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Problems that Wide Format Printers Have Solved


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Are you having problems determining the right time to update your workplace technology? Well, you might want to update yourself with the latest technologies available in the market. If your office equipment is no longer functioning well, it might be time you have it upgraded.

However, there are also times when a fix is better than a replacement. Take your wide format printer, for instance. If your wide format printer is not functioning well, you might want to try and repair it first.

Here are problems you can experience with wide format printers and how you can solve them:

  •    Drivers and Your New Operating System aren’t Compatible

A new operating system is meant to ease work for you. This can, however, be the opposite when the new equipment fails to comply with outdated devices. When this occurs, it can mark your day with frustrations, errors, and crashes.

The solution can be updating your wide format printers to increase productivity, curb computer crashes and frustrations.

  •    Ink and Printheads aren’t Functional or Available

Ink and printheads play a vital role to show the efficiency of your work. When these two don’t function well they produce low-quality prints, leaving you frustrated and out of options. You should look for replacement or supply which is easier with the new wide-format printers.

Canon PGI 270 ink for your Canon PGI printer is recommended as it offers you richly colored texts as you desire. Canon PGI 270 saves you money as it prints more and extends the time between replacing the ink tanks.

Factors that Affect Colored Printing Quality


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It is incredibly disappointing to spend hundreds of dollars on a high-quality printer only to have it produce subpar quality prints. When this happens, our first reaction is to simply blame the device and then we call a technician to repair the equipment. However, the source of the problem is not always the printer.

In many cases, you may find causes of low-quality prints are related to the consumable components of the printer, software or even settings used in the printing process. The following are the main factors that affect the quality of prints.

  1.    Software Applications

Different software programs have different capabilities, hence different print results. If you expect high-quality prints, you should contemplate on using quality reader application to achieve your expectations.

The features of your software program determine the quality of your prints. Samsung toner cartridges are a good example of a consumable component that makes actual images to give quality prints.

  1.    Operating system and Toner cartridges used

The version of your operating system plays a key role when printing. You need to keep up with updates to ensure that your print quality doesn’t suffer to ensure that related drivers and languages communicate amicably.

Additionally, the type of toner cartridges used in a laser printer plays a key role to ensure quality prints. Cartridges such as Samsung toner cartridges contain the required necessities to ensure the print image is a replica of the original image.

  1.    Monitors

They can be another problem associated with low-quality prints. This is mainly due to the difference between the image on the monitor and the image on the print.

A Guide to Bulk Printing


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When you are in the business of printing, sometimes you might meet a client asking for bulk printing, and that calls for more inkjet cartridges. You wouldn’t want to let such an opportunity go downstream. Bulk printing allows your customer to take advantage and enjoy a discount by ordering prints for less per square foot.

Clients should know all about color management, have a monitor that calibrates color, and have necessary Photoshop skills. Bulk prints are supposed to be provided exactly as they were provided. In most cases, the lab doesn’t inspect files before printing.

It’s the client’s role to do that before handing over the work. Therefore, the customer should set the correct print dimensions and follow the correct naming conventions. They should also make use of the embedded color profiles. Failure to meet those requirements attract a service fee.

One: The file setup

Set up your images as a big collage then create a blank Photoshop template. Drag the images onto the template and make sure you arrange them well. You shouldn’t trim out individual images which are within a bulk print. You should then name the file with Bulk_followed by the footage of the print, then the client’s or organization’s name. If you have multiple bulks to work on, you can number them differently.

Two: Placing orders

Bulk orders are supposed to be sent to the relevant printing company by either mail or via their website. In most cases, the company will wait for your email before processing. The files sent should contain the bulk printing files only. Anything else should be stored on separate media.

Orders must be submitted on time because it’s usually a whole day or two of processing and also the inkjet cartridges should be prepared.

Mobile Printing with Canon Ivy


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Gone are the days when truck-sized printing presses were hard to set up, clean, and maintain. You were supposed to use multiple plates which had different colors. It was really expensive and messy, but the prints were good. Now that smartphones have become necessities, Canon has introduced Canon Ivy, which will help you with your mobile printing.

The Canon Ivy is a compact printer that allows you to create tiny prints without the involvement of cables. It can’t work Canon CLI 271 ink tank though. It comes with a rechargeable battery and connects to your device via Bluetooth. Is that not smart?

