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Looking for ink? Eezytrade

Eezytrade is here to give customers an easy and hassle free way to simply buy ink cartridges and have them shipped. To make the experience better, we even pay for the shipping! There’s no catch, we just believe in reliable partnerships in business that gets the job done faster and more efficiently. When ink runs out we know you need it by yesterday, that’s why our inventory is awaiting shipment orders and ready to go; orders placed by 4:00PM are usually delivered by the same day. We work very quick because the world of business moves faster than ever today.

We believe great customer service also ties into our prices, which we’ve found a way to offer great prices on all of our quality products, we carry both original and compatible ink cartridges at incredible prices which could save you up to 80% off.

Great customer service is at the focal point of our business, we pride ourselves on providing the best customer experience. The customer is the highest priority and we are also open to any changes you need made in order to satisfy.
Find brands such as: Brother, Epson, HP, Canon, OKI, Dell, Kodak, Lexmark, Samsung and other brands. We are the UK based provider of printer consumables and stand by our products and services. Eezytrade is SafeBuy certified.

We’re excited to work with you, look no further you’ve found your fast and reliable source for ink cartridges, and we’re sure you’ll be satisfied with our customer oriented business. You can contact us here.

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Printer Cartridges Of The Future Could Be Filled With Cookie Dough

The future of printing is currently focused on the amazing world of the 3D printer.  While the concept of 3D printing has been around for decades, it is just now that the production costs of these fantastic machines is low enough that it is actually making it possible for you and I to own one.

These printers look like your typical printer but instead of the injectors just printing side-to-side, they are also capable of printing up and down. The inks are then applied layer by layer until the 3 dimensional form is completed.  Now, just think about these “inks” being made of plastics, silicone, human cells, sugar and yes, even cookie dough.

The media has been quick to publish the possibilities of printing things like food, guns or human organs.  These are now very real possibilities and with a company like MakerBot who is currently offering a 3D printer for around €1550, it is putting this technology within reach of many more buyers. There are replicas out there that are even less expensive.

It still remains to be seen how the typical consumer would handle this kind of technology as it could, possibly, change the way we currently think about our “stuff”.  One of the most promising possibilities for 3D printing involves the creation of things to enhance human health and well-being. According to Phil Reeves of Econolyst, a UK-based consultancy in rapid manufacturing:

“Glasses frames are easy to change in the western world, but in developing countries, they are expensive or impossible to replace.  Often lenses outlive the frames in developing countries,” he says. If a village, or nearby town, has a 3D printer and access to some basic polymer raw materials, a new set of frames – custom made to fit the lenses – could be knocked out in no time.”

There may come a time in the future that we will be offering cheap replacement printer cartridges filled with cookie dough but until that day comes, Eezytrade is focused on bringing you the compatible printing consumables and larger toner cartridges you need today, delivered to your door as fast as possible, often within 24 hours of ordering.  Contact us to find out how we can become your preferred cheap printer ink cartridge source.

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The Secret To How An Image Is Created With Laser Jet Printer Ink

Have you ever wondered just how that laser printer creates an image on your paper? Have you tried to imagine how printer ink and lasers can work together?  This is a world that very few know intimately.

Let’s explore the world of the laser printer starting with it’s development by Gary Starkweather at Xerox PARC in 1971.  The laser printer was the answer to the problem of slow printing speeds.  For larger institutions, like schools or corporations, time can represent money.  Not many people know just exactly how a laser jet printer works, except the engineers that create them, so here is a bit of understanding to share:

  • The first step a laser printer takes when it receives a new print command, is to clean the prior image detail, along with the toner, from the drum.
  • Next, a negative charge is applied evenly to the drum.
  • The sources of light, such as the Liquid Crystal Shutter, the lasers or the LEDs, then write to the drum which discharges the negative potential where the light has indicated.
  • Next, the toner is ionized with a negative charge which creates an attraction to the previously discharged areas on the drum.
  • A transfer then occurs between the drum and the paper by way of a positive ionized field which is created by a transfer corona wire or transfer roller.
  • Finally, pressure and heat are applied to the toner and paper which is similar to the process of an iron-on transfer.

