2015-02-27

CompAndSave Ink Fridays
Happy Friday everyone! We’ve outdone ourselves this Ink Fridays™ with a deal you might find hard to believe. Our deal of the week should make you HP printer owners quite happy, here it is:  96% Off HP 564XL Black High Yield Ink Cartridge Replacements. So, what this means, is that you can buy these HP 564XL Black ink cartridges for less than a dollar at only 90 cents instead of $23.99 at retail price!

We always enjoy giving out special offers to our amazing customers, and we're more than happy in sharing over 96% in savings with you this Friday. Remember though, this deal is only for February 27, 2015 and ends at 11:59 PM (PST). If you'd like to check out the offer, or hey, are ready to buy - click the link here.

Is My HP Printer Compatible?

Of course, it's important to always check if you're purchasing the right printer ink or toner for your printer. We have a nifty search bar available on our site, but we've also provided a list of compatible printers for this week's special offer on HP 564XL replacement ink cartridges:

HP DeskJet 3070a - B611a
HP DeskJet 3520 e-All-in-One
HP DeskJet 3521
HP DeskJet 3522
HP DeskJet 3526
HP OfficeJet 4620
HP OfficeJet 4622
HP PhotoSmart 5510 - B111a
HP PhotoSmart 5511
HP PhotoSmart 5512
HP PhotoSmart 5514
HP PhotoSmart 5515
HP PhotoSmart 5520
HP PhotoSmart 5522
HP PhotoSmart 5524
HP PhotoSmart 5525
HP PhotoSmart 6510
HP PhotoSmart 6512
HP PhotoSmart 6515
HP PhotoSmart 6520
HP PhotoSmart 6525
HP PhotoSmart 7510
HP PhotoSmart 7515
HP PhotoSmart 7520
HP PhotoSmart 7525
HP PhotoSmart B209a
HP PhotoSmart B210a
HP PhotoSmart B210b
HP PhotoSmart B210c
HP PhotoSmart B210e
HP PhotoSmart B8500
HP PhotoSmart B8550
HP PhotoSmart B8553
HP PhotoSmart B8558
HP PhotoSmart C309 Series
HP PhotoSmart C309a
HP PhotoSmart C309g
HP PhotoSmart C310
HP PhotoSmart C310a
HP PhotoSmart C410a
HP PhotoSmart C410b
HP PhotoSmart C410e
HP PhotoSmart C510
HP PhotoSmart C510a
HP PhotoSmart C5300
HP PhotoSmart C5324
HP PhotoSmart C5370
HP PhotoSmart C5373
HP PhotoSmart C5380
HP PhotoSmart C5383
HP PhotoSmart C5388
HP PhotoSmart C5390
HP PhotoSmart C5393
HP PhotoSmart C6300
HP PhotoSmart C6324
HP PhotoSmart C6340
HP PhotoSmart C6350
HP PhotoSmart C6375
HP PhotoSmart C6380
HP PhotoSmart C6383
HP PhotoSmart C6388
HP PhotoSmart D5400 Series
HP PhotoSmart D5445
HP PhotoSmart D5460
HP PhotoSmart D5463
HP PhotoSmart D5468
HP PhotoSmart D7500 Series
HP PhotoSmart D7560
HP PhotoSmart eStation All-in-One
HP PhotoSmart Plus All-in-One
HP PhotoSmart Plus e-All-in-One
HP PhotoSmart Premium All-in-One
HP PhotoSmart Premium e-All-in-One
HP PhotoSmart Premium Fax
HP PhotoSmart Premium Fax All-in-One
HP PhotoSmart Premium Fax e-All-in-One
HP PhotoSmart TouchSmart Web

Never Miss an Ink Fridays™ Deal!

Ink Fridays™ deals change every week, and they can be anywhere from ink cartridges like today's or even photo paper. You are more than welcome to sign up for our newsletter where we'll send you an update on this week's offer - don't worry, we won't spam you. It's only once a week. You can sign up here at this link: Ink Friday's Newsletter. Don't forget you still have time to save on HP 564XL replacement cartridges for only 90 cents, too!

Enjoy your weekend everyone!

2/27/2015 10:52:00 AM Denise Resendez
CompAndSave Ink Fridays
Happy Friday everyone! We’ve outdone ourselves this Ink Fridays™ with a deal you might find hard to believe. Our deal of the week should make you HP printer owners quite happy, here it is:  96% Off HP 564XL Black High Yield Ink Cartridge Replacements. So, what this means, is that you can buy these HP 564XL Black ink cartridges for less than a dollar at only 90 cents instead of $23.99 at retail price!

We always enjoy giving out special offers to our amazing customers, and we're more than happy in sharing over 96% in savings with you this Friday. Remember though, this deal is only for February 27, 2015 and ends at 11:59 PM (PST). If you'd like to check out the offer, or hey, are ready to buy - click the link here.

Is My HP Printer Compatible?

