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Brother Releases New Color Printers & Toner Cartridges!

June 1st, 2014 No comments

Brother Releases New Color Printers & Toner Cartridges!
Brother International Corporation has released 5 new color laserjet printers. These new lines of printers boasts a number of consumer friendly features at affordable prices. These are a great deal for anyone in the market for a multi-functional printer. These Brother multi-function (MFP) printers are intended to be the workhorse for small, medium and even large businesses.

High Yield Cartridge Options
Unlike many comparable printers on the market today, the new models have high yield toner cartridge options available. Other printers and brands leave consumers with few options when volume printing was required. Previous success with high yield toner options have certainly paved the way for Brother to continue this legacy. This is great news for consumers that are financially struggling to make ends meet.

New Printer Models
Brother HL-L8250CDN Color LaserJet Printer
Brother HL-L8350CDW Color LaserJet Printer
Brother HL-L8350CDWT Color LaserJet Printer
Brother MFC-L8600CDW Color LaserJet Printer
Brother MFC-L8850CDW Color LaserJet Printer

New Toner Cartridge Models TN331/TN336

TN331BK Black Toner Cartridge TN-331BK
TN331C Cyan Toner Cartridge TN-331C
TN331M Magenta Toner Cartridge TN-331M
TN331Y Yellow Toner Cartridge TN-331Y

TN336BK High Yield Black Toner Cartridge TN-336BK
TN336C High Yield Cyan Toner Cartridge TN-336C
TN336M High Yield Magenta Toner Cartridge TN-336M
TN336Y High Yield Yellow Toner Cartridge TN-336Y

Tags: Brother, Toner Cartridge, TN331, TN336

Brother’s New Line Of Color LaserJet Printers

June 3rd, 2013 No comments

Brother Releases New Color Printer With High Yield Cartridges!
Brother International Corporation has released 5 new color laserjet printers. This new line of printers boasts a number of high end features without the sticker shock of most multi-functional printers. Like many Brother multi-function (MFP) printers, these are designed to be the workhorse and hub of small, medium and even large businesses.

High Yield Cartridge Options
Unlike some older Brother printers, these new models have high yield toner cartridge options. Older Brother toner series like the TN210 left consumers with little options when volume printing was required. With previous success with the TN110/TN115 & TN310/TN315 cartridges, many customers were screaming about the lack of high yield options on the TN210. The new TN221/TN225 toner cartridges will surely be great news for fans of Brother printers.

New Printer Models
Brother HL-3140CW Color LaserJet Printer
Brother HL-3170CDW Color LaserJet Printer
Brother MFC-9130CW Color LaserJet Printer
Brother MFC-9330CDW Color LaserJet Printer
Brother MFC-9340CDW Color LaserJet Printer

New Toner Cartridge Models TN221/TN225

TN221BK Black Toner Cartridge TN-221BK
TN221C Cyan Toner Cartridge TN-221C
TN221M Magenta Toner Cartridge TN-221M
TN221Y Yellow Toner Cartridge TN-221Y

TN225C High Yield Cyan Toner Cartridge TN-225C
TN225M High Yield Magenta Toner Cartridge TN-225M
TN225Y High Yield Yellow Toner Cartridge TN-225Y

Tags: Brother, Toner Cartridge, TN221, TN225

Have You Secured Your Online Printer?

March 18th, 2013 No comments

Printers Have Hard Drives
That’s right, your printer stores copies of documents on a hard drive that can be accessed, duplicated or distributed. Did you know that if you connect your printer unsecured to the internet that potentially anyone can access this data at anytime? That’s right, all those sensitive company or personal documents are at risk to internet thieves.

86,000 Unsecured Online Printers
In a recent internet search, a UK blogger found 86,000 HP printers unsecured and available. This number is staggering considering that this is not a specific problem with HP but will include virtually all major printer brands like Brother, Canon, Lexmark and more. Once you add in all the other brands, this figure will rise dramatically. Is your printer one of these?

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How To Secure Your Online Printer
Most printers come with a variety of security features, each make/ model will be different. High level security encryption and security keys used to only be available features on the larger MFP and copiers. Now most small internet ready printers have these features as well. We suggest reading your user manual on what security features are available and most importantly, Use Them!

