How long does it take the average highlighter to run out of ink?

 

Highlighters have been around for like forever.  They are very useful when we want to mark out part of a page (or all the page if you feel like it).  Also very useful as a way showing what we consider important among all the words we are looking at.  Any my special favourite is using different colors of highlighters to color code sections of wordings that assist in letting us know at a glance what each section is referring to.

As simple and easy to use as highlighters might feel, we typically overlook the fact that they will run out of ink and become dry.  So a key question that is not asked enough is; how long does it take the average highlighter to run out of ink? The simple answer is it depends. On the volume of the ink in the highlighter, and how frequently you use the highlighter.

An average highlighter will come with 10ml of ink within it, and the average ink used up for highlighting an average word length is 0.0002ml. If you do the math, this gives you 50,000 words to highlight.  This might seem a lot, but if you are a frequent highlighter, who marks 1000 words a day, it will take 50 days to run out of highlighter ink.

Highlighter

But this is assuming you get high-quality highlighters like the Sharpie® Accent Liquid Highlighters – Orange 215491 from 123ink.ca that is currently on clearance sale and priced $0.99. With high-quality highlighters like these, you are sure that every drop of ink in the highlighter will be used for marking up words, and not drying up within the highlighter pen like inferior highlighters.

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Other high quality highlighters from 123ink.ca like the Staedtler® Textsurfer® Classic 364 Highlighter Pen and the Avery HI-LITER® Desk-Style Chisel Point Highlighter Pen which come in several different luminous color variants and selling for $1.99 and $0.99 respectively, also possess the key essential quality of having fast drying ink thereby ensuring no unwanted smudges are left on the paper sheets.

 

 

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Can you print in monochrome on a color laser printer that is missing the color toners?

A not unfamiliar situation with a laser printer is to run out of color toners (cyan, magenta and yellow) but still have the black toner available.  In this unique situation, can you still go ahead and print in the only monochrome?

The answer is, it depends on the type of laser printer you have.  But most modern laser printers will not allow you to go ahead to print in this scenario.  This is because the other colors are used to give clarity to the black printout to make it more legible.  Funny and unusual as this might seem, the printouts using black and other colors are superior to using only back alone.  The physics lesson behind this is black is a combination of multiple colors, so you need other “colors”, to get the perfect black color.

Even specifying the monochrome option in your printer options menu on your computer, does not guarantee that the laser printer will print out the works when the color toners have run out. This is due to the fact that even these specifically designated “black” only printouts also require some quantity of color toner to give quality legible printing.

Some models of laser printouts (mostly the older models) allow you to specify a bypass option if you are interested in printing with only the black toner available.  While this might work, it gives a lower grade quality of print that might not be acceptable for most users.

To avoid, low-quality printouts, even for purely monochrome works, it is always best to replace the color toners that have run dry.  And on 123ink.ca you have access to different types of color toners that are compatible with a wide variety of LaserJet printers.

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Canon PGI280 and Canon CLI281 for Printer TS6220

We have 24 different ink cartridges for Canon printer TS6220. Do not worry, we will just feature the more popular ones, which are ones that are bought the most by our 123Ink customers.  The biggest contrast is the pricing. Compatible ink is much cheaper, especially the combo pack, however, the yields are the same for all colors of ink. Take a look at the list below to compare Canon PG1280 ink and Canon CL1281 ink.

Canon PGI-280XXL CLI-281XXL Compatible Ink Cartridge Combo Extra High Yield – Moustache®

Pigment Black/Black/Cyan/Magenta/Yellow – $87.99 – Yields are Pigment Black: 600 pages, Black: 830 pages, Cyan: 830 pages, Magenta: 760 pages, Yellow: 830 pages

 

Compared to Canon genuine brand ink:

 

Canon PGI-280XXL CLI-281XXL Original Ink Cartridge Extra High Yield Combo Pigment Black/Black/Cyan/Magenta/Yellow – Genuine Product from Canon – $174.99 – Yields are Pigment Black: 600, Black: 830, Cyan: 830, Magenta: 760, Yellow: 830

 

Then consider and compare individual black and color inks:

Remanufactured Canon PGI-280XXL 1967C001 Compatible Pigment Black Ink Cartridge Extra High Yield – Moustache® – $24.99 – Yields 600 pages

 

Other colors – Black, Yellow, Cyan and Magenta – with extra high yield in a single package are $19.99 with yields the same as the combo pack listed first in this post.