You are supposed to install an app in your Android or iOS device and then connect it to the Canon Ivy. The device helps you avoid the hassles of a professional printer and their many tools such as Canon CLI 271. The app will also help you apply stuff like creative filters, photo edits, stickers, and photo frames.

The printer is powered by Zink Zero Ink technology. That means you don’t need the CLI 271 ink tank and ink cartridges. The prints and stickers of Canon Ivy are water-resistant and is capable of making 2×3 photo prints. The device prints one photo and spits it out in less than 50 seconds.

The portable printer is small enough to fit in your pocket, and so you can move with it around effortlessly. You can take photos with your friends at parties, outdoors, in the shower, or anywhere else comfortable with you and then print the photos whenever you want to. Mobile printing couldn’t get any easier.

Canon and Digital Label Printing


Canon and Digital Label Printing

It is some great news to hear that Canon has entered the digital label printing industry. For those who don’t understand what digital label printing is, it is the process of transferring an image or document from a computer onto some printing media like paper or polypropylene.

Canon has been doing well in the camera market as well as the printing industry, and in early July 2018, they launched the Oce LabelStream 4000 that comes with Canon inkjet cartridges. Two British firms, Edale and FFEI, worked hand-to-hand to make the device a reality.

The vice president and the and head of digital packaging, Crit Driessen, said that the device was a significant step for Oce and Canon. The White+CMYK UV inkjet press is designed to be modular and can be purchased as pure digital standalone press, a fully hybrid configuration with flexo units, or digital press that has inline finishing.

LabelStream 4000 with its Canon inkjet cartridges is vital for a printer’s specific needs and with its configuration, it allows maximum productivity. Moreover, the device has helped Canon establish itself and build a presence in the printing market. According to Christian Unterberger, the chief marketing officer, the new Oce LabelStream 4000 series is seen as the advancement of their market strategy.

The Oce LabelStream 4000 series will be available in Europe in the last quarter of 2018 and will enter the US market later on. Canon’s main goal is to enhance productivity as well as grow revenue with their digital printing presses. As a printer, this is an amazing device that you will want to own.

Safety Precautions When Using Cloud Printing


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Many companies depend on cloud computing as it makes data usage more manageable. However,  cloud printing comes with a risk. Safety and security is a big concern. Your data might be hacked since servers are shared with other users.

Protect your data from being stolen or lost with these safety measures and enjoy printing even with cheap inks from HP Printers.

Have your data encrypted.

Print information is usually at risk when using cloud computing.  This is because information keeps on flowing through open networks to the cloud provider.  To ensure a safer process, one can encrypt outgoing and incoming print data. This will protect the data as you proceed to your printing work.

Install Private Cloud

Installing a private cloud environment is a better idea to have a secured cloud printing.  With private cloud, only you have the access to the server thus lowering the risk of hacking.

Be strict on your password.

Ninety percent of the passwords are easily hacked. One of the basic and most important things to do when having an account is to make sure your password is strong enough.  Data are easily lost or hacked when unprotected.

Secure Pull Printing

Secure pull printing allows management to discard undercover operations related to security infringement brought by illegal users. Data will be more secured since users are the only ones who can enable their IDs. This way, no data will be stolen or hacked.

Conclusion

Don’t let hackers or weak passwords stop you from using cloud print.  Follow these precautions and you can enjoy the wonders of technology and print with all your might even with cheap inks from HP Printers.

How to Respond to the “Toner Life End” Message in Brother Printer


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So you have a Brother TN 770 and when put in a new toner cartridge, the “Toner Life End” message pops up of your screen. You might find this inconvenient especially if you just installed a new one. If this happens to you, take time to read these easy steps to respond to this message and save yourself from hassle.

Basic Steps to Solve the Problem

  • Open the cover of your printer so that you can see the toner cartridge.
  • Press the “Option” button and push “Start”.
  • Be quick on typing “1” and “0” right after you push the start button. Failure to quickly type these numbers will make you do the process again.
  • Wait for the “Accepted” sign in the window and you are ready.

To Reset Message on Brother HL Monochrome printers

  • Open the front cover of your printer and make sure that is turned off.
  • All panel lights should be turned on so hold the ‘start’ button while turning the printer on.
  • Then let go of the start button and press it again two times. All panel lights should be on at this moment.
  • Press the start button five times. You can see that the toner light is off and the paper light is on or flashing.
  • Close the printer’s cover and you are ready to go.

