New to O-ink – MICR Laser Cartridges

August 26, 2010

While we are still adding them to our website, we at O-ink are happy to announce that we are offering MICR laser cartridges.

We are offering both the Troy branded cartridges as well as some replacement MICR Cartridges.

Here is the Link

Why use Troy branded MICR Cartridges?

As a Gold Solutions Partner to HP, TROY is the only company in the world authorized by HP to enhance HP printers and consumables for use in secure printing workflows. Only TROY MICR and Security printers and HP compatible MICR Toner cartridges are certified by HP for quality and reliability.  TROY is the largest independent manufacturer of MICR toner in North America and has been a leading provider of MICR (magnetic ink character recognition) check printing solutions since 1971.  TROY specialty toners are uniquely formulated for peak performance. TROY’s meticulous quality control and continuous testing processes ensure unparalleled toner adhesion and image quality. TROY Develops and manufactures and complete line of Desktop MICR toner and HP-based security toners for both MICR and Standard printing applications (patented).

So if you are printing checks in house and use MICR Cartridges, you can now get them at O-ink.

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New Products Available

April 1, 2010

We at O-ink are happy to announce that we have added 11 new replacement cartridges to growing list of inkjet and laser cartridges we offer.

  1. HP 60 Series Replacements: We now have both the standard and XL versions of both the cartridges available.
  2. HP 901 Series Replacements: We now have both the standard and XL black cartridges along with the color cartridge available.
  3. Brother LC61 Replacements:  All four colors are available.  These are not generic/third party cartridges, these are empty Brother cartridges that have been cleaned, inspected, and filled.

All of our cartridges are filled the the full weight of the OEM’s cartridges and carry our one year guarantee.  If you have any questions or need to place an order just look us up at www.oinkinkstore.com


HP 02 and 02XL versus O-ink HP 02XL Replacement

August 31, 2009

The HP 02 cartridges were a nice change for HP in the last few years.  They decided to go to a single color cartridge system designed for photos.  Using Dye based ink to get the best photos (I know this is up for debate) instead of a Pigment Black and Dye colors.

We often get people asking about our cartridges and why we are around the same price as HP.  Couple reasons.  1. The chip needs to get replaced after ever fill.  2.  The amount of ink we put in is much more than HP.

Recently HP has came out with HP 02XL cartridges, which you can only find as Sam’s Club in the 5 packs, that claim a 50% increase.  So the question is, how much more ink does HP put into the cartridges?

HP 02 Black – Official HP 10ml – XL 15ml

HP 02 Cyan and Magenta – Official HP 4ml – XL 6ml

HP 02 Yellow – Official HP 6 ml – XL 9ml

HP 02 Photo Cyan and Photo Magenta – Official HP 5.5ml – XL 8.25ml

Here are the prices for the XL’s, each color is $13.15 and the Black is $24.44 (Based off from a 48858 zip code).  The Standard HP’s Black is 19.99 and the Color is 10.99.  Now for O-ink

O-ink HP 02 Replacement Black – 30ml – 17.99

O-ink HP 02 Replacement Color – Each – 10ml – 9.99

Average Cost per ML is the following

Black – O-ink $0.60 – HP Standard $2.00 – HP XL $1.63

Cyan and Magenta – O-ink $1.00 – HP Standard $2.74 – HP XL $2.19

Yellow- O-ink $1.00 – HP Standard $1.83 – HP XL $1.46

Photo Cyan/Magenta- O-ink $1.00 – HP Standard $2.00 – HP XL $1.59

The numbers speak for themselves I believe.  Link for the O-ink HP 02XL Replacement 6 pack is here.


HP Security Risk on Lasejet Printers

February 10, 2009

A great article from samedayinkjet.wordpress.com on the latest HP network risk on Laserjet printers.

Here is the link.


One last Price Increase for the Year

December 31, 2008

2008 might as well be called the “Year of Price Increases.”  Nearly all the major printer manuafacture’s raised the prices of their consumables (I believe Epson is the only company who hasn’t.).  In face, one of my most popular articles in this blog deals with the HP price increase.

Well, it all leads back to HP again.  I just received information that on Jan. 1st, 2009, HP will be increase the prices of their supplies (Printer cartridges and such) by an average of 5% due to “economic conditions”.  Who cares that they do remain profitable for the entire year and still make lots of money and the rest of us are struggling .

So Happy New Years, you now have to pay more for that printer cartridge, unless you go to our site oinkinkstore.com or our sister site samedayinkjet.com


Shame on you HP Phone support

December 30, 2008

One of my personal biggest complaints against people and companies is when they do not admit they screwed up and then make it right with you. It doesn’t matter if it is a friend, or employee. If you screw up, admit it.

Just had a customer come in asking for the HP 74XL Replacement Black cartridge. He liked our price and bought it. Then proceeds to tell me how HP screwed him. He purchased this printer over the phone and decided (with some salesperson help) to get some extra cartridges. He didn’t have any reason to open the extra cartridges til last week. Upon opening the black cartridge, it is a 564 cartridge, NOT the 74 that he needs. So he calls HP, thinking since they have his money, maybe they will swap the wrong cartridges out. WRONG. Instead he finds out that since it has been more than 21 days since he bought the cartridges, there is nothing, I repeat, NOTHING they will do for him.

Come on HP, don’t you make enough money that you can surely swap out the cartridges for the guy. Heck, if I sold the customer the wrong cartridge or they told me the wrong cartridge, I give them almost a year to return it.


Wireless Network Setup for HP OfficeJet Pro L7780

November 24, 2008

I have set up countless printers, however, I have never set up one wirelessly.  We just received it on Thursday the  20th, and on Saturday, that was my job.  Putting it together and installing the drivers on the local computer was a snap.  Then I thought, ‘hey it has wireless, I have a wireless network and Macbook.

Step one – Remembering my WPA key.  Finally got it thanks to my Macbook.

Once that was done I thought I was set, followed the simple instructions on the screen and then, NOTHING.  What happened, it froze.  Hmm, time for HP’s website.  Problem was easy enough to solve, just need to make the IP address from automatic to manual.  The problem is you can only do that through the printer, and of course it is still froze.  Unplug and restart a few times and I finally got it, only to no avail.

So I had to break down, and call HP Tech support.  I must say that was the easiest call I have made, the guy on the other end was friendly and easy to talk to.  After 3 minutes, I found out I needed to update the firmware.  He stayed on the phone with me the entire time til I printed out the test page.  Thanks.

So to review if you have the HP OfficeJet Pro L7780 and try to do the wireless networking and the printer freezes on you, do the following:

  1. Restart it and turn off the wireless radio (it might take a few times)
  2. Download the firmware update for the printer and then flash it.
  3. Restart the printer when everything is said and done, and create your wireless network.

UPDATE – At the time I did not have the link for the downloads.  Here is the page for the Windows XP Drivers and software for the L7780.