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18May/15Off

Is all inkjet ink created equal? A closer look at a popular dyebased ink from eBay.

IMG_8518Several months ago, our tech support staff was contacted by a local customer who had purchased a set of our aftermarket refillable Epson 1400/1430 cartridges to use with aftermarket dye based ink which he had purchased from a popular eBay seller.  The customer was having issues with clogged nozzles and ink drips on prints, which he felt might be issues with our cartridges.  As our techs worked to diagnose the problem the customer was having, other issues that could not be cartridge related, such as poor dry times, were added to the list of deficiencies.  After our techs failed to find any issues with the cartridges themselves, the customer purchased a set of our D2 inks and drained/refilled the cartridges.  After refilling the cartridges, the printer began to function normally.

These types of issues occur quite often in our industry,as the quality of ink is something that the average user has neither the equipment nor the knowledge to test.  In an attempt to get useful data for comparison and troubleshooting, we brought in 3 sets of dye ink from the eBay supplier (ND) to run some comparison tests.  In our testing, we compared our Inksupply.com D2 Claria compatible ink, ND Claria compatible ink, and OEM Epson Claria Ink.
20May/13Off

Inksupply.com – More Than Just Ink

Laser Toner Reference Chart

Don't get stuck paying too much for laser toner. With InkSupply Compatible and Remanufactured toner cartridges
you get the same high resolution and yield that you see with standard cartridges, but at a much lower price.
Use our reference chart below, or click on your Printer Manufacturer in our menu to find toner cartridges by printer.

Inksupply Compatible Laser Toner Cartridges start with a new empty toner body. After being inspected, these bodies
are filled with a brand/cartridge specific toner powder that ensures proper function, yield, contrast and resolution.

Inksupply Remanufactured Laser Toner Cartridges start with a used OEM toner cartridge. We dissasemble and inspect the
cartridge for defects before throughly cleaning the cartridge body. After cleaning, any defective components are replaced
and the cartridge is filled with the same high quality toner that is used in our compatible cartridges.

All Inksupply laser toner cartridges are covered by our 60 Money Back Guarantee,
so buy with confidence.

27Jun/12Off

Epson Stylus Pro 7700 & 9900 now supported

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No doubt Epson has developed impressive wide-format printers. If you’re in the business of needing a machine capable of producing numerous high quality prints such as banners or fine art, then you likely know all about them, and the associated cost with printing (cue melodramatic music). Your question must be, “How can I run my business using these innovative printers without breaking the bank?” The answer is Inksupply. We not only provide amazing inks to get the job done, but we promise uncompromised quality and endless tech support should any issue arise.

If you have the 24” Epson Stylus Pro 7700 or the 44” Epson Stylus Pro 9900, you’ll find our K4 (The equivalent to Epson’s K3) works flawlessly with the all inclusive kits Inksupply.com built with you in mind. One click will supply all you need to begin printing and on with your day. These kits include funnel fill cartridges which provide the easiest filling solution imaginable (see instructions here), the full inkset required for your particular printer, a chip resetter, and funnels.

The vivid magenta included with inkset will present the widest color gamut while the combination of photo and matte black simultaneously installed in the printer allows for uninterrupted printing regardless of the chosen media.

To find the refill kits or other products for the Epson Stylus Pro 7700 or 9900, follow the links below.

Epson Stylus Pro 7700

Epson Stylus Pro 9900

Refill instructions

K4 inks

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5Jun/12Off

World Environment Day 2012

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In 1972 the United Nations began World Environment Day which occurs annually on June 5th. Each year there is a different theme to focus on. This year is “Green Economy: Does it include YOU?”  Green Economy initiatives focus on finding alternative ways to sustain our global economy by reducing environmental risks while improving social equity. For a complete understanding and ideas on creating more sustainable business practices, check out WED’s site.

This year’s host country is Brazil which, besides being beautiful, has one of the fastest growing economies in the world.  The North American host city is Washington D.C. which has promoted a green economy by linking Earth Day and World Environment Day using the theme: “Unite for a Sustainable D.C.”

Inksupply.com implores you to check out the World Environment Day site for further information and think about how YOU can be included! By lowering consumption, supporting local agriculture, and making smart choices when shopping you are advocating for a Green Economy and making a difference every day.

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26May/12Off

The Savings & Ease of use will Blow you AWAY! All you need to know about Bulk Ink Refilling

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Bulk Ink Refill Kits are now on sale at InkSupply.com. We're offering these kits at such a bargain to entice those of you who don't currently refill to take the leap and find out why so many people refill with InkSupply.com. If you were worried about the process or initial cost, now you have a great opportunity to give it a try. Read on to find out exactly what is included in a Refill Kit and the deals you can score on them right now. While you’re there, visit the Instructions section to find step-by-step directions for your cartridge type. Saving on your ink supplies has never been easier!

                     

Above is a commonly used Empty refillable ink cartridge provided by InkSupply.com. There are many others types that are included with Ink Refill Kits, however for our purposes we will focus on one of the more widespread styles. The cartridge you have from the manufacturer (Epson in this case) will look different. It may be opaque black or grey and obscure your view of the ink level.

