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    I must say that your service is absolutely exceptional and I have recommended your company and products to several friends today; all are serious "printer" people.I retired last year and my friends are all into, or are still working in the photo industry. Sincerely,Gerhard

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    Dear, just to let you know than i realy appreciate your costumer service.
    Thank you
    Denis

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    Just a Thank you and all the best
    Grigore

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    Ce message est simplement pour vous dire que j'ai bien reçu la commande XXXXXX et que je suis très satisfait de la rapidité de la livraison et aussi de la qualité de l'encre. C'est la première fois que j'utilise de l'encre "autre que l'originale" et pour le moment je suis très satisfait. Soyez certain que je vais vous référez à mes amis et collègues de travail et c'est certain que je vais commander à nouveau de chez vous. Merci beaucoup.
    Stéphane

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    Je veux seulement vous dire un gros merci pour la rapidité avec lequel vous avez traité ma demande et aussi pour le petit extra en papier photos,c'est très apprécié.

    Céline

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    I received my order, thank you for your great customer service..
    Judy

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    Hello:

    It is not often people write emails or letters of praise but consider this one of the rare ones!
    I must say, ordering your product was about the easiest imaginable. Coupled with the fact that it arrived here basically “next day” I am thoroughly happy. To tell you the truth, I was expecting to have to go pay full retail for one black cartridge thinking that your’s would take at least a week to arrive but I was wrong, the order arrived before I could even go out to get one!
    Congrats people, I WILL tell all my friends and neighbours about you!

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Epson WorkForce 610: Fastest Inkjet All-in-One in its Class?

 

Epson WorkForce 610 All-in-One Inkjet Printer Rivals Laser Printers in Quality and Speed

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It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s …Super …. a printer? Okay, so Epson’s WorkForce 610 (successor to the WorkForce 600) might not be faster than a speeding bullet, but according to Epson, it’s the "world’s fastest" all-in-one inkjet printer priced under $200. Boasting speeds of 38 pages per minute in black and color, the 610 is a force worth considering for home or small office use. And Epson insists the multifunction performer is more than just swift — it also offers laser-quality output.

The WorkForce 610 creates high-resolution prints, thanks to Epson’s MicroPiezo print-head technology and proprietary pigment-based, quick drying, smudge-, fade- and water-resistant inks. The WorkForce 610 comes complete with a 30-page automatic document feeder to quickly copy and scan documents up to three seconds per page and supports two-sided printing.

The all-in-one features built-in Ethernet and WiFi networking. For walk-up operation, the printer sports a 2.5-inch LCD screen that you can adjust to view the console interface and, among other tasks, print from and scan to removable memory cards.

Summary

All-in-one color inkjet printer best for home or small office looking for a fast multifunction printer capable of high-resolution prints

MSRP: $199.99

Manufacturer
Press Release

Epson WorkForce 610 All-in-One Helps Reduce Orange County Real Estate Madness

Product Page

Epson WorkForce 610 All in One Printer

Supplies

Ink Cartridges

Epson T069120 Black

Epson T069220 Cyan

Epson T069320 Magenta

Epson T069420 Yellow

Specs that matter

Release Date:
February 19, 2010

Notable Features:
WiFi, Fast printing speeds, high resolution, flatbed scanner, memory card slot

Green Features:
Energy Star, printer and cartridge recycling, low-power LED scanner with fast warm-up, RoHS compliant

Pages Per Minute:
ISO: 15 (black and white), 9.3 (color)

Resolution:
5760 x 1440

Paper Trays:
1

Paper Capacity:
100

Interface:
Ethernet, USB 2.0, WiFi

Compatibility:
Windows, Mac

Dimensions:
18.1 x 22.1 x 12

Weight:
18.3 pounds

Warranty:
Up to 2 years with registration, 1 year without

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Lexmark sues 24 cartridge makers over patents

Printer manufacturer Lexmark is suing replacement cartridge makers that it says are infringing on its patents.