Conclusion

Don’t panic when you experience problems with your Brother TN 770. There are tutorials that can help you solve them.

4 Safety Measures to Follow When Using the Printer


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A printer is fundamental at home or in the office. Having one is convenient as you don’t have to go to the next block just to print several pages. However, it is a challenge to keep the printer in good shape. It would be troublesome when your printer starts to act up To avoid such situation, take note of these  five precautions in using the printer.

Provide a strong and safe base.

For a printer to work smoothly, it has to be placed on a stable and flat area. If your printer have a weight of more than 25 pounds, it would be risky to put it on a table not strong enough for it. Moreover, the printer’s vibration during the printing process may cause it to fall off the desk.

Keep the print head clean.

Technicians often advise printer owners to manually clean the print head at least once a month. To do so, eject the cartridge and start cleaning the head with lukewarm water. Remember to thoroughly wipe away the dried ink remains from the printhead. Make sure that everything is already dry before putting it back to the printer. Cleaning the printhead ensures the quality of the printouts especially when using good quality inks for your Canon PGI 270.

Electrical Safety Measure

To avoid electrical shock, observe similar safety tips as using other electrical appliances. Do not touch the plug with wet hands and make sure that the plug is properly inserted. Also, use the printer within the suggested power range. And most importantly, keep it safe from other flammable materials or from place where it can cause burn.

Use the proper refill.

One mistake committed by printer owners is buying cheap cartridges in place of the expensive ones. Do not settle for less and throw away your ink cartridges. It may cost a large amount of money but maintaining it that way is also worth it since it ensures the good condition of your printer. Good quality printers like Canon PGI 270 deserves a good quality ink cartridge.

Handle your printer with utmost care, so you can work with it for a longer time. Remember that proper care of the machine also saves you from spending more money in the future.

Avoiding the Inkjet Printer Scam


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Inkjet printers are popular nowadays, but the digital cameras’ popularity has made them a necessity for a PC set-up in a modern home. However, inkjet printer owners felt that while the prices of printers are cheap, the inkjet cartridges’ prices are constantly increasing.

There are some inkjet cartridges which are physically large but usually contain 5 ml or less of ink. This kind of ink cartridges usually has two options for every printer – a high yield that contains more ink, and a very low yield of a standard cartridge. These types of cartridges are identical but cost twice more and have 2.5 times of more ink.

Almost all of the major printing companies are doing this kind of thing and the only way to avoid this increasing costs of the consumables of your printer is to buy a printer with separate tanks for every color. You should also check that there are available compatible cartridges that will suit the printer you bought.

Many people will go to their local store and will buy that displayed printer costing $39. When its introductory ink run out after 3 days, they will be stressed out looking for inks for their machine to print again. However, if they will find out that such inks cost $60 – %150 just for replacement, this new printer will be a rotten mongrel thing.

If you want to avoid this kind of situation, you should try buying Brother LC 205 Ink Cartridge. This Brother LC 205 Ink Cartridge will surely not let you down because of its affordable price and high quality.

How to Reset Brother Drum Counter


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If you have received error messages like “Replace Drum” or “Replace Parts Drum” after you replace the drum of your Brother TN670 with a new one, this means that you need to reset the drum counter. This error message will continue to show if you did not reset the drum counter after you replaced it with a new one.

The Brother machine contains separate consumables, the drum unit, and the toner cartridge. Make sure to verify that you only replace the unit of the drum and not your Brother’s toner cartridge. The difference between the drum unit and the toner cartridge is that the toner cartridge is the one that contains the powder or toner used for creating images and letters while the drum unit is the one that will transfer the toner or powder to the paper.

Make sure that you will only reset the drum counter when you will only replace the unit of the drum. If you will reset the drum counter while using the drum unit, the drum life of that unit won’t be accurately displayed.

In resetting the drum counter of your Brother TN670, you should follow the instructions below:

  1.   Make sure that your machine is on.
  2.   Open the cover in the front.
  3.   Press the Clear/Back menu on the machine’s control panel. Take note that not all control panels have the same layout. They differ depending on the machine’s model, but the button of Clear/Back is usually located on the right of the LCD Screen.
  4.   Press the 1 button in order to reset the counter of the drum.
  5.   When an Accepted message shows in the LCD, close the cover in the front.

Brother strongly recommends to only use genuine drum units and toner cartridges of a Brother machine. If the error message still continues to show after performing the following steps mentioned above, please contact the Customer Service of Brother.