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Inkjet Printers And Laser Printers – UK Ink Supplies

Posted in Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs), GreenTech, Jet Tec Ink Cartridges, Jet Tec inkjet cartridges, Jet Tec Laser Toner Cartridges, Jet Tec printer cartridges, New Cartridge Products & Product Launches, OEM ink cartridges, OEM printer cartridges, Printer Cartridge Manufacturers, UK Ink Supplies with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on 18/04/2012 by ukinksupplies

In computing terms, a printer is a device (usually peripheral) that produces a hard copy of documents stored in electronic form, usually on print media such as paper, card or transparencies.

Many printers are primarily used as computer peripherals, and are permanently connected by a printer cable to a computer which serves as a document source. In most newer printers, a USB cable connects to a computer which serves as the document source. Other printers, commonly known as network printers, have built-in network interfaces and can serve as a hardcopy device for any user connected to the network.

In addition, many modern printers can directly interface to electronic media such as memory sticks or memory cards, or to image capture devices such as digital cameras, and scanners; some printers are integrated with a scanning and/or fax machine function – these printers are generally known as “multi-functional” or “all-in-one” printers.

Printers are designed for short-turnaround print jobs; requiring all-but no setup time to achieve a quality hard copy print of a required document.

The two main types of printers commonly found in the home and business are inkjet and laser toner printers.

A laser printer rapidly produces high quality text and graphics by employing a xerographic printing process by producing an image by the direct scanning of a laser beam across the printer’s photoreceptor. In contrast, an inkjet printer operates by propelling variably-sized droplets of liquid or molten material (ink) onto almost any sized page. They are the most common type of computer printer used by consumers.

In contrast, the printing press is designed and optimised for high-volume print jobs such as newspaper print runs: printing presses are capable of hundreds of pages per minute or more, and have an incremental cost-per-page which is a fraction of that of printers.

The printing press remains the machine of choice for high-volume, professional publishing. Although, as printers have improved in quality and performance, many jobs which used to be done by professional print shops are now done by users on local printers.

However, as printer technology has improved in quality and performance, many jobs which used to be done by professional print shops can now be readily done by users on local printers.


Article by UK Ink Supplies, based in Lincoln, Lincolnshire stock an extensive range of printer ink cartridges and laser toner printer cartridges.  For more information visit UK Ink Supplies for the latest Jet Tec ink cartridges, laser toners and other digital media products for your inkjet printer. Article posted 17th February 2011.


UK Ink Supplies of Lincolnshire – official Jet Tec retailer in Lincoln.

This blog is by UK Ink Supplies of Lincoln, UK – stocking a wide range of Jet Tec printer cartridges and Jet Tec laser toner cartridges for many models of printers.  For more information please visit Jet Tec printer cartridges for the latest Jet Tec ink cartridges and Jet Tec laser cartridges for Canon, Epson, HP, Lexmark, Brother, Dell, Oki, Xerox and Kodak printer products.

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Printers: A Practical Buyers Guide by UK Ink Supplies

Posted in Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs), GreenTech, Jet Tec Ink Cartridges, Jet Tec inkjet cartridges, Jet Tec Laser Toner Cartridges, Jet Tec printer cartridges, OEM ink cartridges, OEM printer cartridges, UK Ink Supplies with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on 09/03/2012 by ukinksupplies

Printers – A Practical Buyers Guide

Buying a printer can be a complicated business, there are more shapes, sizes and types of printers available to the home and small business user than ever before. Printers have also become specialised for their intended purpose.

It is no longer a case of “a printer is a printer”. Printers are now designed to be good in a particular area rather than a “Jack-of-all trades”, which will do everything.

An often overlooked issue, is the very serious consideration of cost of ownership, which is all about of how much it will cost to keep your printer running (see below). So making that decision on which printer to go for can be a seriously arduous task, especially if you are keen to buy a printer that is not only affordable to buy but also cheap to run.

