The Future of Printing: Navigating Innovations in the Printing Industry in 2024

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Digital printing technology has revolutionised the printing business, providing greater flexibility, speed, and cost-effectiveness. The desire for personalised and on-demand printing will drive even more use of digital printing solutions in 2024. Businesses are increasingly using variable data printing to personalise information to individual interests, which improves consumer engagement and response rates.

Furthermore, developments in inkjet and toner technology are pushing the limits of print quality, allowing for brighter colours, finer details, and clearer pictures. As a result, digital printing continues to encroach on traditional offset printing, especially for small to medium print runs.

Sustainable practices are becoming increasingly important in several industries, including printing. This year, there will be a greater emphasis on environmentally friendly printing techniques, driven by both consumer demand and governmental restrictions. To lessen their environmental impact, printers invest in energy-efficient equipment, eco-friendly inks, and recycled paper stocks.

Additionally, the notion of circularity is gaining steam, with printers looking at closed-loop solutions that reduce waste and promote recycling. Printers who use sustainable techniques not only help to environmental conservation, but also appeal to environmentally concerned consumers, boosting their brand name.

Augmented Reality (AR) integration is transforming how we engage with printed things. In 2024, there is a rising trend of using AR technology into print publications to provide immersive and interactive experiences. Users may increase engagement and involvement by scanning printed papers with a smartphone or tablet and accessing extra information such as films, animations, or 3D models.

This AR integration not only revitalises conventional print media, but also offers advertisers with significant data into customer behaviour and preferences. Businesses that evaluate user interactions with augmented material may improve their marketing techniques and adjust future campaigns for optimal impact.

3D printing is becoming more popular and accessible in 2024, despite its long history. From quick prototype to specialised manufacturing, 3D printing provides unrivalled adaptability and efficiency. In the printing sector, 3D printing is being used to create elaborate prototypes, custom packaging, and even working parts for machines.

Furthermore, advances in materials science are expanding the applications of 3D printing, with biodegradable and recyclable filaments becoming more common. As technology becomes more inexpensive and accessible, we may expect to see a proliferation of 3D printing services catering to a wide range of sectors and consumer demands.

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HP Instant Ink Subscription Prices Increase… Again.

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HP increased Instant Ink Subscription fees yet again. This time, the price went up by 50%! This caused a wave of anger and many consumers to seek out cheaper and better options. The Instant Ink Subscription kicked off with a rocky start, with people paying for their printer cartridges monthly, in order to eliminate the third-party competition, which offered the same cartridges (with equally good quality) at lower prices.

Many HP customers are thinking of switching to more lenient and supportive companies such as Brother, which are much more cost-effective and reliable. Users on a Reddit forum expressed their outrage and disappointment to other HP customers. Further comments, observations and clear facts have led to more reasons to leave the company, which was described by a few people as “greedy”. Users showed their distaste towards the company by giving their own experiences and true stories they’ve had with HP.

This isn’t the first time the American Company has shown that customers aren’t really their priority. It seems like money comes first and many dissatisfied customers would agree with this statement. HP’s embargo on third-party manufacturers and their very strict and limited use of inks shows that customers are almost forced into complying with what the company finds suitable, while other companies, such as the previously mentioned Brother, give their users more freedom and choice.

The HP Subscription Plans look like this:

HP PlanPrice Before IncreasePrice After IncreaseCost Per Page (after increase)
10 pages/month€0.99€1.49€0.149
100 pages/month€2.99€5.99€0.0599
300 pages/month€5.99€11.99€0.0399
700 pages/month€12.49€24.99€0.0357

This doesn’t seem like a lot of money, however, when putting into consideration that one ink cartridge usually (for many people) can last even many months, it puts into perspective the unnecessary spending costs. Many people have realised this and have unsubscribed from this unneeded form of purchasing cartridges.

HP wouldn’t lose or deter customers if customers had the freedom to choose between compatible and original products. It would be beneficial for all if this happened. Today, money can be a powerful factor affecting certain things.

PremiumCompatibles highly recommends compatibles inks as well as originals, as neither void printer warranties and none of the two pose a security threat to any printer!

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New Year’s Resolutions with PremiumCompatibles!

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So, it’s 2024! Time to start over, get your New Year’s Resolutions plans into effect and try your best once again. This leap year, we start January 1st with a Monday, so why not do your best with some Resolutions for this year.

We have some ideas that might help you if you don’t have an idea for one, or need another resolution to add to your list:

Start saving up today!

Do you want to get something but don’t have the money to purchase it? Start saving up! Whether it’s for something big or small, every penny counts and brings you closer to your goal.

We’re aware that printing products aren’t really the most popular product to get for many people, but every once-in-a-while that you do plan to get a cartridge, for example, think of us. Our own-brand inks, toners, label tapes and other printing products can save you up to 80% of costs on products that are usually much more expensive. Additionally, contrary to popular belief, compatible products that you buy here will not damage your printer or void its warranty. We cannot ensure that this is true for all companies, however, we are certain that any PremiumCompatibles product will satisfy your printing needs.

There is no risk – especially since you can return your product to us if there is anything you don’t like. We’ll do our best to get you a refund or replacement.

Be more Eco-friendly!

If you ever have the chance to visit our physical store (address will be given at the end of this blog post), you have the opportunity to purchase our eco-friendly paper made from sugarcane! These A4 sheets work the same as regular paper made from trees with minimal differences. Again, printing on this paper helps the environment and (for paper that is made with environment in mind) is relatively cheap!

Our own-brand cartridges are also helpful when it comes to the environment.

One more thing; if your cartridges turn out to be empty and you plan on throwing them away – don’t. Instead, send them to us or come to our store and given them to us in person and we’ll make use of them to the best of our abilities – many of our inks and toners use recycled cartridges and are refilled, which can then reduce the price of these products and help reduce the impact of waste. Help be a part of the environmental cause and keep the cheap prices on the shelves, so that they aren’t replaced with more expensive items!

Explore new possibilities!

Been to our website? Well, if you haven’t, what are you waiting for? Go visit now, you’re missing out!

If you have, explore the possibilities; try our lesser known own-brand franking cartridges, 3D filaments or photo paper. Already checked it out? Well, we have another option open for you to look through freely – our partner website InknTonerUK! Compare original products to different versions of compatible products! You have all price comparisons listed on there and have the possibility to choose from ANY of these choices. Again, recycled products and non-oems (compatibles) are also available on there too. Check it out today!

Remember to claim any offers that might be available – anything from a % discount on products to a boost in reward points! New customers get £3 Off their first order and an extra 300 reward points. Remember to use any coupon codes! We’ll see you around – on both sites.

So, you have 3 resolutions you can add to your new year’s list. We encourage you to analyse it – we’ll be with you all the way! While you’re still reading this blog post, we will be waiting for you and wish all our readers a fantastic 2024!

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A Short End-of-Year Message – 2023

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As we get nearer to the end of 2023, the staff at PremiumCompatibles agree that the last blog of 2023 should be straight from the heart. We concluded that the following should be a brief recap and look back at this year and its events. However, this blog should be a small glimpse into the future year ahead of us – 2024.

            It’s almost unbelievable that the year is over so soon. Just moments ago, we saw the end of 2022, which we remember as the time during which Covid-19 posed a threat to us. 2023 was a fresh, post-pandemic start with a new outlook on life. Throughout this year, we observed important world events take place – from natural disasters, celebrations and festivities to political elections and shifts in views around the world. Whether you look back at this year as good or bad, no one can deny that this year has plenty of examples of positive human traits – solidarity, kindness, love, endurance and heroism. In spite of all the hardship, negativity and problems people around the globe encountered, there were still people capable of good.

            This was a big year for all of us. Although it may seem at times that life is moving too slow or too fast and even if it may seem like little progress has been made in life, we move forward and will continue to do so.

            PremiumCompatibles would like to thank all of its customers, visitors and audiences throughout the world for being a part of our journey. We wish you happiness and peace for the rest of this year, next year and the many years to come. See you next year!

PremiumCompatibles would like to thank all of its customers, visitors and audiences throughout the world for being a part of our journey. We wish you happiness and peace for the rest of this year, next year and the many years to come. See you next year!

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Tis the Season for PremiumCompatibles!

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As the holiday season blankets the world in brilliant lights and cheerful sounds, the origins of Christmas rituals unfold like the pages of a history novel, weaving together pagan roots and Christian acceptance. One of the most iconic symbols of the holiday season, the Christmas tree, has deep pagan origins that reach back to ancient societies.

Pagans admired the evergreen tree for its ability to withstand hard winter conditions since it symbolised tenacity and the promise of life’s continuance. In Norse mythology, evergreens were associated with Balder, the god of light, who was considered to be resurrected after his death. Germanic tribes typically ornamented their homes with evergreen trees at the winter solstice.

Traditional Xmas Market

Enter Christianity, where the Church worked hard to reinterpret and incorporate previous traditions into the fabric of the religion. The Christmas tree, which had pagan beginnings, was converted into a Christian symbol of eternal life via Christ. Around the 16th century, devout Christians in Germany began decorating their homes with adorned evergreen trees for the Christmas season.

Similarly, gift-giving has its roots in the Roman holiday of Saturnalia, which included feasts, festivals, and the exchange of gifts in honour of the deity Saturn. Early Christians adopted this tradition in line with the biblical tale of the Magi bringing gifts to the baby Jesus.

