HP to Buy Samsung’s Printing Business

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HP + Samsung Printing = HP Inc.

HP Inc (Hewlett Packard) has just got a lot bigger!!

It is a good news for HP customers, as the US computer giant HP has struck a deal to acquire Samsung’s Printer Business. The OEM’s have agreed on the deal, which is confirmed that HP will acquire Samsung printing business for $1.05 billion, the largest print acquisition in its history.

HP expects this acquisition of Samsung’s printing business will help the company to replace its existing HP printers & copiers with superior multifunction printer (MFP) technology and more advanced Wi-Fi technology.

Samsung’s multifunction printers like the MultiXpress series and ProXpress series will join HP’s portfolio of laser printers which it shares with Canon, to provide customers with better technology advanced printers. The good news for HP is that it doesn’t have to rely on Canon engine printers as it can begin to replace them with Samsung laser and inkjet technology. These changes will see a significant dent on Canon’s printer and consumable sales.

This deal will really improve HP’s revenue and their growth as it includes over 6,500 patents and a workforce of about 1,300 researchers and engineers. The acquisition is intended to provide Hewlett Packard with some wriggle room in maximising their revenue out of partners in the managed print services market.

HP Inc said “the acquisition of Samsung’s printer business allows us to deliver print innovation and create entirely new business opportunities with far better efficiency, security, and economics for customers.”

The deal is expected to close within a year, so you may see new HP printers and consumables that uses Samsung technology offered at Ink N Toner UK to buy as we will start to sell the new supplies as soon as it is available in the market.

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Print Friendly Morse Code

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Morse code is a method of sending messages over long distances using alphabet or code in which letters are represented by combinations of long and short light or sound signals. Morse code can be directly understood by a skilled listener or observer without special equipment. However you can learn the basic of Morse code here. Just print out the print-friendly visual image below and you can start communicating in Morse code. You can print out the Morse code image in an A5 photo paper and laminate it and keep it with you at all times to send messages in Morse code.

Remember Morse code works like this:

  1. 1 dash = 3 dots
  2. The space between parts of the same letter = 1 dot
  3. The space between letters = 3 dots
  4. The space between words = 7 dots 

Below is an example of Morse code:

..  -.  -.-      -.     –  —  -.  .  .-.     ..-  -.-

I  N  K       N     T  O  N  E  R    U  K

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What Is Cost Per Page?

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When you are looking at ink cartridges or toner cartridges offered at Ink N Toner UK, you will see a ‘Cost Per Page’ section. This Cost Per Page gives you information of the cartridge cost per print. Therefore you can compare prices across each cartridges and find out how much you are saving.

For your convenience, the Cost Per Page information can be found on the list view of your printer (showing all the supplies for your machine) or the product view.

Please note the Cost Per Page information should be only used as a guide as the figure is based on the manufacturer’s estimates of how many pages a cartridge prints.

The page yields (below the cost per page information) tells you how many pages a cartridge can print before it runs out. For the vast majority of cartridges this is tested at a 5% coverage printed onto plain A4 paper.

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The cost per page for an individual ink or toner cartridge is calculated using the page yield of that cartridge. For instance: the price of the cartridge divided by the page yield and this will give you an average cost per page of that cartridge.

The best value multi-packs’ cost per page is calculated using the total yield of the cartridges in the pack. The same principle applies; the price of the best value multi-pack divided by the total page yields and this will give you an average cost per page of this value pack.

If there are no Cost per Page displayed for a specific product, it just means that the page yield of the cartridge has not been tested according to the International Standard or InkNTonerUK are unable to source the page yield for that cartridge.

Have a look at the cost per page for the HP 302 cartridges in list view:

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Here is the product view of a HP 302XL Black & Colour Combo Pack:

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Make Your Own Paper Kite

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Making a paper kite is very simple once you know how to and there isn’t much materials you need to make a kite. Make a fast kite with one sheet of paper, just download the template below and print it off using your inkjet printer or laser printer. Then all you need to do is follow the simple steps below to create your kite.

Download Template here:

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Instructions:

Get all the required materials ready. Here is a list of things you need to make and fly your kite:

  • Print template
    on A4 paper
  • Lightweight string
  • Stapler
  1. Begin folding your paper in half from vertical position, so that the fold seam is at the back.
  2. Create the wings of the kite, by folding to the top end of the paper down and secure it with staples. Do not crease this fold.
  3. Make a hole beneath the staples to attach a string next to it.

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Print Your Very Own Batman Mask

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Love Batman? Have not got a 3d printer yet? No worries Ink N Toner UK is here to help! You can still make a Batman mask with just a piece of paper.

