2015-04-24

It’s double the trouble at CompAndSave this Ink Fridays™! The offer this week is quite a steal: Buy 1, Get 1 Free Brother TN450 Compatible High Yield Laser Toner Cartridges. What this means is that you guys can order each toner cartridge for only $11.50! Just as a heads up, you'll be saving 50% on the average retail price of $45.98 for both. As always, this offer has been exclusively created for and will expire this Friday, April 24th until midnight (PST). Use code FTN450 to get this great deal by clicking here or on the below picture!

Compatible Brother Printers for TN450 Toner Cartridges 

We always recommend double-checking if your ink or toner cartridges are compatible with your printer model. We gathered a list of compatible printer models with this week's offer on Brother TN450 laser toner cartridges.

Is Your Brother Printer Listed Below?

Brother DCP-7060D

Brother HL-2230

Brother HL-2270DW

Brother DCP-7065DN
Brother HL-2240 Brother HL-2275DW
Brother HL-2130 Brother HL-2240D Brother HL-2280DW

Brother HL-2132
   
Brother HL-2242D
Brother MFC-7240
Brother HL-2220 Brother HL-2250DN Brother MFC-7360N

Join Ink Fridays™ Mailing List 

Our Ink Fridays™ offers rotate every week from toner cartridges like this week, to ink cartridges, and photo paper. No deal is ever the same. If you want a friendly reminder once every week, just join our Ink Fridays™ mailing list here.

And....don't forget about taking home this Buy 1, Get 1 Free Brother TN450 Compatible High Yield Laser Toner Cartridges.

4/24/2015 09:00:00 AM Denise Resendez
It’s double the trouble at CompAndSave this Ink Fridays™! The offer this week is quite a steal: Buy 1, Get 1 Free Brother TN450 Compatible High Yield Laser Toner Cartridges. What this means is that you guys can order each toner cartridge for only $11.50! Just as a heads up, you'll be saving 50% on the average retail price of $45.98 for both. As always, this offer has been exclusively created for and will expire this Friday, April 24th until midnight (PST). Use code FTN450 to get this great deal by clicking here or on the below picture!

Compatible Brother Printers for TN450 Toner Cartridges 

We always recommend double-checking if your ink or toner cartridges are compatible with your printer model. We gathered a list of compatible printer models with this week's offer on Brother TN450 laser toner cartridges.

Is Your Brother Printer Listed Below?

Brother DCP-7060D

Brother HL-2230

Brother HL-2270DW

Brother DCP-7065DN
Brother HL-2240 Brother HL-2275DW
Brother HL-2130 Brother HL-2240D Brother HL-2280DW

Brother HL-2132
   
Brother HL-2242D
Brother MFC-7240
Brother HL-2220 Brother HL-2250DN Brother MFC-7360N

Join Ink Fridays™ Mailing List 

Our Ink Fridays™ offers rotate every week from toner cartridges like this week, to ink cartridges, and photo paper. No deal is ever the same. If you want a friendly reminder once every week, just join our Ink Fridays™ mailing list here.

And....don't forget about taking home this Buy 1, Get 1 Free Brother TN450 Compatible High Yield Laser Toner Cartridges.

2015-04-20

how to organize files Cleaning can be a scary task, period. So today, we decided to help you guys out with some simple tips to organize your papers and documents at home.

Did you know filing away those loose papers actually has some great benefits like:
  • making it easier to find things
  • avoiding risks of tripping and falling
  • reducing germs around the home and surfaces where dust collects 
  • creating more space and enjoy better looking interiors for your home or apartment 
There's also other interesting reasons to organize, for example, experts warn that clutter could result in anger and anxiety issues and even cause relationship problems!

Is it any wonder that they thought to dedicate a whole week to organizing files with Organize your files week?

No, we're not kidding you, this actually exists – it's the third week of each April every year and it's dedicated to organizing files! Maybe this week is a good opportunity to help you stop wasting hours looking for that one important piece of paper, or just meant to connect with your spring cleaning jamboree! We'll never know, but however this started, it's a great time to start getting our home organized and our papers filed away, whether at home, office or in schools.

1. Don’t Skimp on the Storage

filing cabinet organization
Image from Theen Moy
If you have a filing cabinet, this would be a great time to start using or organizing it if you have a lot of papers to sort. On the other hand, you could use: some colorful (and preferably color coded) folders, a few drawers or cabinet space, or even a large bin with handles could be enough. There are plenty of ideas for organization on Pinterest like wall mounted basket, wire baskets, plastic bins, boxes and more.