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Lexmark To Exit Inkjet Printer Market

September 21st, 2012 No comments

Lexmark To Exit Inkjet Market By The End Of 2013
In an industry that is coming under increased competition and decreased sales, Lexmark has announced a shift in strategies and will no longer continue in the inkjet market. Lexmark will focus it’s attention on high volume business printing while abandoning the consumer market. Bad news for consumers but good news for stock holders with stocks climbing up 13.7% on the announcement.

What Does This Mean If You Have a Lexmark Inkjet Printer?
Lexmark has announced that all inkjet related production will cease by the end of 2013 and will no longer manufacture OEM ink cartridges. They will continue to provide service, support and aftermarket (Non-OEM) supplies. This means consumers will be forced to buy remanufactured cartridges or in some cases buy new printers.

Will I Have To Buy A New Printer?
Not right away since there are still OEM and aftermarket supplies available. Remanufactured cartridges are available for most models. These remanufactured cartridges are dependent on having empty cores/ cartridges and when these run out, so will aftermarket options. This won’t happen for a long times since estimates have current OEM availability at 3-6 months from the time manufacturing stops, aftermarket supplies will run out 3-6 months after that.

Lexmark has announced plans to sell it’s inkjet patents. When Lexmark sells it’s patents, the buyer will then be legally able to manufacture OEM quality cartridges. If and when this could possibly happen is unknown at this time.

Tags: Lexmark, Inkjet, Ink

HP Ink Price Increase Effective June 1, 2012

May 21st, 2012 No comments

What Items Are Affected?
Here at Express Inks, we like to keep our customers informed of all the latest developments. HP/ Hewlett Packard has announced effective June 1, 2012, a price increase of 3-5% on certain HP ink cartridges. This is a manufacturer price increase that will affect all lines of distribution. It is important to note that this increase will only affect the following types of inks and only certain SKUs.

  • Small Format Inkjet Ink Cartridges
  • Large Format Inkjet Ink Cartridges
  • Photo Value Ink Cartridge Combo Packs
  • Printhead Cartridges

How Can I Keep My Costs Down?
Although the ink value packs are increasing in price, they will still usually be the most cost effective. Make sure you take advantage of any rebates or promotion HP is offering. Also make sure you are purchasing the highest yield cartridge that fits your machine. Another alternative will be to consider remanufactured/ compatible ink cartridges. In most cases, you can save a bundle with alternative replacements. Lets compare pricing between some compatible and brand name cartridges.

HP #10 Inkjet Ink Cartridges
HP #10/ C4844A Genuine Black Inkjet Ink Cartridge = $37.99
HP #10/ C4844A Compatible Black Inkjet Ink Cartridge = $14.99

Looking To The Future?
It seems like every year we have more an more price increases to report. As the price of materials go up, we can assume that we will continue to see prices increase. It is also important to note that Hewlett Packard is not the only manufacturer that has annual price increases. Most other OEM manufacturers like Xerox, Lexmark, Canon and Brother have had similar price increases. We will continue to bring our customers as many cost saving solutions as possible.

Tags: HP, Hewlett Packard, Ink, Price, Increase

Lexmark Firmware Update Kills Aftermarket Toners!

March 17th, 2011 No comments

Say No To Lexmark’s Firmware Updates!
Lexmark has released new firmware updates that promise end users improved prints. Many of these consumers choose aftermarket supplies because of the extreme price tags Lexmark has for it’s consumables. Unknowingly consumers have installed the new software that prevents any aftermarket cartridge from working in these printers. The consumer must install all OEM cartridges in order for the printer to print. This firmware upgrade is irreversible according to Lexmark.

Is This Anti-Competitive, Restrictive Trade Practice Legal?
Consumers are crying “Foul” and stated they were unaware that they would no longer have a choice of supplies. Many have gone farther to say they feel duped or tricked. Aftermarket manufacturers say this creates a clear Monopoly and is a clear violation of the law. Lexmark is setting a dangerous precedent not only in the imaging aftermarket but the global aftermarket. What’s next, will you be forced to buy dealership car parts and won’t be able to buy aftermarket (Autozone, NAPA) replacements? With big names like IBM, Katun and Static Control heavily invested in the aftermarket, law suits are sure to follow. We will keep you posted with any developments that happen.

