Sunday, March 29, 2009

Epson All in One Printer Reviews for Home and Office

A printer that does more than just one function is definitely something that is needed in homes and offices these days. And imagine how much space your printer, scanner, fax machine, and a copier would eat up! Too much, right? That is the reason why Epson created something that would address this dilemma. This is the Epson All In One printer series. Looking for something to help you with your faxing, copying, and printing needs? Well, the Epson Stylus DX700F is what you are looking for. This printer can print images with pixel quality you have not seen before. This is another way of saving time instead of having to go out and print your images somewhere else because you can print images just at home or at your office. Another all in one series printer Epson has created is the Stylus DX6000 series. Just like the DX700F, this printer is your best choice for your printing, copying, and faxing needs, both at home and at the office. It can also print high quality pictures. PictBridge technology compatibility is one of its features, which means convenience if you have pictures from cameras or camcorders you want printed. There is an LCD viewer in the printer enabling you to view your photos before you print them. Flexibility in how you print images is also possible with this printer. You can print images to size A4. You can even print them borderless! Another printer in the all in one series of Epson is the DX5000. This printer shares the same features and capabilities of both the DX700f and DX6000 printers, which are the combined functions of copying, printing, and faxing. But going further, this printer can do all copying, printing, and faxing faster. Both colored and black and white files can be printed so fast that you can do 27 pages in just one minute. A size 10x15 picture can be printed in just seconds. Imagine how fast that is! And this is even without the use of a personal computer. If you have something specific in your mind right now, something unique about how you want your printer to be, try the many models Epson has come up with. You already know three models of this product line and there are still more to discover. For sure, you will find one quicker than you expected. That is the Epson All in One printer for you. And since it is Epson, it is quality guaranteed!

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Saturday, February 7, 2009

Epson Chip Resetters, How They Work? - Common Troubleshooting Tips

In order to resolve the problems caused by the presence of additional chips in Epson cartridges, chip resetters are employed. This chip, introduced in Epson printers in 2000, is believed to display the ‘out of ink’ messages even when the cartridge contains a substantial amount of ink. In order to prevent such unfavorable situations, chip resetters are used. Chip resetters ensure minimum interruptions during printing jobs. In addition, they also allow the cartridges to be refilled, which is otherwise impossible in the presence of a chip. Chip resetters are therefore used to allow affordable printer operation, reducing the ink costs to a minimum.

Epson chip resetters work by overriding the chip and hence prevent the printer function from coming to a stop as long as at least some amount of ink is left. Chip resetters also enable the machine to recognize a refilled cartridge. This saves the users from the inconvenience of having to buy new Epson ink cartridges too frequently.

A particular kind of chip resetter can usually be used with few particular Epson printers, with which it is compatible. However a universal resetter can be used for all the various kinds of Epson printers. Examples of common Epson chip resetters are SK168 and YXD268, each of which can successfully be employed to reset a large variety of Epson printers.

Using the chip resetters is quite simple and easy a process. The Epson ink cartridge is lined up with the marks at the resetter base. The resetter pins are pressed firmly against the chip contacts on the cartridge for a few seconds. Blinking of red light indicates that the contact is good. When the green LED on the chip resetter turns on and starts blinking, it implies that the chip on the cartridge has been reset.

If the LED does not light up when the cartridge and chip resetter are pressed against each other, it means that there is no physical contact between the cartridge chip and the chip resetter. In order to resolve this situation, the chip resetter should be placed against the cartridge once again and pressed more firmly to ensure proper contact. Another probable reason due to which LED may not turn on can be the incompatibility of the chip resetter for the cartridge it is being used.

The LED light does not turn on if the cartridge chip is corrupt or contains corrupt data. In such a case, the chip should be replaced. Another cause can be the dead batteries of the chip resetter, which is not very likely to happen unless it has been used for thousands of times. If the chip resetter creates unfamiliar sounds, it means that its batteries have got loose. In order to resolve such a situation, the batteries should be reinstalled.

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Saturday, July 5, 2008

Inkjet Types (At Least From Xerox Perspective)

(From: Peter (

Here are history/trivia. (I used to work at Xerox marking technology group, working on ink-jets and daisy printers.)

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* Type 1 (or "push") ejects continuous stream (under pressure). The discovery goes back to Hertz (one who has the unit named after him) and theory is described in the book: The Theory of Sound, by John William Strutt, 3rd Baron Rayleigh.

Type 1 was commercialized first for printing postal labels and other similar applications. It was a big machine - 5x5x5 meters! Clumsy but fast. This was before laser printers. IBM published detailed (and definitive) research paper on this - circa 1985.

* Type 2 (or pull) uses electrostatic field to extract the drop. It was never commercialized.

* Type 3 (push-pull) or DOD is what we use in small printers now. Xerox put lot of money into developing this in the seventies, than (just when it achieved some 10 kHz (drops/second/nozzle) in the lab, (considered necessary minimum for viable printer) Japanese companies introduced first machines on the market. (I think first was NEC or Ricoh) and Xerox dropped the project. (Manufacturing people in Webster estimated that they can never produce it at profit, facing this competition.) Later, Xerox was using Sharp inkjet heads and printers, under Xerox label. Some research was then revived, (I suppose in cooperation with OEM supplier (Sharp).

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