Printing Guides

How To Store Ink Cartridges (Home & Office)

Wondering how to store ink cartridges so they last longer and reduce your cost per printed page? Find out all there is to know about storing ink cartridges right here at CartridgesDirect. You may just find that you have been storing your ink cartridges incorrectly the whole time!

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By Simon Williams
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November 25, 2021

Why Is My Printer Offline?

Is your printer offline? Read through our short guide to troubleshooting the most common offline printer issues right here at CartridgesDirect. From simply switching on and off to troubleshooting your network, we'll get your printer back online in no time at all.

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By Simon Williams
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November 16, 2021

Understanding Printer Model Names, Numbers & Acronyms

Do printer models confuse you? Don't worry, you are not alone. In fact, many of our customers often ask about the naming conventions of printers and why some of them use so many acronyms and numbers. Here's a breakdown of how to understand printer model names, numbers and acronyms by our experts.

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By Simon Williams
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October 4, 2021

How To Check Printer Ink Levels (The Right Way!)

Whether you are looking at the printing unit or managing your ink levels via an app, keeping on top of your printer ink is important to ensure that there are no nasty surprises when you got to print out your documents for that important deadline. Here's how to check printer ink levels the right way!

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By Simon Williams
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September 20, 2021

Types Of Printing Paper: The Definitive Guide

No two paper types are equal. If you want the best printouts, investing in the right printing paper is the first step towards timeless prints that won't let you down. Read on as we uncover the various types of printing paper and the benefits that follow in our ultimate guide to printing paper.

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By Simon Williams
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August 13, 2021

High Yield Ink Vs Standard: Why Choose High Yield Ink?

Your printer is compatible with two different types of ink cartridges: standard size and size marked ‘XL’. The ‘XL’ alongside the cartridge model number is actually there to signify that it’s a high yield variant of your standard-sized ink cartridge. Learn the differences between the two right here.

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By Simon Williams
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August 9, 2021

Best Printer Brands (Top 6)

Finding the perfect printer starts with choosing from one of the best printer brands. Explore our list of top printer brands as we provide details on the leading print manufacturers from all corners of the globe. From HP printers to Lexmark, find out which printing manufacturer is right for you.

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By Simon Williams
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June 10, 2021

How To Improve Print Quality

There is nothing more frustrating than your printer not living up to the expectations of your creation. Discover how to improve print quality with our experts' simple tricks and printer hacks right here at CartridgesDirect. Quality printing is just one blog away!

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By Simon Williams
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May 12, 2021

Printer Maintenance Tips: Mechanical Mayhem

There is nothing more frustrating when rushing to meet your deadline to find out that your printer is malfunctioning. Avoid mechanical mayhem and keep your printing running as smoothly with our printing experts shortlist of some of the best printer maintenance tips. Now there's some peace of mind.

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By Simon Williams
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May 6, 2021

Types Of Printers: Pros, Cons, Uses & More

When you think of innovation, the printing industry might not be the first thing that comes to mind. However, that does not mean that there is not a whole heap of different types of printers for you to choose from. Explore our list of the various types of printers available within Australia today.

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By Simon Williams
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April 22, 2021

Colour Printers Vs Mono Printers: What's The Difference?

Some print for creativity while others print large documents for work. Yet, the need for a quality printer and printer ink is a key consideration for all. Discover what the difference is between colour printers vs mono printers right here as we help you decide which printer is right for your needs.

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By Simon Williams
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March 30, 2021

What Is Duplex Printing? Two Sides Are Better Than One

We are all guilty of wasting paper. By using a printer with duplex printing technology, you can save between 30-50% on paper usage and ultimately cost. This not only helps you save money but is a huge positive for the environment too. Find out all there is to know about duplex printing here.

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By Simon Williams
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March 22, 2021

Is Printer Ink Toxic? Does Ink Harm Your Skin?

Printer ink is not toxic to touch, although it goes without saying that it should not be inhaled. The same goes for toner cartridges, however, they are more dangerous when inhaled. Find out all you need to know about the toxicity of printer ink and what to do when you do spill some on your hands.

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By Simon Williams
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February 28, 2021

Which Printer Ink Is Waterproof?

To help you decide which printer to purchase (and subsequently which ink cartridges to buy), follow this easy guide to understanding which printer ink is water-resistant and what considerations you can make to avoid damaged documents in the future.

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By Simon Williams
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February 3, 2021

What HP Printers Are Compatible With Windows 10?

For first time owners of a windows 10 machine, you might be wondering what HP printers are compatible with Windows 10. Let's explore the wide range of HP printers that are compatible with your new machine.

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By Simon Williams
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January 26, 2021

What's Cheaper: Buying New Ink Or Printer?

Previously, buying a new printer with loaded cartridges was cheaper than buying ink. However, technology changes. Find out whether you should buy new ink or a new printer right here.

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By Simon Williams
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January 21, 2021

Save Money Printing: How To Reduce Printing Costs?

A dollar saved is a dollar earned. For those looking for quick ways on how to reduce printing costs, check out our comprehensive guide on how to save money printing when at the office or at home. We guarantee there are some simple steps that you've been missing to saving money.

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By Simon Williams
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July 13, 2020

WiFi vs Ethernet the Pros and Cons

Connectivity, it’s speed and quality, is a topic that many love to weigh in on. The debate of WiFi vs Ethernet has never been more relevant as the world navigates remote working, but not many realise the true pros and cons of each option.

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By Simon Williams
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June 9, 2020

What Is The Best Printer With The Cheapest Ink Cartridges

It’s not an unreasonable desire to want to find the best printer on the market that takes the cheapest ink cartridges, especially now that more of us are working from home and don’t have access to the commercial printers that are available at the office.

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By Simon Williams
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April 24, 2020