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Our products are now available to the local retail public at Plug n Play Land!

We are very happy to announce our partnership with Plug n Play Land in downtown Belleville.

Printers and Supplies

                    Printers and Supplies

Plug n Play Land will be offering our full line-up of Printers and Supplies including: Inkjet cartridges, Laserjet Toner, Copier Toner available in both OEM/ New and Remanufactured brands.  They will be carrying our full line-up of brand name MICR toners, printer ribbons, ink sticks, printers, extended warranties, printer accessories, printer maintenance kits and more!

In addition Plug n Play Land will also be carrying our quality line of Hammermill copy paper.

Industry leading products, better than big box prices all at your local retailer Plug n Play Land in the heart of downtown Belleville.

Contact them today for all your printer and printer supply needs jim@plugnplayland.com!

Why our Remanufactured Toners are a great alternative

With the most recent announcement of another price increase from Brother and Hewlett Packard on their Ink and Toner supplies it’s making in-house printing costs eat up a larger portion of your monthly office expenses and eat away at your bottom line.

We offer a full-line of quality Re-manufactured printer cartridges for most major brands including Brother, Canon, Dell, Epson, Hewlett Packard, Lexmark, Xerox and more.  Our products offer OEM quality and page counts as well a savings of up to 60% over Brand Name cartridges.  Our customers say they save an average of 20-40% switching to our Re-manufactured printer cartridges and are very happy with the quality.

Benefits of using our Re-manufactured printer cartridges:

  • We offer one of the largest selections of available in the industry
  • Our quality cartridges are manufactured in North America ONLY
  • Our cartridges are guaranteed to meet OEM quality and page yields
  • All of our cartridges are ISO 2001/ 2008 certified
  • Save up to 60% vesus big box pricing
  • Next day delivery on in-stock products

Not only will you save money but you will also be helping the environment by using our Re-manufactured Laserjet and Copier toners.

We offer a wide range of Brand Name, Re-manufactured Laserjet toner, Copier toner, Drums, MICR toner, Ink sticks, Printer Ribbons, Printers, Printer Warranty’s, Maintenance kits and more.

We offer next day delivery throughout Ontario Canada.

Contact us today (613) 920-2318 or sales@anythingprinting.ca

Visit our website for more information anythingprinting.ca

Tips to reduce your ink or toner usage in your printer

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We care about saving the environment and keeping money in your wallet. In this article, we cover some ways that you may be able to reduce the consumption of ink or toner and thus further reduce your printing costs. Since you are getting this newsletter, you have already most likely saved a good amount by purchasing your ink/toner supplies through us but there are other ways that you can stretch your dollar and make that cartridge last longer.

Using DRAFT mode on your inkjet printer
If you have an inkjet printer you may be able to reduce the amount of ink it uses for normal and every-day printing by switching your printer to use “Draft” mode. Inkjet printers produce output by moving the print cartridge along the page and spraying ink dots to create the printing. In “Normal” mode, which is what most printers are configured with, the print cartridge makes multiple passes over the same area and sprays multiple coats of ink to make the characters bolder. In “Draft” mode, the printer makes a single pass and moves to the next line. This creates characters which are not as bold, but may still be acceptable for everyday printing. Because the printer does not lay multiple layers of ink on the same space less ink is being used to print your document. You can always switch later to “Normal” or “Best” mode when you need that extra special touch.

Reducing output resolution on laser printers
Just like the “Draft” mode on an inkjet printer, laser printers have “Resolution” a setting. At lower resolutions less toner particles are used to create the image. As a result, the printed output may be not as dark as it may be at higher resolutions. If your printer is currently set to use resolution of 600 or 1200 DPI, try changing it to use 300 DPI. Not only will you use less toner, but your printer will print faster.

Save your color cartridges for color
In general, color cartridges cost more to run than monochrome (black). Therefore, if you are printing a document which has no color you would think that the printer would just use the black cartridge, but this may not always be the case. The color used in the document could appear black to you, however, could slightly be off-black. When this happens, your printer tries to use the combination of black and color cartridges to match the color your computer is sending it. If you are printing something that should be black, tell your printer to print everything in black and white or gray-scale. This will tell your printer to not worry about matching exact color and just use the black cartridge for your entire document.

