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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.
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    Denis

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    Just a Thank you and all the best
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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.

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    I received my order, thank you for your great customer service..
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    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!
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International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) Funding

Canada has been a partner of International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) continuously since the 1960s, regardless of the political party in power, and this includes the current Government. IPPF’s funding agreement with Canada ended on December 31, 2009.

IPPF submitted a proposal to the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) to renew its contract for funding in June 2009. To-date, IPPF has yet to receive an indication of whether its funding agreement will be renewed.

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This petition is to ask the Conservative Government of Canada to amend its existing policy of not funding this organization.

This petition will be provided to them the day before the current Federal Election of 2011.

 

Please sign the Petition

Maundy Thursday

What is it ?

Maundy Thursday is the common name for Holy Thursday and marks the beginning of the three day celebrating of Easter.

Ok so what does this have to do with Inkjet Canada supplies ?

In Westminster Abbey, where in eight days time Prince William will wed fiancee Kate Middleton, the Queen presented the elderly with a token of gratitude – Maundy money.

The practice of distributing ”alms” to the needy or worthy on the Thursday of Holy Week dates back centuries and is an important annual event in the Queen’s calendar.

Metawatch is pleased to provide a rebate to anyone purchasing in excess of $50 (before taxes & shipping) of Inkjet Compatible supplies with (Maundy Money) a rebate of 5% for the next 3 days.

Just enter the coupon code of MW5Off.

Happy shopping…at Metawatch Inkjet Supplies

Finch Paper announces new inkjet web paper specific for dye-based systems

Glens Falls, NY – Finch Paper today debuts Finch dyeJet for precision printing on dye-based inkjet systems, making the announcement in concert with the unveiling of its comprehensive digital paper program. Finch dyeJet completes the digital paper product line that already includes Finch Fine iD for HP Indigo (liquid toner) presses, and the already highly-acclaimed Finch Inkjet Pi for pigmented inkjet systems.
The Finch dyeJet revolution
Paper manufacturers have long been challenged with drying issues associated with dye-based inks in the burgeoning high speed inkjet segment.  Finch has solved the issue with a specially–engineered paper formulation including a surface treatment to maximize ink density and absorption, resulting in instantaneous drying at speeds as high as 750 ft./m.
Finch dyeJet’s smooth surface provides brilliant full color, CMYK digital printing.  It delivers better print densities for improved response rates, and fast-drying for increased production rates. Finch dyeJet features the stability and strength necessary for downstream perforating, folding and inserting applications.
Most commercial inkjet presses that incorporate dye-based inks are best matched with Finch dyeJet. These include, but are not limited to: Screen Truepress Jet520, InfoPrint 5000, Kodak Versamark, Océ JetStream 2200 and 3300.
Phil Hart, Finch Paper Director of Product Marketing, says, "Finch is proud to continue to serve the needs of the expanding digital printing marketplace. After the introduction of Finch Inkjet Pi last fall, our growing R&D team has again produced a superior uncoated substrate, this time balancing its focus on dye-based applications."
Finch dyeJet Specifications
– 94 brightness
– Diamond White shade
– Super smooth (100 sheffield)
– Excellent opacity
– SFI-certified
– Elemental chlorine-free
– Archival and acid-free
Finch created Finch dyeJet to give printers the ability to deliver better color with lower total costs for print-on-demand books, transpromo printing, and direct mail.
Availability
Finch dyeJet is commercially available in 24 lb./60 lb. text, 28 lb./70 lb. text, and 32 lb./80 lb. text. Finch offers a variety of roll sizes and custom solutions to fit specific application and print engine needs. Finch dyeJet is also available with up to 30% post-consumer recycled fiber and FSC certification.

Turbo Tax Time

Well here we go again with our annual taxes.

Here is what Google has to say

It’s tough to argue with Ben’s point, but as it turns out, a spike in searches around the two most significant events of tax season in the U.S.—the availability of W-2 forms and the due-date for federal tax returns—are pretty dependable as well, as search volume increases in January/beginning of February and in early April. Like other years, users have been looking for info on the process, places to turn for help, and service providers to get their taxes done. As expected, in the “Accounting & Tax” category, the fastest rising searches since mid-January include both commercial terms like [TurboTax] and [H&R Block] and government-specific terms like [IRS forms] and [1040 instructions].

 

Why is an inkjet company talking about taxes…..

Well just as searches are up so is printing…The average tax return in Canada is over 20 pages long, and there tends to be a lot of printing going in these days.

