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Cartridges for Presents!

1. December 2010 05:00 by Matt in clickinks, ecology, environment, holiday  //  Tags:   //   Comments (0)
The Holidays are coming up and like the rest of us, you probably don't know what to get your friends and relatives. Below are 5 reasons why you should be giving the gift of ink this year.

5. Ink cartridges make great "stocking stuffers". With low prices from http://www.clickinks.com/, ink cartridges are appropriately priced (and sized) to make a great stocking stuffer.

4. Ink cartridges are better than sweaters. Sweaters are only useful during winter months, and if you are in a place that does not get cold during the winters, like us in Florida, it is mostly useless. They are also itchy at times. Ink cartridges and toners can be used year around, for many different things. A sweater can only keep you warm..and itchy.

3. Everyone uses ink. From children printing out pictures of their favorite cartoons, to grown men printing out pictures of their favorite cartoons, everyone needs ink. Ink is great for printing out letters, cards, business reports, graphs, directions, etc. The uses of ink are endless.

2. Our ink won't kill our Earth. Unlike some holiday presents, Clickinks's ink and toner cartridges are eco-friendly and will not contribute to the piling up of the land fills. We believe in contributing to the health of this beautiful planet.

1. Buy the ink for yourself and print cards. Giving people cards for holidays will save you a lot of money. You will save in two ways:
  1. By buying cartridges from Clickinks.com
  2. By not buying expensive gifts for your relatives and friends.
Happy Holidays from Clickinks.com!

Eco Printer Offers Coffee Scented Printouts

14. May 2010 11:10 by Danielle Bernhard in clickinks, recycle cartridges, ecology, recycle, environment  //  Tags:   //   Comments (0)













The staff here at Clickinks.com find the smell of a freshly produced printout hard to beat – especially the smell of a printout produced using our quality remanufactured cartridges. Recently though, conceptual designer Jeon Hwan Ju has proposed making printing a completely different olfactory experience: his freshly invented RICI printer uses coffee grinds for ink cartridges. The user literally takes their old coffee filters and places them into specially shaped cartridges before inserting into their printer – giving each printout the faint scent of Arabica beans (or whatever blend they enjoyed that morning.)

The RICI printer isn't perfect however. Intending to make his printer environmentally friendly for example, Hwan Ju hasn't included an electricity socket. The user is therefore required to manually feed the coffee grinds into the printer while the page is being produced, which may make printing both time consuming and incredibly tiring. Moreover, though coffee brands like Starbucks may guarantee the quality of their coffee, they probably won't guarantee the quality of their printouts. Clickinks.com on the other hand offers a 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed with every purchase. And who knows – maybe one day we'll begin selling chocolate or hazelnut-scented cartridges, too.

Solar-Powered Road Printer

The device from industrial designers Hoyoung Lee et al. is a good sign for the environment.



Until recently painting a road sign was a hazardous business. The workmen risked giving themselves a terrible posture, what with leaning down to spell words out onto the tarmac surface. Rarely had bending at the knees possessed such immense value.

At worst the work left them in a permanently bent position, unfit to do anything but paint roads!

But thanks to the invention of the solar-powered road printer, now workmen can put those fears behind them. Unveiled on December 18th at EcoFriend.org, the handy (since it doesn’t need hands) device is the work of industrial designers Hoyoung Lee, Doyoung Kim, and Hongju Kim.

The road printer harbors an onboard solar panel with which it powers itself, trundling along as it jet sprays the tarmac. Road signs are pre-programmed into the printer’s memory – right now it can print such classics as the U-Turn and Stop Sign.

The road printer doesn’t even require workmen to bend down to set it going: the buttons have been designed to withstand the steel-capped toe of a boot. Workmen need only replenish the paint reservoir, from which the paint cartridge refills itself.

Of course, the device needs charging – but even then workmen need only leave it sunbathing by the roadside.

The EcoFriend.org article doesn’t state if the road printer is intended for commercial use, or is just conceptual. Yet the device may yet become the No. 1 Christmas gift for workmen looking to be spared a visit to the chiropractor’s office.




For pictures of the solar-powered road printer click: here.

Reduce the cost of printing - Paper Saving Tips

27. July 2009 13:34 by Danielle Bernhard in clickinks, save on ink, paper saving, ecology, deforestation, cheap ink, bulk ink, economy  //  Tags:   //   Comments (0)
Paper Saving Tips
  • Print on Both Sides: Whether you are printing or making copies, you can cut your paper (& paper costs) usage in half by simply selecting to print on both sides. Some printers offer a “duplex” feature, even if yours does not you can simply print your odd numbered pages first (beginning with your first page), then flip around the pages and print the even pages on the other side (beginning with page 2).
  • Print two pages on each side: Another money saving feature that you can select is to print columns. No matter what type of printer you have, Microsoft Word has this print option. If printing from another program, you can simply reduce the size of your images or font, allowing you to fit more on each page.
  • Also, when you are printing, or receiving paper that is one sided, you can reuse the other side so that there is not as much waste.
  • Think before you buy. You can save money by purchasing your paper in bulk. Purchasing bulk paper and bulk ink ahead of time will also limit last minute purchases where you will settle for any price. Recycled paper, which can be purchased in the same price range as non-recycled paper, is also a great solution for our environment.
These tips will not only save you money, but also reduce the deforestation and piling up of landfills.