the vice-versa when you are at home.
  • Set timers for lunch breaks when you are at work, by tapping your phone as soon as you go on lunch.
  • Put your phone on power-saving mode or night mode when you are in bed and reverse the action when you wake up.
  • Print pictures from your photo gallery by simply tapping your smart phone to your printer to print the selected photo.

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Kim Kardashian Guide To Taking The Perfect Selfie!


Kim Kardashian Guide To Taking The Perfect Selfie!

With Ink N Toner UK’s best tips to take a good selfie every single time, you will never have to retake a photo again. Check out the Kim Kardashian Guide to taking a good selfie:

Consider the background of your selfie. – have a decent background will always make your selfie look good. Try to stay away from dark and depressing background.

Do not use a mirror unless there is no other way to get the photo you want. – it is always better to take a selfie without a mirror as it will look clear and stand out.

Edit your selfies. – there are loads of apps available on your android or Apple iOS devices to tweak your selfies by adding filters and cropping them.

Grab a few more people to be in your selfie. – Grabbing a few of your friends to be part of your selfie makes your photo as a whole stand out, rather than just yourself.

Have an interesting expression on your face in your photo. – pull a silly face or even smile to make your selfies more interesting.

Pay attention to good lighting. – Don’t take a selfie in poor lighting, always have a decent lighting to take your pictures. Try to turn off flash when take photos.

Show off something new. – if you decide to take a selfie for a particular reason e.g. for a new haircut or clothes, make sure to include this feature in your selfie shot.

Strike a pose. – Strike a good pose when take a selfie. Start by looking in the mirror to see what pose suits you and then take a shot.

Use your phone’s back camera. – You will get a higher resolution when taking pictures from your back camera rather than the front camera.

Watch out for photo-bombers. – Don’t you hate it when a random stranger is in your background of a good selfie?

If you follow the above guide, you are guaranteed to take a good selfie. So good, that you will want to print out your selfies using your ink cartridges and your inkjet printer.

Merry Christmas From Ink N Toner UK!


This holiday season, we are looking back with appreciation for your loyalty and looking forward to moving into the New Year together. We’re so glad to have you as a customer throughout 2016 and look forward to serving you in the future. Happy Holidays and warm wishes for 2017! Merry Christmas from everyone at Ink N Toner UK.

Merry Christmas

Affordable Xmas Gift Ideas – 3Doodler Start Essentials Pen Set


Check out the 3Doodler Start 3D Printing Pen at Ink N Toner UK. This 3D pen is from the makers of the world’s first 3D Printing Pen. You can rely on 3Doodler to provide you with high quality products.


What is included in this complete set:

  • 3Doodler Start 3D Printing Pen
  • 2 Packs of 3Doodler Start Eco-Plastic Strands (48 strands in 8 colours)
  • Micro-USB Charging Cable
  • 3Doodler Start Projects & Guide Book


You can doodle anything in 3D with this safe and easy to use 3Doodler Start 3D Pen which has been designed for young creators. You can have unlimited fun as you can create anything from landmarks, animals to everyday objects with this 3Doodler Start 3D Pen. The fun is limited only by your imagination. The 3Doodler Start 3D Printing Pen inspires creativity, design, planning, building and spatial understanding. So it’s perfect as an educational tool.

Using the 3Doodler Start 3D Pen is very easy. All you need to do is pick a colour and then insert a plastic strand into the 3D pen. Slide the on/off switch to turn it on. Allow 1 minute for the pen to warm out. If you are out of power you can charge it up quickly and easily by plugging in the cable in the micro USB port. The red indicator tells you that the 3D pen is warming up. The flashing yellow means it is charging up and the Green indicator means that you are ready to doodle. To start doodling simply click on the large orange button to start and click to stop. You can also double click to reverse. It will take around 10-15 seconds for a new strand to feed through the pen, then you can start doodling in 3D. The plastic hardens after a few seconds, giving you time to shape your doodles to perfection. What’s great about this 3D pen is that it lets you draw in the air or an any surface and hardens within seconds. What’s more, this set comes with all the essentials for you to use this 3D pen straight away, as it comes with the 3Doodler Start Idea Booklet to get you started on some cool projects.

This 3Doodler Start 3D Printing Pen is safe and clean to use as it uses specially developed plastic made just for this pen. There are no hot parts, no messy resins or glue. The 3Doodler Start 3D Printing Pen lets you doodle anywhere as it is wireless as you can charge it up and operate wirelessly. It even works plugged in too.

This 3Doodler Start Essentials Pen Set will make an ideal gift for anyone this Christmas. Get yours now before Christmas by clicking here. The 3Doodler Start Essentials Pen Set at Ink N Toner UK, is in stock and ready to be dispatched immediately.


Black Friday and Cyber Monday Bargains


Find great daily deals on all ink cartridges, toner cartridges, printers and 3d filaments over at inkntoneruk.co.uk

There is no need to get caught up in the chaos on Black Friday and Cyber Monday when you can shop from the comfort of your own home by visiting Ink N Toner UK and still get the best deals.

We have slashed over 1000’s of product lines for you to save money this Black Friday and Cyber Monday when your shopping for your printer consumables at inkntoneruk.co.uk

On top of that we have created more multi-packs and twin packs of ink cartridges and toner cartridges to give you a much better deal when buying printer supplies for your printer.


Still want more saving? Claim 12% Off while you can on any order for compatible (non-original) ink or toner cartridges. use code: BKCM16 in the checkout at inkntoneruk.co.uk. Hurry as this offer will expire on 28th November 2016.


Funniest Donald Trump Memes!


The whole world is in a shock after waking to the news on last Wednesday 9th November that the infamous Donald Trump is now the President of the United States. It’s funny how social media has exploded with people reacting to the Presidential Election 2016, with a series of hilarious memes and pictures poking fun of Mr Trump. It’s fair to say Donald Trump has inspired quite a number of comic materials.

Check the funniest memes of Donald Trump’s victory here. If you like them feel free to share this blog to your friends by emailing it over or printing it out.

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