Live in Quebec….You can double those figures….

Fortunately Metawatch has a sale on at this time for its products so, if your printer is acting up these days, and you can hear it calling out for ink…Here is the place to shop.

 

Metawatch Inkjet Supplies

Inkjet printers may be the future of solar cells

The next generation of cheaper, thinner and better solar cells could come courtesy of a technology found right in our homes and offices: inkjet printers.

As their name implies, inkjet printers squirt ink onto a material, such as a paper document or the silicon of a solar cell. The well-controlled, contactless deposition of inkjetting should make possible solar cells that are half as thick, yet more efficient at, soaking up the sun’s rays than today’s industry standard.

"Inkjet is very good at putting down patterned material – anything that has a specific layout," said Maikel van Hest, a senior scientist at the National Center for Photovoltaics at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in Golden, Colo.

Such precision allows for the placement of thinner metallic grids on silicon solar cells that serve as collectors of sun-generated electricity. These silver "finger" strips crisscrossing solar cells measure in the 100- to 120-micrometer — or micron — range, whereas inkjet-deposited lines can be as narrow as 50 or even 20 microns, van Hest said.

The thinner contacts expose more of a solar cell’s silicon to sunlight, which translates into more electricity generation. "(These lines) mean less shadows and more light onto the solar cell," said van Hest.

Using smaller portions of the expensive, electricity-capturing contact material — silver, a precious metal, being the most common — dovetails into lower overall unit costs as well.

Plus, the silver inks used in inkjets are more conductive than the pastes applied to solar cells nowadays, resulting in more efficient harvesting of electricity.

Delicate patterning
Yet another major bonus for inkjet technology is that it is contactless – the printer apparatus itself never touches the brittle silicon wafer.

Conventional silicon solar cell manufacturing has relied on a comparatively rougher technique called screen printing – the same sort often used for making T-shirt designs, for example – since its early days in the 1970s.

With screen printing, fragility becomes a real issue for silicon wafers around 100 microns or less in height, van Hest said.

Whither inkjet?
Given these benefits, it’s surprising that inkjet printing in solar cell manufacturing has yet to be deployed commercially. But significant hurdles remain — some inherent to the technology, and others as a result of the evolution of the photovoltaic industry.

For starters, shifting to inkjet printing from screen printing will require retrofitting existing solar cell production facilities, and inkjet printing remains the more expensive process up front.

"Inkjet (printing) is always going to be more expensive than screen printing," van Hest said, "but because you use less material and get more efficiency from the solar cell, you can gain a cost advantage."

Solar panel manufacturers typically offer a 30-year warranty for their products, and for now the jury is still out on how inkjet-made components might hold up in the long run. Van Hest said NREL is doing accelerated field testing to see if there is a difference between tried-and-true manufacturing and the inkjet approach.

"Companies don’t want to risk their money going into a new technology and run into problems in the future," said van Hest.

A bright tomorrow
The continuing surge of solar cells — which as a means of electricity generation grew a hundredfold last decade, according to a 2010 report by the Renewable Energy Policy Network for the 21st Century — might start changing some industry minds, however.

Slashing the amount of silicon and silver needed per solar cell is among the most direct ways of lowering the dollar per kilowatt-hour of produced power – a shared goal of the maturing solar sector.

"Inkjet will become interesting if (silicon) wafer thicknesses go below 50 microns, versus 150 microns today for 100 percent of the market, because non-touch processes will be required," said Conrad Burke, the CEO of Innovalight, a California-based company that has developed an inkjetable ink currently used by screen printers.

Van Hest believes inkjet’s adoption will happen alongside many other emerging photovoltaic technologies, such as thin-film solar cells, and numerous other manufacturing techniques.

Epson Announces the World’s Fastest Automatic Double-Sided Printing Solutions for Small Offices

January 05, 2011

Epson WorkForce 840 Delivers the World’s Fastest Automatic Double-Sided Print Speeds, 500-Sheet Input Capacity and Extra-High Capacity Ink Cartridges for Increased Productivity

LONG BEACH, Calif. – Jan. 5, 2011 Epson America, Inc., a leading provider of superior performing printing solutions, today introduced the Epson WorkForce® 840 all-in-one and the Epson WorkForce 60 printer, the World’s fastest automatic double-sided printing1 solutions for  high print volume small offices and micro businesses*.

