Near Field Communication Printing

No doubt 2013 has been one of the more exciting years in recent memory for developments in printing technology. With the vast expansion in capabilities of 3D printing and mobile applications, it's now easier and more efficient to print than ever before. However, mobile app technologies have been shown to have many limitations. With a new type of technology, called Near Field Communication (NFC), printing from your mobile phone might get considerably easier. More...

Business Card Makeover

21. June 2013 04:31 by Calvin Yu in   //  Tags: , , , , , , , ,   //   Comments

Maybe you're getting into a summer lull at work or gearing up for a once-a-year business conference. No matter the occasion, when was the last time you thought to update your business cards? These little cards matter more than people think, especially in terms of design. Serving as a first impression, they could help you be remembered for upcoming business deals or future job opportunities. The following tips will help you spruce up your business cards and really make an impression, whatever the event might be. More...

Setting and Achieving Personal Goals with Evernote

18. June 2013 06:00 by Calvin Yu in Productivity  //  Tags:   //   Comments

There's a saying that goes, "If you don't know where you're going, then any path will get you there." One of the key attributes of high achievers is that they know exactly where they want to go by creating personal goals for themselves. Now, that's not to say that they have always taken the straightest path towards their goals, but high achievers make a commitment to take small steps forward on a consistent basis to put themselves closer to goal achievement. In this blog post, I'm going to show you how you can use the power of Evernote to help you set your own personal goals, be more productive and become a high achiever. More...

An Easy Guide to Cleaning Your Laser Printer

17. June 2013 08:00 by Calvin Yu in Troubleshooting and Printer Tips  //  Tags: ,   //   Comments

While your home office laser printer does not to be cleaned on a weekly basis, printers should be cleaned at least twice a year. The frequency of how often you should clean will vary depending on how often the printer is used. While you may look at the outside of the printer and see some dust bunnies gathering, cleaning a printer doesn’t just involve an exterior scrubbing. With that said, it’s important to understand why you should bother cleaning your home printer. If a printer is operating for a while without being cleaned, you may notice a difference in picture quality which doesn’t necessarily mean you need to replace your toner cartridges. It could be due to resin build up within the printer. Another common reaction from lack of cleaning can be the rollers will not run as smoothly as they should.  Cleaning is just 1 of 4 things you can do to make your printer last longer.

Before you get started, it’s important to know what parts of the printer will require cleaning. While some printers may be larger in size with multiple trays for paper input, most printers regardless of size are generally made up of the same components as seen in the image.

Here’s the list of the most important parts of the printer you’ll need to clean: More...

3D Printing and Medical Applications

3D printing is the most talked about new development in printing technology at the moment, particularly with Amazon's recent opening of a dedicated 3D printing page on their website. While the discussion is focused on the consumer aspect of this technology, we wanted to focus on the more high tech applications, including how these technological developments show promise for the medical field. Though 3D printing is still relatively expensive, rapidly decreasing costs and the development of new types of materials used in printing prosthetics make this technology viable for many larger research-focused hospitals. With the future looking bright for medical applications of 3D printing, there is great hope that medical costs and recovery times can be reduced. More...

Getting Bills Done With Evernote

11. June 2013 06:00 by Calvin Yu in Productivity  //  Tags: ,   //   Comments

Keeping your bills organized, will not only save you a great amount of headache, but it can also save you money by helping you avoid those steep late penalties that credit card and utility companies love to charge. A proper bill organizing system can also maximize your cash flow by spreading out your bills instead of paying them all at once. In this blog post, I'll show you how to leverage the power of Evernote to get your bills done efficiently and on time. More...

The Best Printers for Large Offices

10. June 2013 08:00 by Calvin Yu in Printer Reviews  //  Tags: , , , ,   //   Comments

Printing machines can range in all different sizes, price ranges, and offered features. While at one time printing machines used to only be used by newspapers and publishing companies, printers are now accessible for anyone whether they are used for business or personal. If you’re looking for an inexpensive printer with just basic printing capabilities, you can find a deal as low as $30.

However, for any individual or company who uses their printer frequently, additional capabilities will become more and more important. For large offices that print hundreds of documents daily, it would be inefficient to have a printer that runs at slow speeds or requires significant upkeep.

For large offices that need to get the most out of their printers, you should expect to spend a minimum of $500. With that said, some of the highest quality printers will run into 5 digit numbers. If your business has the financials to spend thousands of dollars on a printer, you’ll need to ensure the printer will fit the needs of your business. Frequently, the largest producers of large office printers will be made by well-known brands such as Canon, Lexmark, and HP. The familiarity of these brands will make it easier to purchase replacement Canon, Lexmark, or HP toner cartridges.

The following are our top picks for the most powerful printing machines out today.  More...

Introducing “8 Things You Must Know Before You Buy Your Next HP Laser Printer: A Buyer’s Guide from 247inktoner"

Whether you’re shopping for your home or office, buying the right HP printer can seem like an overwhelming task at first. With so many choices available, how do you find what’s best suited to your needs? It can be hard to distill mountains of information down to what you really need to know. On top of that, industry-related lingo can leave you feeling like you’re trying to decode an alien tongue.

If you’ve always wished for some help from a reliable source when it comes to investing in an HP printer, you’re not alone. Everyone wants to be a savvy shopper, but not everyone has the know-how. That’s why we’ve created a buyer’s guide that anyone can use.

Our brand new buyer’s guide lays out how to filter out the noise and zero in on the most functional, economic model for you in terms you'll actually understand. It includes definitions for key terms to help you understand each printer’s specifications. It also has a guide for model numbers. You’ll learn about the long-term costs of owning a printer versus the sticker price and how to save by reducing your printing across the board. Inside, you’ll find handy and easy-to-use price comparisons, surprising facts about printers and much more!

Empowered consumers make the best decisions for their businesses and homes, so make this buyer’s guide an essential part of shopping. Just enter your e-mail to receive a PDF copy.

You’ll be on your way to making sure you and your HP printer are a good match-- one that lasts a long time and keeps you feeling happy and productive, no matter what project you're working on!

German Expressionism and the Role of Printmaking

German Expressionism refers to a particular point in art history just before World War I that culminated in the development of new styles of art across mediums as diverse as film, painting, architecture and cinema throughout the country.

But perhaps the most underappreciated artistic movement was the use of printmaking to develop new artistic forms, respond to the political upheaval at the time, and provide records of violence experienced during World War I.

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Keeping Track of Your Expense Receipts Using Evernote

4. June 2013 12:06 by Calvin Yu in Productivity  //  Tags: ,   //   Comments

As any business owner knows, keeping your expense receipts organized is often tedious and, at times, painful to do, but it comes with the job of running a business. However, that doesn't mean that we can't employ time-saving tools to help us, right? Evernote is one of those tools that I've personally discovered to be indispensable when it comes to keeping a record of all my expense receipts. In this blog post, I'll describe ways that you can use Evernote to improve your bookkeeping productivity. More...

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