Even though you may tell your printer to only use black, most HP and Canon laser printers continue to use color cartridges anyway. This will slow down the usage of the color cartridges but not stop them completely in these printers. So, while having a color laser printer is great for when you really need to print something in color, buying a low cost black and white only printer is the better option since you would not need to use your color printer at all when only printing black.

Do you even need a color cartridge?
Some HP inkjet printers are able to print black-only even if the color cartridge is out. So ignore that message that your color cartridge is out of ink, tell your printer to print in black or gray-scale only and save money by not having to purchase a color cartridge. If your HP ink jet printer refuses to print with an empty color cartridge, take the color cartridge out. The printer may complain, but will most likely print just fine. This applies only to HP ink jet printers which use a two (black/color) cartridge printing system.

Turn on Toner Save feature in your laser printer
Most laser printers have a feature that can automatically reduce the amount of toner which is being used while still keeping a reasonable quality output. Turn on the Toner Save feature for your printer and watch those savings roll in.

Reduce print density in your printer or multi-function machine
If you have a multi-function (print/scan/fax) machine you may be able to reduce toner/ink usage by reducing the density of your copied documents. The copies may look a little lighter, but may work just as well. Remember, as the toner cartridge wears out you may need to increase the copy density for acceptable output. Some laser printer have density settings although they are not scanning or copying documents. Playing with these settings will make your printing lighter but will save you toner in the long run.

Buy the right ink cartridge for your printing needs
For most printers cartridges come in various capacities. Designations such as economy, standard, moderate or XL may indicate the amount of ink in the cartridge. If you are printing a lot of documents frequently try to get an XL version of the cartridge that will work with your printer. If you are an infrequent user stock with economy or standard sizes. Overall, the cost to print using an XL cartridge is less as you frequently get 2x or 3x the ink than the standard cartridge for a fraction of the price more. However, as ink dries out, most manufacturers recommend that you use up a printer cartridge within 6 months or sooner after opening it. If you are an infrequent user of your printer, your XL cartridge may dry out before you have a chance to exhaust all ink in it. If you suspect that your ink cartridge has dried out, bring it by our store for a complimentary cleaning.

Use ECO-friendly font
A European company called Ecofont (www.econfont.eu) created a font which has small holes in the letters. By using this font, you can reduce your ink or toner usage by up to 25%. In the simplest case, you simply download a free font and use it in your documents. For a more advanced user, you can download their professional package which converts any document to an ecofont equivalent on the fly as you print. Start by downloading and testing their font by using it directly in your documents. If you are happy with the results check out their professional version.

Reduce Stop/Start cycles
If you are using a laser printer you may notice that the printer does some whirling before and after every printed document. If you are printing a single page the printer goes through a start-up cycle, prints the page, and then goes through the slow-down cycle. The additional time and turning incurred during the start-up and slow-down cycles can greatly wear out the components inside your toner cartridge causing to lighter printing and increases the likelihood of developing defects. While no printing is occurring, the components in your printer and cartridge spin just as if something was being printed. In addition, toner continues to accumulate on the drum even though there is no printing. This extra toner is swept into the waste-bin of the cartridge, reducing the supply of toner available for printing.

Of course, if you only need to print a single page, there is no way around this issue. However if you are printing a document with many pages and you notice that your printer keeps stopping and re-starting during the output of the document (meaning that your computer is not keeping up with the printer), there is an opportunity to reduce stop/start cycles. This could occur if you are printing documents from your accounting software for the year end taxes. The computer may need to crunch numbers before the page is ready for printing.

To reduce stop/start cycles use the Printer Properties | Advanced tab and tell the computer to start printing after the last page is spooled. Typically this setting is set to start printing immediately to improve user experience and reduce the perceived wait. When you change this setting, your document will start printing when the computer is done generating the entire document, so there will be an initial delay between the time you start your print job and the time the print job starts printing on the printer.

