Posts made in January, 2016

Use These Tips To Ensure Your Inkjet Printers Continue To Work Well

As a business owner, you already know how important it is to keep your computer and printers working on a day-to-day basis. If anything happens to your inkjet printers, work may grind to a halt until the printer is repaired, leading to a delay in any work that is being done. To avoid these kinds of delays, you need to be aware of a few things you can do to help your printers continue to function when you need them. Use the following tips to be confident that your inkjet printers will work.

Don’t Let Cartridges Empty Out

If you’re like a lot of people, you don’t even pay attention to the ink cartridges until they are empty and you have to change them. However, not only does this cause a work delay when you need to take time to remove the cartridge and put in a new one, there could be other problems as well. When the ink cartridges are empty, air might get into the printer head, which could cause a difference in print quality.

The best thing to do is to monitor how much ink is in the cartridges, a feature that is now available on most inkjet printers. When you see that the available ink is getting low, you might want to wait until the end of the work day and then change the ink cartridges. If your printers do not provide you with ink information, look for signs that your printed pages are not as vibrant or dark as they could be.

Remove Dust

Dust can collect on your printers over time, which can affect the way your printers operate. Not only might dust cause streaks in your printed pages, but it may also eventually cause printer jams if allowed to build up too much. To avoid this, use a canned air duster to blow away any dust you see on a regular basis. It might also help for you to cover printers when everyone leaves to go home; this way, dust is less likely to build up on printers while they are not in use.

These are just a few of the tips you can use to ensure that your inkjet printers will continue printing whenever you want them to. For more help, you might want to get in touch with a printer repair contractor who can perform general maintenance on your printers so that they are always ready to go when you require them.

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Thoughtful Ways To Express Condolences

More than 2.5 million people die in the U.S. every year. This means that within the next year it is not out of the realm of possibility that someone you know or their relative will die. When death happens in your family, grieving becomes personal but even if you have experienced it first hand, knowing exactly what to say or do for a friend or acquaintance when they are grieving can be difficult and even awkward. It has been suggested that it is just that feeling of helplessness that results in many persons doing nothing at all.

However, there are ways that you can help those who are facing this most difficult but inevitable part of life. Here are a few suggestions.


Every culture has specific ways that they memorialize their dead. Funeral or memorial services are the most recognizable way to accomplish this. However, you can offer your own way of adding to the memorializing of the loved one by planting a tree or hosting a remembrance gathering. This of course will depend on how close you are to those who are grieving and how prepared they may be in their grieving process to accept such contributions.

You may also consider getting an item engraved with a personal thought for those who are grieving. This can be anything from a clock, bible, key chain, or for the tech savvy, a phone case or tablet. This should reflect the personality of the deceased and be specific to the griever. An engraved piece can cost anywhere from 7 1/2 cents to 50 cents per letter with a set fee for each engraved item plus the cost of the item itself. 

And the gift goes on

Knowing exactly what the grieving person needs is out of your hands so remember to ask. Each person grieves in a different way and they may need different kinds of support at varying times. One suggestion is that you can help to relieve them of the mundane, recurrent tasks that need to be done each day such as walking the dog, filling prescriptions or getting the mail. These may seem small and inconsequential but they provide tangible evidence of your support through a difficult time.

Be aware too that helping with grieving is not just for immediately after the person has died but is especially needed after the initial shock of the loss, through the memorial rites and possibly long after. Click here to investigate more ways to help a grieving friend or family member.   

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