- The cost per page using the starting toner cartridges that come with the new printer (also known as the starter cartridges), and
- The cost per page for using the printer with replacement toner cartridges
Sunday, December 26, 2010
Saturday, December 18, 2010
Some toner cartridges have chips, or memory devices, which may need to be replaced. In such cases, 123 Refills offers the chips and/or sells the toner refill kits with chips.
The toner refill kits available include universal toner refills, as well as cartridge specific refills, and are available for all major and popular laser toner printers.http://123refills.net/cic/category.php?category=Toner+Refill+Kits
Tuesday, December 14, 2010
Epson continues to address ecological-related issues and is committed to the relentless pursuit of innovation in compact, energy-saving, high-precision technologies to reduce environmental impact across all areas of operations.
"We do not follow the trend, we create the trend together with you," said Epson executive officer Akihiko Sakai.
The company's environmental strategy, called SE15, is a long-term vision that showcases Epson's vision for 2015 and outlines how the company plans to become indispensable to customers and society.
The 2015 environmental goals cover halving of life-cycle environmental impacts in key products by reducing CO2 emission, expansion of recyclable products and services, environmental applications of advanced technologies, legal and regulatory compliance and the fostering of an environmental community.Epson, together with competitors including Canon, Brother, Dell, HP and Lexmark has run a joint initiative for collection and recycling called "Ink Cartridge Home Coming Project".
According to Epson, approximately 500,000 to 700,000 used ink cartridges are sent to a sorting facility, where they will be separated by brand. From there, the cartridges will be delivered to their respective manufacturers, who will take responsibility for carrying out the recycling process. Epson's policies promote biodiversity and their 3 R's (reduce, reuse, recycle).
Epson has also teamed up with its competitor, Canon, reducing CO2 emissions by using a consolidated transportation system. With this service, the products shipped to some sales outlets are consolidated with the products of Canon for delivery by the shipping company. Both companies choose and use the delivery lines.Epson showcased eco products including energy-saving projectors and recycled materials used in new products, such as inkjet printers. Eighty percent of printer products are recycled to be new items, such as pens, bottles, packaging boxes and truck gear. Each year, the company collects approximately 11.5 million used inkjet cartridges from its inkjet cartridge home initiative and takes them to its recycling affiliates.
Epson and other IT companies strive to achieve their business profitability along with environmental-friendly initiatives. 123Refills is committed to an eco-friendly business and a recycling strategy that emphasizes on green practices. For more info on how 123Refills makes a difference visit: http://123refills.com/difference/difference.php
Saturday, December 11, 2010
Brother LC51 Compatible 4x HIGH CAPACITY Ink Combo (5 pack of cartridges with 4x CAPACITY)
Sale Price: $27.99
Includes: 2 x Black Ink cartridges - compatible with Brother Innobella LC51BK / LC51 Black with 2x capacity as compared to original Brother 1 x Cyan Ink - compatible with Brother Innobella LC51C / LC51 Cyan with 4x capacity as compared to original Brother 1 x Magenta Ink
Brother LC61 / Brother LC65 Compatible HIGH CAPACITY Ink Combo (5 pack of cartridges with DOUBLE CAPACITY)
Sale Price: $27.99
Includes: 2 x Black Ink cartridges - compatible with Brother LC61BK / LC65BK Black 1 x Cyan Ink - compatible with Brother Innobella LC61C / LC65C Cyan (more than 2x capacity as compared to Brother LC65) 1 x Magenta Ink - compatible with Brother Innobella LC61M / LC61 Magenta
Canon PGI5 Black, CLI8 Black, CLI8 Cyan, CLI8 Magenta, CLI8 Yellow Compatible Ink Combo (5 pack)
Sale Price: $24.99
Includes: 1 x Black Ink cartridge - compatible with Canon PGI5 / PGI-5Bk Black 1 x Black Ink cartridge - compatible with Canon CLI8 / CLI-8Bk Black 1 x Cyan Ink - compatible with Canon CLI8 / CLI-8C Cyan 1 x Magenta Ink - compatible with Canon CLI8 / CLI-8M Magenta 1 x Yellow Ink
Epson T069120, T069220, T069320, T069420 Compatible Ink Combo (4 pack)
Sale Price: $24.99
Includes: 1 x Black Ink cartridge - Remanufactured Epson T069120 1 x Cyan Ink - Remanufactured Epson T069220 1 x Magenta Ink - Remanufactured Epson T069320 1 x Yellow Ink - Remanufactured Epson T069420
