Lets Talk About Printers

I am always asked about printers and most would know I am a big rap for Epson printers  as they deliver great performance for the cost. However lets look at some common questions I am asked: What will be the cost of printing per page and why is that important ? The cost per page is relative to the cost of the printer – the higher the price of the printer the price per page decreases – cheap printers can be astronomical in price per page– look for printers with ink bottles now such as the Epson Ecotank printers. What should I do with the disk that comes with the printer ? Throw it out , the disk that comes with the printer is out of date the minute it is made , head over to the companies website and grab the web installer if they have one or the full package of software and follow the instructions onscreen. Installing in Windows 10 – should be automatic – Apple computers automatic Connect your printer to wifi Wifi – connect it to the router through the wifi / network settings usually on a panel on the front of your printer.This means… Read More

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Epson EcoTank ET4550 Printer Review And A Chance To Win An Eco Tank Printer

I have had an Epson EcoTank ET4550 for a while now and it is a great printer  One of the things that people loath with printers is the constant buying of ink and while Epson have shown with their printers that they have been amongst the most economical with their Precision Core range of printers they have taken it further with the EcoTank range. The EcoTank range come with bottles of ink that you fill the ink holders on the side of the printer and with the EcoTank ET4550 I now have 2 years worth of ink. The ink bottles do not drip and when filling the tanks it is an easy job. That means you can print up to 11,000 pages in black and 8,500 pages in colour ( depending on use and what you print) Pages are crisp and clear which is a hallmark of Epson printers. Installation is straightforward on both Windows and Mac and for the Mac you should go to the Epson website and download the latest drivers including the Epson Scan package. Follow the instructions on the LED screen when installing and turning on for the first time. The Epson EcoTank ET4550 is wifi… Read More

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Downloading Software – Be Careful Where You Get It From

When you need software for your computer or a device for your computer eg:printer , where do you get it from ? You need to use the manufacturers / makers site. For example if I need anything from Microsoft , patches , drivers , software I go to Microsoft. if I need drivers for an Epson printer i go to Epson. What I DO NOT DO is go to a 3rd party site through a Google search such as Cnet download.com where software i may download will install 3rd party toolbars etc to my computer. These are called wrappers , so when you download drivers etc you also get a swag of other software (toolbars , browser extensions ) that will need to be removed as in the installation process you will have to agree to install these to get the drivers you require.  

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