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Printing Possibilities

Tuesday, August 12th, 2008

Q:
When I go to print something, there are so many choices and I’m not sure what all I should be choosing. Can you please give me a brief rundown of the Print window? Thank you!

A:
First of all, I just want to say that I completely understand what you’re saying. I feel a little overwhelmed every time I go to print something out too. Whether it’s… Continue reading

Lost Printer Installation Disk

Tuesday, June 17th, 2008

Q:
I just got a new computer and when I went to install my printer on it, I realized I don’t have the installation disk anymore. Is there anything else I can do to get my printer installed? Please help me!

A:
You’ve come to the right place! I have some information I think you’re really going to like. So, here’s the deal: you get a new computer… Continue reading

Laser Printer Safety

Friday, December 14th, 2007

Q:
I saw something the other day about laser printers being bad for your health. Is there any truth in that? If so, please explain!

A:
I’m glad you asked! I actually received a phone call a couple days ago from another reader asking about laser printer safety. Their inquiry was more about the safety of leaving a laser printer turned on

Zink

Friday, November 2nd, 2007

The other day, I saw something about a new product called Zink. It sounded pretty cool, but I wasn’t able to find much on it. Do you know anything about it? If so, please share!



You’ve come to the right place! Fortunately, I have heard of Zink and I do happen to know a few things about it. I actually saw something on WorldStart’s… Continue reading

Get Your Printer Online

Friday, August 31st, 2007

Get Your Printer Online

So, tell me, have you ever gone to print something out and you can’t do it because you get an error message that says “Printer Offline?” It happens to the best of us, but that doesn’t make it any less annoying! So, what can you do when this happens? Luckily, you have a few options you can try when you need to get your printer back… Continue reading

Increase Your Printer’s Lifespan

Friday, August 24th, 2007

Increase Your Printer’s Lifespan

Did you know that color printers have a lifespan that’s perfectly acceptable for both personal and professional use at the price they come, even while laser printers generally last a bit longer? Basically, you end up replacing inkjet printers every three to four years, but laser printers generally last a few years longer. Some users have reported a handful of personal grade laser printers that have… Continue reading

Printing Yahoo! E-mails

Friday, July 20th, 2007

Printing Yahoo! E-mails

Awhile back, I ran an article on printing e-mails. It was just a quick little tip on different ways you can print out your e-mails if you ever need to. (If you’re interested in reading it, you can do so here). Well, after that was published in the newsletter, several of you e-mailed me about an even easier way to do it in Yahoo! (By the… Continue reading

More Printer Troubleshooting Tips

Friday, July 13th, 2007

More Printer Troubleshooting Tips

Many issues can occur when printing with any application you may use on your computer. The causes of these issues will vary though and that’s exactly what we’re going to go over today. The following procedures will help resolve general printing issues that may occur.

The most common cause of printing issues involves conflicts between the program and the printer driver, which acts as a translator… Continue reading

MyPage

Friday, June 22nd, 2007

Q:
I came across something the other day called MyPage. I thought it looked interesting, but I couldn’t find a whole lot out about it. Do you have any information on it?

A:
I sure do and I’m really glad you asked! I’m going to go right into it today, so get ready and let’s go!

When you make a printout of a Web page, most of the… Continue reading

Print That E-mail

Friday, June 15th, 2007

Print That E-mail

How many e-mails do you usually receive in a day? I don’t know about you, but I get approximately 1,000 e-mails each morning here at the office. They’re always a combination of questions from readers, customers asking about their orders, jokes and junk. (Yep, I get junk mail sometimes too!) Now, with all the e-mails you get, have you ever wanted to print one? I know I… Continue reading

Ink Warning!

Friday, June 1st, 2007

Ink Warning!

If you own an HP DeskJet 3900 printer or if you’re considering buying an HP 3900 printer, I would like to share a problem with you that I experienced with remanufactured ink for these particular printers. (If you are not familiar with remanufactured ink cartridges, they are cartridges from which the ink has already been used up and then the manufacturers go in and refill the ink again… Continue reading

Printing Background Images

Friday, May 25th, 2007

Printing Background Images

When you send an e-mail, do you sometimes include stationery or other background images along with it? You know, just to give it a little extra jazz. Or maybe you receive e-mails like that. Either way, isn’t it sometimes tempting to print those e-mails out and save them for a later use? But when you do that, the images don’t print! What do you do then? Well… Continue reading

Ink Jet vs. Laser

Friday, May 25th, 2007

Q:
Can you give me any pointers on whether an ink jet printer or a laser printer is better? I’m looking to buy a new printer, but I’d like to hear from you first. Any help would be appreciated!

A:
In this day and age, probably two of the most popular printers are the ink jet and the laser printers. They are more high tech and they… Continue reading

Printing Problems

Friday, February 23rd, 2007

Q:
Whenever I try to print something, the text comes out all smudged together and everything just looks distorted. What could be causing this and how can I fix it?