Become the Dark Knight with this print-friendly Batman Mask. Whatever you know him as, wherever you know him from – The Batman Trilogy films, Gotham Series, Batman: The Animated Series, Batman: Arkham Video Games or the Batman comic books, Batman is proof you don’t need super powers to be a superhero. So put the Mask on and become Batman….but maybe you need to be a billionaire, if you want to become the Caped Crusader and have all of his gadgets.

Print the below to make your very own Batman Mask:

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Watch Batman in the new Justice League trailer here:

Snakes and Ladders Printable Board Game

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Be the king of Snakes and Ladders by playing this board game.

Just print out this snakes & ladders board game printable and put it on a cardboard. All you need is a dice and and the winner is the first one to reach 100 steps.

This Snakes and Ladders game is fun for children of all ages, so put away your phone and your iPad and it’s time to go back ‘old school’.

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HP Apologies and Announces Firmware Reversal to Get Compatibles Working Again!

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HP has promised to reverse a software update which left thousands of customers unable to use compatible ink cartridges (aftermarket copy cartridges) in their HP printer.

If your HP printer’s software have been updated in September, then the compatible ink cartridges that does not contain chips made by HP, will not work with your machine, even if your printer had previously accepted the ink cartridges and printed perfectly. This means that ink cartridges that are original, refilled or re-manufactured cartridges with an original HP security chip will continue to work with your printer but a brand new copy will cease to work.

Without any warning to the customers, thousands of printers suddenly stopped working, leaving users frustrated.

HP tried to be clever by doing this as they only want you to buy their genuine original inks and not the compatible ink cartridges, as they cannot make any money if you buy our compatible ink cartridges.

The good news is that customers will be able to continue using compatible ink cartridges as HP will allow users to undo the software update that made printers reject third-party ink cartridges.

HP has stated that it “should have done a better job of communicating” the update, and will “issue an optional firmware update” to remove the initial feature.

So please do go ahead with reversing what they have done, by updating the firmware update when it is available IF compatibles do not work with your printer as you have updated your software during the period of March and September.

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Find Your Cartridges Fast!

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We have improved our website Ink N Toner UK to make it efficient and easy to use when finding cartridges for your machine. We have presented the information out to you in a clear and concise way so that you can select the right type of cartridges you require for your printer.

InknTonerUK features a user-centred design, so it makes it very easy to use and to select the right product that you want.

Here we will cover 2 main tools that you should use when trying to find out what machine you have, and what cartridges you need for your printer.

Use our Printer Finder (on the top of our homepage) to find your printer first. Then use our Easy Finder (on all list view of your printer) to find the type of supplies you want.

Printer Finder

  1. Choose your manufacturer (the maker of my machine) e.g. HP, Canon, Brother, Epson, Dell etc
  2. Choose the Series of your Printer
  3. Choose the actual model number of your printer. This will take you to the list view of your printer showing all the cartridges you can buy for that printer.

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Then Use Easy Finder

  1. Select the type of cartridges you want and the page will scroll to the relevant section. E.g. You can choose from;
    • Best Value Multi-Packs
    • Originals
    • Budget Compatibles
    • Premium Compatibles
    • Ultimate Compatibles
    • Maintenance Items
  2. You can always scroll up or down to see the other options for your printer.

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New £5 Notes Could Be Worth Hundreds Of Pounds!

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Have you hit the jackpot?

Did you know your new fivers could be worth hundreds of pounds? Collectors want their hand on the first polymer fivers that were printed out. Collectors are splashing out around £300 a time on some of the first 5 pound bills to leave the presses.

If you have the new polymer fivers, check it out now and if the serial numbers starts with AA01 followed by numbers, then your £5 note could be worth a small fortune.

To locate the serial number, it is shown on the reverse side of the 5 pound note, which features a portrait of Sir Winston Churchill. It is printed down the left hand side of the note.

The first note – with a AA01 000001 number was presented to The Queen leaving up to 999,998 other fivers with the AA01 prefix to some lucky people!

Auction sites like eBay have seen a decent spike in sales of the new fivers since its release last week with prices going up to £300.

So if you have got a few new fivers, quickly check the numbers now before its too late.

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International Talk Like a Pirate Day!

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Hello mateys!!!

If you’ve noticed some of your friends and colleagues at work speaking like a pirate today, don’t be confused, you’re not losing your marbles!

Today is International Talk Like a Pirate Day which started as an inside joke between two friends but became a global playful holiday.

This doesn’t mean that you should drink rum or anything like that. Today just means you can annoy people by using common pirate phrases, such as ‘Ahoy, me Hearties!’ or ‘Savvy?’.

 

Not sure what pirate things to say? This Pirate Hat and Eye Patch may get you in to the spirit, and soon you will be speaking all piratey.

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