Welcome to the Inksaver Blog Archive

As South Africa's most extensive online retailer of printer ink and toner cartridges, Inksaver is in the best position to offer great blog posts about printing and ink. In the Inksaver blog we are building a valuable library of print-related information to help you with your printing needs. Check back regularly to see the latest post.

The History of Printing Part 1 - Woodblock Printing

06-05-2016 |

Printing has been around for many years and has formed an integral part of the way in which people communicate with each other, spread news and tell stories. In our 5 part series on the history of printing, we’ll explore how we got from woodcuts and woodblock printing to modern laser and inkjet printers. In part 1 we take a look at woodblock printing in Asia and Europe.

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Woodcut print block
History of Printing Part 2 – The Printing Press, Moveable Type & Engraving

06-05-2016 |

Printing has played a major role in advancing the way people communicate with and describe their world and nothing has had more of an influence than the printing press, moveable type and engraving. In part 2 of our history of printing, we take a look at how the introduction of the printing press and moveable type in Europe changed the world.

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Moveable type printing
History of Printing Part 3 – Lithography

06-05-2016 |

Last week we had a look at how the printing press changed the nature of communication forever and how it was the biggest innovation in printing. However, the next big invention in printing would not happen for another 300 years. In part 3 of our history of printing, we take a look at lithography and its offshoots, chromolithography and offset lithography, and how they made the reproduction of images practical and worthwhile.

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Lithographic printing press
History of Printing Part 4 – Photocopying & Laser Printers

06-05-2016 |

In part 4 of our history of printing we take a look at the invention of photocopying and laser printers.

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Laser printer with toner cartridge
Printer Cartridge Price Increase 2016

10-02-2016 |

Due to the ongoing fluctuations in the Rand/Dollar exchange rate we have had to increase the prices of both our original printer cartridges as well as our compatible printer cartridges.

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Printer cartridge price increase
We're Back - Welcome to 2016

12-01-2016 |

The new year has begun and we're back from our break, refreshed and ready to think everything ink so you don't have to. 

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We're open
An Update On Our Closing Dates

30-11-2015 |

Well be closing for a short while over the holiday season to give our staff a well-deserved break. We're giving you an update on our closing dates to make sure you can get your printer cartridges before we close.

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Holiday closing dates
The Case For Using Remanufactured Printer Cartridges

18-11-2015 |

A technology website has confirmed something we have always held as true: that remanufactured printer cartridges are just as good as the originals.

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Recycling symbol
Why you can’t print in black and white when your yellow ink runs out

09-10-2015 |

We all know the frustration of trying to print in black and white but your printer won't let you because you're out of yellow. While this may seem like your printer is trying to make printing difficult, there is a reason for this. Our technical team takes a look at why you can't print when your yellow ink is low. 

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Yellow ink empty
3 Fun Printables to Celebrate the Rugby World Cup

18-09-2015 |

The Rugby World Cup is almost on our doorstep and to celebrate and show our support for our boys in green and gold, we’ve found 3 fun printables to help your track your team’s progress or to liven up your game watching area.

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Rugby World Cup 2015 ball
New Stock Just Arrived

18-08-2015 |

Once again our warehouse is filled to bursting with printer cartridges after we received our latest shipment of stock. We've refilled our stores of old favourites and added a few new toner cartridges to our range.

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New printer cartridges in stock
Is Your Printer Windows 10 Ready?

12-08-2015 |

If you’re currently using either Windows 7 or Windows 8.1, you may have already received your invite to upgrade to Microsoft’s new operating system, Windows 10. But, before you eagerly click on that upgrade button, you will need to make sure that your computer peripherals, especially your trusty printer, will still work. We’ve collected some information on Windows 10 compatibility from the major printer manufacturers.

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Windows 10 logo
What is the difference between RGB and CMYK colour?

16-07-2015 |

When looking at the photos you’ve taken and then looking at those exact same pics that you’ve printed out, you may notice a difference in the colours. This is because your computer uses one colour system, while your printer uses another. We take a look at the difference between RGB colour and CMYK colour. 

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Difference between RGB and CMYK
Lexmark Printer Cartridge Price Increase Announcement

23-06-2015 |

Lexmark International has announced that there will be an increase on the prices of Lexmark ink and toner cartridges.

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New Lexmark logo
6 Last Minute Father’s Day Gifts You Can Print at Home

19-06-2015 |

Father’s Day is coming up on Sunday and to show dad how much you love him (without breaking the bank), we’ve found 6 fun, last minute gifts for dad that you can print at home.

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Father's Day Gift ideas
Our New Stock Has Arrived

29-05-2015 |

Our warehouse is once again packed full of our comprehensive range of compatible ink and toner.

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Inksaver logo
OKI Introduces New Smart A3 Printers

15-05-2015 |

OKI recently announced the release of their new OKI MC800 series of colour A3 multifunction printers.

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OKI toner logo
4 Mother’s Day Gifts You Can Print & Make At Home

08-05-2015 |

Mother’s Day is almost here, and showing mom how much you care and saying thank you doesn’t have to break the bank. We’ve scoured the internet to find 4 fun, affordable gifts for mom that you can make at home.

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Mother's Day Card
British Student Calculates How Much Paper & Printer Ink You Would Need To Print the Internet

06-05-2015 |

British student Evangeline Walker has calculated exactly how many sheets of standard A4 paper it would take to print out the entire visible web.

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Printed tree
New Fluorescent Printer Ink Could Help in the Fight Against Counterfeiting

28-04-2015 |

Scientists at Northwestern University in the US have created new fluorescent printer inks that could one day be used to help fight the sale of counterfeit goods. 

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Secure printed bar code
What the Letters at the End of Printer Model Numbers Mean

24-04-2015 |

We've all been confronted by the jumble of letters and numbers that make up our printer model numbers, but what do those letters actually mean? Our technical team has put together this guide to help you make sense of them all. 

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Printer model letters
Inside Your Ink Cartridge – A Closer Look at Printer Ink

21-04-2015 |

We take a closer look at the inner workings of the ink inside your ink cartridge.

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Printer ink in bottles
Hewlett-Packard Enterprise Unveils New Logo

17-04-2015 |

Following the spilt of their PC and Printer division from their Enterprise solutions division, Hewlett-Packard Enterprise has unveiled their new corporate branding.

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HP Enterprise logp
A Guide to Office Printer Etiquette

14-04-2015 |

Offices can be hotbeds of annoying habits and the true key to harmony in the office is observing proper office printer courtesy. We’ve put together this handy guide to office printer etiquette to help you avoid an all-out office war.

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Office printer etiquette
Lexmark Printer Cartridges & Technology to Get a New Look

10-04-2015 |

Lexmark International announced their new corporate brand and unveiled their new logo on Tuesday, 7 April. According to Lexmark, the “rebranding reflects both the evolution of the company as well as its vision of the future”.

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New Lexmark Logo
Inside Your Toner Cartridge – A Closer Look At Toner Powder

01-04-2015 |

Toner cartridges are easy to forget about, mainly because they’re so simple to use. But have you ever thought about how, exactly, your printed page happens? We take a look at what goes in to making your toner powder work. 

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toner cartridge and toner powder
Canon MAXIFY Printers Win Prestigious Red Dot Award

31-03-2015 |

Canon recently announced that their MAXIFY MB5350 and Maxify MB5050 multi-function business inkjet printers recently won the Red Dot Design Award: Product Design 2015 for design excellence.

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Canon MAXIFY printers win award
5 Fun Easter Decorations You Can Print At Home

27-03-2015 |

Easter is just around the corner and to help you celebrate and make your Easter party extra special (and keep the kids occupied during their holidays), we’ve found 5 fun Easter decorations that you can print and make at home.

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Easter crafts and colouring pages
Brother MFC-J2720 InkBenefit Multi-function Printer Review

24-03-2015 |

Brother has released the Brother MFC-J2720 A3 inkjet printer, adding to their already impressive line-up of A3 business inkjet printers. We take a look at this fast, reliable and compact workhorse printer.