The important thing is that there is a place in the house allocated for all the bills, receipts, letters and other documents. That old adage, a place for everything and everything in its place, very much applies here.

2. Sort Your Papers 

stack of papers
Sort your papers into piles (Image  via Ninnlane)
You may feel a bit overwhelmed by all the papers that surround you. They seem to be everywhere – on your fridge, in drawers, in your bags, wardrobes, tables, desks...well everywhere! So make a start by collecting all the papers from all places in your home and start doing some simple sifting and sorting.

Tip: Clear a large area on a table or the carpet or bed and make three piles: Action, Reference and Trash. If there is a bill to be paid or a letter to be replied to, it goes into the action pile. If there is an invoice you have to keep (for the warranty, date of purchase proof and so on) it goes into the reference pile. Similarly, bank and investment records, letters you want to keep, birth certificates, passports, all go into the reference pile. 

And then all the supermarket checks, brochures, bills, flyers, very old records you no longer need; bin them or shred them. Be a little ruthless; particularly if you're prone to hording – bin anything that you know you're no longer going to need.

3. The Action Basket

organization planner
Planner for you action basket list (Image  via Harpsicello)
Now, that you’ve separated your important papers from your trash, create a TO DO basket in which all the action papers go. Now print out a planner to schedule tackling those. There are plenty of great planners to choose from on Pinterest – daily, weekly or monthly. Now arrange those papers date wise, to be tackled in order of urgency and make a note for this on the planner so you can get to them on the due date.

4. Start Filing


color coded files
Tip: Use color coded binders or folders (Image via Rudloph Vclek)
You could sort out the paper filing system with color coded binders or folders and sort your documents into folders such as:
  • Personal records such as social security info, passports, birth certificates, marriage certificate Educational records, degree certificates, 
  • Bank records, investments, credit card numbers, PIN numbers
  • Property deeds, mortgage papers, loan agreements 
  • Insurance papers – personal, medical, auto, house, pet and other insurance
  • Invoices, important receipts,  warranties and bills for big purchases
  • Medical records – it makes sense to have a separate folder for each member of the family, otherwise you're likely to get your records really muddled
  • Wills and other testamentary papers
  • Tax records   
  • Personal letters, greetings or invites that you want to preserve, and other papers of sentimental value
  • Leisure records – places you visited or plan to visit, entertaining, décor ideas,  
  • Special recipes  
  • Hobbies related items

5. A Few More Tips


tips for filing papers
Tip: Make filing a habit (Image via Rudolf Vclek)
You can fine tune your filing system as you go along! First, create an overall system you plan to follow so that your clutter is immediately under control. Secondly, make filing a habit. Don’t let the papers accumulate, quickly sort them into the appropriate reference folder or place them in the Action basket while making a note on your planner. And place that action basket where it keeps reminding you to take action (no excuses for things being out of sight, out of mind).

So here’s wishing you a busy and fruitful (if not happy) Organize your files week!  If you have some paper organization tips you'd like to share, we’d love to hear from you.

4/20/2015 10:00:00 AM Denise Resendez
how to organize files Cleaning can be a scary task, period. So today, we decided to help you guys out with some simple tips to organize your papers and documents at home.

Did you know filing away those loose papers actually has some great benefits like:
  • making it easier to find things
  • avoiding risks of tripping and falling
  • reducing germs around the home and surfaces where dust collects 
  • creating more space and enjoy better looking interiors for your home or apartment 
There's also other interesting reasons to organize, for example, experts warn that clutter could result in anger and anxiety issues and even cause relationship problems!

Is it any wonder that they thought to dedicate a whole week to organizing files with Organize your files week?

No, we're not kidding you, this actually exists – it's the third week of each April every year and it's dedicated to organizing files! Maybe this week is a good opportunity to help you stop wasting hours looking for that one important piece of paper, or just meant to connect with your spring cleaning jamboree! We'll never know, but however this started, it's a great time to start getting our home organized and our papers filed away, whether at home, office or in schools.

1. Don’t Skimp on the Storage

filing cabinet organization
Image from Theen Moy
If you have a filing cabinet, this would be a great time to start using or organizing it if you have a lot of papers to sort. On the other hand, you could use: some colorful (and preferably color coded) folders, a few drawers or cabinet space, or even a large bin with handles could be enough. There are plenty of ideas for organization on Pinterest like wall mounted basket, wire baskets, plastic bins, boxes and more.