So here is the information that you need to know and consider, but no one tells you! We have not expanded on which printer is the best at any given time because models constantly change and you can find that information in any current glossy PC magazine off the shelf. Instead, here you will find the good, bad and ugly bits from the different types of printers available so you can make an informed decision yourself.

Inkjet Technology

Inkjet printers form images by spraying tiny droplets of liquid ink onto paper. The size and precision of the dots of ink and the type and quality of the ink itself govern how good the print quality is. A quality inkjet printer can produce very near photo-quality images using specialist photo coated paper. In general there are two types of inkjet printers, those with the printhead built into the printer like Epson, Brother etc and those where the printhead is actually on the ink cartridge like HP and Lexmark. There are many arguments for and against both technologies, but in our experience we have found both to be very good, the major difference seems to be that the cost of running a printer using the “printhead” type ink cartridge is usually higher.

Inkjet ink is specially formulated for specific printer models and their purpose, much technology is involved in the development of these inks to improve print quality, longevity, drying speeds and printing speeds etc. Most inkjet ink is produced using dye based ink which can flow easily through the tiny nozzles of the printhead, this type of ink is good for photos and colour shades but not so good for longevity or solid vibrant colour, think of it like a water colour painting. In recent years pigment ink technology has advanced considerably to enable use in inkjet printing. Previously ink pigments were too large and would block up the nozzles. This type of ink is good for solid colours and longevity, think of it like an oil painting.

Manufacturers like Epson, HP and Jet Tec are now increasingly using a fusion of dye based and pigmented inks to create superb quality photo printing with vibrant colours and longevity too.

Inkjet printers use anything between two and eight ink cartridges to do their job. Generally speaking the entry-level machines use two cartridges, good all round machines use four and specialist photo printers use six or more. The two cartridge system works fine though can be a bit wasteful on the colour ink, so go for a four-cartridge system where possible especially if you do colour printing. The six or more cartridge systems produce outstanding photos, but can be costly and a pain to keep changing cartridges (printer does not work if any one cartridge is empty).

Inkjet printers are the best solution for most people and are usually the most cost effective way to print – unless you are printing large volumes.

Portable Inkjet Printers

These printers are small, lightweight and ideal for people on the move. Although the printing of high quality photographs is usually beyond this type of printer, basic colour printing is of good quality and the quality of text print is mostly outstanding considering the size of these tiny portable A4 printers. These printers are not suitable for high volume printing.

Inkjet Printers

The Inkjet Printer is the most commonly used type of printer among home and small business users. With excellent all round printing capabilities, from black & white text print and good colour prints through to very hi-resolution, high quality photographs using Inkjet Photo Printers. Inkjet printers are available from cheap entry level to high-end business use machines and can print from photo size prints to massive A2 and bigger sizes, there are models for occasional use and others for high volume print jobs too. One of the many great things about Inkjet printers is that you can use a wide variety of media to print on, including standard paper, photo paper, card, t-shirt transfers, canvas, projector film etc, achieving different looks and textures for your prints and print for different purposes. Most Inkjet printers are USB connections and not suitable for networks, although models are also available for networks and with parallel connections.

Multi-Function Inkjet Printers

Multi-Function Inkjet Printers have been built to meet the needs of home offices and small businesses. These excellent value machines provide multiple solutions in one compact and easy to use machine i.e. printing, scanning, copying and some also have built in fax machines too. Not only are these machines great for saving space on your desk, but they are also very good for printing too using the same technology as standard inkjet printers. The only thing you should be aware of is that you can only use one function at a time and if anything goes wrong with an “All-in-one” machine, you may lose the all the functions at once!

Laser Printers

Laser printers work in a similar way to photocopiers, except they use a laser instead of a bright light to scan with. They work by creating an electrostatic image of the page onto a charged photoreceptor, which in turn attracts toner in the shape of an electrostatic charge. Toner is the material used to make the image (as ink is in an inkjet printer) and is a very fine powder, so laser printers use toner cartridges instead of ink cartridges.

