With printer ink becoming more and more expensive, Brother did its part to become part of the solution. Just about 2 years ago, Brother introduced what was known as the INKvestment printer. This was made to compete with Epson’s refillable tank and HP’s ink subscription.
What is INKvestment?
Basically, INKvestment is just a high yield model whose cartridges have an added box. They actually just made the cartridge box bigger so that you don’t have to keep on replacing cartridges. So far, this is available for Brother LC101 ink and a few other Brother printer models.
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Estimating and maintaining your printing expenses is hard, but it’s necessary for you to limit your expenses while you’re still getting your own printer. The running costs of your printer will usually exceed its purchase price over its lifetime. It’s essential to know the running costs of your printer before purchasing a new one.
Printer running costs, toner, and ink
Once you’re done identifying your printer requirements and some features, you can now start analyzing the printing costs. You can start by checking first the cost of the ink or the Samsung ML1665 toner cartridges. Most of the manufacturers make their own profits on these. This is why cheaper printers sometimes incur higher running costs.
What is the difference between the original EPSON T200XL ink cartridges and the compatible EPSON T200XL ink cartridges? Original cartridges are those that are new consumables which are produced by a certain printer manufacturer. A compatible cartridge, on the other hand, is a toner cartridge which is also new and is made by a certain third-party manufacturer.
Which is cheaper?
Compatible EPSON T200XL ink cartridges are cheaper than the originals. However, if you buy the originals which are produced by a certain printer manufacturer, there is a guarantee that these will correctly fit and work with your devices. While third-party EPSON T200XL inks can cost cheaper than the originals, sometimes, there is a price to pay in terms of its quality.
In order to help solve and maintain troubleshooting with your Brother LC101 ink cartridges, you need to use printer test pages. These will identify and show you the different issues of your printer like alignment issues, blocked print heads, and more. These can also help you match some color replication.
What is the purpose of printing a test page?
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Brochures are an integral part of your business. It helps grab the people’s attention and turn them into new customers. Also, printing them can be cost-effective. With the right design, brochures can help your business grow.
Before printing your brochure, you have to make the final inspections of your design, as well as the materials you need for printing. You will be needing a lot of ink (such as a Lexmark 150xl ink) and tons of papers.
1. Check Your Print Size
Not all printers are created equal. There are certain models of printers that you should never get, despite being made by a highly reputable company. These kinds of printers are the ones that run with only two ink cartridges (one cartridge for black like the Canon PG-245, and another for the colored inks). So why should you avoid such kinds of printers?
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The OEM cartridges are much more expensive than the re-manufactured ink cartridges. If you are looking for the cheap printer ink, the best option is to buy a remanufactured cartridge, through this way you make a contribution to the natural process. Save money by purchasing compatible Brother LC105 ink online. Cheap inks for Brother Printers are hard to find outside at many retailers but it is easy to cheap printer inks online.
Not all printers are created equal. There are certain models of printers that you should never get, despite being made by a highly reputable company. These kinds of printers are the ones that run with only two ink cartridges (one cartridge for black like the Canon PG245, and another for the colored inks). So why should you avoid such kinds of printers?
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When you are running a company, you have so many things to think about and stress about—your printers shouldn’t have to be one of them. Investing in printer services can change the way your office maintains your printer. You will not just eliminate printer worries, you can actually increase work efficiency and save on costs. For example, instead of one of your staff going out every time you need a Brother LC103 ink for your printer, someone else can take care of this for you!
Here are some services you should consider:
Epson is a popular printer brand among consumers because it is of good quality and reasonable price. It is also dedicated to providing clients with innovative printing solutions that they need. For example, it offers printers with individual ink tanks so that users will only replace the color that has run out. It also offers users an option to use standard or high capacity ink cartridges, such as those Epson Workforce WF2540 Cartridges.
However, Epson printers are also popular for another reason—many users encounter the problem of print head nozzles that get clogged. This is one of the causes for lower-than-expected print yields for ink cartridges. If your Epson print head nozzles get clogged, here is what you can do:
Whether at home, school, or office, you all know too well how frustrating it can be to run out of ink at the most unfortunate moments. You could be printing the last page of a report that is already due when suddenly a notification pops up on your monitor and tells you that you need to replace your ink. In such instances, you can’t help but wonder if it is time to switch to a printer with refillable ink tanks, or just switch to one that uses bigger cartridges, such as the Epson T200XL Ink Cartridges.
