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Iphone printing is now available to everyone

Have you seen the new printing capability from iPhones and other iOS devices? One day I clicked forward and voila I was asked if I wanted to print the email. Why, yes I do, how exciting! Now to get a wireless printer.




















In apps that support printing, such as Mail, Photos and Safari Internet, you will see the option shown to Print. Clicking the Print button brings up another dialog box of printer options, now you will select from the printers found on your wireless network.



















This new printing capability, AirPrint, works with HP’s new line of e-printers. OK the new wireless printer will need to fall into this line. I have also been wanting an all-in-one with scanner, so I can print and save those old photographs. There are many options in the HP eprint line.

HP Envy e-All-in-One series uses #60 Ink
HP Photosmart Plus e-AiO (CN216A) uses #564 Ink
HP Photosmart Premium e-AiO (CN503A#B1H) uses #564 Ink
HP Photosmart Premium Fax e-AiO (C410a) uses #564 Ink
HP Photosmart e-AiO (CN731A) uses #60 Ink
HP Photosmart eStation (C510) uses #564 Ink
HP LaserJet Pro M1536dnf Multifunction Printer uses #CE278A Toner
HP LaserJet Pro CM1415fn Color Multifunction Printer uses #128A Toner
HP LaserJet Pro CM1415fnw Color Multifunction Printer uses #128A Toner
HP LaserJet Pro CP1525n Color Printer uses #128A Toner

HP LaserJet Pro CP1525nw Color Printer uses #128A Toner
HP Officejet 6500A e-AiO uses #920XL Ink
HP Officejet 6500A Plus e-AiO uses #920XL Ink

HP Officejet 7500A Wide Format e-AiO uses #920XL Ink
HP Officejet Pro 8500A e-AiO uses #940XL Ink
HP Officejet Pro 8500A Plus e-AiO #940XL Ink


I decided on the Photosmart e-All-in-One printer (Model: CN731A), because at an affordable price I was able to get wireless access and an all in one with scanner & copier, plus the HP 60 ink cartridges this printer requires come in remanufactured (better for our environment and my wallet).

Now that I have my new printer in hand I love it. It is a beautiful small, black desktop printer, was easy to set up on my wireless network, worked with Windows XP and Windows 7 and our iPhones automatically connected to it. During the printer setup process you are provided with a personal email address so anyone can email, from anywhere, to your printer.

This must be one of the most convenient printers. I print photos, emails and coupons from my phone and laptop. Anyone can email to the printer, who needs a fax? We never need to wait to print until able to physically connect to the printer.

What type of printer do you use? Feel free to discuss the pros and cons.

20. December 2010 12:34 by Danielle Bernhard in   //  Tags:   //   Comments (0)
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Black Friday Deals are coming this way

We are so excited to announce the upcoming Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals coming your way!  At Clickinks.com we have found some great discounts and prizes for you this year. 

I can tell you now that these will be big!  I will give you as many details as I can now, feel free to comment below, and be sure to subscribe as I will be able to reveal more as Black Friday grows closer.

* Monday, November 22nd PRE-BLACK FRIDAY SALE
  1. Take 15% Off all our inks and toners!
  2. Every order enters you in a daily drawing for a Customized Photo book!
Expires midnight Thursday, November 25th

* Friday, November 26th BLACK FRIDAY SALE
  1. Take 20% Off all our inks and toners!
  2. Every order enters you in a daily drawing for for a Customized Canvas print!Expires midnight Friday, November 26th
* Saturday, November 27th BLACK FRIDAY WEEKEND SALE
  1. Take 15% Off all our inks and toners!
  2. Every order enters you in a daily drawing for a Customized Photo book!
Expires midnight Thursday, November 28th







* Monday, November 29th CYBER MONDAY SALE

  1. Take 20% Off all our inks and toners!
  2. Every order enters you in a daily drawing for a Customized Canvas print!
  3. FREE Shipping on every order!
    Expires midnight Monday, November 29th

Printer Driver Downloads

12. October 2010 05:00 by Danielle Bernhard in find printer, clickinks, Hewlett Packard, brother printer, hp, print, driver, epson printer  //  Tags:   //   Comments (0)
It is so nice to get a new computer, but often with this gift, we inherit the task of loading an old printer, which we have no longer kept the drivers for.  Printer drivers allow the operating system to communicate with and run the printer.  You can find any driver you need on-line, if not through your operating system. 

Select your printer brand below, then you can download the correct driver for your printer model and operating system.

The ABC's of Laser Printers

ASSEMBLY – A Laser Printer is great to have, especially in an office. Know your printer, and know what you are purchasing. Some laser printers include an all-in-one drum and toner assembly, which can be easier to use if you run a smaller office. Most large office printers will use a separate drum cartridge, which will save you in the long run.

BREAKAGE – Learn to avoid breakage by following these simple steps:

Use the correct paper for your printer, make sure that it is intended for a Laser Printer to avoid jams and achieve the best print quality.

If you hear any weird noises, stop. Look for error lights and assure the toner is inserted correctly and has clicked into place.

CARTRIDGE - When running low on toner it is common to shake the cartridge, but do not take those office aggressions out on it, a light shake with no rocking is all that is needed.

