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Brother LC-41, LC-51 and LC-61 Ink Installation Instructions

Ink Cartridges are easy to install, but once in a while it can get a little cumbersome.  If you have a Brother DCP-110C, DCP-115C, DCP-117C, DCP-120C, DCP-310CN, DCP-315CN, DCP-340CW, Fax-1835C, Fax-1840C, Fax-1940C, Fax-2440C, IntelliFax-1835, IntelliFax-1840, IntelliFax-1940CN, IntelliFax-2440C, MFC-210C, MFC-215C, MFC-3240C, MFC-3340CN, MFC-3342CN, MFC-410CN, MFC-420CN, MFC-425CN, MFC-430CN, MFC-5440CN, MFC-5840CN, MFC-620CN, MFC-640CN, MFC-640CW, MFC-820, MFC-820CW or another Brother Inkjet printer that uses LC41 Ink Cartridges, this may be of help.






















If you have a Brother DCP-130C, DCP-330C, DCP-540CN, DCP-750CW, Fax-1860C, Fax-1960C, Fax-2480C, IntelliFax-1360, IntelliFax-1860C, IntelliFax-1960C, IntelliFax-2480C, MFC-240C, MFC-240CN, MFC-3360C, MFC-440CN, MFC-465CN, MFC-5460CN, MFC-5860CN, MFC-660CN, MFC-665CW, MFC-685CW, MFC-845CW, MFC-885CW or another Brother Inkjet printer that uses LC51 Ink Cartridges, this may be of help.



 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
If you have a Brother DCP-165C, DCP-385C, DCP-585CW, MFC-250C, MFC-255CW, MFC-290C, MFC-490CW, MFC-495CW, MFC-5490CN, MFC-5890CN, MFC-6490CW, MFC-6890CDW, MFC-790CW, MFC-795CW, MFC-990CW, MFC-J615W, MFC-J630W or another Brother Inkjet printer that uses LC61 Ink Cartridges, this may be of help.























Clickinks Ink Experts offer technical assistance with any purchase at 1-800-706 INKS or Clickinks.com

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.

What do you print?

Clickinks asked, and you answered. What do you like to print? We proposed the question to you, our fans, and were delighted with your responses. From coupons, to homework, photos, to invites, your printer is getting a work out. And it is a good thing you know how to save money on ink at http://www.clickinks.com/

We are so excited to announce our winners of the $50 in ink

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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!

The beginner iPad

11. February 2010 13:38 by Danielle Bernhard in clickinks, print news, shopping, printer cartridge, ipad, apple  //  Tags:   //   Comments (0)

















Ready for your iPad? The majority of us do not yet have access to the iPad until late March, and once it is in stores it may take you a while to save up the $500+ for this new device. Solution? Print an iPad and start drooling!

Jess Silverstone, the lead artist for Revolutionary Concepts put together a printable Apple iPad for your viewing pleasure.

The directions are simple: Make sure you have some good color cartridges for printing, select borderless printing if your printer offers the advanced function, then click here to print the iPad front and feed the page back in to print the Apple back.

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.

Troubleshooting 10 Common Printer Problems

14. September 2009 11:51 by Danielle Bernhard in printer ink, printer cartridge, printer problems  //  Tags:   //   Comments (0)
Troubleshooting 10 Common Printer Problems

1. My printer just won’t print

If the printer is directly connected to your printer, then make sure that the printer cable between the printer and computer isn't loose.

If the printer is on a network, make sure the printer is powered on and there are not any loose cables.

Turn both the computer and the printer off, wait 20 seconds and then power the printer back on and finally power on the computer.

2. My printer says it is busy

Check the print queue screen. A print job may be stuck in the print queue and deleting it from the queue may help.

3. Printer display menu says there is a paper jam

Opening the doors of the printer, removing the paper tray or even the ink or toner cartridge will usually allow access to the jammed paper so that you can remove it. Paper should be removed slowly and gently so that it does not tear.

If you can not find any jammed paper and still can not print, unplug your printer then turn it back on.

4. Printing on the page is faded

A faded print image may indicate that the printer is getting low on ink or toner, the print density is set too low or economy printing is turned on. Settings may be corrected on the printer or within the computer’s control panel. If the ink or toner cartridge is low, replace the cartridge easily through an ink merchant like Clickinks.com.

