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The Printing Press - Obsolete Printing Methods

In more than a thousand years of printing technologies, it’s inevitable that there would be a few mistakes.

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By Simon Williams
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November 14, 2018

Ink About It - The Lifecycle of a Printer Cartridge

From production to destruction, the typical lifecycle of an ink cartridge is an interesting one. With twists and turns of recycling and reuse, an ink cartridge can live many different lives.

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By Simon Williams
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November 13, 2018

Break (Down) the (Re) Cycle - The Hazy Future of Pollution

The world is slow to change. As little as 100 years ago, women weren’t allowed to vote, and the first big steps towards stopping global pollution only began to be taken in the 1960s.

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By Simon Williams
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November 12, 2018

Pollution Problems - Australia’s Major Challenges

It’s no secret that our environment is deteriorating around us. The parlous state of climate change and global warming isn’t news anymore, but they’re still far from priorities, at least according to government policy.

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By Simon Williams
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October 16, 2018

Long Live Loop Recycling

While many of the most sustainably-minded among us have heard the mantra “reduce, reuse, recycle”, concepts of closed-loop recycling and open-loop recycling still elude common knowledge.

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By Simon Williams
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October 12, 2018

Ink-Capabilities - What is Page Yield and Why Does it Matter?

When buying a printer, or replacement printer ink cartridges, there are a lot of factors to consider. Whether you print mostly photos or dense text documents, you can expect a different page yield according to the brand and the type of ink cartridges.

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By Simon Williams
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October 10, 2018

LET YOUR KIDS PRINT A CRAFTY HOLIDAY

It’s school holidays again and time for the age old question, “How do I keep the kids occupied with something other than screen time?”

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By Simon Williams
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September 21, 2018

Printing Around the World in 90 Seconds

People need printers, even in space, but on the International Space Station (ISS), not just any printer will do. NASA has a specific set of requirements in order to avoid problems that just aren’t considered here on Earth: the printer has to function in zero gravity, especially in terms of paper...

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By Simon Williams
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September 20, 2018

The Circle of Ink - Closing the Loop on Cartridge Recycling

There is a slowly spinning vortex of rubbish caught in the currents of the Great Pacific Ocean. The waste that has been discarded throughout the centuries of human technological development has created a problem that will take billions of dollars and many years to solve.

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By Simon Williams
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September 18, 2018

Why Australia Has A Recycling Problem And What Can Be Done About It

Australia was once very proud of its recycling program, and our nation was considered a global leader in sustainability. In fact, in 2014 we were ranked 17th in the world and first in non-European nations, according to the Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD).

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By Simon Williams
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August 29, 2018