HP 02 Compatible HIGH CAPACITY Ink Combo (5 pack of cartridges, DOUBLE CAPACITY)
Sale Price: $27.99
Includes: 2 x Black Ink cartridges - remanufactured HP 02BK Black with double capacity 1 x Cyan Ink - remanufactured HP 02C Cyanwith double capacity 1 x Magenta Ink - remanufactured HP 02M Magenta with double capacity 1 x Yellow Ink - remanufactured HP 02Y Yellow with double capacity
Wednesday, December 8, 2010
Read more of the results from the article here:
2010 Reliability and Service Survey: Printers - PCWorld
Brother ink and toner refills are reliable, and Brother printers are easy to refill. Refills are available at Brother Toner Refills
Friday, December 3, 2010
Monday, November 22, 2010
Switching from OEM printer cartridges to refilled versions could save UK households a combined £440m per year - survey
Major findings are that UK households:
• buy an average of 4.85 cartridges a year which (since each unit costs around £30, that is equivalent to an annual bill of £145.50)
• could each save £43.65 a year by switching to private-label products
• 10% of households buy 10 or more cartridges a year giving a potential saving of £90 each per year
• 81% of UK households have an inkjet printer, but…
• only 18% buy private-label retailer cartridges that are 25% to 35% cheaper than branded versions
• 66% say a cheaper price is likely to encourage them to switch from printer manufacturers cartridges to retailers’ versions
• 43% would be motivated to switch cartridges because of environmental credentials
These findings are significant. Each UK household could save on average £43.65 a year by switching to private-label products (private label products include compatible and remanufactured printer cartridges such as those sold by 123 Refills into the UK), and yet only 18% of households buy private-label (aftermarket compatible or remanufactured cartridges). The study was based on an estimated savings of only 25-25% compared to original brand cartridges, but retailers like 123 Refills save their customers even more (around 50% on average), so the savings are even more dramatic.
You can read more about this study here.
Thursday, November 11, 2010
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
A lawsuit against HP for their HP LaserJet printers giving low toner warnings too soon has reached a Proposed Settlement
CLJ 1500 Printer Series CLJ 4550 Printer Series
CLJ 2500 Printer Series CLJ 4600 Printer Series
CLJ 2550 Printer Series CLJ 4610N Printer
CLJ 2820 Printer CLJ 4650 Printer Series
CLJ 2830 Printer CLJ 5500 Printer Series
CLJ 2840 Printer CLJ 5550 Printer Series
CLJ 3500 Printer Series CLJ 8500 Printer Series
CLJ 3550 Printer Series CLJ 8550 Printer Series
CLJ 3700 Printer Series CLJ 9500 Printer Series
CLJ 4500 Printer Series
This resulted in users of these printers being forced to change the cartridges, even when their existing cartridges still had some toner left in them.
HP was sued for damages and an end to “deceptive and unconscionable practices” and has now come to a settlement.
According to HP: "The Proposed Settlement provides for a number of benefits, including HP’s agreement to post on its website a description of the operation of the Affected Models as it pertains to any interruption or termination of printing caused by toner level in their print cartridges, including a description of the mechanism in certain printers that allows users to “override” any termination in printing caused by the level of toner in their print cartridges. This description can now be found at the following site. HP also will contribute up to $5,000,000 in e-credits to be distributed to class members who purchased, leased, received as a gift or otherwise acquired in the United States a printer on the Affected Models list"
Tuesday, November 9, 2010
This new resetter is being developed with the same principles, aiming to ensure a low cost device that is battery operated and re-usable. There are no Canon PGI225 or Canon CLI226 remanufactured cartridges on the market as of right now, mostly due to the absence in the printer consumable aftermarket of replacement chips for Canon PGI-225 / CLI-226 or due to the absence of a resetting device. The cartridges include:
Canon CLI-226 Black Ink
Canon CLI-226 Cyan Ink
Canon CLI-226 Grey Ink
Canon CLI-226 Magenta Ink
Canon PGI-225 Black Ink
These cartridges are used in printers such as the PIXMA MG5220 Wireless Inkjet All-In-One, PIXMA iP4820, PIXMA MG5220, PIXMA MG6120, PIXMA MG8120 and other Canon inkjet printers.
