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Original print cartridges OEM vs compatible print cartridges

What are the main differences between OEM print cartridges and compatible print cartridges? The main difference is the price; compatible print cartridges are cheaper than OEM print cartridges, but what about the quality? Let’s examine OEM and compatible cartridges and toners. OEM cartridge An OEM cartridge is an Original Equipment Manufacturer cartridge, all the major brands produce their own cartridges and toners. If you have…

Polaroid Zip Photoprinter

New Printer Fits In Your Pocket And Prints Without Ink or Toner!

This is amazing! Imagine a printer that you can take anywhere that doesn’t need a new ink or toner cartridge ever. Seem too good to be true? Polaroid has introduced the Polaroid Zip Photoprinter which at 7.4cm x 12cm is about the same size as a smartphone. It requires no printer ink or toner but instead uses ZINK technology. ZINK produces photo-quality, full-color output without using…

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How I Got Over My Printer Rage And Learned To Love My Printer

How many times has this happened to you? You go to print out an urgent document that you need RIGHT NOW, and the printer throws up a Cartridge Empty warning. Or you’ve run out of paper. Or the computer isn’t talking to the printer. Does that kind of thing drive you mad? Learn how to keep your printer running smoothly and trouble free with the…

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How to print from your Smartphone or tablet

Apr 29th, 2015 Printing Hacks 5 min read

Society is more mobile than it’s ever been, and this increasing trend often equates to working on the go. Our mobile devices are becoming a major part of our approach to getting work done, so it was inevitable that eventually we would be able to print directly from them. No matter what you need to print – documents, movie tickets, family photos and maps, for…

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How to prepare digital photos for printing

Apr 25th, 2015 Printing Hacks 7 min read

As with most things in life, what we can see on a computer screen often feels much better when we’re holding it in our hands. Technology can only take us so far, but nothing can really replace that feeling of being able to hold and touch something you feel an emotional attachment to. Nothing illustrates this desire more than photos. Monitors do a wonderful job…

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8 Common Printing Techniques You Need to Know

Apr 21st, 2015 Printing Hacks 7 min read

There are many printing techniques available for you to get the desired result for whatever product you require, such as business cards, invitations, posters and restaurant menus. Some are more expensive than others, but the results and finishes are limited by just your imagination. Designers are taught their craft using computers, but it’s important to understand printing techniques to fully realise the potential of your…

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7 reasons why we still need printers

Apr 17th, 2015 Printers 5 min read

Paperless homes and offices have been spoken about for many years. With advancements in technology and cloud based storage, there was a common perception that the need for paper would be a thing of the past. The truth is very different. Very few homes are totally paperless, and even fewer businesses. But why? The fact is worldwide we are using 50% more paper now than…

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What is modern letterpress printing?

Apr 13th, 2015 Printing Hacks 5 min read

There are so many different styles of printing today, that letterpress printing is now just one of many. However, when letterpress printing began in the 15th century, it was simply known as printing. For over 500 years it remained the best way to print, until modern lithograph offset printing was developed and letterpress printing became a dying art. Today letterpress printing is a little different…

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Two ways to screen print your own t-shirts

Apr 8th, 2015 Printing Hacks 8 min read

Screen printing is a great way to make your own unique t-shirts. With just a few items from your local craft store and a little bit of time and patience, you’ll have a wardrobe full of one-of-a-kind t-shirts, and any other items of clothing you wish to print such as jackets, tank-tops and skirts. You’re going to make a mistake or two on your first…