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Try To Print Weekly

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I often get asked; ‘Why has my printer stopped printing or why is it printing poor results, I barely even use it’ the answer to that is in the question itself. A printer that is barely used or not used very often will at some point block up and stop printing. We find that a […]

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Canon Prefills 540XL/541XL

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The Canon Prefill 540XL Black and Colour 541XL have a new electronic patch on the cartridge electrics but do not show ink levels on the printer model. The image below is for reference, FIG A showing the Original electrics, After the cartridge has been remanufactured, this would go through a procedure of cleaning the cartridge, […]

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The Cartridge Tab

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Remember to remove the Cartridge Tab first It might seem so simple, but its a common fault, customers forgetting to remove the tab from the cartridge for the air flow.  If the cartridge is installed in the printer without doing this, it will not print correctly if you see a tab, Please follow the steps […]

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How Printer Ink Is Made

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WHAT IS PRINTER INK MADE OF ? Ink is a liquid or paste that contains pigments or dyes. Pigments give ink its colour and comes from a variety of sources containing nitrogen compounds – commonly known as dyes. Ink is used to produce text or an image.Over 90% of inks are printing inks, in which colour […]

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Why is my Printer Printing Pink

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WHY IS MY PRINTER PRINTING PINK Strange blotches, unsightly streaks, and everything is printing out an odd shade of pink. Printouts like this are not ideal, but there is a simple solution that’ll stop you wondering; ‘why is my printer printing pink?’ All you’ll need to do is a couple of simple test that shouldn’t […]