Tips, guides and printing advice for home and office
Welcome to The Ink Shop blog page! Here we provide our professional advice around all the questions you may ask around printing, which is the best home printer for you, how to choose a printer, how to get affordable ink cartridgesand more. If you have any question or query our team is always available to assist you so just contact us.
A comprehensive customer review analysis of inkshop.ie
Our website and Cork store inkshop.ie specialising in printer ink and toner cartridges, has accumulated an extensive array of reviews on Google, reflecting a broad spectrum of customer experiences and sentiments. Let's delve into the intricacies of these reviews to understand exactly why customers shop at inkshop.ie and discover if any areas are in need of improvement. We always st... Read More
In today's fast-paced world, having a reliable laptop is essential for work, entertainment, and staying connected. If you're in Ireland and on the lookout for the perfect laptop, look no further than inkshop.ie. If you are ready to browse and purchase online, see our laptops for sale! As a trusted Irish local store, you can enjoy quick and secure An Post tracked postage and easy post-purchase support if required. In this laptop guide, w... Read More
Memory cards are handy storage devices that are commonly used with phones, games consoles, computers and of course, cameras. In fact some cameras even accommodate multiple memory cards. Such a feature provides peace of mind if photographing weddings for example, where an instant backup to a second card could prove invaluable. Many of us also need to expand the limited storage of our devices, and these cards provide an easy and reliable ... Read More
You might be wondering what are the top printer ink brands? We have our list below and we stock all of the printer ink cartridges for these brands just visit the link, scroll to find your printer model and tap to view! You can also type your printer brand and model into our search box to see a list of compatible printer ink cartridges. But first, let's answer a few other questions you might have about printer ink brands.
Does printer i... Read More
We will answer your question on Brother printers specifically of course, we wouldn't do that to you, but if you are here on the broader question of inkjet vs laser printers our blog covers it in-depth. Now, let's get to Brother!
Brother laser printers
We stock two Brother laser printers, though we supply printer ink for many more. They are the Brother HL-L2375DW mono laser printer, A4 and the Brother MFC-L2710DW multifunctional Laser,... Read More
Generic printer ink can be such an affordable solution when compared against the expensive cost of branded ink. Here at inkshop.ie we provide an array of own brand generic printer ink that you can trust! In this article, we would love to answer some of your questions around this product. As always, we are ready to assist you just contact us.
Best generic printer ink
Does generic ink damage the printer?
How to use generic ink in an ... Read More
Printing is an essential task for both home and office users. As technology evolves, we often find ourselves searching for ways to save time, money, and resources in what can be a confusing search. Brother, a leading printer manufacturer, offers a solution with its XL printer ink cartridges. But what exactly is the XL option, and how can it benefit you? In this article, we delve into the specifics of Brother's XL ink, explore why printe... Read More
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Can you recycle ink cartridges?
Why recycle printer cartridges?
Where to recycle ink cartridges Ireland?
Are HP ink cartridges recyclable?
Canon toner recycling
Canon inkjet recycling
Brother ink cartridge recycling
Epson ink cartridge recycling
Can you recycle ink cartridges?
Today we are more conscious than ever of the environment, and the mantra of Reuse, Recycle has been firmly absorbed. ... Read More
Smoking is an ambiguous adjective. We might use ‘smoking hot’ to signify our liking of something. Your printer smoking – not so good. In fact, if your printer either smokes or steams, you could be in trouble.
Plug it out immediately, before you even read on. No, seriously. Turn your printer off immediately, then unplug it. A smoking printer represents a fire hazard. Sometimes it is a simple problem, but you take no ch... Read More
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What are label printers?
Types of label printers
Advantages of label printers
Thermal label printers
Dymo label printers
Brother label printers
Top 10 label printers
What are label printers?
The clue is in the name - they are specialist printers, designed to do nothing but labels. They won’t do your holiday snaps, but they will ensure everything in your office is accounted for... Read More
Colour is where the world of creativity and the world of science intersect, at least for most of us. In primary school we are introduced to colour combinations - mix red and blue, and you get purple. Later we learned that you mix red, blue and yellow paint and you get black - but mix red, blue and yellow light, and you get white. It’s a kind of magic.
It’s the magic that makes printers possible. If we needed a thousand cart... Read More
Back in the day printer ink was simple. Many people had a black and white printer, and there was only one cartridge to think about. But things rapidly got more sophisticated - and more complicated. Today you can get printers with eight and more cartridges.
Do we need that complication? Some people do, but if you are not a graphic designer or photographer, chances are you need something simpler. A four cartridge printer can do a good jo... Read More
Buying a pint of milk or a loaf of bread is the simplest thing. Just walk into any grocery shop, browse the shelves until you find what you want, and hand over the cash. Actually, most people tap these days, making it even easier.
Not so with printer ink. You have to go to a specialist store, and you don’t have much choice. You have to get the right cartridge with the right ink, or it just won’t work. That’s why we pu... Read More
We all know that frustrating moment when we are ready to eat, and we want to splash some ketchup onto our chips. We take the bottle and no matter how we squeeze it, hit it, bang it on the edge of the table, or shake it, nothing comes out.
Yet we can see that there is some ketchup left. We could go to extraordinary lengths; cut the bottle and use a sharp knife to root in the nooks. But in the end we have to accept the inevitable. We nee... Read More
What is an eight ink printer, and why should we care? In a nutshell, an Epson 8 ink printer uses eight different ink cartridges to produce high-quality colour prints. The eight cartridges use cyan, magenta, yellow, black, light cyan, light magenta, light black, and light light black, which allows for a wider range of colours and more precise colour reproduction than standard four ink printers.
These are not home printers. They are popu... Read More
Many decades ago the printing of photos - say on a newspaper - was a simple process. The image was made up of a series of black dots, or the absence of them. If something was very dark, big black dots close to each other were used. If something was white, a tiny number of tiny dots (or no dots) were used. All the intermediate shades were depicted by varying the size and spread of the dots.
If you look at an old newspaper photo with a m... Read More
The Epson Expression Home Printer range is ideal for everyday purposes - documents, holiday snaps, to-do lists, even high quality graphics. With this range you can enjoy the freedom of printing from laptops, smartphones, and tablets. Some of the printer range are wi-fi equipped, making printing so easy.
With this range you can produce vibrant and clear prints reliably. And there is another advantage - the Expression printers use a seri... Read More
Printer ink is one of the most expensive liquids on earth. Forget Chanel Grand Extrait, or Remy Martin Cognac. It is more expensive than perfume or top shelf booze. Forget petrol - even at the height of the summer, printer ink was more expensive. As a comparison, petrol is still under E2 a litre in most garages, and Absolut Vodka is E45 a litre. If you want to go for a better drink, vintage Dom Perignon is E280 a litre. Chanel No 5... Read More
Canon is a quality printer company with a long history of providing top products. So you know when you choose this brand you are buying into all that comes with a prestige name brand. But which Canon should you choose? Two of the best all around printers, with great connectivity, quality and quick printing, and not too hard on the pocket, are the Canon Pixma TS5150 and Canon Pixma TS5151 models. Both are versatile and suitable for home ... Read More
Both the Canon Pixma MG3650 and MG3650s are compact all-in-one printers. They offer a number of advantages, aside from size and stylish looks. With these printers you can enjoy fast, high quality printing. You can copy and scan - not an option with all printers - and can print on both sides of the page. An added economy is that both allow the option of XL ink cartridges, which reduces running costs. And both are easy to connect to whate... Read More