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Welcome to our printer help blog where you can find answers to some of your questions regarding printers and printer consumables. If you have questions you would like us to address please email us and we will endeavour to provide answers for you on this page.

The articles on this blog are to do with the most common problems people have with printers and their associated cartridges. Often problems with printers can be solved easily by contacting our office and our qualified staff who have been in the printer industry for many years are very likely to have the solution.


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Unclogging an Epson Printhead

Epson Printers are renowned for clogging the printhead. This happens regardless of the type of ink cartridges used and can just as easily occur with genuine or compatible printer ink. The Epson printhead cannot be removed which makes cleaning an even more difficult task. Although it sounds odd "Windex" (window cleaner) can actually be used to break down the dried ink which remains inside of the printhead.

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"No Cartridge" message on Brother Printers
Why does my Brother printer's LCD show "NO CARTRIDGE" even though I have already installed all the ink cartridges? Check that the ink cartridges are installed properly and reinstall the ink cartridges following the procedures in this article.

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Cleaning a Canon Print Head
Cleaning the Print Head on a Canon Printer is quite an easy task. Most of the Canon Printers have a 'removable Print Head' as seen in the video below. Simply remove your cartridges and then unclip the print head as shown in the video below. Next simply flush the print head out under your hot water tap.Don't pay too much attention to the guy in the video as its mainly there to demonstrate how the print head is removed. Hold the print head upright (same as it sits in the printer) and let the hot water pour into the head until you see the old ink flowing out the bottom of the print head. Keep the water flowing until the water coming out the bottom is completely clean.

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Drum near end of life

 Have you ever replaced a Brother Drum Unit and it still gives you the message "Drum is near end of life" ? As with many of the older Brother printers they can sometimes be quite stubborn in detecting a new replacement drum or cartridge being installed. If you are having these issues read this article to find the solution ! 

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Printer Test Page

Is your printer producing the correct colours that it should be? If not it is easy to isolate the problem by using a Test Page. The 3 main colours used by your inkjet printer are Cyan (Bluey Colour), Magenta (Reddish Colour) and Yellow. 

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Printer Ink Darwin

Don't pay retail prices ever again. Ink Hub's high quality compatible Ink Cartridges are guaranteed to give the same print quality as the Genuine cartridges or you get your money back. Ink Hub offers express post to Darwin and surrounding areas. 

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Why Canon Inkjet Printers are the Best !

Unlike many modern Inkjet Printers  which use the "Piezo"  print head the Bubble Jet is far superior. It uses no moving parts, It is much less likely to clog and most Canon printers have a removable print head for easy maintenance. 

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Economical Printing Tips

With the rising costs of daily living consumers are looking for ways to cut costs in every way possible. We need to apply these same rules to our printing as there are ways to save significant amounts of your hard earned cash! 

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Brother LC137XL / Brother LC135XL Compatible Ink Cartridges

Our new Brother LC137XL and 135XL Compatibles represent a huge saving compared to the genuine cartridges. Another advantage is they contain more ink and are guaranteed to perform EXACTLY the same as the genuine cartridges or you get your money refunded. 

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Canon PGI 650XL and CLI 651XL Compatibles

Canon PGI 650XL and CLI 651XL Compatible Ink Cartridges for the new range of Canon Printers have now arrived. These retail for less than half the price of the genuine Canon cartridges and they also contain more ink !

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Ink Hub - shop online with confidence

At Ink Hub we get calls regularly from people who have purchased products online from other sites and the cartridges either don't work, they are out of date, they leak or clog the print head. Be warned that if the cartridges are dirt cheap usually you will find they are from a company with no phone number, no physical address and a guarantee which is worthless. 

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Laser or Inkjet Printer - Which Is Best ?

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. 

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Best Home Printer

What is the Best Home Printer to buy in 2013 and why? With over 7 years experience in the printer industry I have taken into account all aspects of home printing and have come up with the best printer overall for your family to use. 

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Epson Software Updates Warning !

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. 

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Epson Print Head Cleaning

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. 


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