 

Compared to Canon genuine brand ink:

 

Canon PGI-280XXL 1967C001 Original Pigment Black Ink Cartridge Extra High Yield

Genuine Product from Canon – $44.99 – Yields 600 pages

 

Other colors – Black, Yellow, Cyan and Magenta – with extra high yield in a single package are $32.99 – Yields are Pigment Black: 600, Black: 830, Cyan: 830, Magenta: 760, Yellow: 830

 

We only carry the above compatible in for Canon PG1280 ink and Canon CL1281. However, Canon carries lower yielding inks as well:

 

Canon PGI-280 CLI-281 Original Ink Cartridge Combo Pigment Black/Black/Cyan/Magenta/Yellow – Genuine Product from Canon – $64.99 – Yields are Pigment Black: 250, Black: 230, Cyan: 259, Magenta: 259, Yellow: 259

 

Other individual packages of in are priced at $20.99 for Pigment Black and the other four colors are priced at $13.99 for the same yields. The price of these ink cartridges is easier on the pocketbook, just like the Compatible Extra High Yield cartridges.

 

Canon also has a regular high yield ink with pricing between the Extra High Yield and the Original Yield inks. For time and space, we have not listed them here. Please see our ink page for those choices.

 

Hope this post made it easier to see what inks are available for your printer, with the compared pricing and yields helping you make a more informed decision about  Canon PG1280 ink and Canon CL1281 ink to purchase for the Canon Printer TS6220.

 

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HP 65 ink for Printer ENVY 5010

HP 65 ink

In today’s post, we are featuring another printer – HP Printer ENVY 5010. This printer takes HP 65 ink. We carry eight different varieties of ink cartridges for this printer. We will list them comparing Remanufactured Ink with Canon Genuine Ink. Yet again, the yield differences are very similar, while pricing is better if you buy the Remanufactured HP 65 ink.

Remanufactured HP 65XL Black and Color Ink Cartridge High Yield Combo – $36.99 – Yields are Black: 300 pages, Color: 300 pages

Please note this does not include black ink. HP does not offer a High Yield Combo pack that includes black at this time. They only offer an Original Black and Tri-Color Combo pack, which is listed towards the bottom of the list below with two asterisks **.

Remanufactured HP 65XL N9K04AN Black Ink Cartridge High Yield – $19.99 – Yields 300 pages

Compared to HP Genuine Ink:

HP 65XL N9K04AN Original Black Ink Cartridge High Yield – Genuine Product from HP – $33.99 – Yields 300 pages

Remanufactured HP 65XL N9K03AN Tri-Color Ink Cartridge High Yield – $19.99 – Yields 300 pages

Compared to HP Genuine Ink:

HP 65XL N9K03AN Original Tri-Color Ink Cartridge High Yield – Genuine Product from HP – $38.99 – Yields 300 pages

Other HP Genuine Ink products for EVNY 5010:

**HP 65 T0A36AN Original Black and Tri-color Ink Cartridge – Genuine Product from HP Combo – Genuine Product from HP – $32.99 – Yields are Black: 120 Pages and Color: 100 Pages

HP 65 N9K01AN Original Tri-Color Ink Cartridge – Genuine Product from HP – $18.99 – Yields 100 pages

HP 65 N9K02AN Original Black Ink Cartridge – Genuine Product from HP – $14.99 – Yields 120 pages

Once again remanufactured ink wins out in pricing. The reviews for these products are about equal. Click here to purchase HP 65 ink.

 

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Canon PG240 and Canon CL241 for Printer MG3620

Our purpose in sharing posts about printer cartridges is not only to teach you what ink your printer needs but also to share the price difference between brand name ink cartridges and remanufactured or compatible ink. This way you will see the price differences, as well as the similarities or differences in yields all on one page.

If you own a Canon printer MG3620, you will need to purchase Canon PG240 or Canon CL241 ink cartridges. We carry 12 different ink cartridges for this printer. Look at the summary below to determine which one suits your printing needs and bank account.

Canon PG240 and Canon CL241 Remanufactured Ink Cartridges

The yields are similar between remanufactured Canon PG240 and Canon CL241 and Canon brand ink. Most reviews are high for both inks with 4-4.5 maple leaves out of 5. The displacement comes in pricing. Remanufactured ink cartridges are less expensive than Canon brand ink.