The Canon resetter for PGI225 / CLI226 is being developed by Uni-Kit to work in all the Canon PGI 225 / CLI226 cartridge series and to be accepted in all the Canon inkjet printers that accept these cartridges.
Update: The Uni-Kit resetter (Canon CLI226 resetter) has been released as of June 2011 and is available for purchase through 123refills.net.
Monday, November 8, 2010
Refilling these Brother toner cartridges is easy, follow the toner refill instructions which can be downloaded at the Uni-Kit website. Since the TN420 and TN450 are new models, you can follow the instructions for the Brother TN350 for now since they are similar.
Note that the starter cartridges (those that first come with the Brother printers when you first purchase the printer) require a reset gear (which is a small accessory sold separately, but not yet available. When available, it will be listed at the 123refills.net website. The non-starter cartridges do not need this accessory, so can be easily and quickly refilled with the Uni-Kit toner refill kit #7 (enhanced formula).
The printers that accept the Brother TN-420 toner cartridge and Brother TN-450 toner cartridge include the Brother Laser HL-2240 printer series and HL-2270 printer series. The TN420 cartridges have a page yield of 1200 pages, whereas the TN450 have a page yield of 2600 pages. The Uni-Kit Toner Refill Kit #7 comes with enough toner to refill these cartridges at least 2 times, saving you over 75% compared to buying OEM toner cartridges. These Brother printers are becoming popular, with printer prices around $70 on the Brother® HL-2240 Mono Laser Printer (current pricing from Staples), and $100 on the Brother® HL-2270DW Mono Laser Printer (per current Staples offers).
Sunday, November 7, 2010
But Lexmark sought a retrial, and the United States District Court ruled on 28 October 2010 that the motion for a retrial would be denied, in effect rendering the Lexmark prebate program invalid - again.
There are many components to remanufacturing a toner cartridge. The empty shell (or empty core as it is referred to in industry terms) is of course a key component. The core needs to be filled with toner, and moving parts inside the cartridge also need to be replaced. These include parts such as toner wiper blades, doctor blades, OPC drums (photosensitive drums), magnetic rollers, and other parts that make a toner cartridge function). These parts are either refurbished / reused from the OEM parts, or new compatible parts are placed in lieu of the OEM parts. Some cartridges also have memory devices or chips, which often need to be replaced so that the printer can recognize the refilled toner cartridge as "full" and accept it in the machine.
Thursday, November 4, 2010
Wednesday, November 3, 2010
This was in response to failed bomb attempts using modified toner cartridges for 2 parcels that originated in Yemen and Dubai. The UK is the only country so far to place restrictions on the transport of toner cartridges. This may give a local boost to UK based toner cartridge manufacturers allowing them to regain some market share within the UK, which like most western markets has seen significant growth in printer consumable (inkjet and laser toner cartridge) consumption that has benefited eastern manufacturing countries that export lower cost cartridges. It will hurt exports of toner cartridges from the UK in the short term. But safety comes first.
Some news media outlets have reported that the toner cartridge could have been from Brother, HP or other manufacturers. Foxnews for example, ran a report in which they interviewed an executive of Clover Technologies Group, a toner cartridge remanufacturing company, who was quoted in the report as saying that the cartridge "looked like a model originally made by Brother or HP." The same report went on to say that representatives from the major printer manufacturers -- including Hewlett Packard, Canon, and Epson -- had so far declined to speculate on the device.
