Getting a drum error with a new drum?

November 24, 2009

While drum cartridges are generally user-replaceable supplies, simply swapping your old drum for the new one is not always sufficient to get the new drum unit to work in your system.

Often, you will also need to reset the drum counter manually. Besides its effect on the counters themselves, this simple process informs your printer that a new drum was installed and allows it to recognize the new cartridge unit.

Check your printer’s users guide for this function.


6 ways to make email efficient

October 29, 2009

Billions of emails are sent every day, and some days if feels like they all land in your mailbox. Uncontrolled, email, and its repeated interruptions, can become a distraction from your work.

1 – When you want it:
Unless you are expecting a critical or time-sensitive message, don’t handle emails as they come. Depending on your daily volume, set up fixed times, or even make it a habit to check your email as you move from one task or project to the next. Disable your alerts if necessary.

2 – On your screen once:
Any one email should only hit your screen once and be processed. Whether it is replied to, discarded, printed, or filed away in a project or archive folder, you should process it the first time and move it out of your inbox.

3 – Format it:
Unless you have corporate standards, write your emails how you would prefer to receive them. Use greetings. Make the subjects rich and explicit. Sign your emails. Provide your contact information. Use correct grammar. Do not write all in caps. Be courteous.

4 – Thread carefully:
Keep your emails focused. Multiple revisions of a same document with multiple threads of discussions and multiple round trips between parties are not best handled via a single email. When necessary, send more than one email to the same recipient and request that they stay on topic in their replies. Or, when you sense confusion, pick up the phone, reframe the discussion, and resume your email from there. And, make it possible for your email recipients to do the same by providing them with your phone number or instant message contact in your signature.

5 – They don’t all want to know:
When receiving an email addressed to multiple recipients, don’t reply to all unless all would benefit from your email. It wastes time for all and does not speak well about your email etiquette.

6 – Empty your inbox:
Your don’t leave mail in our physical mailbox, to attend to it someday. There is no benefit in leaving email in your virtual one either. Make it a habit to leave your inbox empty every day.


July 09 Manufacturers price increases

July 2, 2009

Pricing for Canon Ink and Canon Toner increased on 7/1/2009 by an average of 11% and 6.7% respectively.

TallyGenicom announced a supplies price increase of about 14% to be effective on 7/13/09.

Also, effective on the same day, Printronix announced a price increase of an average of 5.7% on all their supplies.


Many Many Price Increases

March 23, 2009

Expect broad price increases on many brands of consumables on April 1st. Brother, Lexmark, Okidata, Panasonic, Samsung, Xerox have already announced their prices will increase between 5% and 9% that day. About 400 items all together. Not a joke. We promise. So, stock now and save as much.


Samsung’s Supplies Prices Going Up

January 11, 2009

Prices of Samsung supplies are scheduled to increase on February 2nd, 2009. This increase will apply to selected Samsung toner cartridges and imaging supplies and will vary between 3% and 10%.


Print from iPhone/iPod Touch to HP Printers

January 7, 2009

HP iPrint Photo is a free downloadable software application that allows you to print photos stored on your Apple iPhone or iPod Touch.

To use it, download the HP iPrint Photo free application from your Apple’s App Store to your iPhone/iPod Touch. Then simply click on the iPrint icon, select the photo to print from your photo album, and choose the Print option at the bottom of the screen.

The software leverages Apple’s Bonjour technology to automatically locate the networked inkjet printers connected to your local WiFi and the wireless HP printers on your network. Choose your printer and that’s it.

You should now be printing your photo in 4″x6″ format.


Epson Inkjet Supplies’ Prices to Increase

December 31, 2008

Prices of Epson Inkjet Supplies and papers are scheduled to increase by an average of 6%, effective February 1st, 2009. Prices for other Epson supplies, including plotter papers and projector lamps don’t appear affected at this time. But, of course, this could change.


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