As one of HP’s most popular ink cartridges – used in over 50 HP printers, the HP 364 is in big demand across Ireland as a compatible ink cartridge. The high-quality compatible inks offer big savings against the original brand cartridges and come with the high capacity colour cartridges holding 100% more ink than the originals that means up to 100% more printing! The HP 364 ink cartridges come in four colours, black cyan, magenta and yellow and are among a select few cartridges produced by Hp that allow the user to replace individually. Up to now most of the HP printers, some listed below, would have 2 cartridges, one for black ink and one for colour.
Also, in a step away from past ink cartridge types, the cartridges do not contain a printhead, the printhead is located in the printer. In many previous models the print head was located in the ink cartridge that meant that the cost of the cartridge was more expensive than HP’s competitor cartridges that produced a similar quality print. It also meant that in the past the non-original replacement cartridge could not be reproduced as a compatible but only as a remanufactured cartridge.
This entailed a once original cartridge being taken back to the factory and cleaned, repaired if necessary, refilled with ink, tested and boxed. One advantage to this type of ink cartridge was that each time you inserted the
cartridge you were using a new print head but the expense for the end user was too high and HP have seemed to moved to follow its rival manufacturers in the hope of bringing down the price of the cartridges. The compatible version of the HP364XL ink cartridge with it’s low price, in some cases as low as €2.94 per cartridge, combined with its extra ink has got to be one of the best buys of 2016 for those who own an HP printer.
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.
HP 364 compatible ink cartridges are now available online for as little as €2.94 each, on buying a 16 cartridges pack. High quality compatible HP 364 ink manufactured to the same ISO standards as the original brand inks offer. And, they are big savings for home and business users alike, when compared to any original brand ink . The ink cartridges work especially well for everyday general-purpose printing. they come with greater ink volumes than the original brand cartridges to offer exceptional value. The HP364 ink cartridge comes in two sizes, the standard and XL high capacity version. The high capacity version is by far the better value of the two and is also the most popular. The ink volume of the original brand high capacity colour cartridge is 7ml while the compatible version is a whopping 14.6ml that represents 100% extra!
The HP 364 ink cartridges work perfectly well in the HP Officejet and Photosmart printers listed below. The latest generation of these cartridges means there are very few compatibility issues.
All in all, if you combine the great price and the extra ink volume of the cartridges, it really is a no brainer that compatibles are the way forward. All reliable compatible HP ink cartridges are manufactured by third-party suppliers, these suppliers endeavour to achieve the same ISO standard as the original brand suppliers. Every cartridge is manufactured to a very high standard with the intention of giving the user, the reliability and consistency, they would expect from the original brand cartridge. The colour prints obtained from the compatible HP364 ink cartridge is fine for everyday general-purpose printing and will be hard to beat for value. On average, the cost of an online HP364XL black original brand ink cartridge is in the region of €20. With the compatible version available for as little as €2.94 the savings to be made over 12 months are too big to ignore.
All good online suppliers of compatible ink cartridges will stand over any sales with a money-back guarantee and offer a full backup if any issues do arise. It’s worth checking that the supplier will offer this service and give you peace of mind if you have any concerns about switching to compatible cartridges.
Printing a personalised wall planner or calendar for 2016 can be fun when you personalise the artwork. It’s simple enough task to make the wall planner by printing it on your own home or office printer. Start with downloading a template from the internet preferably in Microsoft Word and begin by marking off the important dates such as birthdays or anniversaries (pretty much the same way as you would on a standard calendar. If for example it is a birthday of a loved one or friend, insert a photo of the person for that date and have a visual reminder of the person as well as the date.
Kids will love the idea of having their photo on a wall planner or calendar and will look forward to the important date (usually their birthday) with extra enthusiasm especially when they come to the month of the year that is most important to them. Another suggestion is to have Christmas Day represented with a photo from the previous years visit to Santa’s Grotto, the kids will be madly excited for this to be revealed in pictures!
The size of the wall planner may be determined by the output of your printer. If your printer prints A3 sheets then a wall planner template for that size will be necessary and obviously the printer will print to that size. If your printer is A4 then it will be possible to print two A4 prints and tape them together to make them up to A3 size. Depending on the amount of images that you have in your wall planner, the printer may use a lot of ink but if you are using compatible ink cartridges then the cost to you will be minimal. Most of today’s printers will accept the non-genuine compatible ink cartridges without any real issues and with the cost a fraction of the price of the original brand cartridges all your printing will be very affordable
A nice glossy finish on the paper will further enhance any images on the print whether it’s for a wall planner or a calendar. You can buy the paper, matt or glossy, online or locally and set your printer to print glossy or matt through your printer properties. If you use the correct corresponding setting for the type of paper you are using the quality of the print will be so much better as the printer will distribute the ink according to the paper type.
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.
Original brand ink cartridges have now become so expensive that they are actually more expensive per ml than Chanel No. 5 or a good quality bottle of champagne. At least that’s according to a recent survey carried out in the UK by Watchdog and there’s no sign of the prices coming down either.
It’s common knowledge that the price of ink cartridges in Cork is already astronomical and becoming more unaffordable by the minute with Epson, Brother, Canon and HP original brand cartridges among the most costly. The advent of compatible ink cartridges in Cork has made a real difference to the cost of printing your own documents in some cases allowing savings of up 70%. Online shopping for ink is the way ahead and with plenty of good Irish suppliers offering next day delivery to Cork, there is no need to leave your home or office, just sit back and wait for your delivery. It’s unlikely that you be able to beat some of the online offers in the high street with many online suppliers offering low cost delivery and free ink cartridges to boot!
Many printers are now available to buy at reduced prices in the large stores locally as well as online. The trap many people fall into is that the cost of printer may be excessively low but the cost of the ink cartridges is very high. A simple piece of research on the printers that seem to be great value can prevent you from falling victim to this aggressive marketing by the big printer companies.
First of all, choose a couple of printers that take your fancy both for price and specification. Next check out the cost of the buying replacement original brand ink cartridges. The next part is the really clever bit, check that the printer will accept compatible ink cartridges without any real issues – to do this ring up an online supplier and ask will they give you a money-back guarantee with the compatible cartridges they sell. They will usually be honest enough to inform you if there are any issues with the non-original cartridges for that printer – lets face it, it’s in their interest to be truthful. If there are any issues with compatible ink for that printer they may recommend one that gives no issues at all. Nine times out of ten you will find that the online sellers of non-original ink cartridges will give you honest truthful advice.
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.