How do v4ink Handheld Printers work in Food Packaging, Healthcare and Skincare Industry?

V4ink decided to enter into a new era by refreshing its own industry structure, stretching to handheld printer production sector.

Why we engage in that new product? It arouses the attention from the customers who run a small or medium enterprise, even an infant company, and are seeking a multitasking printer in their production line. Instead of applying a cumbersome and mediocre machine or single-functioned labeller, v4ink portable printers will make you better understand their potentials in different industries.

Food packaging

With the help of handheld printer, contents such as date code, logo, best before date, expire date, real time and net weight can be easily printed on the food packaging materials that are plastics, paper bag, carton and wooden box. Will the contents be removable? No. Unless you rub the contents with alcohol, they will stay the same in vivid color. Will the ink permeate the paper bag and get the food soaked? No. A few seconds is enough to get the printed contents dry.


At present, handheld printers are widely accepted in Healthcare industry. Printing batch code and barcode number orderly seems smarter than adjusting the digits manually and repeatedly. Just press the button on the handle, the ink will be printed out smoothly even on the round plastic bottle and foil.


For your beauty brand or skincare brand product, the regular packing materials like Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET), Polypropylene Plastic (PP), glass as well as metal have been taken into account. The premium ink formulas enable the printed contents much more adhesive to a label or the container. When using the handheld printer, you can create customized slogans or upload your well-designed logo in a picture format which makes the product looks stylish and personalized.

Warm tips for buyers

Before you place an order, please read the product information carefully. The function and printing materials will depend on models (Handheld printer and ink cartridge). If you are not sure about which one satisfies your demand, please get in touch with us directly.

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How to install Brother TN450/TN420 toner cartridge?

Brother TN450 toner cartridge is widely compatible with Brother famous laser printers: DHL series, HL series, MFC series. Read this guide and you will learn how to install the TN450 cartridge in your Brother printer and get TN450 information.

Brother TN450/TN420 Toner Cartridges at a Glance

Brother TN-450 and Brother TN-420 have the size, so they are interchangeable and fit the same Brother printer models. But TN420 cartridge contains less toner than TN450 cartridge, which is the high-capacity version of Brother TN420. It can print 2600 pages, while the standard-capacity version only can print up to 1200 pages based on 5% coverage of A4 letter. If you need to print frequently, we recommend purchasing TN-450 high-yield toner cartridge, which is more cost-effective.

It is worth mentioning that TN420 or TN450 has to be inserted into the slot of DR420 drum unit before being installed into the printer, which means TN-420 standard-yield cartridge and TN-450 high-yield cartridge must to work together with DR-420 drum unit. And the drum can print 12000 pages and lasts longer than the cartridge.

How often should TN450 cartridge be replaced?

Generally speaking, it depends on the amount of the toner and your print volume. Users typically replace the TN-450 high-yield toner cartridge every 3-4 months, but users who print heavily need more frequent replacements.

And printer will let you know when the cartridge or the drum unit needs to be replaced. If the printer prompts “replace toner” message, the TN450 toner cartridge is time to be replaced. And when the printer prompts “drum replace”, the DR420 drum unit needs to be replaced.

How to replace TN450 toner cartridge?

You can install the cartridge into the following suitable printer models:

DCP-7060, DCP-7060D, DCP-7065DN, DCP-7070DW, DCP-7055, DCP-7057, DCP-7055W

HL-2130, HL-2132, HL-2220, HL-2230, HL-2240, HL-2240D, HL-2242D, HL-2250, HL-2250DN, HL-2270DW, HL-2280DW, HL-2275DW, HL-2135W, HL-2240N

MFC-7360, MFC-7360N, MFC-7460, MFC-7460DN, MFC-7860DW, MFC-7240, MFC-7365DN, MFC-7460N

FAX-2840, FAX-2940: IntelliFax 2840, IntelliFax 2940

It only takes three steps to put the cartridge into the printer, and this installation guide can apply to TN420 cartridge and DR420 drum unit.

Step 1: Gently shake the TN450/TN420 5-6 times, and remove the plastic protective housing.

Step 2: Put the cartridge into the correct slot of DR420 drum unit.

Step 3: Slide the tap on the top of drum unit 3-5 times to clear the corona wire.

v4ink TN450 compatible toner cartridge

How to reset TN450 toner cartridge?

If you are looking for a cost-effective alternative to the expensive original TN-450 toner cartridge, we recommend v4ink compatible TN450 high yield toner cartridge. It costs 78% less than the original cartridge with the same page capacity and is proven to deliver the same high-quality prints you need.

