The drum unit in a laser printer is a consumable item that needs to be replaced after a certain period. It is the heart of a laser printer. Some manufacturers refer to it as Imaging Unit, OPC (Organic Photo Conductor) drum, or just drum.
It is common for printers to reject new ink cartridges, or to fail to detect or recognize one or more ink cartridges. The problem is indicated by error messages such as:
Replacing printer ink and toner cartridges alone can cost you hundreds of dollars per year, even if you print only a few hundred pages on an average per month.
Consumers who aren’t tech-savvy need guidance on assessing whether it’s worth keeping old printers going. The average lifespan of a home or office printer is around five years but most printers can last much longer with proper maintenance and upkeep.
Do you own an Epson printer? Are you worried that a firmware update may force you to buy expensive replacement cartridges? Don’t worry. There’s a way out. Here in this post, we will discuss how you can disable Epson firmware updates. But first, let’s understand the basics.
Not just large-scale businesses, small and medium scale enterprises also spend a fairly good amount of money each year on printers, replacement ink, and toner cartridges, paper, and other printer consumables. According to the Gartner, a typical organization spends between 1-3% of their revenue on printing. So, it is but part of a business owner's due diligence to look for ways to save on printing costs.
The two printers that are most popular and cost-effective for common print jobs in homes and offices today are inkjet and laser printers. While inkjet printers use ink in ‘liquid’ form, laser printers use a toner in ‘powder’ form to print the desired image on a substrate. Whether you should get an inkjet or laser printer, is a topic that we’ve covered in detail in another post. Here in this post, we will discuss how printer ink (in inkjet printers) works.
Ink cartridges are some of the most expensive consumables in many homes and offices. There are tried-and-tested ways to save money on printer cartridges but you may end up spending more if ink cartridges have to be replaced more frequently due to avoidable damages. Faulty ink cartridges can also damage the printhead. Fortunately, it’s not too difficult to inspect, handle, and install ink cartridges. Here in this post, we will discuss the top five tips on how to care for your ink cartridges:
Printer ink is not cheap. Therefore, it makes sense to look for ways to save printer ink and get the most out of an inkjet cartridge. Here in this post, we will shed light on the top eleven ways to make your printer inkjet cartridge last long:
Desktop and workgroup printers for small businesses are based on a variety of different technologies, each with its own tradeoffs for output quality, print-speed, and cost. As a small business owner, you need to carefully analyze your unique needs in order to select the best printer.
Here in this post, we will shed light on how to choose the best printer for your small business.