The ongoing battle between genuine and compatible ink cartridges is a never ending saga. The manufacturers of brand name inks continue to develop methods to combat the generic market but they appear to be fighting a losing battle ! Brother are the latest company to microchip their ink cartridges in an attempt to slow the flow of compatible cartridges. Make sure that you buy your generic inks from Ink Hub to avoid compatibility issues as we always stock the very latest updated versions and offer a money back guarantee on all generic cartridges.
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The advantages of a Laser Printer are faster printing speeds. This shines through if you are printing 100's of pages at a time. Inkjet Printers are more than capable of this however the print time will be much longer. Inkjet Printers also tend to pause every now and then to do print head cleans which further slows down the speed.
Have you ever tried installing a new Cartridge into your Brother Printer and it tells you that it cant detect it? This is not uncommon and usually it has nothing to do with the ink cartridge itself.
Epson are up to their old tricks again generously providing you with software updates for their printers. In these updates are their latest bag of tricks to combat the compatible Ink Cartridge market. We have had many customers successfully using our compatible cartridges until downloading the Latest Driver Updates.
Here is an alternate method for cleaning your Epson print head. Epson use a "Piezo" print head which are very prone to clogging. Clogging is the result of ink hardening on the surface of the print head resulting in very poor print quality or even stopping printing altogether.
Have you ever wondered how your Brother Inkjet Printer detects the ink levels in each cartridge? Unlike most inkjet printers which use a small micro chip the Brother Printer uses small infrared beams which shoot through the small window (see image to left) on your cartridge and determines how much ink is left.
Ever bought a bag of chips, opened them and realised that you've just paid for a bag which contains about 60% air ? Well apparently the big guns from Epson, Brother, HP and Canon have had a meeting with the CEO from Smiths Chips and have decided to do the same with their cartridges !
Most people seem to be completely confused about the difference between the Large PGI black and the small CLI black cartridges which are used in most Canon inkjet printers.