This setting will reduce the number of times your printer needs to stop and wait for the computer to generate more pages.

A note about printer settings
Most of the printer settings mentioned above can be found in your printer driver. Before pressing OK on your print dialog choose to edit “Printer Properties” or “Printer Settings”. This will alter the print settings for the document you are currently printing. Once you found the settings you like, you can make them your permanent default settings by altering the printing properties from the Control Panel on Windows machines or general printer settings on a MAC.

If you have any further questions contact us sales@gtprinting.ca.

FEATURE CARTRIDGE – Brother TN450 Series

We offer a wide range of Brother Inkjet and Laserjet Printers, Personal Copiers and Printer Consumables for the office and home.

Today we are featuring the Brother TN450 High Yield toner cartridge. The TN450 offer up to 2,600 Pages at a 5% page yield. Our pricing:

                             NEW               Compatible
BRO TN450             $71.99                   $49.99

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Do you have a Brother printer in your office?  Let us know your printer model number and we’ll send you our cartridge or toner pricing right away sales@gtprinting.ca.

We offer a wide range of Brother Inkjet and Laserjet Printers, Inkjet Cartridges, Laserjet Toners and Drums, Printer Accessories, Printer Warranty’s and more.

We offer next day delivery throughout Ontario Canada.

Contact us today (613) 920-2117 or sales@gtprinting.ca.

FREE Shipping Friday!

To our loyal customers and social media followers we would like to thank you for your continued support. To show our appreciation we are introducing FREE Shipping Fridays!

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Yes, this means any order placed on a Friday mentioning the code

SHIPFREEFRIDAY

receives FREE shipping on in-stock orders.  No minimum order required and there’s no catch.  Orders must be emailed (sales@gtprinting.ca) between 9am – 4pm on Friday’s using our code SHIPFREEFRIDAY.

Orders throughout most of the Quinte and Quinte West area are delivered by the owners of the business.  To our customers outside the Quinte area your orders will be delivered by a national courier service.

TELL YOUR CO-WORKERS, TELL YOUR FAMILY, TELL EVERYONE!  FREE Shipping Fridays at GT Printing and Electronics.

*This is a social media exclusive offer.  To qualify for free shipping you must include the code provided above in your e-mail order.  Most in-stock orders are delivered next business day.  This offer is only valid to residences and business located in Ontario Canada.*

 **Monday to Thursday we charge $5.00 plus HST for all orders under $150 before tax.

NEW – Remanufactured Dell 33XL Inkjet Cartridges

GT Printing and Electronics is excited to announce the release of our new Remanufactured Dell 33XL inkjet cartridges.

Our inkjet cartridges are designed, engineered, and manufactured to meet or exceed OEM performance and page yield.

OEM: Dell Type: High Yield Inkjet

Product Compatibility: Dell All-In-One V525w, V725w (Series 33XL)

OEM Number        Color            Page Yield
T9FKK 331-7377        Black                       750
8DNKH 331-7378       Cyan                       700
6M6FG 331-7379        Magenta                700
GRW63 331-7380       Yellow                   700

We offer one of the largest selections of Brand Name, Compatible and Remanufactured Inkjet Cartridges, Laserjet and Copier Toner, Ink Sticks, Printer Ribbons and more.

We ship in-stock products next day in Ontario Canada.  We accept Paypal.

Contact us today at sales@gtprinting.ca or (613) 920-211.

think outside the bog box!

How an Inkjet Cartridge Works!

From the PC to the printer
You click the “Print” button, and your document or photo prints a few minutes later. So, what happens during the steps in between? Your computer creates an image of your document and sends data to the printer through a series of dots. Much like the pixels on your monitor, your printer places dots on a page in an arrangement that makes sense.

What actually happens when you hear all of those noises?
You send the document to the printer and immediately, you hear a series of grinding and mechanical noises. So, what is actually happening? While the printing information is sent to the printer, the printer itself if preparing for the physical work. This includes cleaning the print heads and making sure that the paper path is clear.