5. I have a cool, new Operating System

As new operating systems are released, your printer will require new drivers. Some printers do not yet have a driver for every new Operating System, or older Operating Systems. In these cases, it’s best to consult the printer manual and find out what printers the drivers will emulate. While not all of the functionality of the printer will be available under this emulation, at least basic printing will work.

Be sure to use the correct driver for your current Operating System. If an incorrect or defective printer driver is being used, it can result in strange gibberish on the printed page. If you selected the wrong printer driver for the printer or Operating System, you may need to purge the print jobs that are hung up in the spooler as well as reset the printer to remove any bad data that remains in its buffer.

6. I am printing, but the pages are blank or irregular

If your inkjet printer is turning out blank pages whenever you print, then the print head could be dried up, or you may be out of ink.

Once the ink cartridge is opened and installed, the ink can start drying out or evaporating. If you only print infrequently, then the print head will often become dried up, stopping any ink from getting onto your paper. Try soaking your print head in shallow water, if your ink cartridge regularly dries out, then try to print a page off more often, at least every few days, as this should stop the print head becoming dried out, otherwise you will need to install a fresh ink cartridge.

7. There are error lights on

If there are error lights (LEDs) lit, refer to the user manual or manufacturer's web site to diagnose.

8. Each time I print, it is blurry or has lines in it

Aligning the print cartridge is necessary to obtain the best possible printing performance. The method to do this may vary depending on your printer. Typically, you will go into the Settings of your computer then lick Maintenance and Align print cartridges

9. Missing Color, Wrong Color or Streaks in the Printout

Make sure your paper is not causing the problem. Paper that does not accept ink well can cause your images to smear or bleed. Plain paper is not the best choice for high-density graphics. Photo paper is available at Clickinks.com

If the paper is not the problem, print a clean test to see that everything is functioning properly.

10. Did you read the user manual?

Magnuson-Moss Warranty Improvement Act

Magnuson-Moss Warranty Improvement Act

The Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act (Public Law 93-637) is a U.S. Federal law. It is the statute that governs warranties on consumer products.

Legally, this is a law that states that "No warrantor of a consumer product may condition his written or implied warranty of such product on the consumer's using, in connection with such product, any article or service (other than article or service provided without charge under the terms of the warranty) which is identified by brand, trade or corporate name".

The Act provides that any company warranting a product to a consumer by means of a written warranty must disclose, fully and conspicuously, in simple and easy to understand language, the terms and conditions of the warranty according to the rules set forth by the Federal Trade Commission.

Contrary to what manufacturers may lead you to believe, warrantors cannot require that only brand name parts be used with any product. This practice, commonly referred to as "tie-in sales" or "tying agreements", is frequently mentioned in the context of computer and printer parts.

No manufacturer will be allowed to void your warranty simply because you use a remanufactured or compatible part that is produced by someone other than the manufacturer. Purchasing aftermarket parts and consumables (like gasoline or printer cartridges) is more efficient and ultimately gives a better deal to the consumer.

Remanufactured and compatible printer cartridges, as well as brand name products, are sold at Clickinks.com, providing consumers an intelligent way to save money on consumables.

The best option in printing supplies

The usage of printers, fax machines, copiers and scanners, along with printer ink and toner cartridges are prominent in most homes and offices. Many times the printer ink tends to become dry too quickly if not used often, or never produces optimum quality from the start.

You should buy the printer ink and toner from the right source in order to get the best quality results. The store you choose should carry all the popular products, such as Epson and HP printer ink. Many such shops are available, but they do not all sell at the best price, and they will many times be out of stock of your particular printer cartridge. The best choice for finding your printer ink and toner is Clickinks.com. This secure online shop is trusted by more customers. Clickinks.com offers the ink and toner for every brand printer, including Brother, Canon, Lexmark and more. Clickinks.com also supplies printer cables, paper, and other office supplies. You can browse through the wide variety of ink cartridges according to the printer model or cartridge model on the website. Clickinks.com also offers a 100% satisfaction guaranteed policy for all the ink and toner cartridges. Just visit Clickinks.com online and place an order for your home, or save more by placing a bulk ink order for your office. If you need support you can always call the Ink Experts at 1-800-706 INKS.