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Brother MFC-J2720
What to Do When You Lose Your Printer Installation Disc

20-03-2015 |

We all know the feeling, you installed your printer’s software and put the disc that came in the box in a very safe place and now you can’t find it anywhere. Never fear, you can still download the software you need to keep your printer working from the manufacturer’s website.

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How to download printer drivers
Original Printer Cartridge Price Increase

17-03-2015 |

Due to the recent fluctuations in the Rand/Dollar exchange rate we have, unfortunately, had to increase the prices of most of our original printer cartridges and other printer consumables.

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Printer cartridge price increase
HP Releases New Printers & Toner Cartridges

13-03-2015 |

HP’s new range of printers and toner cartridges, which were announced this week, represent what they call “our most significant laser printer re-engineering since the introduction of the first LaserJet in 1984”.

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HP logo
How to Set Up a Default Printer for All of Your Networks

10-03-2015 |

If you know the hassle of having to switch between printers depending which network you’re on, you’ll know how frustrating it can be to remember to switch between printers wherever you are. Luckily, if you have a Windows PC, there’s a handy little tool to help you set up a default printer on all of the wireless networks you connect to. Our technical team have out togther this handy guide on how to set up a default printer on all of your networks.

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Connect multiple printers on different networks
Toner Cartridges Cause Bomb Scare At US Naval Base

06-03-2015 |

An unopened box of toner cartridges caused a bomb scare at the Navy support centre next to the Yorktown Naval Weapons Station in Newport News in Virginia on Wednesday the 4th of March.

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Toner cartridge
How to Get the Best Photo Prints From a Colour Laser Printer

03-03-2015 |

If you don’t need to print out professional quality photos, a laser printer can print out decent photos and let you add some colour to brochures, leaflets and internal memos, without you having to splash out on professional printing services. The secret lies in choosing the right paper, understanding what you can print with a laser printer and setting it up correctly.

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Print photos with a laser printer
Brother’s Printer Cartridge Recycling Programme Saves 1.3 Million Trees

27-02-2015 |

Since the launch of its Eco Rewards printer cartridge recycling programme in 2010, Brother has protected over 1.3 million trees in Peruvian rainforests.

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Brother toner logo
HP Unveils New Wireless Laser Printers

24-02-2015 |

HP recently unveiled the new HP LaserJet Pro M201 series of wireless laser printers for the South African market: the HP LaserJet Pro M201n and the HP LaserJet Pro M201dw

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HP LaserJet Pro M201 Series
Centralised Printers Could Lower Office Productivity

20-02-2015 |

A study, conducted by InfoTrends and sponsored by Brother International, suggests that small and medium enterprises (SMEs) could be losing up to $336 million (R3.9 billion) per year in employee productivity costs due to centralised printers.

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Centralised printers lowering productivity
OKI Releases New Digital Colour Laser Printers

17-02-2015 |

OKI Data Americas announced the new C931e and C941e laser printers as upgrades to its Multimedia Production Platform series of production quality A3 colour devices.

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OKI toner logo
Survey Shows UK Companies Are Using More Paper & Printer Ink

13-02-2015 |

A survey by British company shows that companies in the United Kingdom are spending more on printer paper and ink cartridges than they were 5 years ago.

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Recycling box
What to Do When Your Printer Prints Vertical Lines or Streaks

10-02-2015 |

Nothing is more frustrating than expecting a perfect print and getting something streaky instead. Luckily, getting to the root of and fixing streaks in your prints is fairly easy. Our technical team has put together this handy guide on what to do when your printer cartridge prints vertical lines or streaks.

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Streaky toner cartridge print
6 Valentine’s Day Gifts That You Can Print At Home

06-02-2015 |

With Valentine’s Day coming up, we’re pretty sure you’ve been thinking about what to get that someone special in your life. That’s why we’ve searched the internet far and wide to find you 7 of the most awesome gifts you can print and make at home.

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Valentine's Day printables
Epson’s Ink Tank Printers Boost Profits for 2014

03-02-2015 |

Epson recently released its results for the third quarter of 2014 and sales of Epson ink tank printers have boosted the printer manufacturer’s profits by 9%.

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Epson ink logo
Canon Releases Financial Results for 2014

30-01-2015 |

Canon recently released its financial results for 2014. The printer manufacturer saw an increased demand for office multi-function laser printers in specific markets, while the demand for inkjet printers fell due to the slow growth of economies in Europe and Asia.

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Canon ink logo
Samsung to Release Android-powered Laser Printers in Australia

27-01-2015 |

Samsung recently announced that it would be releasing eight of its Android-powered multi-function printers in Australia this year.

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Samsung toner logo
Brother Printers Win Reader’s Choice Award

20-01-2015 |

Brother has scooped the PCMag Reader’s Choice Award for Printers for the sixth year in a row with Canon, Xerox and Samsung printers getting top honours as well.

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Brother printers win award
Introducing the Smallest, Lightest Portable Printer – The Primera Trio All-In-One

16-01-2015 |

There's a new kid on the block in the world of portable, personal printers. Unveiled at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas earlier this month, the Primera Trio is being touted as the smallest, lightest personal printer. 

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Primera Trio colour options
Print on the Go with Canon’s New Portable Printer

12-01-2015 |

In an increasingly mobile world, do we really need printers? Canon seems to think so (and we tend to agree), which is why they recently unveiled their new portable Wi-Fi printer, the Pixma Pro iP110.

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Canon Pixma IP 110
Happy New Year and Welcome to 2015

06-01-2015 |

Happy New Year and Welcome to 2015. We're back from our break and our staff are gearing up to unpack new stock that has just arrived and keep thinking everything ink so you don't have to.

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Happy New Year 2015
It’s Beginning to Look A Lot Like Holiday Time – A Closing Date Reminder

17-12-2014 |

We would just like to remind our customers of our holiday closing dates. We’ll be closed from the 18th of December (tomorrow) and we’ll reopen again on the 6th of January 2015.

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Closing dates reminder
A Guide to Printer Specifications

11-12-2014 |

When buying a printer or reading a review of one online, you might notice that the printer’s specifications are included in the review. Our technical team have put together a guide on what the various specifications mean and how that can help you choose the right printer for your needs.

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Printer specs guide
Canon Toner Cartridge Recycling Programme Celebrates 25 Years

08-12-2014 |

Canon Inc. announced that 2015 would mark the 25th anniversary of their toner cartridge recycling programme which was first launched in 1990.

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Canon ink logo
How to Print and Make Stencils At Home

05-12-2014 |

Stencils are a fantastic way to make beautiful art on your walls, fabric or paper, but buying stencils can be quite expensive. However, using your handy printer and our know-how, you can easily make stencils at home for a variety of decorative uses.

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Print your own stencils at home
Push Button, Receive Bacon – Laser Printer Used To Print Cooked Bacon

03-12-2014 |

Playing off the famous internet meme that pokes fun at the illustrated instructions on automatic hand dryers in bathrooms, the team at The Rabbit Hole took apart a standard laser printer in order to print cooked bacon.

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Push button, receive bacon
Inksaver’s Holiday Closing Dates

01-12-2014 |

We're closing for the holiday season to give our staff a well-deserved break. We're giving you an update on our closing dates to make sure you can get your printer cartridges before we close. 

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Holiday closing dates
How To Make Your Ink Cartridges Last Longer

26-11-2014 |

We all know that printing is expensive, often more expensive per litre than fine champagne, so making sure that you get every drop’s worth out of your ink cartridges is important in these lean times. Our technical team has put together these money and ink saving tips to help you prolong the life of your printer ink and get the most for your money.

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Make ink cartridges last
Epson Releases New WorkForce Inkjet Printers for the South African Market

25-11-2014 |

As part of their focus on inkjet printing, Epson recently announced a new series of single and multi-function printers designed to be high speed inkjet solutions for enterprises and small businesses, an area traditionally served by laser printers and toner cartridges.

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Epson WF-5690DWF
6 Fun Christmas Decorations You Can Print At Home

21-11-2014 |

The year is winding down and the Christmas season and school holidays are starting. To get you in the Christmas spirit, we’ve found 6 fun decorations and activities that you can print at home to keep the kids busy.

