2018-07-30




Buying a new printer is a task many people will need to undergo, but there’s more to choosing the right printer than brand reputation and cost. Your selection should be based on fact rather than supposition; it should be based on demonstrated value and quality, not mere reputation. To help you make the right choice, this article will lay out the basic features of the two types of printers, give you a number of technical specifications, and provide a few helpful contrasts to help you make an informed decision with confidence.

First, there are some differences between inkjet printers and laser printers that anyone contemplating buying one or the other ought to know about. Inkjet printers apply liquid ink through nozzles on paper; laser printers get results through fused toner powder. To avoid smudges, you must use the best quality paper and printer ink. Indeed, that is the only way that you will be able to guarantee the documents you print are of the very best.

When it comes to choosing the printer, the first thing you must determine is what you will use the printer for. The nature of your job will determine the kind of printer you need. It is essential for you to bear in mind that not all jobs are suitable for office printers. If, for example, you need to print exhibit-quality photos, then you should go to a professional photo inkjet that produces high resolution images. If the most vivid and clear images is what you need, then you are better off with a laser printer. Perhaps you are opening your own business or maybe you want a personal printer at home to print out private documents. The frequency with which you anticipate using the printer and the general purpose that you intend for the device should all be considered before you make a purchasing decision.

You must also shop and compare brands. It may be overwhelming at first, as you have a wide selection. A few high-cost brands no longer control the market. You can get a good printer without paying an exorbitant amount of money. The key thing is to shop around both online and in electronic specialty stores. The latter are sometimes the best places to go to find a high quality printer at a bargain. The nature of your profession and business determines all of the investment decisions you make, and you should look at this purchase as an investment decision—as something that will increase your productivity.

So, here is a summary of the pros and cons of inkjet and laser printers:



Inkjet Printers

Pros:
  • Inkjet printers tend to be more compact; they are easily handled and do not take up a lot of space
  • Prints photos, images, and colors in better quality (this is especially beneficial for photographers)
  • They are inexpensive when compared to laser printers
  • You don’t need to warm the machine
  • You are not limited in the type of paper you can print on
  • You can use paper sizes of all kinds—large, small, and medium
  • Ink refill kits can reduce the cost of printing
Cons:
  • Much slower than laser printers (this can affect projects that require printing in large amounts)
  • Ink replacements can be more frequent and more pricey
  • Low-capacity paper trays of 50 to 100 sheets, which can be frustrating for a user who prints a lot
  • Low monthly duty cycle

Laser Printers

Pros:
  • Print faster than inkjet, which is beneficial if your business requires the printing of high volumes of materials
  • Laser printers produce sharp text, which is great for text documents
  • If your work requires the mass production of black and white documents, then you are safe with a laser printer—though there are brands that do print in color
  • Higher monthly duty cycle means they are better prepared to handle high-volume jobs
  • Toner is inexpensive
Cons:
  • Can handle simple graphics, but complex images and photos are a challenge
  • Although there are some compact laser printers on the market, they are generally bigger and heavier than inkjet printers
  • Laser printers can’t handle the same variety of paper that inkjets can
  • The cost you have to pay for supplies for a laser printer is more than that for an inkjet printer

With all of this in mind, it is time to choose the kind of printer you want. Once you have made your purchase, remember that you will commit yourself to the maintenance and resupply of the machine that you chose. When it comes down to it, you must weigh and measure a range of factors before you make a final decision. You must consider not only the type of printer but the brand you purchase, as they do differ in capacity, volume, and quality. This is a lot to take in, but rest assured knowing you will feel confident in your decision and, with proper care and maintenance, a reliable printer for years to come.



Buying a new printer is a task many people will need to undergo, but there’s more to choosing the right printer than brand reputation and cost. Your selection should be based on fact rather than supposition; it should be based on demonstrated value and quality, not mere reputation. To help you make the right choice, this article will lay out the basic features of the two types of printers, give you a number of technical specifications, and provide a few helpful contrasts to help you make an informed decision with confidence.