Christmas Tree

The merging of ancient rituals and Christian beliefs extends all the way to Christmas. While academics disagree on the actual date of Jesus’ birth, the December 25th date coincided with the Roman festival of Sol Invictus, which honoured the “unconquered sun.” The Church endeavoured to refocus the celebrations on the birth of God’s Son, despite the exact date of the Messiah’s birth is uncertain and is more likely to occur in October or early November.

Bag Of Presents

The interplay of ancient roots and Christian adaptation has resulted in the rich array of rituals we see today in the Christmas kaleidoscope. Each ritual, whether it’s decorating a Christmas tree, distributing gifts, or enjoying the season, has a history that spans nations, faiths, and centuries, culminating in a global celebration that transcends time and belief.

Christmas nowadays is about giving and spending time with family and friends. Nobody deserves to be miserable or alone over the holidays. It’s one of the few times of year when people all across the world appear to be more alive and joyous.

At PremiumCompatibles, we like gifting, especially during the holidays. That’s why, this Christmas, YOU can join our competition to win one of two massive, luxury Hotel Chocolat Christmas Chocolate Crackers! Simply use the promo code PCXMAS in the Checkout and wait for us to reveal the winners on our social media platforms (links at the bottom of this blog article). The winners will be revealed on December 16th – less than a week from now (this Friday)! Enter and have fun with Your Christmas!

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Remember, Remember the 5th of November

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Every year, on the 5th of November, the UK comes alive with the fiery glow of bonfires, the spectacular burst of fireworks, and the echoes of “Remember, remember the 5th of November.” This annual celebration, known as Bonfire Night or Guy Fawkes Night, has deep historical roots and continues to captivate the hearts and minds of people across the country. In this blog, we will explore the history, traditions, and significance of Bonfire Night, as well as how it’s celebrated today.

The Historical Background

The origins of Bonfire Night date back to a dramatic event in 1605, when a group of conspirators, including Guy Fawkes, attempted to blow up the English Parliament and assassinate King James I. This infamous plot, known as the Gunpowder Plot, went belly up on the night of November 5th when Fawkes was arrested while guarding a stockpile of gunpowder beneath the Parliament building. His capture prevented a catastrophe that would have changed the course of history.

Guy Fawkes Mask Anonymous

The failure of the Gunpowder Plot marked a turning point in English history, and it’s celebrated as a day of national thanksgiving for the safety of the king and the preservation of the government. As a result, November 5th became a time for people to gather, light bonfires, and commemorate the event that almost brought the kingdom to ruin.

Bonfire Night Traditions

Bonfires: The heart of Bonfire Night is, of course, the bonfire. People build towering pyres using wood, old furniture, and other flammable materials. These bonfires are typically lit after nightfall and provide a warm, glowing focal point for the festivities.

Fireworks

Fireworks: The night sky comes alive with dazzling fireworks displays, lighting up the darkness with vivid colours and mesmerising patterns. The explosions and bursts of light serve as a reminder of the gunpowder that was meant to destroy the Parliament centuries ago.

Effigies: In some parts of the UK, people create effigies of Guy Fawkes and other conspirators, which are then thrown onto the bonfire to symbolize the punishment they would have faced for their treason.

Food and Drink: Traditional Bonfire Night foods include jacket potatoes, toffee apples, and parkin, a sticky gingerbread cake. People often enjoy hot drinks like mulled wine or hot chocolate to keep warm during the festivities.

People build towering pyres using wood, old furniture, and other flammable materials.

Rhymes and Chants: The phrase “Remember, remember the 5th of November” is well-known, but there are various rhymes and chants associated with the night, many of which recount the story of the Gunpowder Plot.

Modern Celebrations

While Bonfire Night’s historical significance is never forgotten, the way it’s celebrated has evolved over the years. Today, Bonfire Night is as much a celebration of community and togetherness as it is a commemoration of a failed plot.

Communities organise large public displays, complete with professional fireworks, safety precautions, and often charity fundraising. Private gatherings with friends and family are also common, where people share food, drink, and the joy of watching the night sky light up.

A flaming, towering pyre with wood, old furniture, and other flammable materials in it

Bonfire Night serves as a reminder of the importance of safeguarding a nation’s democracy and the unity of its people. It also highlights the enduring appeal of tradition and the power of storytelling, as the story of the Gunpowder Plot continues to be passed down through the generations.

Bonfire Night, with its rich historical roots and captivating traditions, is a unique and cherished celebration in the UK. It is a night of remembrance, but also a time to come together, celebrate community, and enjoy the beauty of fireworks and bonfires. As you watch the sky illuminated with bursts of colour on the 5th of November, take a moment to reflect on the events of 1605 and appreciate the enduring legacy of Bonfire Night. Remember, remember the 5th of November!

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Some Spooktacular Halloween History!

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Tomorrow’s Halloween, the one day a year where you can wear the scariest or silliest costumes outside and look (fairly) normal! Many people celebrate Halloween, but not a lot know about the origins of the fun celebration. Why do we celebrate Halloween? How did the fun traditions we know today evolve over time? And why is it even called Halloween? Read more to find out!

So, what are the origins on Halloween?

Halloween’s origins date back to an ancient festival celebrated by the Celts (the largest single group of these people were from Ireland, Scotland, Wales and Cornwall) over 2,000 years ago called “Samhain”, according the The World Book Encyclopedia. During this celebratory time, the Celts believed the dead would walk among the living and visiting the deceased was possible.

How did costumes, candy and trick-or-treating come about?

Some sources claim that the Celtic people would often wear ghoulish costumes to keep spirits away, making them mistake them for other spirits, while other Celts offered spirits sweets.

A witch on a broomstick, flying away from a big, crooked house during a full moon and fog.

During the medieval period, the Catholic Church (despite it conflicting with Bible teachings) adopted these pagan customs and church members went from house to house wearing costumes and asking for small gifts. Creatures like ghosts, vampires, werewolves, witches or zombies are popular costumes to wear, since they’re all connected to evil, the spirit world or the supernatural.

A Pumpkin Jack-O'-Lantern glowing in the foreground with a graveyard full of crosses in the background and a creepy mansion lit up behind it.

Halloween Jack-O’-Lanterns originated in medieval Britain, where dressed-up halloween celebrators would go door-to-door asking for food in return for prayer for the dead and a hollowed out turnip with a candle inside, representing a soul in a purgatory. According to some sources, these lanterns warded off evil spirits. In 1800’s America, more available and easy to carve pumpkins replaced turnips, and that’s how Jack-O’-Lanterns came to be.

A glowing pumpkin Jack-O'-Lantern

Why do we call it ‘Halloween’?

Samhain, the Celtic festival which halloween originates from, means “summer’s end”. It marked the start of the dark winter season and was celebrated around 1st November. Around the years 700-800 A.D. the Christian Church established All Saints’ Day, also called All Hallows’ (also meaning “saint” or “one who is holy”). The evening before this event was known as All Hallows’ Eve or, when abbreviated, All Hallow’een, later becoming the celebration we know today as “Halloween”.

6 seperate images of Halloween-related things: a crooked, dark house, a witches hat, a green zombie hand reaching out from the ground beneath, a bat, a carved pumpking Jack-O'-Lantern and a black cat.

The history of this annual tradition is really interesting, especially considering that it’s over 2,000 years old! Halloween is an old celebration with a seriously spooky origin story.

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Switching from Daylight Saving Time This Sunday

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The practice of moving clocks back an hour in the fall and forward an hour in the spring is known as Daylight Saving Time (DST). DST was implemented to make better use of natural daylight, conserve energy, and reduce the need for artificial lighting. Here’s the history of Daylight Saving Time:

Early Concepts and Proposals:

Benjamin Franklin: The concept of DST can be traced back to Benjamin Franklin, who humorously suggested in a 1784 essay titled “An Economical Project” that Parisians could economise on candles by waking up earlier in the morning and making better use of daylight.

19th Century Proposals:

Sir William Willett: In 1907, British builder William Willett proposed a more systematic approach to DST, suggesting that clocks should be adjusted by 20 minutes on each of the four Sundays in April and then reversed in September. His proposal was aimed at making better use of daylight during the summer months.

World War I and World War II:

Germany and Austria: During World War I, Germany and Austria became the first countries to implement DST in 1916 to conserve fuel for the war effort.

United States: The U.S. adopted DST during World War I but repealed it after the war. It was reinstated during World War II and referred to as “War Time.” After the war, individual states and localities continued to practice DST, creating a lack of uniformity.

Standardisation in the United States:

Uniform Time Act: To address the inconsistency, the United States introduced the Uniform Time Act of 1966. This established a system of starting DST on the last Sunday in April and ending it on the last Sunday in October.

Energy Policy Act of 2005: In 2005, the Energy Policy Act extended DST in the United States, starting on the second Sunday in March and ending on the first Sunday in November.

Modern Implementation:

Global Adoption: Over the years, many countries around the world have adopted DST or similar time-shifting practices, although not all observe it.

Arguments For and Against DST:

Energy Savings: Proponents of DST argue that it reduces energy consumption by maximising the use of daylight during waking hours, reducing the need for artificial lighting and heating.

Economic Benefits: Some supporters claim that DST can benefit businesses, as people are more likely to engage in outdoor activities and shopping during extended daylight hours.

Health and Safety Concerns: Critics argue that changing the clocks disrupts sleep patterns, leading to potential health issues, and can also affect safety, as the sudden shifts in time may lead to an increase in accidents.

