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Toner and Inkjet Cartridge Deals

We are liquidating our current stock of inkjet cartridges and laser jet toners.

OEM (Originals) 

HP Q2612A – $60 (1)

LEX E250A11A – $100 (3)

BRO TN210BK – $60 (1)

BRO TN210C – $60 (1)

BRO TN210M – $60 (1)

BRO TN210Y – $60 (1)

HP 564XL C – $20

HP 564XL M – $20

HP 564XL Y – $20

HP 564BK – $10

HP 564C – $10

HP 564M – $10

HP 564Y – $10

HP 933XL CMY $30 (3PK)

Remanufactured

HP Q5949X – $100 (1) 

HP CB540A – $60 (2) HP 125A

HP CB541A – $60 (2) HP 125A

HP CB542A – $60 (2) HP 125A

HP CB543A – $60 (2) HP 125A

HP 920XL – $20 (1)

These products can be picked up in Belleville Ontario or we can ship with-in Canada.  Shipping not included.  Pre-payment only.

Contact us with any questions sales@anythingprinting.ca.

Remanufactured Printer Cartridges vs Compatible Printer Cartridges

At Anything Printing we are frequently asked what the difference is between our Remanufactured printer cartridges and other compatible cartridge options available in the marketplace. In this article we compare the two options, explain the main differences between both options and why our Re-manufactured printer cartridges are superior in quality.

The #1 reason consumers look to an aftermarket printer cartridge is cost savings.  With the cost of printer consumables constantly on the rise consumers look for a more cost-effective option to help save on their monthly bottom line in-house/ in-office printing costs.

In this article we take a look at our Remanufactured cartridges vs Compatible cartridge options available and why our premium remanufactured inks and toners should receive some serious consideration.

Cartridge Components (The working parts inside your cartridge)
A Compatible printer cartridge is made from all new parts which are closely copied to mimic the original cartridge.  None of the parts are recycled and all plastics, aluminum and other components are brand new knock-offs.  Often times the components used are made with the goal of matching the OEM specs but more often than not lack the quality the manufacturer intended for the cartridge.  

Our Remanufactured printer cartridges are made from a combination of new and recycled components. They are created by taking an original (used/ empty) cartridge and taking it through our proprietary automated quality control process of cleaning, examining, replacing worn out parts, filling it with (Manufacturer) ink and toner and post testing the cartridge before resale.  The body of the cartridge is made by the same manufacturer that made your printer. Many of the parts inside our cartridges are reused original components that may have been cleaned and left for a second cycle.  

Quality
Compatible printer cartridges are made with the main goal to produce a new cartridge as cheaply as possible.  None of the original cartridge components are re-used and some of the true cartridge features are not included.  Instead, new components are created to closely match and mimic the functionality of the original cartridge.  In a lot of manufacturing environments compatible cartridges are assembled by hand, by unskilled workers with little to no quality control processes in place.

Our Remanufactured cartridges start by using an OEM manufacturer cartridge and we inspect and test the empty cartridge for damage or defect.  We use a lot of OEM parts in our process to ensure integrity of the cartridge.  Our process is 100% automated and our products must meet OEM manufacturer standards. Our Remanufactured cartridges are also print tested for quality before they are packaged for resale.  

While the remanufactured printer cartridge starts from a high quality base, the compatible printer cartridge starts from the cheapest base.  Compatible printer cartridges are produced so cheaply that they can be dumped on the market for even less than the cost of a re-manufactured cartridge. An empty core which is required to create a remanufactured cartridge, could be more expensive than the whole cost of the new compatible cartridge.

Fit
While our Remanufactured printer cartridges are made from an original cartridge made by the manufacturer of your printer to exacting specifications, the Compatible printer cartridge is made to closely match the original.  Because of these varying degrees of tolerances the Compatible cartridge may not fit in your printer as well as the Remanufactured cartridge. Due to poor fit, frequent printing issues may arise. Your printer could also be physically damaged by a poor fitting compatible printer cartridge.

