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My Last Straw – for the environment!

My Last Straw – for the environment!
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I had no idea plastic straws were so detrimental until reading this article. The video of a sea turtle having one removed from his nostril was heartbreaking. I won’t post it here because it’s so sad. There are alternatives to plastic straws such as paper, bamboo, glass, […]

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Which Printer is Right for You?

Which Printer is Right for You?
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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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What Color Laser Printer is Right for You?

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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

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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?

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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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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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Costco Refills Vs Ink and Toner Planet

Costco Refills Vs Ink and Toner Planet
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Let me start off by saying Costco doesn’t refill all cartridges. The easy ones, with built-in print-heads that don’t require chips to be reset are the main ones they refill. You bring your own cartridge in to be refilled. They do this quickly because they do not clean […]

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Cartridge Error? Call this number to see how to override it!

There is a default setting on the printers that many times can be overridden. We have a Product Support line that would be happy to assist you should you run into an error, at 815.431.8100 extension 2226. Happy Printing!

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Newer printer models that use the HP 950 & HP 951 cartridges

Newer printer models that use the HP 950 & HP 951 cartridges: Ink and Toner Planet is currently looking into this issue, but please be advised that early reports are showing that non recognition is occurring with ALL aftermarket replacement chips and are specifically affecting the following […]

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