The important thing is that there is a place in the house allocated for all the bills, receipts, letters and other documents. That old adage, a place for everything and everything in its place, very much applies here.

2. Sort Your Papers 

stack of papers
Sort your papers into piles (Image  via Ninnlane)
You may feel a bit overwhelmed by all the papers that surround you. They seem to be everywhere – on your fridge, in drawers, in your bags, wardrobes, tables, desks...well everywhere! So make a start by collecting all the papers from all places in your home and start doing some simple sifting and sorting.

Tip: Clear a large area on a table or the carpet or bed and make three piles: Action, Reference and Trash. If there is a bill to be paid or a letter to be replied to, it goes into the action pile. If there is an invoice you have to keep (for the warranty, date of purchase proof and so on) it goes into the reference pile. Similarly, bank and investment records, letters you want to keep, birth certificates, passports, all go into the reference pile. 

And then all the supermarket checks, brochures, bills, flyers, very old records you no longer need; bin them or shred them. Be a little ruthless; particularly if you're prone to hording – bin anything that you know you're no longer going to need.

3. The Action Basket

organization planner
Planner for you action basket list (Image  via Harpsicello)
Now, that you’ve separated your important papers from your trash, create a TO DO basket in which all the action papers go. Now print out a planner to schedule tackling those. There are plenty of great planners to choose from on Pinterest – daily, weekly or monthly. Now arrange those papers date wise, to be tackled in order of urgency and make a note for this on the planner so you can get to them on the due date.

4. Start Filing


color coded files
Tip: Use color coded binders or folders (Image via Rudloph Vclek)
You could sort out the paper filing system with color coded binders or folders and sort your documents into folders such as:
  • Personal records such as social security info, passports, birth certificates, marriage certificate Educational records, degree certificates, 
  • Bank records, investments, credit card numbers, PIN numbers
  • Property deeds, mortgage papers, loan agreements 
  • Insurance papers – personal, medical, auto, house, pet and other insurance
  • Invoices, important receipts,  warranties and bills for big purchases
  • Medical records – it makes sense to have a separate folder for each member of the family, otherwise you're likely to get your records really muddled
  • Wills and other testamentary papers
  • Tax records   
  • Personal letters, greetings or invites that you want to preserve, and other papers of sentimental value
  • Leisure records – places you visited or plan to visit, entertaining, décor ideas,  
  • Special recipes  
  • Hobbies related items

5. A Few More Tips


tips for filing papers
Tip: Make filing a habit (Image via Rudolf Vclek)
You can fine tune your filing system as you go along! First, create an overall system you plan to follow so that your clutter is immediately under control. Secondly, make filing a habit. Don’t let the papers accumulate, quickly sort them into the appropriate reference folder or place them in the Action basket while making a note on your planner. And place that action basket where it keeps reminding you to take action (no excuses for things being out of sight, out of mind).

So here’s wishing you a busy and fruitful (if not happy) Organize your files week!  If you have some paper organization tips you'd like to share, we’d love to hear from you.

2015-04-17

5 pack canon printer cartridges
Just in time for major events like Graduation and Mother’s Day, we have a Ink Fridays™ combo pack offer that will make your wallets and printer happy.  Please cue the drum-roll, the offer is: 99 Cent Canon PGI225 & CLI226 (Pack of 5) Compatible High Yield Ink Cartridges! We did the quick math for you, and we found out you can actually order each ink cartridge for only $0.20. So at only $0.99 for the total set, you’ll be saving 97% off the average retail price of $44.99. This is a perfect deal for stocking up on Canon ink cartridges while saving $44. As always, this specific offer has been especially made and will expire this Friday, April 17th at midnight (PST).

You can use code FR225 to get this great deal by clicking on the below picture:

Enjoy $0.99 Canon PGI225 & CLI226 (5 Set) Compatible Ink Cartridges - Ink Fridays™
Posted by CompAndSave.com on Friday, April 17, 2015


Compatible Printers for this Week's Canon Ink Cartridges 

A good rule of thumb is to always double check if your printer model matches any printer cartridges you are thinking of buying. We enjoy helping out our customers and have listed out the compatible printer models for this Ink Fridays™ deal.
Is Your Canon Printer Listed Below?
Canon Pixma iP4820 Canon Pixma MG6120 Canon Pixma MX882
Canon Pixma iP4920 Canon Pixma MG6220 Canon Pixma MX892
Canon Pixma iX6520 Canon Pixma MG8120B Canon Pixma MG8120
Canon Pixma MG5120 Canon Pixma MX712 Canon Pixma MG8220
Canon Pixma MG5220 Canon Pixma MG5320

You can also visit this page to see check out those same printer models or find out what compatible printer cartridges we have for any type of printer.

