Ink Volume to Be Disclosed on Cartridge Labels?

Canon CLI-251XL inks

Canon CLI-251XL inks ($28.00)

I chanced upon a blog entry which discusses on the proposal of the National Conference on Weights and Measures to indicate or disclose the ink volume on the inkjet cartridge label. According to the post, the conference will take place this month in Nashville, Tennessee.

From a consumer’s point of view, this proposal is highly-commendable. Even I would support this proposal. The disclosure of ink volume on the cartridge can help justify the amount of money that consumers have to pay when buying printer cartridges. If the consumers know that they are paying for the “right” amount of ink, then they would probably not complain as much as they do now.

Disclosing the ink volume on the cartridge label will also settle the issue on whether or not printer manufacturers are milking money from consumers by selling expensive OEM ink cartridges. If these printer manufacturers can make the consumers see that their ink cartridge products have greater ink volumes and can print more pages than the other brands in the market, then consumers may prefer buying OEM cartridges.

On the side of printer manufacturers, they will surely reject their proposal. For one, it is true that they can make more money out of selling ink cartridges than from selling the printer devices. Standardizing the ink content of ink cartridges may cause some of these printer manufacturers to lose some profit.

As expected, the mere mention of this proposal has prompted printer manufacturers to release statements that, in accordance to the provisions of the Fair Packaging and Labeling Act, they do not have to disclose the ink volume in their cartridge products.

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Manage the HP LaserJet Error Codes

HP Color LaserJet CM2320n

HP Color LaserJet CM2320n

Printers show error messages occasionally that cause panic in a computer user especially when the error is something that’s hard to understand. When you are using an HP LaserJet printer and you encounter this problem, you do not have to be so alarmed.

Just know the real message behind the error code by referring to the common difficulties that are enlisted below.

1. Error 02-Warming Up

Turn off your printer and unplug it. Then turn it on once again and check if it returns to its normal printing condition. When it functions properly, there must be a problem on the driver or I/O cable of the computer or printer. If the error still appears, replace the formatter board.

2. Error 11-Paper Out

Check the paper tray if it is placed properly. Also make sure that there are no damages on the tray size actuating tabs. Inspect the paper sensors if there are any broken parts or defects.

3. Error 12-Print Open, no EP Cartridge

Make sure that the ink cartridge is installed properly. Also do not leave your top cover opened or lightly closed. You can also adjust your PCA or try to fix your power supply.

4. Error 13-Paper Jam

Always remember that paper jams happen because of three reasons namely entry, registration, and exit. Make sure that you properly feed the paper in the printer. Also check your software settings if you are using the right paper size. Lastly, maintain your printer to ensure that there are no worn out parts.

All printers have their flaws and difficulties at some point, so be sure to purchase the right one. You can also try other trusted printer parts like remanufactured inks and toners which are budget-wise and professionally made to avoid certain errors made by wrong choice of products.

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Wireless Printers: Are They Worth It?

hp inkjet printer

With all the quick changes in the technology, it can be confusing as to which item is the best. We were used to seeing printers with long and messy cables until the wireless printers came out.

These models, however, did not make an impressive hit in the market due to some glitches like high price and complex operating system. Still, let’s look into the real deal with a wireless printer.

Advantages of a Wireless Printer:

1. Security – It is very easy to secure a wireless printer just by adding a secure virtual private network or VPN. It is safer because of the fast changing advances in the wireless networking.

2. Speed – The 802.11i wireless devices are considered to be fast in performance. With varying versions, the speed also changes. In general, printouts with wireless printers are somehow coping with the speed of wired printers.

3. Ease in using – Being able to work anywhere without needing to occasionally approach a wired printer is one of the benefits provided by a wireless printer. Also, the configuration of routers and wireless kits make the use of these printers user-friendly at some point.

4. WiFi networks – The WiFi System is very common at present in almost all major places. It is a good means of connecting to the internet for any web connected work. At the same time, when a wireless printer has a wireless network adapter, you can easily use it without worrying on the connection as long as there is WiFi in the area.

5. Wide range of wireless printers– With the technology being involved in the creation of wireless printers, the biggest names in the printer industry have already made their own models that may suit a buyer’s specific preference.

When you really want to settle with a wireless printer, maybe you can check on those with built-in Wi-Fi system for wider functions. Also, remember to use trusted names for your ink and toner cartridges.

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