Recent Developments:

Recent Reevaluation: In recent years, some regions and countries have reevaluated the necessity of DST. In the United States, there have been calls to make DST permanent, eliminating the need to change the clocks twice a year.

The history of Daylight Saving Time is a tale of experimentation, adaptation, and continued debate. Its implementation has evolved over time, and its benefits and drawbacks continue to be subjects of discussion and study in various parts of the world. As such, the future of DST remains an open question, with some advocating for its continued use and others pushing for its abolition or modification.

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Inktober with PremiumCompatibles!

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Every October, artists from around the world dive headfirst into a whirlwind of creativity. No, it’s not just because Halloween is around the corner, although spooky-themed drawings are always welcome. It’s because of Inktober, a month-long art challenge that’s as cool as a crisp fall breeze.

Inkntober

So, what’s Inktober all about? Well, it’s pretty simple. You grab your pens, pencils, or whatever drawing tools you fancy, and you create one ink drawing every day for the entire month. Then, you share your masterpieces on social media with the hashtag #Inktober. It’s a fantastic way to get those creative juices flowing and join a global community of artists doing the same.

Inktober started back in 2009 when artist Jake Parker decided he wanted to up his inking game. Fast forward to today, and it’s become this massive, inspirational event where artists of all levels come together to celebrate the joy of putting ink on paper.

Inkntober Snake Drawing

Now, here’s the thing about Inktober: it’s all about traditional inking. You know, getting down and dirty with good ol’ pen and paper. In a world where screens dominate our lives, there’s something magical about the simplicity of black ink on paper. It forces you to focus on lines, shapes, and shading, which can really help you level up your skills. Traditional inking gives your art a tactile quality that’s hard to replicate digitally.

But what about the ink you use? Well, that’s where compatible ink and toner products come into play. They’re like the unsung heroes of Inktober, making sure your ink game is strong. Here’s why they’re awesome:

Inkntober Crow Watercolour Drawing

First, they’re budget-friendly. Compatible ink and toner products won’t break the bank, which means you can create more without worrying about the cost. That’s a win-win.

Second, they deliver vibrant colors. Seriously, your artwork will pop off the page with these inks. It’s like having a rainbow at your fingertips.

Third, they’re reliable. You won’t have to deal with your ink running out halfway through a drawing. Compatible products are designed to meet or even beat industry standards, so you can trust them to keep up with your creative flow.

Inkntober Crow Drawing

Lastly, they’re versatile. Whether you’re rocking a small home printer or a big, fancy one, you can find compatible ink and toner products that match your needs.

So there you have it. Inktober is all about celebrating the artist in you, and compatible ink and toner products are your trusty sidekicks in this epic creative journey. So go ahead, grab your favorite pens, pencils, and paper, and let the ink flow this Inktober!

Inktober

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Embracing the Last Week of Summer 2023

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As August comes to a close and September approaches, there’s a certain bitter-sweetness about the final week of summer. It’s a time when we’re split between soaking in the last of summer’s warmth and preparing for the inevitable shift into the vivid colours of fall. Let’s look at how to make the most of this short week and say good-bye to summer in style.

Beach Days and Sunsets

The beach has been our haven throughout the summer. Though it might be a bit late (at least here in the UK) to pack your beach bag, apply sunscreen, and head to the beach, it might not be too late to make the most of the remaining summer time at the beach. The actual magic occurs in the nights. Gather your loved ones and watch the spectacular sunsets that paint the sky in orange, pink, and purple colours. It’s a time to reflect on the beauty of nature and the memories of a wonderful summer.

A beautifully lit-up pier in different colours of the rainbow at night.

Outdoor excursions

The last week of summer is great for going on outdoor excursions. Make the most of the nice weather by hiking through lush woods, riding along gorgeous routes, or having a relaxing picnic in the park. Take in the scenery, breathe in the fresh air, and relax in the peace and quiet of the great outdoors.

A photo of a port city's buildings. Light coming from the streets is reflecting in the black water.

Al Fresco Dining

There’s something magical about dining outside when the sun goes down and the temperature drops. Visit your favourite outdoor eateries or plan a romantic evening on your patio or balcony. Enjoy fresh, seasonal fare and raise a glass to the summer that was.

Outdoor Dining

Stargazing

The beautiful summer skies provide excellent possibilities for stargazing. Spread down a blanket and lie down to stare at the sky. If you have a telescope, now is the time to put it to good use. Look for constellations, shooting stars, and even a planet or two. It’s a sobering reminder of the universe’s grandeur.

A beautiful view of the bright night sky, with a multitude of starts stretching across the skyscape, with a dim light coming from the sun down beyond the horizon. Only the dark silhouettes of the jagged cliffs and rocks poking out of the ocean are visible aside from the stars and sea.

Reflect and Set Goals

As summer comes to an end, spend some time to reflect on your experiences and travels. Consider the goals you established at the start of the season and how far you’ve progressed. Make use of this introspection to create new objectives and ambitions for the following autumn. Accept the shift and look forward to the new season’s beauty.

An archery target board, with 3 arrows stuck in the center - a cyan one, a yellow one and a red one.

Make a scrapbook

Collect all of your summer experiences, including photographs and souvenirs such as ticket stubs and postcards. Make a scrapbook capturing the essence of your summer. It’s a fantastic method to save memories and revisit them whenever you want.

a scrapbook/photo album open in the middle with a few photos lying loosely and in and around the book.

Plan for Next Summer

While saying goodbye to summer is always bittersweet, it’s also a time to fantasise about the next one. Begin arranging your summer excursions, trips, and activities for 2024. Something to look forward to can help ease the shift.

2024 question mark

The last week of summer serves as a reminder that the only constant in life is change. Accept it with open arms, for each season provides its own distinct beauty and chances. So, as we bid farewell to summer 2023, let us embrace the fall equinox and all its beauties.

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September 11, 2001: Remembering Resilience and Unity

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On September 11th, 2001, the world was forever transformed. The horrific events of that dreadful day, now referred to as 9/11, left an everlasting shock on humanity’s collective memory. Today, we pause to remember, reflect, and respect the lives lost, as well as the resilience that sprang from the ashes.

A view of Manhattan, New York City with the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center standing tall (pre-9/11).

Unthinkable Tragedy in a Day

Unthinkable terrorist crimes took place in New York City, Washington, D.C., and Pennsylvania on that beautiful Tuesday morning. The World Trade Center’s twin buildings collapsed, the Pentagon was hit, and the passengers of Flight 93 demonstrated remarkable bravery. Almost 3,000 lives were brutally lost, and the lives of countless more were permanently altered.

The ruins of Ground Zero after 9/11

Strength in Unity

A remarkable spirit of solidarity and perseverance developed amid the turmoil and loss. First responders, regular residents, and towns banded together to show the world that the human spirit shines brightest in the face of adversity. Acts of generosity and heroism shone a light into the darkest hours of sorrow.

A distressed New York City Firefighter after 9/11

A Global Outpouring of Compassion

The world stood in awe, then united behind the USA. Nations from all across the world expressed their condolences, support, and solidarity. People came together as a result of their common grief, transcending boundaries and differences.

Never Forget

22 years have gone since that day, yet the recollection is still fresh in our minds. “Never Forget” is a solemn commitment to remember the lives lost and the sacrifices made. It serves as a reminder that through difficulty, we discover our common humanity.

USA Flag

Making a Better Future

Resilience became a beacon of hope in the aftermath of 9/11. The courage demonstrated by survivors, first responders, and a bereaved country demonstrates the human ability for healing and restoration. Today, we commemorate both the sorrow and the triumph of the human spirit.

Strength in Unity

Let us remember September 11th, 2001 with reverence, compassion, and a commitment to building a world of harmony and peace. We can do it if we work together.

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Apple to 3D Print Watches!

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Apple has started testing the use of 3D printers in the manufacturing process of the newest, soon-to-be released Apple Watch 9. This new approach to the manufacturing process will help the American Company a lot. How?

Apple Watch

Apple’s new manufacturing process will use less material than before and will be more eco-friendly. Though the firm is only testing out the new production method, it is likely that 3D printing will be incorporated into the manufacturing process of the product. For now, Apple Watch chassis are made by cutting slabs of metal into the correct shape, whereas Apple’s new approach to this would mean using 3D printing to reduce the time to create these parts and the amount of materials used. So, 3D printing would save the company precious time and resource, and therefore money. Considering the amount of Apple Watches sold each year (about 40 million!), the money saved would largely benefit Apple.

Apple Watch showing weather in Montreal

The aluminium used in the processes has become the usual material Apple uses – in 2021, the firm reported that almost 60% of all aluminium used in their products is recycled, with many of them using 100% recycled aluminium.

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Magenta Ink: Adding Vibrancy to Your Prints and Designs

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In the world of colour printing, magenta ink stands out as a vital component in creating vibrant and eye-catching prints. One of the primary colours in the CMYK (Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, and Key/Black) colour model, magenta plays a crucial role in reproducing a wide spectrum of hues. Whether you’re printing photographs, brochures, or marketing materials, magenta ink brings life and depth to your designs.

CMYK

The CMYK colour model is the standard in the printing industry, combining different percentages of cyan, magenta, yellow, and black inks to create a wide range of colours. Magenta, in particular, is responsible for producing shades of red, purple, and pink. When combined with cyan, it forms a beautiful array of blues and purples, making it essential for achieving realistic colour prints.