Of course, it's important to always check if you're purchasing the right printer ink or toner for your printer. We have a nifty search bar available on our site, but we've also provided a list of compatible printers for this week's special offer on HP 564XL replacement ink cartridges:

HP DeskJet 3070a - B611a
HP DeskJet 3520 e-All-in-One
HP DeskJet 3521
HP DeskJet 3522
HP DeskJet 3526
HP OfficeJet 4620
HP OfficeJet 4622
HP PhotoSmart 5510 - B111a
HP PhotoSmart 5511
HP PhotoSmart 5512
HP PhotoSmart 5514
HP PhotoSmart 5515
HP PhotoSmart 5520
HP PhotoSmart 5522
HP PhotoSmart 5524
HP PhotoSmart 5525
HP PhotoSmart 6510
HP PhotoSmart 6512
HP PhotoSmart 6515
HP PhotoSmart 6520
HP PhotoSmart 6525
HP PhotoSmart 7510
HP PhotoSmart 7515
HP PhotoSmart 7520
HP PhotoSmart 7525
HP PhotoSmart B209a
HP PhotoSmart B210a
HP PhotoSmart B210b
HP PhotoSmart B210c
HP PhotoSmart B210e
HP PhotoSmart B8500
HP PhotoSmart B8550
HP PhotoSmart B8553
HP PhotoSmart B8558
HP PhotoSmart C309 Series
HP PhotoSmart C309a
HP PhotoSmart C309g
HP PhotoSmart C310
HP PhotoSmart C310a
HP PhotoSmart C410a
HP PhotoSmart C410b
HP PhotoSmart C410e
HP PhotoSmart C510
HP PhotoSmart C510a
HP PhotoSmart C5300
HP PhotoSmart C5324
HP PhotoSmart C5370
HP PhotoSmart C5373
HP PhotoSmart C5380
HP PhotoSmart C5383
HP PhotoSmart C5388
HP PhotoSmart C5390
HP PhotoSmart C5393
HP PhotoSmart C6300
HP PhotoSmart C6324
HP PhotoSmart C6340
HP PhotoSmart C6350
HP PhotoSmart C6375
HP PhotoSmart C6380
HP PhotoSmart C6383
HP PhotoSmart C6388
HP PhotoSmart D5400 Series
HP PhotoSmart D5445
HP PhotoSmart D5460
HP PhotoSmart D5463
HP PhotoSmart D5468
HP PhotoSmart D7500 Series
HP PhotoSmart D7560
HP PhotoSmart eStation All-in-One
HP PhotoSmart Plus All-in-One
HP PhotoSmart Plus e-All-in-One
HP PhotoSmart Premium All-in-One
HP PhotoSmart Premium e-All-in-One
HP PhotoSmart Premium Fax
HP PhotoSmart Premium Fax All-in-One
HP PhotoSmart Premium Fax e-All-in-One
HP PhotoSmart TouchSmart Web

Never Miss an Ink Fridays™ Deal!

Ink Fridays™ deals change every week, and they can be anywhere from ink cartridges like today's or even photo paper. You are more than welcome to sign up for our newsletter where we'll send you an update on this week's offer - don't worry, we won't spam you. It's only once a week. You can sign up here at this link: Ink Friday's Newsletter. Don't forget you still have time to save on HP 564XL replacement cartridges for only 90 cents, too!

Enjoy your weekend everyone!

2015-02-20


CompAndSave Ink Fridays
 Fridays just got a little sweeter with our latest Ink Fridays™ deal at CompAndSave.com, and we have a feeling you’re going to love this one. This week’s special offer is:  86% Off Canon PGI-250XL (Pack of 5) Compatible High Yield Ink Cartridges. Our special pricing of $8.95 means you can purchase each ink cartridge for only $1.79 instead of $66.99 at retail price.

This offer is exclusively available online here on Friday, February 20th, 2015 until 11:59 PM (PST)

Compatible Printers for Canon 250 Compatible Ink Cartridges

Want to stock up on Canon PGI-250XL ink cartridges but don't know if your Canon Pixma printer is compatible? We're here to help, please check below if your printer is listed.
Canon Pixma IP7220
Canon Pixma iP8720
Canon Pixma iX6820
Canon Pixma MG5420 
Canon Pixma MG5422
Canon Pixma MG5520
Canon Pixma MG5522
Canon Pixma MG6320 
Canon Pixma MG6420
Canon Pixma MG7120
Canon Pixma MX722
Canon Pixma MX922

Never Miss Out on Ink Fridays™

CompAndSave Ink FridaysOur Ink Fridays™ deals change every week, from different printer cartridge brands to photo paper. So if you don't see your ink or toner cartridge, sign up for our mailing list to catch your special deal. You may also find our special offer on our Facebook page.

Don't forget this week's deal ends at midnight. You still have time to save 86% off Canon PGI-250 compatible high yield ink cartridges - check out the deal now.

2/20/2015 10:31:00 AM Denise Resendez

CompAndSave Ink Fridays
 Fridays just got a little sweeter with our latest Ink Fridays™ deal at CompAndSave.com, and we have a feeling you’re going to love this one. This week’s special offer is:  86% Off Canon PGI-250XL (Pack of 5) Compatible High Yield Ink Cartridges. Our special pricing of $8.95 means you can purchase each ink cartridge for only $1.79 instead of $66.99 at retail price.

