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January 20, 2014 by

Have you ever sat down and added up all your printing costs? The ink or toner, the paper, extra parts such as the drum or printheads – these items are costly and add up very quickly, especially if you are working in a high-volume business or office.

 

We have talked about ways to save costs on printing in the past; it is an important issue that not everyone thinks about, but one that affects many people.  Everyone should understand that there are huge savings waiting to be accumulated, and it doesn’t take much to accomplish.

 

A good way to start is by purchasing a printer that offers ink or toner efficiency. These printers come equipped with many energy and ink/toner saving options available for use in different printing situations.

 

You can then set the default options for printing in your office or business, and lock the printer so that it is stuck using the best ink or toner saving options. A password is required for anyone wishing to use different settings. As long as your office employees are on board with keeping the printing costs as low as possible, you should see huge long-term results.

 

Purchasing low-cost compatible ink or toner cartridges is another great way to save a lot of money on office printing. The savings can be up to 70% off the price of an OEM ink or toner cartridge, making it worth looking into.

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January 8, 2014 by

Did you know that the colors you choose when designing graphics on your computer are not interchangeable with the spot colors used by offset printing presses? The colors you see on your computer are generally showing in mixed CMYK values – meaning that your ink color is made up of a combination of the four ink colors used by a regular process printer, whereas the colors used by offset printers (Pantone colors) are generally standardized solid colors. The numerical/alphabetical values vary from CMYK to Pantone colors as well.

 

If you are designing your own graphics, or having a design made up for you in a specific color, you will have to choose your color and then convert it to the closest matching standard spot color. This isn’t a complicated process, but a process that ensures that you will end up receiving your prints in the color you intended.

 

First off, begin by calibrating your monitor to make sure that you are seeing the colors accurately. When you have found a color that you think will be perfect for your logo or other graphics, find the color’s CMYK values. One easy way to choose is to use this CMYK color value chart. Then all you have to do is use a free online CMYK to Pantone converter to obtain the Pantone color code.

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December 30, 2013 by

With the sudden and intense popularity of the Doge image macro, printers are working overtime. We are beginning to see the colorful and humorous photos of a Shiba Inu dog, which originated on Reddit, everywhere. Even business and political figures are trying their hand at creating a funny and catchy Doge image.

 

Many of those images are being printed out and placed in windows, bulletin boards, your office’s staff room, and just about anywhere else you can think of. The image itself is full of color, with the Shiba Inu “Doge” being a yellow-blond color, and a user’s choice of what the background is. As well, you will find the multiple text phrases over the image in every color imaginable – the text can be whatever color the maker chooses.

 

You will need to stock up on ink, if you are one of the many people who like to print out your image macros. It is also especially useful to purchase cost-effective compatible ink and toner cartridges. If you are the type of person who prints such images on a regular basis, your ink and toner bill will be high, and compatible ink and toner might just save your wallet from a lifetime of emptiness. Search our site to find compatible ink or toner to fit your printer.

 

For those who don’t know what an image macro is, it can only be described as an image superimposed with text, generally for a humorous effect.

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December 23, 2013 by

While everyone is busy printing holiday-themed cards, flyers, or other types of advertisements, manufacturers of all-in-one ink cartridges are also busy making a lot of money and profit selling replacement ink cartridges.

 

It is generally always a good idea to purchase a printer that has separate ink tanks. Nothing is more frustrating and wasteful in an office environment than to throw away or recycle an all-in-one ink cartridge that still has a lot of ink left, which you would have to do if you only ran out of one of the colors.

 

Especially around the holidays, you might find that you are using a lot of reds and greens. You may be left with a good portion of your black ink still in the cartridge while the other colors are low or empty. Rather than having to replace the entire ink cartridge, you would only have to replace the empty colors. It makes sense to use a printer with separate ink tanks with this perspective.

 

If you are using a printer with only one ink tank, consider purchasing a compatible ink or toner cartridge. They are more cost-effective and it won’t hurt quite as much when you have to replace the entire unit when you are only out of one of the colors.

 

When you purchase compatible ink or toner cartridges from a reputable retailer such as TonerLand, you are also getting our guarantee that the compatible cartridges will perform just as well as any brand name ink or toner cartridge.

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November 15, 2013 by

Xerox has many legally owned patents, which are apparently being infringed upon, and have been for some time. According to Xerox, they are working together with the US Customs and Border Patrol to seize counterfeit products once they cross the border. This has been an ongoing issue and has come up again recently.

 

More patent-infringing counterfeit Xerox products turned up recently during a raid in China and Dubai. Approximately 55,000 boxes of counterfeit Xerox products were found, and this is only a small portion of what is believed to be in circulation.

 

A rewards program has been set up for their customers as a way for Xerox to combat counterfeiters. Purchasers of authentic Xerox products can register and enter a code, gaining rewards points redeemable towards future Xerox purchases. They will start you off at 1000 points when you purchase a new printer.

 

All original equipment manufacturers (OEM) also have issues with compatible cartridges, as they take money away from the manufacturers and most manufacturers make the bulk of their money from selling the OEM ink or toner at an inflated price. However, counterfeit cartridges may pose a risk.

 

If you do not know where or how the ink or toner cartridges were made, it may mean that were not created in a quality facility using quality components. Only buy compatible ink and toner cartridges from a brand you can trust.

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November 8, 2013 by

Our TonerLand website is undergoing some exciting renovations and we are almost finished. We are still open for business as usual in the meantime, and have a warehouse full of ink and toner cartridges, as well as printers and other office supplies to keep your home, office, or business running smoothly.