Magenta ink is widely used in both inkjet cartridges and toner cartridges, catering to the needs of home users, professionals, and businesses. In inkjet printers, magenta ink is sprayed onto the paper in tiny droplets, blending with other colours to create the final image. In laser printers, toner cartridges utilize magenta toner powder, which is fused onto the paper through heat and pressure, resulting in sharp and durable prints.

Magenta Whale

For graphic designers, artists, and photographers, magenta ink opens up a world of possibilities. Whether you’re creating vivid illustrations or printing high-quality photographs, magenta ink ensures that your work captures the essence of the original piece. Its ability to reproduce rich, warm tones makes it ideal for rendering skin tones and natural landscapes with utmost precision.

Magenta ink is a key player in the world of colour printing, infusing your designs with vibrancy and realism. From its role in the CMYK colour model to its presence in inkjet and laser printers, magenta ink continues to be a vital component in producing stunning visuals. So, the next time you print a photograph or design a creative masterpiece, remember the significant impact of magenta ink in bringing your vision to life.

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Franking Cartridges and 3D Filaments

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Franking cartridges and 3D filaments are two game-changing advancements in the printing and manufacturing industries. By making it easier to print postage directly on envelopes or labels, franking cartridges are revolutionising the postal sector. Franking cartridges ensure accurate postage calculations while saving time and money with their precise and effective printing capabilities.

However, 3D filaments have revolutionised the manufacturing and design industries. These materials, which are frequently constructed of different polymers or metals, are used in 3D printers to amazingly precise manufacture three-dimensional items. For sectors like healthcare, automotive, and architecture, 3D filaments open up countless options from prototype to the production of customised products.

Both franking cartridges and 3D filaments boost productivity, save costs, and unlock creative possibilities. Businesses and people may benefit from increased productivity, higher accuracy, and endless customization possibilities by embracing these cutting-edge technology. The uses of franking cartridges and 3D filaments are expected to grow as both sectors continue to develop, excitingly influencing printing and manufacturing in the future.

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London’s Thriving Printing Industry: A Hub of Creativity and Innovation

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London, the bustling metropolis renowned for its cultural diversity and artistic vibrancy, is also home to a thriving printing industry. Nestled within its vibrant streets are numerous printing houses, graphic design studios, and print shops, all contributing to the city’s creative landscape.

The printing industry in London embraces both traditional and modern techniques, catering to a wide range of artistic and commercial needs. From letterpress and lithography to digital printing and large-format production, these skilled professionals possess a wealth of expertise and knowledge.

London, Big Ben, UK Parliament, Elizabeth Tower, Central London

London’s printing industry serves as a vital hub for creative individuals and businesses. Artists, photographers, authors, and designers rely on printing services to bring their visions to life. The industry provides a platform for collaboration, allowing artists to experiment with different materials, finishes, and techniques to achieve their desired outcomes.

Beyond the artistic realm, the printing industry plays a crucial role in supporting the marketing and advertising sectors. From business cards and brochures to signage and promotional materials, the industry facilitates effective communication and brand promotion.

Colour Pattern

In recent years, the printing industry in London has embraced sustainability and eco-friendly practices. Many printing houses have adopted environmentally conscious processes, utilizing eco-friendly inks, recycled materials, and energy-efficient equipment. This commitment to sustainability aligns with the city’s efforts to reduce its carbon footprint and embrace a greener future.

London’s printing industry continues to evolve, keeping pace with technological advancements. The integration of digital printing technologies, web-to-print services, and online ordering platforms has streamlined the printing process, making it more accessible and efficient for customers.

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In conclusion, the printing industry in London is a dynamic and integral part of the city’s creative ecosystem. It serves as a catalyst for artistic expression, supports businesses in their marketing endeavors, and embraces sustainability. As London thrives as a global center for creativity and innovation, the printing industry remains an essential component, driving inspiration and bringing ideas to life on the printed page.

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Simplifying Ink Supply Management for Printers

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Efficient printing requires keeping track of ink supply levels. In this blog, we explore the importance of monitoring ink levels, methods for checking ink supply, and the benefits of streamlined ink management.

The Importance of Monitoring Ink Levels: Running out of ink mid-print can be frustrating. Monitoring ink levels helps plan printing tasks, prevents interruptions, and avoids poor-quality prints or damage to the print head.

CMYK Ink

Checking Ink Levels: Traditional Methods: Printer control panels and LCD displays provide ink level indicators. Some printers offer software applications that provide real-time information and send low-ink notifications.

Leveraging Printer Software and Apps: Specialized software and mobile apps allow remote ink level monitoring, notifications, and easy ink ordering. These technological tools simplify ink management and save time.

The Benefits of Streamlined Ink Management: Efficient ink supply management saves time, reduces costs, and improves productivity. It eliminates manual checks, avoids overstocking, and ensures a continuous printing workflow.

CMYK

In conclusion, maintaining a consistent ink supply is crucial for hassle-free printing. By monitoring ink levels and embracing streamlined ink management, users can optimize their printing experience and maximize productivity.

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It’s Summer Again!

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Summer is here, bringing sunshine, outdoor excitement, and lasting memories. It’s the perfect time to enjoy the vibrant colors, blue skies, and endless fun. Let’s dive into summer’s joy and discover why it’s the season to let loose and cherish simple pleasures.

Nature’s Playground

Summer unveils nature’s beauty. Explore forests, beaches, and mountains. Mother Nature invites us to connect and rejoice.

Sunny, warm summer Beach

Fun in the Sun

Swim, picnic, and bike. Feel the thrill of water sports or simply relax with a captivating book. Make the most of the longer days.

Hello Summer!

Tasty Summer Treats

Indulge in juicy watermelons, mouthwatering barbecues, and refreshing treats. Enjoy the flavors of the season from farmer’s markets.

Watermelon and Summer Fruits

Quality Time with Loved Ones

Create lifelong memories with family and friends. Reunions, road trips, and backyard barbecues foster laughter and connections.

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Recharge and Unwind

Take a break, engage in hobbies, and embrace personal growth. The sun and serenity revitalize your soul.

Ice Cream

Endless Possibilities

Summer sparks curiosity and invites you to try new things. Learn, explore, and pursue passions. Adventure awaits!

Embrace the spirit of summer, feel the warmth of the sun, and enjoy carefree days. Let summer create happiness and unforgettable moments.

Wishing you a summer filled with laughter, adventure, and cherished memories!

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The Evolution of Printing: From Gutenberg to Digital Innovations

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In today’s digital age, where information is predominantly consumed online, it’s easy to overlook the significant impact that printing has had on society. The printing industry has a rich history that spans centuries, from Johannes Gutenberg’s invention of the printing press to the modern-day digital advancements that revolutionized the way we produce and distribute printed materials. In this blog post, we will explore the evolution of the printing industry and how it continues to shape our world today.

The Gutenberg Revolution

The printing revolution initiated by Johannes Gutenberg in the 15th century was a pivotal moment in history. Gutenberg’s invention of the movable type printing press made mass production of books possible, leading to a significant increase in literacy rates and the spread of knowledge across Europe. The printing press laid the foundation for the modern printing industry and marked a turning point in the way information was disseminated.

Industrialization and Modern Printing

The industrial revolution further transformed the printing industry. With the introduction of steam-powered presses and mechanized typesetting, printing became faster and more efficient. This allowed for large-scale newspaper production, bringing news and information to the masses like never before. The printing industry thrived as books, magazines, and newspapers became essential sources of education, entertainment, and communication.

The Digital Age and Printing

The advent of the digital age brought significant changes to the printing industry. Digital technologies revolutionized the way printing is done, making it more accessible, versatile, and environmentally friendly. Computer-to-plate (CTP) technology eliminated the need for film and manual plate-making, streamlining the prepress process. Digital printing enabled print-on-demand services, personalized marketing materials, and short-run printing, making it more cost-effective for small businesses and individuals.

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Sustainability and Green Printing

As environmental consciousness grew, the printing industry embraced sustainable practices. Printers started adopting eco-friendly materials, such as recycled paper and soy-based inks, to reduce their ecological footprint. Additionally, advancements in printing technology allowed for more efficient ink usage and reduced waste. The industry’s commitment to sustainability has led to certifications like Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) that ensure responsible sourcing of paper.

Innovation

Future Trends and Innovations

The printing industry continues to evolve with the emergence of new technologies. Three-dimensional (3D) printing has gained popularity, enabling the creation of physical objects layer by layer. 3D printing has applications in various fields, including healthcare, manufacturing, and architecture. Augmented reality (AR) and variable data printing (VDP) are also transforming the printing landscape, providing interactive and personalized experiences.

Future Innovation

The printing industry has come a long way since Gutenberg’s groundbreaking invention, adapting to changing times and technological advancements. From the early days of the printing press to the digital age, printing has played a vital role in disseminating knowledge, sharing information, and connecting people. As the industry embraces sustainability and embraces new innovations, we can expect printing to continue shaping our world in remarkable ways, making a lasting impact on how we communicate, educate, and create.

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World Environment Day 2023!

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5th June marks the annual celebration of World Environment Day around the globe. The day encourages environmental awareness and protection. This year marks the 50th Anniversary since the first WED! World Environment Day is also referred to as Eco Day, Environment Day, or, as we’ve already used it, WED.

The WED focuses on improving environmental problems.

