Archive for the ‘How To Guides’ Category

Why isn’t my new ink cartridge printing correctly?

Wednesday, December 16th, 2015

It is very common for new ink jet cartridges to have issues printing. The good new is that usually it can be quickly fixed. (more…)

How to Store Inkjet Cartridges

Friday, April 6th, 2012

When an ink jet cartridge isn’t used for an extended period of time the life span can actually be shortened. If you have an inkjet printer and will not be using it for a while, it is recommended that you remove the ink cartridges from the printer and store them. If you store the ink jet cartridge properly you can significantly extend its life. (more…)

Tools to Streamline Your Business: From a Multi-Functioning Printer to an Online Fax Service

Wednesday, October 26th, 2011

If you are a small business owner, you probably have had to deal with scarcity when it comes to monetary resources at some point. Aside from this, you may have also encountered difficulties in finding sufficient office space to work. These are some of the reasons why it is sometimes hard to keep everything in order. You may have issues with your phone, printer, online fax, etc. Below are some products and services that can help you save enough money and space, simply through consolidation.

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How to Buy a Photo Printer

Monday, October 17th, 2011

Printer photos at home can be fun and easy if you have the right photo printer for your needs. With so many photo printers to choose from, we examine a few details to help you make the right choice for your printing needs.

There are two main types of photo printers: a dedicated and near-dedicated photo printers. The dedicated photo printers can only print photos. Most of these are limited to specific paper sizes for photos. In addition they tend to be smaller and more portable printers. (more…)

How do I Get My New Ink Cartridges to Print?

Wednesday, August 17th, 2011

At times some ink jet cartridges with the print head attached to the cartridge might not print right away.

This sort of thing mostly affects cartridges such as HP, Lexmark or Dell. (more…)

How to Pick a Printer for College

Monday, August 1st, 2011

Most college students will need a printer for their coursework at school. With so many printers to choose from it can easy to get lost in the number of options available. (more…)

What to Look For When Buying a Printer.

Wednesday, July 20th, 2011

Printer shopping can be overwhelming. So many printers with so many different options and prices. Here are a few details to check that can help narrow down your search for the best printer for your needs.

Look beyond the initial printer price. The cost of printing each page is a better way to calculate the overall price of your printer.

For example: you can buy a simple ink jet printer for $50 but the ink for replacement might be $25 or $30 each to replace. Not to mention how many printers per cartridge.

So take a look at the replacement cartridge costs. check how large the cartridges, then add in the costof the printer.


Look for reviews of  printer print quality. This is greatly important if you plan on printing photos from your printer. If you do not plan no printing many photos you dont need to invest in a photo printer with several specific color ink tanks. But if you plan on printing mostly photos than looks for a printer that offers at least sic separate color ink cartridges for better color printing.

Do you want a multifunction printer? Printers that can also scan, copy, and fax can be handy if you are short on space. But only spend the extra money if you actually needs these extra functions since it will add to the cost of the printer overall.


Inkjet or Laser printer? Most home users and small offices can benefit from using a mono-chrome laser printer verses an ink jet printer. The first is because the much lower overall cost of a laser printer once you add in the price and page yield of replacement cartridges.

It really is the best value. Most things we print do not need to be in color. If you need to print photos at times, simple get a second photo printer in addition to your laser printer. When you do the math, it will still be an overall savings.

Dont Change Your Ink Cartridge! It Might not be Empty Yet.

Tuesday, July 19th, 2011

Believe it or not… your printer might be lying to you!