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Printable Christmas decorations
How to Work Out the Running Cost Of Your Printer

19-11-2014 |

Printers are expensive pieces of equipment, and some can be more expensive to run. Knowing how much your printer will cost to run before you buy it will help you make a more informed choice the next time you need to purchase one.

Working out the running cost of a printer is an important step in the buying process.

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Printer running costs
Xerox Releases New Printing Tools to Reduce Paper Consumption

17-11-2014 |

Printer manufacturer Xerox recently announced two new services designed to help reduce paper consumption in the office.

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Xerox toner logo
One in Five Businesses Admit To Overusing Paper

12-11-2014 |

According to a recent study by independent analysts Association for Information and Image Management (AIIM), 21% of organisations are increasing their paper consumption. This is despite growing environmental concerns and the implementation of environmental impact policies designed to reduce paper use.

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Businesses report increased paper use
Toner Cartridges Used To Smuggle Drugs

10-11-2014 |

According to a press release from New Zealand-based news website Foreign Affairs, Australia’s Customs and Border Protection Service (ACBPS) intercepted a shipment of toner cartridges full of methamphetamine and charged a 27 year old woman with importing approximately 7 kilograms of the illegal drug.

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Toner cartridge
3 Handy Study Aides You Can Print At Home

07-11-2014 |

The Jacaranda trees are blooming, the days are getting longer and for students and learners across South Africa, this means only one thing: exam time is upon us. While exam time is a difficult time for both learners and parents, we’ve found a way to take the stress out of studying with these three handy study aides that you can make at home.

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Study aides that you can print at home
HP Unveils Its 3D Printing Technology

03-11-2014 |

HP revealed their new Multi Jet Fusion 3D printer at a press conference in New York on Wednesday 29 October.

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HP Multi Jet Fusion
How to Clear & Prevent Paper Jams

30-10-2014 |

Paper jams can be frustrating and clearing them can be even more frustrating. Luckily, clearing paper jams and making sure they don't happen again is easy. Our technical team has put together a handy guide to help you clear and prevent a paper jam. 

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How to clear a paper jam
Lexmark Announces Launch of Corporate Toner Cartridges

28-10-2014 |

Lexmark has announced the release of a new range of corporate toner cartridges designed for business in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

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Lexmark printer cartridge logo
6 Fun Halloween Decorations You Can Print At Home

24-10-2014 |

Halloween is just around the corner and to help you make your Halloween party a real (trick-or) treat we’ve scoured the internet to find 6 fun Halloween decorations that you can print at home.

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Halloween printables
History of Printing Part 5 – Dot Matrix & Inkjet Printers

22-10-2014 |

In our fifth and final post on the history of printing we take a look at the development of dot matrix and inkjet printers and the rise of personal printing. 

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M4JAM & Green Office Launch Toner Cartridge Recycling Scheme

20-10-2014 |

Micro-jobbing site Money for Jam (M4JAM) and Green Office have joined forces to create a toner cartridge collection and recycling scheme.

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Recycled toner cartridges
Study Shows That Printer Apps Are More Popular Than Tech Apps

13-10-2014 |

A new report has shown that apps for printers are downloaded more than apps for wearable technology.

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Printing apps more popular than tech apps
HP Set To Make PC and Printer Division a Separate Company

06-10-2014 |

According to a report in the Wall Street Journal, HP is set to split its printer and PC business into a separate, publicly traded company. 

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HP logo
Printer Cartridge Price Increase October 2014

01-10-2014 |

HP, Brother, Samsung and OKI have all announced a price increase on their printer cartridges that is coming into effect today (1 October 2014).

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Printer cartridge price increase
Ink Cartridges Set Alight in Arson Attack in the UK

29-09-2014 |

The British newspaper Express & Star reported on a fire at the proposed site for a new super hospital in Sandwell in the UK, where more than a tonne of old ink cartridges was set alight.

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Arsonists set fire to ink cartridges
5 Fun Ways to Display the Photos You Print At Home

26-09-2014 |

From your Instagram snaps to your family photos, having your memories displayed in your home is always a great idea. But sometimes, simply putting them in a frame doesn’t show them off in the most exciting way possible. We’ve found 5 fun ways to display the photos you print at home.

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Empty photo frames
Samsung Unveils New Android Powered Laser Printers

22-09-2014 |

Samsung unveiled their new Android-powered Multi-Function laser printers at IFA in Berlin earlier this month. We take a look at the new Samsung Smart MultiXpress printers which use a 10.1-inch touchscreen and high quality Samsung toner cartridges to produce vivid, professional looking prints. 

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Samsung Smart MultiXpress X4300LX
Playing Video Games on a Printer - Canon Pixma Printer Hacked to Run Doom

19-09-2014 |

Getting your printer do something awesome doesn’t have to mean printing out some cool things. Security researcher, Michael Jordan, has managed to hack a Canon Pixma printer and get it to run the classic 90s video game Doom.

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Canon Pixma printer hacked to run Doom
HP Boosts Security with Latest Multi-Function Laser Printers

15-09-2014 |

HP’s new LaserJet Enterprise MFP M630 Series of multi-function laser printers offer streamlined and secure printing with advanced security features in order to better safeguard business data.

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HP LaserJet Enterprise MFP M630 Series
6 Activities to Celebrate Spring That You Can Print and Make at Home

12-09-2014 |

Spring is in the air and what better way to celebrate the warmer weather than with some colourful activities? We've found 6 spring themed activities for you to print and make at home this weekend. 

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Printable Spring activities
Lexmark’s New Laser Printers Bring the Power of Big Business Printers to SMEs

03-09-2014 |

Lexmark has introduced two new single function laser printers that are designed to bring the power of big, business printers to small and medium businesses. Combining fast printing speeds, large paper trays and high yield toner cartridges, the printers are designed to keep small business on the leading edge of print technology. 

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Lexmark MS312dn and MS415dn laser toner printers
Epson Study Finds European Nations Lose R97 Billion a Year due to Inefficient Printers

02-09-2014 |

A recent study by ink cartridge and printer manufacturer Epson has found that each of the 5 major European nations lose about R97 billion a year due to improperly managed printers.

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European nations lose money due to inefficient printer cartridges
Xerox Creates Robotic Laser Printer That Will Bring Your Documents to You

01-09-2014 |

Xerox, in partnership with Fuji, has been testing a brand new robotic laser printer that will deliver your documents right to your desk.

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Xerox robotic laser toner printer
6 Fun Activities to do this Weekend That You Can Print at Home

29-08-2014 |

It’s almost the weekend and what better way to spend what will be quite the chilly weekend than snuggled up with a fun activity that you can print at home using your trusty printer and printer cartridges? We’ve scoured the internet to find something fun for the kids and adults in your house.

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Fun weekend activities to print at home
Canon Unveils New Maxify Enterprise Inkjet Printers

28-08-2014 |

Canon has unveiled 5 new small office and home office (SOHO) inkjet printers. The Maxify range includes 4 multi-function printers, the Maxify MB2040, the Maxify MB2340, the Maxify MB5040 and the Maxify MB5340, and one single function printer, the Maxify iB4040. All 5 will use the new Dual Resistant High Density Canon ink cartdidges for professional and long lasting prints. We take a look at their features. 

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Canon Maxify Inkjet Printers
Brother MFC-9970 CDW Laser Toner Printer Review

27-08-2014 |

Brother laser toner printers have always been perfect for small to medium offices and the Brother MFC-9970 CDW is no exception. We take a look at some of the printer’s best features.

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Brother MFC-9970 CDW
Erasable Toner Cartridges Reduce Paper Consumption by 80%

26-08-2014 |

Toshiba’s award winning and eco-friendly multi-function printer system uses specially formulated toner cartridges and toner powder to erase text and images so that you can reuse printer paper for multiple prints, reducing paper consumption by up to 80%.

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Erasable toner cartridges
How to Unclog a Dried Up Ink Cartridge Printhead

25-08-2014 |

Clogged ink cartridge printheads can cause a whole host of print quality issues, from missing colours to streaky prints. We take a look at what you can do to fix a badly clogged printhead.

