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Just Say “NO!” to Firmware Upgrades

When is an upgrade not an upgrade at all? When it prevents you from enjoying the savings, service, and environmental benefits of using Ink and Toner Planet brand printer cartridges. For years, printer and cartridge manufacturers have prompted your PC or Mac to install “firmware upgrades” to […]

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Why You Should Make Your Next Inkjet Printer a Brother

Tired of getting errors from your Canon, Lexmark or Dell inkjet printer? Is your color cartridge running low too quickly? Your solution is here – the Brother J470dw. This multi-function inkjet machine offers printing, scanning, faxing and copying. But what makes it stand apart from other machines? […]

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Disabling HP’s Automatic Firmware Updates

Disabling HP’s Automatic Firmware Updates

There was an HP firmware upgrade on September 13th for a few of their inkjet printers taking the 970/971, 950/951 and 934/935 cartridges (more information on that here). Slashgear even remarked HP “snuck in” a “failure date” for third-party cartridges. Magnuson-Moss may protect consumers from companies like […]

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Which Printer is Right for You?

Which Printer is Right for You?

HP wants to lock you into their high pricing and has made it clear that their techs are working on so heavily encrypting the electronics so that it will take us years to get around it. This is why we are steering everyone clear of purchasing HP […]

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HP 61 Mystery Revealed!

In late 2014, we were informed that some refilled HP print-head cartridges were rejected by user’s printers. We have investigated and discovered that printers that use HP 61 cartridges offer a “Protected Mode”. When switched to “On” in the printer’s setting, this will permanently disable the cartridge […]

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How to Clean Your Print Heads

These days most printers have the print head built into the printer instead of the cartridge. Print heads can get clogged if the printer has not been used in awhile or a print cartridge has been run or stored empty. Clogs in print heads can cause problems […]

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What Color Laser Printer is Right for You?

PC World wrote a great article about the Dell C1760nw color laser printer, but cited it as having expensive toner. That’s where we come in! Don’t waste your money on expensive Dell toner when you can get quality Ink and Toner Planet toner at a much lower […]

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Our Best and Worst Cartridges of 2014

Ink and Toner Planet is always up front about our average 5% defect rate (compared to OEM’s 1-2%). But do you wonder which cartridges are below that defect rate and which ones are above? Here I reveal our best and worst performing printer cartridges of 2014: Our […]

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What is 5% Page Coverage?

I get asked this question a lot when discussing page yields of various cartridges. Due to the huge amount of different things we print, it is very hard to predict how many pages one cartridge will print using the 5% page coverage. Not many people know what […]

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INSTRUCTIONS FOR RESETTING BROTHER DRUM AND IMPROVING PRINT QUALITY

Don’t touch the drum cylinder or expose it to sunlight. The drum is very sensitive to light & touch, and is very easy to damage. The Brother printer counts drum rotations and shuts the drum unit down when it reaches it’s page yield at 5% coverage. If […]

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Printer Manufacturer’s Tricks to Get You to Buy from Them

Most printers that are being built these days have the print heads built into the printer instead of the cartridge. This means your printer is running regular ink cleanings, which prevents your print heads from drying up. If that happened before you could simply replace the cartridge. […]

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FREE Electronic Recycling!

Most counties give you the option to sign up for electronic recycling. After processing, you can take your items to a facility during certain hours on a designated day. Many people don’t go through the hassle and will illegally dump their electronics in a dumpster. Ink and […]

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