Do you have printers at your workplace? Alternatively, do you have a printer at home? If yes, perhaps you have ever experienced paper jam issues. This error can be frustrating especially if you have urgent documents that need printing. However, fixing such issues on some printers such as Brother LC101 ink version can be quite easy and can even do it yourself.
Below is a quick step by step guide on how you can go about fixing a paper jam issue on a Brother LC101 ink printer.
Printers are a necessity in our modern day workplace. However, they sometimes experience print errors or hardware issues. Although you might fix the minor issues, you might not always want to keep doing it all the time. Therefore, seeking the services of a managed print service would be the ideal solution.
Recently, there has been a change in managed print services, which has also greatly impacted the environment. Among the key change include reduction of the number of printers used in a workplace. This works on reducing costs and building efficiency. However, is less really more? Below are several reasons why this is true:
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We all need printers in our workplaces. However, how do you decide which printer will suit you best? With the increasingly high number of printer manufacturers, choosing the right brand might prove to be an rigorous task. Nonetheless, the majority tend to opt for multi-function printers mostly due to their all-in-one capability. These printers are not only famous for their incredible functionality but also for their quality.
Below are things you should know about brother multifunction inkjets:
- You get inks to last you up to two years
Just like many laser printers, your Brother TN650 will always show a number of status lights whenever there is a problem. One of the most common problems is Error code E500 which can also be displayed as Replace Fuser Unit or Fuse Unit Failure. This means the fuser is no longer working and immediate replacement is required. The fuser unit is responsible for adhering ink in a piece of paper upon receiving some impression from the transfer belt. In case of a fuser failure this whole process will not work appropriately or it will not work at all. Remember, a fuser unit cannot be replaced or repaired.
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Print spooler is a service that commands the printer to print. It manages all the printer commands that you send to the printer. The Canon CLI271 printer model may display Print spooler problems in different ways but all means the same. This may be displayed as:
- Print spooler isn’t working or won’t start.
- Print spooler service can’t start.
- Local print spooler is not running. Please restart the spooler.
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You cannot talk of effects of humidity on prints without mentioning Hygroscopy. Hygroscopy is a phenomenon where water molecules from the environment are attracted and retained. A paper is quiet hygroscopic so changes in humidity can affect its rigidity, weight and thickness. The effects of humidity on papers brings many issues especially where printers are involved. These effects apply to all printers including the Epson T200XL ink cartridges.
How does humidity affect the quality of your print?
High Humidity- When a printer is in a high humidity environment, the moisture affects the printing papers as earlier said. This, in turn, affects the normal functioning of the printer and cause, paper jam.
Mobile printers and scanners are now gaining much popularity. This is mainly due to its usefulness especially to travelers doing business. Mobile printers enable them to print and revise necessary documents for their clients even when they’re on the go. Also, architects and photographers can print and distribute their work on demand. Here, we list some of the useful features of mobile scanners and printers.
On May 15-18, the FESPA Global Print Expo 2018 will feature a wide range of print format. It will include digital, screen, and textile as print formats. In this event, Epson will showcase a variety of their applications and equipment. Their exhibit aims to highlight the quality, performance, and versatility of their newest digital technology. The applications consist of pioneering substrates and several intriguing designs. Students will also be invited to the exhibit to display their award-winning creations.
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Nowadays, people are always on the go. They try their best to squeeze in as much work in a day. That is why a lot of devices have begun to evolve to cater to people’s needs. For instance, some printers enable you to print without the use of wires or cables just like the Brother LC103 printer equipped with the Brother LC103 ink. Here, we list the steps on how you can set up your Brother printer on a wireless network.
Check the current settings of your wireless network
Maximize your printer’s potential and features by configuring its settings to use 3rd party papers available in the market nowadays. Whether you use an Epson WorkForce WF-2540 cartridges or other ink cartridges of the same kind, it is a wonder that most printers can now accommodate various paper media. The only concern to be resolved then is how to configure your printer, and we discuss them here.
1. When printing using Epson printers, the printer automatically determines and configures the ideal and applicable printing settings for every type of paper media. The settings that are straightforwardly configured by Epson include the paper type, platen gap, and the thickness of the paper media.