Laser Printers have traditionally been the best printing solution for heavy office users as they produce a very high quality black text finish and offer relatively low running costs. However, laser printers have advanced a great deal recently and their prices have steadily dropped, as a result there are now compact laser printers, multi-function and colour laser printers all at very affordable prices. Laser printers make sense if you need to do a lot of high quality black or colour prints, not photos. The great thing about a colour laser printer is that they can print a very good quality colour image on standard copier paper, so you do not need to use expensive photo paper for large jobs. Do check the prices of the consumables before you buy the printer as these can be very expensive for colour laser printers.

Laser printers are the best solution for people who are printing in large volumes, that is, in 100’s of pages at a time or 1000’s of pages per month. Colour lasers also take quite a while to warm up, so are not ideal for printing single pages.

Solid Ink Printers

Solid ink printers use solid wax ink sticks in a “phase-change” process, they work by liquefying wax ink sticks into reservoirs and then squirting the ink onto a transfer drum from where it is cold-fused onto the paper in a single pass. Solid ink printers are marketed almost exclusively by Tektronix / Xerox and are aimed at larger businesses and high volume colour printing.

Solid ink printers used to be cheaper to purchase than similarly specified colour lasers and fairly economical to run owing to a low component usage, today it is not necessarily any cheaper than a colour laser printer. Output quality is good but generally not as good as the best colour lasers for text and graphics or the best inkjets for photographs. Print speeds are not as fast as most colour lasers.

Dye-Sublimation Printers

Dye-Sublimation printers use heat and solid colour dyes to produce lab-quality photographic images. Dye-Sub printers contain a roll of transparent film made up of page-sized panels of colour, with cyan, magenta, yellow, and black dye embedded in the film. Print head heating elements vaporize the inks, which adhere to a specially coated paper, as the ink cools it re-solidifies on the paper. Colour intensity is controlled by precise variations in temperature.

Dye-sublimation printers lay down color in continuous tones one color at a time instead of dots of ink like an inkjet, because the colour is absorbed into the paper rather than sitting on the surface, the output is more photo-realistic, more durable and less vulnerable to fading than other ink technologies.

The downside of Dye-Sub printers is that they are generally more expensive to buy and run, usually limited to photo sized prints only and can only print onto one type of specialised paper as well as being quite slow to print.

Dye-Sublimation printers are best for those who want to link up their digital camera to a purpose built printer and print out the finest quality photos at home without fuss.

Dot Matrix Printers

Dot matrix printers are relatively old fashioned technology today with poor quality print, slow and very noisy output. This type of printer is no longer used unless you wish to create invoices using the continuous paper with holes on both sides. The good thing is that they are very cheap to run!

Cost of Ownership

Many printers today are very cheap to buy, but people are sometimes shocked to discover the cost of replacing the consumables (ink or laser cartridges, imaging drums, fuser, oils, specialist papers etc). The cost of replacing the ink can sometimes cost more than the printer itself! This is one of the most commonly overlooked factors when printers are reviewed and yet one of the most important things to consider before handing over your hard earned cash. Tests run in 2003 by Which? magazine famously compared the cost of HP’s ink with vintage 1985 Dom Perignon.

A Sheffield City Council report aimed at helping schools decide on the best-value printers to buy, calculated total cost of ownership over the lifetime of a printer (not sure how long that is!). Adding up all the running costs, ink or toner, paper, maintenance and even electricity, SCC worked out that a colour inkjet costs approx 38p per page to run compared to a colour laser which costs approx 7p per page. Sheffield City Council advised its schools that if they printed more than three colour pages a day (assuming a 40-week academic year) they should buy a laser.

These figures cannot be taken hard and fast due to the many variables involved, but it is generally accepted that the cost per print of a laser printer is cheaper than that of an inkjet, which is in turn cheaper than that of a sub-dye printer. However, you would have to do a fair amount of colour printing to take advantage of the economy offered by a laser printer.


UK Ink Supplies of Lincolnshire – official Jet Tec retailer in Lincoln.