Perhaps a diagram would be helpful?

We may not completely understand how laser printers work but when it comes to printer cartridges, we consider ourselves to be experts.  When your supplies are running low on printer inkcontact us to find out what convenience means when ordering your replacement cartridges.

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Will Replacing Your Printer Cartridges Solve Your Printer Problems?

Imagine, one day when you arrive at your office, or home office, you find that your printer does not want to cooperate when you simply must print that important document.  There are many different things that can go wrong with electronic devices full of tiny, moving parts.  Thankfully, there are some basic steps that you can take before you make that call to the printer maintenance hotline.

Step 1

  • Confirm that your printer is powered on.  You can usually find an indicator light that will verify this for you.
  • If you do not see a light then check to see that the printer is connected to a power source.  Follow the cable, insuring a proper connection to the back of the printer, as well as the connection to the wall socket.
  • If you still do not see any indication of power then it is probably a problem that would be best addressed by a printer technician.  You can contact the printer’s manufacturer for further instructions.

Step 2

  • If you do have an indicator light and are still experiencing no response after a print command, check to ensure that your cables are correctly installed.
  • You should have a data cable as well as a power cable.  The data cable can be either USB or a parallel cable.  Make sure both cables (4 ends) are all securely attached.

Step 3

  • If you have a flashing light, and all of the above have been checked, the likely culprit is a paper jam, low ink warning or no paper warning.  It is also possible that the flashing light could indicate a more serious problem.
  • Check your owner’s manual or visit the manufacture’s website for a copy if the light does not give you a clear explanation of the problem.

Step 4

  • The flashing light could mean a paper jam or an empty feed tray.  First verify the status of the paper supply, then, if you are comfortable, proceed to check the inner workings for jammed paper.
  • If the indicator light is still not resolved, there may be an additional piece of paper that cannot be seen easily.

Step 5

  • If the error light is related to a problem with your printer cartridge, you can try uninstalling the cartridge and then visually inspecting it and if it appears to be in working order, then reinstalling the cartridge.
  • Additionally, most printer software programs have a supply manager that can verify properly functioning printer cartridges.

At Eezytrade, we want to be your source for helpful information as well as the source for the best way to shop for replacement printer cartridges.  Our cartridges are available at the best possible price with no additional charges for VAT, packaging or postage.

Contact us and try our service and we promise you will never look elsewhere for your printer cartridge needs.

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Maximum Service with Minimum Clicks with UK based Provider of Printer Consumables

No Fuss. That’s our mantra. Our name says it all, “eezytrade” and from our homepage, you can click two times and viola! Your product is awaiting shipment to your place. And shipment is free, too. See, eezytrade’s purpose is to be your partner when it comes to printer and laser ink. We want you to rely on us to get the ink to you fast, because we know that is when you need it. And we have affordable pricing. We have both original and compatible ink cartridges at prices up to 80% off.

We walk the talk, we understand what great customer service is all about and we are constantly working to be the best at customer service too. We listen to you, our partner, and if we need to change something to make you happy, then consider it done. Our goal is your satisfaction and we won’t rest until we know that has been achieved.

So, you name it: Brother, Epson, HP, Canon, OKI, Dell, Kodak, Lexmark, Samsung or other brands and yes, paper, we are the UK based provider of printer consumables. And we are budget friendly too. And if you place an order by 4:00 pm, it is delivered the same day. As a customer, you are assured of our highest ethics by SafeBuy, which governs our code of business practice.

So whether you are a UK business or home based user why don’t you give us a try? We know you’ll be happy with our fast, friendly service. You can conact us here.

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What Do Printer Cartridges And Wine Have In Common?

Hundreds of years ago, specifically around 1452, a gentleman by the name of Gutenberg designed the very first mass printing press.  He utilized an old wine press and outfitted it with moveable letters.  He also used an oil-based ink for printing.

Before Mr. Gutenberg’s invention most books were hand written on vellum which was treated lamb skin or calf skin.  You can still find some of these amazing manuscripts in museums today.  Many religious writings were also done on vellum and the holy men of that day were appointed guardians of this work.  They thought these books were very precious and the “common man” was not allowed to even handle these manuscripts.

