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Why buy Jettec ink cartridges

Posted in Jet Tec Extra Life, Jet Tec Ink Cartridges, Jet Tec inkjet cartridges, Jet Tec Laser Toner Cartridges, Jet Tec printer cartridges, Jet Tec Refill Kits, UK Ink Supplies with tags , , , , , , , on 29/11/2012 by ukinksupplies

DCI was formed in 1983 originally producing typewriter parts. In 1994, DCI launched the brand Jettec. The idea was to produce an ink cartridge brand with a high profile image manufacturing our own high quality inkjet product. Today, Jettec has grown into one of Europe’s largest suppliers of compatible and remanufactured ink and toner cartridges. Extensive and innovative R&D has seen us developing many unique in-house ideas that make our production more efficient, more reliable and overcome patents to safeguard our customers. All research, development, manufacturing, tooling, ink formulation and packaging design is done in our UK based factory. We manufacture over 2 million compatible ink cartridges, 700,000 remanufactured ink cartridges and over 100,000 laser toner cartridges per month.

The company’s philosophy is simple; to create a quality, cost effective alternative to the OEM’s.

Why should I buy Jettec ink cartridges over original manufacturer inks?

There are a number of reasons, the main reasons being Quality, Reliability, extralife and Price!

I’ve heard that compatibles or remanufactured ink cartridges may block my ink jets?

This may be the case with some of our competitors. This is mainly down to the fact that air gets inside the ink cartridge at the manufacturing stage. Jettec have mastered this art many years ago of removing air to give perfect ink flow.

Will the colours be as bright as the original manufacturer ink cartridges?

The simple answer is YES! Jettec have 25 years experience and have perfected their ink cartridges to give rich, vibrant long lasting prints. (however, the setting you use for your printer and the correct paper will make a huge difference to your print)

Where are Jettec ink cartridges and toners made?

All of our ink cartridges and toners are made and manufactured in our UK factory in Lincolnshire. Employing over 300 people in the UK, resulting in wages going back in the UK economy.

Have Jettec won any awards or recognition for their products?

Yes, Jettec have won many and continue to do so. Jettec have ISO 9001, ISO 14001, FSC, Nordic Swan, Blue Angel, BRC & RILA. They have won the Queen’s award for innovation for their extralife technology, the Queen’s Award for Export and regularly win independent print consumer tests.

What is extralife?

Jettec’s extralife? technology has been developed to offer up to 100% more printed pages than the OEM equivalent, offering excellent value for money and a double saving for you.

Do you guarantee your products?

All of our ink cartridges and toners are 100% guaranteed for 2 years from date of manufacture, 3 years for toners.

What are you doing to help the environment?

Jet Tec collect over 500,000 empty ink cartridges, laser toners and mobile phones through their sister company each month. All Jettec’s packaging is environmentally friendly using recycled plastic and recyclable card. This results in much less waste going to landfill.

What if I have a problem?

The first place to visit is Jettec’s support website www.inksupport.info If you cannot find the solution for you, contact where you purchased your product or feel free to contact Jettec direct.

Why use Jettec Ink Cartridges?

Digital photography is becoming more and more popular with the availability of digital cameras. However, the amount of photos actually printed is decreasing. Jettec ink cartridges offers you the chance to start printing those special memories again without breaking the bank.

Jettec’s awarding winning Extra Life technology offers excellent value for money and in most cases between 20% to 100% more pages than OEM’s (Original Equipment Manufacturer).

Jet Tec cartridges offer unbeatable print quality and up to 70% saving on original products, as well as being an environmentally friendly alternative.

Jettec produce over 240 different ink cartridges including Brother, Canon, Dell, Epson, Hewlett Packard, Kodak, Lexmark, and Samsung. They develop all their own ink, which matches and often exceeds the quality of the OEM equivalent ink producing rich, vibrant colours, perfect for printing your photos and other documents.