This blog is by UK Ink Supplies of Lincoln, UK – stocking a wide range of Jet Tec printer cartridges and Jet Tec laser toner cartridges for many models of printers.  For more information please visit Jet Tec printer cartridges for the latest Jet Tec ink cartridges and Jet Tec laser cartridges for Canon, Epson, HP, Lexmark, Brother, Dell, Oki, Xerox and Kodak printer products.

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Laser Toner Cartridges Explained – UK Ink Supplies

Posted in Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs), GreenTech, Jet Tec Laser Toner Cartridges, Printer Cartridge Manufacturers, UK Ink Supplies with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on 05/03/2012 by ukinksupplies

Laser Toner Cartridges Explained – this article explains the difference and origin of dry and liquid laser toner.

Laser Toner is either a powdery or liquid substance that is used in toner cartridges which in turn is used by laser printers, Copiers and Faxes. Dry toner is by far more common in home and office printer systems than liquid toners.

Dry toner is mainly made up of heat sensitive plastic powder, normally a combination of acrylic and styrene. Pigments are added so that different colours can be produced by the toner. Finally, carriers are added so that the toner particles are charged and can be attracted to the right spots on the printed material.

Liquid toner is mainly made up of dye or pigmented acrylic resin particles. The added dye or pigmentation is added to form the colour of the toner. Added to this is an insulating liquid in which the resin particles are hosted.

Dry toners have the following advantagees compared to liquid toners:

  • No penetration of the paper fibre is necessary. This means that more types of materials can be used for printing compared to using a liquid toner which needs to penetrate the printed material.
  • No “drying” time before using the printed paper which means faster printing and no risk of accidently smearing the printout.
  • Better for the environment and people around the printer because no harmful solvents are used.
  • The colours are more stable.
  • Liquid toners are generally stronger in the following field compared to dry toners:

  • No warm up of the printer is needed which is the case with dry toner based printers.
  • Since the material is penetrated during the printing process, the printed text/image is much more firmly attached to the paper making it harder to fade.
  • In the manufacturing process of dry toners, the size of the individual particles that make up the toner goes from pellet size via grinding to becoming a powder. All toner needs to be tailored individually depending on which printer model its intended for. Depending on its formula, aspects such as melting point, flow rate and magnetic and thermal characteristics become different.

    Recommended further reading:

  • Read about Laser Toner Cartridges, the holder encasing the Laser Toner.
  • Read about Laser Printers, the printer type using Laser Toner Cartridges.

  • UK Ink Supplies of Lincolnshire – official Jet Tec retailer in Lincoln.

    This blog is by UK Ink Supplies of Lincoln, UK – stocking a wide range of Jet Tec printer cartridges and Jet Tec laser toner cartridges for many models of printers.  For more information please visit Jet Tec printer cartridges for the latest Jet Tec ink cartridges and Jet Tec laser cartridges for Canon, Epson, HP, Lexmark, Brother, Dell, Oki, Xerox and Kodak printer products.

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    Inkjet Ink Cartridges – UK Ink Supplies

    Posted in GreenTech, Jet Tec Ink Cartridges, Jet Tec inkjet cartridges, OEM ink cartridges, OEM printer cartridges, Printer Cartridge Manufacturers, UK Ink Supplies with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on 08/02/2012 by ukinksupplies

    Start your search for inkjet ink cartridges here at UK Ink Supplies. Prices are up to 70% lower compared to buying original inkjet ink cartridges at your local shop.

    Brother Canon Dell Epson HP Lexmark

    Ink Cartridges are integral parts of Inkjet printers supplying them with a continuous flow of new Ink.

    Article chapters:

      1. What is an Inkjet Ink Cartridge?
      2. What is a Compatible Ink Cartridge?
      3. What is an Original Ink Cartridge?
      4. What is a Remanufactured Ink Cartridge?

    About Inkjet Ink Cartridges

    Ink Cartridges act as ink tanks for inkjet printers and sometimes contain a printhead and one or more chips for printer communication and status indication.