This offer is exclusively available online here on Friday, February 20th, 2015 until 11:59 PM (PST)

Compatible Printers for Canon 250 Compatible Ink Cartridges

Want to stock up on Canon PGI-250XL ink cartridges but don't know if your Canon Pixma printer is compatible? We're here to help, please check below if your printer is listed.
Canon Pixma IP7220
Canon Pixma iP8720
Canon Pixma iX6820
Canon Pixma MG5420 
Canon Pixma MG5422
Canon Pixma MG5520
Canon Pixma MG5522
Canon Pixma MG6320 
Canon Pixma MG6420
Canon Pixma MG7120
Canon Pixma MX722
Canon Pixma MX922

Never Miss Out on Ink Fridays™

CompAndSave Ink FridaysOur Ink Fridays™ deals change every week, from different printer cartridge brands to photo paper. So if you don't see your ink or toner cartridge, sign up for our mailing list to catch your special deal. You may also find our special offer on our Facebook page.

Don't forget this week's deal ends at midnight. You still have time to save 86% off Canon PGI-250 compatible high yield ink cartridges - check out the deal now.

2015-02-18

So you thought printing was just about shoving a sheet into the printer, clicking print, and getting your printout all in a few seconds? Well, inkjet printers are usually that simple to use, but there is much more to printing than printout out letters, bills, photos, etc. There are several different printing techniques that can give you impressive results, like these for example.

Historical printing techniques

One of the oldest printing techniques is the Wood Block technique where a reverse image is actually carved into wood and then stamped or pressed down on the printing sheet. This method is still used for block printing fabrics by hand for traditional Indian textiles using vegetable dyes.

wood block printing
Wood Block Printing Technique ( Image Source)

Another printing technique involved individual letters made of wood or metal, used for typesetting by hand, which could help print books and large documents relatively quickly. Then there are methods of printing such as photo typesetting, which is now more or less obsolete and offset printing which is still widely used.

Engraving

This is a method of printing where the paper is literally engraved; where a depressed impression on the printing surface creates the image or letters. The image is transferred to Rotogravure cylinders with a steel base and a copper layer which is then used to print on paper to create the distinctive grooved letters. This printing technique is also known as debossing.

Embossing


emboss printing
Embossing Example (Image Source)
Basically the reverse of engraving, embossing creates a raised, 3D printed effect on the paper. The printing could be of a thicker style, raised in way that can be felt and not just seen; or it could be the printing surface itself that is raised so that it appears to have been engraved from the reverse side of the paper. Dry embossing or heat embossing are different techniques used to create specific results.

 

Lamination & Varnish

This technique basically creates a protective layer over the print surface to prevent running, tearing and to create a sheen on the surface. This laminate finish makes the printed material water resistant and smooth to the touch. Not unlike lamination, a varnish finish is a liquid coating that is added to the printed surface to create a matte or glossy finish.

Foil stamping

Foil stamping business cards
Foil Stamping Adds Elegance (Image Source)

Mostly used in commercial printing, this process uses gold, silver or other metallic foil is used to overlay the print surface. Machines called hot foil stampers are used to transfer the foil or other opaque films to solid surfaces. Books, pictures, napkins and pencils often use this kind of foil printing process.

Thermography

Rather similar to other printing techniques such as engraving, thermography is a more cost effective process. Here ink is laid down, thermography powder is used and then heat is applied to raise the image off the print surface slightly.

Inkjet printers and laser printers

Inkjet and laser printing are processes of printing that all of us are familiar with. These are also the most widely used printing solution for non professional printing requirements. The inkjet printing technique basically sprays the fluid ink on to the print surface to create documents, images, graphics and more. Laser printing uses dry ink and heat to create images or printed documents that are fused on to the surface of the paper or stock sheet.

Depending upon the requirement of your print project, you can use the right printing technique for optimal results. What cool projects do you have lined up? We’d love to hear. Share with us in our comments section or even via our Facebook or Twitter pages. Following us via our official social networking pages or subscribing to our newsletter helps connect to us and also informs you about upcoming store events and discount sales.

2/18/2015 12:00:00 PM Denise Resendez
So you thought printing was just about shoving a sheet into the printer, clicking print, and getting your printout all in a few seconds? Well, inkjet printers are usually that simple to use, but there is much more to printing than printout out letters, bills, photos, etc. There are several different printing techniques that can give you impressive results, like these for example.

Historical printing techniques

One of the oldest printing techniques is the Wood Block technique where a reverse image is actually carved into wood and then stamped or pressed down on the printing sheet. This method is still used for block printing fabrics by hand for traditional Indian textiles using vegetable dyes.

wood block printing
Wood Block Printing Technique ( Image Source)

Another printing technique involved individual letters made of wood or metal, used for typesetting by hand, which could help print books and large documents relatively quickly. Then there are methods of printing such as photo typesetting, which is now more or less obsolete and offset printing which is still widely used.

Engraving

This is a method of printing where the paper is literally engraved; where a depressed impression on the printing surface creates the image or letters. The image is transferred to Rotogravure cylinders with a steel base and a copper layer which is then used to print on paper to create the distinctive grooved letters. This printing technique is also known as debossing.

Embossing


emboss printing
Embossing Example (Image Source)
Basically the reverse of engraving, embossing creates a raised, 3D printed effect on the paper. The printing could be of a thicker style, raised in way that can be felt and not just seen; or it could be the printing surface itself that is raised so that it appears to have been engraved from the reverse side of the paper. Dry embossing or heat embossing are different techniques used to create specific results.

 

Lamination & Varnish

This technique basically creates a protective layer over the print surface to prevent running, tearing and to create a sheen on the surface. This laminate finish makes the printed material water resistant and smooth to the touch. Not unlike lamination, a varnish finish is a liquid coating that is added to the printed surface to create a matte or glossy finish.