A recent study by PC Magazine found that most printers indicated the cartridges were empty even when they were not. (more…)

How To Choose The Best Toner Cartridge

Tuesday, May 24th, 2011

Laser printers are the best value for any office size office.  Choosing can be overwhelming since there are so many different toner cartridges available. (more…)

What is the Difference Between Dots and Pixels

Thursday, May 19th, 2011

When you are printing a photo you want to print it at the appropriate quality for the size print you  want.  But what determines the quality of your prints? Is it the dots per square inch (DPI) or the number of pixels per square inch (PPI)? (more…)

How to Lower Printing Costs: Use Different Fonts

Wednesday, April 13th, 2011

With printer ink cartridges costing as much as some printers, many are looking to find small ways to lower their printing costs. One that is often overlooked is simply choosing a different font when you print. (more…)

How to Find the Right Printer

Wednesday, March 16th, 2011

Finding the right printer for either the home or office requires a user to be sure what they require the printer to do. The quality of the printer, the speed of a high quality print and the ability for a wireless connection are two of the top features that user actually look for first and then decide on the other additional features such as scanners or photocopiers. For example the HP Deskjet 1050 Printer with print, scan and copy documents and at below $50 is a very cheap but reliable model. Offices often have these machines so the home office will often require these aspects in addition to good print quality and connectivity. (more…)

Getting Creative with Old Printer Cartridges

Saturday, March 5th, 2011

Usually after the cartridges gets empty we are tempted to throw it away or recycle it using a printer cartridge recycling service provider. Here are some other ways that you can put your used printer cartridge to better use in your home, Such as: (more…)

How to Share a Printer between Different Operation Systems (XP Pro, XP Home, Linux)

Friday, March 4th, 2011

This is not an easy process. To simplify the process, Here are few steps that can help you simplify this process. (more…)

Reducing Waste While Reducing Printing Catridge Cost

Friday, February 11th, 2011

CheapInkCatridges.com is dedicated to helping our planet remain healthy and green. Each year over 300 million plastic printer cartridges end up in landfills in the United States and around the world. (more…)

Using Compatible Ink Supplies in Your Printer Can NOT Void Your Manufacturer Warranty – It is the Law

Tuesday, February 8th, 2011

The Magnuson-Moss Warranty Improvement Act gives consumers the right to use whatever type of inkjet or laser toner cartridge in their printer without voiding your printer’s warranty. (more…)

Universal Toner Cartridges: Save Money and Reduce Your Inventory

Tuesday, February 8th, 2011

If you are looking for ways to reduce your inventory and save money, using universal toner cartridges in your office is a smart move. (more…)

Things to Know Before Choosing Laser Printer for Small Office

Thursday, January 20th, 2011

1. A small office printer should have a reasonable printing speed. Machines with lesser speeds are meant for personal use and not for offices. It should possess a sufficiently large media capacity. It is better to have more than one trays to ensure a media capacity of at least 150 sheets. The paper capacity up to 600 sheets is appropriate.


2. You must make sure that the machine can be shared by a group of users and is not meant for individual use. In general, small office printers can be shared by groups of 7 to 10 users.


3. You should make sure that the machine you select has a sufficiently high duty cycle ranging from 20,000 to 25,000 pages.

4. It should be able to print onto multiple media types. It should be able to print on plain paper, cards, envelopes, labels and transparencies.

5. Important feature that your small office printer must possess is small size and less weight. The machine must be compact and multifunction.

6. Quiet operation is necessary for a small office computer and it should have a high resolution. It must have a printing resolution of 1200 dpi into 600 dpi or 1200 dpi into 1200 dpi.

Things To Be Avoided While Choosing A Commercial Printer Company

Wednesday, January 5th, 2011

1: Hiring Any Company for the Job:

Selecting a company for a job is as important as developing the projects you wish to print. Always make a research the companies you wish to work with. Walking into just any commercial printing company could leave you with a poorly done job; one that was performed without adequate knowledge or worse yet a job that never gets done! You need to ask about samples from previous projects, what sort of work they normally do and have experience with and any other questions that could possibly remain in your mind. (more…)

Top Multifunction Printers for Home Use

Thursday, December 30th, 2010

When it comes to buying a printer, the first thing that comes to our mind is a multifunctional printer. As it helps you perform various tasks on same machine without running to another place for different task and at the same time save your money too. Now, when it comes to which brand should we go for, we would get confused as there are lots of brands available in the market.

Let’s have a look at top 10 multifunctional inkjet printers for home use that you may consider: (more…)