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Remanufactured Ink Cartridges for Printers

As inkjet technology has evolved, and demand has increased for professional looking prints, inkjet printer cartridges from the original manufacturer have become in some cases rather expensive and for a small number of accurate prints. At the same time consumers overall have been satisfied with the value of their printer, but less so their printer in cartridges. Many manufacturers have emerged to provide remanufactured ink jet cartridges for popular brands of inkjet prints, such as Hewlett-Packard, Epson, Canon, Brother, and others.

Remanufactured inkjet printer cartridges began as small companies selling replacement ink and leaving the consumer to refill the cartridge but today is a much more common business, and the consumer doesn’t need to buy strange systems that refill the cartridge. Many large companies, and also public programs provide for ways for consumers to dispose of original inkjet printer cartridges in such a way that they can be refilled and recycled. This results not only in being friendly to the environment but also in savings for consumers who can then buy remanufactured inkjet printer cartridges at a reduced price. Similarly for laser printers there exists remanufactured toner cartridges.

While once branded as being lower quality, the remanufactured inkjet cartridges for printers of today in most cases offer same, or similar quality to those provided by original inkjet cartridges. A savvy consumer can save a lot of money with an affordable price that offers quality, even at cheap prices, for those on a budget. 

Many consumers often prefer ink, and cartridges from original manufacturers, but for many, remanufactured inkjet printer cartridges from clickinks serve day-to-day printing needs. Also ordering online can save consumers money because, even though there is sometimes a cost for delivery, buying inkjet printer cartridges in bulk can result in substantial savings. 

Even when buying a modest supply, it is worth investigating whether remanufactured inkjet cartridges compatible with one’s printer, at a low price, can outweigh the perceived benefit of inkjet printer cartridges purchased from the original manufacturer. For consumers looking for deals, whether it be low volume or high volumes, remanufactured inkjet printer cartridges are a seriously compelling option, which consumers can consider when replacing the inkjet printer cartridges which were supplied with their printer, or those purchased from the original manufacturer of their printer.

Ink Poisoning: Is your beloved family member at risk

Ink Poisoning: Is your beloved family member at risk?

How many of you have a treasured K-9 companion? Here is some information that you need to know about ink poisoning. Dogs are curious creatures by nature, and they love to explore their environments. Unfortunately these explorations consist of sniffing and licking everything, even if it may prove to be harmful to them.  As a responsible dog owner we need to dog proof our homes like we would do for a baby.  Beware of some of the signs that could indicate ingestion of poisonous substance and what to do in case of emergency.

Ink ingredients

The ingredients in ink are a mixture of dyes and pigments, water and solvents. These ingredients are nonpoisonous if ingested in small amounts. If your dog chews on a pen, marker or empty cartridge, you will be relieved to know that there is no immediate cause to be alarmed.

Signs and Symptoms

Accidental ingestion of ink may not have any signs or symptoms besides the ink stains that are on the dog’s coat. You should still watch for other signs of ink poisoning such as vomiting, diarrhea, irritation around mouth and eyes, agitation, drooling, staggering, seizures or difficult breathing.

What to do

If you suspect your dog has ingested ink but isn’t showing any of the signs, just keep the dog under observation and contact your vet as soon as possible. If there isn’t any sign of illness then a trip to the vet may not even be necessary, but you should contact your vet for some professional advice or you may get in touch with your animal poison control at 888-426-4435 or
http://www.aspca.org/pet-care/poison-control/ .  If your dog is losing consciousness or is unconscious, having seizures or difficulties breathing please take your dog to the vet or emergency clinic immediately.

First-Aid

If your dog has gotten ink on him or her fur, clean the dogs coat with mild dishwasher fluid this will prevent him or her licking him or herself. Your vet may give your dog activated charcoal hydrogen peroxide to induce vomiting if needed.

Prevention

To prevent your dog from getting ink poisoning in the first place, please keep your dog’s environment neat, clean and safe. Teaching your dog the common command of “leave it” can also help prevent an accident.

