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Unpacking Page Yield

Unpacking Page Yield

Page yield. This printing industry buzz term is often misunderstood and can lead to frustration if you don't get a handle on what it really means. Set by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), this benchmark was developed to help consumers more easily compare functionality and performance of different printer brands and models. Contrary to popular belief, it isn't an accurate indicator of how many pages your cartridge will print. Read more to find out why.

10 Ways to Save Money

10 Ways to Save Money

Right now, many of us are feeling the pinch. This is especially true for those who have been retrenched or taken pay cuts during this period. It’s a tough time for a lot of people, which is why we all need to find ways to do more with less.
If you’re interested in a few life hacks that’ll help save you money, keep reading. We’ve got ten to share...

Inkjet vs. laser printing: Which should you choose?

Inkjet vs. laser printing: Which should you choose?

The time for a new printer has arrived, but with so many options to choose from, even the experienced buyer might feel overwhelmed. The first question you must ask yourself, before being distracted by all the fancy features printers come with these days, is whether you want to buy an inkjet printer or a laser printer?

Printer firmware: Things you should know before clicking ‘update’

Printer firmware: Things you should know before clicking ‘update’

Unfortunately, some updates are designed to restrict the use of third party consumables. Once this update is in place, you're limited to using the expensive original brand printer cartridges. If you prefer using after-market consumables of your choice, such as The Inky Shop's quality, affordable alternative cartridges, updating your firmware isn't always the best idea. It's advisable to read through the information before agreeing to the firmware update.

Caring for your printer cartridges

Caring for your printer cartridges

Keeping the printer fed and happy is a costly affair, cartridges can be expensive. The less you have to replace the ink the better. Buying alternative cartridges can help cut down costs, but proper care and handling can also go a long way to helping your ink cartridges last longer.

Why generic printer cartridges won't void your printer warranty

Why generic printer cartridges won't void your printer warranty

“You shouldn’t use no-name cartridges. Your printer warranty will fall away!” If we had R50.00 for every time we’ve heard that one, we’d own an island in the Bahamas by now. And if there was some truth in that, our business might have even gone under. We’re here to set the record straight…

Ideas to spring clean and reorganise your office

Ideas to spring clean and reorganise your office

Staying productive and keeping focus is a tall order if your office is in disarray. When everything has its place and things are organised, it’s amazing how much more you can get done. Why not use a few of these tips to do your very own spring clean and embrace a more organised desk?

Five affordable ways to spruce up your home office

Five affordable ways to spruce up your home office

As the place that allows you to earn an income, you’d be amazed at how much more productive a beautiful space can make you. It’s why we’ve put together a few ways that you can make your home office a place that really inspires you, all without breaking the bank.

How to set up your wireless printer in 3 easy steps

How to set up your wireless printer in 3 easy steps

There are many benefits to having a wireless printer. A clutter-free office space; print from anywhere; shared between multiple users; and ease of use, are just some worth mentioning. Setting up a wireless printer is extremely easy, and The Inky Shop has put together 3 steps to guide you through the process.

Home office ideas: How to hide your printer

Home office ideas: How to hide your printer

The modern-day printer we know, love, and depend on, isn’t the prettiest thing to display on your desk. Fortunately, there is a variety of creative home office ideas that offer trendy solutions to hide your printer as well as store your printer cartridges.

Buying a Printer: Tips for choosing the perfect model

Buying a Printer: Tips for choosing the perfect model

Buying a printer can be a big decision. There are many different types, models and brands, all with varying features and capabilities. Whatever your printing needs, the perfect printer is out there. Knowing what to look for and determining a budget will help you find the right one.

How to reduce your printing paper and ink consumption

How to reduce your printing paper and ink consumption

Printing paper is expensive and the earth’s natural resources should be used sparingly. Here are a few ways to reduce your printer paper and ink consumption.