First, there are some differences between inkjet printers and laser printers that anyone contemplating buying one or the other ought to know about. Inkjet printers apply liquid ink through nozzles on paper; laser printers get results through fused toner powder. To avoid smudges, you must use the best quality paper and printer ink. Indeed, that is the only way that you will be able to guarantee the documents you print are of the very best.

When it comes to choosing the printer, the first thing you must determine is what you will use the printer for. The nature of your job will determine the kind of printer you need. It is essential for you to bear in mind that not all jobs are suitable for office printers. If, for example, you need to print exhibit-quality photos, then you should go to a professional photo inkjet that produces high resolution images. If the most vivid and clear images is what you need, then you are better off with a laser printer. Perhaps you are opening your own business or maybe you want a personal printer at home to print out private documents. The frequency with which you anticipate using the printer and the general purpose that you intend for the device should all be considered before you make a purchasing decision.

You must also shop and compare brands. It may be overwhelming at first, as you have a wide selection. A few high-cost brands no longer control the market. You can get a good printer without paying an exorbitant amount of money. The key thing is to shop around both online and in electronic specialty stores. The latter are sometimes the best places to go to find a high quality printer at a bargain. The nature of your profession and business determines all of the investment decisions you make, and you should look at this purchase as an investment decision—as something that will increase your productivity.

So, here is a summary of the pros and cons of inkjet and laser printers:



Inkjet Printers

Pros:
  • Inkjet printers tend to be more compact; they are easily handled and do not take up a lot of space
  • Prints photos, images, and colors in better quality (this is especially beneficial for photographers)
  • They are inexpensive when compared to laser printers
  • You don’t need to warm the machine
  • You are not limited in the type of paper you can print on
  • You can use paper sizes of all kinds—large, small, and medium
  • Ink refill kits can reduce the cost of printing
Cons:
  • Much slower than laser printers (this can affect projects that require printing in large amounts)
  • Ink replacements can be more frequent and more pricey
  • Low-capacity paper trays of 50 to 100 sheets, which can be frustrating for a user who prints a lot
  • Low monthly duty cycle

Laser Printers

Pros:
  • Print faster than inkjet, which is beneficial if your business requires the printing of high volumes of materials
  • Laser printers produce sharp text, which is great for text documents
  • If your work requires the mass production of black and white documents, then you are safe with a laser printer—though there are brands that do print in color
  • Higher monthly duty cycle means they are better prepared to handle high-volume jobs
  • Toner is inexpensive
Cons:
  • Can handle simple graphics, but complex images and photos are a challenge
  • Although there are some compact laser printers on the market, they are generally bigger and heavier than inkjet printers
  • Laser printers can’t handle the same variety of paper that inkjets can
  • The cost you have to pay for supplies for a laser printer is more than that for an inkjet printer

With all of this in mind, it is time to choose the kind of printer you want. Once you have made your purchase, remember that you will commit yourself to the maintenance and resupply of the machine that you chose. When it comes down to it, you must weigh and measure a range of factors before you make a final decision. You must consider not only the type of printer but the brand you purchase, as they do differ in capacity, volume, and quality. This is a lot to take in, but rest assured knowing you will feel confident in your decision and, with proper care and maintenance, a reliable printer for years to come.

2018-07-09




The most common causes of printing problems are empty cartridges, but did you know you can not print even if only one cartridge is empty? For example, if you want to print with black ink only, but one of your color cartridges (like cyan or magenta) is empty, it will still prevent you from printing. This article will provide some insight as to why this problem occurs and why it is that way.

If you are troubleshooting your printer, check that the printer is plugged in, the settings are correct, and that you have actually sent the document to the printer before getting started.


You cannot print in black only if a color ink cartridge is empty.

Your printer is designed to print only when all ink cartridges have ink to prevent clogs in the printing mechanism and other print quality issues, a little ink must be available in all the cartridges to perform periodic servicing tasks.

Even if you tend to print in black and white, your color ink cartridges will gradually empty.

To decrease grain, some black areas might be printed with a mix of black and color inks. If you follow the steps later in this article to print with black ink only, you can ensure no color ink is used in your prints. However, a little ink from all the ink cartridges is used in periodic servicing tasks. This helps to prevent issues such as print head clogs and poor print quality.