Foil stamping

Foil stamping business cards
Foil Stamping Adds Elegance (Image Source)

Mostly used in commercial printing, this process uses gold, silver or other metallic foil is used to overlay the print surface. Machines called hot foil stampers are used to transfer the foil or other opaque films to solid surfaces. Books, pictures, napkins and pencils often use this kind of foil printing process.

Thermography

Rather similar to other printing techniques such as engraving, thermography is a more cost effective process. Here ink is laid down, thermography powder is used and then heat is applied to raise the image off the print surface slightly.

Inkjet printers and laser printers

Inkjet and laser printing are processes of printing that all of us are familiar with. These are also the most widely used printing solution for non professional printing requirements. The inkjet printing technique basically sprays the fluid ink on to the print surface to create documents, images, graphics and more. Laser printing uses dry ink and heat to create images or printed documents that are fused on to the surface of the paper or stock sheet.

Depending upon the requirement of your print project, you can use the right printing technique for optimal results. What cool projects do you have lined up? We’d love to hear. Share with us in our comments section or even via our Facebook or Twitter pages. Following us via our official social networking pages or subscribing to our newsletter helps connect to us and also informs you about upcoming store events and discount sales.

2015-02-12

compandsave ink fridays glossy photo paper
It’s not quite time to say TGIF, but we have another jaw-dropping Ink Fridays™ deal at CompAndSave.com. Our special offer this week is a: Buy 1, Get 2 Free – 4”x6” Premium Glossy Inkjet Photo Paper (20 sheets). Available exclusively on this Freaky Friday of February 13th, you can purchase 60 glossy photo papers for less than $0.60 per pack. With a retail price at $8.97 for 3 packs, that means we’re giving over 80% in savings

Stock on glossy photo paper to create elegant portraits and pictures before this deal ends at 11:59 PM (PST) on February 13, 2015. See our better than BOGO deal here.

About Our 4"x6" Premium Glossy Inkjet Photo Paper

Our glossy photo papers has a shiny, reflective surface that produces vibrant color images and crisp prints. Excellent for printing our your digital photos as well. It's also:
  • Resin-coated
  • Water resistant 
  • Weighs 260g
  • Compatible with most inkjet printers

 Don't Miss An Ink Fridays™  Deal!

Ink Fridays™  always offers a new deal every week, from printer cartridges to photo paper. We usually share what we're offering here or on our Facebook page, but you can also stay in the loop with our newsletter. Want to sign up? You can join here and never miss out another surprise printer ink and photo paper discount.

Remember, Buy 1, Get 2 Free 4"x6" Premium Glossy Inkjet Photo Paper (20 sheets) ends at 11:59 (PST) tonight. Don't miss out on this chance to save big, get your glossy photo paper here.

2/12/2015 10:56:00 AM Denise Resendez
compandsave ink fridays glossy photo paper
It’s not quite time to say TGIF, but we have another jaw-dropping Ink Fridays™ deal at CompAndSave.com. Our special offer this week is a: Buy 1, Get 2 Free – 4”x6” Premium Glossy Inkjet Photo Paper (20 sheets). Available exclusively on this Freaky Friday of February 13th, you can purchase 60 glossy photo papers for less than $0.60 per pack. With a retail price at $8.97 for 3 packs, that means we’re giving over 80% in savings

Stock on glossy photo paper to create elegant portraits and pictures before this deal ends at 11:59 PM (PST) on February 13, 2015. See our better than BOGO deal here.

About Our 4"x6" Premium Glossy Inkjet Photo Paper

Our glossy photo papers has a shiny, reflective surface that produces vibrant color images and crisp prints. Excellent for printing our your digital photos as well. It's also:
  • Resin-coated
  • Water resistant 
  • Weighs 260g
  • Compatible with most inkjet printers

 Don't Miss An Ink Fridays™  Deal!

Ink Fridays™  always offers a new deal every week, from printer cartridges to photo paper. We usually share what we're offering here or on our Facebook page, but you can also stay in the loop with our newsletter. Want to sign up? You can join here and never miss out another surprise printer ink and photo paper discount.

Remember, Buy 1, Get 2 Free 4"x6" Premium Glossy Inkjet Photo Paper (20 sheets) ends at 11:59 (PST) tonight. Don't miss out on this chance to save big, get your glossy photo paper here.

2015-02-11

"Pink doesn't yield, it survives!" 

National Breast Cancer Foundation Fundrasier

Small steps lead to big changes. We love this saying. After all, it was not with one, but everyone's help, who participated in our fundraiser for the National Breast Cancer Foundation that allowed us to sign and a mail a check for $13,168 last October.

By working together through donations and social media sharing, we were able to help their "pink warriors" pay for mammograms and support their education and hope programs.

In honor of this great achievement, we made a "Pink Doesn't Yield, It Survives!" infographic to share with everyone who put on their pink gloves and helped make this National Breast Cancer Foundation fundraiser successful. 

 

Discover How Your Support Helped Fellow Pink Warriors

Did you know that the risk of breast cancer increases with age? Or that 85% of breast cancer occurs in women with no family history of it?