Looking for Epson printers to use for your business’ day-to-day operations? We listed here the top Epson printers available in the market today. Majority of these printers are highly compatible to be used with the top-of-the-line Epson T200XL Ink Cartridges. Read on for more details.
If your business is a small-scale one, this Epson EcoTank is very economical as it can be used with at least 2-year ink system. Daily operations that rely heavily on printing can save money costs especially if used with Epson T200XL Ink Cartridges. This printer also allows for consumers to refill their ink through ink bottles. Though this is not the fastest Epson printer, the EcoTank can handle paper capacity of up to 150 sheets and can print in high resolution.
Many companies today, big or small, still heavily rely on paper despite the promising future of a paperless office. With this dependence on paper, quality printer and a good printing network is crucial to any department. With the advancement of printing technology and emergence of new printer parts such as Samsung ML1665 Toner Cartridges, the need focuses more on making the printing network easy to use for anyone. Here are some questions to ask yourself to know if your printing network is easy to use.
- Is your printer wireless?
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After using your Brother drum cartridge, there will be a time when you’re going to have to replace it with a new one. Now, when most people think about drum cartridge replacement, they would immediately think of opening it up and replacing it just like what they would do with regular Brother LC75 ink cartridges. However, unlike normal Brother LC75 ink cartridges, there is a drum counter reset option that you need to think of. Here are three ways on how to do it:
For Regular Printers:
- Make sure the printer is turned on, then open the front lid.
While most Canon Printers work pretty well with Windows 7, sometimes people may have some problems with the configuration of their printers and their computers. The issues may range from driver issues to connectivity. Sometimes, the problem may even be attributed to a simple ink depletion. Canon PIXMA MG3520 ink levels, for instance, are known to drop really fast.
Check the Drivers
Each Canon driver that you see are usually for different OS versions. With this in mind, you have to check the driver that you’re using. Maybe the driver that you’re using is actually not compatible for Windows 7. In this case, you simply uninstall your current driver and look for the correct one in the Canon Driver download website. Install the compatible one, and you should have no problem.
If your business makes heavy use of graphics such as flyers, posters, and pictures, the best type of printer to buy is the wide format kind. This allows you to print quality materials of any wide size. If you’re looking for good wide format printers for your business, we suggest buying some of the following below:
Canon Pixma IP8720
This is one of the best printers for any business dealing with graphics. It is one of the most affordable printers and can print up to 19 inches a page.
Brother MFC- J5930DW AIO
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Epson has come up with an ecology friendly innovation in the printing industry – cartridge-free printers! Instead of buying a new set of ink cartridges such as the Epson Work Force WF-2540 cartridges every 700-800 pages, Epson’s 8 bottles of ink are good for 11,000 pages of black text and 8,500 of colored. That is equivalent to 2 years of printing, assuming that you print 300 pages per month. Other features cartridge-free printers include the following:
- The ink tank has been transferred from side to the front so that it is easy to see how much ink is left.
Brother Inkjet printers are very reliable when used correctly. However, you might experience some problems while printing. One of the most common complications in printing using Brother Inkjet is the when the black cartridge is not detected. When you encounter this problem, you can do one of the following:
- The “breather tape or the shipping tape” on top of the Brother LC 101 Ink cartridge may not be fully removed. Be sure to remove itbefore installing the cartridge. Otherwise, the ink remains sealed in the cartridge and cannot flow into the printer.
People are always on the lookout for cheap quality products. Thus, it is understandable that when cheaper ink cartridges from China become available, we are tempted to try them. But here’s a little caveat: Using ink cartridges other than the original will be more expensive in the long run. Below are some of the reasons why it is not always advisable to use cheaper substitutes for EpsonT200 ink cartridges:
One: The quality of the original Epson T200 ink is superior as it is fade-resistant and dries instantly. It delivers smudge resistant prints every time, which is something you may not find in remanufactured cartridges.
Most people don’t know that the temperature can affect your printer’s ink cartridge. A lot of ink cartridges, such as the Epson T200 ink cartridges, are actually very sensitive to temperature and the extreme ones may damage not only the ink inside but also the cartridge itself.
Reaction to Extreme Heat
If the printer cartridge is exposed to too much heat, the tendency is that the air bubbles of the ink will expand inside the cartridges. When this happens, the ink will leak out of the cartridge due to it being pushed outward. Leaks not only damage the cartridge but also damage the printer when you start using it.