Parts of the Cartridge:

Fill Plug:  This is the plug that will be removed when injecting ink into the cartridge.

Vent Plug:   This is the plug that should be removed after filling. The cartridge will not work properly if the Vent Plug is not removed because it allows airflow into the cartridge as ink is dispensed.

If the Vent and Fill Plugs are both either clear or white:

It is still easy to tell which is which; when the cartridge is inside the printer look down at the cartridges. Those closest to your body are the Vent Plugs. This will be true for all cartridges with this set up.

Exit Port:   This is where ink leaves the cartridges and goes into your printer. If you prime the cartridge this is where you will insert the Bottom Fill Adapter.

IMORTANT: Never take the plastic seal off of the Exit Port; it holds the seals in place.

Refilling the Cartridge:

Syringe and Needle:    To fill the cartridges with InkSupply bulk ink, you will first secure the Needle onto the Syringe. This is done quite easily using a twist lock connection. (For those of you that cringe at the word Needle, don't sweat it. Our Needles are completely blunt - they're about as sharp as a Bic pen)

Load the Syringe with 12 cc’s of ink, making sure the color you’re loading matches up with the cartridge you’re working on.  Then simply insert the Needle into the cartridge where you previously removed the Fill Plug and slowly empty the Syringe into the cartridge.

Bottom Fill Adapter:   This handy little plastic piece is used for priming your cartridge after it’s been filled. First you will remove the Vent Plug, then take the Needle off of the Syringe and twist it on in the Needle's place. You will puncture the Exit Port with this and extract 1-2 cc’s of ink from the cartridge. This is not hard, but the tip of the Bottom Fill Adapter can be wetted with water to help ease it through the seal.

                NOTE: There will be enough Syringes, Needles, Bottom Fill Adapters, etc. for each color so that   no color contamination is possible. When you're done, simply wash them out with distilled water and retain them for the next refill.

Quick Reset Chip Feature:

Many of the cartridges provided through InkSupply.com are equipped with a Quick Reset Chip that communicates to the printer how much ink is left in the cartridge. To reset it, wait for the printer to tell you the cartridge is at 10% capacity, then remove, refill, and reinsert the cartridge into the printer. Not all cartridges have this type of chip, so be sure to read the product description to know what type of chip is included with your particular cartridge.

Bulk Ink:

We take great pride in our ink at InkSupply.com because it is manufactured in the United States to the highest quality specifications available. The Refill Kit for your printer will contain bottles of bulk ink and perform equal to, or in many cases, better than the ink supplied by the original manufacturer. Unlike bargain brand ink, you will not need to worry about the ink clogging or dissolve your printhead because it is formulated for the specific printer it is being sold for. If you've clogged your printhead with bargain ink, don't be embarrassed. You might be able to save it with our cleaning cartridges and save yourself the cost of a new printer.

If you have any questions about the ink please visit our bulk ink page at INKSUPPLY.COM or contact one of our ink adoring ambassadors for more information.

Before you go…

  • Need further details on a cartridge type different from what you see above? Let me know, I’d be happy to highlight your specific cartridge or printer in the next blog.
  • Complete Refill Kits aren’t available for all printers. Some you will see an “OEM kit”. This means you can refill the original cartridges with Inksupply bulk ink. The OEM kit will provide the tools you need to refill those specific cartridges.
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16May/12Off

New Product Alert! T125 Remanufactured Cartridges for your Epson now Available

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Remanufactured T125 cartridges for select Epson printers are on the shelf waiting to save you some serious dough. Like the recently released remanufactured T126 cartridges, these are one time use and a perfect replacement if you aren't quite yet ready to switch over to bulk ink refilling. This cost effective option is apparent from the start; the color cartridges are $7.95 each and the black cartridge is $8.95. Please see below for printer compatibility or contact Inksupply.com with any questions.

 

 

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22Apr/12Off

One Change= Big Difference for EARTH DAY

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Having a hard time deciding how to do your part on Earth Day? Inksupply.com  has simple things that you can do to help the environment, while saving yourself money as you go.

Did you know that our ink cartridges can be refilled numerous times over the course of a couple years before needing to be replaced? Check out the supplies we carry for your printer.  Switching to our supplies will help you save the earth. Additionally, everything we make available for your printer is engineered to work as well as or better than  the original printer manufacturer supplies. Our high quality inks are proudly made in the USA and undergo extensive testing to ensure superior results.

After giving us a try, head over to act.earthday.org and make your pledge. Let everyone know you are committed to the earth and finding new inventive ways to help. Everything we do counts, let us help you lighten your footprint on OUR Earth.

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19Oct/11Off

Feeling inventive?

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How many Inkheads out there are into modifying and toying with electronics, cars, or anything else in your world you find needs improvement? If so, you may be interested to about a recent mod made to an Epson C86 that was posted on  HackADay.com. They successfully used the etch resistant properties of Inksupply.com  MIS PRO yellow ink in the modded printer to create the printed circuit board. Click here to see for yourself.

Yellow MISPRO inks sold here seems to work the best with this application due to it being so resistant to etching agents. This pigment ink can be purchased in 4oz., pint, or gallon size and is available for a wide range of Epson printers... even if you don't plan on making PCB with it :-)