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Ink cartridges with printhead
New Canon Pixma Inkjet Printers Aim To Simplify Photo Printing

22-08-2014 |

We take a look at Canon's newest additions to their PIXMA inkjet printer range. The Canon PIXMA MG7540, PIXMA MG6640 and the PIXMA MG5640 have all been designed to simplify photo printing.

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Canon PIXMA MG7540, MG6640 & MG5640 Inkjet photo printers
How to Fix Ghosting When Using a Laser Printer & Toner Cartridges

21-08-2014 |

There are very few things that can go wrong with laser printers and toner cartridges. One of the few issues commonly experienced is ‘ghosting’ when light images from previous print jobs appear on newly printed pages. But what causes ghosting and can it be fixed? Our technical team have put together this guide to answer your questions.

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Toner cartridge ghosting
How to Print Your Own Envelopes

20-08-2014 |

Printed envelopes are a great way to promote your business or brand. Professionally printed envelopes could cost you quite a bit, but by using your trusty printer and your toner cartridges or printer ink you can create your own envelopes and save time and money in the process. We show you how you can print your own envelopes.

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Print your own envelopes
How to Solve the ‘Cartridge Not Recognised’ Error by Resetting Your Printer

19-08-2014 |

If you’ve just made the switch from original to compatible toner and ink, your printer may give you a ‘cartridge not recognised’ error and appear to not accept the printer cartridge. Our technical support team has put together this quick reference guide to help you restart your printer and get it to recognise the cartridge.

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How to solve cartridge not recognised error by resetting printer
How to Store Your Toner Cartridges Correctly

18-08-2014 |

Having spare toner cartridges on hand is always a good idea, especially if you print often. We’ve put together a guide on how to store your toner cartridges correctly.

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Toner cartridge in packaging
How to Keep Your Laser Printer and Toner Cartridges Working

15-08-2014 |

We all know that printer maintenance is critical to keeping your printer and printer cartridges working properly. When it comes to cleaning your laser printer, just dusting the outside is not enough. We take a look at which parts of your printer you can clean yourself and what you’ll need to get it clean.

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How to clean your laser printer and toner cartridges
HP Says Don’t Use Remanufactured Toner Cartridges – We Say You Should

14-08-2014 |

In its latest IT business eNewsletter, HP outlined a variety of reasons why it feels business owners in Australia should not use remanufactured toner cartridges. We take a look at some of those reasons and outline why we feel you should use remanufactured printer cartridges.

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HP toner and ink logo
35 000 Counterfeit Printer Ink Cartridges Seized In Saudi Arabia

13-08-2014 |

Local media in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia’s capital city, reported that field inspectors from the Ministry of Commerce and Industry have confiscated more than 35 000 counterfeit ink cartridges in raids on different areas of the city.

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Confiscated ink cartridges
Report Shows Print Communication Remains Relevant in South Africa

12-08-2014 |

Canon's Bigger Picture Report shows that printed communication is still very relevant in South Africa. 

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Printed South African flag with ink cartridges
What Is The Difference Between Tri-Colour And Single Colour Ink Cartridges?

11-08-2014 |

We take a look at the difference between tri-colour and single colour ink cartridges. We also look at how cost effective they are and which is the best to buy for your printing needs.

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The difference between tri-colour and single colour ink cartridges
How to Tell If Your Printer Cartridge Is Damaged

08-08-2014 |

Faulty or damaged printer cartridges can have a detrimental effect on your print quality or printer. Luckily, recognising a damaged cartridge is easy. We’ve put together some guidelines for checking your printer cartridges for faults.

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Damaged toner cartridge
What to Look For When Buying a Home Printer

07-08-2014 |

We're not printing as much as we used to, but printing at home is more convenient than going to the nearest printing shop. We've put together a list of things to keep in mind when you shop for your home printer and printer cartridges.

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Home printer with printer ink
Xerox Offers Compatible Toner Cartridges to Fit HP & Canon Printers

06-08-2014 |

Xerox has launched a new product line in India, offering a range of original Xerox toner cartridges for selected HP and Canon A4 printers.

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Xerox toner logo
Epson Introduces Ultra-Low Cost Printing By Replacing Ink Cartridges With Refillable Ink Tanks

05-08-2014 |

Epson has introduced a new range of printers that use their patented Ink Tank System. These printers do not use traditional ink cartridges, but come with a printer ink refil kit. 

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Epson ink bottles
Study Asks Why Consumers Aren’t Buying Remanufactured Printer Cartridges & Other Goods

04-08-2014 |

A study conducted by Meg Meloy and V. Daniel R. Guide Jr from the Penn State Smeal College of Business, asked why more consumers are not using remanufactured products and found that consumers perceive many categories of remanufactured products as dirty and disgusting due to being previously owned or used.

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Why consumers won't buy remanufactured printer cartridges
What Is The Difference Between Photo Black & Black Printer Ink?

01-08-2014 |

How do you know if the black ink cartridge you're buying is actually the black you need? We often get asked what the difference between photo black and normal black printer ink is and if the two can be used in the same way. We’ve put together a handy guide to answer these questions.

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The difference between photo black and black printer ink
Say Hello to the Little Printer: A New Revolution in Personalised Printing

31-07-2014 |

There’s a new revolution in personal printing. London based design company, BERG, has created the Little Printer. A tiny printer that will print out your daily news feed to make your internet experience a little more personalised.

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BERG Little Printer
Kenyan Authorities Seize Counterfeit HP Printer Cartridge Components

30-07-2014 |

HP has announced that Kenyan authorities have seized over 10 000 counterfeit HP components that would have been used to create counterfeit HP ink cartridges and toner cartridges. Kenyan officials had successfully intercepted the counterfeiting components from the distributor’s premises in Nairobi earlier this year.

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Kenyan authorities seize counterfeit HP ink and toner cartridges
Samsung Toner Printers Win At Buyers Laboratory 2014 Summer Pick Awards

29-07-2014 |

Coming hot on the heels of Epson’s outstanding performance in Canstar Blue’s consumer satisfaction survey, Samsung toner printers have won several awards in the Buyers Laboratory (BLI) 2014 Summer Pick Awards.

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Samsung toner printers win awards
What to Look For In Your Wide Format Inkjet Printer & Ink Cartridges

28-07-2014 |

We all know that having a wide format printer is important to your work, whether it’s printing out those architectural plans or getting that banner printed on time. However, not all wide format printers are made the same, and there is no one size fits all solution. It takes careful consideration before buying one of these quite expensive machines to make sure you have the right printer for your needs.

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Wide format printer with ink cartridges
Epson Inkjet Printers Win Consumer Satisfaction Award

25-07-2014 |

Epson ink cartridges and printers have won Canstar Blue's annual customer satisfaction survey award in the small business printers category. 

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Espon ink and printers win customer satisfaction award
Brother Reveals New Inkjet Multi-Function Printers

24-07-2014 |

Brother South Africa has released two new inkjet multi-function centres. The 3-in-1 DCP-J 105 InkBenefit and the 4-in-1 MFC-J 200 InkBenefit are designed for high volume users and have low running costs.

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Brother DCP-J150 and Brother MFC-J200
Woman Arrested After Using Canon Ink & Printer to Create Counterfeit Money

23-07-2014 |

A woman was arrested on the 19th of July for being in possession of counterfeit money she created using her Canon ink and printer. 

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Woman using ink cartridges and inkjet to print money
Canon Faces Class Action Lawsuit over Inkjet Printers

22-07-2014 |

Two class action lawsuits have been filed against ink cartridge and printer manufacturer Canon in the US District Court for the Eastern District of New York. 

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Canon faces lawsuit over ink printers
How to Keep Your Inkjet Printer and Ink Cartridges Working

21-07-2014 |

Printers are expensive pieces of equipment and do require some maintenance from time to time in order to keep them working optimally. Similarly, ink cartridges do require some care and attention as well to make sure your prints come out perfectly. We’ve put together a list of some things you can do to keep your inkjet printer and ink cartridges working.