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


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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Jet Tec’s new laser toners for Brother, HP and Samsung printers

Posted in Brother printer cartridges, HP printer cartridges, Jet Tec Laser Toner Cartridges, Jet Tec printer cartridges, New Cartridge Products & Product Launches, Remanufactured laser toner cartridges, Remanufactured laser toner printer cartridges, Remanufactured printer cartridges, Remanufactured toner cartridges, Remanufactured toner printer cartridges, Samsung printer cartridges, UK Ink Supplies with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on 27/11/2012 by ukinksupplies

UK Ink Supplies is pleased to announce the launch of 17 new Jet Tec laser toner cartridges. These are key product lines and will be in stock at Jet Tec as of 29th October 2012.

Jet Tec Brother laser toner cartridges
Jet Tec HP laser toner cartridges
Jet Tec Samsung laser toner cartridges

We are excited about these latest additions to our toner range which bring our offering to over 250 laser cartridges. New toners to be included in the expansion include the Brother TN2210 and TN2220. The CB380A/CB381A/CB382A/CB383A, CE390A, CE250A and CE260A will be added to the current HP range and the CLT-K/C/M/Y5082L/ELS and CLP-K/C/M/Y660B/ELS will be added to the Samsung range.

Jet Tec’s commercial manager, Phil Sneath stated “We have continued to invest to develop our growing remanufactured toner range in line with our customers demand. As with the all products in our range, the 17 new toners are all remanufactured at DCI / Jet Tec in the UK,” Jet Tec’s commercial manager, Phil Sneath.

The following printers are compatible with the new Jet Tec laser toners:

Brother HP Samsung
Brother DCP-7060D HP Colour LaserJet CP6015 Samsung CLP-610ND
Brother DCP-7065DN HP Colour LaserJet CP6015 Samsung CLP-660N
Brother DCP-7070DW HP Colour LaserJet CP6015de Samsung CLP-660ND
Brother HL-2240 HP Colour LaserJet CP6015dn Samsung CLX-6200FX
Brother HL-2240D HP Colour LaserJet CP6015n Samsung CLX-6200ND
Brother HL-2250DN HP Colour LaserJet CP6015x Samsung CLX-6210FX
Brother HL-2270DW HP Colour LaserJet CP6015xh Samsung CLX-6240FX
Brother MFC-7360N HP Colour LaserJet CM3530 Samsung CLP-620
Brother MFC-7460DN HP Colour LaserJet CM3530fs Samsung CLP-620ND
Brother MFC-7860DW HP Colour LaserJet CP3520 Samsung CLP-670
HP Colour LaserJet CP3525dn Samsung CLP-670ND
HP Colour LaserJet CP3525n Samsung CLX-6220FX
HP Colour LaserJet CP3525x Samsung CLX-6250FX
HP Colour LaserJet CM4540
HP Colour LaserJet CM4540f
HP Colour LaserJet CP4025dn
HP Colour LaserJet CP4025n
HP Colour LaserJet CP4525dn
HP Colour LaserJet CP4525n
HP Colour LaserJet CP4525xh
HP LaserJet M4555dn
HP LaserJet M4555f
HP LaserJet M4555fskm
HP LaserJet M4555h
HP LaserJet M601dn
HP LaserJet M601n
HP LaserJet M602dn
HP LaserJet M602n
HP LaserJet M602x
HP LaserJet M603dn
HP LaserJet M603n
HP LaserJet M603xh
HP LaserJet MFP M4555
HP LaserJet MFP M4555f
HP LaserJet MFP M4555fskm
HP LaserJet MFP M4555h
HP LaserJet M1536

These cartridges, as with all our toners, use only the very best quality toner powder to guarantee bright prints every time.

All Jet Tec toner cartridges are fully remanufactured in the UK, generating a low carbon footprint.