Join the Ink Fridays™ Community

If you didn't find what you were looking for this week, stay tuned for next week. We always offer something new and special every Friday, after all, we realize not everyone has the same printer or may be looking for photo paper instead. We'll send you a friendly reminder, if you'd like, before the Ink Fridays™ offer is posted if you join our mailing list.

Speaking of reminders, don't forget this discount for 99 Cent Compatible Canon PGI225 & CLI226  (5 Pack) Extra High Yield Black Ink Cartridges expires this Friday at midnight (PST). You start shopping dollar ink here.


4/17/2015 10:57:00 AM Denise Resendez
5 pack canon printer cartridges
Just in time for major events like Graduation and Mother’s Day, we have a Ink Fridays™ combo pack offer that will make your wallets and printer happy.  Please cue the drum-roll, the offer is: 99 Cent Canon PGI225 & CLI226 (Pack of 5) Compatible High Yield Ink Cartridges! We did the quick math for you, and we found out you can actually order each ink cartridge for only $0.20. So at only $0.99 for the total set, you’ll be saving 97% off the average retail price of $44.99. This is a perfect deal for stocking up on Canon ink cartridges while saving $44. As always, this specific offer has been especially made and will expire this Friday, April 17th at midnight (PST).

You can use code FR225 to get this great deal by clicking on the below picture:

Enjoy $0.99 Canon PGI225 & CLI226 (5 Set) Compatible Ink Cartridges - Ink Fridays™
Posted by CompAndSave.com on Friday, April 17, 2015


Compatible Printers for this Week's Canon Ink Cartridges 

A good rule of thumb is to always double check if your printer model matches any printer cartridges you are thinking of buying. We enjoy helping out our customers and have listed out the compatible printer models for this Ink Fridays™ deal.
Is Your Canon Printer Listed Below?
Canon Pixma iP4820 Canon Pixma MG6120 Canon Pixma MX882
Canon Pixma iP4920 Canon Pixma MG6220 Canon Pixma MX892
Canon Pixma iX6520 Canon Pixma MG8120B Canon Pixma MG8120
Canon Pixma MG5120 Canon Pixma MX712 Canon Pixma MG8220
Canon Pixma MG5220 Canon Pixma MG5320

You can also visit this page to see check out those same printer models or find out what compatible printer cartridges we have for any type of printer.

Join the Ink Fridays™ Community

If you didn't find what you were looking for this week, stay tuned for next week. We always offer something new and special every Friday, after all, we realize not everyone has the same printer or may be looking for photo paper instead. We'll send you a friendly reminder, if you'd like, before the Ink Fridays™ offer is posted if you join our mailing list.

Speaking of reminders, don't forget this discount for 99 Cent Compatible Canon PGI225 & CLI226  (5 Pack) Extra High Yield Black Ink Cartridges expires this Friday at midnight (PST). You start shopping dollar ink here.


2015-04-13

3D printers in all American classrooms – grade schools, technical and professional colleges – will be a reality very soon. In fact there are schools in the country that have already realized the potential of 3D printers as an educational aid. Far thinking educators have already turned these amazing, versatile and futuristic machines into teaching aids.

Creating engaging content, enhancing student creativity, inspiring curiosity, solving problems, creating models and demonstrations – the possibilities from having 3D printers in classrooms are literally endless. Educators have already found that offering students the opportunity to realize a concept or idea quickly into a 3D product can be a very powerful teaching tool. Seeing and holding an object, perhaps can object that a student has helped create obviously delivers a very different learning experience than reading about it or its concept in a text book.

Possible Applications of 3D Printing in Schools

A 3d printer can help create 3D models to actually demonstrate concepts as against merely explaining theory. It is easy to see how this type of hands on learning can be superior to textbook study; the applications in subjects such as history, geography and science are immediately evident: What exactly is a fossil? How about recreating a scaled down version of the Parthenon or the pyramids? What do internal human organs really look like? What are tectonic plates and how does their shifting cause an earthquake? Print out 3 dimensional objects by scanning or downloading them from the net and let students experience a fuller, richer learning experience!

3d printing education
Students Enjoying their 3D Printing Project ( Image via 3D Print)
Another obvious impact of 3D printing would be in art classes, where students’ imaginations can take wing. Abstract, difficult to grasp (and let’s face it, boring for a lot of us) math concepts can come alive. A software program such as OpenSCAD is a free downloadable tool that helps create 3D models using constructive solid geometry and then extrusion of 2D outlines. The program creates 3D models based on STL and OFF file formats.

