John Carter has added a new tip to Tips ’N Tricks in the PMUG website called "Printing & Scanning." For those of you who are adding or replacing a printer, or even want to know how best to do a scan with your multifunction printer, this is a must read. So, take John's advice; you'll be glad you did.
Maybe you haven't checked out Tips 'n Tricks lately on the PMUG website. John posts some good info there; the latest is Jeffrey Ian's presentation notes on printers which he gave to PMUG a few weeks ago.
"This is sort of related to 'Learning about the Mac'" begins Allen Laudenslager. (Who? when? you ask. Yes, Allen, a PMUG's Previous Prez, and his wife are back. And here's the latest lesson learned.)
Thanks to Prez Art Gorski for this info -- and for the clever headline! Art writes, "Here's a good article on the high cost of inkjet printing. As usual, I recommend that members talk to our friends at http://think4inc.com before buying a new inkjet printer."
Fascinating to imagine printing from your iPhone? your iPad? Jim Hamm sends this from Small Dog TechTails newsletter. He says he's not tried the AirPrint Activator, but plans to do so. "Lack of printing capability has been one of weaknesses of the iPad -- at least for me. If this app works, it will be a step forward in making the iPad more of a free-standing computer."
Running low on ink in your printer? Perhaps you already take that cartridge out, give it some good shakes this way and that way, then put it back in to gain maybe over 100 more printed pages.
Today’s advice is copy the settings you’ve got on Mac for your particular printer. Here’s how and here’s why.
Look at System Preferences > Print > Fax. Go to Options and Supplies to then access General and Driver. Copy these numbers. Easy way is to do a screen shot (Command + Shift + 4) and pull the target-looking lines over the parts of the window you want to copy. Then drag the screen shots onto Pages; file one set on the computer, print another set out for a paper folder in the file cabinet.
Here’s why: Yesterday, automatically up popped an upgrade notice on Mac. Besides a little upgrade for Safari there was one for the HP printer. Of course, keep current, so click it on. Everything went well, etc. until this morning when awakening the printer and clicking to print something. The printer couldn’t find itself. It took a little hunting around, trial and error, but now all is well. It happens that this exact HP model is not listed in the long list under Printer Set Up, General, and Driver. What works for HP LaserJet P4515n is the designation HP LaserJet 4350. All is well. Keep good records.
This printer ink secret comes from John Carter. Don't dispose of your ink cartridge when it says it's empty. Watch this:
Today's PMUG meeting was a time to laugh and learn at the same time, thanks to our speaker of the day, Jeffrey Ian. Not only did we learn about kinds and qualities of ink and paper, he detailed rip-offs by various companies making computer printers and the outrageous prices we've had to pay for ink. He likes Canon ink jet printers and Brother laser printers.
His company has been in Prescott for years, helping schools, real estate and other companies, as well as individuals get the best deals possible. Friendly staff will answer your questions, even examine your misbehaving printer if you bring it in. He cleans print heads free. To top it off we found out that Ian was one of 4 people who got together and started the original PMUG. He has stores both in Prescott and Prescott Valley, so stop in for paper, ink, get acquainted and save some money.
Check out their site: Think4Inc.com