Monthly Archives: July 2015

A Review of Printer Brands and Printed Products

Earlier, I talked a bit about saving money on ink and printing costs. In this post, I’ll be reviewing some of the most popular printer brands, and also show you how to buy great checking products or professional printing services from great companies like Deluxe.

If you’re in the market for buying a new printer, you may find that the sheer number of choices you have can make your head spin. Today, there are literally hundreds of printers to choose from, and for the casual consumer, the wide assortment of choices can frankly be overwhelming. First and foremost, you’ll need to decide whether you want to purchase an inkjet or a laser printer. Once that choice is made, one of the best ways to narrow down the models you take a look at is by brand. Naturally, it is important for you to know what the top brands are for printers. We will go over some of them below.

Hewlett Packard
HP has long been known for its printers, and today it has a big chunk of the printer market. HP is a good choice for inkjet printers and they offer a good selection of affordably priced printers. Some places where you can obtain HP printers are Office Depot, Best Buy, and Staples. You can also get some good prices online, but remember to factor in the cost of shipping.

canon pixma inkjet printerCanon
Although it was originally a camera company, Canon has branched off into the printer space and done a good job of offering a great selection of printers. On the lower priced end, the Canon Pixma line is highly popular, and definitely worth a look.

Yes, Dell makes printers, not just computers, and while we aren’t too crazy about their inkjet printers, their laser printers are very high quality while still being affordable. They are a great choice for professional or home office use, especially if you need to print lots of documents in short order.

Before you purchase your printer, one thing you absolutely must do is research how much replacement cartridges cost. Many people overlook this step and it can cost you later. Even if a printer is slightly more expensive, if the ink costs is much lower, it might end up being the more economical choice.

Once you have your printer, you’ll need to decide where to buy products like checks and envelopes. One important thing to keep in mind is that the checks or other printed products you order are compatible with both your printer and any software you are using. I like to use Deluxe Checks, since they have a great online shop that allows you to sort the products according to the software program you use for accounting. They also have a promo code you can use to get some nice discounts on your order. You can get the most current Deluxe promo codes from

Should you require professional printing services for things like brochures or posters, I again recommend using an online print shop. Vistaprint is a well-known company you can’t go wrong with. But there are plenty of other choices, and you might want to do a bit of research and obtain sample kits before choosing a printing service.

Published: July 23, 2015

Maintain a healthy love life by using eharmony

It is vital to have a healthy love life if you want to live a long time. Studies have shown that people who are married are generally in better health and enjoy greater longevity. In addition, even a simple thing like being hugged can also play a part in your well-being. The good news is that those who are single in this day and age have more tools than ever before to get into a serious relationship. One of the best tools for finding love is of course online dating sites such as eHarmony.

eharmony profileA lot of people I talk to don’t get positive results with online dating and quickly give up on it. I think such people should give it a second chance. It’s true that if you join a huge dating site, you may feel a bit lost and might not be noticed. A better option, in my opinion, is to join a more personal site like eHarmony. The main benefit of eHarmony, however, is that hey have a proprietary matchmaking system that “introduces” you to people you have a lot in common with. This introduction saves you a lot of time you might otherwise waste talking to people who ultimately are not a good fit for you.

Joining eHarmony takes a bit more work than joining other sites. For one thing, there is a long test you have to take before you’re even allowed to set up an account. eHarmony also does require a bit of patience. You won’t have dozens of matches to sift through on your first day. Rather, eHarmony adds new matches for you as the system finds them. This is actually a good thing since it gives you sufficient time to review each match closely. Setting up an trial account at eharmony does not cost anything, and you can communicate in limited ways without having to upgrade to a full account.

In short, eHarmony offers a slower, more laid-back approach to online dating. If you don’t like the pace of regular dating sites, you may just find that eHarmony is right up your alley. To learn more about eharmony, check out

Published: July 15, 2015

Choosing the right White Cloud product

Are you considering trying electronic cigarettes? There are certainly many reasons why you should consider them. For one, they can be much better for your health since they do not contain tar and you will be inhaling water vapors instead of smoke. In addition, using electronic cigarettes is generally less expensive than smoking analogs. This can mean that you will save hundreds, if not thousands of dollars annually by making the switch.

white cloudFor newcomers to the world of e-cigarettes, I recommend a company called White Cloud. The reason I prefer this brand of e-cigarettes is because they offer very high quality e-cigarettes. What’s more, you can get everything you need to get started by purchasing one of their starter kits. While starter kits at other websites can start around 50 dollars, White Cloud offers a number of kits that start for under 20 dollars. This gives you the opportunity to try out e-cigs without much of an investment. I recommend you get an inexpensive starter kit or even the disposable e-cigarettes until you know for a fact that you will continue to use e-cigarettes well into the future. At such a time, you can upgrade to a better starter kit or just buy extra e-cigarette batteries and cartomizers.

One of the most important things to do when selecting e-cigarettes is to experiment with different flavors. It’s often a good idea to try some of the tobacco flavors, as this will make for an easier transition for many people. However, the wrong flavor can turn you off to e-cigarettes entirely, so I recommend getting an assortment of different flavors to try out. Don’t be afraid to check out some of the more unusual flavors such as the dessert or fruit flavors. While they may not seem appealing to traditional smokers, you never know how much you’ll like them unless you give them a try.

To save money, I also recommend using White Cloud e-cig coupons, which you can get by doing a search online. You can also read more about e-cigarettes in general by visiting the e-cigarettes site,

Published: July 12, 2015

A guide to cheap ink and printing

If you do a lot of printing at the home office like I do, you probably have noticed that printer ink has become one of your large office expenses. This is unfortunate, but if you do a bit of homework, there are quite a few ways to bring down the costs, at least somewhat. Here are some of the things I’ve done over the years to cut down printing expenses.

123 inkjets coupon1. Review cartridge costs before buying a printer.
Don’t just buy a printer because it’s cheap, because chances are good that you’ll end up paying a lot for cartridges later on. Rather, go online and research the cost of ink cartridges before buying the printer, and factor this into your decision.

2. Don’t print unless you absolutely must.
If you grew up in the pre-Internet age, you are probably just accustomed to printing everything without giving it a second though. But learn to hesitate before hitting CTRL-P, and ask yourself if a printed copy is really necessary. Oftentimes, it is not, and you could save on ink costs simply by printing less.

3. When you buy cartridges, get them online and order remanufactured cartridges. Online vendors on the whole offer lower prices for ink cartridges. In addition to this, many of them, like 123inkjets, offers coupons you can take advantage of. A typical 123inkjets coupon code will let you shave off 15% from the cost of a cartridge. What’s more, you can get lower prices right off the bat by selecting remanufactured cartridges instead of new ones. So long as you buy such cartridges from a known vendor like 123inkjets, you don’t notice much of a different from a brand new one.

4. If you need to hire a professional printing service, make sure you order online. You can’t always print everything on your own. Sometimes, you will need something that looks professional. Business cards, posters, and brochures are examples of such needs. Unfortunately, many print shops charge quite a bit for offset printing services. A better option is to try to find a service online. I like Printplace myself, because their prices are relatively low, particularly when you use a Printplace coupon code from coupon websites. Despite this, Printplace does a good job with their printing, and I have yet to be disappointed with anything I ordered from them. You can choose a different printing service if you know one that is good, but try to find promo codes online, as most online services do offer them.

Hopefully, these quick tips will help you print less and save money on your office expenses.

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Published: July 8, 2015