The Best Duplex Printers

Duplex printing, what is it and why do you need it? Duplex printing is double-sided printing!

While we are moving towards a world that uses less paper, there are still some times when a physical copy is needed or preferred. Double-sided printing can be a great way of saving paper for those times where a few pages are needed.  Continue reading…

Toner Cartridges vs Printer Drums Explained

The term printer drum is often mentioned when discussing laser printers and toner cartridges, but what exactly is it? There can be a little bit of confusion as to the role the drum plays in the printing process, and we aim to clear the confusion up on this page by explaining the drum’s purpose and how it differs from the toner cartridge (a part it works in conjunction with).

Printers consist of many different parts, and ensuring you have a basic knowledge of what they are, where they are located, and what they do, can help you to solve an issue if it arises (or at least know where the issue is stemming from!).

What is a printer drum?

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Leasing vs. Buying an Office Printer

There are many reasons why you may be looking at the options behind acquiring an office printer. Perhaps you run a business that is expanding and could use an in-house machine, or maybe you are in charge of new tech in your office and have been asked to procure a printer for some upcoming tasks. Whatever the reason, if you’re in the market for a printer for the office, you may be tossing up whether buying or renting it is better for your needs.  Continue reading…

Best Photo Paper for Inkjet Printers

If you’ve bought a printer that can print photographs, then you’re probably keen to start printing some memories! Having a photo printer in your own home can be super handy and convenient, but it’s important to ask some questions to work out what kind of prints you wish to make. For example are you after photo print paper that is glossy, matte or semi-gloss? Do you have a portable or stationary printer? Is there a particular photo paper GSM you are after? Regardless of the type, you will want to ensure you are using high-quality photo paper for the prints you create. Continue reading…

Most Common Printer Problems

We’ve all been there – you’re in a rush to get a document printed for a deadline, and your printer chooses now of all times to have issues! Cue 20 minutes of troubleshooting printer problems with the help of Google, trying to get to the bottom of the issue. While some printer issues can be super complicated and require an expert to fix (or the purchasing of a new printer), others may have relatively easy solutions. Some issues thought of as a worry may end up not being problems with the machine at all. For example, you may think your printer is printing too slowly and this is a problem with the machine, but it may actually be that the printer is designed with a relatively slow pages per minute output.

Having a general knowledge of your machine’s information can help you to know whether there’s a problem with the printer, or if the printer is running as it was made to.

In this article, we take a look at some of the most common printer problems, possible explanations behind them, and common fixes that may help to solve the issues.  Continue reading…

Best Printer Apps for Android

If you have an Android phone and a wireless printer, you may be curious about some of the apps available to make your printing experience more streamlined. There is a huge range of printer apps available for Android devices, and each brand of printer manufacturer often has its own app that allows for easier printing from a mobile device. Many of these company-specific apps also allow users to check the status of their printer, and sometimes even order replacement ink cartridges from within the app itself! There are also a variety of apps that can make mobile printing simpler for a wide range of different printers.

In this article, we take a look at some of the wireless printer apps available for Android devices, the printers they’re made for, and the features and capabilities of each app.  Continue reading…