Numbers and facts like these usually aren't common knowledge. That's why the National Breast Cancer Foundation offers educational services to their pink warriors as well as mammogram help.
 "The best way to fight breast cancer is to have a plan that helps you detect the disease in its early stages.  An Early Detection Plan enables you to be proactive about your health by scheduling routine breast self-exams, clinical breast exams and mammograms, depending on your age and health history." - National Breast Cancer Foundation
Your help didn't stop there. Please look at our infographic below, and you'll see exactly how your donations gave hope and spread awareness:

Fighting Breast Cancer CompAndSave Infographic
(Infographic Preview: Click here to visit interactive infographic)

Thank You For Helping!

So next time you think one small action won't make a big difference, remember this campaign. It was with your help that we were able to donate $13,168 to the National Breast Cancer Foundation last October. Whether it was by liking our Facebook page, retweeting on Twitter, re-pinning our Pinterest images, or purchasing ink or toner on our site - we thank you.

Remember, October isn't the only time of the year to fight against breast cancer. Help spread awareness by sharing this post with friends, family, and other loved ones.

2/11/2015 07:19:00 PM Denise Resendez
"Pink doesn't yield, it survives!" 

National Breast Cancer Foundation Fundrasier

Small steps lead to big changes. We love this saying. After all, it was not with one, but everyone's help, who participated in our fundraiser for the National Breast Cancer Foundation that allowed us to sign and a mail a check for $13,168 last October.

By working together through donations and social media sharing, we were able to help their "pink warriors" pay for mammograms and support their education and hope programs.

In honor of this great achievement, we made a "Pink Doesn't Yield, It Survives!" infographic to share with everyone who put on their pink gloves and helped make this National Breast Cancer Foundation fundraiser successful. 

 

Discover How Your Support Helped Fellow Pink Warriors

Did you know that the risk of breast cancer increases with age? Or that 85% of breast cancer occurs in women with no family history of it?

Numbers and facts like these usually aren't common knowledge. That's why the National Breast Cancer Foundation offers educational services to their pink warriors as well as mammogram help.
 "The best way to fight breast cancer is to have a plan that helps you detect the disease in its early stages.  An Early Detection Plan enables you to be proactive about your health by scheduling routine breast self-exams, clinical breast exams and mammograms, depending on your age and health history." - National Breast Cancer Foundation
Your help didn't stop there. Please look at our infographic below, and you'll see exactly how your donations gave hope and spread awareness:

Fighting Breast Cancer CompAndSave Infographic
(Infographic Preview: Click here to visit interactive infographic)

Thank You For Helping!

So next time you think one small action won't make a big difference, remember this campaign. It was with your help that we were able to donate $13,168 to the National Breast Cancer Foundation last October. Whether it was by liking our Facebook page, retweeting on Twitter, re-pinning our Pinterest images, or purchasing ink or toner on our site - we thank you.

Remember, October isn't the only time of the year to fight against breast cancer. Help spread awareness by sharing this post with friends, family, and other loved ones.

2015-02-10

diy valentine photo frameWho says your photos belong inside boring old picture frames or up on a fridge hanging precariously by a magnet? There is so much you can do with your photos now! Just a cursory look at some of the DIY photo frame ideas on Pinterest will give you wonderful ideas ranging from simple ones to some that require wee bit extra effort. What they all have in common is that they are: interesting, innovative and fun ways to display your most precious visuals, that recall to mind some of the most memorable and significant moments or people in your life.

This can be a great idea for a unique Valentine’s Day gift for someone special, or a unique wall art to hang in your home. For an extra touch, you can get your photos printed professionally or may also print them at your home using photo paper and low cost ink or toner cartridges. The second option is a far cheaper one, because this lets you edit them to your preference, lets you opt for the size and shape that you want; even letting you create collages of your choice. In either case here are some DIY photo frame ideas you can use:

Roundup of 6 Pinterest DIY Photo Frame Ideas


1. Popsicle Stick Photo Frames – Now this one may sound a little like a school kid’s craft project but it is simple and fun; and you can be as creative as you want. A simple square, a bigger rectangular frame or a flat surface created from candy sticks that resemble a picket fence. You can decorate these with colors of your choice. You can put them up on the mantle, coffee table or night stand; you can even string up several of these along a wall, vertically or horizontally as required. (From: Eighteen24)

diy photo frame

2. The Clipboard Photo Frame – This can be a regular photo frame (or even a candy stick one described above) but it has a little clip attached to it: this saves you the hassle of inserting photos into a frame. You simply clip it on and take it off. You will be encouraged to rotate your images faster because this is so much simpler than a regular frame.  (From Shanty-2-Chic)

3. The Cycle Wheel Frame – This funky, cool idea is currently very popular: you use the discarded frame of a bicycle wheel; just the frame and spokes, without the tire or the tube. Tack (use paste or simply use clips if you mean to keep replacing the pictures) on photos at random or photos that follow a particular theme. Makes for great wall art; personal art that tells a story! (From VictoriousLivin)

4. Photo Plate Frames– They can be plain paper, ceramic plates, square plates etc -take your pick. For paper plates, simply cut out the center along the inner circle to leave the frilled looking edge and paste the photos over the back of the plate so that the image is framed by the disposable plate. For ceramic plates, you'll need to print your photograph on a decal and then paste it on. (From TonyaStaab)

diy photo plates
5. The Photos Bookmark – OK, so this one is not a DIY photo frame idea but is so simple and so cute, that we couldn’t help buy include this here. take a picture printout on photo paper or stiff card and cut it in the shape of a book mark or cut it along the lines of the image (your toddler with is most adorable expression, a memory from a memorable vacation…. Anything really! Sure to make you smile each time you pick up or put away the book you’ve been reading. (From MoritzFineBlogDesigns)


6.The Photo Collage – Use a large poster and glue or just a soft board with a few pins. Take a bunch of your best pictures, big and small, and create an interesting collage. (From BitsofEverything)

diy photo collage

We’re hoping that you liked our DIY picture frame ideas and would love to hear about any of your own that you’d like to share. Don’t forget to check the great deals Photo Paper and bulk ink or refill ink deals we have for you. Because if you did like our ideas above, we’d like to offer you some economical options to put them into practice! To know more about our offers, subscribe to our newsletter or like us on Facebook.