Ink Spill in Boston

16. March 2011 06:00 by Josh in   //  Tags: , , , ,   //   Comments (0)

We have all had bad mornings and maybe spilled the coffee on the way out the door. Maybe the kids dropped their cereal bowl full of fruit loops. Neither of those messes compare to what happened outside of Boston last week.

A tractor-trailer carrying industrial printer cartridges rolled over leaking ink across a highway ramp in Peabody Massachusetts. No other vehicles were involved and the driver was unharmed in the crash. Approximately 16,000 pounds of ink cartridges were bound for an industrial printer in Maine. Workers are removing the ink by laying sand over the ink, which soaks it up, and then sweeping the sand away. The ink is non-flammable, but workers are wearing protective gear to avoid skin contact.

See, don’t you feel better already! Don’t you worry though; Clickinks.com uses Fed Ex and the USPS for our shipping. None of our high quality remanufactured ink cartridges were harmed in this incident.

How to Remove Toner from Your Clothes

8. February 2011 06:00 by Josh in   //  Tags: , , ,   //   Comments (0)

If you have been keeping up with our blog, you have read about laser printers and gained a basic understanding of toner. But what do you do if you spill toner in your printer? Or even worse, spilled toner on your clothes or skin?

If toner spills into your laser printer or copier, a special type of vacuum cleaner with an electrically conductive hose and a HEPA filter is needed for safe and effective cleaning. These are called electrostatic discharge-safe (ESD-safe) or toner vacuums. Toner particles have electrostatic properties by design and can develop static-electric charges when they rub against other particles, or the interiors of transport systems and vacuum cleaner hoses. Because of this and the small particle size, toner should not be vacuumed with a conventional home vacuum cleaner. Static discharge from charged toner particles can ignite dust in the vacuum cleaner bag or create a small explosion if sufficient toner is airborne. This could possibly damage the vacuum cleaner or start a fire. In addition, toner particles are so fine that they are poorly filtered by regular household vacuum cleaners and can blow through the vacuum motor and into the room. At this point you would have taken what was a small spill and created a larger mess by spreading the toner particles across the entire room.

If you shook your toner, or spilled toner in your printer, there is a strong chance that some of it got onto your clothing. Unfused toner is easily removed from most clothing, as long as you are capable of cleaning it in a washing machine. Because toner is a wax or plastic powder with a low melting temperature, it must be kept as cool as possible until you are able to wash it. It is best to remove the article of clothing to avoid the transfer of toner onto other surfaces and your skin. The water temperature of the wash cycle must be set to cold only. Do not wash anything else with the affected garment. Using multiple wash cycles will improve your chance of success at removing the toner. For the first cycle, you may want to use dishwasher detergent. For the additional cycles you should use regular laundry detergent. Residual toner floating in the rinse water of the first cycle may remain and necessitate multiple wash cycles. If it was a large amount of toner spilled on the garment, you may want to remove it from the washing machine and run a second cycle to remove any excess toner from the washing machine basin. Avoid using the clothes dryer or an iron until all of the toner has been removed.

If you have toner on your clothing, you may have also gotten some of it on your skin. You are going to need to follow the same principles as removing it from your clothes, avoiding heat at all costs. Your first reaction is going to be to try and brush the toner off your skin, but you don’t want to do this. The act of brushing the loose toner off of your skin will result in friction, which can create heat, which could fuse the toner to your skin. Shake as much of the loose toner off as possible. Next you will want to use soap and cold water. Once again you are going to have to assure that you turn the water to cold.

If you have spilled ink instead of toner on your clothes, check out this article on How to remove the ink from your clothes.

By following these steps you should have the mess cleaned up without any permanent reminders of the spill. Now that you have accomplished that task, go ahead and order your next toner cartridge from Clickinks.com. With the purchase of our remanufactured toner cartridges, you can save yourself money and stop shaking that toner.