Epson’s Premier High Productivity All-in-One Printer for the Busy Small Office


The WorkForce 840 is the ideal printing solution for high print volume, multi-tasking environments that require maximum speed and flexibility.  It provides businesses with high performance and productivity features including blazingly fast single- and double-sided print speeds – 15 ISO ppm black and 9.3 ISO ppm color single-sided; 7.4 ISO ppm black and 5.4 ISO ppm color two-sided2.  The WorkForce 840 also includes a 500-sheet input capacity to load a full ream of paper, and ships with Extra-High Capacity ink cartridges capable of printing up to 1,000 sheets.

The WorkForce 840 offers a smart, easy-to-use 7.8” touch control panel with a large 3.5” high resolution color LCD to quickly access all printer functions, a built-in two-sided 30-page Automatic Document Feeder to copy, scan and fax two-sided documents, and built-in memory card slots and USB drive port.  Engineered for space efficiency, its industrial design is 32 percent smaller than the leading competitor.

Several WorkForce 840 features provide business users with environmental and cost-saving benefits, including:

  • Auto duplex scanning, copying and printing – saves up to 50 percent of paper supply
  • Scan-to-PDF, -PC and -email – for archiving documents and images digitally
  • Printing or copying multiple pages on one sheet – saves up to 75 percent of paper supply
  • Uses up to 70 percent less power than laser printers3, saving energy and money

“The WorkForce 840 and Workforce 60 models were developed with the business user in mind, and expands Epson’s already robust line of business ink jet printers and all-in-ones,” said Rodrigo Catalan, product manager, Business Ink Jets, Epson America, Inc.  “We understand that small and home-based offices with high print volume needs require a fast, reliable, and easy-to-operate printing solution that is cost-effective and produces top-quality output, and these models deliver on all fronts.”

Built for Business – Epson WorkForce 60 Printer


The WorkForce 60 delivers fast single- and double-sided print speeds – 15 ISO ppm black and 7.1 ISO ppm color single-sided; 7.4 ISO ppm black and 4.7 ISO ppm color two-sided2 – to help keep businesses running at full speed.  Packaged in a sleek industrial design, it also includes a 250-sheet input capacity, and provides a reliable solution to small business owners that require professional looking prints in high volume.

Additional Features of the WorkForce 840 and 60:

  • Built-in Wi-Fi® n4 and Ethernet compatible for network printing with the latest routers available
  • Epson exclusive instant-dry DURABrite® Ultra inks for fade6, smudge- and water7-resistant prints
  • Direct printing from mobile devices5
  • Individual ink cartridges for replacing only the color that is needed
  • Instant-drying inks to immediately touch laser quality documents and photos
  • ENERGY STAR® qualified and RoHS compliant to help preserve the environment
  • Designed to be recycled8
  • Epson MicroPiezo® print head technology with smart nozzles delivers ink droplets in as many as three sizes, some as small as three picoliters, delivering sharp, laser-like quality text while optimizing print speeds

Pricing and Availability


The Epson WorkForce 840 ($299.99**), will be available in January through major computer, office and electronic superstores, a variety of retail stores nationwide, mail order, PC manufacturers, the Internet, and the Epson Store, www.epsonstore.com. The Epson WorkForce 60 ($129.99**) will be available in January through the Internet and Epson’s own retail site.  For more information, please visit www.epson.com.

About Epson America, Inc.


Epson is a global imaging and innovation leader dedicated to exceeding the vision of customers worldwide through its compact, energy-saving, high-precision technologies, with a wide lineup ranging from printers and 3LCD projectors for business and the home, to electronic and crystal devices. Led by the Japan-based Seiko Epson Corporation, the Epson Group comprises nearly 80,000 employees in 102 companies around the world. Epson is proud of its ongoing contributions to the global environment and the communities in which it operates and has been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index, an indicator for leading companies in economic, environmental and social criteria, for the third year in a row. Epson America, Inc. based in Long Beach, Calif. is Epson’s regional headquarters for the U.S., Canada, and Latin America. To learn more about Epson, please visit: www.Epson.com. You may also connect with Epson America on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/EpsonAmerica), Twitter (http://twitter.com/EpsonAmerica) and YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/EpsonTV).

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Specifications are subject to change without notice. Epson and MicroPiezo are registered trademarks and Epson Exceed Your Vision is a registered logomark of Seiko Epson Corporation. WorkForce and DURABrite are registered trademarks of Epson America, Inc.  All other product and brand names are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of their respective companies.  Epson disclaims any and all rights in these marks.

1Fastest in its class; printing black text in default, single-side mode, in accordance with ISO/IEC 24734.  Compared to ink jet all-in-ones priced $199.99 or as of August 2010 based on manufacturers rated ISO speeds or independent testing.

