Looking for a new printer for your home or small business? There are so many choices that it can be mind boggling. To help make the decision easier we thought that we would mention two popular, current model printers and list the distinct advantages and disadvantages of each one of them.
Have you ever wondered why your printer uses 2 black cartridges and only 1 of each colour. The reason is simple. In most Canon printers for example the large black contains a pigment based ink which produces very crisp text etc. The other smaller black contains a dye based ink which is used more for photo or image printing.
In recent times there has been a huge swing in popularity to the non brand name inks. Perhaps this trend has been brought on by the slowing economy and the need to cut back on everyday expenses. Whatever the reason is the non genuine inks have flooded the market and they are here to stay. Why pay over $100 for a set of genuine inks when a generic set of the same quality (usually containing more ink) are under $30.
We have just been informed that Brother has released a new firmware for their latest inkjet printers. This means that once again the current generic LC133 / LC137 / LC135 and LC139 cartridges are not compatible with this new firmware version. Note: As a follow up on this article Ink Hub now has V3.0 (version 3.0) of all of these cartridges and compatibility issues have been completly resolved.
In what appears to be an attempt to win back some of it's market share Brother has started to micro-chip all of their new ink cartridges. Up until recently all Brother Inkjet Cartridges never sported a micro-chip and simply relied on the printer to detect all of the information about the individual cartridges including ink levels, colour and compatibility.
With so many blog posts about technical jargon and product information I thought that we would put all of that aside and give readers a brief journey through the Story of Ink Hub from it's humble beginnings to now.
Error message c000 appearing on your Canon Printers Screen is quite common and can usually be resolved by trying several procedures. Often it can be resolved by simply turning the printer OFF and then back ON again. If this doesn't fix the error then you may need to investigate it further and try some of the following:
The new 2014 Canon Pixma MX Series Printers are leading the way in technology. With WI-FI connectivity and Full compatibility with SMART devices. No longer do you need to race over to the printer to print a document or image. Now it is simply a matter of connecting via your iPad, Smartphone, laptop or Tablet and simply printing wirelessly.
The Water Jet Printer instead of ink relies on a specially designed paper impregnated with dyes. These dyes react to the water being jetted onto the paper and in turn produce colours. Instead of replacing ink cartridges all of the time it's simply a matter of refilling the cartridges with water.
Having recently received a couple of calls from long term customers about print head failure on Canon Printers I noticed a common issue which was the cause of this.Having used Canon Inkjet printers in our office over the past 7 years and finding them rock solid and NEVER giving print head trouble I thought I'd share the secret to print head longevity.