Learn How To Save More Money When Buying Ink & Toner Cartridges

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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?

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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

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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.

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Canon Continues to Grow In The Printing Industry

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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

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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

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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!

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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.

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Majority of University graduates will never pay off student loan!

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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.

If you would like to print this page of using your printer ink cartridges or toner cartridges you can click file and print to print it off. To re-order printer supplies please visit our inkntoneruk.co.uk shop to order your printer ink cartridges and supplies.

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:

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What Do The Letters Mean At The End Of Your Printer Model Numbers?

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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.