When the printer asks you to “Replace Toner” after installing the new TN450 cartridge, you can reset the cartridge by following the simple steps in the video.

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Canon Printer Cartridge Purchase Guide

Canon Printer Cartridge Purchase Guide

If you are using a new printer for the first time, you may not know which cartridge your printer uses. Never mind, through this guide, we will lead you closer to the printer and take canon printer as an example to analyze how to select the appropriate ink cartridge and help you find the best price alternative ink cartridge. Let’s jump in!

How do you know which cartridge your printer uses?

Each printer has a specific series of printer cartridges for printing. The printer cartridge series is identified by the printer brand name, followed by the cartridge number. For example, Canon uses Canon PG-260 and CLl-261 ink cartridge series.

1. The easiest way to find out which cartridges are suitable for your printer is to open the printer and check which cartridges are currently in the machine.

2. If there is no ink cartridge inside the printer, you can search the printer model on the manufacturer’s website. The manufacturer page of your printer should contain a list of compatible cartridges. You can also search the printer model on, the compatible cartridges will list on the page.

3. You can also refer to the printer user’s guide attached to the machine to confirm the cartridge series.

Standard yield vs. High yield

After you know what series cartridge is compatible for your printer, you will find that they have many different capacities. Common cartridge capacities are divided into standard yield, high yield and extra high yield cartridge.

As the name suggests, different capacities of ink cartridges mean they contain different amounts of ink. Compared with high yield and extra-high yield cartridges, standard yield cartridges have less ink, that is, they can print fewer pages, but their price is usually relatively low. For users who don’t print often, it makes sense to spend less money on standard yield cartridges. But if you print more, it’s more cost-effective to choose high yield version. Because they can usually provide you with 2-3 times the number of printed pages of the standard yield cartridge, but the price is generally not higher than 2 times of the standard cartridge. The extra-high yield option is not common. It has more ink than high yield cartridge. In short, ink cartridges of different capacities have their applicable groups. Before buying ink cartridges, you need to consider according to your actual needs. If you are not sure about your printing capacity, it is recommended to choose standard capacity ink cartridges as a try.

  • How to identify standard yield and high yield cartridge:

Most of Canon ink cartridge models have standard and high yield version, and some contain extra-high option. How to distinguish them? The high yield version usually carries “XL” more than the end of the standard cartridge, while extra-high yield version usually carried “XXL”. Let’s take a look at the following examples:

Canon PG-260 Black ink cartridges only have standard yield and high yield options:

  • Standard yield: Canon PG-260 Black, Prints 180 pages
  • High yield: Canon PG-260XL Black, Prints 400 pages

Canon PG-250 Black ink cartridges have standard, high yield and extra high yield options:

  • Standard yield: Canon PG-250, Prints 300 pages
  • High yield: Canon PG-250XL, Prints 500 pages
  • Extra-High yield: Canon PG-250XXL, Prints 800 pages

Individual cartridge vs. Tri-color cartridge

When purchasing Canon ink cartridges, you will also find that some printers need to be used with multiple cartridges, while others only need to be used with two cartridges. Some color cartridges are individual, while some cartridges contain multiple colors. How should I choose?

  • Individual ink cartridge

This means an ink cartridge only contains one kind of color. Generally, all of the black ink cartridges are individual ink cartridges, and some series of color ink cartridges are individual ink cartridges, such as Canon CLI-251XL, CLI-270XL, CLI-281XXL, etc.

  • Tri-color ink cartridge

This means an ink cartridge contains 3 kinds of colors, it usually contains cyan, yellow and magenta in one cartridge. Such as Canon CL-261XL, CL-246XL, CL-210XL, etc.

The individual ink cartridge is more flexible than the tri-color ink cartridge. Once one of the colors is used up, you only need to change that ink cartridge. However, for tri-color ink cartridge, once one color is used up, you need to replace the whole a tri-color ink cartridge. This means you may have to throw away a cartridge when two colors are still available.

Before you buy an ink cartridge, you can open the inside of your printer to check the slot of the printer. If there are only two slots, it means that the ink cartridge you need to buy is a black and a tri-color ink cartridge. If there are more than 4 slots, it means that the ink cartridge you need to buy is individual ink cartridges.

PG / PGI vs. CL / CLI

If you observe carefully, you will notice that most Canon ink cartridges begin with “PG” and “CL”, as well as “PGI” and “CLI”. What do they mean?