A large amount of WED’s were hosted in Bangladesh,  most notably the city of Sylhet. Every year, a theme is chosen. The theme is different each year, focusing on the different aspects of environment – from the ozone layer to the future generations to development in a greener future. This year, Cote d’Ivoire is the host of WED, which focuses on the Sollutions to Plastic Pollution. The slogan for this years Environment Day is “Invest In Our Planet”. Eco Day features many events, festivals and activities during the celebrations and promotes environmental causes and awareness as much as possible around the world.

The Environment has benefitted from WED

Some countries around the world that have hosted World Environment Day are Bangladesh (which has hosted WED the most times out of any other country), Brazil, Mexico, Sweden (which hosted the first WED in Stockholm), Switzerland, Thailand, Australia, Kenya and many, many more!

Today is the 50th Anniversary since the first WED!

Many accomplishments have been achieved thanks to this day being held for the last 5 decades. Some of which are:

  • Michael Jackson’s Earth Song was declared “World Environment Day Song” in 2009. The song and its music video raised awareness for the environment and showed the many problems humanity faces – from environment, hunting and deforestation to war and death. The song was a massive success. The hit song impacted people worldwide and spread the word about the negative effects of deforestation, particularly in places, where it’s particularly common, such as the Amazon Rainforest, which has already had 20% of it gone, severely threatening habitats and species as well as the planet. The Amazon rainforest loses 200,000 acres of rainforest every day, 150 acres every minute of every day and 78,000,000 acres burned every year.
  • 2013’s theme for WED was “Think. Eat. Save”, which contributed to an enormous amount of food saving, compared to pre-2013 WED days. The reduction in food waste additionally contributed to the reduction of the overall carbon footprint. Mongolia was the host country.

There are many more achievements, which World Environment Day can pride itself with. At PremiumCompatibles, we also would like to express our support for the environment and mention how we support it.

World Environment Day (or WED) focuses on promoting environmental awareness and helping the environment

Our small contribution towards the environment has already been mentioned on our blog previously, but we’ll say it again.

First of all, we recycle cartridges. Bring your cartridge to us and we’ll give it a new life! Secondly, we sell compatible cartridges, which save you money and have equal page yields to originals, which don’t always give you the full page yields. Quality usually matches original cartridge quality, whereas price… there is a significant, clearly noticeable drop with our reliable cartridges when compared to original cartridges! We refill our inks, sell them for cheaper and maintain – sometimes even exceed – the reliability of originals! Why not buy from PremiumCompatibles? After all, it’s worth it! We don’t only sell inks and toners. Check out our label tapes and photo paper! You won’t be disappointed.

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“Octopus Ink”: Colour-changing Ink!

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A group of scientists at the University of Hong Kong have invented a new type of ink that is inspired by the colour-changing abilities of Octopuses. The innovative product changes colour when exposed to light, a characteristic similar to the animal its mimicked from.

It is predicted that the ink could be used in the future as camouflage, for instance, on clothes. By turning green in forests and sand-coloured in deserts, it would provide a huge advantage for military purposes, hunting, maybe even extreme hide and seek enthusiasts.

Octopus #1

Most inks that change colour use chemical reactions to change colour. However, these reactions can be difficult to control and may be unstable. Jinyao Tang and his colleagues, who have been developing the new colour-changing inks at the Hong Kong University, have built the new product by building up from the example of nature.

Colour Changes

The dyed ink particles are made up of titanium dioxide particles and are arranged in a solution which moves in response to light exposure. While some particle microbeads rise to the surface of the printed area, some fall depending on the level and type of light exposure. The ink basically mimics colours depending on the lighting and its wavelength.

Octopus #2

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China to test 3D Printing on the moon with construction plans

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China plans to inhabit people on the moon! By 2030, the country plans to send 3 missions to the distant rock we all know. Chang’e 6, 7 and 8 will look for reusable resources on the moon to build structures for humans to stay in and for long-term habitation. The first humans living on the moon will be revolutionary and a massive step in inhabiting another surface which isn’t earth. Surely, it would be the biggest event to happen, maybe ever! Millions, or even billions of people would watch humans advance into a new living environment. Time will tell if the moon has the resources and materials for us to construct buildings with appropriate and suitable living conditions.

Earth and the Moon

In 2020, China sent Chang’e 5 (named after the mythical Chinese goddess of the moon) on a mission to bring the first soil samples from the moon back to our planet. Beijing has made huge leaps in advancement in space travel, with their first moon landing in 2013 and plans to send an astronaut to the moon in 2030.

China also plans to start constructing buildings on the moon using its soil in five years. The Chinese have revealed that a robot, specifically designed to make “lunar soil bricks” will be launched together with the Chang’e 8 mission in 2028.

Earth from the Moon

What about other countries? Canada’s space agency has revealed a team of 4 astronauts for the Artemis 2 mission planned for next year, which would be a first human fly-by of the moon in decades.

Who knows, maybe in our lifetime we’ll witness the first human birth on the moon, maybe even mars, considering the progress organisations like SpaceX or NASA are making. Many questions are raised when thinking of these distant, and yet fairly close events, like “will mars or the moon have a flag?” or “will there be passports specifying which planet you were born on?”.

The Moon Close Up

Although the idea of living on the moon or mars is very exciting and interesting, it could also result in quite a few problems, like how visits between planets (if the public could easily travel in space) would be affected by the different gravity intensities? For example, could a person born on the moon, where gravity isn’t as strong as it is on earth, freely visit earth without any health concerns? The body would grow and advance differently on the moon/mars than on earth (and that goes for any planet or surface other than earth that we would inhabit).

As always, there are many positive sides to it, and yet negative sides too. I guess all we can do is wait for scientists, astronauts and many other people to complete their goals and continue with space missions and hope for the best. We’ll figure out something, right?

The Moon

Either way, the progress we’ve made in space travel since the first moon landing, from Sputnik, Yuri Gagarin and Apollo 11 (among many other missions) to 3D Printing and Moon inhabitation in just a little over half a century! Imagine the possibilities that still lie ahead of us, and how far we’ll be in another 50 years, and another, and another…

Will it ever be possible for us to inhabit the Moon?

Going back to the moon and mars flags, a few people have already thought of ideas for flags for both and submitted it. Why not try out your own flag? Design one and print it out, hang it up on your wall. Why not officially submit it? Who knows, maybe your flag will one day be the official flag of a planet or a moon? What better way to bring out the details and colours of your flag than with our amazingly high quality inks and toners? The best you can possibly buy, for cheap prices and discounts on our site! Even right now, you can claim 10% off EVERYTHING on our site! Check it out, make the most of our compatible products!

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3D Printer at Home – Benefits of owning one

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There are several benefits of having a 3D printer at home, including:

1. Customization

With a 3D printer, you can easily create customized objects and products that fit your specific needs and preferences. This can be especially useful for people who have unique requirements for items such as prosthetics, jewelry, or even custom phone cases.

2. Cost savings

While 3D printers can be expensive initially, they can ultimately save you money in the long run. By creating your own objects at home, you can avoid the cost of purchasing pre-made items or paying for customization from a manufacturer.

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3. Creativity

Having a 3D printer at home allows you to experiment with new designs and ideas, and bring them to life quickly and easily. This can be a great outlet for creative expression, and can also lead to new innovations and inventions.

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4. Education

For students or anyone interested in learning about design and manufacturing, a 3D printer can be an excellent tool for experimentation and learning. It can provide a hands-on experience with design and prototyping, and can even be used to create models for science projects or other educational purposes.

5. Convenience

With a 3D printer at home, you can quickly and easily create items that you need without leaving your home. This can be especially helpful during times of lockdowns, when it may be difficult or impossible to visit a store.

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The first mobile phone call – 50 years!

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The first mobile phone call occurred exactly 50 years ago today. It seems like we’ve had phones for a long time, and technological advancements are becoming more common, innovative and quick. However, when you think about it, mobile phones haven’t been around for that long… Let’s take a look at the history of phones, from the telephone up until now, where we have smartphones.

The Invention of the Telephone

The first telephone was invented on 7th March 1876 by Alexander Graham Bell, one of the most recognised and greatest inventors ever. At the age of 29, his revolutionary new invention, the telephone, would change the world and communication forever. Bell is credited with the invention of the first telephone and the first telephone call too, which turned out to actually be accidental. On March 10th 1876, while initially testing the new device, Bell spilled some acid on his leg and called out for his assistant, Thomas A. Watson, to come and help him. The first words spoken through the telephone were in Bell’s Boston Laboratory by Graham Bell. They were, “Mr. Watson – come here – I want to see you.”

The Telephone

The telephone was an important invention, which progressed and changed as time went on. It was a practical and useful device, then used mainly by wealthy people. So, the telephone was invented in 1876. By 1877, construction of the first regular telephone line between Boston and Sommerville, Massachusetts had been completed. Telephone line construction exploded with growth over the next few years, and by 1880, there were already 47,900 phones across America. By the 1930s it was a common device found in wealthier homes, with calls going as far to other cities.

Iconic London Red Telephone Box

The First Mobile Phone

Mobile Phones

A little over a century after the first telephone was invented, Martin Cooper, the engineer from Motorola, developed the first hand-held phone. On April 3rd 1973, Cooper took an early model of Motorola’s DynaTAC phone to the streets of New York. The brick phone weighed 2.5lbs (around 1.1kg), was 9 inches (23cm) tall and allowed 35 minutes of talk time, before it ran out of battery. The battery would take 10 hours to charge! Motorola launched the DynaTAC in 1984, after receiving approval from the US FCC in 1983. The cost of the phone in 1984 cost around $4000 (equivalent to around $11,500 or £9,300 in 2023). The phone was huge compared to todays phones. As we all know, phones have gotten smaller since then, easier and lighter to hold and have a much longer battery life, therefore offering a longer talk time.