Although not many photos have been provided in the media, the photo below which was posted at Hannity.com, suggests that it is most likely not a Brother brand toner cartridge, but most likely an HP or Canon monochrome laser toner cartridge (Canon also makes the engines for most of HP's toner cartridges, so the distinction between the two is often subtle). The reason why Brother is ruled out as a likely candidate is because the cartridge in the photo clearly shows an OPC drum, which is not found on Brother monochrome toner cartridges (and the cartridge appears to be for a monochrome printer). Brother puts their drums (OPC drums) onto separate cartridge units that they call "drum cartridges". In the case of HP and Canon however, the drum is part of the main cartridge on monochrome models, and so this photo is highly suggestive that the cartridge used was an HP or Canon equivalent (at least based on the limited photo presented by CBS below). It is also difficult to tell if this is an original brand cartridge, or an aftermarket (remanufactured / compatible toner cartridge) based on this photo alone.
Photo from Hannity.com:
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
Sunday, October 24, 2010
"From its unique, sleek upright design to the broad range of SmartSolutions, the Lexmark Genesis is truly an innovative, one-of-a-kind product in today's AIO market," said Paul Rooke, Lexmark executive vice president and president of its Imaging Solutions Division. "Most importantly, after a quick and easy setup, busy professionals will immediately experience its time-saving instant preview, quick copies and unmatched speed when scanning content to the cloud."
Recently also announced by Lexmark, are the Twitter and Facebook SmartSolutions. These SmartSolutions will enable users to scroll through and search their Twitter feeds as well as view their Facebook walls and print photos right from the device. Twitter is currently available for download. Facebook will be available next month (November 2010), according to Lexmark.
Friday, October 22, 2010
123 Refills offers alternative replacement options to Xerox OEM printer supplies at significant savings compared to Original Xerox ink and toner, and also offers OEM (original) brand cartridges from Xerox as well for customers that demand OEM Xerox supplies. All the ink and toner offering for Xerox printers are listed at http://123refills.net/cic/eg/printers.php?printer=Xerox
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
HP Officejet Pro 8500A Plus Wireless e-All-in-One (CM756A#B1H)
HP Photosmart D110A Wireless e-All-in-One Printer (CN731A#B1H)
HP Photosmart Premium Wireless e-All-in-One (CN503A#B1H)
HP Officejet Pro 8500A Wireless e-All-in-One (CM755A#B1H)
HP Photosmart C410a Premium Fax Wireless e-All-in-One (CQ521A#B1H)
HP Photosmart Plus Wireless e-All-in-One Printer (CN216A#B1H)
HP Officejet Pro 8500A Premium Wireless e-All-in-One (CM758A#B1H)
Ink and toner supplies for these printers are or will be available from 123 Refills soon.
Friday, October 15, 2010
HP launched its new range of inks for at this year's 2010 SGIA Expo in Las Vegas. The inks seem to be a step in the right direction in terms of environmental printing impact, as they are less reliant on solvents that can be harmful to the environment.
Thursday, October 14, 2010
The printers range in price from $600 to $1200, and include the Oki B710n, B710dn, B720n, B720dn, B730n, B730dn.
123 Refills is working on after-market refill solutions for these models.
Monday, October 11, 2010
123 Refills sells Uni-Kit toner refills and lists the products by brand compatibility. There are "multi-brand" toner refill kits by Uni-Kit, and there are printer cartridge brand specific refill kits. For example, "Toner Refill Kits for Brother", "Toner Refill Kits for Canon", "Toner Refill Kits for Dell ", "Toner Refill Kits for HP" and more. All major brand types are supported. Both monochrome and color laser printer models are covered.
You can find a list of the multi-brand and printer cartridge brand specific refill kits at:
Sunday, October 10, 2010
Dell 1230 / Dell 1235 Refills
Lexmark C772 / C780 / C782 Refills
HP P1102 and HP P1606 Refills
Ricoh Aficio SP3300 Refills
Konica Minolta Pagepro 5650en Refills
Samsung SCX 6345 Refills
and many more ink and toner refills and printer cartridges
Wednesday, October 6, 2010
"The decision to accept the position was an easy one," said Apotheker Friday. "No other company can match what HP does in the marketplace."
