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INTRO
Welcome to Inksell San Pedro, where you can find the best prices on ink and toner products in town. Here at Inksell San Pedro & Pro Alteration we sell all top quality ink and toner cartridges at a low cost. We also carry fax thermal ribbons, drum units and other supplies. We sell both Original Equipment Manufacturer Cartridges and Generic Cartridges for all the top brands such as Canon, Epson, HP, Brother, Dell, Lexmark, Samsung, and Xerox.

                                                                       What Printer do you have?
Need help finding out what kind of ink your printer needs. Every printer has a Model number embedded or labeled on the surface. When locating this number you can then log on to our website and find the ink & toner products tab, select printer name and enter model number in the search bar. Your ink number should then appear. If having any trouble in locating your ink type, no problem. Our friendly Inksell staff will be more than happy to assist you. Some printers only call for one of each of a black and color cartridge and others call for more than just a black and more color cartridges. As well as printers that only call for toners.

                                                                         Toners & Ink Cartridges
So I’m sure everyone is wondering what is the difference between ink cartridges and toner cartridges. It is very important to know which kind of cartridge you are looking for when you are coming in for a replacement. Toner and ink cartridges are actually two different types of products that function very differently. While both types are used for printing, the design format and contents differ. Toner cartridges are a powdery substance while Ink cartridges contain nothing but liquid. Printers that require toners are considered to be a little bit pricier than regular liquid ink cartridges. Because toners are a bit pricier of course the quality is expected to be much finer than your average liquid ink cartridge. Keep in mind that they are two different quality products which also determines usually what type of printer is being used. Toner cartridges are meant for laser printers, and not surprisingly, ink cartridges are designed for inkjet printers. Again, ink is a liquid form of pigmentation, while toner is a fine powder. Each plays a very different role in the printing process. So which one is best for you? First you want to determine the purpose of use for your printer. Do you need it for pictures, speed, business, or simply just for regular printing uses. Then you want to find the best price value for what you are looking for including which ink is going to be needed. Page yield is also a good question that is always asked. So how many pages will my cartridge print out? Every cartridge has a page yield that tells you how many page quantities it holds. This information can be found by simply looking up your cartridge number also found on the front side of your cartridge. Keep in mind some ink and toner cartridges come in two different storage forms, standard and high capacity. So say you come in and you order a high capacity cartridge rather than your normal standard, your simply getting the one that has more page yields. Now let’s talk about Refills. Can my cartridge be refilled? Yes and no. Mostly OEM (original equipment manufacturer) brands will be able to be refilled and some remanufactured. We will give you any assistance needed when figuring out which cartridges can be refilled. Can you do it yourself? Yes, we have ink kits available to customers who simply prefer to save the trips and money of refilling their own ink cartridges.

Save up to 85% on Ink and Toner Cartridge.  We have huge selection of printer Inks and Toner Cartridges. We offer free delivery on orders $50 or more and free shipping with $100 or more in U.S continental.  San Pedro & Pro Alteration is conveniently located inside of Loop 410 & San Pedro by North Star Mall.

 

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Save on ink and toner cartridges. Free delivery in San Antonio metro are on order of $50 or more

 

CUSTOM TEES

 

Custom Tees
We are excited to announce our new addition, Custom Tees! You can now come in and have us customize your apparel. We offer screen printing and heat transfer customization for T-shirts, bags, sweatshirts, shorts, jerseys and more. We could customize and apply just about any type of design or picture you are wanting to apply on your tee. We customize for all kinds of events from sportswear, uniforms, business wear, school attire, family reunions, charity’s, even your very own personal design if you have one in mind. No matter the cause we will get you into your T-shirt personally styled and designed made to fit perfectly for you. Whether it is 1 or 100 shirts, we will be more than happy and do nothing but our best to make sure you are satisfied. No hidden fees or set up charges.

Heat Transfer
Heat transfer is good for pre-printed images. We take the image of your choice, print it out, and transfer it onto a square shaped special wax sheet paper and heat-press it onto your shirt. Heat transfer is really easy and simple. There is no minimal. These types of shirts are good to have when you are needing a good quantity of shirts that to be made in a fast turnaround time.

Screen Printing
Screen-printing is for multicolor images. So let’s say you have a design in mind and there are two colors involved, we would take a stencil of thee image, lay it down, and woven each color desired one by one.

Vinyl Heat Transfer
Vinyl heat transfers are more of a higher quality of transferring images and graphic designs. We specifically cut out your desired image and place it by heat on your item. Vinyl heating is considered one of the most durable types of heat transferring. Good for jerseys, shirts, bags, etc. There are all different types of textures that could be used with vinyl; glitter, matte, pearl, elasti. Colors will be more vibrant and long lasting.