Product design, engineering and allied professional courses can be introduced to kids at grade school levels with the help of these machines. Early interactions with 3 dimensional printing will spark interest and let kids think out of the box to realize latent potentials. Once study examined how modeling and simulation activities such as 3D printing can demonstrate to students how science operates in the real world, encouraging curiosity and innovation; how it can be better than textbook and didactic learning.

How 3D Printers Are Already Making A Difference

One Ohio school asked 8th graders to use 3D printers to design a solution for a fictional group of space explorers who are attempting to colonize a new planet. Recently, 3 engineering students developed a recycling 3d printer. These University of British Columbia students created a desktop 3D printing device that takes plastic waste and extrudes this into 3D printing material.



The MicroPasts Project, created by the British Museum and the UCL Institute of Archaeology lets students ‘visit’ museums and view artifacts. The project allows educators and students to print 3D models of ancient objects. For instance a teacher can print out an ancient Bronze Age spearhead to demonstrate to the class. 

A startup called Artificial is working on a system that will recreate priceless works of art. What the company founder calls Art DNA, will make available to students and others masterpieces recreated from 3D scans of items in museums and private art collections. In South Korea, Seokhee Oh and his son Myung-Jin Oh recreated Van Gogh’s bedroom in Arles. This was for the son’s school project; accomplished using a 3d printer among other things.

3d printing art
Father & son recreated Van Gogh's bedroom using 3D Printer (Image via 3D Printing Industry)
Boy scouts in at a Massachusetts STEM camp had the opportunity to experience a 3D printing workshop; a program coordinated by NVBOTS and the Boy Scouts of America Boston Minuteman Council.  Similarly, the 685-year-old tomb of Scottish King Robert the Bruce, was recently reconstructed using 3D printing.

Educational STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Kits were seen to be too expensive for educators Hannah Olson and Laron Walker so these created affordable 3D printable STEM lesson plans. The STEM Kit offers options such as the Rocket Launch Kit, The Density Cube Kit to demonstrate the relationship between mass and density, the DNA Kit to explain the structure and composition of DNA, RNA & proteins, the Catapult to explain projectile motion and the comprehensive the Lab in a Box Kit. 

Funding for the application of 3D printing in education is also slated to increase. At the recently held 2015 White House Science Fair, President Obama announced contributions for STEM education from companies and organizations totaling to an amazing $240 million.

What are your thoughts of 3D printers in the class room? Does your child or grandchild attend school that has these teaching aids? If not, would you be interested to have these introduced to the curriculum?

4/13/2015 09:00:00 AM Denise Resendez
3D printers in all American classrooms – grade schools, technical and professional colleges – will be a reality very soon. In fact there are schools in the country that have already realized the potential of 3D printers as an educational aid. Far thinking educators have already turned these amazing, versatile and futuristic machines into teaching aids.

Creating engaging content, enhancing student creativity, inspiring curiosity, solving problems, creating models and demonstrations – the possibilities from having 3D printers in classrooms are literally endless. Educators have already found that offering students the opportunity to realize a concept or idea quickly into a 3D product can be a very powerful teaching tool. Seeing and holding an object, perhaps can object that a student has helped create obviously delivers a very different learning experience than reading about it or its concept in a text book.

Possible Applications of 3D Printing in Schools

A 3d printer can help create 3D models to actually demonstrate concepts as against merely explaining theory. It is easy to see how this type of hands on learning can be superior to textbook study; the applications in subjects such as history, geography and science are immediately evident: What exactly is a fossil? How about recreating a scaled down version of the Parthenon or the pyramids? What do internal human organs really look like? What are tectonic plates and how does their shifting cause an earthquake? Print out 3 dimensional objects by scanning or downloading them from the net and let students experience a fuller, richer learning experience!

3d printing education
Students Enjoying their 3D Printing Project ( Image via 3D Print)
Another obvious impact of 3D printing would be in art classes, where students’ imaginations can take wing. Abstract, difficult to grasp (and let’s face it, boring for a lot of us) math concepts can come alive. A software program such as OpenSCAD is a free downloadable tool that helps create 3D models using constructive solid geometry and then extrusion of 2D outlines. The program creates 3D models based on STL and OFF file formats.