What Can I Do To Prevent This Happening To Me?
Turn off automatic updates for all brands of printers. Many updates do not affect the average consumer. Make sure you read all terms and conditions for any software/ firmware update. Have employees sign employee firmware agreements that require manager approval before updating. Apply warning labels/ stickers to all your printers to not update the firmware without approval.

Download Firmware Documents

Say No To Firmware Upgrades
Firmware upgrade information.

Say No To Lexmark Firmware Upgrades
Lexmark firmware upgrade information.

Say No To Firmware Upgrades Printer Labels
Firmware upgrade “Warning” printer labels. Caution employees about firmware upgrades.

Employee Firmware Agreement.
Employee/ technician agreement preventing them from upgrading firmware arbitrarily.

Tags: Lexmark, Firmware, Aftermarket, Toner.

HP Releases The Color Laserjet CP5525 Printer Series

November 30th, 2010 No comments

HP CP5525 Overview:
HP’s newest and finest high performance HP CP5525 color laserjet printer series sets the standard high! Quick printing of 30 ppm and a monthly duty cycle of 120,000 with satisfy the needs of even the busiest of offices. Features include mobile device printing, a wide range of printable media including wide format and pre-installed toner cartridges. Upgradeable features like additional paper trays and duplexing make the HP CP5525 enterprise series a great addition to any work space.

HP CP5525 Toner Overview:
Pre-Installed toner cartridges eliminate the need for manuals during initial setup. Long lasting HP toner cartridges with page yields of up to 15,000 each. Produce vivid colors with sharp contrast with the high-gloss toner found in the HP CE270A, CE271A, CE272A and CE273A print cartridges.

HP CP5525 Toner Cartridge Specifications:
HP CE270A Black Toner – Yields Up To 13,500 Pages
HP CE271A Cyan Toner – Yields Up To 15,000 Pages
HP CE272A Yellow Toner – Yields Up To 15,000 Pages
HP CE273A Magenta Toner – Yields Up To 15,000 Pages
HP CP5525 Toner Cartridge Set

Tags: HP CP5525, CE270A, Toner, Cartridge

What is the “Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act”?

November 13th, 2009 No comments

The Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act (P.L. 93-637) is a United States federal law (15 U.S.C. § 2301 et seq.). Enacted in 1975, it is the federal statute that governs warranties on consumer products.

What does that mean for the re-manufacturing industry?
It means that it is illegal for a company to void a warranty on the basis that the consumer is not using a specific branded product. In other words, using re-manufactured products will not void a printer’s warranty!


How Do Inkjet Printers Work?

November 3rd, 2009 No comments

Understanding what makes an inkjet printer work.

The basics of an inkjet printer is in the printheads. The printhead sprays tiny drops of ink onto the paper to create an image. The ink cartridge may come with only ink or the printhead may also be attached to the ink cartridge.

Steps an inkjet printer makes to create an image.

1. Before printing starts, most inkjet printers will run a quick printhead cleaning cycle. (this is the clunking you sometimes hear before printing starts)
2. Rollers feed the paper into place
3. The stepper motor uses a belt to move the printhead into any position where ink is to be applied.
4. The printhead shoots tiny drops of ink onto the paper.
5. The final product is rolled out.

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How Do Laserjet Printers Work?

November 3rd, 2009 No comments

Understanding the basics of a laserjet printer.

To understand how a laserjet printer prints is to understand the basics of electrical charges like static electricity. This is how a laserjet printer makes a powder toner adhere to a piece of paper. The first thing is to understand the opposites attract. This is how magnets work, positive charges are attracted to and stick to negative charges.

To explain this in basic terms:

1. The printer puts a negative charge on the paper.
3. The printer’s laser spreads a negative electrostatic image onto a positively charged drum (reversing the polarity only where the image is)
2. The drum roller with the negatively charged image rolls over the positively charged toner, picking the toner on the image only (opposites attract).
3. The paper is then feed to the fuser unit where hot rollers heat up the paper and press the toner onto the paper. Since the toner is partly made up of plastic, the plastic melts and gets pressed to the paper making it adhere permanently.
4. The finished product is rolled out.


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