Posts Tagged ‘hp ink cartridges’
Printer inks are essential to anyone who does any computing, be it at the office or at home. While environmentalists do stress the importance of paperless computing in the interests of saving the planet’s resources, there are times when it is absolutely necessary to print out documents. Naturally, you would need printer ink for that.
Environmental consciousness aside, it would not hurt to save on printer ink and learn to use it wisely. Using printer ink cartridges wisely can yield a little savings, and saving a little money on printer ink can go a long way.
How can you make the most out of your printer ink? Here are six tips.
- Use your printer’s draft print mode. Certainly isnt’ the best quality setting in your printer, but if the document is not important and the result is very much readable, go for it. Draft print mode uses less ink.
- Back-to-back printing. This is more for saving paper rather than saving printer ink, but printing back-to-back saves money nonetheless.
- Use smaller font. Again, this is mostly for saving paper than printer ink, but as long as the document is still easy to read, it is fine.
- Do not print images unless you have to. Printing images uses up a lot of printer ink.
- Use all your ink. Even if your printer says you have run out of ink, more likely than not, there is still some left in the cartridge. Go use it all up.
- Buy compatible or remanufactured cartridges. Some people are iffy on ink refills, but if you are willing to try, you can go for that to save money on printer ink.
Here is another great tip from one of our users!
Create Your Own T-Shirts Using an Inkjet Printer and Iron-On Transfers
I currently use the HP PSC 1410v All-in-One Inkjet printer. The most creative thing I do with this printer is to make iron-on transfers for my own T-shirts and for my partner and sometimes my friends.
Due to the fact that I am a big boy, I can hardly ever find interesting T-shirts in my size. Thanks to my printer and iron-on transfers that work with inkjet printers, I can now print anything I want and make a T-shirt out of it! Most people ask me where I buy my shirts and when I tell them I make them myself they are flabbergasted!
Its great! Plus, I get my shirts at a discount store for $5.00 and the iron-on transfers are around $8.00 for five transfers, that works out to less than $8.00 per shirt! Where else can you get cool shirts for under $8.00 for big boys? No where!
Everyone should do this! Its fun, easy, and cheap!
As soon as I bought an HP Inkjet 3650 printer for my antique shop I began to find creative uses for it. I printed signs, I printed tags and I printed pictures.
First, I used it to print signs for various areas in my shop. I had a digital version of a logo that had been designed by a graphic artist and I decided on a color theme for all the signage in the shop. I used cream paper and printed everything in brown ink. It looked classy.
Next, I printed lovely, big Art Nouveau tags for all my furniture. My daughter had given me a book/CD that contained a couple of hundred Art Nouveau designs, including borders. I used the borders to create the tags on the cream paper.
Finally, I had copyright-free art work, like cigar bands and perfume labels, that I scanned, printed and dry mounted in attractive groupings.
My printer was really helpful to me. It helped me establish my brand and create a saleable product. I had such fun doing this that I have been easing into scrapbooking using my vintage greeting cards.
Lyn’s Note: Wow! Another wonderful user tip. It’s nice to walk into a shop where the owner has paid attention to the little things! The Deskjet 3650 is a nice printer, and you can save a little money by purchasing the black #27 cartridge 2-pack.
HP Deskjet 6940 Color Inkjet Printer
I bought this printer for my small home business and I could not be happier about it. The black and white printing is quite fast and excellent quality. The color printing is very good too, but I would recommend using good quality paper for photos it really makes a difference with this printer.
There is a red eye reduction feature on the printer, which has been a lifesaver. My son is a little over a year old now and I’m a mom who takes a ton of pictures. Another great feature is that the printer is pretty quiet. I have an infant son and my office is right next to his bedroom and I have not woken him up from a nap with this printer.
When looking for home office equipment I was trying to get the best quality for the least money and I feel I did a good job with this printer. This printer is and Energy Star product, so I will continue to save money on energy costs while I am using it.
Lyn’s Note: We’ve found the Deskjet 6940 is indeed an excellent printer. It’s fast, networkable, and affordable. It uses the HP #96 Black Cartridge and the HP #97 Color Cartridges. It also uses specialty cartridges HP #99 and HP #100 for producing professional quality photos. While you can save money by purchasing compatible or remanufactured hp ink cartridges for this printer, my recommendation is to stick wit the genuine hp cartridges on this particular model.
If you’re looking for a fast, networkable and affordable printer, take a look at the HP Deskjet 6940. This printer has been around since 2006, but it’s still available and is a pretty good bargain. There is no need for a USB cable if you network it through its wired Ethernet port. It is 17.7″ x 14.4 x 5.7 and weighs in at just over 13.2 lbs.
The speed and print quality of this little machine are just short of amazing. In draft mode this little printer will pump out up to 36 pages per minute in black and up to 27 pages per minute in color. To be perfectly honest, in draft mode, the print looks great. At it’s maximum resolution of 4800 x 1200 dpi, don’t expect anywhere near those numbers though.
HP Deskjet 6940 Ink Cartridges – The HP Deskjet 6940 uses the HP C8767W #96 Black Cartridge and the HP #97 Color Cartridge. The #96 holds 21ml of ink and is rated at 800 pages at 5% coverage. At a price of 28.95 that works out to just about 3.6 cents per page. The #97 holds 14ml of ink and is rated at 450 pages at 15% density coverage. At a price of 34.95 that works out to about 7.8 cents per page. Not the best price per page ratio we’ve seen, but you could certainly do worse. The Deskjet 6940 also can use hp ink cartridges #99 and the HP #100. The HP #99 (C9369WN) ink cartridge is part of the HP Vivera line of ink cartridges. It prints true to live color and provides fade resistant prints. The HP #100 (C9368AN) Ink Cartridge is also a Vivera ink cartridge that is used for professional quality black and white photos. Hp claims that photos printed with the HP 99 should last for 50 years or longer.
Overall, this is a nice little printer. Very good overall. It’s fast, networkable, and affordable. You can find this printer on Amazon.com for around 87.99. Power users may want to opt for the additional 250 sheet paper tray, but for the standard user, this printer may fit your needs nicely.