Product design, engineering and allied professional courses can be introduced to kids at grade school levels with the help of these machines. Early interactions with 3 dimensional printing will spark interest and let kids think out of the box to realize latent potentials. Once study examined how modeling and simulation activities such as 3D printing can demonstrate to students how science operates in the real world, encouraging curiosity and innovation; how it can be better than textbook and didactic learning.

How 3D Printers Are Already Making A Difference

One Ohio school asked 8th graders to use 3D printers to design a solution for a fictional group of space explorers who are attempting to colonize a new planet. Recently, 3 engineering students developed a recycling 3d printer. These University of British Columbia students created a desktop 3D printing device that takes plastic waste and extrudes this into 3D printing material.



The MicroPasts Project, created by the British Museum and the UCL Institute of Archaeology lets students ‘visit’ museums and view artifacts. The project allows educators and students to print 3D models of ancient objects. For instance a teacher can print out an ancient Bronze Age spearhead to demonstrate to the class. 

A startup called Artificial is working on a system that will recreate priceless works of art. What the company founder calls Art DNA, will make available to students and others masterpieces recreated from 3D scans of items in museums and private art collections. In South Korea, Seokhee Oh and his son Myung-Jin Oh recreated Van Gogh’s bedroom in Arles. This was for the son’s school project; accomplished using a 3d printer among other things.

3d printing art
Father & son recreated Van Gogh's bedroom using 3D Printer (Image via 3D Printing Industry)
Boy scouts in at a Massachusetts STEM camp had the opportunity to experience a 3D printing workshop; a program coordinated by NVBOTS and the Boy Scouts of America Boston Minuteman Council.  Similarly, the 685-year-old tomb of Scottish King Robert the Bruce, was recently reconstructed using 3D printing.

Educational STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Kits were seen to be too expensive for educators Hannah Olson and Laron Walker so these created affordable 3D printable STEM lesson plans. The STEM Kit offers options such as the Rocket Launch Kit, The Density Cube Kit to demonstrate the relationship between mass and density, the DNA Kit to explain the structure and composition of DNA, RNA & proteins, the Catapult to explain projectile motion and the comprehensive the Lab in a Box Kit. 

Funding for the application of 3D printing in education is also slated to increase. At the recently held 2015 White House Science Fair, President Obama announced contributions for STEM education from companies and organizations totaling to an amazing $240 million.

What are your thoughts of 3D printers in the class room? Does your child or grandchild attend school that has these teaching aids? If not, would you be interested to have these introduced to the curriculum?

2015-04-10

glossy photo paper
It's almost Friday everyone! We know it's early, but we'd like to share this  crowd pleasing deal for this week's Ink Fridays™ that is quite a steal. Here it is, to make a perfect match for your photo printing needs: 87% Off Premium 4”x6” Glossy Photo Paper (100 Sheets). That means you guys can get each sheet for less than $0.01 for a total price of $1.99. If you check out some other deals online, the average price for this 100 sheet pack is $14.95- you'll be saving $12.96.

So from Mother’s Day photo cards to just everyday photo printing, we want to let you know these prints will last. We've actually specially treated all our photo papers with resin to make them water-resistant and long-lasting.

We know a picture is worth a thousand words, but you don't have to pay more than a pretty penny for each sheet on April 11th if you check out the deal here. Offer ends at midnight (PST)!
compandsave ink fridays

Our Glossy Photo Paper 

If you're thinking of printing photos from a special occasion like weddings or just want to add a professional touch, glossy photo paper is the way to go.  The shiny, reflective surface gives a high-contrast appearance for vivid, rich photographs.
photo paper sizes

This week's deal features 4"x6" glossy photo papers, but we also have photo papers in different sizes and finishes like matte and even canvas. You may view our photo papers if you'd like here, or click the image above.

Sign Up For Ink Fridays

Ink Fridays™ deals was created as a way of appreciation for our loyal customers who choose us as their ink and toner provider. Every week on Friday, we share a special product deal from printer cartridges (sometimes in combo packs like this week's) to photo paper (we have a variety, from glossy to canvas). If you want to stay in the loop with each week's offering, sign up to our mailing list - and no, we won't bug you with a ton of emails.

Don't forget, a hundred sheets of $1.99 4"x6" glossy photo paper can be yours until April 11th until 11:59 PM (PST).

4/10/2015 09:30:00 AM Denise Resendez
glossy photo paper
It's almost Friday everyone! We know it's early, but we'd like to share this  crowd pleasing deal for this week's Ink Fridays™ that is quite a steal. Here it is, to make a perfect match for your photo printing needs: 87% Off Premium 4”x6” Glossy Photo Paper (100 Sheets). That means you guys can get each sheet for less than $0.01 for a total price of $1.99. If you check out some other deals online, the average price for this 100 sheet pack is $14.95- you'll be saving $12.96.

