• It never fails to amaze me just how stupid some people are when it comes to the issue of the “Service Required” message on their printers. Yes, that’s right, I just called quite a few people reading this stupid… would you like me to spell it for you?…

    The reason I say this is not because your IQ has suddenly disappeared into a vacuum, nor has your ability to discern the North Star in the middle of a hail storm disappeared… No? No!… The reason I say this is because a large proportion of you reading this article believe it is perfectly acceptable to reset a printers waste ink counter and then forget about it

    Did the ink just up and walk off?

    Erm… Hello people! Resetting a couple of bits of data in a printers memory chip does not remove the ink Read more…

    Tags: eeprom, ink pad, IPR - Ink Pad Reset, ssc

  • General 02.03.2010 No Comments

    C’mon, admit it… You’ve had a printer for over 9 months now and it’s looking a little tired and scratched. The shiny exterior has lost the sparkle and there’s even a coffee cup stain on the lid. But what’s this? You’ve just seen the latest model from Canon or Epson, or whoever and wow! It’s got like an LCD screen on it, touch controls and the cartridges are cheaper than your current model…

    Usually at this point you get a sort of dream sequence of you dancing through a meadow, hand in hand with your new printer while it makes you a cup of fresh coffee and…

    POP!

    Yes, it’s a dream… A lousy pipe dream, and here’s a few reasons why that all singing, all dancing printer you saw may not be better after all

    More…

    Tags: advice, consumable, new

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