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Ghost prints: when counter stands still and toner is consumed.

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Are you in the MPS cost per copy business?

Then, you may have some experience about ghooost printing. It happens specially in color laser printers, when customer decides not to print in color mode in order to save some money. What happens is that every time the printer is turned on and some times also during the working day, the printer itself runs a so called “calibrating process”. More info

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HP Announces New Legal Actions Worldwide

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HP wants to scare anyone involved in trading with cloned ink and toner cartridges.

OEM’s business model is based in selling printers at a cost price and making the money with the consumables. So, if end users buy printers at a cost price from OEM and buy consumables somewhere else, into the low end market, that hurts the OEM’s core business.

Big manufacturers like HP, Canon, More info

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Does your printer needs ink transfusion? what about 1/2 liter?

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Yes, there is a company called ink bags that supplies ink for your inkjet printer in bags like the ones used for blood. Yes it’s like a never ending cartridge. Instead of refilling the ink cartridge itself, they attach one bag for each color into a black box next to the printer.

blood bags printer ink refill

The system is not a as fancy (see video below) as the original ink cartridges embedded into the printer but they claim to save, around 50% if you do  the math, over the original HP cartridges. The fact is that this ink bag refilling system makes sense because they feed the new HP OfficeJet Pro-X with PageWide Technology. More info

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How to setup your push notifications

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New. A pocket size printer that you can truly take along.

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A team of entrepreneurs from Israel started up this new concept of printer. Kind of a mini “Roomba” robot that prints in any paper size. Another clever idea that is looking for funds at Kickstater. You can still back the project if you like it. (200 US$)

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Canon Patented Gear risk of infringement

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We have all heard of patent disputes with major brands like Canon and HP with manufacturers of compatible and remanufactured toner cartridges.

Here you can see in a 3d video the difference between a legal compatible gear and the one that violates Canon patents.

Good luck.

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Simple video to find out weather your printer parts are legal or violate a Canon patent.

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3-D in a 2-D World

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UK Company succeeds printing ink cartridges on 3-D printer

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Something’s a little odd about the following.

A company in the UK called Inkfactory is using 3D printers to make ink cartridges to be used in their 2-D printers. The reproduced cartridges are said to be the first of its kind and are based on the Kodak ESP C110. And Inkfactory says they are pretty good. All they need is a little OEM ink and they are all set to print.

But I found the juxtaposition of the 3-D printer working for the 2-D printer a touch off key. It’s like having a chimp employing humans to create a better implement to get those tasty termites out of the mound. More info

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