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.
Have you ever been refilling or messing with an ink cartridge and ended up with hands like these in the picture ? All is not lost as there are ways to easily remove the stains so you can look like a normal human being once more.
Compatible or Generic Ink Cartridges are a great alternative to Genuine cartridges for many reasons! In saying this let me add that there are still hundreds of online stores which are selling low grade generic ink cartridges. As long as you do your homework first and take a look on review sites to see other peoples opinions then you are sure to be a generic ink convert ! Why not give them a go, you can save on average around 50-80% or more and usually compatible cartridges contain more ink.