Jet Tec are one of the world’s leading manufacturers of alternative inkjet supplies, producing compatible and recycled printer cartridge products. Jet Tec laser toners and ink cartridges are made in the UK by DCI Ltd and are compatible with the latest and most popular types of printers. 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. The quality of Jet Tec products is second to none. Jet Tec is an ISO 9001 registered company. ISO 9001 procedures are applied throughout the entire manufacturing facility. Jet Tec’s self-reliance in the total manufacturing process ensures the tightest control over quality.


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 or laser toner printer. Article posted 26th October 2012.


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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New Jet Tec Laser Toners, Dell, Xerox, OKI, Brother

Posted in Jet Tec Laser Toner Cartridges, Jet Tec printer cartridges, New Cartridge Products & Product Launches, Remanufactured laser toner cartridges, Remanufactured laser toner printer cartridges, Remanufactured printer cartridges, Remanufactured toner cartridges, Remanufactured toner printer cartridges, UK Ink Supplies with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on 11/10/2012 by ukinksupplies

Jet Tec have launched 14 new additions to their already extensive laser toner cartridges range. Jet Tec remanufacture laser toners for the most popular printer models including, Brother, Canon, Dell, Epson, Hewlett Packard, Kyocera, Lexmark, Oki, Samsung and Xerox.

The Jet Tec remanufactured laser toners offer an environmentally friendly, cost effective alternative to OEM products without compromising on the quality. Each toner is print tested before leaving the factory and covered by a 100% 3 year quality guarantee.

Jet Tec’s new laser toner printer cartridges available and replace the following OEM (Original) cartridges codes:

Brother laser toners
Brother TN2120XL is known as the Jet Tec B2120HC

Dell laser toners
Dell 593-10067 is known as the Jet Tec D3100BHC
Dell 593-10061 is known as the Jet Tec D3100CHC
Dell 593-10062 is known as the Jet Tec D3100MHC
Dell 593-10063 is known as the Jet Tec D3100YHC

OKI laser toners
OKI 42804516 is known as the Jet Tec O3100B
OKI 42804515 is known as the Jet Tec O3100C
OKI 42804514 is known as the Jet Tec O3100M
OKI 42804513 is known as the Jet Tec O3100Y
OKI 43459332 is known as the Jet Tec O3300BHC
OKI 43459331 is known as the Jet Tec O3300CHC
OKI 43459330 is known as the Jet Tec O3300MHC
OKI 43459329 is known as the Jet Tec O3300YHC

Xerox laser toners
Xerox 106R01412 is known as the Jet Tec X1412HC

About Jet Tec

Jet Tec are one of the world’s leading manufacturers of alternative inkjet supplies, producing compatible and recycled printer cartridge products. Jet Tec laser toners and ink cartridges are made in the UK by DCI Ltd and are compatible with the latest and most popular types of printers. 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. The quality of Jet Tec products is second to none. Jet Tec is an ISO 9001 registered company. ISO 9001 procedures are applied throughout the entire manufacturing facility. Jet Tec’s self-reliance in the total manufacturing process ensures the tightest control over quality.

UK Ink Supplies

UK Ink Supplies is a mail order business based in the historic city of Lincoln, UK. They specialise in computer consumables ie. ink cartridges and laser toner printer cartridges plus printer paper. As their name suggests UK Ink Supplies specialises in the supply of recycled, compatible and original inkjet consumables for your printer.

They supply to private home customers, businesses, schools, local government and other organisations all over the UK, Europe and the rest of the world.

They stock a wide range of original, compatible and remanufactured inkjet and toner cartridges. In addition they stock a range of Agfa inkjet papers. UK Ink Supplies supply many branded products including Brother, Canon, Epson, HP, Lexmark, Oki and Xerox as well as Jet Tec compatible ink cartridges and laser toners (Jet Tec Official Retailer) and GreenTech and Xinia laser printer toners.


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 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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Jet Tec Toner Laser Cartridges Now Available from UK Ink Supplies

Posted in Jet Tec Laser Toner Cartridges, Jet Tec printer cartridges, Printer Cartridge Manufacturers, UK Ink Supplies with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on 11/04/2012 by ukinksupplies

Some of the benefits of using Jet Tec toner cartridges are:

100% guarantee for all official suppliers, provides protection against faulty materials or defects in workmanship.