2/10/2015 12:49:00 PM Denise Resendez
diy valentine photo frameWho says your photos belong inside boring old picture frames or up on a fridge hanging precariously by a magnet? There is so much you can do with your photos now! Just a cursory look at some of the DIY photo frame ideas on Pinterest will give you wonderful ideas ranging from simple ones to some that require wee bit extra effort. What they all have in common is that they are: interesting, innovative and fun ways to display your most precious visuals, that recall to mind some of the most memorable and significant moments or people in your life.

This can be a great idea for a unique Valentine’s Day gift for someone special, or a unique wall art to hang in your home. For an extra touch, you can get your photos printed professionally or may also print them at your home using photo paper and low cost ink or toner cartridges. The second option is a far cheaper one, because this lets you edit them to your preference, lets you opt for the size and shape that you want; even letting you create collages of your choice. In either case here are some DIY photo frame ideas you can use:

Roundup of 6 Pinterest DIY Photo Frame Ideas


1. Popsicle Stick Photo Frames – Now this one may sound a little like a school kid’s craft project but it is simple and fun; and you can be as creative as you want. A simple square, a bigger rectangular frame or a flat surface created from candy sticks that resemble a picket fence. You can decorate these with colors of your choice. You can put them up on the mantle, coffee table or night stand; you can even string up several of these along a wall, vertically or horizontally as required. (From: Eighteen24)

diy photo frame

2. The Clipboard Photo Frame – This can be a regular photo frame (or even a candy stick one described above) but it has a little clip attached to it: this saves you the hassle of inserting photos into a frame. You simply clip it on and take it off. You will be encouraged to rotate your images faster because this is so much simpler than a regular frame.  (From Shanty-2-Chic)

3. The Cycle Wheel Frame – This funky, cool idea is currently very popular: you use the discarded frame of a bicycle wheel; just the frame and spokes, without the tire or the tube. Tack (use paste or simply use clips if you mean to keep replacing the pictures) on photos at random or photos that follow a particular theme. Makes for great wall art; personal art that tells a story! (From VictoriousLivin)

4. Photo Plate Frames– They can be plain paper, ceramic plates, square plates etc -take your pick. For paper plates, simply cut out the center along the inner circle to leave the frilled looking edge and paste the photos over the back of the plate so that the image is framed by the disposable plate. For ceramic plates, you'll need to print your photograph on a decal and then paste it on. (From TonyaStaab)

diy photo plates
5. The Photos Bookmark – OK, so this one is not a DIY photo frame idea but is so simple and so cute, that we couldn’t help buy include this here. take a picture printout on photo paper or stiff card and cut it in the shape of a book mark or cut it along the lines of the image (your toddler with is most adorable expression, a memory from a memorable vacation…. Anything really! Sure to make you smile each time you pick up or put away the book you’ve been reading. (From MoritzFineBlogDesigns)


6.The Photo Collage – Use a large poster and glue or just a soft board with a few pins. Take a bunch of your best pictures, big and small, and create an interesting collage. (From BitsofEverything)

diy photo collage

We’re hoping that you liked our DIY picture frame ideas and would love to hear about any of your own that you’d like to share. Don’t forget to check the great deals Photo Paper and bulk ink or refill ink deals we have for you. Because if you did like our ideas above, we’d like to offer you some economical options to put them into practice! To know more about our offers, subscribe to our newsletter or like us on Facebook.










2015-02-06

kodak 10xl
It’s almost Friday, and once again we have another special Ink Fridays™ deal at CompAndSave.com. This week’s exclusive offer is: Kodak 10XL (4 pack) Compatible Ink Cartridges. For today only, you can  order these 4 cartridges for only $6.95 (each is $1.75). That is 87% in savings in comparison to the retail price of $55.40!

So if you have a Kodak printer, you may want to stock up and save before February 6th at 11:59 PM (PST). C'mon over and visit us here for this TGIF deal.

Compatible Kodak Printers

Not sure if your Kodak printer is compatible with this compatible Kodak ink? No worries, just check below and see if your printer is listed.


Kodak EasyShare 5100
Kodak EasyShare 5300
Kodak EasyShare 5500
Kodak ESP 3
Kodak ESP 3200
Kodak ESP 3250
Kodak ESP 5
Kodak ESP 5210
Kodak ESP 5250
Kodak ESP 7
Kodak ESP 7200
Kodak ESP 7250
Kodak ESP 9
Kodak ESP 9200
Kodak ESP 9250
Kodak ESP Office 6150
Kodak Hero 6.1
Kodak Hero 7.1
Kodak Hero 9.1

You can also enter your printer model at CompAndSave for a list of compatible ink cartridges or toner cartridges.