You may not see a message prompting you to use black or color ink only.

The printer must reserve enough ink for the servicing tasks that keep the print head functioning, as mentioned before. If there is enough ink for servicing and for printing with black ink only, or color ink only, then that message appears. If there is not enough ink for both printing and servicing, then the cartridge must be replaced to continue printing.

When an ink cartridge is fully depleted, it must be replaced before you can begin to print again.

This is an easy fix. If you do not already know what type of cartridges to buy, simply search for your printer model and you can find what you need from there. Purchase the ink needed and replace the empty cartridge in your printer.


You also have the option of printing in grayscale rather than in color or black.

Here are some steps to change this option:
  1. go to the Control Panel
  2. Select the icon called Printers and Faxes
  3. right click on your default printer
  4. Select Printing Preferences
  5. Look for an option related to color and choose Print in Grayscale or Black Ink

If you recently bought a new ink cartridge, and it is not working or the printer indicates that it is empty, check the ink cartridge warranty status. Most printers offer a standard warranty, and you should ensure that you understand the terms and conditions of it before you make your purchase. 

The main points of cartridge color use have been covered. You should always verify your print settings before use. it is also important to ensure that each of the printer ink cartridges is filled. This will make your experience seamless and efficient.



The most common causes of printing problems are empty cartridges, but did you know you can not print even if only one cartridge is empty? For example, if you want to print with black ink only, but one of your color cartridges (like cyan or magenta) is empty, it will still prevent you from printing. This article will provide some insight as to why this problem occurs and why it is that way.

If you are troubleshooting your printer, check that the printer is plugged in, the settings are correct, and that you have actually sent the document to the printer before getting started.


You cannot print in black only if a color ink cartridge is empty.

Your printer is designed to print only when all ink cartridges have ink to prevent clogs in the printing mechanism and other print quality issues, a little ink must be available in all the cartridges to perform periodic servicing tasks.

Even if you tend to print in black and white, your color ink cartridges will gradually empty.

To decrease grain, some black areas might be printed with a mix of black and color inks. If you follow the steps later in this article to print with black ink only, you can ensure no color ink is used in your prints. However, a little ink from all the ink cartridges is used in periodic servicing tasks. This helps to prevent issues such as print head clogs and poor print quality.

You may not see a message prompting you to use black or color ink only.

The printer must reserve enough ink for the servicing tasks that keep the print head functioning, as mentioned before. If there is enough ink for servicing and for printing with black ink only, or color ink only, then that message appears. If there is not enough ink for both printing and servicing, then the cartridge must be replaced to continue printing.

When an ink cartridge is fully depleted, it must be replaced before you can begin to print again.

This is an easy fix. If you do not already know what type of cartridges to buy, simply search for your printer model and you can find what you need from there. Purchase the ink needed and replace the empty cartridge in your printer.


You also have the option of printing in grayscale rather than in color or black.

Here are some steps to change this option:
  1. go to the Control Panel
  2. Select the icon called Printers and Faxes
  3. right click on your default printer
  4. Select Printing Preferences
  5. Look for an option related to color and choose Print in Grayscale or Black Ink

If you recently bought a new ink cartridge, and it is not working or the printer indicates that it is empty, check the ink cartridge warranty status. Most printers offer a standard warranty, and you should ensure that you understand the terms and conditions of it before you make your purchase. 

The main points of cartridge color use have been covered. You should always verify your print settings before use. it is also important to ensure that each of the printer ink cartridges is filled. This will make your experience seamless and efficient.

2018-07-03


The HP Photosmart 5510 is a multi-function ink jet printer. It can be used to print, scan, and copy documents with its four separate ink cartridges, processing information quickly and efficiently to avoid being held up by any data jams. Here are some of the other great functions of this printer:
  • can be connected to WiFi
  • SD and memory stick slots
  • eprint remote printing
  • WPS automated quick wireless setup
  • compact (occupies a minimum amount of space on your desk)
  • intuitive touch screen with virtual buttons that are illuminated

Up next are some instructions for changing the ink cartridges for your Photosmart 5510. 


