Friday, November 28, 2008

Zebra Economy Mobile 220 Printer

The Zebra Economy Mobile 220 Printer quickly and easily print receipts and other 2-inch-wide documents on demand with the ultra-small Economy Mobile 220 mobile printer.

It is a lightweight and ergonomically designed printer with optional Bluetooth and magnetic card reader will enable you to accept credit cards at the point of service and within customer sight providing an additional sense of security.

The portable Economy Mobile 220 printer by Zebra has one-touch media loading, integrated card reader with one-touch access, large operational buttons and multiple LEDs.

The Economy Mobile 220 is lightweight for users that will be wearing the printer for long periods.

Some quick specs and brochure for the Zebra EM200 Mobile Printer:

  • Print method: Direct thermal
  • Resolution: 203 dpi/8 dots per mm
  • Max. print speed: 3.15”/80 mm per second
  • Max. print width: 2.28”/57.9 mm
Physical Characteristics
  • Width: 4.99”/126.7 mm
  • Height: 3.13”/79.5 mm
  • Depth: 1.72”/43.7 mm
  • Weight (with battery): .52 lbs/.236 kg
  • Drop specification: 4-foot multiple drops to concrete
  • Multiple LEDs: battery status, connectivity
  • Belt strap
  • Optional: 3-track magnetic card reader for
  • Convenient transaction processing
  • Standard: Serial, USB 2.0
  • Optional: Bluetooth® 2.0 connectivity

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

A Few More Lexmark Laser Printers

We stumbled across the these new Lexmark color laser printer models:

Spec Sheet for the Lexmark X782e XL
- 21J0700 - Retail $4,499

Spec Sheets for the Lexmark C782 Series
Lexmark C782n XL - 10Z0320 - $1,999
Lexmark C782dn XL - 10Z0351 - $2,299
Lexmark C782dtn XL - 10Z0374 - $2,599

Supplies for the Lexmark C782 series
C782 XL, X782e XL Black XL Extra High Yield Return Program Print Cartridge
Black Extra High Yield Return Program Toner Cartridge (C782U1KG)
C782 XL, X782e Black XL Extra High Yield Print Cartridge
Black Extra High Yield Toner Cartridge (C782U2KG)
C782 XL, X782e XL Cyan XL Extra High Yield Return Program Print Cartridge
Cyan Extra High Yield Return Program Toner Cartridge (C782U1CG)
C782 XL, X782e XL Cyan XL Extra High Yield Print Cartridge
Cyan Extra High Yield Toner Cartridge (C782U2CG)
C782 XL, X782e XL Magenta XL Extra High Yield Return Program Print Cartridge
Magenta Extra High Yield Return Program Toner Cartridge (C782U1MG)
C782 XL, X782e XL Magenta XL Extra High Yield Print Cartridge
Magenta Extra High Yield Toner Cartridge (C782U2MG)
C782 XL, X782e XL Yellow XL Extra High Yield Return Program Print Cartridge
Yellow Extra High Yield Return Program Toner Cartridge (C782U1YG)
C782 XL, X782e XL Yellow XL Extra High Yield Print Cartridge
Yellow Extra High Yield Toner Cartridge (C782U2YG)

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Top Search Question for the Brother MFC-6490?

One of the top questions we see on our cross-reference blog is regarding the Brother MFC-6490. But to our surprise the top question is how do you scan an 11 x 17 document or page using the Brother MFC-6490?

So here are the instructions on how to scan an 11 x 17 document on the Brother MFC-6490:

To scan a Legal, Ledger, A3 or A4 size document, you need to change the Glass ScanSize setting.
  • The default setting is Letter.
  • Press the (Scan) button
  • Press up arrow or down arrow to select Scan to Media
  • Press OK
  • Press up arrow or down arrow to choose Glass ScanSize
  • Press right or left arrow to choose Letter, Legal, Ledger, A3 or A4
  • Select the A4 size
  • Press OK

You can save the default scanning of the Brother MFC-6490 to what size you use most often by following the instructions on page 121 from the Brother manual.

Note - This setting is only available for scanning documents from the scanner glass.