So from Mother’s Day photo cards to just everyday photo printing, we want to let you know these prints will last. We've actually specially treated all our photo papers with resin to make them water-resistant and long-lasting.

We know a picture is worth a thousand words, but you don't have to pay more than a pretty penny for each sheet on April 11th if you check out the deal here. Offer ends at midnight (PST)!
compandsave ink fridays

Our Glossy Photo Paper 

If you're thinking of printing photos from a special occasion like weddings or just want to add a professional touch, glossy photo paper is the way to go.  The shiny, reflective surface gives a high-contrast appearance for vivid, rich photographs.
photo paper sizes

This week's deal features 4"x6" glossy photo papers, but we also have photo papers in different sizes and finishes like matte and even canvas. You may view our photo papers if you'd like here, or click the image above.

Sign Up For Ink Fridays

Ink Fridays™ deals was created as a way of appreciation for our loyal customers who choose us as their ink and toner provider. Every week on Friday, we share a special product deal from printer cartridges (sometimes in combo packs like this week's) to photo paper (we have a variety, from glossy to canvas). If you want to stay in the loop with each week's offering, sign up to our mailing list - and no, we won't bug you with a ton of emails.

Don't forget, a hundred sheets of $1.99 4"x6" glossy photo paper can be yours until April 11th until 11:59 PM (PST).

2015-04-01

Easter is a time for celebration and a time for family bonding.  Playing, laughing, enjoying and appreciating the gift that family and close friends are -is there a way better way to spend some quality time with kids or grand-kids? You probably have some lovely memories from your own childhood Easter Sundays, and you'd probably like to create the same fun and meaningful memories for your family or your friends. We've rounded up some fun and simple Easter Sunday ideas and games that everyone can enjoy:

Easter Egg Hunt

This classic Easter activity can involve everyone, regardless of age! It may be a good idea to organize the hunt out of doors to avoid littering your entire home with candy wrappers, confetti, and shoe skid-marks among other things. Plus, if the weather's nice, why not have it outside? If you're stuck on what should be the prizes, you could always have one big Easter basket as the main prize with several smaller treats hidden elsewhere. A good tip we picked up from a fellow co-worker is to create a boundary where all the Easter eggs are hidden (so that the kids don’t step out of the area).

easter egg hunt
From Cyndy Simms Parr on Flickr
 If kids are fairly young, ensure that the eggs have child friendly treats inside and are hidden within easy reach. If the hunt is for your adult friends and family, you can make it a little more interesting and put them in harder to find hiding places, a larger search area (to be sure, make your own list of hiding places for ready reference) and include more adult appropriate treats.

Simple Easter Games for Kids

The egg-on-a-spoon race is a variation of the lemon-and-spoon race. This is where you have the kids balance an egg on a tablespoon placed between the teeth and then....ready, get set, go! Here's a great tip: use treat filled eggs, so it doesn’t matter who comes first and every child's a winner! You can always have a different egg-and-spoon relay-race, where an adult starts the race and hands over to a child to complete the race. This way the whole family is involved!

kid easter games
Image From BeAFunMum
The jellybean toss is a simple game that needs a cup and some jellybeans or any other treat you can think of. Each team can have one adult and one or more kids and takes turns to toss as many jellybeans as possible into the cup within a minute or any set time. Decide the difficulty level (distance between the cup and the beans) according to the child's age.

To make it more fun, have one of the team members hold the cup on their head while the other team member lobs the beans in (with hilarious results when the jellybeans travel down a collar or a neckline!). Have a prize for the team that got the most jellybeans into a cup or announce that each team gets to keep the jellybeans they managed to get into the cup, as the prize!

Pin the nose on the bunny is another easy game that kids and adults can play. Print out a large Easter bunny face and place it on a wall. Have each blindfolded person draw a nose where they think the nose should be. Kids can tie the blindfold on the adults and spin them around a little to disorient them!
fun easter games
Image From AlannaGeorge

Easy Easter Crafts and Printables

Adults can join in this one or can take some time off while you get the kids involved in this activity: Print out separate features of the Easter bunny (several of each) using your home printer – eyes, nose, cheeks, mouth and of course some big old ears! Everyone gets a paper plate to create their own bunny using all the printed features and crayons or markers to make the whiskers and so on. A prize for the one who completes their bunny first! And a bonus for the one who creates the cutest bunny!