What is page yield?

Page Yield Example

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     So, that awesome printer you bought for near to nothing even came with starter cartridges- what could be better? After printing a few recipes, the kids’ homework and maybe a few pictures, the printer starts flashing a low ink signal.But wait… the box said you would get 450 pages with every cartridge and you know you didn’t even print 300 pages. So, is the printer already going crazy or is that cartridge really empty? Well, that 450 pages you thought you were going to get was also measured with certain page yield criteria.So, what is page yield you ask?Page yield is an approximate number of pages that can be printed with a single printer cartridge.
Because printer companies use their own methods for estimating how many pages their printer cartridges will yield, it makes it difficult for customers to compare printers before purchasing.
     Well, the good news is there is a big brother watching out for consumers. The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) began collaborating with the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) to publish yield standards for monochrome (black) toner (ISO/IEC 19752), color inkjet (ISO/IEC 24711) and color toner cartridges (ISO/IEC 19798). This gives customers a more accurate way to compare products and make an informed decision before making a purchase. So, let’s get in to what page yield is and how it works.
     The page yield tests are done using either A4 or 8.5×11” paper. There are currently no page yield standards associated with 4×6 prints (a commonly used size for photos).
     The test for monochrome (black) uses a standard test page with about 5 percent coverage. The test page is printed continuously until the cartridge is empty.The color inkjet and toner cartridges use a standard set of five test pages — and they are also printed continuously until the cartridge is empty. The standard set contains a mixture of images and text in different quantities to achieve an average of 5 percent coverage (per color totaling 15%) to achieve the results.
     Basically every 5 % of a page that you print in regular text, 10 pitch with no bold printing- your cartridge considers it “a page.” The image below shows what 5% coverage looks like.Yeah- it’s not very encouraging when you think of how much you actually spend on ink. But, now you can get a better idea of why your cartridge seems to go so quickly. And though the ISO page yield may not be able to give an exact number of how many pages your cartridge will produce, it’s still the most reliable way to compare products and ink page yield.Keep in mind…When purchasing an ink cartridge, rather it is a genuine cartridge, a remanufactured or a compatible; the page yield will always be the same. So, you can feel more confident in purchasing a less expensive cartridge knowing you’re actually getting more than your money’s worth.

How do inkjet printers work?

How do inkjet printers work?

So, you finally bought that really cool looking printer with the light up touch screen and a hundred different buttons. So, after you get it home and hook it up­ you find yourself suddenly printing recipes you’ll never use
and pictures of strange cats. But, as you click print and hear the whirl of the printer gear up and start moving across your paper, you wonder – how does that image really get there? Surely there is a bit of magic inside that machine to produce such breath taking pictures and enhance the color with such precision.  Well, it’s not magic­ exactly.

There are several different parts of a printer that all contribute to that image that appears after you click print. In this article we’ll go over some of the basic parts of your inkjet printer.

Let’s start with feeding the paper into the printer.

Most inkjet printers have either a paper tray or a feeder where the paper will be loaded.  The paper tray is typically found in the front or on the top of the printer.  A set of rollers pull the paper in from the tray. Then, the stepper motor powers the rollers to move the paper in the exact increment needed to ensure a continuous image is printed. Once the image is placed onto the paper, another set of rollers push the paper back out of the printer and onto a tray.

So, what’s going on with that sheet of paper after it disappears into the printer?

First, we have the print head, which is the “brain” of an inkjet printer. The print head contains a series of nozzles that are used to spray drops of ink in a controlled pattern onto your paper. If the print head gets clogged or burns out­ you stop printing.

Next we have the obvious, the ink jet cartridges. Ink cartridges come in various combinations, such as separate black and color cartridges, color and black in a single cartridge or even a cartridge for each ink color.
Some of the ink cartridges on certain inkjet printers actually contain the print head itself.

Now we have the print head stepper motor, which is the assembly that holds the ink cartridges in place while moving back and forth across your paper. Some printers even have a second stepper motor that parks the print head assembly when the printer is not in use, which keeps the assembly from accidentally moving when not in use.

The belt inside the printer is used to attach the print head assembly to the stepper motor and move it back and forth across your paper, but it is the stabilizer bar that ensures the movement is precise and controlled so that
the ink cartridges and print head produce an exact, high quality image.

So, these are just the basics of your totally cool looking printer. But, if you have any issues or questions, contact Inksell on San Pedro. Our highly trained staff is ready to assist you with all of your printing needs.

 

 

 how to inkjet printer works

 

 

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