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How Does an Inkjet Printer Work
Feb 24th 2020

How Does an Inkjet Printer Work

Printers use a few different technologies to add ink to paper. From impact versus non-impact to heat versus vibration, we cover it all here. Let us explain how an inkjet printer works.Impact Printers Traditionally, impact printers such as dot-matrix printer, typewriters, letterpress or line printers had metal, plastic or rubber heads and worked by striking an ink ribbon against the paper a … read more
A Guide to Office Printing Etiquette
Feb 21st 2020

A Guide to Office Printing Etiquette

Anyone who works in an office has experienced frustrating scenarios with the work printer. Sometimes this is a sign of carelessness, but it's also a sign of poor etiquette. Now, that doesn't mean you should blame the person, because they may not know office printing etiquette. That's why we're introducing this guide to office printing etiquette.Remember to fill the paper if it's empty Chan … read more
The Secret Behind Printer Firmware Updates
Feb 20th 2020

The Secret Behind Printer Firmware Updates

Optional updates have become the norm in our modern lifestyles over the past years. Your iPhone is continually reminding you to update the firmware to patch bugs and lead you to better user experience. The individual applications on your phone are constantly being updated by their developers, almost at a breakneck speed. Some apps like Facebook and Twitter mandate weekly updates to smooth ou … read more
What is Duplex Printing and How to Set it Up on Your Printer?
Feb 17th 2020

What is Duplex Printing and How to Set it Up on Your Printer?

Office supplies can get very expensive depending on the size of your business and the consumption of workers. Brand name printer ink can cost upwards of hundreds of dollars alone, depending on your printer model. Not to mention that the cost of a ream of paper has been on a steady price increase since 2017. With a 5% price increase in 2019 alone due to the rising cost of manufacturing pulp, the … read more
Everything You Need to Know About HP Instant Ink
Feb 11th 2020

Everything You Need to Know About HP Instant Ink

With advancements in technology over the recent years, we’ve seen a huge shake-up when it comes to consumer purchasing habits. With the rise of e-commerce, retail has transcended physical mediums and has now become globally accessible through a mere click of the mouse. Subscription service models have been thriving in this environment; whether they be for entertainment, cooking, or memorab … read more
The Difference Between a Toner Cartridge and a Drum Unit
Feb 7th 2020

The Difference Between a Toner Cartridge and a Drum Unit

We know that when we send a print job to a printer, we get whatever we requested on the page—but how? Well, two primary components of the printer are the toner cartridge and the drum unit—and no, it’s not a percussive instrument. So, let’s get into the difference between a toner cartridge and a drum unit.A Brief Explanation of How Laser Printers Work Laser printers operate by static electrici … read more
Benefits of Remanufactured Ink Cartridges
Feb 6th 2020

Benefits of Remanufactured Ink Cartridges

You’ve purchased a brand-new printer at a pretty good price, but why is the ink cartridge so expensive? Brand-name printer ink can cost up to hundreds of dollars, depending on your printer model. But that doesn’t always have to be the case. Cheap printer ink is not just a pipedream. One of the most cost-effective options is using Remanufactured Printer Cartridges. What is a Remanufacture … read more
Best HP Printers For Home and Office
Feb 5th 2020

Best HP Printers For Home and Office

We get it - buying a printer can be a tricky ordeal. There are so many options, which may leave you wondering, “Isn’t a printer just a printer?!” We’re taking some of the stress out of shopping for a new home or office device with this roundup of some of our favorite HP devices. Whether you’re looking for fast print speeds or economical toner output, we’re here to help you find the printe … read more
The History of Printing
Sep 21st 2017

The History of Printing

We tend to take the convenience of printing for granted. With the touch of a button, you can print anything from just about anywhere. Wireless technology has made printing even more convenient, with many contemporary printers capable of pairing with your smartphone. However, it wasn’t always this easy. It took a long time and a lot of slow, gradual advancements to get us where we are today. Whethe … read more
How to Build a Greener Office in Six Easy Steps!
Sep 1st 2017

How to Build a Greener Office in Six Easy Steps!

Creating a greener workspace is not a new concept. However, in recent years this trend has seen an explosion in offices of all sizes, all across the country. Many businesses have caught onto the trend out of concern for the environment, while others have started to work towards greener offices in order to save money. No matter what motivates your business, you can take stock in the fact that switc … read more
Jul 11th 2017

Five Ways to Get the Most Out of Your Ink/Toner Purchase

If you’re like most Americans, you value a good deal and you look for ways to cut costs. We all do this to some degree, whether it’s for big-purchase items like a new car or everyday items like groceries and printing supplies. If you’re trying to cut costs, 1ink.com can help. We keep our prices low to help you save big on the printer ink or toner you need, and we’ve put together some ways to he … read more
Jun 15th 2017

Four Signs That It's Time to Buy a New Printer

If you’ve had your printer for a considerable span of time, you may have grown attached to it the way people often become sentimental over familiar objects. However, at a certain point you’ll need to ask yourself whether it’s worth keeping your old workhorse inkjet or laser printer. Printers are typically sold at a low price because manufacturers make their money by selling expensive ink car … read more