Currently the Brother MFC-6490 is selling for $276.00 at

Dell's New Office Workhorse Printer

Dell is expanding its laser printer portfolio with a high-end business printer with an estimated retail price of $3299
  • Wide-format 11x17 (A3 paper) laser printer for work groups
  • 50 pages per minute
  • Double sided printing
  • Duty cycle up to 300,000 pages per month
  • 1200 x 1200 dpi
  • Energy Star Compliant
  • 100 lbs.
  • Print Management Software & Technical Support

Supplies for the Dell 7330dn:
  • Dell 330-3110, U789F Black Toner Cartridge, 35,000 Page Yield - Retail $130.00
  • Dell 330-3111, H160J Drum Unit, 60,000 Page Yield - Retail $270.00
  • Dell 330-3112, C888J Fuser Unit - Retail $450.00
Spec Sheet for the Dell 7330dn

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Brother MFC-990cw, Expandable!

The Brother MFC-990cw comes with a neat feature, a cordless 5.8 GHz phone and expandable with up to 4 additional handsets. Some additional features of the Brother MFC-990cw are the following:

  • 33 ppm black printing
  • 27 ppm color printing
  • Up to 6000 x 1200 dpi
  • 4.2 inch Color Touch Screen
  • Built in wireless interface
  • Answering machine
  • Energy Star certified
Complete list of specs for the Brother MFC-990cw.

Estimated Retail $229.99, but you can get this Brother MFC-990cw at Amazon for $259.00

Thursday, November 20, 2008

HP Color LaserJet CM3530

A few of the features of the new HP Color LaserJet CM3530 are the following:

  • Color and black-and-white printing speeds up to 31 pages per minute (ppm)
  • Up to 850-sheet input capacity
  • 1,200 x 600 dpi
  • Easy Select Color Touchscreen control panel
  • Color Access Control Technology (CAC) allows businesses to easily control who can print in color and how much
  • Print, copy, scan, digital send and fax from one location
  • Expandable MFP capabilities

Supplies for the HP Color LaserJet CM3530 series:
  • HP CE250A Black Toner Cartridge estimated retail $126.00
  • HP CE250X Black High Yield Toner Cartridge estimated retail $181.00
  • HP CE251A Cyan Toner Cartridge estimated retail $250.00
  • HP CE252A Yellow Toner Cartridge estimated retail $250.00
  • HP CE253A Magenta Toner Cartridge estimated retail $250.00
  • HP CE254A Waste Collection Unit estimated retail $12.99
Estimated Retail of the printers:
  • HP Color LaserJet CM3530: $2,499
  • HP Color LaserJet CM3530fs: $2,999

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Have you ever been first?

I woke up Saturday around 6:00 am thinking about a computer supplies cross reference project that has to be done this weekend. So what is the first thing I did.... Check my email. (Big Mistake). After reading about 50 junk emails, I came across on of my Google alerts about a new product. So curiosity got to me, so I had to check it out.

Now out of respect for your security, I won't mention the URL, but soon as I visited the site, my computer started acting funny. Virus warnings go off, Windows Defender going off, pop-up advertisements, pop-unders, an advertisments for Domino's Pizza and access to my computer becomes limited.

I feel victim to this link and website. A Virus is now on my computer system. "Thanks Google" for directing me to this site.

Tensions were running high through the household, especially for a Saturday. Later on the evening I decided to take on the virus on my computer. WRONG.....After tinckering with McAfee and other virus protection programs, NOTHING but frustration. My computer was still acting like crap.

So I decided to call McAfee to see if they could help. I purchased the Platnium package which a techincal support rep remove the virues. Could this be the solution?

After talking to the tech rep at McAfee for three hours, he told me at 9:30 pm "Looks like you are the first one with this virus and we just got notified of this virus five minutes ago. We will have to call you back in 24 to 48 hours for a solution."

By the way, the name of the virus is "clicker.winfree2" virus. The clicker.winfree2 virus is nasty. It will shut down your network connections, disable all of your virus dection software and overload your computer. Basically the clicker.winfree2 virus is nasty.

But at least I know Domino's is part of cheap virus advertising.

Soon as I get this fixed I will post a link to the clicker.winfree2 virus solution.

Fixed - five hours later on the phone with McAfee it is fixed - What a relief. Now is the time to back-up. So when was the last time you backed up your system?

I found this cool "One Touch 500GB back-up system" by Calvary. It is a 500GB USB back-up device, and best yet, less than $90.00. Well worth the money.