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Inkjet printer with ink cartridges
Printer Cartridge Terminology Guide - Part 2

18-07-2014 |

In an effort to help you understand the sometimes confusing terminology surrounding printing and printer cartridges, we’ve put together a handy guide reference guide to explain what all the jargon means. In part one of our Printer Cartridge Terminology Guide we covered specific types of printer cartridges and consumables. Today, we’ll look at some more specific terminology.

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Printer cartridge definitions
Printer Cartridge Terminology Guide - Part 1

17-07-2014 |

As with any industry, printing has its own set of terminology, which can be quite confusing, especially when you’re thinking of buying printer ink and toner cartridges. We’ve covered most of these terms before in more extensive posts, so this is really just a handy quick reference guide. In part one, we'll cover the different types of printer cartidges and other printing consumables.

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Printer cartridge terms explained
What Is The Difference Between Pigment And Dye-Based Ink Cartridges?

16-07-2014 |

When you’re shopping for printer ink, there are many options to choose from. We take a look at the differences between pigment and dye-based ink cartridges to help you choose.

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Dye based and pigment-based ink cartridges
How to Choose the Perfect Paper for Your Printer and Printer Cartridges

15-07-2014 |

Not all paper is created equal, and not all paper is up to specific printing tasks. We take a look at the types of paper out there and help you choose the right paper for your printer and printer cartridges.

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Choosing the perfect paper for your printer cartridges
How to Clean Up Printer Ink Spills

14-07-2014 |

If you’ve ever had to handle a leaky ink cartridge, or tried your hand at refilling your ink cartridges at home, you understand how difficult it is to get printer ink stains out of your clothes or off your hands. We’ve put together this handy guide on how to clean up unfortunate ink spills.

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Printer ink stain on clothing
Canon Unveils New Printing App

11-07-2014 |

Canon recently unveiled their newest mobile printing app for Android KitKat enabled devices and certain HP Slate devices. 

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Canon ink logo
How HP Ink Cartridges Revolutionised Personal Printing

10-07-2014 |

Being able to print anything with a single click is something we all take for granted, but before HP revolutionised the way the ink cartridge worked, personal printing was a slow process. We take a look at the way HP ink cartridges changed the way we print.

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HP ink cartridges with printhead
6 Reasons Why Printer Ink Is So Expensive

09-07-2014 |

We all know that printer ink idoesn't come cheap, but why is it so expensive? We take a look at 6 reason why ink cartridges cost more than fine champagne and perfume.

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Printer ink cartridges
Original Toner Cartridge Sales on the Rise in Europe

08-07-2014 |

IT market analysts, Context, have found that original toner cartridge sales in Europe have increased by 2% in the first half of 2014.

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European toner cartridge sales increase
African Printer Market to Reach R44 Billion by 2019

07-07-2014 |

A report by Transparency Market Research has estimated that Africa’s printer market value will have grown to $4.18 billion (about R44 billion) by 2019.

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African printer and printer cartridge market growth
Printer Manufacturers Boost Printer Energy Efficiency by 20%

04-07-2014 |

Engineering consultancy firm ERA Technology has released an Energy Efficiency report which indicated that printer manufacturers have reduced the energy consumption of their printers by 20% between 2011 and 2013.

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Printer manufacturers make ink and toner printers more energy efficient
How To Print On Both Sides Of The Page

03-07-2014 |

You’ve been told time and again that printing double sided can help save the environment and save on toner and ink. Double sided printing can be necessary when you’re printing out flyers or brochures. Most new printers do come with an automatic duplexing feature, but what can you do if your older printer doesn’t? We've put together a handy guide on how you can manually print on both sides of the page.

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How to print double sided
SMEs Will Drive Printer And Printer Cartridge Sales in East Africa – Epson

01-07-2014 |

Due to recent economic growth and the establishment of more SMEs, government agencies and growth in the photography industry, printer sales in the East Africa region are increasing, according to Epson's East African subsidiary.

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Epson sees printer and ink cartridge sales grow in East Africa
How To Print From Anywhere

30-06-2014 |

With the growing use of smartphones and tablets, the need to print from anywhere has become a major concern for many people. Printer manufacturers have been keeping up with this trend, bringing out more and more printers capable of connecting to the web or communicating with your mobile device. We outline a few handy hints and tips to keep your printing mobile.

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How to print wirelessly
Brother Says A3 Inkjet Printers Are Better For Communicating Ideas

27-06-2014 |

We all know that creating eye catching posters are an integral part of promoting your business or products. But getting your A3 prints professionally printed can be an expensive and time consuming chore. With Brother’s Professional Series MFPs, you can now create professional looking A3 prints in the comfort of your office.

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Brother ink cartridges logo
Epson Will Focus On Inkjet Printers

26-06-2014 |

Espon president Monoru Usui has stated that his company will focus on their line of inkjet printers instead of 3D printing technology.

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Epson ink cartridge logo
The New Scribble Pen Is Like Carrying Your Printer & Photoshop in Your Pocket

25-06-2014 |

If you’re an artist or graphic designer, you may have felt frustrated by the limited colour options available when you wanted to capture the world around you. Have you ever wanted to recreate a colour with the precision of Photoshop’s eyedropper tool in real life? Now you can, with the Scribble Pen.

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New Scribble Pen is like a printer and Photoshop in your pocket
Print Your Own DNA Artwork With Genetic Ink

24-06-2014 |

Have you ever wondered what your DNA looks like, the stuff that makes you, well, you? Now you can with personalised DNA artworks from Genetic Ink. 

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Print your own DNA artwork
Do You Dream Of A Paperless Office? A New Study Suggests That Dream Is Far Off

23-06-2014 |

In a study, conducted by Altodigital, it was found that 76% of UK companies consider printed pages critical to their business.

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Paperless office still a dream
A Guide To Recycling Old Printer Cartridges

20-06-2014 |

We all know that it’s important to recycle old printer cartridges, but knowing where to go to and what to do once your printer ink and toner cartridges are empty is an entirely different matter.

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Recycle box for printer ink and toner cartridges
OKI Develops Own Mobile Printing App for OKI Laser Printers

19-06-2014 |

OKI Data Corporation has launched their mobile print application designed to allow direct printing from smartphones using Android operating systems.

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OKI toner printers get own mobile printing app
5 Fun World Cup Activities & Decorations That You Can Print At Home

18-06-2014 |

The World Cup is well underway, so why not liven up your next game watching party with a few fun decorations that you can print at home? We’ve searched the internet far and wide to find these 5 fun World Cup decorations and activities to brighten up your next viewing party.

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World cup printable activities
How To Choose The Best Printer For Your Mac

17-06-2014 |

It used to be a struggle finding the right printer to use with your Apple MacBook or iMac, but nowadays there are many printer brands that are Mac-compatible. We've created a list of what to look out for when you want to know if the printer you've been eyeing is a good fit for your Mac and given our best recommendations. 

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How to choose the best printer for your Apple Mac
3 More Fun Father’s Day Gifts You Can Make At Home

13-06-2014 |

Following up on our post 4 Awesome Father's Day Gifts That You Can Print At Home, we searched the internet far and wide to find more awesome things you can make for dad this Father’s Day.

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More Father's Day gifts you can print at home
4 Awesome Father’s Day Gifts That You Can Print At Home

12-06-2014 |

Father’s Day is around the corner and what better way to celebrate that special dad in your life than with a homemade gift? Gone are the days of boring ties and shaving kits. Get the kids involved and make dad something special using your trusty printer. We’ve scoured the internet to find 4 awesome Father’s Day gifts that you can print at home.

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Father's Day gifts you can print at home
5 Common Printing Myths Debunked

11-06-2014 |

When it comes to printers, misconceptions abound and many consumers are left confused when looking for the right printer or the right printer cartridges. Luckily, we put together a list of the 5 most common printing myths and set about debunking them.

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Printing myths debunked
Samsung Opens Manufacturing Plant in Africa

10-06-2014 |

Samsung East Africa and Tana Communication PLC inaugurated a new Samsung manufacturing facility in Ethiopia last Monday (2 June 2014). 