The Lexington, Ky.-based company on Friday filed a patent infringement complaint with the U.S. International Trade Commission and the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio. Both suits accuse 24 companies that import replacement cartridges for Lexmark laser printers of violating 15 patents owned by Lexmark.

Both suits name the same 24 defendants. The ITC complaint–the now-standard venue for taking patent disputes against companies that import goods to the United States–asks that the defendants’ products be banned from import and sale in the States. The federal lawsuit asks for an injunction on sales of the disputed products, as well as monetary damages.

This is not the first time Lexmark has battled the aftermarket-printing industry. In 2003, Lexmark famously tried to invoke the Digital Millennium Copyright Act in an attempt to block a toner refill company from making replacement cartridges for Lexmark products.

Lexmark ultimately lost the case, but it hasn’t been alone in its fight against cartridge makers. Hewlett-Packard has been similarly protective of its patents on ink formulas, filing several lawsuits over the past few years against third-party cartridge refill makers.

Metawatch does one better than Online Printer Ink Company that Achieves 100 Fastest Growing Companies

Dreams can come true," says Keith Ramirez, President and CEO of Inkjetmadness.com, Inc. a leading online inkjet and toner cartridge retailer.

In 2003, while struggling to support his family, Keith worked 60-hour weeks and worked two jobs to manage enough funds to begin an online printer ink company. While it seemed absolutely impossible at times, he managed to let perseverance and ambition carry him through tough economic times to build what is now one of the 100 fastest growing Hispanic-owned companies in the U.S. (Hispanic Business Magazine, 2010).

"Life is about failing and succeeding … with each failure success becomes more and more obtainable," says Keith.

A Puerto Rican-run business, has now served over half a million customers throughout the U.S. and Canada. The company is now celebrating eight years in business, an A+ Better Business Bureau rating and has recently been awarded a listing in INC 5000, Hispanic Business 500 and a prestigious listing on the Hispanic Business fastest growing 100 privately held companies.

They are thriving despite a poor economy by offering consumers and business owners alike an affordable online solution for inkjet and laser toner cartridges. Their printer ink prices save the consumer up to 92% OFF the Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price (MSRP).

In a time of penny pinching and cutting corners, they invests the majority of  profit into further enhancing the customer’s experience through quality assurance tests, surveys, discount coupons and free shipping offers. Their goal is to become the most cost-effective solution to overpriced ink cartridges the Internet has to offer, and with the success they’ve had over the last few years, that goal is within reach.

Of course after reading this article, why is Metawatch posting an article about its competitors. Simple, Metawatch has always provided superior products to it customers as well throughout this same time period and we continue to provide Canadian a superior product& service with lower prices than the competition. Compare  Metawatch prices and service in Canada and we are certain you’ll be back time and time again.

Epson WorkForce 520: Fast and Cheap, but Text Quality Is Disappointing

The Epson WorkForce 520 color inkjet multifunction printer (with print, scan, copy, and fax functions) deserves credit for breaking two inkjet stereotypes. It is not slow–in fact, it’s blazing fast. Its inks are not expensive, either–they’re impressively cheap, as is the machine’s purchase price ($130 as of July 30, 2010). Unfortunately, it was unable to kick one habit, producing mediocre text quality on plain paper. Compared with the similarly priced HP Officejet 4500 Wireless All-In-One (which costs about the same), however, the WorkForce 520 is the better deal.

We found the WorkForce 520 generally easy to set up and work with. Driver setup went quickly, and the unit’s standard Wi-Fi is convenient (USB and ethernet also come standard). The two-line monochrome LCD and its interface are straightforward but feel primitive. The other controls and buttons are nicely arranged.

The WorkForce 520’s features are geared to low-volume use. It offers merely a single, 100-sheet vertical rear feeder. It has no automatic duplexing (the function is manual on the PC and nonexistent on the Mac). For scanning, it provides a 30-sheet automatic document feeder and a letter-size flatbed scanner that telescopes for thicker objects.

