Friday, 22 July 2022

Is toner cheaper than ink? PART 1

 Part 1

A black only laser printer or multifunction printer is by far the most economical choice for a home owner or small business.  The initial printer cost may be higher but the consumables which are the bulk cost of using a printer will be substantially lower. The cost of consumables or printer cartridges should be looked at as a cost per page number. What is the page yield rating vs the cost of the cartridge.  An inkjet cartridge may have a replacement value of $25 while a toner cartridge could cost $50. Although the page yield gives a different story when you find out the inkjet is rated at 120 pages while the toner cartridge is rated at 2,500 pages.  

Wednesday, 22 June 2022

Print Colours Look Different Than On-Screen

 Colour science is complicated, and getting your print to look like the preview on the screen is way more complex that you might assume. Professional printers use specifically calibrated, colour accurate screens tuned to match the same colour space as their printers. This ensures that what the designer sees on the screen will look the same as the final print. Getting a colour print to match the on-screen preview isnt a realistic goal for most home owners. Manual calibrations may assist is bringing the preview and the print to a closer match.    

Sunday, 22 May 2022


 Should I turn off my printer when not in use?

You do not have to power off your printer when it is not in use. The printer almost always has a power save mode that will minimize power consumption concerns. 

Friday, 22 April 2022

Paper Jams

Paper jams are one of the most frustrating of all printer problems. While your initial reaction may be to rip the paper out in frustration and clear the block, we recommend some patience. Tearing the paper out can just make the problem worse or damage a part of the printer. When removing the paper we recommend taking your time to remove the paper ensuring all possible pieces are removed. Most printers have a rear access door that can be opened to assist paper removal as well. The most common cause of a paper jam is misaligned paper. Be sure that the loaded paper is aligned in the tray.

Tuesday, 5 April 2022

Blanking out

Why is my printer not printing even though it has ink?

There are numerous possible causes for a printer that's suddenly producing blank pages. The most common ones are empty ink cartridges, improper cartridge installation, and clogged nozzles, and software glitches. Some additional thoughts are, we usually determine full or empty cartridges by weight. If you don't use an inkjet printer for a while then the printhead starts to block with dried up ink. For inkjets it's a use it or loose it. Sometimes it's the standard power down the printer and computer and then restart them.  

Tuesday, 29 March 2022

Saturday, 26 March 2022


Why is it important to support local?

They care about and are invested in the well being of your community and its future. Local businesses are more accountable to their local communities and donate more money to non-profits. Supporting local businesses as good for the environment because they often have a smaller carbon footprint that larger companies.