If you encounter smears or streaks on your print out, you may need to replace the drum. If you print nothing but a blank page, you may need a new toner cartridge.

If toner powder spills in your printer vacuum out or clean with a dry cloth before printing.

One last Acronym for you: R.T.M. – Read The Manual.

Where does ink come from?

16. August 2010 13:11 by Danielle Bernhard in clickinks, ink cartridge, technology, printer ink, ink history, inks, toner cartridges  //  Tags:   //   Comments (0)
No birds and bees here, no octopus either. The ink that we use today bears little resemblance to octopus ink, or melanin. In this century ink has become much more sophisticated and synthetic.

Printer ink contains pigments or dyes added to a base usually made from petroleum oil, de-ionized water and glycol, a thick syrupy substance that helps the ink to stick together and mix.

Toner, the powder used in laser printer and copier cartridges, is a manufacturer specific combination of special polymers and pigment, compounded into a fine powder, improving resolution.

The exact mixtures vary by the manufacturer, and are considered quite proprietary, however all ink cartridges come from the basis of a 1930 Ink jet cartridge patent, that we found very interesting.

How to Print the Perfect Labels

13. August 2010 13:22 by Danielle Bernhard in clickinks, savings, printing, diy  //  Tags:   //   Comments (0)
Printing labels is a terrific use of your printer. By using your own printer to make labels, you save money and get more creative, custom designs while saving the time of hand writing.

If you have a large quantity of labels to print, it is nice to start with them in Excel. You will merge them into Word, which is where you can customize and print labels.

Set up your data in Excel then create a mail merge, after which you will need to save and close the Excel spreadsheet. Open a new Word document, then select and follow the steps of the Mail Merge Wizard.  When it is time to select recipients you will use the Excel list you saved.

Labels can be printed not only for addressing envelopes, but also for books and binders, CD's and DVDs, files, dividers and so much more.
You can choose professional black, or any fun color ink, choose from clear, white, silver or decorative labels and there are even many different fonts, including some nice handwriting fonts to really personalize your labels.

What kind of projects have you created with print your own labels?

Contest Announcement: Clickinks.com Tuesday Trivia

6. August 2010 10:53 by Danielle Bernhard in clickinks, contest, facebook, giveaway, twitter, winners, free ink  //  Tags:   //   Comments (1)






Throughout August, Clickinks.com will be giving fans, friends and followers a chance to win free ink and toner.  Test your knowledge each Tuesday, with Clickinks Tuesday Trivia.

Follow Clickinks.com on Facebook and Clickinks Twitter (@Click_inks), and be prepared to win.  Trivia questions will be posted at a randomly selected time each Tuesday and the first Facebook comment plus first Twitter @ reply will each win 1,000 Clickinks Loyalty Reward Points.

Open to residents of US and Canada. 1 Facebook winner and 1 Twitter winner will win each week.  For every 1000 loyalty points accumulated you can redeem $10 off your next purchase at Clickinks.com.  Contest runs through August 31, 2010.

Name Your Printer - Winner Announcement

What printer model do you use?  Clickinks asked, and our customers answered.  There are a lot of new and old Epson Stylus inkjet printers out there, as well as numerous HP printers.  Canon, Kodak, Lexmark and Brother Multifunctions showed up, too.  Kodak owners seem to like their printer for the great pictures and Brother owners seem to like their printers for everything else.  And by quick observation, dude no one got a Dell.   

We offered 1 lucky winner from Clickinks Facebook and Clickinks Twitter fan pages replacement ink for their printer, and are so excited to announce the winners.




























Jewel Nickolisen of Nebraska will receive her Epson Stylus CX6600 ink and David O'Mara of Idaho will receive ink for his Epson Stylus CX8400.

Thanks for playing, and follow along for more great chances to win your ink!

Should I switch to a Laser printer?

Home printers are nice to have at home, and ever so useful. Now that you are Making the Most of your Home Printer, you may be questioning the quality of your printer.

Inkjet printers are nice to have if you are printing color photos once a week. If not, you may want to look into the benefits of a laser printer.

Buy in bulk. You know to save money on groceries and paper products by buying in larger quantities, but did you know that laser toner can also save you money? You will find the laser printer, as well as the toner cartridges, at a higher initial purchase price, but once you figure in the yield of a toner cartridge versus inkjet, you will see the significant savings.

Longer lasting quality. To keep your inkjet from drying up, you need to print out all the colors once every week or so. If you are like me, daily printing is done in the office and the fun photos and useful coupons are printed as needed, which may not occur until the next holiday. Laser toner is a powder, it will not dry up and will be top quality whenever you print.

Large jobs. Not only can a laser printer wait longer until use, it is more productive at printing those large jobs when they do arise. Laser printers are recommended for offices and for anyone running heaving printing jobs.

Print Faster. In an office, or in a hurry? Laser printers print, well, at laser speed. Pardon the pun.

Quality text. While inkjets are superior for often printing photos, laser printers offer a superior text quality. You will want to look at what you print, as well as how often you print, when making the decision to switch to a Laser printer.