The very latest high quality compatible Canon CLI 521 ink cartridges are now available online for as little as €1 per cartridge plus VAT with low cost delivery across Ireland and the UK. They comes with an ink volume of 9ml for each of the four colours; black, cyan, magenta, yellow and a whopping 19ml for the large black, these ink cartridges are certainly exceptional value for money.
These compatible ink cartridges will run smoothly in over a dozen Canon printers and are generally accepted by the same printers with no issues. Occasionally, when any Canon CLI 521 ink cartridges are installed (original or compatible) the print quality may seem a little different with streaks or faded colours. This can be easily overcome by performing a head cleaning operation. The main reason for poor quality printing is blocked heads on the printer and there are usually two ways to overcome this, this will depend on the printer type and how you access the head cleaning facility.
For those printers with a control panel on the face or front of the machine then it will be possible to access the maintenance by selecting the arrow and scrolling to the maintenance tab. Next scroll or select head cleaning (this may be represented by a tool symbol). Select head cleaning and clean heads. This may take a few minutes and the printer will make a buzzing sounds as the ink is forced through the print heads in an attempt to clear any blockage that is causing the poor print quality. The option will then appear to print a test page, select yes or print test page and view the results to determine if another head cleaning procedure is necessary. It may be necessary to perform the head cleaning procedure 5 or 6 times if there is a stubborn head clog on the printer.
The option for those printers that do not have a maintenance interface on the front of the printer is to access the head cleaning procedure via your PC or laptop. The simplest way is to open any document and go to file>print>properties>maintenance>head cleaning. This will give the same result just a different way of accessing the head cleaning and head alignment procedures.
The Canon CLI 521 ink cartridges are ideal for replacing individual ink cartridges, for example, if the yellow cartridge runs out then you just replace the yellow and not the full set of five. The great value compatible non-original ink cartridges make printing affordable and cost effective at home and in the office.
It’s rumoured that one of the most popular Christmas gifts this year for students is a new printer to facilitate the printing of their assignments and boarding passes for their well earn half-term trips! On a serious note, the home printer is a practical Christmas gift for any household, and one that is becoming more and more common.
If we are choosing a printer as a gift there are several factors to consider. Firstly, the printer will need to suit the needs of the user, if it’s a home user then the printer will probably need to be colour and be able to print, scan and copy. The print speed of this printer may not be that important, but, the cost of the ink cartridges certainly will. In fact, one of the most important factors when considering buying a printer as a gift is, the running cost for the person who receives the printer. It might be OK to buy a bargain printer for a friend or loved one, but, if the running costs are astronomical then any good intentions on the part of the buyer are soon lost.
There are a couple of good tips to consider before purchasing the printer, for example, how much will the replacement ink cartridges cost and more importantly, will the printer accept compatible ink cartridges? This information will be available from any good ink seller and is very important, as some printers are more prone to rejecting compatible ink cartridges than others. What are the best printers to consider this year?
Well, we think that if you consider buying the Epson Expression XP range then you won’t go far wrong. This all-in-one range of printers is perfect for the home user or small office. They accept four individual ink cartridges, black, cyan, magenta and yellow and are all individually replaceable which makes it more cost effective than having to replace a full set of cartridges. The Epson printers are also known to be compatible ink friendly and do not give any real issues when it comes to accepting them.
Also, this time of the year lends itself to real bargains when it comes to printers’ as the more popular Christmas gifts are more likely to be TV’s or iPhones. Of course, Epson aren’t the only printers available but to give a more balanced view we also recommend Canon and Brother printers as good presents as they too will offer good value when used with compatible replacement cartridges. So, to give the perfect Christmas gift this year why not give a printer that has all the facilities that modern day life requires such as wireless printing and will be cost effective to run.
There are many variations on creating your own Christmas card and adding that personal touch can make all the difference. You can opt for the modern Christmas card just printed 2 sides same as a postcard or go for the more traditional folded card. You can choose a complimentary colour to match your images, maybe red or burgundy text and add a touch of sophistication by printing your card or a glossy card.
It’s possible to find an online outlet for personalized Christmas card but it’s much more fun to make your own. You can download a template from the internet for the size you require, for example A5 in size. The template will usually be in Microsoft Word and will allow you to populate the picture and text boxes. It’s worth noting that any images you choose to use for the photos should be of good quality and not low-resolution images downloaded from the internet, otherwise the quality of the photo on the card will be poor. If you have good quality images taken on your iPhone they should be OK to use and of course they will be more personalise the card also.