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Epson ink cartridges support from UK Ink Supplies

Posted in Epson ink cartridges, Epson inkjet cartridges, Epson printer cartridges, Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs), Jet Tec Ink Cartridges, Jet Tec inkjet cartridges, Jet Tec printer cartridges, OEM ink cartridges, OEM inkjet cartridges, OEM printer cartridges, Original ink cartridges, Original inkjet cartridges, Original printer cartridges, UK Ink Supplies with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on 26/09/2012 by ukinksupplies

Epson T0711 ink cartridges
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Epson T0712 ink cartridges
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Epson T0713 ink cartridges
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Epson T0714 ink cartridges
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Epson T0731 ink cartridges
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Epson T0732 ink cartridges
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Epson T0733 ink cartridges
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Epson T0734 ink cartridges
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Epson T0801 ink cartridges
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Epson T0802 ink cartridges
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Epson T0803 ink cartridges
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Epson T0804 ink cartridges
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Epson T0805 ink cartridges
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Epson T0806 ink cartridges
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Epson T1281 ink cartridges
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Epson T1282 ink cartridges
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Epson T1283 ink cartridges
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Epson T1284 ink cartridges
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Epson T1291 ink cartridges
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Epson T1292 ink cartridges
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Epson T1293 ink cartridges
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Epson T1294 ink cartridges
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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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Epson T1291 ink cartridges

Posted in Epson ink cartridges, Epson inkjet cartridges, Epson printer cartridges, Jet Tec Ink Cartridges, Jet Tec inkjet cartridges, Jet Tec printer cartridges, OEM ink cartridges, OEM inkjet cartridges, OEM printer cartridges, Original ink cartridges, Original inkjet cartridges, UK Ink Supplies with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on 12/09/2012 by ukinksupplies

Epson inkjet printer ink cartridges with 100% no-quibble money-back guarantee and FREE UK DELIVERY. Original Epson C13T129140 black high capacity inkjet printer ink cartridge (T129140) is perfect for printing documents in crisp black text. We offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee on all original Epson C13T129140 black high capacity inkjet printer ink cartridges (T129140). Epson C13T129140 – original black high capacity inkjet printer ink cartridge yields up to 380 pages approximately at 5% coverage. Get smooth, clean, sharp, long-lasting and clog-free printouts while using OEM Epson inkjets. Epson laser Inkjet products, providing the sharpest, clearest results. Epson products combine technology with ease of use to enhance your productivity, creativity and efficiency. Technologies that make a real difference to the way you print, store and share images and documents. Whatever Epson printer you have, you’ll find the right ink supplies you need for it here. UK Ink Supplies provide exclusive deals & unparalleled customer service on all of the products that we sell. This cartridge is also known as the Epson C13T12914010, Epson C13T129140, Epson T129140 or the Epson T1291.

The Epson T1291 black high capacity ink cartridge is a printer cartridge for use with the following Epson inkjet printers:

  • Epson Stylus Office B42WD
  • Epson Stylus Office BX305F
  • Epson Stylus Office BX305FW
  • Epson Stylus Office BX305FW Plus
  • Epson Stylus Office BX320FW
  • Epson Stylus Office BX525WD
  • Epson Stylus Office BX535WD
  • Epson Stylus Office BX625FWD
  • Epson Stylus Office BX630FW
  • Epson Stylus Office BX635FWD
  • Epson Stylus Office BX925FWD
  • Epson Stylus Office BX935FWD
  • Epson Stylus S22
  • Epson Stylus SX125
  • Epson Stylus SX130
  • Epson Stylus SX235W
  • Epson Stylus SX420W
  • Epson Stylus SX425W
  • Epson Stylus SX435W
  • Epson Stylus SX445W
  • Epson Stylus SX525WD
  • Epson Stylus SX535WD
  • Epson Stylus SX620FW

Whether creating web pages, office documents or school projects, Epson DURABrite Ink is the ideal choice. And as it is resistant to both water and smudging, it’s the perfect ink for printing glossy, lab-quality photos.

Specification
Product Description: Epson T1291 – print cartridge
Consumable Type: Print cartridge
Printing Technology: Inkjet
Printing Colour: Black (high capacity)
Capacity: 11.2 ml
Cartridge Features: Epson DURABrite Ultra
Included Quantity: 1
Packaging Type: Blister

This Epson T1291 is also used in conjunction with the following ink cartridges: Epson T1292, Epson T1293, Epson T1294, Epson T1295. UK Ink Supplies deliver these products free of charge to UK postal addresses.

