Category Archives: Troubleshoot

How to print direct from your iPhone

It’s useful to be able to print pictures, emails or boarding passes direct from your iPhone without the need to be next to a printer. It’s really straight forward and should be achievable with little more than a few taps on your iPhone.

  1. Check your printer is AirPrint compatible. You obviously need to have a printer that supports AirPrint (most
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How to Overcome the Problem of Poor Quality Prints from my Printer

From time to time you may experience some poor print quality from your printer in the form of broken text lines or half printed images. This is usually a problem caused by the print head that is located either in the printer or in the ink cartridge itself. The majority of inkjet printers manufactured by Brother, Epson, Samsung, Dell and … Continue reading

My Printer will not Recognise my Canon Compatible Ink Cartridges

Sometimes when we insert a compatible, remanufactured or non-original ink cartridge into a Canon printer, the printer may not recognise the ink cartridge or the ink volume levels of the cartridge. Typical error messages include:

1. ‘non-original cartridge detected’
2. ‘non-original Canon cartridge detected’
3. ’ink running low’
4. ’low ink’

Any of the above messages will prevent you from … Continue reading

How to Overcome Problems When Changing from Original to Compatible Epson Expression T1811 Ink Cartridges

Initially when you change over, most likely your first black cartridge may get the ink status showing an error with RED X over the black ink section. This will prevent your printing job taking place.

The software is detecting non-Epson cartridges and will be offering you opportunities to only use Epson ink. To resolve this issue, you can try the Continue reading

Will non-original ink cartridges in Cork work with my Epson printer?

As the popularity of the non-original or compatible ink cartridges in Cork increases, the demand for generic ink has doubled in recent years. The main concern for most people who have never bought non-original cartridges before is whether the cartridge will work in their printer and how will the quality stand up against the original brand. Addressing the quality of … Continue reading

How to Install Replacement Non-Original Ink Cartridges in your Printer

“Is fitting non-original replacement ink cartridges in my printer any different to replacing the genuine cartridges?” is a common enquiry and the simple answer is no, but it’s possible you may encounter some issues with cartridge recognition. Something to remember is, that when you remove an ink cartridge from your printer either because it’s empty or because it isn’t working, … Continue reading

How do I Install my Non-Original Printer Ink Cartridges?

When the time comes to remove an empty ink cartridge from your printer it is advisable to replace it with a new cartridge as soon as possible.

Never leave your printer without an ink cartridge even if the cartridge is empty. Remove the empty and always dispose of the cartridge safely (most council amenity sites have recycling facilities available). Unpack … Continue reading

My print heads are clogged and giving poor quality print outs, what can I do?

A common problem with printers is that from time to time it will disappoint you by its poor quality of the documents print outs. The first conclusion people jump to is that the ink cartridge is faulty and replace the cartridge in haste to find that the problem is still apparent. This can happen to any colour cartridge in any … Continue reading

Will the Ink Volume Levels Display if I use a Compatible Epson Ink Cartridge in my Printer?

The Epson compatible ink cartridge is one of the most reliable non-genuine cartridges on the market. The Epson printers will generally accept the compatible version of the cartridge without any issues. The ink volume levels however may not work on all printers, this depends on whether the printer can read the volume levels via the ‘chip’ on the ink cartridge. … Continue reading

My Brother or HP printer says my ink cartridges are ‘old generation’ and need to be replaced with ’new generation cartridges’

Recently both Brother and HP have made changes to their software in the latest range of printers that will not allow earlier versions of ink cartridge to work in the printer. It’s not common knowledge that many printer brands have more than one printer that uses the same printer cartridge. A good example of this would be the HP364 cartridge. … Continue reading