Installing/Replacing Ink Cartridges
  1. If the product is off, press the Power button to turn on the printer and wait until the product is idle and silent before continuing.
  2. Open the cartridge access door and the carriage will move to the access area.
  3. Press the tab on the front of the cartridge inward to release it. Then, pull up on the cartridge to remove it from the slot.
  4. Remove the plastic wrap from a new cartridge by pulling the orange tab (make sure you remove the orange pull-tab and plastic wrap completely before you twist the orange cap in the next step, otherwise, ink might leak from the cartridge). When you remove the plastic wrap, the paper label on the top of the cartridge will tear slightly. This is necessary to vent the cartridge.
  5. Remove the orange cap from the cartridge. Twist the cap counter-clockwise until it snaps off.
  6. With the nozzle and the contacts facing down, push the cartridge into its slot.
  7. Press down on the cartridge until it is firmly set. Make sure the color icon on the cartridge label matches the color icon on the slot.
  8. Close the cartridge access door to complete the process.
If you need install other cartridges, all you need to do is repeat these steps.


Alignment Phase

After you have loaded your new cartridge(s) and closed the access door, the HP printer will automatically send you to the alignment phase to align the new cartridges. Follow the below instructions to align them:
  1. On the product control panel, press OK. The product will print an alignment page.
  2. Open the scanner lid and place the alignment page on the scanner glass with the printed side down, and then position it on the front right corner of the glass.
  3. Close the lid and press OK. The alignment page will then scan.

In the event the product does not automatically print an alignment page, follow these steps:
  1. From the home screen, press the right arrow and select the Setup icon.
  2. Select Tools.
  3. Press the down arrow and press Align Printer. The product should then print an alignment page. You can then continue with the previous steps for scanning the alignment page.

Once all of the steps to replacing the cartridges are completed, you are ready to use your printer.

The HP Photosmart 5510 is a multi-function ink jet printer. It can be used to print, scan, and copy documents with its four separate ink cartridges, processing information quickly and efficiently to avoid being held up by any data jams. Here are some of the other great functions of this printer:
  • can be connected to WiFi
  • SD and memory stick slots
  • eprint remote printing
  • WPS automated quick wireless setup
  • compact (occupies a minimum amount of space on your desk)
  • intuitive touch screen with virtual buttons that are illuminated

Up next are some instructions for changing the ink cartridges for your Photosmart 5510. 


Installing/Replacing Ink Cartridges
  1. If the product is off, press the Power button to turn on the printer and wait until the product is idle and silent before continuing.
  2. Open the cartridge access door and the carriage will move to the access area.
  3. Press the tab on the front of the cartridge inward to release it. Then, pull up on the cartridge to remove it from the slot.
  4. Remove the plastic wrap from a new cartridge by pulling the orange tab (make sure you remove the orange pull-tab and plastic wrap completely before you twist the orange cap in the next step, otherwise, ink might leak from the cartridge). When you remove the plastic wrap, the paper label on the top of the cartridge will tear slightly. This is necessary to vent the cartridge.
  5. Remove the orange cap from the cartridge. Twist the cap counter-clockwise until it snaps off.
  6. With the nozzle and the contacts facing down, push the cartridge into its slot.
  7. Press down on the cartridge until it is firmly set. Make sure the color icon on the cartridge label matches the color icon on the slot.
  8. Close the cartridge access door to complete the process.
If you need install other cartridges, all you need to do is repeat these steps.


Alignment Phase

After you have loaded your new cartridge(s) and closed the access door, the HP printer will automatically send you to the alignment phase to align the new cartridges. Follow the below instructions to align them:
  1. On the product control panel, press OK. The product will print an alignment page.
  2. Open the scanner lid and place the alignment page on the scanner glass with the printed side down, and then position it on the front right corner of the glass.
  3. Close the lid and press OK. The alignment page will then scan.

In the event the product does not automatically print an alignment page, follow these steps:
  1. From the home screen, press the right arrow and select the Setup icon.
  2. Select Tools.
  3. Press the down arrow and press Align Printer. The product should then print an alignment page. You can then continue with the previous steps for scanning the alignment page.

Once all of the steps to replacing the cartridges are completed, you are ready to use your printer.