A:
As with all printing problems, this could be caused by a number of things. Below, I’m going to go over some of the main ones, along with a brief description of what you can do to… Continue reading

Installing an XP Printer

Friday, February 16th, 2007

Installing an XP Printer

Have you recently bought a new printer for your computer? Are you having trouble installing it? Does your computer use Windows XP? If you answered yes to all of those questions, then I’ve got something you’re really going to love. Let’s check it out!

Believe it or not, but Windows XP actually makes installing a printer a relatively easy and painless process. There is no need… Continue reading

Printer Mania

Friday, January 26th, 2007

Q:
Lately, whenever I start up my computer, it’s as if something has taken over my printer, because it starts to spit out almost blank pieces of paper. Some of them have little special characters on them, but either way, why does it do this? And more importantly, how can I make it stop? Please help me!

A:
So, it sounds like your printer has been “kidnapped” by… Continue reading

New Ink

Wednesday, November 22nd, 2006

New Ink

Has your current ink cartridge finally printed its last print job? Has it dried up and gone off to join all your other cartridges in the trash? Or maybe you know you’ll probably only be able to get a few more documents printed with the one you have now. Either way, it sounds like it’s time for you to invest in a new set of ink. Maybe you… Continue reading

Easy Print

Wednesday, November 22nd, 2006

Easy Print

There are so many ways to print a document. We can either open the document and from the File menu, we can select the Print option where the document will be printed or we can just right click on the document and say Print to perform the same task. Apart from these, there are many more ways to get your printing jobs done.

Similarly, do you know that… Continue reading

Make Your Printer Work For You

Monday, November 6th, 2006

Make Your Printer Work For You

There is probably no bigger frustration for office workers and others who use printers than a waste of printer paper due to careless formatting. I have worked in plenty of offices where hundreds of pages could have been rescued from the recycling bin with a few simple clicks. Many employees are simply not aware of the amount of options they have with their printer… Continue reading

Print Larger

Friday, September 8th, 2006

Print Larger

Do you sometimes print something off just to be disappointed by how small the text size is? Sometimes it’s so small, you can hardly even read it! I know that seems to happen to me all the time and nothing else drives me crazier! Are you with me? If you are, keep reading!

Depending on what program you’re working in, you can usually enlarge the text size of… Continue reading

Print Test Page

Friday, September 8th, 2006

Print Test Page

I’ve gotten several e-mails just in the past few days from you all wanting to know how to print a test page. Well, I have to be honest with you for a second. I wasn’t really sure how you did this either and while I was researching it, it just about bit me on the nose and I still almost missed it. Good thing I was able… Continue reading

Printing Properties

Friday, September 8th, 2006

Q:
Can you tell me a little about the different features in the printing Properties? I’d like to know what all I can do with them.

A:
Sure thing, that’s no problem! Printers come along with many different features and it’s a good idea to familiarize yourself with them. Whether you’re an advanced or beginner printer user, it doesn’t hurt to know what your printer can do for… Continue reading

Keep That Cartridge Fresh

Friday, September 1st, 2006

Keep That Cartridge Fresh

Today’s quick tip is just a nice little friendly reminder for all of you computer users out there! If you use a computer, chances are, you use a printer quite often as well. I know many of you even like to print out some of WorldStart’s tips and to do that, you need to make sure you have a sufficient amount of ink left.

So, this… Continue reading

Print Heads

Friday, September 1st, 2006

Print Heads

Ever since I ran the tip on cleaning your printer’s print heads (read it here) in the newsletter, I have been getting e-mail after e-mail about where the print heads are actually located in your printer. It seems as if a lot of you are still a little confused about that. So, I will try my best to clear that up for you today… Continue reading

Wireless Printing

Friday, July 28th, 2006

Q:
Is there such a thing as wireless printing?

A:
Hmm, that’s a very good question. In this day and age, why wouldn’t there be a wireless printer, right? I mean, there are wireless keyboards and wireless mice, not to mention wireless Internet in itself, so the only logical thing is to have a wireless printer as well.

Well, if you’ve been wondering about this for some time… Continue reading

Print Troubleshooting

Friday, July 28th, 2006

Q:
I’m having some problems with my printer, but I’m just not exactly sure what’s causing it. What can I do to troubleshoot and figure it out?

A:
With everything computer related, there’s always a series of things you can do to troubleshoot your problems and the printer is no exception. Your problem could be more in depth and need some extra work or it could be something… Continue reading

Printer Resolution

Friday, July 28th, 2006

Printer Resolution

Well, if you know anything about printers at all, you probably know that, like monitors, they work with a certain resolution rate. Monitors have to be set at a certain resolution to bring out the best quality view for you while you use your computer. Well, printers have to do the same thing so that everything you print is eye catching and just the way you want it… Continue reading

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