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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.

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.

Mutilfunction Printer – Brother DCP7065DN – $159.99

Brother DCP7065DN

Toner – TN450 – 2,100 Pages
Drum – DR420 – 12,000 Pages

The DCP-7065DN is ideal for any small office or home office. It can fit in any workspace due to its compact, space-saving design. Its two-sided printing helps save paper and money. In addition to its crisp, razor-sharp printing, it can also be used to make a quick copy without the use of a computer. Enjoy the convenience of having a high-quality colour scanner, too. Scan multiple pages using the 35-page auto document feeder or use the document glass for scanning a single document. Plus, with its built-in Ethernet network interface you can easily share the DCP-7065DN with others in your office too.

Features
  • 3-in-1 monochrome laser printer, scanner and copier
  • Two-sided printing to save paper and money
  • Fast, up to 27 ppm black and white laser printing
  • Built-in Ethernet networking to easily share the unit among many users
  • High quality flatbed colour scanning
  • Compact, fits almost anywhere
  • User-friendly software with easy installation
  • Interactive help software
  • Cost effective, with high-capacity replacement toner cartridges
  • Peace of mind: free machine-lifetime support

SAVE BIG! Hewlett Packard P1606DN (CE749A#BG) – ONLY $169.99

 

HP 1606dn

Toners – CE278A $96.99 or CE278D $164.99 (Dual Pack)

HP CE278A

Networked, two-sided printing for small offices
Increase office efficiency with Ethernet networking, easy HP ePrint mobile printing and automatic two-sided printing. Plug and print with HP Smart Install. Cut costs and energy with Instant-on Technology and HP Auto-On/Auto-Off Technology.

Fast laser printing for small offices
Share the printer among a small office, using built-in Ethernet networking.
Print at up to 26 ppm letter/25 ppm A4, plus start printing fast with Instant-on Technology.
Print on a wide variety of media, using the 250-sheet paper tray and 10-sheet priority input slot.
Boost productivity and save time with automatic two-sided printing.
Stay on task with easy mobile printing and fast setup.

Print from virtually anywhere with HP ePrint
Plug and print in as fast as two minutes—no CD required with HP Smart Install.
Set up and start printing right away with an easy-to-use, intuitive control panel.
Receive consistent results with Original HP cartridges and easily reorder with HP SureSupply
Save threefold: paper, energy and money

Save paper with automatic two-sided printing.
Conserve energy with Instant-on Technology and save even more with HP Auto On/Auto-Off Technology.
Reduce wasted paper by printing only the content you want, using HP Smart Web Printing.
HP helps reduce your impact—less packaging, plus free cartridge recycling with HP Planet Partners.

Professional, cost-effective laser printing
Produce professional-quality business prints with bold, crisp text and sharp images.
Receive improved print quality with HP FastRes 1200.
Save space and reduce printer sound with an ultra-compact, space-saving printer with a “quiet” mode.
Support for PCL5e enables effective, reliable processing of documents.

How to Set Up a Wireless Printer

Have you recently upgraded to a wireless printer or are you thinking of upgrading to a wireless printer.  Here’s an easy to follow video with step by step to help you install and set-up your wireless printer.

Good luck!

Printer Buying Tips

Some great tips when making a decision on which new printer is right for your needs.

Brother MFC8510DN – $369.99

Fast Monochrome Laser All-in-One for Small to Medium Sized Businesses

The Brother™ MFC-8510DN is a cost efficient monochrome laser all-in-one for your desktop or busy office. It combines fast, reliable monochrome printing and copying up to 38ppm, color scanning and faxing into one compact design. Share this all-in-one with others on your network via its built-in Ethernet interface or print from your mobile device via‡: AirPrint™, Google Cloud Print™, Brother™ iPrint&Scan, or Cortado Workplace. Plus, it offers automatic duplex (two-sided) printing to help save paper and a convenient USB Direct Interface‡ for walk-up printing and scanning. To help lower your operating costs, a high-yield replacement toner cartridge is available.

