Public Notification – 04/30/2021

Dayton, OH, April 30th, 2021 – 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’ alleged infringement of Canon’s U.S. Patent Nos. 10,209,667; 10,289,060; 10,289,061; 10,295,957; 10,488,814; 10,496,032; 10,496,033; 10,514,654; 10,520,881; and 10,520,882, with Ink Technologies agreeing to a Consent Judgment and Permanent Injunction that prohibits it from making, using, selling, and offering for sale in the U.S., and from importing into the U.S., the toner supply containers that Canon accused of infringement.

Coronavirus Status Update

Ink Technologies (and its subsidiary is currently open for business and will continue to ship ink and toner supplies unless otherwise indicated in this blog post. Here are some important points related to our status:

  • As an office supply company, we are considered an Essential Business in the supply chain to help keep our other nationwide essential businesses running and also get necessary supplies to help our workers who are working from home.
  • All Ink Tech employees who can work from home are now working from home. This includes all customer service and administrative employees that are not needed to support our warehouse/shipping operation.
  • Our customer service personnel are set up to handle email and take phone calls from their homes. We will be available to take your calls or respond to contact inquiries during normal business hours.
  • We have divided our warehouse into two separate shifts to ensure maximum social distancing. This means we only have a handful of people sharing the warehouse space at a given time, in a 25,000 square foot space. As an internet company, we can maintain a much safer environment than a traditional retail store.
  • Ink and toner will continue to ship based on our current interval commitments. However, please be prepared to experience delays based on logistics factors beyond our control.

Thank you for your continued support – stay safe!

The Ink Technologies Team

Epson Inkjet Firmware Upgrades

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

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.

Remove Firmware that blocks Remanufactured Ink

HP has recently updated a list of printers that block the use of third party ink cartridges and gives the user an error message stating that the cartridge is “damaged”.

This is an attempt for HP to force consumers to use Genuine HP ink cartridges instead of saving money by using our less expensive, high quality remanufactured ink cartridges. If you experience this message while using a third party cartridge, there is a simple fix to this problem: 1) click the link below to go to the HP website, 2) select your printer model, and 3) download and run the firmware update.  Once this is completed, you can install your cartridge and use it with no further problems.

A list of printers that are impacted by this update are:

• HP OfficeJet 6800 Series
• HP OfficeJet 6812
• HP OfficeJet 6815
• HP OfficeJet 6820
• HP OfficeJet 6822
• HP OfficeJet 6825
• HP OfficeJet Pro 6200 Series
• HP OfficeJet Pro 6230
• HP OfficeJet Pro 6235
• HP OfficeJet Pro 6239
• HP OfficeJet Pro 6830
• HP OfficeJet Pro 6835
• HP OfficeJet Pro 251 dw
• HP OfficeJet Pro 276 dw
• HP OfficeJet Pro 8100 ePrinter
• HP OfficeJet Pro 8600 e-All-in-One
• HP OfficeJet Pro 8600 Plus e-All-in-One
• HP OfficeJet Pro 8600 Premium e-All-in-One
• HP OfficeJet Pro 8610 e-All-in-One
• HP OfficeJet Pro 8615 e-All-in-One
• HP OfficeJet Pro 8616 e-All-in-One
• HP OfficeJet Pro 8620 e-All-in-One
• HP OfficeJet Pro 8625 e-All-in-One
• HP OfficeJet Pro 8630 e-All-in-One
• HP OfficeJet Pro 8640 e-All-in-One
• HP OfficeJet Pro 8660 e-All-in-One
• HP OfficeJet Pro X 450 Series
• HP OfficeJet Pro X 451 dn
• HP OfficeJet Pro X 451 dw
• HP OfficeJet Pro X 470 Series
• HP OfficeJet Pro X 476 dn
• HP OfficeJet Pro X 476 dw
• HP OfficeJet Pro X 551 dw
• HP OfficeJet Pro X 576 dw

HP + HTC = In Home VR

The world of gaming is about to be forever changed. This isn’t because of a new invention per se. It’s about accessibility. Thanks to a collaboration between Hewlett Packard and HTC, the world of virtual reality (VR) is practically at your fingertips.

HP and HTC recently announced that they will deliver a certified VR-ready desktop PC created specifically for gamers. The HP ENVY Phoenix will provide the most immersive room-scale VR solution available, utilizing room-scale tracking that works with photosensors on both headsets and controllers. It’s able to track the user’s movement within a 15×15-foot 3D space.

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DIY Fun With Snow

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow! Then again, maybe not. Snow is one of those things that many of us want until we actually get it. Then we want it to be gone, gone, gone. In any case, ’tis the season for the white stuff.

Real Snow

If you have actual snow, it may interest you to know how it’s formed. The life of a snowflake begins high in the earth’s atmosphere. Whether a potential snowflake becomes sleet, freezing rain, or a blizzard depends on temperature, humidity, and water vapor encountered during its fall to earth. The perfect combination of all three factors is required to form the type of snow that’s perfect for making a snowman, snow ball, or snow fort.

When you are blessed with real snow, there are a variety of ways to celebrate. You could make DIY snow paint and design a masterpiece in the front yard. You could be more traditional and make snow prints or snow angels. Or you could be silly and make snowmen that will attract the attention of the passerby. Here are ten more activities to do in the snow. Have fun, and make sure to bundle up!

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Meet Halo, Your Wearable Emoticon

A Ph.D. student at M.I.T. has created a wearable device that changes colors and patterns according to the weather and the mood and movements of the wearer. The device, called Halo, consists of one hundred and eighty independently programmed light-emitting diodes, or LEDs.

Nan Zhao, the creator of Halo, originally designed it for the purpose of attaching lighting to individuals rather than to buildings. There would be no need to switch on a light during your midnight trip to the toilet, for example, if you were taking light with you.

Now, however, Zhao envisions a variety of applications. Waiters could use Halo to be more visible to customers and look more approachable. Travelers battling jet lag could use Halo to help adjust their internal body clock. Halo could even be used as an alternative to make-up.

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3D-Printed Drugs: A Pill for Everything?

Despite a bit of controversy here and there, 3D printing has taken the world by storm, and the debate is about to get real. Scientists have been printing tissues, organs, and appendages with 3D printers, and now they are printing drugs. You read that right: 3D-printed drugs.

It was Aprecia Pharmaceuticals that developed the world’s first 3D-printed drug. The company picked up exclusive rights to 3D-printed technology for pharmaceutical purposes in 2007, and recently announced the development of Spritam, a drug used to treat seizures.

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How Long Will You Have Your Smartphone?

Chances are pretty good that you’re reading this article on a smartphone. If you aren’t, you’ve probably used a smartphone for something else today—for anything from ordering a meal to hailing a ride. Long story short, we are more connected than ever, and more and more dependent on our phones.

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