Thursday, February 17, 2011

Samsung Introduces A3 Multifunction Printers

According to a BUSINESS WIRE press release, Samsung announced its much-anticipated entrance into the A3 printer market – the MultiXpress CLX-9350ND and CLX-9250ND multifunction color printers and the MultiXpress SCX-8040ND and SCX-8030ND mono printers. Supporting throughput of up to 12-inches by 18-inches, Samsung’s A3 models are perfect for both back office operations in the enterprise space as well as demanding work groups looking for maximum productivity, seamless integration and powerful security features.

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in semiconductor, telecommunication, digital media and digital convergence technologies with 2009 consolidated sales of US$116.8 billion. Employing approximately 188,000 people in 185 offices across 65 countries, the company consists of eight independently operated business units: Visual Display, Mobile Communications, Telecommunication Systems, Digital Appliances, IT Solutions, Digital Imaging, Semiconductor and LCD. Recognized as one of the fastest growing global brands, Samsung Electronics is a leading producer of digital TVs, memory chips, mobile phones and TFT-LCDs.  123 Refills sells compatible for Samsung toner cartridges for use in Samsung laser printers as well as toner refill kits for use as Samsung toner refills.

Friday, February 11, 2011

The Kodak ink refill kit is here

123 Refills is now carrying the Uni-Kit refill kit for Kodak ink cartridges #10 black and #10 color. The cost for a home user to refill their own Kodak ink cartridges is now under $4 per cartridge and includes the ink, chip, tools and instructions to refill.  The refill kit comes with enough ink for 10 x refills, and includes 10 chips, tools and instructions, all for $34.99 (average cost per cartridge $3.50).

Newly refilled Kodak ink cartridges need to have their chips replaced with new chips so that the printer can "recognize" them as full again. Aftermarket chips are slightly different in shape to the original chips in order to better protect them from damage (replacement chips are slightly thicker), and therefore it is required to modify the chip slot on the cartridge to adequately hold the replacement chip in place.
You will notice that the OEM (original) chip is held in place by a small plastic protrusion that is holding the chip in place from the bottom of the chip (see just below the chip, in the middle of the chip). This plastic protrusion can be depressed easily with a screwdriver or pen tip, releasing the hold on the chip. The chip will then easily slide downwards, and out. 

The replacement chip is thicker than the original chip, so the same plastic protrusion needs to be depressed even more in order to get the replacement chip to slide in place. The protrusion may need to be physically bent a little to create the extra space needed to slide the chip into place.