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Samsung Toner logo
Do You Shout At The Printer? HP Study Reveals Men Do It More Often

09-06-2014 |

In a survey undertaken by HP Australia and Lonergan Research, it was found that 25% of males were more likely to shout at and threaten the printer to get it to do what they wanted, while 23% of female office workers would be more likely to gently stroke the printer and give it words of encouragement to get it to print faster.

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HP ink logo
Want To Get Your Printer Ink Instantly? You Can, With HP Instant Ink

06-06-2014 |

If you’ve ever found yourself running out of printer ink at the worst possible time, you know the frustration of having to make a plan to get more. Now, HP has you covered with their Instant Ink programme.

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HP ink logo
Roodepoort Licencing Department Runs Out Of Ink Cartridges

05-06-2014 |

Nothing is more frustrating than running out of printer ink. The Roodepoort licensing department found this out the hard way when they ran out of ink cartridges and had to turn people away. Luckily, Inksaver came to the rescue and donated R10 000 worth of the ink cartridges they need to see them through the problem. 

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Roodepoort licensing department runs out of printer ink
Study Finds That Remanufacturing Drives Sustainability

04-06-2014 |

A recent study by non-profit organisation APICS Foundation has shown that remanufacturing drives sustainability and growth in supply chains.

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Remanufacturing drives sustainability
Epson Study Finds 62% Of Business Are Using Laser Printers

03-06-2014 |

A recent study undertaken by Epson Hungary found that 62% of small businesses are still using toner printers to do their printing

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Epson ink cartridge logo
HP Saves the World, One Printer Cartridge At A Time

02-06-2014 |

HP recently announced that it has increased the recycled content of its printer ink and toner cartridges by 50% and that more than 75% of HP ink cartridges and 24% of HP toner cartridges are manufactured with closed loop recycled plastic.

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HP ink logo
Ad Agency Creates “World’s Most Beautiful Sustainable Font” - And It's Printer Cartridge Friendly Too

30-05-2014 |

Can printing really save you money and save the planet at the same time? After all, are you not using precious printer ink to print that page? Well, according to Ryman Stationery, the answer is of course you can, if you use our new font.

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Ryman Eco printer cartridge friendly font
Samsung Aims To Be Number One In Printing By 2020

29-05-2014 |

A document leaked to technology website Myce shows that Samsung is aiming to become the biggest player in the printing market by 2020.

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Samsung Toner logo
Samsung Toner Printers Target A Mobile World

28-05-2014 |

Samsung has introduced a new range of NFC-enabled printers to allow for one touch printing from your smartphone. Suitable for home or small office use, the Xpress C1860 and the Xpress M2885 series of printers will deliver high-performance mobile focused printing.

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Samsung Toner logo
Inksaver R500 Woolworths Gift Voucher Giveaway - Week #11

27-05-2014 |

We've chosen our winner of a R500 Woolworths gift voucher for week 11. Congratulations to David Robert from Middleburg.

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Inksaver Woolworths voucher giveaway
3D Printing Market Set To Grow By R160 Billion in 2018

26-05-2014 |

With all the fascinating things you can do with a 3D printer, it’s no surprise that the 3D printing market is set to become one of the fastest growing markets, with analysts predicting it to grow to over R160 billion by 2018.

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3D printer market to grow
Now You Can Doodle In The Air With The World's Smallest 3D Pen

22-05-2014 |

3D printing has taken the world by storm, and now artists and doodlers can jump on the 3D printing bandwagon too. Imagine taking your pencil sketch and turning it into a three dimensional work of art without having to go the route of traditional sculpture. With The Lix 3D Printing Pen, you can.

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Lix 3D Printing Pen
From Toner to Tarmac: How Recycled Toner Cartridges Are Paving a New Way

21-05-2014 |

Have you ever wondered what happens to your printer cartridges after you’ve dropped them off to be recycled? Well, an Australian company has come up with a brilliant use for old toner cartridges, and it’s paving the way to a new world.

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Recycled toner cartridges
Inksaver R500 Woolworths Gift Voucher Giveaway - Week #10

19-05-2014 |

We've chosen our winner of a R500 Woolworths gift voucher for week 10. Congratulations to Rafiq Amien from Cape Town.

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Inksaver Woolworths voucher giveaway
Do You Know How Much Your Business Spends On Printing? OKI Study Reveals 63% Of SMEs Don't

15-05-2014 |

Do you know what’s going on with your company’s printing? A recent survey by printer manufacturer, OKI, has revealed that 63% of SMEs have very little understanding of the printing costs for their organisation as a whole.

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OKI toner logo
If You Love Your Instagram Photos So Much, Why Don't You Print Them?

15-05-2014 |

We love Instagram. It makes even the most mundane snap look like the work of a professional photographer. And while having those snazzy photos on your phone or on the internet is pretty cool, having them on a wall or in a frame at home is even cooler.

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Print your Instagram photos
What Is A Counterfeit Printer Cartridge?

14-05-2014 |

Counterfeit goods are a big business in Africa, and printer manufacturers are putting a lot of effort into preventing the sale of counterfeit toner cartridges and printer ink. But what is a counterfeit printer cartridge and is a remanufactured or compatible printer cartridge a counterfeit? We’ve out together a list of the most commonly asked questions regarding counterfeit products in order to help you better understand the difference.

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What is a counterfeit printer cartridge
Inksaver R500 Woolworths Gift Voucher Giveaway - Week #9

13-05-2014 |

We've chosen our winner of a R500 Woolworths gift voucher for week 9. Congratulations to Angelique Ackerman from Alberton.

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Inksaver Woolworths voucher giveaway
HP Hosts Anti-Counterfeiting Africa Conference in Johannesburg

12-05-2014 |

The Anti-Counterfeiting Africa Conference was held over 2 days from 3 April 2014. The aim of the conference was to highlight the negative effects that counterfeit goods had on the economy of African nations. 

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HP ink logo
4 More Gifts For Mom That You Can Print At Home

09-05-2014 |

Moms truly are special and to say thank you this Mother's Day, why not make a gift for her yourself. As a follow up on our article ">4 Gifts For Mom That You Can Print At Home, we've gone out and looked for more beautiful gifts for mom that you can print and make at home. 

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Mother's Day gifts you can print at home
"Change Your Font, Save Billions" Says Teen To US Government

08-05-2014 |

A few weeks ago, an American teen showed the US government how they could save millions of dollars on their printing costs if they just changed the font they used from Times New Roman to Garamond. Suvir Mirchandani published a paper in the Journal of Emerging Investigators in which he claimed that the simple font change could save the US Government an estimated R4.9 billion a year.

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Changing font size can save on printer ink costs
4 Gifts For Mom That You Can Print At Home

08-05-2014 |

It’s Mother’s Day on Sunday and nothing says “I love you, Mom” like a gift you make yourself. We searched far and wide and found 4 of the best Mother’s Day gift ideas you can print and make at home.

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Mother's Day gifts you can print at home
HP To Pay Over R1 Billion In Fines

06-05-2014 |

HP USA has agreed to pay over R1 billion in fines to settle allegations that its subsidiaries had bribed officials in Poland, Russia and Mexico in order to win business contracts. 

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HP ink logo
Finally! A Small Portable Printer For Printing On The Go

05-05-2014 |

If you’re always on the go and can’t wait to send your documents to the wireless printer at the office, then ZUta Labs’ pocket sized printer could be just the thing for you. The Israeli based company has reached their Kickstarter goal and are planning on releasing their mini-printer for sale in 2015.

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ZUta Labs Mini Mobile Pocket Printer
Inksaver R500 Woolworths Gift Voucher Giveaway - Week #8

05-05-2014 |

We've chosen our winner of a R500 Woolworths gift voucher for week 8. Congratulations to Yvonne Groot from Sheffield Beach.

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Inksaver Woolworths voucher giveaway
HP Pakistan Executives Arrested on Suspicion of Tax Evasion

02-05-2014 |

Two executives from HP's Pakistan branch have been arrested on suspicion of corporate tax evasion. 

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HP ink logo
Inksaver R500 Woolworths Gift Voucher Giveaway - Week #7

30-04-2014 |

We've chosen our winner of a R500 Woolworths gift voucher for week 7. Congratulations to Charmaine Schuurman from Mokopane.