Mr. Gutenberg decided that he should use his new invention to print up a few copies of the Holy Bible.  He had visions of bringing the written word of God to the common man and making a lot of money in the bargain.  He failed to consider the fact that most common folks of that day could not even read.  He did not consider how he would “advertise” his bibles for sale either and eventually he found himself broke with a few copies of the bible for his efforts.

Fast forward to today and the invention of the LaserJet printer that we all rely on at work and at home.  It was Hewlett Packard, in 1984, that invented the first desktop laser printer.  It was this machine that saw the end of the dot matrix printer.  With high resolution and super fast printing speeds, it meant that the dot matrix printer had seen the end of the road.

Now the big boys became excited at the possibilities and Canon, Epson, Apple, IBM, Brother and others quickly brought their own printers to the market. With so many companies competing for your business and releasing new and improved models constantly, it became apparent that the real winner in this race was the consumer.

Today It’s easy to buy your top quality guaranteed, printer cartridges online and have them delivered to your door, in most cases, the very next day.  At Eezytrade our rapid and efficient response has earned us the praise of many of our clients, and we aim to continue offering this top-level service to our future office consumables customers.  If you are looking for the easiest way to buy your printer cartridges, please contact us to place your order today!

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3D Printing: The Technology of Tomorrow?

Technology has really made a difference to the lives of people since the industrial revolution and the pace of change is speeding up each year. New discoveries are allowing us to explore untouched realms of technology that should improve the lives of everyone in the future. The normal method of building a desk would be to cut wood up into the shape of all the components. Then you’d assemble the individual parts of into the completed desk. Today, with the advent of 3d printer technology, you could print out a desk, with a fully functioning drawer in one pass!

Additive manufacturing is more commercially referred to as 3D printing and it makes the aforementioned printing of a desk possible. This new technology enables the users of these printers to create actual three-dimensional objects from a digital plan or scan of an object, which in this case is a desk. This is a highly advanced technology because it moves away from the traditional building or manufacturing methods and towards producing finished goods without cutting, drilling, molding and other ‘normal’ construction methods. 3D printing is considered to be a “what you see is what you get” process, because the finished product and the plan or template held in the printers’ memory are both virtually the same.

Basically, the 3D printer processes the digital file or template and converts this electronically held copy into an actual object inside of the restricted printing/manufacturing space. In order to create the finished object, the printer keeps building minute layers on top of each other in order to replicate the template or plan. It will deposit a layer where it needs to build up the object and won’t deposit anything where the template tells it not to. Over a long period of time the printer will build up the entire object, but at this point the object won’t have any strength.

Depending on the raw materials used, these layers piled on top of each other will be strengthened from exposure to an activating liquid or light process. The whole process is a lot like the creation of stalactites and stalagmites in caves, where the minerals dissolved in the water are slowly deposited on top of each other over hundreds or even thousands of years. The difference with 3d printing is that this process has been infinitely refined and the printer knows where each layer needs to be placed to re-create the finished product.

Up to now 3D printers have been able to create toys, jewellery, furniture, footwear and even bicycles. Scientists and engineers are still researching and investigating how these printers can be developed further to create advanced engineering components in the future. They are predicting that 3D printing can be refined and enhanced in the future so that they can be used for large-scale projects such as the manufacture of cars and buildings, or at least large parts of them. This type of printing is also seen to be of use in the creation of intelligent roof tiles and bricks that could have photo cells printed onto their surface that could be connected to the buildings electric supply, making it much more self sufficient and greener. If this technology does develop into this advanced state, then construction and assembly will certainly be much quicker and efficient in the future.

Imagine if you had a personal 3D printer at home, you would be able to design and personalise your own furniture! You would be able to print and create whatever you have in your imagination and make them into reality for use in your own home. This would be great for people who are into fashion and interior design. Although, I would imagine that the raw materials and agents needed to strengthen the creations will prove be quite expensive, making this sort of technology only available to the wealthy. Whereas you need to be wealthy to buy printer cartridges for your home printer.