You can simply print out some Easter pictures and themed coloring sheets from sites such as Coloring.ws or Crayola.com (simply click on the image of your choice and hit print) and hand these to the kids along with some coloring materials. The kids will get coloring and the adults can enjoy some quite time!

Our Easter Treat

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As our contribution to ensuring that you have a great Easter, we’re offering you a special Easter treat via our special Easter promotion. We’re offering you 5% off and a FREE tote bag for your printer cartridge purchases all this April.  Just use the coupon code FREETOTE during checkout to get your discount and free gift automatically.

We would love to hear about Easter game ideas that you may have. Do kick off a discussion in the comments below of chat with us via our Facebook and Twitter pages.

4/01/2015 11:58:00 AM Denise Resendez
Easter is a time for celebration and a time for family bonding.  Playing, laughing, enjoying and appreciating the gift that family and close friends are -is there a way better way to spend some quality time with kids or grand-kids? You probably have some lovely memories from your own childhood Easter Sundays, and you'd probably like to create the same fun and meaningful memories for your family or your friends. We've rounded up some fun and simple Easter Sunday ideas and games that everyone can enjoy:

Easter Egg Hunt

This classic Easter activity can involve everyone, regardless of age! It may be a good idea to organize the hunt out of doors to avoid littering your entire home with candy wrappers, confetti, and shoe skid-marks among other things. Plus, if the weather's nice, why not have it outside? If you're stuck on what should be the prizes, you could always have one big Easter basket as the main prize with several smaller treats hidden elsewhere. A good tip we picked up from a fellow co-worker is to create a boundary where all the Easter eggs are hidden (so that the kids don’t step out of the area).

easter egg hunt
From Cyndy Simms Parr on Flickr
 If kids are fairly young, ensure that the eggs have child friendly treats inside and are hidden within easy reach. If the hunt is for your adult friends and family, you can make it a little more interesting and put them in harder to find hiding places, a larger search area (to be sure, make your own list of hiding places for ready reference) and include more adult appropriate treats.

Simple Easter Games for Kids

The egg-on-a-spoon race is a variation of the lemon-and-spoon race. This is where you have the kids balance an egg on a tablespoon placed between the teeth and then....ready, get set, go! Here's a great tip: use treat filled eggs, so it doesn’t matter who comes first and every child's a winner! You can always have a different egg-and-spoon relay-race, where an adult starts the race and hands over to a child to complete the race. This way the whole family is involved!

kid easter games
Image From BeAFunMum
The jellybean toss is a simple game that needs a cup and some jellybeans or any other treat you can think of. Each team can have one adult and one or more kids and takes turns to toss as many jellybeans as possible into the cup within a minute or any set time. Decide the difficulty level (distance between the cup and the beans) according to the child's age.

To make it more fun, have one of the team members hold the cup on their head while the other team member lobs the beans in (with hilarious results when the jellybeans travel down a collar or a neckline!). Have a prize for the team that got the most jellybeans into a cup or announce that each team gets to keep the jellybeans they managed to get into the cup, as the prize!

Pin the nose on the bunny is another easy game that kids and adults can play. Print out a large Easter bunny face and place it on a wall. Have each blindfolded person draw a nose where they think the nose should be. Kids can tie the blindfold on the adults and spin them around a little to disorient them!
fun easter games
Image From AlannaGeorge

Easy Easter Crafts and Printables

Adults can join in this one or can take some time off while you get the kids involved in this activity: Print out separate features of the Easter bunny (several of each) using your home printer – eyes, nose, cheeks, mouth and of course some big old ears! Everyone gets a paper plate to create their own bunny using all the printed features and crayons or markers to make the whiskers and so on. A prize for the one who completes their bunny first! And a bonus for the one who creates the cutest bunny!

You can simply print out some Easter pictures and themed coloring sheets from sites such as Coloring.ws or Crayola.com (simply click on the image of your choice and hit print) and hand these to the kids along with some coloring materials. The kids will get coloring and the adults can enjoy some quite time!

Our Easter Treat

compandsave discounts
As our contribution to ensuring that you have a great Easter, we’re offering you a special Easter treat via our special Easter promotion. We’re offering you 5% off and a FREE tote bag for your printer cartridge purchases all this April.  Just use the coupon code FREETOTE during checkout to get your discount and free gift automatically.

We would love to hear about Easter game ideas that you may have. Do kick off a discussion in the comments below of chat with us via our Facebook and Twitter pages.