Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Toner Cartridge Depot blog updated

Well, two more post on official TCD blog. The first tells about how inkjet printing technology is adopted into creating more efficient microchips and large-size displays. The other is about how a TV can be used to enhance the capabilities of the inkjet printer -- a new device from Epson and Philips.

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Study Finds Consumers Overpay For Printer Ink Tremendously

If you've been following our blog, or if you simply own an inkjet printer, you should be aware of how costly ink cartridges are. You can find how much we overpay for printer ink the answer in the new article on TCD blog. Regretfully, inks are still more expensive than toner in terms of pages printed per cartridge.

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

History of Inkjet Printers

On the TCD official blog I posted the first part of a big article on history of inkjet printers:

In the early 1980s, introduction of the laser printer met that need. By eliminating the need for physical impact against a ribbon, laser printers achieved much higher speeds and were able to work in almost silence. As personal computers grew popular during the 1980s, laser printers became the only acceptable choice for “letter-quality” printing, regardless the cost of several thousand dollars.

However, the laser printer’s reign was eventually overtaken by a technology developed at the Hewlett-Packard. HP, along with Epson and Canon, can claim a substantial share of credit for the development of the modern inkjet, and we will consider the history of inkjets from the HP’s point of view.

Funny thing is, HP’s invention was not originally intended for personal computers, since when the project began in the late 1970s, there were no such things. Instead, HP was looking for a new printing mechanism for portable, battery-powered calculators, its most profitable consumer product.
As a responsible author, I did a research on the topic, from which a learned a lot of interesting facts about how inkjet technology as we know it came to existence.