Solid Ink Printers

Solid Ink Printers
Solid ink printers, as the name suggests, are printers that use solid inks. Their way of printing is different because of the different types of ink they use. These printers were first introduced in the market in the 1990’s. They were very advantageous due to different types of printing and ink, and were very well received in the market. Since then, the solid ink printer has undergone many changes. The current printer version is an excellent piece of technology and is being used by many printing houses and other businesses.


The main feature of the solid ink printer is its ink. The ink it uses is in a solid form in its normal state. The foremost different design and function of this printer is to melt the ink so it can go on to the paper from an inkjet like any other printer. Initially, the printer had a print head that used to oscillate between the inkjet and the paper. But this proved to be problematic as the print head was a heavy piece of iron. While oscillating, this print head generated enough force to move the printer and the table it was resting on. To rectify this, solid ink printer was fitted with a drum; now on which the jet sprays the ink. This drum then rolls on to the page transferring the ink to the page. The function of this printer is in fact very similar to that of an offset printer.

Pros and Cons

The main advantage of solid ink printers is its variety of ink. Solid ink gives a much better ink quality than other printers. This is because with solid ink, when the ink goes on to the page it does not have to go through the process of drying as it is solid at an ambient temperature. Similarly, as it does not have to dry, the ink does not sink into the paper giving a far better and vivid printing quality. These printers also do not produce ozone while printing. Another ecological benefit is the reduced amount of waste with these types of printers. The ink comes in a solid form and does not need disposable containers like cartridges. Due to no cartridge use, there is simply no problem of compatibility. You can freely choose between quality inks. These printers also do not depend much on the type and size of paper and print media being used.

Some of its disadvantages are closely linked to its advantages. The ink that gives great prints can easily come off the page if you scrape it with a fingernail. Such printers are not apt for printing letterheads or pages that have to pass through another printer. The heat from laser printers and the like can melt the ink on the page. The ink also fades on exposure to UV or the sun’s rays due to the use of organic colorants. If you get a bad ink block, which has impurities the inkjet could easily get clogged. Because of the ink’s characteristic of freezing and melting, sudden stops and interruptions in printing result in ink wastage. The machine itself uses great amount of power. Due to the complexity of the machine with its rolling drum rotating at high speeds, the belt of the drum needs to be replaced periodically and can prove to be a costly affair.

Andrew Yeung is the Marketing Director of ComboInk, a leading online provider of premium printer ink cartridges, including Canon cartridges and HP deskjet cartridges. By purchasing a large volume from factory, ComboInk is able to sell laser toner cartridges at steep

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New Editing Workstation
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NEW Setup as of January 5, 2012

-Dell U2410 24" S-IPS 16:10 Monitors, Samsung SyncMaster 940BW 19" 16:10 LCD Monitor, Dell Vostro 3550 15.6" Laptop, Custom built Core i7 Windows 7 x64 computer.

-JBL LSR4328 Studio Monitor Speakers, Edirol PCR300 Keyboard Controller, Tascam FW-1082 Firewire Interface and Control Surface

-Saitek Eclipse 2 Backlit Keyboard, Logitech MX518 Gaming Mouse, Custom Desk/Monitor Backlighting system

-Various external hard drives and USB sticks, Samsung external DVD burner, Sandisk CF Card Reader

Not seen: Samsung Laser printer, Networking infrastructure, Custom PC tower

The Samsung display acts as both a 3rd display for widgets and additional programs for the editing PC, and as a second monitor for the laptop. Custom LED back lighting built into desk, custom mouse tray built onto keyboard tray. Various awards and posters on the walls behind.

Build Your Own ZUBI 1.0 born from 3DWebfier Project.
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What is ZUBI?

ZUBI is a complete, hardware&software open-source solution, born from 3DWebfier project to control wireless a 3d Printer from a PC, a Tablet or a Smartphone.

Our original plan was to use a PIC-AP-BOARD in USB Host Mode (or any board with similar characteristics, eg this) connected via USB to the 3D printer and to WiFi network of home router via a WiFi module with serial interface HLK -RM04.

Now we have finally completed the solution, Open and low cost so anyone can make it. It’s will be featured at Rome Maker Faire 2014

Tech Cocktail’s DC Sessions with Local Motors’s Justin Fishkin
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Tech Cocktail was excited to partner with GE for an inspiring night of innovation with special guest Justin Fishkin of Local Motors. The attendees not only left the event with nuggets of information and dreams to build the next revolution of refrigerators, but many walked away with small trinkets they built on the 3D printers and laser cutters that were on exhibit. It was quite a night!