Once the information is in the printer’s hands, its roller guides the sheet of paper into the print area. The print head controls the release of ink onto the paper. It moves back and forth along a belt. The print head sprays dots of color on the paper, creating the printed document.

How do the dots work?
Color inkjet printers mimic the four-color printing process used by commercial printers. Depending on the manufacturer, the four colors– black, cyan (blue), magenta (red) and yellow–are housed in one cartridge or four individual cartridges. HP printers typically have a black cartridge and a three-ink cartridge, housing the cyan, magenta and yellow.

The print head sprays the dots in a specific order and with a specific concentration in order to create secondary colors or shades of a color. The printer software sends signals to the printer and print head, triggering the order and release of ink.

The result of this arrangement of dots is your document.

Here’s a great video from HP:

What brand of printer are you using in your home or office?

We are constantly amazed at the variety of printers and manufactures in the marketplace and what type of printers our customer are using to get their in-house printing job done.

So we are ask you what brand of printer(s) are you using in your office or home?

Anything Printing - Printers

QEDC and QMA warns BEWARE of “Toner Pirates” – Another great reason to shop local!

ATTENTION QMA MEMBER:

 “Toner Pirates” is a term used to describe fraudulent activity which  tricks companies into giving out information on office copiers, than they call back within  a few days letting on they are you local servicing dealer offering you a “great price” on toner.

 Please take a moment to read the important following message which has been provided by a fellow QMA member who recently was contacted by  “Toner Pirates”: 

We had a company that called one of our staff to obtain the model of our photo copier stating they were just updating the servicing records.  Later in the week they contacted our finance person with the information and stated they were working on behalf of the service contract to offer us a deal on toner for the copier as a large increase in the cost was looming.  He became suspicious that the call display had blocked the phone number and stated they would need to send a quote for approval by the plant manager.  He then informed me of his suspicions.  Within minutes I received a call from this company that the finance department had requested pricing for toner cartridges that would require my approval.  I contacted our photocopier service company who said that our toner cartridges were covered under the lease agreement but if we wanted to purchase a spare they were about $99.  I told them what had transpired with the other company and they advised us they were well aware of “Toner Pirates”.  

I have provided the quote and a letter (see below) from our service provider about these groups.  The price was 5 times higher than what it would cost me normally if I wanted to buy one.  Buyer beware.”

 

How to choose a printer cartridge that is right for your printer

Choosing the right inkjet or toner cartridge for your printer may seem like a straightforward task at first – until you find yourself in the middle of the big box office supply store facing an aisle filled with toner and print cartridges, each featuring a confusing part number.

After perusing the boxes and viewing an alphabet soup of part numbers, you may even second-guess the model number of the printer itself. Was your printer an LJ 4014, LJ 4015, an LJ 4515DN, or an LJ 8230N? Even if you remember your printer’s model number, it may have several compatible print cartridges including standard, high yield, and dual packs – each with their own part numbers. And that’s just the brand name options.

Other options include re-manufactured, refilled and compatible inkjet and toner cartridges from other manufacturers.  Some laserjet printers offer security toner cartridges or MICR toner for your LaserJet printer.

Yes, choosing the right inkjet or toner cartridge isn’t as easy as it would seem. Use the steps below to stay focused and find the right print cartridge for your printer.

Find your Printer’s Model Number
Printer model numbers are usually posted fairly prominently on the front of the machine. Look on the front of the machine in the upper and lower corners. Occasionally, it will be front and center. Write this down and label it Epson Inkjet “model” number.

Find Your Print Cartridge’s Part Number
If you want to replace your inkjet or toner cartridge with the same exact toner cartridge, open your printer up and find the cartridge’s part number. This is a completely different number that will not necessarily correspond with the model number. Write this number down and label it Epson Inkjet “part” number.

Order Print Cartridges for Your LaserJet Online
Once you have your model and part numbers, consider looking up your cartridges online. Doing so is much easier than trying to find your part in a sea of boxes at the office supply store. Enter your model number to see what compatible cartridges are available or search by part number to find the specific part.

If you require more assistance contact us directly sales@gtprinting.ca.

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