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Inksaver Woolworths voucher giveaway
3D Printer Madness: 3 French Students Turn A 3D Printer Into A Tattoo Machine

25-04-2014 |

You can now add 3D printed tattoos to the list of awesome things you can do with your 3D printer. Pierre Emm, Piotr Widelka and Johan Da Silveira, from the ENSCI les Ateliers design school in Paris, turned an ordinary 3D printer into a tattoo artist.

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3D printer turned into a tattoo artist
5 Eco-friendly Printing Tips For Earth Day

24-04-2014 |

We all know that conserving our environment and preserving our planet for future generations is important. In celebration of Earth Day, which was on Tuesday, we’ve put together our top 5 tips on how to go green with your printing.

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5 Green Printing Tips for Earth Day
Inksaver R500 Woolworths Gift Voucher Giveaway - Week #6

23-04-2014 |

We've chosen our winner of a R500 Woolworths gift voucher for week 6. Congratulations to Neil Tomlin from Durban.

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Inksaver Woolworths voucher giveaway
5 Great Easter Colouring Pages For Your Kids That You Can Print At Home

17-04-2014 |

It’s almost Easter and with that comes children needing something to do to while away the long hours before they can munch down on their chocolate eggs. We searched far and wide to find the best Easter colouring pages to keep the kids occupied this long weekend.

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Easter Colouring pages you can print at home
Scammers Steal Toner Cartridges from FBI and Other American Agencies

16-04-2014 |

Scammers have managed to steal over R15 700 000 worth of toner cartridges from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and General Services Administration (GSA), among others, by placing fraudulent contract orders.

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Scammers steal toner cartridges from FBI
Can You Imagine Printing Wikipedia? PediaPress Can & They Want To

15-04-2014 |

Printing out the entire English Wikipedia? It sounds like madness, but German company PediPress doesn't think so. They've even set up a crowdfunding campaign to make their idea a reality. 

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PediaPress wants to print Wikipedia
Inksaver R500 Woolworths Gift Voucher Giveaway - Week #5

14-04-2014 |

We've chosen our winner of a R500 Woolworths gift voucher for week 5. Congratulations to Comick Shabalala from Estcourt.

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Inksaver Woolworths voucher giveaway
What Does 5% Coverage Mean?

10-04-2014 |

If you've ever run out of toner and ink long before you thought you would, you may have noticed 'at 5% coverage' next to the printer cartridge page yield. But what is 5% coverage and how do you get the most out of your printer cartridges? 

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5 percent printer cartridge page yield
What Is 3D Printing?

09-04-2014 |

It’s been everywhere in the last few months, every news site, tech forum and gadget geek has been talking about it. From the controversial to the amazing, 3D printing has been on everyone’s mind. But what is 3D printing, how does it work and what can you make with your own 3D printer?

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3D printing
Inksaver R500 Woolworths Gift Voucher Giveaway - Week #4

08-04-2014 |

We've chosen our winner of a R500 Woolworths gift voucher for week 4. Congratulations to Neelan Paramaul from Durban.

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Inksaver Woolworths voucher giveaway
How To Save Money by Setting Your Printer to Print in Black and White Only

04-04-2014 |

We all know that printer cartridges are expensive, which is why Inksaver is always looking for ways to help you save money on your printer ink and toner cartridges. We’ve found one of the best ways to save is to set your printer to print in black and white only. 

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Save on printer cartridges by printing in black and white
Canon Pixma MX924 Ink Printer Review

03-04-2014 |

Canon ink printers have always been known for their high quality and reliability and the Canon Pixma MX924 inkjet printer is no exception. We have a look at our favourite inkjet printer of 2014.

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Canon Pixma MX924 Ink Printer
4 More Fun Holiday Activities for Your Kids That You Can Print At Home

02-04-2014 |

With it being school holidays, we know how hard it can sometimes be to keep the little ones occupied. Following up from yesterday’s post, here are 4 more of the best holiday activities you can print for your kids.

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Toner and ink for your printables
6 Fun Holiday Activities for Your Kids That You Can Print At Home

01-04-2014 |

As we’re sure you are aware, it’s the school holidays, so we decided to lend a helping hand to all those parents out there. We scoured the internet to find 6 of the best printable activities for your kids to do this holiday.

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printer cartridges for your arts and crafts
Inksaver R500 Woolworths Gift Voucher Giveaway - Week #3

31-03-2014 |

We've chosen our winner of a R500 Woolworths gift voucher for week 3. Congratulations to Gerrit van Niekerk from Meyerspark.

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Inksaver Woolworths voucher giveaway
Join Us Every Friday on Inksaver's Facebook for “Guess Who?”

28-03-2014 |

Friday afternoons at the office can be boring, with very little to do before you go home, you may very well be resigned to staring out of the window for a few hours before the home time bell rings. This is why we decided to start a game with all our Facebook fans.

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Inksaver Guess Who Facebook game
NHS Worker Jailed for Stealing Almost R3,000,000 Worth of Printer Cartridges.

27-03-2014 |

In the UK, a British National Health Service (NHS) administrator, who bought just under R3,000,000 worth printer ink and toner cartridges with public money before selling them on eBay, was sent to jail last month.

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NHS worker jailed for stealing printer cartridges
How Do I Reset The Region On My HP Printer?

26-03-2014 |

Planning on moving overseas and taking your printer with you? Or have you moved to South Africa from somewhere else and brought your printer with you? Word of warning, it might not work properly, or at least, the HP ink cartridges might not. This is all down to the fact that HP ‘locks’ the regions on their printers. Luckily, this is easy to fix and we tell you how. 

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HP printer region reset
Inksaver R500 Woolworths Gift Voucher Giveaway - Week #2

24-03-2014 |

We've chosen our second winner of a R500 Woolworths gift voucher. Congratulations to Kekeletso S. from Soweto.

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Inksaver Woolworths voucher giveaway
Inksaver R500 Woolworths Gift Voucher Giveaway - Week #1

19-03-2014 |

We've chosen our first winner of a R500 Woolworths gift voucher. Congratulations to Filipa Domingues from Cape Town.


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Inksaver Woolworths voucher giveaway
Win A R500 Woolworths Gift Voucher Every Week With Inksaver!

13-03-2014 |

At Inksaver, we really appreciate our customers, so we’ve decided to give them something awesome. Each week, one lucky person who has placed an order on will be randomly chosen to win a R500 Woolworths gift voucher. 

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Nic Venter with ink cartridges and toner cartridges
How To Bypass the Low Ink Warning On Your Inkjet Printer.

11-03-2014 |

Nothing is more annoying than the 'low ink' warning. Especially when you know that the ink cartridge you just put in is brand new. Never fear though, the Inksaver technical team has put together a guide on how to get rid of the low ink warning on your printer and get you back to printing.

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7 Valentine's Day Gifts You Can Print And Make At Home

12-02-2014 |

With Valentine's Day just around the corner, we though we would help you out by searching the internet for the 7 best and easiest gifts you can make yourself for that someone special in your life.

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Inksaver's printable Valentine's Day gifts
What is the Difference Between a Toner Cartridge and a Drum Unit?

28-01-2014 |

While shopping for toner cartridges, you may have noticed that some printers take a toner cartridge and a drum unit. But what exactly is the difference between the two, why do they have different page yields and which one do you need to buy? Our sales team has put together a handy guide to the difference between the toner cartridge and the drum unit.

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Printer with drum unit
Welcome To 2014 From Inksaver.

17-01-2014 |

Now that we're officially back in the swing of things, we just wanted to welcome all our customers to 2014. We've also had some new stock arrive and have filled up our stores of popular favourites.

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Inksaver printer ink and toner cartridges
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year From Inksaver!

20-12-2013 |

As the year comes to an end, we just wanted to wish all our customers a wonderful festive season and a happy New Year.

