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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.

Work and Play Make One Happy Office

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

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

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

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

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

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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