Jet Tec also manufacture a compatible version of Epson’s T1291, which is known as the “Jettec E129B” inkjet printer cartridge. Jet Tec compatibles are usually considerably cheaper than their Epson equivalents and have “Extra Life”, meaning that they are capable of printing more than the original Epson OEM ink cartridges. UK Ink Supplies strongly recommends Jet Tec inkjet cartridges, based on quality, cost and 100% product guarantee.


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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Epson T1283 ink cartridges from UK Ink Supplies of Lincoln

Posted in Epson ink cartridges, Epson inkjet cartridges, Epson printer cartridges, OEM ink cartridges, OEM printer cartridges, Printer Cartridge Manufacturers, UK Ink Supplies with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on 27/06/2012 by ukinksupplies

Epson inkjet printer ink cartridges with 100% no-quibble money-back guarantee and FREE UK DELIVERY. Original Epson C13T128340 magenta inkjet printer ink cartridge (T128340) is perfect for printing documents in crisp magenta text. We offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee on all original Epson C13T128340 magenta inkjet printer ink cartridges (T128340). Epson C13T128340 – original magenta inkjet printer ink cartridge yields up to 260 pages approximately at 5% coverage. Get sharp, smooth, clean, long-lasting and clog-free printouts while using OEM Epson Inkjets. Epson laser Inkjet products, providing the sharpest, clearest results. Epson products combine technology with ease of use to enhance your productivity, creativity and efficiency. Technologies that make a real difference to the way you print, store and share images and documents. Whatever Epson printer you have, you’ll find the right ink supplies you need for it here. UK Ink Supplies provide exclusive deals & unparalleled customer service on all of the products that we sell. This cartridge is also known as the Epson C13T12834010, Epson C13T128340, Epson T128340 or the Epson T1283.

The Epson T1283 magenta ink cartridge is a printer cartridge for use with the following Epson inkjet printers:

  • Epson Stylus Office BX305F
  • Epson Stylus Office BX305FW
  • Epson Stylus Office BX305FW Plus
  • Epson Stylus S22
  • Epson Stylus SX125
  • Epson Stylus SX130
  • Epson Stylus SX235W
  • Epson Stylus SX420W
  • Epson Stylus SX425W
  • Epson Stylus SX435W
  • Epson Stylus SX445W
  • Whether creating web pages, office documents or school projects, Epson DURABrite Ink is the ideal choice. And as it is resistant to both water and smudging, it’s the perfect ink for printing glossy, lab-quality photos.

    Specification
    Product Description: Epson T1282 – print cartridge
    Consumable Type: Print cartridge
    Printing Technology: Inkjet
    Printing Colour: Magenta
    Capacity: 3.5 ml
    Cartridge Features: Epson DURABrite Ultra
    Included Quantity: 1
    Packaging Type: Blister

    This Epson T1283 is also used in conjunction with the following ink cartridges: Epson T1281, Epson T1282, Epson T1284, Epson T1285. UK Ink Supplies deliver these products free of charge to UK postal addresses.

    Jet Tec also manufacture a compatible version of Epson’s T1282, which is known as the “Jettec E128C” inkjet printer cartridge. Jet Tec compatibles are usually considerably cheaper than their Epson equivalents and have “Extra Life”, meaning that they are capable of printing more than the original Epson OEM ink cartridges. UK Ink Supplies strongly recommends Jet Tec inkjet cartridges, based on quality, cost and 100% product guarantee.


    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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    Why should you consider buying HP ink cartridges?

    Posted in HP ink cartridges, HP printer cartridges, Jet Tec Ink Cartridges, Jet Tec inkjet cartridges, Jet Tec printer cartridges, OEM ink cartridges, OEM printer cartridges, Printer Cartridge Manufacturers, Remanufactured ink cartridges, Remanufactured inkjet cartridges, Remanufactured printer cartridges, UK Ink Supplies with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on 15/05/2012 by ukinksupplies

    HP ink cartridges have been in the market for a long time now and in this time they have set a trend of high quality in as far as their applications, durability and economical nature are concerned. In 2007 Hewlett Packard introduced multiple cartridge package options and the majority of their consumer printers now come with these. Using a HP ink cartridge presents you with many advantages and two of which stand out quite distinctly. First, the quality of printouts is always highly impressive. Secondly, HP printer cartridges are renowned for their longevity. Compared to a good number of alternative brands you are less likely to frequently run out of ink with a HP cartridge model.