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Fixing the Network
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Resetting the printer, so it would shut up about the recycled ink cartridges already, destabilized the wireless network. Very badly.

The trouble with really stable networks is that you forget how they work. Never had that trouble with dial-up networking.

Fargo Id Card Printer

Fargo Id Card Printer
Fargo card printers have built their reputation by introducing reliable, trustworthy and innovative single and double sided ID card printers which have helped Fargo capture a huge chunk of market share in the ID card printing and photo IDs business. Fargo has ID card printers for all situations and for all types of businesses whether they are small or big because no business can ignore the fact that ID card printer plays a crucial role in maintaining a visitors log and employees attendance monitoring. Keeping in view this requirement, Fargo has designed simple solutions that will easily suit your business/organization.

Being economical is always the prime concern of any business organization. Fargo has done just that by designing cost effective and efficient Fargo card printers that will provide for the needs of the business in question. On average Fargo ID card printers have printing speed of 10 seconds for monochrome printing and an average of 30 seconds for full color printing at a resolution of 300 dpi. Fargo card printers use the newest in printing technology which is the dye-sublimation and the resin thermal transfer system. This printing technology enables the Fargo ID card printers to achieve such high printing speeds that arent available in other ID card printers present in the market.

Fargos single sided printer have been built and designed for small businesses as well as low profile membership clubs, photos IDs for visitors in conferences, seminars, workshops, conventions, etc. This is a very economical practice as this allows just printing that much of information that is required to identify a person that is, his/her name, photo, contact details and other personal details (residential address, post in organization, occupation, etc). These cards provide the basic card encoding features which is the ISO standard magnetic stripe encoding. At the same time these cards are also recyclable and you can reprint these cards over and over again making Fargos single sided printers very economical for the low budget customer.

Next are Fargos double sided ID card printers. These are meant for large corporations and businesses that have a vast number of employees, double sided printed cards enable them to keep track of their employees through these cards. Since they are printed on both sides, this allows for more information to be printed on the ID card. So along with photos, users of the card may have a unique digital signature that identifies the user. Double sided ID card printers also allow for enhanced security features, in which Fargo uses the HID iClass Technology to encode its ID card printers. The printers can also encode in the traditional magnetic stripe as well as smart cards and contactless cards. This security is usually required in places that need proper user identification like in research facilities, military installations, government agencies, etc.

Lastly, Fargo ID card printers, have increased connectivity options by using an Ethernet port. You can connect your computer to the Fargo ID card printer. This will allow you to take instant pictures of visitors and/or employees entering or exiting the business premises and print them on the ID cards.

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Brother Printer Cartridges

Brother Printer Cartridges

Brother Printer Cartridges Can Work in Many Colors

A number of Brother Printers are ones that will have to work with a number of Brother Printer cartridges. These cartridges will work with handling different colors for all sorts of special printing needs.

Four different colors can work for Brother Printer cartridges. A standard black cartridge can be used for black and white printing. Three different colors will be needed for color printing. These are the cyan, magenta and yellow colors. Each color can be contained in its own cartridge.

The three color cartridges will work together when color materials are being printed. Each color will be created by measuring the amounts of ink in certain cartridges. The calculations used for the cartridges are handled through the use of an ink formula. This formula is one that has been created by Brother. The formula is used to help with checking on how different colors can be created with different ink levels.

The three cartridges will be able to work together to dispense ink at the same time but at different levels. The ink will be used to make it easy for the most accurate colors to be created on any piece of paper. This is vital for such documents as photos and multi-color business reports.

The black cartridge will be used mostly for black and white productions. It can work with a Brother printer to handle fast printing needs for simple documents.

Each cartridge for a particular type of printer will be of the same shape. This is regardless of the type of color that is supported by a cartridge.

All of these Brother Printer cartridges can work with the same installation process. The installation process for a cartridge simply involves removing a sticker from the printer head, inserting a cartridge into a slot and locking it up. This is going to work for any type of Brother Printer. The area in the printer where the cartridge will go will vary by the printer model.

All of the cartridges will go into the same area of a particular printer. This is so they can all work with the same mechanisms inside of the printer. However, all cartridges will have to use their own specific slots with regards to where they will go inside of a printer.

Brother Printer cartridges are ones that can handle all types of colors. They can be used for a variety of different applications from photo printing to document printing. Each cartridge can be easy to handle as well.

