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How to Dispose of Printer Toner Cartridges

Posted on Tue, Sep 5, 2017

Whether you use an HP Deskjet printer or a wide format Canon printer, the printer toner is made almost entirely out of plastic. Once spent, the plastic itself is no longer of any use for you, yet simply tossing it in the trash means it will end up in a landfill. Combined with the remnants of ink within the printer tone, this is not a great recipe for a green, eco environment. That is why you need to know how to dispose of printer toner cartridges properly.

 


printer-toner-cartridgesOffice Supply Store

Your local office supply store and most likely any retail outlet that sells printers accepts ink cartridges for recycling. As more likely than not you’re not able to place it in the recycling bin at home (although check with your local recycling service provider to see if ink toner is accepted), this is a viable option. You can keep your spent cartridges in a bag until the next time you head out to the store. This way, you can take it with you without taking a special trip, just to dispose of the toner. 

Governor Business Solutions can provide complimentary recycling services, for businesses within the Southeast Michigan area. If you’re not in the Southeast Michigan area, you can visit Eart911.com and type in your location. The website will then inform you of recycling centers nearby that accept ink cartridges. This way, you’ll never need to travel far in order to recycle your ink.

 

Money Back Recycling Options

There are a handful of viable recycling options that provide money back for your time and effort. Different services including Recycle4Vets, eCycle Group and Cartridges for Kids accept your empty toner cartridges. Simply head over to one of the provided websites, enter in what you plan to recycle and the company will sent you a main-in package (postage is covered). Many of these locations also accept additional items, including cell phones and tablets, if you’re interested in recycling more than just your toner.

The services listed above are all charity services that take the money earned from your plastic recycling efforts and donate the money to a good cause (such as veteran services or for after school programs for children). If you’re interested in money back in your own pocket, companies like HP offer rebate coupons and discounts through in-store recycling services.

 

Use Refillable Cartridges

Maybe you’re just tired of having to purchase a new printer toner on the fly when your ink is gone. Constantly ordering brand new cartridges not only can be time consuming but expensive as well. Instead, there are available toner options that are refillable. You need to purchase toner specifically made for refilling, but if you do, you simply can refill the ink level whenever you run low (these OEM cartridges usually can only be refilled a few times before the plastic is just too worn down, but every little bit helps). Doing so helps you completely avoid not only discarding additional plastic but reduce the production of plastic in general, which releases carbon monoxide into the atmosphere.

 

Recycling With the Source Company

Many ink toner manufacturers also provide recycling options. Many of the companies take gently used printer toner cartridges and refit it for resale. This way, less plastic is used during manufacturing. Companies such as HP have specific programs made for the recycling of company products.

There are plenty of ways to properly dispose of printer toners. All you need to do is decide what works best for you. However you decide to go about recycling your toner, you can breathe a little easier knowing that is one less piece of heavy plastic going to the landfill. For more information on how to properly dispose of Printer Toner Cartridges, contact your printer provider. If your company is located in the Southeast Michigan area, you may also contact Governor Business Solutions, and we’ll be glad to help! Simply call 313-441-4600 for assistance. 

Canon Printer Ink Cartridges Vs. HP Printer Ink Cartridges

Posted on Thu, Aug 17, 2017

Canon printer ink cartridges and HP printer ink cartridges have own unique merits and drawbacks. Below, we delve into the strengths and weaknesses of each printer ink to help you select the one that is best for your unique needs and desires. Carefully weigh the positives and negatives of each printer ink before making a decision.


HP-ink-cartridgesIs There a Price Difference Between Canon and HP Printer Ink?

Canon multi colored printer ink cartridges typically cost between $20 and $36. HP printer ink cartridges usually run between $19 and $43. This is a wide price range yet HP printer ink is typically more costly than Canon’s. Be sure to shop around online and at brick-and-mortar stores before making a decision.

Which Printer Ink Cartridge is More Environmentally Friendly?

Neither of the printer ink manufacturers outshines the other in this category. Canon and HP printer ink cartridges are both environmentally friendly. Each of these companies provides customers with the option of recycling the ink cartridges. You can also bring both types of printer ink to electronics stores and other outlets. These stores typically have used cartridge bins where customers can drop off their ink cartridges in an attempt to preserve our increasingly fragile environment. In general, most office supply stores can refill Canon and HP printer ink. However, the quality of this ink won’t match that of the original fill.

Canon-ink-cartridgesCanon’s Fixed Head

Canon printer ink cartridges typically have the fixed head type. This means the print head is directly implemented in the printer. In contrast, disposable head ink cartridges allow for the replacing of the color of the ink on a one-by-one basis. It is worth noting that damage to the print head will spur the need for an entirely new printer.

HP’s Disposable Head

HP printer ink cartridges typically have a disposable head type. This means the print head is integrated directly into the cartridge. Once the ink’s color is used, the entire ink cartridge must be replaced even if other colors are not completely used.

Which Cartridge is More Efficient?

Though HP printer ink is typically more expensive, HP representatives are adamant its printers require less ink than Canon’s. Indeed, Canon printers use nearly two times as much ink as the typical HP printers across the same amount of pages. HP can rightfully claim that printers with distinct cartridges for every color are not more efficient than printers equipped with the tri-color cartridge variety. Canon printers use more ink primarily because of cartridge changes and system maintenance.

For more information on Canon Printer Ink Cartridges, or HP Printer Ink Cartridges, you should contact an actual printer specialists, such as Governor Business Solutions! They have professionals to give you the best advice, plus offer competitive prices!

Top 5 Reasons to Buy Printer Ink Online

Posted on Mon, Jul 31, 2017

Shopping for ink can be a hassle. You have to deal with fumbling through a giant selection of random inks at the office supply store, only to realize you don’t know your printer model off hand, or you go to the nearest store and your ink isn’t sold. Either way, you can make it easier on yourself and shop for printer ink online. Here are five reasons why you should skip the retail outlet and instead purchase your printer ink online.

