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 Throw it out , the disk that comes with the printer is out of date the minute it is made , head over to the companies website and grab the web installer if they have one or the… Read More

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Tips For Printing From An iPad – iPhone – Android Device

Most wifi printers will support the printing from an iPad or Android device but the trick is to make sure that the printer is connected to the wifi network first. When setting up the printer you need to get it to see the wifi network and connect to it. Then you need to get your computer to see the printer through the network and your router. Your iPhone or iPad will then see the printer through the network and your Android device will be able to see the printer when you have downloaded the printer companies app from the Google Play  Store. if you do not have wifi then look for a printer that has WIFI Direct then your device will connect to the printer 

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Installing Hardware – Follow The Instructions

If you have bought a new printer , it will come with a disc for installation. However , my preferred method is to go to the manufacturers site and download the latest software for the piece of hardware. Then run the software on the computer and follow the instructions. Don’t plug the hardware / printer in until the message to do so appears on the computer screen. Then follow the instructions about the ink , networking etc But remember don’t plug it in or connect to the computer until the message appears on the screen. The install software first and turn on hardware second rule applies to most pieces of computer hardware from routers to scanners. Windows 8 computers and Apple computers will however go out and get the software necessary to run the printer when you plug it in.

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