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Epson Inkjet Firmware Upgrades

Posted Thursday, October 17th, 2019 by .

Epson has released a number of new firmware updates that are designed to block the use of third-party ink cartridges. The error message may say the cartridge is damaged or not recognized. 

Epson, among other manufacturers, has a tendency to push firmware upgrades intentionally to reject third party cartridges, thus forcing customers to buy the far more expensive OEM cartridges.

We are actively working on getting new cartridges that will be recognized by all of the printers regardless of firmware, but this could take 3-4 weeks.

If you have one of the following printers and have upgraded the firmware, please follow the link to downgrade the firmware so you are able to continue using your third-party cartridges:

InkModelLink to Downgrade
Expression Premium 

Expression Premium 

*We now have the T288XL series in stock with up-to-date chips*

If you have one of the following printers, a new firmware upgrade has been released and will disable the third-party cartridges from working.  We do not have a solution just yet, but you can prevent future firmware updates by following the Disable link below:

Ink                                           Printers                  Link To Disable          

WorkForce Pro

WorkForce WF-2860
Expression Home XP-5100      

If you have any questions, please give us a call.

Public Notification – 08/23/2018

Posted Thursday, August 23rd, 2018 by .

August 23rd, 2018–Canon Inc. and Ink Technologies Printer Supplies, LLC have resolved their pending lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio regarding Ink Technologies’s alleged infringement of Canon’s U.S. Patent No. 9,581,958 B2. To resolve the lawsuit, Ink Technologies has stipulated to a consent judgment and permanent injunction that prohibits it from making, importing, using, selling, and offering for sale the toner cartridges that Canon accused of infringement, including models HE-CF360X, HE-CF361X, HE-CF362X, and HE-CF363X. As part of the resolution, Ink Technologies also agreed to pay Canon an undisclosed amount.

Work + Play = One Happy Office

Posted Thursday, October 29th, 2015 by .

How much time do you spend at work? Chances are, you spend more waking hours in your office than in any other room save the bedroom—so it’s important to make your office a space where you want to hang out. Regardless of what you’ve been told, it is possible to mix work and pleasure. We’ll show you some ways to make your office more enjoyable.

What Attracts You?

Take a moment to consider those offices that you find attractive. Are they colorful? Do they inspire creativity? Office design is about more than just arranging furniture and computers to ensure an efficient work space. It’s about combining all the elements of your work space into an arrangement that draws you in. If you’re a nature person, bring in some plants. If you like organization, look up what other people are doing. More filing cabinets may not be the solution. You could even bring in a swing!

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DIY Costumes for Adults, Kids, and Even Pets

Posted Thursday, October 22nd, 2015 by .

It’s that time of year again: Halloween. Whether you’re trick-or-treating, hosting a party, or just passing out candy, it’s time to dress up and be someone or something that you can’t be the rest of the year. We’re here to help with some simple-costume ideas for you, your little ones, and your pets.

Adult Disguises

There’s no need to rush out and spend good money on a store-bought costume. You probably have everything you need to make an awesome disguise right in your home.  If you want to keep things really simple, throw on some black pants and a black garbage bag. Presto, you’re a raisin. Have an old white sheet? Cut out a couple eye holes, throw it over your head, and you’re a ghost. This stick figure is easy to make, and creative too. Click on the photograph credit for 28 other DIY ideas.

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3D-Printed Scares

Posted Thursday, October 8th, 2015 by .

It’s that time of year when pumpkins, ghosts, spiders, and monsters are not only welcome but celebrated. Chances are pretty good that witches, graveyards, and fake spider webs have begun to make their annual appearance in your neighborhood; that grocery-store aisles have started to display candy; and that pumpkin-flavored everything abounds. If you’re getting into the Halloween spirit, why not stir up a few ghouls, goblins, and other decorations using 3D-printing?

Everyday Objects for the Home

It’s scary how many 3D-printed objects you can find. There are Batman-inspired clothes pegs to hold up your drying sheets on the line. There are ghost magnets you can print, with glow-in-the-dark filaments for added spookiness. You can even get yourself a set of 3D-printed salt and pepper shakers that look like dancing ghosts.

dancing-ghost shakers

dancing-ghost shakers

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Epson EcoTank Printer Making a Synchronized Splash

Posted Thursday, October 1st, 2015 by .

What does the United States Synchronized Swimming Team have to do with Epson America? As it turns out, both are making quite a splash in recent news. In case you weren’t in Times Square on September 24, the “Swimming in Ink” event featured hourly performances of talented swimmers in a multi-colored, seventeen-thousand-gallon swim tank.

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Meet the PIXMA MG3620 Wireless Inkjet AIO Printer from Canon

Posted Thursday, July 9th, 2015 by .

If you’re in the market for a new wireless printer, Canon wants to make you a happy customer with their latest model.

Introducing the PIXMA MG3620 Wireless Inkjet All-In-One printer, available in red, black, or white to compliment your home office space. It boasts a simpler Wi-Fi setup than previous models, and was designed with everyday home use in mind. It also supports AirPrint technology, so what you see is what you print: clear, crisp, and vibrant.

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3D Printing Provides a Creative Outlet

Posted Thursday, September 25th, 2014 by .

Whether your creativity comes out best in the kitchen or with a paint brush in hand, you might be interested to know what’s new in the world of 3D printing.

A Blank Slate

MakerBot, a 3D printer manufacturer, has provided a different kind of canvas for both well established artists and aspiring artists alike. The 3D form is named Zee and is a figure with a very simple human-like body without any hair or expression. Zee was inspired by blank vinyl toys in Japan when design head Lane Feuer noticed them. MakerBot sent 30 of the Zee dolls to leading artists from around the world. The results were fascinating.
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New Developments in 3D Printing: Blood, Drawing, and T-Rex Bones

Posted Thursday, July 3rd, 2014 by .

3D printing is always pushing to new horizons. Whether it’s in the field of medicine, technical gadgets or interactive learning, 3D printing is about creating improvements for our lives or recreating experiences as you will soon read about. Check out some of the newest developments.

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Printer Technology Round-Up: Virtual Reality, Goggles, and Pocket Printing

Posted Thursday, June 19th, 2014 by .

Does new technology makes life easier or just more interesting? We’ve gathered news about a few new gadgets that have hit the market recently. Read about tiny printers, augmented reality goggles and mixed reality goggles. Let us know if you hope to add them to your tech arsenal in the future.

Car Shift
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