Mobile Phones

Smartphones and phones today

Mobile Phones

Today, we have many companies around the world that produce and innovate phones and devices continually. Calling today is usually cheap, easy and constantly evolving, with video mobile phone calls being introduced in better, higher quality resolution (though video calls already occurred through picturephones in the 1970s, and mobile phone video calls in 1999. However, today it’s much easier to video call someone. With apps like Whattsapp, FaceTime and other programmes and social media introduced to us, it’s easier than ever before!

Phones today are pretty much slick, quick, modern and smaller than before screens that no longer only make phone calls and send texts. Today, smartphones offer the opportunity to store files, photos, surf the internet and play games. It’s something that 50 years ago, nobody probably expected to happen. From simple calls, going only as far as neighbouring cities, to the first mobile phone, where you could phone from practically anywhere, to modern smartphones, where you can do almost anything, phones have come very far. So, today the majority of people have phones, which are now an integrated part of our lives. They’re so important and essential that without them, not only communication between people would be difficult, but also jobs, education and other things and systems would suffer.

Modern Phones - The iPhone

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European Commission new environmental rules

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The European has introduced a new set of rules to combat environmental problems. Today, we will be looking at some of the changes that will be implemented within EU territory.

The Right to Repair

The European Commission has proposed a new way for consumers to repair products in a more cost-effective and easier way. This is to avoid products being replaced and increase the selling of more sustainable products, as well as promoting the repair of goods, reducing waste, saving money (consumers) and supporting European Green Deal goals.

The Commission’s proposal hopes to make repairing easy and accessible, with aims to reduce 35 million tons of waste, 30 million tons of resources and 261 million tons of greenhouse gas emissions. Consumers lose nearly €12 Billion annually when opting to replace products instead of repairing and reusing them. With the introduction of the new proposal, expectations show that the EU will grow and invest by €4.8 billion!

The European Commission has proposed new ideas for improving environmental impact within EU borders

New rules to combat Greenwashing

The European Commission has also proposed new rules to combat greenwashing. Greenwashing is the act of providing the public/investors with misleading or false information about the environmental impact of a company’s products and operations. You could say it’s pretty much environmental fraud. Greenwashing (in the UK) is illegal and fines may be placed on companies that decide to Greenwash. The European Commission plans to prevent greenwashing by creating new opportunities for companies that actually improve their products environmental impact by preventing unfair competition and providing consumers with reliable information to make better informed choices.

The European Commission has proposed new ideas for improving environmental impact within EU borders

Carbon Neutrality around the Globe

Cartridge World Cyprus has joined the growing list of companies that are going carbon neutral. Cartridge World Cyprus has made significant developments in achieving its environmental goals by doing so, offsetting the carbon impact of its business last year, including its own brand ink and toner cartridges! Since 2002, when it started operating, Cartridge World Cyprus has collected and reused over ¾ of a million ink and toner cartridges, achieving a zero-waste outcome.

The new Kyocera ECOSYS MA6000 series mono multifunction printers are also adding to the carbon neutral range. The MA6000 devices are part of the ECOSYS Series which stands for Ecology, Economy and Systems.

The European Commission has proposed new ideas for improving environmental impact within EU borders

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Daylight Saving Time 2023!

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Daylight Saving Time (DST), also known as British Summer Time, is the practice of advancing the clocks forward by one hour during the summer months in the United Kingdom. The primary purpose of this time change is to make better use of the longer daylight hours during the summer by shifting an hour of daylight from the morning to the evening.

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When do we switch to Daylight Saving Time?

In the UK, DST begins on the last Sunday in March. Clocks are moved forward by one hour. 1:00 am GMT (Greenwich Mean Time), jumps to 2:00 am BST (British Summer Time). This marks the start of British Summer Time. Daylight saving time then ends on the last Sunday in October. Clocks are moved back by one hour at 2:00 am BST, making it 1:00 am GMT.

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DST History

Daylight Saving Time was first introduced in the UK during WWI to save fuel and increase productivity during daylight hours. Since then, it continues as a means of making the most of the long summer evenings, and as a way to align the UK’s time with that of other European countries.

Switch to Daylight Saving Time on March 26th!

It’s important to note, not all countries observe DST. Those that do may do so on different dates or not at all.

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The difference between Inks and Toners

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What is the difference between Inks and Toners? It’s a question many are curious to find the answer to. In today’s Blog Post, we’ll be explaining and answering that exact question. Let’s get started.

What's the difference between Inks and Toners?

The Differences

Toner cartridges and ink cartridges are both used in printing, but they work in different ways. They are designed for different types of printers. Here are the main differences between the two:

  • Composition: Toner cartridges contain toner powder, which is a fine, dry powder made of plastic particles and pigments. Ink cartridges, on the other hand, contain liquid ink, which is typically made of water, dyes or pigments, and other additives.
  • Printing technology: Toner cartridges are used in laser printers. Laser printers use a laser beam to heat the toner powder and fuse it onto the paper. Ink cartridges are used in inkjet printers, which spray liquid ink onto the paper through a series of tiny nozzles.
  • Usage: Toner cartridges are typically used for printing high-volume documents in black and white, such as business reports or text-heavy documents. Ink cartridges are used for printing color documents, photographs, and other materials that require high-quality color reproduction.
  • Cost: Generally speaking, toner cartridges tend to be more expensive than ink cartridges, but they also tend to last longer and produce more pages per cartridge.

In summary, toner cartridges and ink cartridges are two different types of cartridges used in different types of printers for different purposes. Toner cartridges are used in laser printers for black and white printing, while ink cartridges are used in inkjet printers for color printing.

What's the difference between Inks and Toners?

We hope you now know the difference between Inks and Toners. It will surely come in handy when you next purchase your cartridges.

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IWD at Premium Compatibles!

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International Women’s Day (IWD) has been celebrated on March 8th every year since the early 1900s. The day was first observed in 1909 in the United States, in honor of a women’s labor movement that demanded better working conditions and equal rights for women.

The first Official International Women’s Day

In 1910, at the International Conference of Working Women in Copenhagen, Clara Zetkin proposed the idea of an annual International Women’s Day to honor the women’s rights movement and promote gender equality. The idea was met with unanimous approval and the first official IWD was celebrated the following year, on March 19th, in Austria, Denmark, Germany, and Switzerland.

IWD

Why is IWD Celebrated on 8th March?

The day quickly gained popularity, and in 1913, it was moved to March 8th to mark the date of a significant women’s protest in Russia. On that day in 1917, women textile workers in Petrograd (now St. Petersburg) went on strike to demand an end to World War I and food shortages. The strike grew to include over 90,000 workers and sparked a revolution that led to the overthrow of the Russian government.

IWD

In the years that followed, International Women’s Day became an increasingly important day for women’s rights movements around the world. During World War II, it was an important day for women’s contributions to the war effort. Additionally, in the 1960s and 1970s, it was a key day for the feminist movement. Later, in the 21st century, it’s become a day to celebrate women’s achievements. It also raises awareness about ongoing struggles for gender equality.

IWD

Today, IWD is observed by millions of people around the world. It’s also become a day to promote gender equality and women’s empowerment. The day is marked by rallies, marches, and events that focus on issues such as equal pay. Women’s political representation, and ending violence against women are some other issues that IWD aims to change.

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We want to celebrate IWD with you! Try out our Photo Paper, perfect for printing out IWD-themed posters and cards! Spread awareness and show your support. Furthermore, bring out the colours in your posters with our fantastic ink cartridges! Or maybe, you prefer our toners? Take a look around our site and find the perfect printing consumable for you!

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World Book Day 2023

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This Thursday (2nd March) is World Book Day!

What is World Book Day and When Is It Celebrated?

World Book Day is a charity event held every year in the UK and Ireland on the first Thursday in March. Every single full-time student is gifted a voucher to spend on books. The first celebrations of World Book Day were held in 1998.

The UK World Book Day has actually been changed to the first Thursday in March to celebrate it before the Easter Holidays and to avoid problems with St. George’s Day Celebrations. World Book Day is also celebrated on 23rd April (in India).

World Book Day 2023

World Book Day Aims

The Day aims to encourage and increase the number of young people reading. A decreasing number of people are reading books, especially with the expansion and development of modern technology, social media and less time spent reading, thinking and concentrating on literature, and more time focusing on digital content. Reading has however switched to things like audiobooks and digital copies of books, which also has its positives. For example, digital copies of different texts are more environmentally friendly.

World Book Day and reading in general is very important in the development of the mind, imagination and knowledge. Lessons can be learned from different books. Literature has also influenced many people and inventions. In today’s world we underestimate reading and its importance.

World Book Day 2023

World Book Day at PremiumCompatibles

This is why we encourage reading as often as possible! Writing books without the correct equipment can be frustrating and possibly stressful. However, high quality products that help write, print and jot down ideas on paper can be super helpful. Especially, when products are high quality AND cheap!

We want to celebrate it the right way…. And we want YOU to celebrate with us! Try our Incredible ink cartridges! Find out how great our toner cartridges are… or look at our photo paper! It may not be perfect for writing and drawing, but we assure you that it’s the highest quality for printing photos and images.