"HP should be more valuable than the sum of its parts," said Apotheker, the only person offered the job. "Software (which accounts for just 3% of the company's annual revenue of about $118 billion) is sort of the glue to make that happen."
"I believe HP is an undervalued company," he said. Given the company's diversified products and services, he said, it is uniquely positioned to thrive over the next few years.
Though HP is the world's No. 1 PC maker and one of its most venerable names, Apotheker will be its fourth CEO in the past decade, if you include Lesjak. Before Hurd, Carly Fiorina, was pushed out after clashing with the HP board. HP is a printer manufacturer that has struggled to dominate in desktops, smartphones and software, despite an aggressive acquisition approach dwarfed only by Oracle and IBM.
As expected, there are a lot of politics within HP. However, Apothecker has the experience to deal with them successfully. HP now has a growing emphasis around services, following its acquisition of EDS last year. SAP is not a major services company, but Apotheker’s long stint as head of SAP’s customer operations unit will serve him well there.
A partner of HP said that the company is at the center of transformation and that if it fails in moving its full weight in the line of software in about 3-5 years, they might find themselves at the heart of commoditized printer and PC business showing high volume but profit margins utterly low.
In a conference call that served as his formal introduction to Wall Street, Leo Apotheker called software the "glue" that will hold together the different parts of the company. "Software is how we can make sure that the various parts of our technology actually fit well together," he said.
Even before his comments, it was telling enough that HP didn't choose the head of its PC or printer businesses — the company's traditional strengths — and instead tapped an executive who has spent more than two decades in the business software industry and far from Silicon Valley.
"HP is in the midst of a transformation," says R. "Ray" Wang, a partner at Altimeter Group LLC. "If they don't make the move into software in the next three to five years, they're going to find themselves in a really commoditized PC business with high volume and low profit margins."
With its own software business still small, HP will have to resort to acquisitions if it wants to build serious scale, the same way it bought Electronic Data Systems in 2008 to double its services business. Speculation is mounting that it might attempt to buy SAP. HP will face stiff competition from other tech heavyweights looking to position themselves as the leading one-stop shop for information technology.
The real question is how will this new focus on software impact the printer and cartridge business that has been the cash cow for HP? It remains to be seen.
Monday, October 4, 2010
The printers can copy, scan fax and email, and include advanced document management and workflow tools.
Monday, September 27, 2010
2) Color laser machines are expected to gain in sales as well.
3) Black only (monochrome) laser printers are expected to fall in sales, in line with recent trends.
Sunday, September 26, 2010
Printers used to be seen as a necessary extension of the desktop PC. However today, since more and more people and companies store their information on smartphones or the Internet, HP wants to ensure everyone is still buying printers and ink.
HP's new printers will have the ability to print directly from the Internet without going through a PC. As the world's biggest seller of computer printers, HP's strategy is to position itself as the leader and innovator in the printer and ink space. Question is will Epson, Lexmark, Canon and the other giants follow suit? This is a given. Competitors such as Canon, Xerox and Ricoh have already introduced printers capable of printing documents and data from smartphones, but they are mostly aimed at business customers using office software from Google or Salesforce.com.
HP's mobile printing announcement comes 1 month after competitor Epson released its new line-up of WorkForce all-in-one printers that also feature small-business tools such as a two-sided 30-page automatic document feeder, high-dpi scanning and a 250-sheet tray. The specifications that are similar to HP’s, at nearly identical price points.
Both companies are targeting the same customer but sets them apart? Epson focuses on its ink technology that is fade, smudge, and water-resistant. HP however, focuses on mobility, a sector that’s exploding and has yet to show even a fraction of its potential, according to industry experts. The type of printer businesses opt for largely depends on their industry standard, brand recognition, and reliance on mobile devices.
Thursday, September 9, 2010
- Cost of the ink / toner
- Quality of the printouts
- Convenience of getting the ink or toner that you need
- The Environmental impact of your purchase / use of ink or toner
Thursday, September 2, 2010
Thursday, August 5, 2010
At 123 Refills, we strive to provide our customers with the largest selection of ink and toner cartridges in the world. With more than 5,000 unique ink and toner cartridges and refills and growing, we are able to offer our customers choices. Choose from OEM (original brand) cartridges, compatible or remanufactured cartridges, refill kits or bulk ink / bulk toner.