    Printers from manufacturers Lexmark, HP and Dell often have ink cartridges with an integrated printhead, while Brother, Epson and Canon ink cartridges consist of just an ink tank with some basic technology. The cost of the ink cartridge is greatly affected by the location of the printhead. By placing it in the cartridge, the cartridge price goes up since complexity is added to the manufacturing process, electronic components and wiring needs to be added.

    In most cases there is one separate container for black ink and separate containers for Cyan, Magenta and Yellow ink. Versions of containers also exist where Cyan, Magenta and Yellow ink all are encased in the same ink cartridge unit. Out of these four colours all other colours in the colour spectrum can be created during the printing process.

    Compatible Ink Cartridges

    Compatible Ink Cartridges are produced by third party manufacturers, such as Jet Tec.

    The debate has been running high in the last years on whether or not compatible ink is as good as original ink. Pros and cons arguably exist for both cartridge types. We at UK Ink Supplies sincerely believe that compatible ink is the best choice for all users for all types of printing. Also, many Jet Tec ink cartridges are available with up to 100% Extra Life!

    Independent research from TrustedReviews actually shows that reviewers generally prefer compatible ink over OEM Original ink.

    Just remember that print quality is not just dependent on the ink quality, but also on the printer and the paper being printed on. To achieve good results, all these factors need to be accounted for.

    We recommend you to buy from well known and long established ink stores such as UK Ink Supplies, that have the credibility and the product and refund policies to back you up.

    Read more about Compatible Cartridges

    Original Ink Cartridges

    OEM/Original Ink Cartridges are produced by the printer manufacturer themselves. A significant part of the printer makers’ profit actually comes from selling the ink and not the printer. Did you know that Inkjet Ink is probably the most expensive liquid per volume you will ever buy? It’s actually more expensive than Champagne, Perfume and Petrol and other expensive substances that come to your mind!

    Read more about OEM Cartridges.

    Remanufactured Ink Cartridges

    Remanufactured Ink Cartridges are produced from recycled materials. Buying this cartridge type is not only good for your wallet but also for the environment since this reduces waste and energy consumption. Read more about the environmental savings in our Remanufactured Cartridges article
    article.

    A fourth option is to buy an ink refill kit so that you can refill your empty ink cartridges yourself. Remember that empty cartridges are best refilled while they are still fresh. If they are empty and unused for too long, there is a risk that your print head (if applicable) has been clogged up.

    Learn more about Inkjet based printing by reading following articles:

    • Inkjet Ink, the substance encased in an Ink Cartridge
    • Inkjet Printers, a printer technology that uses Ink Cartridges

    Article by UK Ink Supplies, based in Lincoln, Lincolnshire stock an extensive range of printer ink cartridges and laser toner printer cartridges.  For more information visit UK Ink Supplies for the latest Jet Tec ink cartridges, laser toners and other digital media products for your Dell printer. Article posted 3rd February 2011.


    UK Ink Supplies of Lincolnshire – official Jet Tec retailer in Lincoln.

    This blog is by UK Ink Supplies of Lincoln, UK – stocking a wide range of Jet Tec printer cartridges and Jet Tec laser toner cartridges for many models of printers.  For more information please visit Jet Tec printer cartridges for the latest Jet Tec ink cartridges and Jet Tec laser cartridges for Canon, Epson, HP, Lexmark, Brother, Dell, Oki, Xerox and Kodak printer products.

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    Laser Toner Cartridges Explained – UK Ink Supplies

    Posted in GreenTech, Jet Tec Laser Toner Cartridges, UK Ink Supplies with tags , , , , , , , , on 31/03/2011 by ukinksupplies

    Laser Toner Cartridges Explained – this article explains the difference and origin of dry and liquid laser toner.

    Laser Toner is either a powdery or liquid substance that is used in toner cartridges which in turn is used by laser printers, Copiers and Faxes. Dry toner is by far more common in home and office printer systems than liquid toners.