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Konica Minolta – Leader in Brand Loyalty

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On January 24th 2023, Konica Minolta announced that it has been nominated and chosen number 1 in Brand Loyalty in the Customer Loyalty Engagement Index (CLEI) – for the 16th consecutive year! This 16th win confirms that the Company values its customers and their expectations.

A New York-based consultancy focusing on client loyalty and engagement has released the study, which crowns Konica Minolta as the Brand Loyalty leader. With expectations constantly growing and becoming increasingly emotional each year, consumers consider social matters, politics and economic factors in their judgement. These things have created an even bigger challenge for companies to fulfil customers’ desires, needs and wants, maintain good brand delivery and keep profits stable.

Konica Minolta Wins 1st Place in Brand Loyalty for the 16th Consecutive Year!

Konica Minolta, despite obstacles they have faced, have managed to keep customer loyalty as well as attract new ones. The Japanese Company has stated they “are so pleased to know that efforts to meet ever-evolving expectations continue to be successful”. They’ve also stated that they “truly appreciate the trust they [customers] place in us”.

Konica Minolta has maintained the loyalty of its existing customers, while attracting new ones

How Konica Minolta Differs from Others

It’s rare that companies like Konica Minolta to maintain care and loyalty of customers for a long time. Considering it’s influence and size, it seems difficult… yet, they managed to keep Brand Loyalty for a 16th time!

Konica Minolta has maintained the loyalty of its existing customers, while attracting new ones

Konica Minolta has always also given lots of attention to its product quality. For example, the reliable A0X5151 Black Toner Cartridge. Incredible Quality, High Capacity, Great Investment. But why just stop at only the Black Toner Cartridge? Try our entire A0X5 CMYK Multipack!

Below are some of our favourite Konica Minolta Products:

Compatible Konica Minolta TN610K Black Toner Cartridge (TN610K)

Compatible Konica Minolta TN610 CMYK Multipack Toner Cartridges (TN610K/ TN610C/ TN610M/ TN610Y)

Premium Remanufactured Lexmark 1382925 Black High Capacity Toner Cartridge (1382925)

Premium Remanufactured Konica Minolta A0DK451 Cyan Toner Cartridge (A0DK451)

Our Compatible Konica Minolta Products are given a second life after initial use, so YOU can help save the environment! We encourage our customers to look around our site for more printing products and great quality photo paper. Remember, new customers get £3 OFF their next order using code NEWPC in the Checkout! But that’s not all! New customers also get an EXTRA 300 Reward Points! Just spend a minimum of £30 and use the code until the 24th February!

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Turkey Syria Earthquake Victims Get Brother Donations

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Brother has recently announced that they will be donating $50,000 (about £40,000) to areas affected by the Turkey-Syria Earthquake, which has unfortunately touched millions of people in the two countries.

Non-Governmental Organisations will receive the donations from local Brother branches to support south eastern Turkey and northern Syria. The donation will be received by Doctors Without Borders / Médecins Sans Frontières.

Brother has also released a statement with expressions of their “deepest sympathies to everyone affected by the damage” and “hopes for an early recovery”.

Turkish Flag

Many other companies have donated their share of money to the Turkish and Syrian people. Some places have reported an “overwhelming amount of donations” for the victims of the 7.8 magnitude earthquake. Furthermore, People from all around the world are coming together to help Turkey and Syria, with huge sums of money flowing from all around the world into humanitarian aid organisations and charities. In addition to all of that, Food, warm clothes and other supplies are being transported too.

Syrian Flag

Other printing companies like FUJIFILM Holdings and its group companies also donated large sums of money. Medical apparatus has been donated (including FUJIFILM’s portable X-Ray systems) and many international humanitarian aid organisations have received it.

PremiumCompatibles encourages our Readers to Help Turkey-Syria Earthquake Victims!

PremiumCompatibles would like to help in any way possible. We’d like to give our sincerest condolences to families who lost loved ones, had to evacuate home or anyone affected. We also encourage our customers and blog readers to donate to Turkey and Syria. Additionally, below is a poster, created by us for anyone to print out or post on social media to spread awareness. A few links to official, trusted charities that aim to support Turkey and Syria have also been provided. Donate Now!

Donate to Turkey and Syria!

ShelterBox

Islamic Relief

Tearfund

Muslim Hands

All Charities linked above are officially registered with Fundraising Regulator and provide support to areas and people affected by the Turkey-Syria Earthquake. For example, Food, warm clothing and hygiene essentials will be provided. If enough money is raised, support may also be provided to people in the greatest need across the wider region. Donate Now!

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Ricoh Tanzania Expansion!

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Ricoh has announced a partnership with the Tanzanian Company, Maniwa Technologies Limited. Ricoh, the Japanese Electronics Company, has announced it’s expansion into Tanzania. The African Country’s Technology Company – Maniwa Technologies Limited – has decided to form a partnership together with the Tech Giant, Ricoh, which opens up a world of opportunities for the Tanzanian Printing Industry (and not only the printing industry)!

Though Ricoh – much like many other companies – suspended all of its shipments to Russia since the Invasion of Ukraine nearly a year ago, the company has recently expanded its activities and interests into Tanzania. Ricoh hopes that its products will reach across all of Tanzania, where a lot of printing products and newer technology is in demand to improve the country.

Ricoh’s Tanzania Expansion Opens New Opportunities!

The partnership aims new opportunities at work for people through the power of new technology. More Tanzanians will have access to Ricoh’s print solutions and digital services, which means printing industries in Tanzania should develop. This will definitely benefit the entire country, as well as its neighbours. But not only will Tanzania’s neigbours benefit, but also countries with good diplomatic relations with Tanzania. Ricoh has opened many pathways in Tanzania and people working in offices and the printing industry there.

Ricoh’s Tanzania Expansion Opens New Opportunities!

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Valentine’s Day 2023!

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Valentine’s Day is nearly here. It’s an opportunity to spend a whole day with someone special to you and share your love for them.

The 14th February is soon and many don’t know what to get their Valentine. Of course, it doesn’t matter how much you spend or how large your present is. What counts is the thought, the lovely, heartfelt gesture to give something straight from the heart. After all, the hardest part of Valentine’s Day is getting the perfect gift for your significant other. Will they like it? Is it good enough? Don’t worry, here at Premium Compatibles we’ve got your back.

PremiumCompatibles’ Valentine’s Day Card Ideas!

A gift that expresses the importance of your Valentine and how much you care for them – like a card – is always a good start. We made some templates of Cards for you below:

Valentine's Day Card Idea #1
Valentine's Day Card Idea #2

However, cards by themselves, although a sweet gesture, can be considered by some as quite lazy and unoriginal. You also need something else to go with it. Think outside the box, try to make it romantic and sincere for your partner. However, most importantly, make it different. People get bored of receiving the same Valentine’s gifts every year. Try to mix it up, do something you would not usually do with your loved one. Try out new things and live through an experience together – although a box of chocolates and flowers is always welcome too!

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Sustainability Report 2022 and 2023 Aims Released by Kodak

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Kodak has released it’s Sustainability Report for 2022. The Report includes the Company’s Goals (both environmental and social) and the progress that has been made.

Kodak’s Environmental Aims and Achievements

Kodak aims to have a zero waste approach at Kodak sites around the world. The firm 99% of it’s overall waste to be diverted from going to landfills and getting incinerated by 2025. So far, Kodak has diverted 52% of its waste – just over halfway there!

Kodak also wants to reduce its GHG (Greenhouse Gas) emissions worldwide by a quarter by 2025. According to the report, Kodak has already reduced 30% reduction in Scope 1 and Scope 2 emissions!

Kodak has increased its Sustainability and already reduced 30% reduction in Scope 1 and Scope 2 emissions!

Water consumption is to be reduced by a quarter in the next 2 years too. Kodak claims that there is a “13% increase indexed to revenue, although absolute values are trending down.”

Finally, the Company wants to triple the amount of spent solvents recovered by Kodak from external sources by 2025. So far, from 2016 to 2021 an increase of 65% in spent solvents recovered has been noted! 58.4 million pounds of solvents have been recovered from non-Kodak sources. The Business’ Solvent Recovery Business was even awarded ‘Business Intelligence Group’s Sustainability Service of the Year’ last year.

 58.4 million pounds of solvents have been recovered from non-Kodak sources.

Kodak’s Social Aims

Kodak doesn’t only have environmental targets. Their social aims are to:

  • Achieve ¼ reduction in Occupational Injury Rate (OIR) in the next 2 years.

Kodak’s progress records an 11% Year-On-Year improvement in 2021. An additional 30% decrease is needed to achieve the 2025 goal.

  • Maintain 100% Human Rights Campaign Corporate Equality Index score and continue to be included on the organisation’s list of “Best Places to Work for LGBTQ Equality” every year, which has been achieved.

Kodak continues to focus on important issues in the workplace, such as gender equality, affordable and clean energy, decent work and economic growth, reduced inequalities, responsible consumption and production and partnerships for the goals.

Kodak continues to focus on important issues in the workplace, such as gender equality as well as Sustainability.

Our Kodak Products

As Kodak – among other large printing companies – advances in its aims to contribute to a healthier environment and a more accepting, tolerant workplace, Premium Compatibles encourages you and other customers to buy our Compatible Kodak products – let’s help do our part for the environment, together.

See for yourself, these are only some of the products we sell as Kodak Compatibles:

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Epson’s Environmental Awareness and Eco-Printing!