On the PC, the WorkForce 520 broke records, printing plain-text pages at 12.6 pages per minute and copies at 7.3 ppm. On the Mac, its 10.3-ppm text speed outpaced recent competitors nearly twofold; scanning speeds were also impressive. On both platforms, photo and graphics print speeds were average.

Small businesses live on plain paper, however, and that’s where the WorkForce 520 falls short. On plain-paper tests at the default settings, text showed fuzzy or wavy edges and random droplet splatter–typical inkjet shortcomings. When we set the driver to ‘Fine’ quality (and slower speed), the text still exhibited artefacts, but you wouldn’t be embarrassed to show it to a client. Photos also suffered on plain paper, but on Epson’s own photo paper they smoothed out considerably and had a cheery palette. Color scanning was similarly hobbled, with the results coming out foggy and slightly faded.

Other than speed, the WorkForce 520’s best attribute is its cheap ink The standard-size black costs $15.19 and lasts 550 pages–a modest 2.8 cents per page. Each color costs $11.38 and lasts 335 pages, or 3.4 cents per color, per page. The high-yield cartridges drop costs minimally to 2.4 cents for black (the 740-page cartridge costs $18.04) and 3.2 cents per color, per page (each 480-page cartridge costs $15.19). Their primary advantage is postponing the day when you must change them.

Inkjet multifunction printers that cost as little as the Epson WorkForce 520 always have trade-offs. In this model’s case, you get fast output and cheap consumables–but you lose some print quality.

Back to School Buyer’s Guide: Saving on Supplies

OK, now that it is time to get you children all set up for school and supplies making sure your inkjet printer is working, and that you have a cost effective solution is important.

First and foremost if you are still buying OEM supplies for your inkjet printer you are loosing money, and it is time to rethink how to go about saving money.

Here are three questions that every owner should consider BEFORE purchasing additional supplies:

1.  How much does it cost to purchase an entire set of replacement ink or toner? 

2. What kind of printing will I be doing and what type of paper will I need to accomplish it? 

3. Does the brand offer a low cost alternative if I purchase a certain model?  Does the manufacturer offer high capacity cartridges and what are the potential savings?

Once you’ve answered these three questions, you can start considering your options whether it is choosing a different manufacturer, an alternative form of ink, using off brand paper or perhaps using a rewards program.

We have found the most cost effective suppliers of inkjet (Third Party Products) are the Canon and Epson lines of inkjet printers that HAVE the HEADS built into the printer, and not attached as part of the inkjet cartridge. The reason being is that the replacement cartridges only contain ink and no sophisticated electronics and are therefore cheaper to manufacture and purchase. You can typically purchase their cartridges for under $5.00 e.a.  versus up to $60 for some OEM cartridges.

If your printer has the head as part of the cartridge then chances are there are no third party products available (except refurbished), and they are not nearly as reliable based on their increased complexity, and limited lifespan design.They are a lot more expensive to boot.

Once you have decided if you are going to take the plunge and purchase a new printer (Epson or Canon) then you must make sure that their are 3rd party cartridges available for the printer your are looking at purchasing.(What they are not available for all printers !) Nope, due to the competition in this marketplace the manufacturers many years back started to add electronic chips to their cartridges, to track ink usage, as well as imbed some proprietary identification code, that needs to be re-engineered by the Third parties before products become available on the market. This normally takes about 6-9 months (we have seen up to 2 years) before you’ll see products being available.

So this is one instance where buying the latest and greatest will not only cost you more, but you will not be able to tkae advantage of 3rd party cartridge products for at least 6-9 months after purchase. (There are no guarantees)

SO look for those clearance sales at the big box stores (Future Electronics, Best Buy, Costco) and take the plunge.

 

Don’t be tempted by the low price of the HP, Lexmark, Kodak or Dell inkjet, as you will pay the price for cartridges later. Look for the Canon or Epson… albeit harder to find, you’ll be happy in the end.