Despite being considered a new technology, there are many different related white papers and studies that can be found that document the concepts used in additive manufacturing. There are also different instructional videos that can be streamed to show how useful this process could be to different industries. The ideas and methods used in this type of printing revolve around this basic concept: you have the possibility to create any different types of objects if you have the necessary materials, designs and software.

Because these printers have only recently been developed, most of them are currently relatively undersized when you compare them to other manufacturing equipment and machines. They can also only cater to a limited number of designs. Another drawback of 3D printing, which is currently being worked on relates to the length of time it takes to produce and strengthen the finished object.

However, despite the excellent potential this type of printing offers to the different industries, there are still quite a few drawbacks that’ll need to be overcome before the technology is seen everywhere. Although the use of 3D printing could improve efficiency for manufacturing companies, this would of course also equate to a loss of many jobs for factory workers. This would also have a negative effect on the economies of most western countries because carpentry, masonry and factory jobs will become more difficult to find, but this will hopefully be offset by with the creation of new types of employment from the new technology.

3D printing could also have a significant effect on the handmade crafts industry. Although each of these types of handmade items will be unique, 3d printers could also create a potential threat for the crafts industry. If the technology is ever developed to mass build household items in the future, then this too would have a significant negative impact on furniture manufacturing companies. However, in the early life cycle of this technology it is anticipated that it will be used for bespoke and high end types of furniture.

The further development of this printing technology will definitely have a dramatic impact on the commercial, industrial and personal lives of people in the future. Despite being a potentially great technology, society should safeguard itself in order to curtail any potentially negative effects of 3D printing on the wider economy. However, I remember reading in the 1980’s that offices would be paperless and computers would take away the need for employee’s…

 

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Your Dirty Little Inkjet Printer!

Don’t you just feel cheated buying Ink? I do and that’s why I started to look for cheaper alternatives like, compatibles, refills, recycled.Take a look at what another angry and dissatisfied UK printer user did when an error message came up, asking him to take his printer to the service centre…

Problem is that all the little inkjet blighter’s do this, so if you mainly print text letters consider buying a plain cheap mono laser printer.

Full article here

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HP's Less Bang for your Buck..

Dreadful HP Ink Value over time?

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I use a desktop inkjet printer, mostly because of their ease of use, convenience and speed. I’ve been watching how the manufacturer’s have been filling cartridges with less and less ink – below are my own personal views and experiences with Hewlett Packard.

I would say I’m a typical user, printing off every day reports, invoices and so on. I’ve changed printers every few years and the cartridges I use mostly are black ones.

Below are the cartridge codes and the corresponding ink volumes they contain:-

Year’s used     Cartridge Code         Ink Volume
1998-2002             No.45 (51645)             42ml
to 2005                   No.15 (C6615)             15ml
to 2007                   No.21 (c9351a)              5ml

Looking at the wholesale price of each of these cartridges, today (17th December, 2007) from a UK supplier:-

graph2.jpg Cartridge     Total Cost     Cost/ml
No 45                 £13.48             £0.32
No 15                 £12.65             £0.84
No 21                 £6.64               £1.33

I’ve also noticed that the printers themselves aren’t built as well as they used to be and don’t last as long 🙁

I’m starting to think that I need to move away from using an inkjet printer, or at least the HP offerings.

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Inkjet Photo Paper – Bronzing

Bronzing ExampleThis picture shows you the effects of bronzing, basically the colours are all sitting on top of each other – on the surface of the inkjet photo paper.

This mostly happens with pigmented ink – where the particles of colourant are too large to be absorbed into the surface of the inkjet paper.

Another cause can be where two different types of ink are used in the printer at the same time. For example if you have the Canon Pixma IP 8500 (this printer uses eight different ink cartridges) and you use half original Canon cartridges (B/C/M/Y) and half compatible ink cartridges (Photo Cyan/Magenta, Red and Green) the different formulations of ink can cause problems. The ink mixes in the printer head and because different manufacturers of ink will produce different qualities they won’t always interact together properly. We always advise customers to use either a full set of original cartridges or a full set of compatibles, if this is the case then the ink will mix properly and avoid similar problems that happen if you try to mix oil and water!

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