The following printer ink and toner cartridge selection represents our latest inkjet and toner product releases
Sunday, July 25, 2010
Sunday, July 18, 2010
Xerox Phaser 3117
Xerox Phaser 3122
Xerox Phaser 3124
Xerox Phaser 3125
Xerox WorkCentre PE220
*Required (sold separately): Only needed for Dell 1100 and Samsung ML-2010, replacement fuse sold separately
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Saturday, July 17, 2010
Uni-Kit refill kits are available with the CLP310 chips (or chips also available bought separately).
Monday, July 5, 2010
Wednesday, May 26, 2010
Friday, April 16, 2010
123 Refills has released a new resetter for the popular Canon CLI221 / PGI220 inkjet cartridges. The resetter is battery operated and will reset any OEM Canon chip for the CLI221 and PGI220 cartridges. The resetter will have a starting MSRP of $34.99.
Friday, March 26, 2010
The store is redesigned based on the new fresh look of 123 Refills, and offers refilled and compatible cartridges for all ink and toner cartridges. Also available is in store and on-demand refill services for popular inkjets, or exchange services (bring in your empties and exchange them with pre-filled cartridges, or have your empties refilled). Now with even more convenient options!
Saturday, February 27, 2010
Larnaka, which is the 2nd largest commercial port for the country of Cyprus, now has its own 123 Refills store. This is the 3rd ink and toner refill store opened by 123 Refills in Cyprus, which has a total population of around 750,000 people. Stores have been established already in Limassol and Lefkosia (Nicosia). The total number of stores that offer the 123 Refills line of inkjet and toner cartridges and ink refill / toner refill services in Cyprus is three, with another store in development plans for the city of Paphos. 123 Refills is proud to welcome the Larnaka store to its international portfolio, bringing the total number of 123 Refills locations to 32 worldwide.
Sunday, February 21, 2010
19th - 22d OF FEBRUARY 2010
HELEXPO PALACE, 39 Kifisias Avenue, Marousi-Athens
123 Refills is exhibiting its franchise model this weekend in Athens, Greece. Greece was the springboard for the brick and mortar franchise expansion of 123 Refills. The concept was founded in the USA, but having grown through franchise expansion in Greece and Cyprus, the expansion of the franchise brand is now continuing to other parts of Europe and the Middle East. Malta recently opened its first 123 Refills store, and more stores are in development for Saudi Arabia and Kuwait.
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
123 Refills continues to enjoy solid growth in the country of Cyprus. The 3rd store for Cyprus is planned to open soon. With refill stores already in Limassol (Lemesos) and Nicosia (Leukosia), the Cyprus market has shown strong demand for the company's quality ink refill and toner refill services and refilled cartridges. The Larnaca store is scheduled to open soon and will offer a wide variety of remanufactured and compatible inkjet and toner cartridges and refill services for popular cartridge models. For address locations of all the Cyprus 123 Refills stores please visit the 123 Refills Stores in Cyprus link. A message from the 123 Refills master franchisee in Cyprus:
Το να κερδίζουμε λεφτά απο την ανακύκλωση των μελανοδωχείων... Δεν σημαίνει ότι θα πρέπει να συμβιβαζόμαστε με χειρότερη ποιότητα. Στην 123Refills η μοναδική τεχνογνωσία μας τριών σταδίων στο ξαναγέμισμα εξασφαλίζει ότι τα προιόντα μας θα συμπεριφερθούν ακριβώς όπως και στα αυθεντικά. Η 123Refills παρέχει στούς πελάτες της 100% γραπτή εγγύηση γιά όλα της τα προιόντα.
Monday, February 15, 2010
123 Refills in downtown Los Angeles will soon be moving to a new and exciting location just across from the current location. The new location is across the street and next to 7 Eleven (which is at the corner of Olive and 7th Streets). The new address is 705 A South Olive Street and will continue to offer on site ink refills for popular ink models, as well as off-the-shelf remanufactured and compatible cartridges for all printer models (ink, fax and toner). OEM (original equipment manufacturer) brand cartridges will also be for sale. Save an average of 50% and enjoy the convenience of buying in store! Visit us at our new location.