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As many people may know, printing has historically not been the friendliest to Earth’s environment. However, in recent years, the attention given to our planet’s environment has largely increased like never before and affected the printing industry, as well as other industries. More and more companies and businesses are changing into sustainable, eco-friendly firms. New tactics and ways are being used all the time to make even a small difference and reverse the effects climate change has on our environment, as well as obeying new laws and regulations introduced to help the climate (such as Environmental Laws in the EU).

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These changes made by companies are not for nothing. Not only does it save the environment, but can also save quite a bit of money. One huge printing company which brings attention to the environmental issues and is forming into a sustainable and Carbon Neutral business is Epson. The Japanese company is in the lead when it comes to its eco-transformation. Epson aims to be carbon negative and “underground resource-free” by 2050, which means that resources harmful to the environment will not be used in manufacturing processes. Epson also has other initiatives to support the environment. The Company is extremely committed to its environmental goals. They manage to find new ways to form their company to suit the environment while keeping prices affordable and users happy!

Environmentally Friendly Eco-Products

Epson’s 2050 milestone is a huge contribution towards the environment. There is another step they want to take before that, though. By 2030 Epson aims to invest around £600 million into changes in the company to aid the environment.

Environmentally Friendly Eco-Products - Growth

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Many brands, products, and a variety of products – All remanufactured, sustainable and cheap with a certainty of good product performance!

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Konica Minolta Celebrates it’s 150th Anniversary!

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Konica Minolta celebrates its 150th anniversary this year, with hopes to soar as a growth company again.

The Japanese Company’s roots go back to the year 1873 when 25-year-old Rokusaburo Sugiura started selling photography materials after having his photo taken.

Konica Minolta Camera - 150th Anniversary of the Company!

Konica Minolta’s New CEO Toshimitsu Taiko announced that the company’s 150th anniversary is a new start and opportunity to reinforce the company and strengthen it back up after the many challenges it experienced last year due to supply chain issues with lockdown in China and the impact the war in Ukraine continues to have on resources and energy prices.

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Taiko’s mission is to accelerate Konica Minolta forward and restore the confidence of its employees as well as restoring trust of stakeholders, shareholders, investors and customers. The CEO’s tactic to achieve these goals is by addressing every single problem with honesty and sincerity.

CEO Statement about Konica Minolta's 150th Anniversary!

Mr Taiko also expressed his heartfelt appreciation to everyone who supports Konica Minolta around the world. It’s been made clear that the company positions the huge milestone as a chance for further growth of people and society.

Konica Minolta’s mission to help the Homeless

Konica Minolta has also worked with charities to combat homelessness and help those in need. For example, for the second consecutive year, Konica Minolta works with Crisis at Christmas to help homeless. They also collaborated with the Aimar Foundation. They have managed to install print management software and printing devices at hotels and day centre sites across London. This helped provide access to vital information and documentation, to help them take the first step out of homelessness.

We fully support Konica Minolta’s actions to help decrease the homeless population. We also encourage our customers to buy Konica Minolta products and help support their cause. Buying our compatible products not only helps the struggling homeless, but also contributes to helping save our wonderful environment!

Some Konica Minolta products you can find on our site below:

4519402 Drum Unit (4519402)

8938621 Black Toner Cartridge (8938621)

A06V353 Magenta High Capacity Toner Cartridge (A06V353) to fit the Konica Minolta Magicolor 5570DH Printer

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World Cup Winners – Argentina!

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Yesterday’s Qatar 2022 World Cup Final determined which nation has the best football team in the world – Argentina or France? All eyes were on football’s two legends – Lionel Messi and Kylian Mbappé. Messi scored the first goal (a penalty), giving Argentina the upper hand. Angel Di Maria added to Argentina’s score with another goal a few minutes later, bringing the score to 2:0 in the 36th minute.

Flag of Argentina

Everything was looking great for the Argentinians – until the 80th minute, no goals were scored. However, Kylian Mbappé scored two goals – one in the 80th minute and another just one minute later! The first goal was a penalty and the second goal equalised the scoreboard.

Messi scored his second goal of the match in the 108th minute, with Mbappé saving France in the 118th minute with another penalty. Not only did Mbappé save France, but he also scored a hat-trick in the final – the second player in history to do so!

Flag of France

Extra Time and Penalties

The extra time ends with a score of 3:3. Argentina wins against France in penalties with a final score of 3:3 (4:2 in penalties)!

The World Cup belongs to Argentina for the next 4 years!

World Cup Trophy

A short message from us

Throughout the World Cup there have been many costumes, banners and ways to celebrate all the different national teams. PremiumCompatibles would like to congratulate all teams and, of course, the Argentinian champions.

Why not congratulate the victors or YOUR team with our products? Our special ink cartridges and toners work smoothly together with printers and bring out the fantastic details in images! Try them out now!

PremiumCompatibles hopes to see you at the next World Cup in 4 years in North America!

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ETIRA Reaching 1 Million Environment-focused Labels

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The European Toner and Inkjet Remanufacturers Association (ETIRA) has introduced its own product certification label last year and now approaches the milestone of 1,000,000 certification mark labels in circulation. These differentiated labels help customers identify more environmentally friendly printing cartridges.

80-90% of Trashed Printing Products could be used again more than once. ETIRA aims to Remanufacture as much as possible.

ETIRA aims to promote the reuse of printing products and raise the profiles of ETIRA-member remanufacturer products. ETIRA labels will provide a better understanding to customers about which products offer the best environmental performance, which will allow people to recognise and differentiate them from other cartridges that have a larger carbon footprint.

According to research conducted by ETIRA, up to 70% in Europe of empty toner and inkjet cartridges are incinerated or dumped in landfills every year. 80-90% of these trashed products could have been used again more than once. More than 500 million plastic printer cartridges end up thrown away in landfills around the world. Remanufacturing these cartridges can decrease their carbon footprint by 45-60%. Remanufactured cartridges are also cheaper by 30% than OEM Products, making it both cost-effective and environmentally friendly to reuse cartridges.

More than 500 million plastic printer cartridges end up thrown away in landfills around the world. ETIRA aims to Remanufacture as much as possible.

ETIRA Benefits

The ETIRA label brings many benefits to their members. ETIRA members make their mark on the circular economy with industry leaders around Europe. The label also assures that cartridges went through the remanufacturing process at a high standard and eventually back on the market.

Currently, the ETIRA label is only available to members through a qualification process and license agreement. This means that the remanufacturer will be able to add the certification mark to any brand cartridge they’ve produced for a third party (if the remanufactured product meet the license requirements).

How PremiumCompatibles aims to be Environmentally Friendly

PremiumCompatibles encourages others to reuse and use environmentally friendly printing product. We also aim to help the environment – our products are cheap, reused and recycled with high quality, and Original-like feels. Not only are our cartridges high quality with low costs, but also reduces the environmental impact unused cartridges have. We put them to good use and we do our part! Try our Remanufactured Products, like the Kodak Ultimate Brother DR-1050 Black Drum Unit! Our great ink cartridges, toner cartridges and label tapes are the best with very low prices!

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Plastic Usage in GM Technology

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GM Technology, the Global Leader of Refurbished Photocopiers and Toner Cartridges, has stopped the use of plastic bags in the packaging of their remanufactured toner cartridges. The old plastic packaging is replaced with new bags made of only environmentally friendly products. The new packaging is made of biodegradable film and recyclable brown Kraft Paper. The transparent part of the bags is made of vegetable cellulose instead of plastic.

Recycle Plastic

GM Technology predicts that they will save 10,000 plastic bags a week with this upgrade, making the remanufactured toners even more environmentally friendly.

 Though the change may seem quite small, the smart decision to reduce the amount of plastic used by GM Technology has an incredibly positive impact on the environment.

More and more companies are focusing on their environmental impact in as much detail as possible. Recycling and a more ecological approach is being taken. Plastic use is decreasing in many companies – both on a large and small scale. Whether its avoiding plastic bags or separating recycling and general waste, the awareness of the effect we have on the environment is increasing and being taken into account by companies.

Plastic Waste - Bottles, Wrappers, Packaging

GM Technology’s Plastic Use

GM Technology, the Global Leader of Refurbished Photocopiers and Toner Cartridges stopped using plastic bags in the packaging of their remanufactured products. The old plastic packaging is replaced with new bags made of only environmentally friendly products. The new packaging is made of biodegradable film and recyclable brown Kraft Paper. The transparent part of the bags is made of vegetable cellulose instead of plastic.

GM Technology predicts they’ll save 10,000 plastic bags a week, making the remanufactured toners even more environmentally friendly.

 Though it may seem insignificant, the decision to reduce amounts of plastic used by GM Technology has a positive impact.

Contributing to a healthier Environment with PremiumCompatibles

More and more companies are focusing on their environmental impact in as much detail as possible. Recycling and a more ecological approach is being taken. Plastic use is decreasing in many companies – both on a large and small scale. Whether its avoiding plastic bags or separating recycling and general waste, the awareness of the effect we have on the environment is increasing and being taken into account by companies. We hope that the changes we make today help the environment and reverse the harm already done to our planet. Help us make it happen by buying products that are as environmentally friendly as possible! Try out our website, where we offer a range of products that we make with environmental impact in mind. We encourage you to buy our incredible toner cartridges. Try our ink cartridges! We have a wide range of products to offer for low prices!

If you wish to contact us about anything, you can visit our store or see our Contact Us page here. You can also call our number or get in touch with us on our Social Media Accounts. All links and information are provided at the end of this Blog Post.

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