Canon PG-240XXL 5204B001 Remanufactured Black Ink Cartridge Extra High Yield – $24.99 – Yields 600 pages

Canon PG-240XL CL-241XL 5206B001 5208B001 Remanufactured Ink Cartridge High Yield Combo – $39.99 – PG240XL yields up to 300 pages and CL241XL yields up to 400 pages

Canon PG-240XL CL-241XL 5206B001 5208B001 Remanufactured Ink Cartridge High Yield Combo II

2 pieces of PG-240XL + 1 piece of CL-241XL – $55.99 – PG240XL yields up to 300 pages and CL241XL yields up to 400 pages

 

Canon CL-241XL 5208B001 Remanufactured Color Ink Cartridge High Yield – $22.99 – Yields 400 pages

 

Canon PG-240XL 5206B001 Remanufactured Black Ink Cartridge High Yield – $18.99 – Yield 400 pages

 

Canon PG240 and Canon CL241 Brand Ink

 

As we already stated above, the Canon ink has the same yields and reviews like remanufactured ink. The prices are where the likeness ends. See Canon brand ink below for the printer MG3620.

 

Canon PG-240 5207B001 Original Black Ink Cartridge – Genuine Product from Canon – $24.99 – Yields 180 pages

 

Canon PG-240XL 5206B001 Original Black Ink Cartridge High Yield – Genuine Product from Canon – $28.99 – Yields 400 pages

 

Canon PG-240XL CL-241XL 5206B001 5208B001 Original Ink Cartridge High Yield Combo – Genuine Product from Canon – $68.99 – PG240XL yields up to 300 pages and CL241XL yields up to 400 pages

 

Canon PG-240 CL-241 5207B001 5209B001 Original Black and Color Ink Cartridge Combo – Genuine Product from Canon – $52.99 – Yields 180 pages each cartridge

 

Canon PG-240XXL 5204B001 Original Black Ink Cartridge Extra High Yield – Genuine Product from Canon – $51.99 – Yields 600 pages

 

Canon CL-241 5209B001 Original Color Ink Cartridge – Genuine Product from Canon – $32.99 – Yields 180 pages

 

Canon CL-241XL 5208B001 Original Color Ink Cartridge High Yield – Genuine Product from Canon – $41.99 – Yields 400 pages

 

After viewing the contrast between the two inks, why not consider buying remanufactured ink? Less money for the same value. Buy Canon PG240 or Canon CL241 ink now.

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How Do You Use a Footrest? 

The important thing when using a footrest is your comfort. An adjustable footrest allows you to angle the footrest at a height that is comfortable to your body. A footrest will aid in alleviating back pain, leg fatigue and foot numbness. Whether you have a regular office desk or an adjustable desk, a footrest is easy and convenient to use.

When you receive your footrest place it in a spot beneath your desk where you can place your feet on it without stretching or straining. Rest your feet on it. Fiddle with the angle of the footrest until you find an angle that feels comfortable to you and your body. Be sure to change your chair height too, if it is necessary to improve your posture or comfort level.

If you have an adjustable desk, then you will be able to use the footrest when you sit or when you stand. Position the footrest so that you can place both feet on it when sitting. When standing you will want to position the footrest so that you can rest one foot on it while standing. You should notice less back pressure when trying this position. To change feet, simply put the footrest on the other side so you can rest your other foot.

Some footrests have a grid or textured design that allows you to massage your feet. Take off your shoes and put your feet on the footrest and allow your feet to be soothed by the pressure of your feet and legs.

In order to further improve your blood circulation, place your feet on the footrest and gently rock back and forth. This enables you to change from a completely sedentary position to one that allows you to continue to work while moving slightly.

Footrests are easy to use, help improve posture, circulation and office comfort. To learn more about footrests, read our post on Why Do You Need a Footrest and Top 5 Reasons You Need a Footrest.

 

 

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Why Do You Need a Footrest?