Keep Up With Ink Fridays™

Delivering quality, cost-effective ink to our amazing customers has always been one of our goals, and  Ink Fridays™ reflects that. The deals change every week, so if you want to keep up with our Ink Fridays™ offers, just come back to our blog, Facebook page, or  sign up to our newsletter to never miss out.

Remember, 87% off Kodak 10XL (Pack of 4) compatible ink cartridges ends at 11:59 (PST) tonight. Don't miss out on this chance to save big, get your Kodak ink here!

2/06/2015 10:25:00 AM Denise Resendez
kodak 10xl
It’s almost Friday, and once again we have another special Ink Fridays™ deal at CompAndSave.com. This week’s exclusive offer is: Kodak 10XL (4 pack) Compatible Ink Cartridges. For today only, you can  order these 4 cartridges for only $6.95 (each is $1.75). That is 87% in savings in comparison to the retail price of $55.40!

So if you have a Kodak printer, you may want to stock up and save before February 6th at 11:59 PM (PST). C'mon over and visit us here for this TGIF deal.

Compatible Kodak Printers

Not sure if your Kodak printer is compatible with this compatible Kodak ink? No worries, just check below and see if your printer is listed.


Kodak EasyShare 5100
Kodak EasyShare 5300
Kodak EasyShare 5500
Kodak ESP 3
Kodak ESP 3200
Kodak ESP 3250
Kodak ESP 5
Kodak ESP 5210
Kodak ESP 5250
Kodak ESP 7
Kodak ESP 7200
Kodak ESP 7250
Kodak ESP 9
Kodak ESP 9200
Kodak ESP 9250
Kodak ESP Office 6150
Kodak Hero 6.1
Kodak Hero 7.1
Kodak Hero 9.1

You can also enter your printer model at CompAndSave for a list of compatible ink cartridges or toner cartridges.

Keep Up With Ink Fridays™

Delivering quality, cost-effective ink to our amazing customers has always been one of our goals, and  Ink Fridays™ reflects that. The deals change every week, so if you want to keep up with our Ink Fridays™ offers, just come back to our blog, Facebook page, or  sign up to our newsletter to never miss out.

Remember, 87% off Kodak 10XL (Pack of 4) compatible ink cartridges ends at 11:59 (PST) tonight. Don't miss out on this chance to save big, get your Kodak ink here!

2015-02-03

american heart month
February of each year is observed as American Hearth Month – it is the time to show yourself the love by
learning more about heart attack risk factors, symptoms and treatments and by making changes to achieve better heart health. We at CompAndSave.com are not just a leading online store for high quality compatible ink, toner & printer accessories, but also a company that recognizes its Corporate Social Responsibility. As a part of this social responsibility and the need to give back, we joined in the fight against cardiovascular disease, the No.1 single biggest killer in the country.

CompAndSave Against Heart Disease

Last year as a part of our endeavor to support the fight against heart disease, we donated $1 from each ink purchase to the American Heart Association to support their efforts at disseminating information and improving treatment protocols. In 2014, we donated $9,290 on your behalf via the website and another $1,000 on your behalf through Facebook likes. The total contribution of $10,290 is equivalent to each one of these: 1) placement of more than 9,000 AED locators, 2) 514 families learning about good health habits, 3) or 21 doctors getting up to date on stroke treatment and prevention.

We also gave away free T-shirts as a part of our campaign to increase heart heath awareness, which is estimated to reach about 344,000 people. Our FB posts during that time also centered on the theme of being heart healthy as another step fight heart disease. Please check out our "Print with Love To Heal Broken Heart: By the Numbers" infographic we created after our American Heart Association fundraise, or see it below:

Why Heart Health Is Vital

According to the CDC, Cardiovascular disease (CVD)—including heart disease, stroke, and high blood pressure—is the number 1 killer of women and men in the United States. It is also the leading cause of disability among the people and results in a poorer quality of life that curtails one’s activities at personal and professional level. The cost to the exchequer is high too: heart and heart related illness cost the United States $300 billion each year when you count medical costs and add lost productivity.

Here are some rather alarming statistics relating to heart disease:

    Heart attack risk factors
  1.     About a third of all men and women have some type of CVD
  2.     3 million men and 3.8 million women have had a stroke in their lifetime
  3.     Heart disease is (wrongly) thought of as a men's disease, but in fact more women than men undergo bypass surgeries
  4.     High blood pressure, high cholesterol and smoking are the three biggest risk factors for CVD 
  5.     Heart disease kills more women than all forms of cancer combined

Here’s How You Can Get Involved This February

If you want to spread awareness about CVD this Heart Month, be a part of National Wear Red Day which is scheduled for February 6, 2015. This is the day to honor all the women who suffer from heart ailments. The idea is to try and save the lives of 1 in 3 women who die of stroke or heart attack each year. This is important because we tend to think of heart attacks as happening to men more than women; whereas heart attacks are the NO 1 killer of women in the country. Wear your support, and learn how to take swift action in case of a disease or a stroke.

How to Remain Heart Healthy

Making simple changes to your life can help you achieve better heart health:
  1.  Be Active and get regular exercise at least five days of the week
  2.  Eat healthy by including plenty of fresh fruit, veg, whole grains and lean protein in your diet and by cutting out processed, packaged food to the extent possible.
  3.  Get quality rest and control stress; learn to relax

So what do you plan to do this Heart Month? How to do plan to do your bit to spread awareness and what changes do you plan to make to the lifestyle of your family and yourself to achieve better heart health?

