Multifunction Printers

HP Officejet Pro 8500 Wireless Review

HP Officejet Pro 8500 wireless
HP Officejet Pro 8500 Wireless Printer

If you’ve been looking for a color printer but can’t afford the cost of a laser printer, look no future, this machine could just be the answer to your prayers. The HP Officejet Pro 8500 wireless all in one printer can print, scan, fax, copy in record time and does it all with high quality results and a price tag you can live with. But wait there’s more, it has autoduplexing, 802.11 b/g, a 3.45 inch touch screen, 50 sheet automatic document feeder, and a legal-size scanner. You can get one of these for about $399.00, that may seem high to some but when you compare that price to a color laser and the supplies cost this baby is a winner.

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Can an Ink Cartridge explode in your printer?

Here at Ink & Toner Solutions we hear this all the time: “my inkjet cartridge exploded in my printer and there’s ink all over the place!”

Can an inkjet cartridge “explode in a printer”? The simple answer is No. Period. It’s just not possible. Let’s start with the way a print head is built: Continue reading

What is the Quality of refilled Ink and Toner Cartridges?

Is the quality of the remanufactured ink and toner printer cartridges being sold out there as good as the OEM (original equipment manufactures) cartridges? That’s kind of like asking if the quality of aftermarket automobile parts are as good as the OEM part. The answer in both cases is it really depends on the manufacturing process’ and the quality control of the remanufacturer to produce a product that meets the quality of the original part. All remanufactured products are not created equal. Continue reading

Customer Service Lesson

Picture this, I walk in to a car dealership one day to look around and see if there’s a car on the lot that might interest me. Standing there looking around and here comes the sales associate that will be working with me.  He asks me how I’m doing and we do the normal small talk for a few minutes and then I’m asked what I’m looking for. He seems very nice and say’s he believes he has a model that will be perfect for me. He walk’s me over to where the car is. It looks real nice, right color, right model and the price seems to be just about what I think I can afford. He proceeds to tell me what’s under the hood and the options the car comes with. You won’t believe what happens next! Continue reading

Are On Line Return Policy’s Good or Bad?

Ink & Toner Solutions is in the business of selling eco-friendly remanufactured ink and toner cartridges in Northampton, Ma. We have been doing it now for 9 years and we have a very easy to understand return policy. Our ink & toner products carry a one year warranty  from date of purchase. Your cartridge is defective, we replace it, bought the wrong cartridge, we trade it for the right one, the cartridge you bought for the printer you had just died, bring it in, we will either give you store credit or refund the cost of the cartridge. No gimmicks, no small print, no hidden cost, 12 month warranty, period. Now lets look at typical on-line return policy’s. Continue reading

How is the Quality of on Line Ink and Toner?

I’ve been in the printer cartridge business now since 2004 and have had the opportunity to witness many changes not the least being the quality of re manufactured ink & toner cartridges. From the day of individuals filling in their basement with no quality control to the present where large business’s using the latest equipment and quality control methods are putting out superb products. So how is one to know what is a quality printer cartridge and which are junk. Continue reading

Affordable Laser Printers for $750

This is last in our series for choosing printers that fall within certain budget guide lines. In our previous post we talked about printers that fell in the $150, $300 and the $500 range. Now we are going to cover the $750 range which includes machines for the small to medium-size work groups, monochrome lasers that are fast and hold lots of paper, color lasers with good speed, multi-function models that handle heavier volume and most importantly, cheap toner. Continue reading

Affordable Color Laser Jet For $500

BROTHER HL-4570CDW

This is the third in a four part series to help you choose a printer within your set budget. The first two post reviewed printer selections in the $150 & the $300 range, now we will look at a top pick in the $500 range.  At this price you start to get out of ink jet printers and into laser jet printers.  Our top pick in this category is a single-function color Laser printer, the Brother HL-4570CDW. Continue reading

AFFORDABLE INKJET PRINTER FOR A $300 BUDGET

HP OFFICEJET PRO 8600

Here is the second installment of our four part series with top picks for printers in four budget categories, $150, $300, $500 and $750. For the $300 budget, the All-in-one HP OfficeJet Pro 8600 printer gets a thumbs up  in this price range. This is a state-of-the-art inkjet MFP (multi-function printer) in just about every respect. And if that’s not enough, its ink costs are among the lowest in the industry.

This machine has both speed and features. It prints at a record-setting speed of 13.2 pages per minute printing plain text, it also was very fast when printing photos, copying, and scanning. Its many features include universal automatic duplexing for copying, scanning, printing and supports legal-size paper, both on the flatbed scanner and in the 50 sheet ADF. One thing this machine can’t do is print on a CD or DVD but if that is a feature you really need there are many other choices out there that specialize in this feature. The context-sensitive touch control does seem a little slow to react.

You can print from your smartphone, tablet, or from a remote location. HP’s free ePrint service lets you e-mail print jobs to the Officejet Pro 8600 Plus or any other e-print enabled HP printer.

It takes the HP 951 series inks which come in the standard yield and the high yield versions. The standard yield gives you 1,000 pages for the black and 700 pages for each of the colors and are priced at $26.99 for the black and $19.99 for each of the colors. The high yield version cartridges have page yields of 2,300 pages for the black and is priced at $36.99 and 1,500 pages for each of the colors with a price tag of $27.99 for each color. Going with the high yield just makes sense.

Other choices you may want to look at in this price range is the Epson Artisan 837 Color inkjet All-In-One and the Dell 2350dn Laser Printer.

If you need help in choosing a printer for home or office use gives us a call at Ink & Toner Solutions, inc and we would be glad to guide you through this process.

AFFORDABLE INKJET PRINTER FOR A $150 BUDGET

HP Photosmart 7510 e-All-in-One

As promised this is the first installment of our four part series with top picks for printers in four budget categories, $150, $300, $500 and $750. For the $150 budget, we feel that the multifunction HP Photosmart 7510 e-All-in-One printer is the best buy. This machine is billed as a photo-oriented home printer but it can handle far more than that.

It posted average or better speeds in printing, scanning and copying tests; and it includes an ADF, a feature that’s rare at this price. The automatic document feeder (ADF) allows you to fax, scan and copy unattended. You can also fax without a phone line using your internet connection and a third-party Service. You can print from virtually anywhere  using HP’s ePrint. Print from your iPad, iPhone or iPod touch wirelessly with AirPrint.

Other standard equipment is a 125 sheet input tray and a 20 sheet photo tray for media up to 5 by 7 inches in size and the unit’s automatic duplexing applies to both the printer and the scanner. You get to save energy with this ENERGY STAR qualified printer using less than 1 watt of energy in Off mode and you can conserve paper by automatically printing double-sided pages. On top of all these great features, the ink for this machine, the HP 564XL series is reasonable priced even if you buy the new OEM cartridges from HP. If you decide you want to save even more cash and help the environment you can purchase high quality remanufactured ink cartridges from Ink & Toner Solutions, Inc. You really can’t go wrong with this printer for home or small office printing.

In our next review we will look at a printer that will fit into a $300 budget, stay turned.