Environment
A Compatible printer cartridge uses all new parts and resources and wastes approximately 5 pounds of our Earth’s natural resources.  A Remanufactured printer cartridge reuses many of the original cartridge parts.  Because of this, far fewer of the natural resources go toward creation of a Remanufactured cartridge. 

Toner and Ink
In a lot cases Compatible cartridges replace using genuine OEM toner with cheap bulk toner or ink. Bulk toner and ink is used to fill a wide variety of different manufacturer cartridges.

Our Remanufactured cartridges use genuine OEM toner for all manufacturers. If it’s an HP cartridge it gets HP ink!

Country of Origin
A large portion of Compatible cartridges originate in China and Hong Kong.

Our Remanufactured cartridges are made in North America in the USA.

Warranty
Some Compatible cartridges  offer a 30-90 day warranty but the order takes almost a month to get to you.

Our Remanufactured cartridges are backed by a 1 year warranty.  We also have a dedicated technical support line for any questions or issues.

We carry a wide variety of Remanufactured ink, toner and MICR toner for Brother, Canon, Epson, Hewlett Packard, Lexmark, Samsung, Toshiba, Xerox and more.  

Send your printer cartridge model to sales@anythingprinting.ca.

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!

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.

Our Remanufactured Mono (Black) Toner Cartridges

Our premium monochrome laser toner cartridges have the same color quality, performance, and page yield as national brand cartridges at a fraction of the cost. Our broad product line supports over 99.8% of the print volume demand in today’s market.

Quality is paramount; that’s why our laser print cartridges are developed and built in the most technologically advanced, ISO 9001:2008-certified manufacturing environment in the industry. Our suppliers world-class engineering department utilizes proprietary automated equipment and ASTM testing methods to ensure superior performance from each and every cartridge produced. By utilizing high quality chemical toner and components, our printer cartridges provide optimum text and graphics print quality. State-of-the-art, automated filling equipment ensures precise fill weights for each cartridge and independent testing has verified that our cartridges function fully until end-of-life while yielding the same or more pages than OEM cartridges.

It’s the combination of technology and automation, high quality components, and dedication to excellence that makes our suppliers laser cartridges the clear alternative to OEM. Backed by a 100% satisfaction guarantee, you have nothing to lose and money to gain!

Our Products Advantage
– 6 Global manufacturing facilities and 2 R&D facilities dedicated to laser products
– STMC-certified
-Best access to high quality cores
– IP-Cleared
– Product consistency through automation
– Digital auto filling
– Ultrasonic welding on toner hopper, same as OEM
– Pressure gauges to test seals and adhesives
– Single page test mode to maximize component wear
– Environmental chamber testing, OEM benchmark testing

We recycle your EMPTY or UNWANTED Printer Cartridges!

images (33)Being environmentally friendly is a large concern for a lot of our customers. Keeping in mind that most businesses today have a huge need for printing but they are also concerned with how they handle their paper and cartridges/ toners once they’ve                                                                                served there purpose.

We can help!

As we are sure you are aware, recycling your used paper is easy with the use of a blue box and municipal recycling pick up.

Recycling your used or unwanted inkjet cartridges and laserjet and copier toners is much a larger task.  There are several ways to recycling your used printer cartridges and toners including:

  • Buying return cartridges with pre-paid return shipping
  • Search for a local fund raiser with a drop off location
  • Find a local municipal drop off location

Although these methods are great; they still require a lot of extra effort for our customers.

Great news, we pick-up your used/ unwanted cartridges and toners when we deliver your next order.  All we ask is that you have your cartridges neatly packaged for pick-up.

We will ensure that your cartridges and toners will be recycled properly in hopes of them making them into new cartridges or using the good parts for to building other cartridges and toners.

Contact us for more information sales@gtprinting.ca.

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?

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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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