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Easily Ordering the correct Ink Cartridges at Clickinks.com

Ordering online is easy, a time saving convenience most of us have discovered by now. Ordering ink online, something you don’t have to try on or look at, is brilliant.  The best part, you can stay stocked up and never have an annoying crunch time run to the store because you are out of ink. When a paper is due, or tickets need to be printed, you will be prepared. All you need is your printer model number. You can probably see that while you are ordering online.

To ensure that you place the order to suit your needs, follow these simple steps now.

Go to Clickinks.com

Type in your printer model number in the pink search bar

 

You will then be taken to a printer specific page, or if we need more information, we will list additional options to get you there.

On the printer page, you can verify the name of your printer model at the top. If you own this printer, your best option will be shown at the top. If you are looking for additional options, scroll down. When you find what you are looking for, click the quantity arrow above Add to cart.

 

  

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Once you have selected the quantity of ink cartridges you would like to order, click Add to cart. If you need additional cartridges, continue shopping, otherwise you can proceed to view the cart & checkout.

Do you have a promotional code? At this time you can enter a Coupon Code, if you would like to use one.

Hint: Coupon Code: BLOGTIPS will apply 5% off your order of our inks.

Go ahead and enter this promotional code, then click "Apply Coupon: Click Here" to deduct your discount. If everything looks correct in your cart, click the arrow to proceed to our secure checkout.

Have you registered with our website yet? If not, now is the time to provide your name and email address, so that you can access your account when needed. If you have done this before, existing customers only need to enter their email address and password to login.

Once registered or logged in, you will be taken to Checkout. Enter your address for billing, and shipping if different.

Note: Shipping is free to street addresses in the continental US when you spend just $30.

Please scroll down to the Payment Method section. If you have any questions, please call 1-800-706 INKS or email contactus@clickinks.com prior to placing your order. If you have ordered from us previously, you may see loyalty points, in this case you can click the green button to apply those now. Please review the total, enter your payment information, and then click the blue Place order button.

Most orders ship out within 1 business day. As soon as your order ships, we will send you an email with a tracking number.

Other questions regarding ordering? Just let us know!

Kodak and Dell Ink Cartridge Installation Instructions

9. January 2011 06:00 by Danielle Bernhard in clickinks, kodak, installation of ink, ink cartridge, Dell, kodak printer  //  Tags:   //   Comments (0)
If you are installing a Dell or Kodak Ink Cartridge, these instructions may assist in the process.

Ink Installation Instructions

If you are installing an HP 564, HP 920, Canon BCI-3, Canon BCI-6, Canon PGI-5, Canon CLI-8, Canon PGI-220, Canon CLI-221 or similar inkjet cartridge, these instructions are available to walk you through the process.

Who invented ink?

5. January 2011 07:39 by Danielle Bernhard in inkjet, inkjet cartridges, ink cartridge, technology, ink history, inks  //  Tags:   //   Comments (0)
Today’s topic is about something so ingrained in our world, that most never think about it, yet we would all be lost without it. It’s used to help create art and to sign millionaire athletes’ contracts. Where would we be without ink? I wouldn’t be typing this blog, that’s for sure.

There are many debates amongst historians (Really, what else do they have to do?) about who first invented ink. Ink was the natural evolution after humans invented drawing and writing. We couldn’t continue carving on cave walls forever. Can you imagine relaxing on a tropical beach with an umbrella drink and reading a nice cave carving?

Some historians credit the invention of ink and paper to the Egyptians. This claim is because paper has its origin in the word papyrus. The papyrus plant is a wetland sage that was once abundant in the Nile Delta. Recorded history disputes those claims and lays all the credit to the Chinese.

Ink was originally created for marking the surfaces of hieroglyphics that were carved into stone. The first ink was a combination of soot and either animal glue or honey. This ink was invented by Tien-Lcheu, a noted Chinese philosopher of 2697 B.C. It became common throughout China by the year 1200 B.C. Other cultures soon adapted this invention and started adding colors derived from berries, plants, and other minerals. The colors of inks soon had ritualistic meanings attached to them.

As you have experienced, ink has moved a long way from its humble origins. Ink has evolved from the printing press of the industrial revolution to today’s remanufactured inkjet cartridges. In a way you could say that ink has come almost full circle, with the newest biodegradable inks just a modern variation of what Tien-Lcheu first created!

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

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.

Ink jam: Why keeping your inkjets clean can save you money

29. July 2010 05:00 by Danielle Bernhard in printer setting, clickinks, ink cartridge, printer cartridge, diy  //  Tags:   //   Comments (0)
A clogged print head on your inkjet printer can stop your print job dead in its tracks, but this can be overcome with a little attention.

If there has been a long period of no printer use, or if you have brought an old inkjet printer or ink cartridge out of retirement, you may be faced with less than optimal prints.