    Dry toner is mainly made up of heat sensitive plastic powder, normally a combination of acrylic and styrene. Pigments are added so that different colours can be produced by the toner. Finally, carriers are added so that the toner particles are charged and can be attracted to the right spots on the printed material.

    Liquid toner is mainly made up of dye or pigmented acrylic resin particles. The added dye or pigmentation is added to form the colour of the toner. Added to this is an insulating liquid in which the resin particles are hosted.

    Dry toners have the following advantagees compared to liquid toners:

  • No penetration of the paper fibre is necessary. This means that more types of materials can be used for printing compared to using a liquid toner which needs to penetrate the printed material.
  • No “drying” time before using the printed paper which means faster printing and no risk of accidently smearing the printout.
  • Better for the environment and people around the printer because no harmful solvents are used.
  • The colours are more stable.
  • Liquid toners are generally stronger in the following field compared to dry toners:

  • No warm up of the printer is needed which is the case with dry toner based printers.
  • Since the material is penetrated during the printing process, the printed text/image is much more firmly attached to the paper making it harder to fade.
  • In the manufacturing process of dry toners, the size of the individual particles that make up the toner goes from pellet size via grinding to becoming a powder. All toner needs to be tailored individually depending on which printer model its intended for. Depending on its formula, aspects such as melting point, flow rate and magnetic and thermal characteristics become different.

    Recommended further reading:

  • Read about Laser Toner Cartridges, the holder encasing the Laser Toner.
  • Read about Laser Printers, the printer type using Laser Toner Cartridges.
  • UK Ink Supplies for Jet Tec ink cartridges and laser toners

    Posted in GreenTech, Jet Tec Laser Toner Cartridges, UK Ink Supplies with tags , , , , , , , , on 30/03/2011 by ukinksupplies

    Buying printer toner cartridges at your local shop is a certain way of losing money. You can save up to 70% if you buy your toner cartridges online – compare toner prices and go with compatible cartridges instead of the originals.

    About Laser Toner Cartridges

    Laser Toner Cartridges (often called Laser Toner or just Toners) are used in office machines such as Laser Printers, Fax Machines and Photocopiers and increasingly in home laser printers.

    The basic role of the toner cartridge is to supply the machine with a dry powder or liquid substance called Laser Toner. If dry toner is used, the printer melts the toner by heat of the fuser thereby binding the toner to the paper and forming images and text.

    Toner cartridges are heavier and significantly larger in size compared to ink cartridges. As with Ink Cartridges, different types of toner cartridges exist on the market:

  • Compatible Toner Cartridges are produced by third party manufacturers. Instead of producing new cartridges many often re-use empty toner cartridges and refill them.

    The toner will be of good quality if you buy from well known and established online ink and toner stores, such as UK Ink Supplies. These stores most often have a written product guarantee and a generous refund policy.

    We recommend you to use compatible toner cartridges. Our Compatible Cartridges article contains more information and advice on the subject.

  • OEM/Original Toner Cartridges are produced by the printer manufacturer themselves. This cartridge alternative is almost always more expensive compared to a compatible cartridge.

    Remember that a 100% perfect printout is in the eye of the beholder and that the printer and paper quality is also very important to the result. Read more about OEM Cartridges.

  • However, it should be noted that both Compatible Cartridges and OEM cartridges can be of a Remanufactured origin. What this normally means is that old toner cartridges are reused and refilled with new toner after being examined, cleaned and tested. Read more about Remanufactured Cartridges.

    You can learn more about how toner based office machines works by reading below articles:

  • Laser Toner, the substance encased in Laser Toner Cartridges
  • Laser Printers, a printer technology that uses Laser Toner Cartridges
  • Cartridge Information – UK Ink Supplies

    Posted in Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs), GreenTech, Jet Tec Ink Cartridges, Printer Cartridge Manufacturers, UK Ink Supplies with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on 23/03/2011 by ukinksupplies

    Types of printer cartridges

    At UK Ink Supplies, we sell a variety of different ink cartridges and laser toners.