Perhaps you are one of those people who is very frugal or does not like clutter. You may think that a footrest is a waste of money or another thing you do not need cluttering up your office. However, those thoughts may be putting your body at a disadvantage. Consider these facts about a footrest before you completely write off owning a footrest:

  1. A footrest elevates the feet and positions your legs correctly, which may reduce the stress placed on your feet, legs and spine from sitting.
  2. It can also massage your feet, which can reduce stress and promote blood circulation.
  3. A footrest allows you to change the position of your feet and legs, which will help promote good circulation.
  4. It provides an alternative motion instead of remaining stationary while seated.
  5. A footrest may increase your work productivity because it enables you to focus more on your work than your discomfort from sitting for long periods of time.

The function of a footrest:

  • An adjustable footrest helps you work comfortably with less stress and fatigue.
  • It has an ergonomic design providing a tilt angle up to 30°.
  • A 3-position height adjustment lets you choose the position that’s right for you. (Adjust to 10 – 13.5 – 16.5 cm)
  • A built-in surface tread massages your feet.
  • A rocking motion allows you to move your feet and legs increasing circulation.

The reason you need a footrest is so you can work more comfortably, thus increasing your work productivity because you will be focused on work instead of numb buttocks, legs or feet. Your back will probably feel better because your weight may be distributed more evenly. You may see an improvement in your circulation, which may help prevent circulatory diseases and complications. Back injuries may be avoided because less pressure is being placed on it because your feet are elevated promoting proper posture.

If you are interested in purchasing an affordable footrest, we have three in stock that range from $14.99-$19.99.

 

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Top 5 Reasons Why You Need a Footrest

The number one reason to invest in a footrest is for your health. It is not enough to purchase an ergonomically correct chair, which helps support your back, neck and core body. What about your feet and legs? This is where a footrest can fill in the gap. A footrest is designed to allow for a change of positions and to increase back and legs support. Check out our top five reasons why you need a footrest.

  1. You have the short gene. Tall folks generally do not need a footrest because they can sit, and their feet touch the floor. Whereas, shorter folks not only need them but require them especially when their feet do not touch the ground on certain chairs. Remember the best posture while sitting is for your feet to be flat on the floor, your back straight up and down, shoulders back, not slumped.
  2. Tall and medium height people benefit too from footrests. Sitting for long periods of time is unhealthy for everyone. Circulation problems can be aggravated if you stay in the same position for too long. Footrests allow for leg and foot movement while sitting, increasing circulation. Short, tall or medium height people benefit from footrests because improved circulation is good for everyone, not just short people.
  3. Rocking footrests change your position. If you have a footrest that allows for rocking, this can increase circulation. It also gets your feet off the hard floor.
  4. Footrests + adjustable desks = less back stress. A footrest and an adjustable desk can allow you to sit or stand; and allow you to rest one foot on the footrest while standing, yet another change of position. More variations the better for your back and circulation.
  5. Footrests increase your productivity. As stated above, footrests allow changes of positions, thus increasing your comfort. As you change positions you alleviate lower back pain, numb buttocks, feet or legs, which can increase your productivity because you may be more focused on work; not your back pain or numbness.

Do you desire more comfort when sitting in your office? Are you thinking about purchasing a footrest? Or do you want to know more? Please visit our footrest product page for more information.

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HP 63 ink for Printer DeskJet 3637

Does shopping for printer ink make your head spin? Especially online with all the numbers and letters attached to the ink descriptions?! We are trying to make the decision-making process easier for you. By writing blog posts featuring ink cartridges, it is our hope that it puts all the information you need in one place. We are assuming brand, pricing and yields are the most important thing to our customers when purchasing ink. If we are wrong, please feel free to leave a comment telling us what you are looking for when you are buying ink for your printer.

HP 63 ink

If you own a deskjet 3637 printer, you will need HP 63 ink. We carry nine different ink cartridges for this printer – remanufactured and HP genuine brand – both of which have the same yields in the high yield packages. However, the price is significantly lower for the remanufactured ink cartridges.

