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Continuous Ink Systems: Yay or Nay?!

Continuous ink systems aren't new on the market, but it's something we're asked about from time to time. Online marketplaces like Amazon and eBay have lots of vendors selling these aftermarket systems for many different inkjet printers. They seem like a great idea, would save you money and might be better for the environment... so should you go for it?

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What's the Deal with Refill-It-Yourself Printers?

For the past few years, Epson and Canon have marketed their refill-it-yourself printers to those of us frustrated with constantly running out of ink! Not to mention the high cost of brand name replacement cartridges... These printers have a higher up front cost, but they will cost less to run day-to-day. So, is it worth a purchase? Let's dig deeper...

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When Cartridges Fail...

Cartridges do fail. It's a common misconception that only compatible cartridges will be faulty, but there are always a small amount of failures straight out of the box for all brands and cartridge types. How can you tell if this is the case with your cartridge? And what should you do about it? Let's unpack this a bit.

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TOP FIVE: Money Saving Tips for Printing

It's a new year with new resolutions, and it's always time to save some money too! Printing can get expensive and it's mostly a necessity in our lives now. So, how can you keep printing as needed and yet be frugal while doing so? We've compiled our top five tips for saving money on printing this year.

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Should You Buy Cartridges Online?

There are so many online retailers for ink and toner cartridges. They offer compatible ink and toner, and sometimes brand names too, at discounted prices and usually ship to your door for free. We're not one to stand in the way of progress, but with ink and toner in particular - should you go for it?

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How To Fix Your HP Printer After the Recent Firmware Update

In mid September, HP sent a firmware update to certain printer models that affected the use of refilled or compatible cartridges. They do this periodically to try and stop aftermarket cartridges and refilling, so it can be a headache when it happens. What we tend to see is that one day cartridges are working fine and the next they won't work at all. If you've been affected, there are a few steps you can take to be up and running again.

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Back to School Printing Tips

It's that time again! Books are opening, classrooms are filling up and homework is on the way. Are you ready? We've compiled our best back to school printing tips to help you get your printer back in shape (or buy the new printer that's right for you) so you're ready for the new school year.

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What Printer Manufacturers Don't Want You to Know

There are some definite misconceptions when it comes to printers, cartridges and refilling. We often speak with worried customers who don't want to void their printer warranty or ruin their printer by either refilling or purchasing compatible cartridges. We get it and we don't want you to do that either! Here's what printer manufacturers don't want you to know... 

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Why We Don't Refill Toner Cartridges

Hello everyone! We want to share a bit more with you today about why we aren't able to refill toner cartridges. We get asked for this service constantly and understandably so! Toner cartridges are expensive, impact the environment and should be refillable, right? Here's the whole story...

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How to Be an Eco-Friendly Printing Star

Concerned about how printing impacts the environment? Yea, we are too! Allow us to fill you in on how the industry works, what the most 'green' printing choices are, and how you you can be eco-savvy with your own printing. 

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Everything You Need to Know About Ink Refilling - Part 1

Refilling ink cartridges was how Men In Ink started. It was a new concept way back then and it took off wildly! Pretty much everything could be refilled, and with a little expertise we kept our customers printing and saved them bucket loads of cash. Fast forward to 2017 and it's a bit of a different story...

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TOP FIVE: Best Printers for 2017

If it's time for a new printer this year, here are some of the best ones out there. Whether for home or your business, our advice is to be picky and find the right one for you! We always take into consideration the long term cost of running a printer, not simply the purchase price - our recommendations here reflect that.

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Why Does My Ink Dry Out?

Does it seem like every time you go to print, it's streaky or blotchy? You run a few clean cycles and finally the clogs seem to get better, but then your ink is running low... didn't you just refill your cartridges?!! So, why do your ink cartridges dry out so quickly? And, more importantly, what you can do about it.

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