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Category Archive: Printing News

News relating to the printer industry and detailing recent advances in technology.

HP Firmware Updates – April 2019

In the last 24 hours we have been made aware that, unfortunately, HP have released another firmware update preventing the usage of third party cartridges, this update affects the following range of cartridges and printers: HP 903XL/907XL/953XL/913A/973XL OEM: T6M15AE, HP903XL • HP Officejet Pro 6950 • HP Officejet Pro 6960 • HP Officejet Pro 6970 …

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Cheaper Printing for Everyone!

Over the last 18 years of business as Refresh Cartridges, we’ve had regular, daily requests from customers requesting for advice from our staff regarding purchasing the right printer for their needs, either over the phone, via email or in-store , which is great as we can then offer them a choice from a selection of …

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HP Firmware Update – September 2016

  Further to our previous updates with regards to firmware updates on HP printers, unfortunately we have had new reports from customers to suggest that another firmware update has been triggered in various ranges of HP printers which take the following cartridges:   934/935, 950/951 and 970/971   As of the time of writing (September …

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Recent Brother and HP Firmware updates

Recently, we have become aware of some issues with the most recent ranges of Brother and HP printers., which have been rejecting compatible and remanufactured cartridges after firmware updates have been applied to their printers. For those not aware, a firmware update is essentially defined as “Software for Hardware” – these updates are performed often to fix bugs and errors in the programming which can cause hardware to not operate correctly....

3D Printing Real Life Applications

Imagine printing a new cup when your preschooler drops the good dishes or printing a valve for a damaged faucet. Imagine an everyday life not being limited by pipe sizes or designs that require distinct pieces and fitted with commercial equipment. Imagine personalizing every gift with literary quotes, lyrics, photographs, and many more. Although these scenarios aren’t a reality yet, the world is getting closer daily to it—thanks to the recent...

Coming Soon: A 3D Printer for the Masses

Makerbot launches its first ever 3D printer for the masses. Find out why entrepreneurs and ordinary consumers should pay attention to it. Gone are the days that offices and manufacturers opted to use one dimensional colour laser printers. Humanity has leveraged its technological knowledge and creativity by inventing 3D printers. The world is drawing near to the time when 3D printers will be as popular as inkjet printers. Earlier this year,...

Light Your Imagination

Lighting is not just about seeing in the dark, the right lighting can enhance your home, your mood and your health. Lighting is as much a reflection of yourself as the rest of your home, or the way you dress. 3D printer technology is now making intricate and complicated designs come to life with relative ease and amazing accuracy. So, you really can let your imagination run wild to create your perfect lighting décor. The complexity and...

Eat Your Own (3D Printed) Brain

One of the most novel uses of 3D printing I have come across in sometime comes from London based 3D studio “Inition”. The team at the studio succeeded in producing a miniature chocolate brain accurately modelled on co-founder Andy Millns’ own grey matter. The 3D model was created using information taken from an MRI scan Andy had previously and then printed using a 3D printer. A latex cast was then taken from the miniature...

ONE Street Tweeter

If you think you have a big cumbersome and impractical printer I have a little something to make you feel better. I would like to introduce you to the Street Tweeter by advocacy group ONE. This monstrous mobile printer travels at 5 miles an hour and prints politically themed 40 character tweets directly onto the road using water soluble, non-toxic paint. ONE’s mission is to print hundreds of Tweets on the topic of world hunger and poverty...

Pantum Printers: Our Thoughts

We recently took a call from one of our manufacturers regarding printers and toners coming into stock from a new printer manufacturer named Pantum. I must admit that at first I was hesitant and far too many memories of hunting down incredibly rare Tally Genicon cartridges for customers came flooding back. However the more I heard about this company, the more excited I got… Who are Pantum? Pantum are a China based manufacturer or printers...

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