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.

HP Security Risk on Lasejet Printers

February 10, 2009

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

Here is the link.

The Unseen Business Security Risk

September 24, 2008

Look around any business and what do you see that are security risk?

Computer – It can be.

Printer – Rare but possible.

Employees – They can be.

Fax Machine – Yes it can be.

While most business are going away from faxes, quite a few still use them for everyday business.  Sending and receiving orders, sending information to a client, the list can go on, but the fact remains it can be a big security risk.

The reason why, is mainly due to one reason, Fax Film.  That waxy based film doesn’t seem like much, but in the wrong hands it can be powerful.  The problem of fax film is that it records an image as you receive a fax.  So that page you get with the information on it, if you have a fax film instead of ink or toner, there is a second copy in the machine.

Just going through a businesses trash can provide much information.  I showed one of our customers their fax film after use.  I was telling them what was ordered, who signed for it, all the details, just by unravelling it a little bit.  So what can you do?

  1. Get rid of the machine.  If you need a fax, get an inkjet or laser based one.
  2. If you can not replace it, burn the film.  You can not get an image or copy from ashes.