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* output of a recent RED self help session (opportunity landscaping) triggered by the apparently hopeless desire to make speculative job applications in the field and the dire performance evidenced last year applying to all the advertised jobs in this vein


MAKING capacity building writings FOR maturing software producers
TRADING SERVICES: Custom process models, procedures, training worksheets, schematics
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MAKING business funding bids FOR startups
TRADING SERVICES: business plans oppo landscapes, business posters
MARKETS: sponsors – government, private, entrepreneurs – via university via fe careers, via networks
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MAKING lesson materials FOR creative computing teachers
TRADING GOODS: project briefs, activity kits, integrated programme systems
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MAKING capacity building materials FOR professional writing producers
TRADING GOODS: platform comparison charts, vertical solutions, consulting guides, trends bulletins
MARKETS: via platform vendors, via web readers, via own clients


1. Try madcap for a business start start-up case to produce open content portable into any business plan document format.

2. Try state-of-the-art survey of platforms.

What is a Book!?

The trend in professional writing is towards model-based separation of the information essential to produce the written article – the Model – from the written article itself – the Book (a paperback, say). Simplest example: a text file (a Model) saved on your computer, later printed and finished as an A4 paper ring-bound document (a Book).

Writers of old were the monks armed with quill and ink and parchment, scribing a new scroll of some kind (eg a debt record to pin someone to a future repayment). More recently, we had the corporate typing pools with their batteries of well-oiled Imperial grey typewriters bashing out their business forms or letters (all still intent on pinning someone to something, no doubt)…

Then we had the xerox revolution – xerox brilliantly desktopizing the laborious and error-prone manual copying and transcription process to duplicate all coming documentation on the fly — until wordprocessors and laser printers merged the two and changed the game yet again. And then enter Bill and Microsoft and all the others to clean this up and make it turn out mega bucks. And now we have the Model-Based revolution…

Film is a very good example of this model-based separation. The script and the storyboard as assimilated in the Director’s mind (Hitchcock-style) providing the Model, while the dvd of the finished production represents the Written Article – the "Book". The words ‘writing’ and ‘written’ are clearly somewhat misleading here.

Modern engineering design is similarly analysed: all but gone is the design-in-drawings method, now replaced by a digital information model (the Design) and any variety of views of theis, each a post-processed extract of the model transcribed into a physical document eg a printed drawing sheet – or in the case of the most modern manufacturer, immediately into a finished user’s product (as in 3-d printing).

I think the current jargon for this model-based separation in professional writing spheres is Topic authoring and Single-source content.

Now I think the impact of this technological trend is EARTH SHATTERING!

Where we used to have armies of fully-employed touch-typists producing the distributed our documentation of simple kinds, fed by fewer, much higher-paid elite authors way up in the organisation pyramid, endlessly writing and altering and copying – and the massive cost of all of that – we now have a rapidly evolving and converging sea of pure knowledge and a myriad of islands of use-centred (and almost free to employ) robotized document completion machines (Book Makers).

[witness this bit of professional writing: this (book) page will look very different depending on your viewing device (pc, mobile, app) but the words are the same and mostly mine. And not a copy typist/setter/printer/book binder job anywhere to be seen! And the originating author is working for free!!]

… I wonder if the Book is in the process of disappearing altogether!

This earth shattering evolutionary process can be managed in the business organisation [Julian’s intended Professional Writings client] as a matter of Integration.

Take a good-sized sample of business-essential documentation and throw it all on a hanger floor and then proceed to #refactorize it all, so that every item of text and graphics is instantiated only once, and a rational set of completed document types to present them is envisaged (eliminating redundant content and documentation and distribution points as we go). Then summarize this Model-Based Integrated Documentation System as an engaging schematic diagram poster (getting someone like Julian in to help you facilitate this key step if you feel the need for some fresh, expert eyes on your side) and then let your establishment stew on the ramifications of this Brave New Writing World for a while… Then implement.

Julian has done a couple of these whole-enterprise documentation integration jobs before. For example, one for a leading project management consulting and education firm, who produced tonnes of printed lesson and event management documentation to support their world class educational events. The integration step helped move them from conventional Microsoft Office-based ‘special file – special document’ technology, that required repeated content for course syllabuses, presentation scripts, attendee handouts, timetables – all done as a matter of strategy to the highest quality level – each document requiring it’s own template design, and its own proofing, editing and releasing timeline, each requiring premium staff to effort and control their production in what was necessarily a flood of hundreds of such documents for each week of activity, with all the cost and inter-staff pressure and embarrassing slip-ups that is inevitable in such a system… The solution was indeed an enterprise database to hold and deliver the single-sourced content information – the Model, and a well designed workflow system to ease event production from business development thru to happy more aptly educated customers and then yet more business development – The "Book".