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Merry Christmas from Inksaver
How To Clean The Corona Wire In Your Laser Printer

10-12-2013 |

Nothing is worse than streaky prints. It’s irritating and looks unprofessional, especially when you have to hand in that important report or paper. As with all things, the fix for streaky prints is actually very simple. Our technical team has put together a guide on how to clean the corona wire in your Brother, OKI or Xerox laser printer.

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How to clean the toner cartridge corona wire
We’re All Going On A Summer Holiday (But Only For A Little While)

05-12-2013 |

Inksaver is closing for a little while in December, so we thought we'd give you an update on when and for how long we'll be gone. 

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Inksaver on holiday - Sun drawn in sand
How To Adjust the Altitude Settings for your Samsung MLT-D101S Toner Cartridge

22-11-2013 |

High altitudes don't just affect people. Sometimes you will have to adjust the altitude on your printers and office equipment in order to get them to work properly at higher altitudes. Our technical team has put together a guide on how to adjust the altitude settings for your Samsung MLT-D101S toner cartridges.

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Original Samsung MLT-D 101S Black Toner Cartridge
Why Should I Recycle My Printer Cartridges? (Infographic)

15-11-2013 |

We all know that recycling is good, but have you ever considered why it is important to recycle your ink cartridges and toner cartridges? Our handy infographic breaks down all the facts you need to know.

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Recycle printer cartridges
How To Reset your Brother Drum Unit Counter

11-11-2013 |

Following on from our Brother toner reset post, our technical team has put together a guide on how to reset your Brother drum unit count to get you printing again as soon as you have replaced your Brother printer consumables. 

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Brother toner cartridges
How To Reset the 'Toner Life End' Message on Your Brother Toner Printer

05-11-2013 |

There is nothing more frustrating than replacing your Brother toner cartridge and getting an error message that won't let you print. Luckily, our technical team has put together a handy list of Brother printers and what to do when you get the 'Toner Life End' message.

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Brother toner cartridges
Printing the Future

21-10-2013 |

3D printing has long been the stuff of science fiction, but with recent advances in printing technology, the day may soon come when we can print our own gadgets at home. We have a look at the latest developments in the world of printed circuits and printed flexible displays.

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Ink cartridge printed circuit board
Which Printers Have The Most Affordable Ink Cartridges?

08-10-2013 |

Buying a printer may seem like a daunting task and the printer cartridges can cost a pretty penny. But Inksaver is here to take the hassle out of your next purchase. We've selected the top 4 printers with the cheapest ink cartridges and given you a run down on what to look for when buying your next printer. 

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Which printers have the most affordable ink cartridges
Inksaver's iPad Mini Winner

30-09-2013 |

Inksaver decided to reward our customers just for being awesome by giving them the chance to win an iPad mini. We finally got to choose a winner.

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Inksaver Ipad Mini Competition
What Does Ink Really Cost (Infographic)

28-08-2013 |

We've written before about the rising cost of ink and the price keeps on rising. So we decided to show you exactly how much ink really costs with this infographic. 

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ink cartridges being fed money
What is a High Yield Printer Cartridge?

08-08-2013 |

When you’re shopping for ink cartridges or toner cartridges for your printer, you may find yourself faced with choosing between standard and high yield. But what is a high yield printer cartridge and is it actually better to buy than the standard yield cartridge?

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XL block - what is a high yield printer cartridge
And we're back!

10-07-2013 |

Just a quick update about the line issues our Johannesburg branch has been experiencing lately

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Inksaver is back online
Cable thieves, how they vex us...

25-06-2013 |

Due to some sneaky cable theft over the weekend, our Jo'burg branch is experiencing some Telkom line issues. 

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HP Introduces New DesignJet Range of Printers

21-06-2013 |

Large format printing has recently received a boost. On the 6th of June, HP announced that it was introducing two new printers to its DesignJet range. We take you through the features of the new DesignJet T920 and T1500 ePrinter.

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HP DesignJet  T920 and  HP DesignJet T1500
The Office Printer Wars: Ink versus Toner Printer

05-06-2013 |

Whether you run a small home business or a multi-national corporation, your printer has become an essential piece of office equipment. The question, however, is which one is best? We talk you through some of the pros and cons of inkjet and laser printers.

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Ink cartridge or toner cartridge printer
Lexmark exits ink cartridge and inkjet printer industry and sells its patents.

10-05-2013 |

In August 2012, Lexmark announced that it will no longer be manufacturing inkjet printers. In April this year, they agreed to sell their patents to Japanese company Funai Electrical Co. Does this mean that Lexmark customers should buy a new printer? Nic Venter has a look at the latest news.

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Lexmark Prevail Pro 750 and ink cartridges
Getting your printer to register a new printer cartridge

29-04-2013 |

Having trouble getting your new ink or toner cartridge to register in your printer? Let Nic Venter talk you through some troubleshooting tips to get your printer to stop giving you 'NO' for an answer.

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women looking at printer and ink cartridges
Inksaver is growing!

12-04-2013 |

We’ve made some exciting changes to our company and our website. Let Nic Venter talk you through what’s new.

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Inksaver relaunch
Should I buy an inkjet printer or a laser printer?

04-03-2013 |

Should you get a laser printer or an inkjet printer?  If you aren’t sure what printer is best for your home or office use then let Nic Venter give you a quick look at some of the choices facing consumers in the current printing market place.

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Question : ink or toner
Why do you still need your printer?

11-02-2013 |

It’s 2013, do we still need to be printing anything? This week Nic Venter explores the myth of the paperless office and asks the question, “What can your printer do for you that cyberspace can’t?”

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Ink cartridge printer
Welcome to 2013 from Inksaver!

07-01-2013 |

So it’s 2013 already, welcome back! With any luck your festive season brought you all the joy and relaxation you’re going to need to take the new year head on. Here at Inksaver we’re looking forward to a productive 2013 and we’re pretty excited about some big improvements to come (watch this space).

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Inksaver Welcome to 2013 message
Printing with a clean head: How to recognise a malfunction in your ink cartridge printhead.

06-12-2012 |

Don’t take the first streak in your printing as a sign that you need a new ink cartridge. Nic Venter looks at some no fuss solutions to clearing blocked printheads, so that you can print with a clean head.

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Ink cartridge printhead
Getting the most from your printer

12-11-2012 |

If you’re just using your printer to run off copies of web pages or to print out documents then you really aren’t getting all you can out of it. Nic Venter has a few innovative suggestions on how you can make your printer work for you

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Printer printing a rainbow
Jumping the Queue: How To Remove Stuck Print Requests In Your Printer Queue

29-10-2012 |

When it comes to technology it is amazing how quickly we've got used to everything working automatically with little or no fuss and bother, so when things go wrong it can really elevate your blood pressure. If your printer is giving you problems then one of the most likely explanations is that something has gone wrong with your printer queue. This week Nic Venter gives us all some quick and easy advice on how to remove stuck print requests in your printer queue.

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Remove stuck requests in your printer queue
Party Party Party at Inksaver

22-10-2012 |

The year is winding down and that means party time! Whether it’s Halloween, Hanukkah, Christmas or New Year, at some point you’re going to want to make your home look festive. Could your printer be your secret weapon when it comes to saving money while at the same time making your next party one to remember?

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Party with Inksaver
An Ink-convenient Truth

15-10-2012 |

Original ink cartridges are always the more costly option but as one respected PC World columnist has already noted, prices in 2012 have been climbing by as much as 30%. Nic Venter looks at this troubling phenomenon and at what we can do to avoid this extra cost.

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Truth about toner and ink
Inksaver, are we compatible?

08-10-2012 |

This week Nic takes a more in-depth look at what compatible printer cartridges and Inksaver can do for you. Learn why Inksaver should be your choice for compatible ink and toner cartridges. If you’re interested in saving up to 70% on your printing bills without sacrificing quality then this one’s for you.

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Question about compatible printer cartridges
Running on Empty

01-10-2012 |

Welcome to the Inksaver Blog. Join our founder Nic Venter as he tackles issues ranging from the economic to the technical and everything in between. As South Africa’s most extensive online retailer of ink and toner cartridges, we feel that we are perfectly positioned to develop an ever-growing resource that will help you to make the right choice when it comes to your printer cartridges.

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