Remanufactured HP 63XL F6U63AN Tri-Color Ink Cartridge High Yield – Moustache® – 1/Pack – $28.99 – 330-page yield each

Remanufactured HP 63XL F6U63AN Tri-Color Ink Cartridge High Yield – Moustache® – 3/Pack – $78.99 – 330-page yield each

Remanufactured HP 63XL F6U64AN Black Ink Cartridge High Yield – Moustache® – 1/Pack – $24.99 – 480-page yield each

Remanufactured HP 63XL F6U64AN Black Ink Cartridge High Yield – Moustache® – 3/Pack – $67.99 – 480-page yield each

Genuine HP Ink

HP 63 F6U61AN Original Tri-Color Ink Cartridge Genuine Product from HP – $30.99 – 160-page yield

HP 63 F6U62AN F6U61AN Original Black and Tri-Color Ink Cartridge Combo – Genuine Product from HP – $52.99 – Black yields 190 pages and color yields 165 pages

HP 63XL F6U64AN F6U63AN Original Black and Tri-Color Ink Cartridge Combo High Yield – Genuine Product from HP – $86.49 – Black yields 480 pages and color yields 330 pages

HP 63XL F6U64AN Original Black Ink Cartridge High Yield – Genuine Product from HP – $43.49 – 480-page yield

HP 63XL F6U63AN Original Tri-Color Ink Cartridge High Yield – Genuine Product from HP – $45.99 – 330-page yield

We hope this helps you decide what printer ink to replenish your ink supply with. If it has, buy HP 63 ink now and save money! Be sure to leave a review on our product page or a comment below to let us know what you think.

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HP 952 Ink for Printer Officejet Pro 8730

If you own an Officejet Pro 8720 printer, then you will need to buy HP 952 Ink. We carry 17 different ink cartridges for this printer! Wow. Yeah, we are amazed too. Whether you buy HP original ink cartridges or remanufactured ink cartridges, is up to you. However, we highly recommend the remanufactured ink cartridges. It will save you money and remanufactured ink cartridges are just as good as brand name ink, with better yields.

Remanufactured HP 952 Ink

Moustache remanufactured HP 952 Ink has high reviews, 4.5 maple leaves out of 5 for 81 reviews for the combo pack, which is listed first below. Our customers like the remanufactured ink. It is a good idea to pay attention to the page yield to discern whether it meets your printing needs. If you do not make copies very often, then a lower yield for less money might fit your budget better. Those who do daily copies would do better to purchase a high yield ink.

Remanufactured HP 952XL Ink Cartridge Combo High Yield – Black/Cyan/Magenta/Yellow – Moustache® F6U19AN, L0S61AN, L0S64AN, L0S67AN – $89.99 – Black yields 2000 pages, while the colored inks yield 1600 pages

 

Remanufactured HP 952XL F6U19AN Black Ink Cartridge High Yield – Moustache® – $24.99 – 2000-page yield

 

Remanufactured HP 956XL L0R39AN Black Ink Cartridge High Yield – $34.99 – 3000-page yield 

 

Remanufactured HP 952XL L0S67AN Yellow Ink Cartridge High Yield – Moustache® – $22.99 – 1600- page yield

 

Remanufactured HP 952XL L0S64AN Magenta Ink Cartridge High Yield – Moustache® – $22.99 – 1600- page yield

 

Remanufactured HP 952XL L0S61AN Cyan Ink Cartridge High Yield – Moustache® – $22.99 – 1600-page yield

 

HP 952 Original Brand Ink

 

We realize that there will always be customers who prefer brand name ink, so we have included original HP 952 ink for your consideration, as well. Genuine products from HP get about the same rating as the remanufactured ink, though there are fewer reviews overall from customers for HP original ink.

 

HP 952XL F6U19AN Original Black Ink Cartridge High Yield – Genuine Product from HP – $52.99 – 2000-page yield

 

HP 956XL L0R39AN Original Black Ink Cartridge High Yield – $64.99 – 3000-page yield

 

HP 952 F6U15AN Original Black Ink Cartridge – Genuine Product from HP – $37.99 – 1000-page yield

 

HP 952 N9K27AN Original Ink Cartridge Combo Cyan/Magenta/Yellow – Genuine Product from HP – $74.99 – yields up to 700 pages each cartridge

 

HP 952XL Original Ink Cartridge Combo High Yield Black/Cyan/Magenta/Yellow – Genuine Product from HP – $170.99 – Black yields 2000 pages, while the colored ink yields 1600 pages each

 

Also available from HP are individual color cartridges costing $40.99 for high yield at 1600 pages, while original yield costs $25.99 for a 700-page yield. As you can see, the yields vary between the remanufactured and the original HP inks. The remanufactured ink has better yields for less money. Shop now for HP 952 ink and save!

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