123 Refills Los Angeles
705 A S Olive Street
Los Angeles, CA, 90014
Or call ahead at 21384913.
Now servicing all popular ink and toner models.
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
Did you know that 123 Refills sells a wide range of printer cartridge components? These cartridge components are used by professional remanufacturers to assemble and remanufacture ink and toner cartridges. This includes OPC drums, Gears, Wiper Blades, Doctor Blades and other cartridge parts. PCR's and Mag Rollers too.
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Printer manufacturers make their money by selling high priced cartridges (consumables). The printers are sold for cheap, sometimes at or less than cost. It is equivalent to the razor / razor blade theory. Get the razor cheap (or free), and you're stuck buying expensive consumables for it. Same thing with ink.
Some printer manufacturers have tried to buck the trend. Take Kodak for example. Kodak is selling higher priced printers and cheaper cartridges. But even Kodak isn't much different. It is true that the Kodak cartridges are "cheaper" than other printer cartridges, typically costing around $10 for a black cartridge or $15 from a color cartridge from a Kodak authorized reseller like Best Buy. However, take a closer look at how much ink is in those Kodak cartridges. You'll find its around 1/2 the volume of ink than more expensive HP inkjet cartridges for example.
No surprise then that there has been a recent push by regulatory bodies to force printer and cartridge manufacturers into labeling their products more visibly with the amount of ink that they hold. The National Conference on Weights and Measures for example has been pushing for tighter restrictions on the way printer ink cartridge manufacturers must label their products.
This may in the long run put pressure on ink prices, which won't be a bad thing for the consumer. 123 Refills has long been promoting more ink and more toner whenever possible in the same cartridge shape that OEM cartridge manufacturers would put less ink. The 123 Refills compatible cartridges for Brother LC51 for example hold up to 4 x the ink volume as compared to Brother OEM cartridges. The HP Q2612a toner cartridge can also hold about 50% more toner than HP puts in their cartridge. Many brother printer cartridges also hold more toner than is first sold with the cartridge when you buy a new printer. The Brother TN460 is an example.
Prepeat rewritable printer uses no ink, no toner - CNET Asia Blogs: Tokyo Shift by Rick Martin, Japan
Sounds like a great concept... inkless printer and rewritable paper. But at what cost, and at what quality? It would be unfair to speculate about the quality (except to comment that its targetted for "documents" which require less resolution of course and have less quality concerns than regular home or office printing jobs), but we can talk about the cost since Sanwa (the manufacturer of this ink less and toner less printer) has published that it will probably be priced around $5600 per printer and the paper at $3360 per lot (1000 sheets of paper per lot).
That sounds like a lot of money to any small business...
Wednesday, February 3, 2010
Tuesday, February 2, 2010
This is an incredible value deal, and makes sense for just about any home or small office use. The printer is the Brother IntelliFax - 1960c Color Inkjet Printer. This printer boasts a full-color fax and Message Center solution with a 5.8GHz cordless handset and built-in answering machine. Ideal for small office or home office environments, it’s a perfect communications tool that delivers impressive fax, phone and printing features. Among its features are a 5.8GHz digital cordless handset, High speed 33.6K bps SuperG3 fax modem, 16MB memory and more.
This printer has an estimated street price of $169.99 by Brother, and comes with 1 cartridge per color (black, cyan, yellow, magenta). Consider that each cartridge holds around 12ml of ink.
Now consider the value proposition of the Inkfinite Bundle:
1 x Brother factory refurbished Intellifax 1960c Printer
1 x Continuous Ink System (holds around 100ml ink per color)
Thats the equivalent of around 40 cartridges worth of ink PLUS the printer, all for under $200.
If you bought 40 cartridges, those would run you over $700. Add the cost of the printer, and you'd be around $1000.
So its really like saving around $800 worth of ink!
Get 10% off any order (excluding OEM cartridges), valid until Feb 10, 2010