    OEM/Original

    An original or OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) ink or toner cartridge is the branded product of the printer manufacturer. Therefore, if you have a Canon printer, the original toner cartridge will be manufactured by Canon. As you would expect the printer manufacturer will always encourage consumers to buy their own branded product. We do supply a large range or original products, but recommend Jet Tec ink cartridges and laser toners for both quality and value for money.

    Compatible

    We supply Jet Tec compatible ink cartridges. Compatible cartridges are brand new cartridges supplied by an independent manufacturer. Compatible cartridges are manufactured to the same standards as original cartridges but are normally significantly cheaper. Any Compatible cartridges supplied to you by us are 100% guaranteed for a year. Furthermore, many Jet Tec compatible ink cartridges are designed to print up to 100% more than the Original ink cartridge!

    Remanufactured

    We supply Jet Tec and GreenTech remanufactured laser toners and ink cartridges. A remanufactured ink cartridge is a refilled original cartridge. Many printer manufacturers now encourage people to recycle ink cartridges and toner cartridges. These recycled cartridges are then remanufactured and refilled. Remanufactred Cartridges are cheaper and often contain a lot more ink than the originals. It is the environmentally friendlier solution that you can depend on to perform as well and last every bit as long as the original. The remanufacturing of toner and Inkjet cartridges has saved millions of cartridges from being dumped in refill sites, and brought cost savings to the consumers.

    Jet Tec

    Print More. Pay Less.

    Jet Tec is Europe’s leading manufacturer of compatible and recycled printer products. Jet Tec has been established for over 25 years at its UK manufacturing base and is renowned for the quality, reliability and patented technology of their products. At UKInkSupplies.com we only stock products that we believe represent the best value and quality on the market, we have nearly a decade of experience selling Jet Tec products throughout Europe and firmly believe that switching to Jet Tec will change the way you think about printing.

    Extra Life

    Most Jet Tec cartridges supplied for Canon and Epson printers offer unique technology called "Extra Life". With many ink cartridges it is common to find that the printer reports the cartridge as empty whilst there is still ink in the cartridge. Extra Life technology ensures that every last drop of the ink in the cartridge is utilised – giving you more prints and better value. All Jet Tec cartridges are guaranteed to print at least the same amount as the original cartridge.

    Better For The Environment

    Jet Tec adhere to the highest environmental processes in the production and design of their cartridges. Many of today’s manufacturers of printer cartridges are based in China, with the long distance transportation involved there are huge volumes of greenhouse gases emitted. Jet Tec products are manufactured in the UK and therefore travel a shorter distance. Combine this with the UKInkSupplies.com commitment of using land and sea based transport to transfer our goods between our distribution centres and you can be certain that carbon emissions are kept to an absolute minimum.

    Unique Patented Technology

    Jet Tec cartridges may look different from the original cartridge supplied by your printer manufacturer. This is because the technology built in to the cartridge is unique and patented by Jet Tec. The cartridges are guaranteed to deliver the same number of prints as the original cartridge and in some cases can deliver significantly more prints than the original. All the cartridges are manufactured in the UK at a custom built facility with the highest quality assurance and manufacturing processes implemented.

    Bring Your Pictures To Life

    You want to save money and you still want that photo of your granddaughters first birthday or your son’s graduation to look as dazzling as the moment they were taken when you share them with friends and family. Jet Tec cartridges match the original manufacturers guidelines for light-fastness ensuring that your precious moments stay as true as your memories for a lifetime.

    GreenTech

    GreenTech have been collecting, recycling and remanufacturing inkjet and laser toner cartridges in the UK for over ten years and estimate to have saved the equivalent of five million litres of oil or 120 football pitches worth of waste printer cartridges. GreenTech International’s modern re-manufacturing facilities are based in Peterborough, where a unique manufacturing service is provided. GreenTech is ISO 9001 Certified.

    Still have questions?

    We know you will be extremely pleased by the results offered by Jet Tec, but in case you have any more questions you can always contact a member of our highly trained customer service team who will answer any additional questions you may have. You can find our contact details here.