 

Our large warehouse full of ink and toner can accommodate over 10,000 different printer makes and models, and we are sure to have what you are looking for. Our staff members know ink, toner, and printers well and can answer any questions you have. If you come to our showroom and retail outlet in Gardena, California, you can take your items home with you right away; we keep all our products in stock and ready to go.

 

Ordering by phone or online is also an easy and efficient way to use our products. We offer next-day delivery to California, Arizona, and Nevada, and we ship to other areas quickly from our other warehouses that are strategically located around the US.

 

Need a label-maker? We have those. Need an ink or toner cartridge for a discontinued printer? We have those too! We also have USB cords and other various office supplies, all up to 70% less than other retail outlets.

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October 28, 2013 by

Inkjet printer manufacturers make most of their money from selling the corresponding ink cartridges, so it comes as no shock that they would want to take measures to ensure their customers are only buying original equipment manufacturer (OEM) ink cartridges.

 

Inkjet printer manufacturers sell their printer units for a low cost and expect consumers to pay highly marked up prices for their OEM cartridges. One company, Lexmark, also began installing special chips in their cartridges that would essentially render the cartridge useless  after you used them. They couldn’t be refilled or recycled and would end up in landfills.

 

Consumers began the practice of purchasing low-cost compatible cartridges to use with their printers, which leaves the printer manufacturers with a lower profit margin.

 

Printer manufacturers fought back, attempting to void warranties for anyone who used compatible cartridges in their printers. So, are printer warranties voided by using compatible cartridges?

 

The US Federal Trade Commission stepped in with some improvements to their act, creating Magnuson-Moss Warranty Federal Trade Commission Improvement Act. The improvements have made it illegal for printer manufacturers to void warranties due to consumers using low-cost compatible ink and toner cartridges.

 

In 2012, Lexmark removed themselves entirely from the inkjet printer manufacturing business, no doubt in part due to the significant loss in profits from their customers buying low-cost compatible ink cartridges instead of their OEM cartridges.

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October 23, 2013 by

We have all heard of recycling by now, and its benefits to our environment. Ink and Toner cartridges are so small, you may wonder if it really makes that much of a difference. When 300 million cartridges are thrown away every year, on average, you can see how these numbers would add up to a larger problem. The following are 5 reasons to recycle your ink and toner cartridges, which will help you understand why recycling these items has such great benefits.

 

1. It can take up to 1000 years or more for some components of the cartridges to break down in our landfills.

 

2. Refilling or recycling your cartridges saves raw materials such as water, petroleum and oil, and minerals from being sourced to make more cartridges.

 

3. Recycling saves energy from the manufacturing of new cartridges, as well as from having to incinerate discarded cartridges.

 

4. Recycling saves on air and water pollution. Ink cartridges may leak into the surrounding earth and water, and incinerating releases toxins that pollute our air.

 

5. Recycling protects our resources, helping to ensure future generations will have fresh water, and access to raw materials.

 
Throwing away your cartridges is wasteful and harmful in many ways, especially when many outlets offer a cartridge buy-back program or use recycled components to manufacture their cartridges. Visit TonerLand or call our representatives  for more information.

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October 22, 2013 by

Toner is the dry ink used in laser printers. Not all toner is comprised using the same formula, but they all share similarities. It generally consists of a mix of carbon, polymers, and coloring agents.

 

No matter the type of polymer used, they play an important role. They allow the toner to melt and bond together on the paper to create your text and images. The mixture and the melting point can all vary from each manufacturer and even with the different printer models.

 

The toner mixture is refined by a process called air jet milling. The polymers are eventually ground into a fine powder; the smaller the particles, the more clear and crisp your prints will look on paper. You are also getting the most efficiency from your toner when the particles are finely ground.

 

Strict quality control ensures that any particles that are too large will be sent back to be reprocessed, but the air jet milling process leaves the toner particles with varying shapes and sizes.

 

To result in a more uniform size and shape of the particles, some companies use a different process involving chemicals. They grow toner particles from specially manufactured reagents. In this case, reagents refer to a pure chemical substance for use in causing a chemical reaction when added to another substance. The uniformity allows for a more consistent electrostatic charge, as well as better flow of toner.

 

The final powder is mixed with other additives and is ready to be placed into cartridges. Special care is taken to keep a cooler temperature throughout the entire process to avoid the toner mixture melting.

 

These two processes are generally how toner is made. Hewlett Packard is one company who uses the chemically made toner, so it is widely available.

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October 8, 2013 by

One of the greatest technological breakthroughs in the computer and printer industry since 3D printing makes your regular inkjet printer capable of printing a working computer!

 

Still in its idea phase, this breakthrough is truly amazing. Steve Hodges of Microsoft Research in Cambridge, UK, along with Yoshihiro Kawahara and his team from the University of Tokyo have figured out how to print the fine electronic circuit lines onto photo-quality paper using your inkjet printer.

 

The circuit lines can be printed using a special ink with nanoparticles, and tested. Currently, 3D printing lacks the ability to print the conductive elements inside components. The inventors say their idea fills the void in 3D printing.

 

They tested the printed circuit lines using an $80 inkjet printer with photo-quality paper, and found that it worked well. They administered the test on a printed moisture sensor with two circuits.

 

There is no soldering involved as it would only burn through the paper, but the use of a conductive glue to attach the pieces and lines together.

 

They talk of one day being able to hit “print” and printing out your own mobile phone or other computer parts. They also talk of being able to tear off a piece of your working circuit lines, which can be attached to other circuit lines to form another device.

 

Your regular inkjet printer just got a lot more exciting.

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