As you print, small droplets of ink can get stuck around the many tiny holes that make up an inkjet printer head. Once these drops of ink dry, they can form a crust around the print head opening, clogging it with dry ink and causing it to print poorly.


















If you are seeing poor quality print outs, your first step should be to perform a printer head cleaning. Simply open your Printer Settings on your computer and find your Printer Maintenance menu, as seen above, to clean the print head. Each menu will vary, but you should find a “Head Cleaning” option within any inkjet printer menu.

Once you have performed the built-in cleaning functions and followed up as needed, if this does not seem to do the job and is draining your precious ink there are a few ways to clean your print head manually.

If you have an inkjet printer like Epson or Brother, where the print head is usually part of the printer itself instead of the cartridge, you can use traditional rubbing alcohol on the print head to clean and remove dried ink residue. If you have an inkjet printer like Canon, HP, or Lexmark where the print head is usually part of the ink cartridge, you can clean the print head on the cartridge with a dry, soft cotton ball or clean cloth.

Don’t scrap an old inkjet printer that yields inferior printouts, what a waste to just throw the old one in a landfill. Make cleaning nozzles, unclogging print heads and dusting the exterior of your printer a regular part of your routine maintenance. You will maintain superior print quality and save yourself quite a bit of money.

How To Install A Brother LC61 Ink Cartridge








If you own a Brother DCP or Brother MFC printer, you probably use the LC61 ink cartridge. But if you’ve had trouble installing it, follow these simple steps:

1) Close the printer’s document tray.
2) Lift the top cover.
3) Pull the ink cartridge hook toward you and remove the existing ink cartridge.
4) Take the Brother LC61 cartridge and remove the yellow tape from the cartridge front.
5) Insert the Brother LC61 into the empty slot, with the arrows facing skyward. Insert in the right direction, until the cartridge hook snaps into place.  Listen for a click, you may need to push firmly.
6) Close the printer top cover.

And that’s it! Your Brother LC61 cartridge is now correctly installed. Your PC may verify that the replacement cartridge is new – if so, press 1 on your printer’s dial pad. If not – press 2. After that – you’re ready to print again!

You can remove the ink from your clothes

19. January 2010 10:40 by Danielle Bernhard in clickinks, printer help, ink cartridge, removing ink, inks, ink experts, diy  //  Tags:   //   Comments (1)
What to use to remove printer ink from your clothes.

We have all been there, whether you were trying to refill your printers ink cartridge or you simply left a pen in your pocket, you will need to get that ink out of your clothing.

The first step is to dab (not rub) the spilled ink with a towel, applying water and continuing until you see that ink is no longer removed by the towel.

Next leave it alone for a couple minutes (yes the waiting is the hardest part).

You may want to occupy your time watching a video, so you won’t think about it!




Once you have allowed a sufficient waiting period for the stain to air dry, dab the stain with rubbing alcohol, finger nail polish remover or even spray with hair spray, depending on what you may have on hand.


Use two new, clean paper towels, set the stained area on a towel and then dab the backside of the stain, pushing the ink onto the bottom towel. As the towel underneath begins to soak up the ink, move to a clean dry section. Continue until you see that ink is no longer removed by the towel.

At the end of the day, you should use a laundry pre-treatment soap, assuring that any remaining ink is removed in the wash.

Wash in the washing machine, using the warmest water level that the fabric can tolerate. If the stain does not come clean after washing, dab diluted bleach onto a towel and gently brush the stain clean. This should clean all ink out of your clothing.

The Step By Step Guide to Cleaning Your Printer

18. January 2010 14:08 by Danielle Bernhard in clickinks, ink cartridge, ink experts, printer cleaning, diy, printer problems  //  Tags:   //   Comments (1)
Cleaning your inkjet printer can prove beneficial. To prolong the life of your printer and produce the best printed results, you should clean your printer on a regular basis. Printer and cartridge cleaning is useful for solving print quality issues and extending the life of your printer. In particular, if you are seeing lines or smudges on your print outs, you will need to clean the ink nozzles.

If you have the printer instructions, check for specific instructions. Many times you can also download the manual online.

If you do not have manufacturer directions, you can follow these simple directions.

1.) Turn off the printer and let it cool if necessary
2.) Remove paper
3.) Dampen a soft, lint-free cloth with a small amount of water
4.) Wipe the outside of the printer
5.) Dust the printer’s rollers or use a computer vacuum if available
5.) Look on your printer or in the printer software for the Head Cleaning option and initiate cleaning.

If your ink cartridges have been sitting in the printer without use:

1.) Soak your cartridge print head in shallow, warm water
2.) Remove after approximately 5 seconds
3.) Dry thoroughly with a paper towel
4.) Repeat if necessary until ink flows onto the paper towel.