    In buying HP ink cartridges you really have to consider the nature of your printing requirements. If yours are nominal then you may opt to buy a new cartridge but if you need to churn out large volumes of print work then lower cost per page cartridge packages will do the trick for you. For either situation the bottom line is really all about saving money while producing a high quality print. To further inform your HP ink cartridge purchasing decision you will do well to use the brand manufacturer’s three colour code categories which are as follows:

    1. The blue package for standard cartridges: these are available at low purchase prices.
    2. The green package for value cartridge: the cost per page for these is lower compared to what is offered for standard cartridges. The new XL HP ink cartridges in this category offer cost per page savings as high as 30-45%.
    3. The red package for specialty HP ink cartridges: this is designated for customers who have special print job requirements. These HP ink cartridges are interchangeable so that end users who, for instance, print text-only documents can be able to use standard colour cartridges and XL black cartridges in one printer

    For any of the HP products in the market, including the Digital Copier, HP Photosmart, Deskwriter or Inkjet Colourpro, it is quite easy to find the required HP ink and cartridges. Making a search using the aforementioned codes or even the specific product name is the best way to help avoid any HP ink errors. As a printer user you can manipulate the quantity of ink that will be used to print out a document or photo and this is by choosing from the different print modes available in the printer’s software (installed on your PC). Generally, less HP ink is used when you select any of the plain paper draft modes and the resulting print quality is typically lower as compared to when you are using the default plain paper normal mode.

    Most HP ink cartridges are applicable for more than one model of printer and the resulting yields for a specific cartridge vary from one printer to the next albeit with quite minimal differences. By and large, HP ink cartridge reference yield information is based on the yield that was achieved with the first printer that made use of that specific cartridge. As such, you may observe that the published yields for your printers’ HP ink cartridges are different from those of the respective reference cartridges. That said and done it is worth appreciating that in addition to yield, your printing costs factor in a couple of other variables like quality, efficiency, productivity and reliability, and only superior quality printing accessories such as those from HP will guarantee you of the optimal results you desire.


    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 25th 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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    Epson T1282 ink cartridges

    Posted in Epson ink cartridges, Epson inkjet cartridges, Epson printer cartridges, New Cartridge Products & Product Launches, OEM ink cartridges, OEM printer cartridges, UK Ink Supplies with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on 25/04/2012 by ukinksupplies

    Epson inkjet printer ink cartridges with 100% no-quibble money-back guarantee and FREE UK DELIVERY. Original Epson C13T128240 cyan inkjet printer ink cartridge (T128240) is perfect for printing documents in crisp cyan text. We offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee on all original Epson C13T128240 cyan inkjet printer ink cartridges (T128240). Epson C13T128240 – original cyan inkjet printer ink cartridge yields up to 260 pages approximately at 5% coverage. Get sharp, smooth, clean, long-lasting and clog-free printouts while using OEM Epson Inkjets. Epson laser Inkjet products, providing the sharpest, clearest results. Epson products combine technology with ease of use to enhance your productivity, creativity and efficiency. Technologies that make a real difference to the way you print, store and share images and documents. Whatever Epson printer you have, you’ll find the right ink supplies you need for it here. UK Ink Supplies provide exclusive deals & unparalleled customer service on all of the products that we sell. This cartridge is also known as the Epson C13T12824010, Epson C13T128240, Epson T128240 or the Epson T1282.

    The Epson T1282 cyan ink cartridge is a printer cartridge for use with the following Epson inkjet printers:

  • Epson Stylus Office BX305F
  • Epson Stylus Office BX305FW
  • Epson Stylus Office BX305FW Plus
  • Epson Stylus S22
  • Epson Stylus SX125
  • Epson Stylus SX130
  • Epson Stylus SX235W
  • Epson Stylus SX420W
  • Epson Stylus SX425W
  • Epson Stylus SX435W
  • Epson Stylus SX445W
  • Whether creating web pages, office documents or school projects, Epson DURABrite Ink is the ideal choice. And as it is resistant to both water and smudging, it’s the perfect ink for printing glossy, lab-quality photos.

    Specification
    Product Description: Epson T1282 – print cartridge
    Consumable Type: Print cartridge
    Printing Technology: Inkjet
    Printing Colour: Cyan
    Capacity: 3.5 ml
    Cartridge Features: Epson DURABrite Ultra
    Included Quantity: 1
    Packaging Type: Blister

    This Epson T1282 is also used in conjunction with the following ink cartridges: Epson T1281, Epson T1283, Epson T1284, Epson T1285. UK Ink Supplies deliver these products free of charge to UK postal addresses.

    Jet Tec also manufacture a compatible version of Epson’s T1282, which is known as the “Jettec E128C” inkjet printer cartridge. Jet Tec compatibles are usually considerably cheaper than their Epson equivalents and have “Extra Life”, meaning that they are capable of printing more than the original Epson OEM ink cartridges. UK Ink Supplies strongly recommends Jet Tec inkjet cartridges, based on quality, cost and 100% product guarantee.


    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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    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.


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