2ISO ppm is based on the new international standard for measuring print speed.  Black and color print speeds are determined in default, single-side mode in accordance with ISO/IEC 24734. Actual print times will vary based on system configuration, software, and page complexity. See http://www.epson.com/printspeed for details, including complete ISO reports.

3Compared to the best selling monochrome and color multifunction laser printers available for $499 or less as of January 1, 2009. Actual power savings will vary by product model and usage.

4Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n certified; level of performance subject to the range of the router being used. Visit http://www.wi-fi.org/files/11nbasics_glossary.pdf for more information.

5For more information about mobile printing, visit http://www.epson.com/mobileprinting


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Display permanence based on accelerated testing of prints displayed under glass in indoor display conditions; album permanence based on accelerated testing of prints in dark storage conditions. Actual print stability will vary according to media, printed image, display conditions, light intensity, temperature, humidity and atmospheric conditions. Epson does not guarantee the longevity of prints. For maximum print life, display all prints under glass or UV filter or properly store them.

7Water resistance on Epson Glossy Papers, Epson Matte Papers and plain papers, when using genuine Epson inks.

8See our website for convenient and reasonable recycling options at www.epson.com/recycle.

*Businesses with up to 10 employees

**Estimated street price

HP uses ‘e-credits’ to settle suit over premature ink depletion

A California federal court has preliminarily approved Hewlett-Packard Co.’s proposal to give consumers $5 million in coupons redeemable at its online store to settle several class-action lawsuits alleging that its inkjet printers prematurely depleted or disabled their ink cartridges.

The lawsuits, filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, allege violations of state consumer protection statutes, breach of warranty and unjust enrichment. Each of the plaintiffs sought to lead a nationwide class of HP printer users going as far back as 2001.

The suits claim that HP’s inkjet printers, faxes and copiers are programmed to force customers to prematurely buy new ink cartridges. The machines either forcibly deplete the cartridges’ ink supply or deactivate the cartridges before their ink has run out, the plaintiffs say.

Further, the suits say, the devices would often refuse to function at all, even when attempting to perform actions like faxing or scanning that do not require ink, until the cartridge was replaced.

As part of the settlement, HP has agreed to change the “low on ink” message to say that ink level messages are estimates only. The messages will also say the cartridge may be used until the print quality becomes unacceptable.

HP will also clearly disclose how to disable “under printing,” or printing black text with color ink or a combination of black and color ink. Users will be able to, for example, select a “black print cartridge only” mode.

The company will also clearly disclose the expiration date for ink cartridges and will state why expiration dates are used.

Further, HP will set aside $5 million to provide credits worth $2 to $6 redeemable at its website. The credits will be redeemable for the purchase of printers and printer supplies. Class counsel will receive $2.9 million in attorney fees.

The settlement is subject to final court approval. A hearing is scheduled for Jan. 28.

The plaintiffs were represented by Justin T. Berger of Cotchett, Pitre & McCarthy in Burlingame, Calif.

Defense counsel was Peter Sullivan of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher in Los Angeles.

In re HP InkJet Printer Litigation, No. 05-CV-03580-JF, order preliminarily approving settlement entered (N.D. Cal., San Jose Div. Oct. 1, 2010).

Memjet

Memjet, Breakthrough Printer Technology

 

See the Future of Printing at CES 2011

You’re invited to join us at the exclusive Memjet CES Sky Suite at Aria Resort in beautiful City Center on the Las Vegas Strip. Witness remarkable color printing technologies at work with blazing speeds (60 pages per minute) to produce true 1600 dpi color. This is the first time anywhere you can see Memjet technologies for Home & Office, Labels, Wide Format and Photo Retail in one place.
THE REVOLUTION STARTS HERE.
Escape from the noise, crowds, and long lines. Book your time today. Limited slots are available through this special invitation. We’re providing demos January 6 through January 8. Door-to-door Memjet courtesy ground transportation is available from the Las Vegas Convention Center and Venetian.
If you’re not attending CES, but are interested in becoming a Memjet partner, we invite you to apply online. If you’re interested in press or industry analyst opportunities with Memjet at CES, please let us know.
Short of seeing the real thing, you can catch real-time videos of Memjet color printing technology on our website. We’ve been busy in 2010 as we commercialize these breakthrough technologies. Memjet is on pace to be awarded more printing technology patents this year than any other printer manufacturer. It takes a lot to change status quo and revolutionize an industry.
SEEING IS BELIEVING. YOU’LL BE AMAZED AT WHAT WE HAVE WAITING FOR YOU.