Another case, for a large engineering design company, we found a number of opportunities for Integration including moving an old-school library of discrete procedure documents (mini textbooks of engineering best practice) (mission-critical to have, and highly costly to maintain), each independently written and managed and distributed, moving all that to a single live wiki platform with multiple authors collaborating on content, employing wiki tricks to avoid content repetition, and opening up the system allowing users to participate in quality feedback to help the collective drive for excellence.

A wiki encapsulates both The Model and The Book. I think that the cleverness of the wiki [when properly conceived and architected and implemented] is in that, in addition to the realization of single-sourced content (a massive cost and quality improvement in itself), it has silently cut down the number of Books to be published and distributed from hundreds (or thousands for a global organization), to just the one.


JELDWEN WINDOWS & DOORS- featured at Buildex Vancouver-Photos Courtesy of Ron Sombilon Gallery and PacBlue Printing-3
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Offset Printers

Offset Printers
Printing and Publishing Services Available in Jaipur
Book Printing
Jaipur city has specialized book printers and publishers. Book printing in Jaipur city is in demand because some of the most modern technologies are put to use by the printers in Jaipur. Some of the most innovative and most modern book printing designs and printing services are available in Jaipur with the Popular Printers in Jaipur.

Brochure Printing
A Brochure is the face of a companys products or services and this leaves a lasting impression on the reader or the beholder. More so, brochures provide vital information as well. Different Brochures are used for providing and displaying information about a particular product or service. Printing of brochures at Popular Printers in Jaipur is affordable and is the best in the industry quality wise.

Business card Printing
Alike Brochures, Business cards also provide information about a company or its employees. It includes street address, telephone numbers, fax number, mail address and website etc information about the card holder. All this information could be put together in various ways. A business card professionally designed by Popular Printers in Jaipur is far superior in quality than a business card designed at home or by unprofessional or semi professional printers.

Catalogue Printing
Catalogue Printing is helpful for your customers in highlighting the products or services. It also shows the actual prices of the products as graphics and merchandise in a systematic method to all customers. It would be not an exaggeration to say that Popular Printers has made its own space in the printing of catalogues due to its superior printing quality.

Calendars printing
Calendars provide information about the time cycle, holidays, months, weeks and years to all. Popular Printers in Jaipur have the latest designs and printing facility to make your calendar the most distinct and attractive of all.

Specialty of Popular Printers in Printing in Jaipur
Jaipur city is soon becoming a hub of printers as compared to most of the cities. In Jaipur you can easily find a printer but finding the best of them is an uphill task. However, you have Popular Printers, which is capable of catering to all your printing needs. With the help of the following special components in printing, Popular Printers promises the best in the industry printing work.

Digital designing
Popular Printers digitally designs on latest designing software where most of the printers in Jaipur still use the traditional designing and printing methods in Jaipur.

Innovative technology, Modern Infrastructure
Popular Printers employs the latest technology to use to bring the best for its customers. For the purpose, they put to use the most modern machines and modern Infrastructure, latest machine and technology to be ahead in technology and printing.

It is the Quality of printing work that has earned name for Popular Printers. Popular Printers in Jaipur offer quality assurance and offers tailor-made solutions to the customers. Popular Printers is most innovative and most modern Offset Printers in Jaipur Printers.

Printer Page Yields

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Printer Page Yields

It was just a couple of weeks ago that I discussed looking at the on running costs of any printer you were looking to purchase as the initial purchase price should only be the smallest part of the equation when choosing what to buy. It seems somewhat coincidental therefore that today I heard news regarding a new standard allowing consumers to compare the potential ongoing running costs was being pushed through by the Office of Fair Trading (OFT).

I hear a collective sigh as it’s assumed this could turn in to a shameless plug for my cartridge business but honestly, I really won’t go there today!

Until now printer manufacturers have used a variety of ways to measure how many pages a cartridge will print but after the OFT criticised the four big players (Epson, Canon, HP, Lexmark) over an alleged lack of transparency, consumers should now find it easier to compare machine against machine.

The OFT has called on the industry to devise a standard method of testing for all inkjet cartridges and although originally this was supposed to have come in to place by the end of 2003 the industry was given more time to prepare. Just recently the ISO (International Standards Organisation) approved new standards so that cartridges could be accurately compared against one another by consumers.

To emulate how the average user prints three different document types are used consisting of black text and graphics, colour graphics or photographs. All three document types are generally tested on current printers unless there are limitations that would prevent any of the previous tests from having been completed successfully. All these tests are carried out in controlled conditions at the same temperature and humidity as the average home/office and the tests are conducted in a nearly continuous line with normal breaks being taken for changing the paper.