 


Image result for printer ink1. Save Money

The number one reason you should start shopping for printer ink online is the amount of money you’ll save. Printer ink is almost always less expensive online than what you’ll find at the local office supply store. So whether your printer takes a single black ink cartridge or you need a half dozen different colors, you’ll save money on every sink one while shopping on the Web.

 

2. Larger Selection

With the office supply store, the selection is usually limited. In order to make provide ink for the widest selection of printers, only name brand ink is available (such as Canon and HP). However, there are quality third party ink cartridge producers that make products for your printer for less money. You often can purchase ink in bulk for an even greater reduction in price. More ink selection means a greater savings for you. So, if you’re fine with using third party ink cartridges (which often have the same performance as name brand), the larger selection of online retailers is the way to go.

 

3. Save Time

Shopping for ink cartridges is time consuming and takes you away from work or other activities. If your’e already going to the office supply store it isn’t that big of a deal, but if you need to only purchase ink, dropping everything in order to drive to the store is an extra hassle you probably don’t want to do. When shopping online, you can select your ink, fill in the shipping information and complete your order in a matter of minutes. Plus, after you’ve shopped with the online retailer before, all of your payment and shipment information will be saved to your account, allowing you to save even more time.

 

4. Know Your Printer

Printer model numbers are confusing. Especially if you have owned your printer for a few years and the hardware is no longer sold at the store. If you don’t know your model number by memory, you may not know what kind of ink to purchase while at the store. While going to the store to purchase ink is already time consuming, going to the store and forgetting what printer model number you own is even worse. When shopping online, your printer is right there, so you’ll never forget the model number again.

 

5. Auto Ordering

If you regularly use your printer for work, you probably have a good idea how long the average ink cartridge lasts you. When shopping online to buy your ink, you can set up auto ordering. This way, ink is automatically sent to you when you need it.

No matter your printer make or model, you can find your printer ink online, usually for far less and with more options. With the time and money you save, you can invest it back into your business or if you’re buying ink for the home office, slip the savings into the kid’s college fund. Whatever you decide to do with the time, energy and money you save, now is the perfect time to start shopping for printer ink online.

For more information on finding the right printer ink, Governor Business Solutions can help! We have specialists that can match your printer and ink type in seconds. Governor Business Solutions also offers competitively priced printer ink online at www.GovernorSolutions.com, where 100,000+ products are sold! To get started, call us at 313-441-4600 or visit www.GovernorSolutions.com

How to Refill Your Laser Printer Toner Cartridge

Posted on Mon, Jul 24, 2017

Constantly purchasing brand new laser printer toner cartridges can quickly become a major expense, especially in a larger business. There are a handful of “refillable” options available, but often these are either built of an inferior quality or not made for larger laser printers. However, it is possible to refill your laser printer toner cartridge yourself. Refilling your cartridge can save hundreds of dollars over the purchase of new cartridges, and while you can’t indefinitely refill a single cartridge over and over (it will eventually wear down), even refilling the cartridge once can prove financially beneficial. Here are tips in how to refill your laser printer toner cartridge

 

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How Companies Benefit From Managed Print Services

Posted on Mon, Jul 17, 2017

The typical business loses track of its printing activities. Some do not even track their printing costs as they are busy and unconvinced a significant amount of money can be saved by altering their approach. The truth is that managed print services really can significantly reduce printing costs, improve continuity and boost workflow. There are all sorts of other benefits to managed print services that will save your organization plenty of time and money.

 

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3 Signs You Need Managed Print Services

Posted on Tue, Jun 20, 2017

Managed print services has grown in popularity over the last several years. As your business grows, you’ll begin to experience an increase in production costs. This takes money away from other avenues within your company. Over time, as you look at your printing expenses, there is a good chance you can benefit from the shift of managed print services. In fact, here are three signs you need managed print services for your business.

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How Managed Print Services Helps Reduce Costs

Posted on Mon, Jun 12, 2017

Reducing company overhead gives you more money to invest in other areas of the business. One available option for reducing the cost of running your business while not cutting the quality of your products and services is managed print services. With the help of managed print services, you’ll identify key areas of how your business uses the printer, which uncovers ways of reducing usage costs while boosting productivity. All of this goes a long way in helping your company reduce costs.

 

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What to know when buying a large format printer

Posted on Mon, Jun 5, 2017

Owning a large format printer is a great way to product poster sized documents in house. This saves money over going down to the local print shop to produce the larger sized material. Most large format printers share many of the same features as a standard desktop printer, only the large format design allows for a greater array of production size. However, not all large format printers are the same or created equal. Before buying a large format printer, here are a few bits of information you need to keep in mind. 

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Should you lease your Large Format Printers?

Posted on Mon, May 22, 2017

Image result for buy or leaseA large format printer is an excellent investment for the office. It makes it possible to produce posters, in store advertisements and other displays you’d normally have to purchase through a local printing company. Large format printers are also an added expense to the bottom line of your business. It is a one time expense that may prove to be too costly, despite the potential investment. Instead, you may want to lease your large format printers. You just need to decide which option is best for you.

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3 Mistakes to Avoid when Buying a Large Format Printer

Posted on Mon, May 1, 2017

Wide format printersBuying a large format printer can be an excellent investment for your business. By reducing the amount of money you have to spend at local print shops, you may end up paying back the cost of buying a large format printer in a few short years. With that said, many individuals and business owners make mistakes when buying such a printer. If you are on the market for a large format printer, keep these common mistakes in mind. It will help you find a device that fits for your budget, your company needs and the space you have available. 

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