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Main Features
  • Fast, high-quality printing and copying. Produces professional black & white output at impressive print and copy speeds of up to 38 pages per minute.
  • Flexible connectivity†. Print, scan or PC Fax over your Ethernet network or connect locally via its Hi-Speed USB 2.0 interface.
  • Automatic duplex printing. Print professional two-sided documents and booklets. Also, create two-sided output from one-sided originals when copying and faxing. This feature can help save you money and reduce your paper use by up to 50%.
  • Convenient mobile device printing & scanning. Print from your mobile device via‡:AirPrint™, Google Cloud Print™, Brother™ iPrint&Scan and Cortado Workplace. Plus, wirelessly scan to your mobile device with the Brother™ iPrint&Scan app.
  • Advanced scanning capabilities‡. Supports a variety of “scan to” functions including: E-mail, file, image, OCR, FTP, USB, Network (CIFS) and E-mail Server.
  • Flexible paper handling. The MFC-8510DN features an adjustable, 250-sheet capacity tray for letter or legal-size paper, plus a 50-sheet capacity multi-purpose tray.
  • Cost efficient performance. A high-yield 8,000-page‡ toner cartridge is available to help lower your operating costs.
  • 35-page capacity auto document feeder‡. Use for unattended copying, faxing or scanning of multi-page documents (up to legal size).
  • Convenient walk-up printing and scanning. A USB Direct Interface is located on the front of the machine for printing files from or scanning files to your USB flash memory drive‡.
  • Advanced security features. Provides a wide-range of security features including: secure print, Secure Function Lock, Enterprise Security (802.1x) and more.
  • Outstanding customer support. The Brother™ MFC-8510DN offers a 1 year limited warranty with free phone support for the life of your product.

 

Have you ever wondered how a laserjet printer cartridge works?

This video by Lexmark offers an excellent explanation of the Laserjet Printing process.

Learn how Lexmark laser printer technology works in this video from n-tara interactive. The complexities of laser printing are simplified using highly informative 3D animation.

GT Printing and Electronics carry’s a large selection of Lexmark Mono and Colour Laserjet Toners, Printers and Printer Accessories.

Visit our Webstore to view our great brand name selection of Printers, Printer Consumables, Printer Accessories and Consumer Electronics and more!

Leasing a printer vs Buying a printer

A lot has changed in the printing industry over the last 10 years.  The more money you can save on costs to run your business, the better. However, business decisions are not always just about the bottom line. In some cases, the line between the red and black can be a little blurred. Such is the case when trying to decide between buying or leasing a printer. Printers used for large-scale business applications can be expensive and cost you significant money up front. Leasing is an option to allay those costs, but you may end up paying more in the long run. You should take into account several considerations when deciding between the two.

The initial cost for buying a printer for your office may be several hundred or thousand dollars. This amount depends on the quality of the equipment you buy. You may need more than one printer. The initial cost of renting printers is significantly less than buying printers outright. You may end up paying an initial security deposit and your first month’s rental fees, but this should leave you with some additional money in the bank that you can use for other purposes.

Technological Changes
As technology continues to change rapidly, it may be necessary to replace your printers fairly often to keep up with those changes. If you buy your printers, replacing them will cost you a significant amount of money each time you do so. This may give you reason to hold off on purchases for a year or two until your old printers become obsolete. If you have a good lease, however, you may be able to upgrade your equipment without any significant change in price and as often as needed. The downside to leasing, in terms of technological upgrades, is that you may not have much choice when it comes to the new equipment you get.

Support
Leasing with the right company can present you with a significant advantage when it comes to getting technical support. Leasing companies generally provide support for the products they lease, and such support may cost you no additional money out of your pocket. Buying a printer, however, will require that you pay for your own repairs and rely on the manufacturer for technical support. This can prove to be expensive if you have to buy additional parts. The cost of printer ink also may add up fairly quickly if you buy, whereas a leasing company may replace ink for you as needed.  Most suppliers can help find a printer that has reasonable cartridges/ toner cost with high page yields.

Taxes
When it comes to tax deductions, both printing and leasing can help you reduce your tax liability. In general, the Government will allow you to deduct certain costs associated with running your business. Equipment costs, whether leased or purchased, are usually lumped in with those tax deductions. Generally though, the tax deductions tend to be more significant if you purchase the equipment.

Both “Purchasing” and “Leasing” have there pros and cons, but the decision should be made ultimately on the type of work, monthly print volumes and budget the customer has.

Please contact us with any of your questions, experiences or advice buying or leasing a printer.