Men In Ink - Ink & Toner
Printer Ink Refills, Compatibles, Cartridges & Toners

Blog

Blog

Posts in Printers
Black Only vs. Colour Printing

‘Black only’ (or grayscale) printing seems to be a confusing subject to many of you. It's one of those things we at Men In Ink find ourselves talking about often! Saving money while printing efficiently is the goal, so let’s dive into this one… Should you print grayscale whenever possible? Will that save your colour ink and keep you printing longer and more inexpensively?

Read More
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?

Read More
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...

Read More
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.

Read More
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.

Read More
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.

Read More
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.

Read More
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... 

Read More
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. 

Read More
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.

Read More
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.

Read More
Which Printer is Best? A Crash Course on Inkjet vs. Laser Printers

There are so many printers out there and so many different opinions... to say it's a little confusing would be an understatement! Take our crash course on inkjet vs. laser so you make the right choice for your printing needs.

Read More