Of course, it should be noted that the above method is quite an economical way of printing and users who do stop/start printing are likely to get poorer page yields than these results would suggest. For those not in the know, when you are not using your printer it does periodically use a small amount of ink for cleaning the print heads to prevent them from drying out. This does mean that theoretically you could never use your cartridge and it would empty itself over a period of time but unfortunately this isn’t the printer manufacturers trying to con you but one of those simple requirements that can’t be avoided.

These page yields, once ascertained will shortly be printed on all packaging of the manufacturers’ original cartridges and additionally on the manufacturers’ websites. I was able to find sections on the Epson and HP websites indicating cartridge page yields but it would appear that Canon and Lexmark haven’t yet put these pages in to place.

Of course, this standard is only going to allow users to compare the on running prices of the manufacturers’ original cartridges rather than the cheaper compatible or remanufactured alternatives but it certainly is a step in the right direction. Whether the average consumer will use this information or whether despite all my warnings customers will continue purchasing the cheapest printer they can find without considering the ongoing costs has yet to be seen.

Chris Holgate writes a weekly article of all things tech related. He is a director and copyrighter of the online computer consumables business Refresh Cartridges who sell cheap ink cartridges, toner cartridges, computer hardware and other computer consumables online. An archive of his work can be found at

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Printer Repairs

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Printer Repairs
Printers are one of the peripheral devices that are recognized almost all around the world. They are among the most preferred accessory whenever one buys a computer. However, the story has changed for the good in the past years. Printers have now assumed a greater role with the advance of multi-function printers on the scenario. With multi-function printers in the offering, even more and more people are queuing up to buy them.

When it comes to choosing and buying printers, there are a lot of available options in the market. Among the many accessible brands, it is best to stick with either Dell or HP. Both these companies offer excellent printers with a long shelf life along with competitive pricing. They have their array of single printers as well as multi-function printers.

Multi-function printers actually combine four devices into a one neat package. With a multi-function printer, you get the capability to not only print but also scan, copy and Fax. Even though these devices offer such a wide array of services, they do not compensate on the quality aspect at all. In fact, some of them offer better quality than Stand alone printers. A multi-function printer offers printing in both color and black and white.

They offer print speeds starting from 25 pages per minute to going about near forty and more. Not only that, they have a monthly printing capability of in excess of seventy thousand pages per minute. Their scanning is offered in the highest possible resolutions while copying too can be done in color as well as black and white. The Fax device, although obsolete after the introduction of e-mail too does just service.

If your printer repairs, you don’t have to call the experts. Most of the time, the problem is something simple that you can fix yourself-if you have the right information. If you keep your manual and make sure to keep your printer clean and well-maintained, you should be able to keep your printer in working order-and fix it when it breaks.

Look on the manufacturer’s website. Okay, so you threw out the manual when you bought the printer-or you can’t find it. No big deal. Check the manufacturer’s website and see if the directions are there.

Turn it on. You’d be surprised how many times help desks get calls about malfunctioning printers and computers-only to find the equipment isn’t responding because it isn’t turned on.

You can easily subscribe to the numerous online technical support companies to solve any problem that you might face with your printer. These companies provide effective solutions for Dell printer repair as well as HP printer repair and Brother printer repair. Not only printer repair, they also provide Dell support, HP support and support for all brands of computer.

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Compatible Ink Cartridges

Compatible Ink Cartridges
Many people assume that to get the best quality of print out of a printer, you need to use original ink cartridges direct from the manufacturer themselves, the much cheaper price tag of compatible versions putting them off, rather than luring them in.

However, you can achieve the exact same results with compatible cartridges and save yourself a packet in the process. There are, however, a few simple rules to follow to ensure you get the best out of compatible cartridges.

Firstly, as with any printer cartridges, ensure the heads are correctly cleaned. Running a cycle to clean the printer heads will ensure the ink flows correctly. You can select this option from the maintenance section of your printer properties. Keeping the ink flowing by using it regularly will also help ensure the heads dont get clogged up, even if that means just printing off a test page every few days. Should neither of these work, dabbing the printer heads with a dry cloth or cotton wool bud should remove any excess, erroneous ink.

Next, ensure print alignment is correctly set. Again, this is easy to do via the maintenance section of your printer facilities.

Finally, if you are using compatible ink cartridges you should ensure that they are all compatibles, and you are not mixing them with any original ones. Mixing the two can cause compatible cartridges not to be recognised or, equally importantly, can have a detrimental effect to the quality of print. The ink in compatibles is mixed in such away as to be used in conjunction with the other compatible cartridges in the printer. This may be different to that of the originals and therefore may produce a different colour entirely or a weak, tired look.

Following these simple steps, you can ensure you get the best possible print, the cheapest possible way.

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