Visit our site

 
 

 
 

To RSVP: Please send an email to us at info@memjet.com
We’ll be following up with Suite demo requests the final week of December.
On behalf of the Memjet team, thanks in advance for your interest. We hope to meet you in Las Vegas!

Cordially,

Jeff Bean
Director, Branding & Communications
Memjet
10920 Via Frontera
Suite 120
San Diego, CA 92127

 

HP uses ‘e-credits’ to settle suit over premature ink depletion

HP uses ‘e-credits’ to settle suit over premature ink depletion

12/10/2010

A California federal court has preliminarily approved Hewlett-Packard Co.’s proposal to give consumers $5 million in coupons redeemable at its online store to settle several class-action lawsuits alleging that its inkjet printers prematurely depleted or disabled their ink cartridges.

The lawsuits, filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, allege violations of state consumer protection statutes, breach of warranty and unjust enrichment. Each of the plaintiffs sought to lead a nationwide class of HP printer users going as far back as 2001.

The suits claim that HP’s inkjet printers, faxes and copiers are programmed to force customers to prematurely buy new ink cartridges. The machines either forcibly deplete the cartridges’ ink supply or deactivate the cartridges before their ink has run out, the plaintiffs say.

Further, the suits say, the devices would often refuse to function at all, even when attempting to perform actions like faxing or scanning that do not require ink, until the cartridge was replaced.

As part of the settlement, HP has agreed to change the “low on ink” message to say that ink level messages are estimates only. The messages will also say the cartridge may be used until the print quality becomes unacceptable.

HP will also clearly disclose how to disable “underprinting,” or printing black text with color ink or a combination of black and color ink. Users will be able to, for example, select a “black print cartridge only” mode.

The company will also clearly disclose the expiration date for ink cartridges and will state why expiration dates are used.

Further, HP will set aside $5 million to provide credits worth $2 to $6 redeemable at its website. The credits will be redeemable for the purchase of printers and printer supplies. Class counsel will receive $2.9 million in attorney fees.

The settlement is subject to final court approval. A hearing is scheduled for Jan. 28.

The plaintiffs were represented by Justin T. Berger of Cotchett, Pitre & McCarthy in Burlingame, Calif.

Defense counsel was Peter Sullivan of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher in Los Angeles.

In re HP InkJet Printer Litigation, No. 05-CV-03580-JF, order preliminarily approving settlement entered (N.D. Cal., San Jose Div. Oct. 1, 2010).

Non-branded printer cartridges will save you a bundle

Non-branded printer cartridges will save you a bundle

So says one supplier

15 Nov 2010 08:27 | by Andrea Petrou | posted in Business

Non-branded printer cartridges will save you a bundle - Wikimedia

People that switch from branded inkjet printer cartridges to private label versions could save themselves a bundle of cash, research has found.
In a YouGov survey of 2000 households, for Environmental Business Products, the company found that switching labels could save households a combined £440 million a year.
It also found that the average home gets through 4.85 cartridges a year. Half of those questioned admitted they only ever buy branded cartridges from printer manufacturers such as Hewlett Packard, Epson, Lexmark or Canon.
According to the research, branded cartridges typically cost £30 each, which creates an annual bill of £145.50 – the same as a television licence. It said if buyers of branded cartridges – approximately 10.1 million households – instead bought private label versions from high-street retailers and supermarkets, which are around 30 percent cheaper, they would save £43.65 per household per annum or a combined £440 million. Currently only 18 percent of households exclusively buy private-label versions.
Patrick Stead, founder and chief executive of Environmental Business Products, which -surprise, surprise – supplies private-label cartridges to many high street retailers across Europe said: “When most items in the shopping basket are rising in price, the printer cartridge is one product where there are easy savings to be made, so it is surprising that so many people continue to pay a premium.
“Buying a private-label ink cartridge gives consumers a saving of 25 percent to 35 percent which is very welcome at any time, but especially in the current climate. Once people realise there is no compromise in quality, regardless of misleading propaganda, they’re likely to stick with the cheaper option rather than returning to branded.”
The survey also found that 10 percent of households buy 10 or more cartridges a year, giving a potential saving of £90 each per year, if they switched to compatible cartridges. Additionally  66 percent say a cheaper price is likely to encourage them to switch from printer manufacturers cartridges to retailers’ versions, while 43 percent would be motivated to switch cartridges because of environmental credentials.