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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 cartridges and more. If you have any question or query our team is always available to assist you so just contact us.

Canon PIXMA TS5150 / TS5151 printer ink guide Ireland

Canon PIXMA TS5150 / TS5151 printer ink guide Ireland

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

Canon Pixma MG3650 and MG3650s printer ink guide

Canon Pixma MG3650 and MG3650s printer ink guide

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

Inkjet vs laser printer

Inkjet vs laser printer

Inkjet vs laser printer There are so many questions when it comes to buying a new printer. Will it suit your needs? Will it cost the earth? Will the print quality be up to expectation? But the biggest question is a very basic one - do you want an inkjet or a laser printer? To decide this you need to know what both are. Inkjet relies on dye or pigment based ink. They are generally smaller and slower than laser printers, but produce sup... Read More

What printer ink is waterproof?

What printer ink is waterproof?

When it comes to printing there are so many factors we look at - whether an ink produces a clean, legible image; whether it is expensive or more economical; whether it smudges. But did you ever consider how water resistant the ink is? You won’t be printing a rain poncho, but whether your ink is waterproof can be a factor in some jobs. If you operate in a humid environment - printing menus in a hot kitchen, or notices for a hortic... Read More

Epson Ecotank Printer Ireland

Epson Ecotank Printer Ireland

Why is the Epson Ecotank printer range so popular? Did you know you can save up to 90% on printing costs with Epson’s cartridge-free EcoTank printers. That’s one reason why, but let’s take a closer look! Which Epson EcoTank should I buy? Epson EcoTank printer comparison chart Epson ecotank printer review Conclusion Watch the video below or click the links above to skip to content. Which Epson EcoTank sh... Read More

How do I check printer ink levels?

How do I check printer ink levels?

Below we have linked out to the official websites of popular printer brands like Canon, HP, Epson and Brother where they give advice on how to check printer levels, whether from the printer LCD touchscreen, a Windows computer or a Mac computer.  How to check printer ink levels on Windows or Mac? How to check printer ink levels Canon? How to check printer ink levels Epson? How to check printer ink levels HP? How to check prin... Read More

Complete buying guide for HP ink cartridges

Complete buying guide for HP ink cartridges

HP - or Hewlett-Packard - is one of the prestige names in the printer and computer accessories sector. They pre-date the second world war, and have adapted to every change in technology since. So you know if you have a HP printer, you have nearly a century of expertise. If you use the right inks and cartridges, and follow the instructions, you will get years out of your printer. Table of Contents: How much is HP printer ink? Recycl... Read More

The Complete Guide to Buying Epson Ink Cartridges

The Complete Guide to Buying Epson Ink Cartridges

It might seem like an esoteric art, choosing the right cartridge for your printer, and getting it to fit. But the good news is that it is not. This article should walk you through the whole process.  If you watched the movie Airplane you know that anyone, no matter how overwhelmed, can be talked through landing a Jumbo Jet. Imagine how much easier it is to fit your ink cartridge. Table of contents: How to install Epson ink... Read More

The complete guide to buying Canon ink cartridges.

The complete guide to buying Canon ink cartridges.

We created this guide to be a definitive resource to buying Canon Ink Cartridges for your printer. We answer some of the frequently asked questions around Canon Ink Cartridges and feel free to jump to the answer you need using our table of contents below! If you have a question we haven’t answered, please do get in touch and we will be happy to assist you. Table of contents: Are all Canon ink cartridges the same? How much are... Read More

The best printers for home use

The best printers for home use

Printers are like song birds - there are loads of them out there, all roughly the same, and all different in their own way. And while they will all do the job for you, some will suit you far more than others. Some will get the job done, but are designed for a different environment than the home - perhaps a busy office, or a school, or a single writer alone in his bedsit. Others are designed for home use specifically. But once you know ... Read More

What is the cost of printer ink?

What is the cost of printer ink?

Save the pennies and the pounds will look after themselves is the sort of business advice your mother might have given you to stretch your pocket money. But it is still true; haemorrhaging money will reduce your profits. That is why picking the right printer ink is so important. Printer ink is a tiny thing, but it is a tiny thing of high value. Unlike regular ink it is enormously expensive. A litre costs around €5,000. So it is a ... Read More