Reliability – All products are tested before leaving the factory

Extra life technology – exclusive to Jet Tec, this give up to 100% more pages than original equipment manufacturers.

Compatibility – can be used with many printers, including Canon, Brother, HP, Lexmark, Epsom, Dell & Samsung

Environmentally friendly – products have Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certificates, promoting responsible management of the world’s forests. The company has also reduced blister packaging by almost 50% over the last 6 years.

Recycling – working in partnership with their sister company Jet Tec recycles 500,000 cartridges every month. All packaging is made from recycled plastic & card.

Awards – Jet Tec have gained quality awards for Epson cartridges & HP remanufactured cartridges.

They have also been presented with:

  • Queens award for enterprise for the creation of extralife technology
  • LGA Quality Tested Award – LGA provide QA testing for customer satisfaction
  • BRC Certification – Recognised by The British Retail Consortium, a leading trade association. This enables Jet Tec to demonstrate safety, legality & quality of its products.
  • Everything from design & tooling through to the manufacture is carried out at Jet Tec’s own UK factory. This ensures they maintain a tight control over quality. The compatible range is made using 100% new materials. Remanufactured cartridges are produced from high caliber materials from their own empty cartridge recycling program. This process involves cleaning with Jet Tec’s own special solution, refilling & then testing.

    Innovative research & development has resulted in concepts that have made products unique, efficient & reliable.

    The very low return rate is testimony that the unique process used to ensure air doesn’t enter the cartridge during manufacture is effective.

    Jet Tec achieve the Blue Angel certification

    Posted in Jet Tec Ink Cartridges, Jet Tec inkjet cartridges, Jet Tec Laser Toner Cartridges, Jet Tec printer cartridges, New Cartridge Products & Product Launches, Printer Cartridge Manufacturers, UK Ink Supplies with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on 16/03/2012 by ukinksupplies

    Jet Tec win Blue Angel award for remanufactured laser toners

    DCI / Jet Tec are pleased to confirm that their remanufactured HP Q6511A toner cartridge has passed the Blue Angel testing.
    The German certification has been running since 1978 and offers manufacturers the opportunity to show that their products have an environmental advantage. The label now covers approximately 10,000 products in 80 categories.

    The certification is awarded to products which are more environmentally friendly than “mainstream” products. The tested products satisfy a vast range of requirements including the safety of the products and ensuring the product has minimal impact on the environment. The HP Q6511A laser tonerwas tested for certain requirements for each stage of its whole life cycle; from the use of the product; to its eventual disposal and recycling. The Jet Tec remanufactured toner showed more environmentally friendly properties than other manufacturers.

    Phil Sneath, Commercial Manager, stated “The Blue Angel certification was of particular importance to DCI / Jet Tec as we pride ourselves on our environmentally friendly processes. We currently manufacture to the environmental standard ISO 14001. Certification is a further endorsement of DCI’s commitment to manufacturing environmentally friendly products.”

    Along with the Blue Angel, DCI / Jet Tec have also achieved ISO19798 as official validation for the page yield on their remanufactured HP Q6000 range. This has been independently certified by TUV Rhineland. This accreditation is a method for calculating the average yield of a laser toner cartridge, measured in the number of standard pages.

    DCI / Jet Tec have now achieved a number of important accreditations for their laser toner products. This reflects the company commitment to ensuring products and production processes meet stringent environmental, safety and quality aspects.

    DCI / Jet Tec collect laser toner cartridges through their effective recycling schemes; in association with their sister company The Recycling Factory. Only those of the highest quality are remanufactured in the Lincolnshire based factory. DCI / Jet Tec has extensive tooling and manufacturing capabilities and a prestigious engineering background enabling them to design and build tooling and machinery for the remanufacturing process to ensure the very best techniques are used, achieving OEM results.


    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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