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How to Minimize Printer wastage : Printer, Paper, Cartridges and Power consumption

Most of the waste associated with home and small business computing relates to the use of printers. Here are some steps you can take to minimise your footprint. Scrap Paper The obvious way to reduce printer waste is to simply print less. If you don't really need a hard copy of a document, then don't make one. We're not suggesting you...
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Cartridges Showing Warning Alerts: How Electronic Chips Work in Ink and Toner Cartridges?

You must have heard about the cartridge chip and even have a vague idea of what it does. In this article, you’ll get to know them a little better, because these chips are such a vitally important part of printers that they deserve to be understood better. The answer to the question ‘What is a cartridge chip and what does it do?’ is simple an...
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How to clean printer yourself: Simple and easy tips

Keeping your printer clean isn't merely a cosmetic issue. Avoiding a buildup of debris can help avoid problems. Outside How often you clean the outside of a printer largely depends on how dusty your environment is. Another consideration is that dust on a gloss black case is all too obvious, while it's almost invisible on a matte beige fi...
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Pick printer paper prudently (part two)

We looked at issues around everyday printer paper in part one, and this time we're turning to specialty media. When printing presentations and other important documents it often makes sense to choose 100gsm paper as it can give a better impression. We just priced a certain brand of 80gsm paper - one we know from experience gives good result...
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Pick printer paper prudently (part one)

The old Castrol TV ad proclaimed "oils ain't oils." Similarly, paper ain't paper. We'll start with ordinary A4 office papers, leaving the discussion of specialty papers to a subsequent post. Some homes and offices get through quite a lot of paper, especially when people are in the habit of producing multiple printed drafts of their pro...
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Ink and Toner cartridges expiry dates; should you pay attention?

Let's look at a familiar scenario; You're at the supermarket, buying juice. You hunt towards the back of the shelf and pick the bottles with the latest manufacturing date so they'll stay fresh longer. And at home, you'd insist your family members complete the bottle that expires first. While most of us look at the manufacturing and expiry da...
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Keep Calm And Recycle

With Coles and Woolworths leading the way this month by no longer providing free lightweight single use plastic bags for customers, we would like to encourage all our customers at Ink Depot to become more environmentally conscientious too. A staggering 18 million printer cartridges are thrown out by Australians each year. This results in ove...
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