Friday, November 7, 2008

New Okidata C830 Series Color Laser Printers

OKI Printing Solutions announced some new tabloid color laser printers. The new C830 Series of color printers feature wide-format printing capabilities (up to 52" banners), enhanced media flexibility, high-performance color and mono print speeds.

The Okidata C830 Series is available in three models:
Okidata C830n – 62431601 - Retail price of $2,199
Okidata C830dn – 62431603 - Retail price of $2,429
Okidata C830dtn - 62431605 - Retail price of $2,739

The C830 Series includes three models configured to deliver different levels of productivity:
C830n - Basic network capabilities is standard
C830dn - Duplex and network capabilities standard
C830dtn - Duplex, network capabilities and extra 530-sheet paper tray standard

Print speeds of 30 ppm in color and 32 ppm in monochrome
  • Supports media weights up to 220 grams
  • Expandable to three paper trays
  • Maximum paper capacity of 1,460 sheets

Get your spec sheets for the Okidata C830 series here.

Supplies for these new machines are the following:

Toner Cartridges
  • Okidata C830 Series, 44059112, Black Toner Cartridge, Type C14, 8,000 Page Yield
  • Okidata C830 Series, 44059111, Cyan Toner Cartridge, Type C14, 8,000 Page Yield
  • Okidata C830 Series, 44059110, Magenta Toner Cartridge, Type C14, 8,000 Page Yield
  • Okidata C830 Series, 44059109, Yellow Toner Cartridge, Type C14, 8,000 Page Yield

Drum Units
  • Okidata C830 Series, Black Drum Unit, 44064016
  • Okidata C830 Series, Cyan Drum Unit, 44064015
  • Okidata C830 Series, Magenta Drum Unit, 44064014
  • Okidata C830 Series, Yellow Drum Unit, 44064013

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Extending the Life of a Projector Lamp

These are simple and common sense tips to extend the life of a projector lamp.

During the use of a Projector
Keep the projector air filters clean. Clogged filters and/ or vents will not vent heat properly, and can cause the projector lamp to overheat and fail.

Do not place anything on top of the projector or in front of the intake or exhaust vents. This will cause the lamp to overheat and fail.

Some projectors now offer "low lamp" or "economy mode" options. Use them whenever possible. These options have been developed to extend lamp life.

Turning off a projector
Do not unplug the projector until the lamp has properly cooled. After the projector has been shut off, the fan will remain on for about 5 minutes. This aids in cooling the lamp evenly and completely and decreases the chance of early lamp failure.

Hot projector lamps are very fragile. Only move the projector after the lamp has completely cooled. The shock and vibration while in travel to a hot projector lamp may cause the lamp filament or the bulb itself to break.

Do not turn the projector on and off frequently during presentations. Each time the projector is switched on, the inrush of power causes stress on the lamp filament. Try to minimize on/ off cycles.

Replacing a Projector Lamp
Handle the lamp with gloves. Oils and deposits from hands and fingers can cause hot spots, which may result in early projector lamp failure.

When you replace the lamp housing, make sure the new housing is seated completely. Apply pressure at the base of the housing until it is completely secure.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Do Strategic Relationships Payoff?

In a recent press release from the The Recycler, Mitsubishi has acquire Future Graphics Imaging Corporation.


Color Printer Supplies the same as Monochrome?

I remember the days when selling the Canon SX toner cartridge and Hewlett Packard 9225A toners was the hottest printer supply to sell.

One of the basic reasons that so many of these toner cartridges were sold, was what the Canon SX Engine was a workhorse of a printer. The second reason, it was one of the first monochrome laser printers priced below $1,000 and perfect for the typical business office. It was the perfect laser printer for business and desktop publishing printing and had better resolution than inkjet printing.

Now move forward to 2008, Color Laser Printers. Color laser printers are some of the hottest printers in production now, and for the manufacture than can get the cost of the supplies down to the cost of monochrome supplies they most likely will be the winner in the Color Laser Printer market. After reading an article from 2007, Jim Rise, the vice president of the Solid Ink Business Unit, thoughtfully said, “Could we price color prints at the same price as black & white prints?”

It is a simple goal.

Will Xerox hit the market first?

What other printer manufacture have this simple goal?