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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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US regulator guns for HP printer cartridge clones

THE US International Trade Commission (ITC) is investigating a complaint from the maker of very expensive printer ink, HP, that some of its rivals are making the stuff a lot cheaper.

The investigation is based on a complaint filed by HP claiming that some dodgy foreign rivals are flogging knock-offs of its cartidges at lower prices.

It claims that certain inkjet printer ink cartridges are being sold containing printheads and components thereof that infringe patents asserted by HP.

Named in the investigation are MicroJet Technology, Asia Pacific Microsystems, Mipo Technology, Mipo Science & Technology, Mextec America, SinoTime Technologies, All Colors of Miami, and PTC.

The ITC said that it has not yet made any decision on the merits of the case. Its Chief Administrative Law Judge will assign the case to one of the ITC’s six administrative law judges, who will look into HP’s allegations

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Canon Sues Chinese Companies to Block Copycat Cartridge Refills

June 29 (Bloomberg) — Canon Inc., the world’s largest maker of cameras and office equipment, filed patent-infringement claims against China’s Ninestar Image International Ltd. and retailers over technology in printer toner cartridges.

The claims target cartridges made by Ninestar and nine affiliated businesses in China and Hong Kong, as well as 10 U.S. companies that sell the products. Canon lodged a complaint yesterday with the U.S. International Trade Commission in Washington to block imports of the cartridges and filed a companion civil lawsuit in federal court in New York.

Canon, a Tokyo-based company that gets about 28 percent of its revenue from the Americas, contends the Ninestar cartridges infringe two U.S. patents.

The cartridges can be used in Canon and Hewlett-Packard Co. printers, according to the ITC complaint and the lawsuit.

The patents relate to the rotating drums inside the cartridges and how they connect to the printer. Laser beams scan across the drum in a pattern matching the image to be printed and powdery toner sticks to the device before being deposited on the paper, according to the complaint.

Canon said it opened a manufacturing plant last year near Newport News, Virginia, where it plans to produce “millions” of cartridges. The ITC is a quasi-independent agency set up to protect U.S. markets from unfair trade practices, including patent infringement.

Cannon in December settled complaints against companies in Japan, including Ninestar’s Japanese unit, over unauthorized inkjet cartridges. Officials with Ninestar didn’t immediately return an e-mail sent to their U.S. distribution center in City of Industry, California, seeking comment.

The ITC case is In the Matter of Toner Cartridges and Components Thereof, Complaint No. 2743, U.S. International Trade Commission (Washington). The civil suit is Canon Inc. v. Ninestar Image International Ltd., 10cv4999, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York (Manhattan).

Tattoos using your inkjet printer

Thought your inkjet printer was for only making photo’s , well you were wrong…

Temporary tattoo papilio.

Now, with these new paper composites you can make temporary tattoo’s for your kids, or your self at Halloween, to attend Sporting events, or for you latest concert, or National Event (Quebec 400th birthday).

I bet you always wanted a tattoo but didn’t want to have to go through the pain of having one done (or embarrassment) . You can now have as many painless tattoos as you like by just using your inkjet or laser printer.

Simply by printing off any design to the special tattoo paper, including photos you can transfer them to any body part in minutes. The tattoo paper is easy to use and tattoos can last for up to a week before they wash off.

The key is the special tattoo paper and not the inkjet inks. Any inkjet ink will work well, but beware of raining days, as no inkjet yet on the market is fully waterproof.

You can buy this tattoo paper on-line from suppliers like papilio.com or others at reasonable rates. Also check out you local paper supply store, they probably have something similar in stock.

Don’t delay… Its time to party….

Canadians Benefit from Free Market Inkjet Cartridges

Canadians Benefit from Free Market Inkjet Cartridges

As a result of recent U.S. restrictive patent legislation and recent court rulings the sale of many compatible Epson Cartridges is no longer available to the U.S. population.

Canadians on the other hand, are not restricted by these U.S. laws, and rulings, and as a result are still free to market Epson OEM compatible products.

Of course, Canadian resellers must still abide by U.S. trade regulations, and not ship these items to U.S. destinations.

NOT all Cartridges are affected.

As a rule of thumb, any cartridge that has an electronic chip, is most likely covered by recent patent rulings and are not available for the sale in the U.S. unless the compatible “manufacturer” has it own unique patent on their own chip design.

Other restrictive practices

Probably the most unique change of late has been the modification of the Newer released printers to only accept Original Equipment manufacturers cartridges. Although the OEMs have not changed the cartridges, they do modify the microcode in their printers to recognize only OEM cartridges.

It has taken a few tries (attempts) for compatible manufacturers to identify the nature of these changes and to modify their chip programming accordingly.

What does the future hold ?

With the latest developments in higher speed inkjet printing, that enables printers to match the speed (Exceed) those of laser printers, we forsee a longer term development where all inkjet printers will offer embedded heads in their printers, and inkjet cartridges, will be similar to those currently being used by Epson and Kodak (Headless).

Similarly, there could also be a trend back to ink refill products, although there will most likely be packaging improvements to make them more attractive to customers.

Archival Inks

As the market is maturing, one sees the development of archival type inks even in the compatible cartridge product lines. OEMs are increasingly being put under the gun to reduce their prices, or risk being displaced by compatible products.

Legal Assault

OEMs will continue to fight this battle in the courts, as they have had the most success in the U.S. forcing their competitors either out of their markets, or out of the country.