We’d love to hear about some of your ideas below in the blog comment section or on our official Facebook page. If you’d like to know more about our future projects, be sure to subscribe to our newsletter.
American Heart Month Infographic
2/03/2015 03:09:00 PM Denise Resendez
american heart month
February of each year is observed as American Hearth Month – it is the time to show yourself the love by
learning more about heart attack risk factors, symptoms and treatments and by making changes to achieve better heart health. We at CompAndSave.com are not just a leading online store for high quality compatible ink, toner & printer accessories, but also a company that recognizes its Corporate Social Responsibility. As a part of this social responsibility and the need to give back, we joined in the fight against cardiovascular disease, the No.1 single biggest killer in the country.

CompAndSave Against Heart Disease

Last year as a part of our endeavor to support the fight against heart disease, we donated $1 from each ink purchase to the American Heart Association to support their efforts at disseminating information and improving treatment protocols. In 2014, we donated $9,290 on your behalf via the website and another $1,000 on your behalf through Facebook likes. The total contribution of $10,290 is equivalent to each one of these: 1) placement of more than 9,000 AED locators, 2) 514 families learning about good health habits, 3) or 21 doctors getting up to date on stroke treatment and prevention.

We also gave away free T-shirts as a part of our campaign to increase heart heath awareness, which is estimated to reach about 344,000 people. Our FB posts during that time also centered on the theme of being heart healthy as another step fight heart disease. Please check out our "Print with Love To Heal Broken Heart: By the Numbers" infographic we created after our American Heart Association fundraise, or see it below:

Why Heart Health Is Vital

According to the CDC, Cardiovascular disease (CVD)—including heart disease, stroke, and high blood pressure—is the number 1 killer of women and men in the United States. It is also the leading cause of disability among the people and results in a poorer quality of life that curtails one’s activities at personal and professional level. The cost to the exchequer is high too: heart and heart related illness cost the United States $300 billion each year when you count medical costs and add lost productivity.

Here are some rather alarming statistics relating to heart disease:

    Heart attack risk factors
  1.     About a third of all men and women have some type of CVD
  2.     3 million men and 3.8 million women have had a stroke in their lifetime
  3.     Heart disease is (wrongly) thought of as a men's disease, but in fact more women than men undergo bypass surgeries
  4.     High blood pressure, high cholesterol and smoking are the three biggest risk factors for CVD 
  5.     Heart disease kills more women than all forms of cancer combined

Here’s How You Can Get Involved This February

If you want to spread awareness about CVD this Heart Month, be a part of National Wear Red Day which is scheduled for February 6, 2015. This is the day to honor all the women who suffer from heart ailments. The idea is to try and save the lives of 1 in 3 women who die of stroke or heart attack each year. This is important because we tend to think of heart attacks as happening to men more than women; whereas heart attacks are the NO 1 killer of women in the country. Wear your support, and learn how to take swift action in case of a disease or a stroke.

How to Remain Heart Healthy

Making simple changes to your life can help you achieve better heart health:
  1.  Be Active and get regular exercise at least five days of the week
  2.  Eat healthy by including plenty of fresh fruit, veg, whole grains and lean protein in your diet and by cutting out processed, packaged food to the extent possible.
  3.  Get quality rest and control stress; learn to relax

So what do you plan to do this Heart Month? How to do plan to do your bit to spread awareness and what changes do you plan to make to the lifestyle of your family and yourself to achieve better heart health?

We’d love to hear about some of your ideas below in the blog comment section or on our official Facebook page. If you’d like to know more about our future projects, be sure to subscribe to our newsletter.
American Heart Month Infographic

2015-02-02

CompAndSave Logo Design
Notice something different about our company logo? Over the weekend, the CompAndSave team updated our logo to reflect an important national occurrence in February. In case you were wondering, it's not Valentine's Day.

CompAndSave Logo Change - February 2015

In honor of American Heart Month, the CompAndSave team has changed our logo design to promote being heart healthy and raise awareness about heart disease to our readers. We recognize every heart is precious, and including it in our company logo represents joining the fight against cardiovascular disease (CVD).

We wanted to once again do our part this February to fight cardiovascular disease (CVD). Last year, we actually fundraised and donated over $10,000 to the American Heart Association thanks to your help. This company logo design is just another small step toward making a difference.

Let us you know what you think of our new logo design in the comments below!


2/02/2015 01:18:00 PM Denise Resendez
CompAndSave Logo Design
Notice something different about our company logo? Over the weekend, the CompAndSave team updated our logo to reflect an important national occurrence in February. In case you were wondering, it's not Valentine's Day.

CompAndSave Logo Change - February 2015

In honor of American Heart Month, the CompAndSave team has changed our logo design to promote being heart healthy and raise awareness about heart disease to our readers. We recognize every heart is precious, and including it in our company logo represents joining the fight against cardiovascular disease (CVD).

We wanted to once again do our part this February to fight cardiovascular disease (CVD). Last year, we actually fundraised and donated over $10,000 to the American Heart Association thanks to your help. This company logo design is just another small step toward making a difference.

Let us you know what you think of our new logo design in the comments below!