In fact, Canon uses these words to mark their different types of cartridges. “PG” and “PGI” are similar. Both represent that the ink cartridge is filled with pigment based ink, which is very suitable for printing text. This cartridge is usually larger than the “CL” / “CLI” cartridge because Canon knows that most consumers print more documents than color pages. Pigment inks are often more resistant to water and UV than dye-based inks, and can resist fading for up to 200 years.

“CL” is similar to “CLI” and stands for ChromaLife, a term created by canon to mark its dye-based ink. Dye-based ink can print right, vibrant colors, which is very suitable for photo printing. They are more economical than pigment  based ink cartridges, but they get dirty easily.

“PG” ink cartridges usually need to be used together with “CL” ink cartridges (like, PG-260XL and CL-261XL), while “PGI” ink cartridges usually need to be used together with “CLI” cartridges (like, PGI-280XXL and CLI-281XXL). They complement each other and can provide you with professional black-and-white text and colorful pictures.

Original vs. Non-Original

Before buying Canon ink cartridges, you must be most concerned about the price. You will find that the same model of ink cartridges have different prices. What causes the difference in their prices?

Their main difference comes from whether they are original or non-original.

  • Original product

Original ink cartridges are usually expensive because they are made by original printer manufacturers. Original printer manufacturers don’t mind selling their printers at a lower price because they know you have to buy their cartridges for a long time to keep the printer working. Therefore, they will put the profit opportunity on the ink cartridge.

  • Non-original products

Non-original ink cartridges usually include new compatible ink cartridges and remanufactured ink cartridges.

New compatible ink cartridge are brand new and produced by a third-party manufacturer, all its parts are new. It may look different from the original ink cartridge, but it is perfectly compatible with your printer. They usually have the same print volume as the original product, but the price is only half of the original product.

Remanufactured ink cartridges are through recycling original ink cartridge, then cleaning it up, removing the damaged parts and replacing with the new parts, refilling with the new ink and through a strict test to make them reused again. Remanufactured ink cartridges are usually cheaper than original ink cartridges, and their appearance is basically the same as that of original ink cartridges, so they can be perfectly compatible with your printer. In addition, purchasing remanufactured ink cartridges is also better for the environment and can prevent one less ink cartridge from entering the landfill.

To sum up, choosing compatible or remanufactured ink cartridges can save you more money. Choosing a good brand, such as v4ink, can provide you with the best price without sacrificing product quality. V4ink products are auto-produced strictly under ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 STMC standards to ensure that each product is 100% compatible with your printer and provide you with excellent printing effects. Using non-original ink cartridge can save you a lot in the long term.

If you have another question during purchasing Canon printer cartridges, please feel free to contact us with Hope this guide can help you!

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Installation Guidelines of HP 80A/HP 80X Toner Cartridge

CF280X scenario

HP 80A/HP 80X toner cartridge, known as CF280A/CF280X toner cartridge is one of our best collection for Monochrome black-and white printer. Their quality printing performance impresses the printer users with their high efficiency, durability and standard color calibration.


As you may notice, both CF280A and CF280X toner cartridge can be applied into some same printer models. What’s the distinction? Any difference in their function? CF280X is a high-yield version compared with CF280A general version. CF280X is able to achieve in yielding 6900 pages, while CF280A can produce 2700 pages. Their listed page amount depends on the test criteria: 5% coverage on each A4 paper. Do they print out the exact pages as advertised? Beware that the actual amount ought to be referred to the contents you attempt to print.

Specification CF280

Printer List:

Printers for CF280A toner:

HP Pro 400 M401 M401a M401d M401dn, M401dne, M401dw, M401n; HP Pro 400 MFP M425dn M425dw Printer.

Printers for CF280X toner:

HP P2050 P2055 P2055d P2055dn P2055x; HP Pro 400 M401 M401a M401d M401dn, M401dne, M401dw, M401n; HP Pro 400 MFP M425dn M425dw Printer.

Note: Besides the toner volume, there are a few models such as HP P2050 P2055 P2055d P2055dn P2055x that only CF280X can fit in. Just double-check the printer model prior to purchase.

Installation Video

*Friendly reminder:

  1. Gently shaking the toner cartridge from side to side before installation will improve the printing quality.
  2. Blank pages will come out if you don’t pull out the protective seal tape from the toner cartridge before installation
  3. DO NOT touch the BLUE roller part.


Keep the toner cartridge in a moderately dry and cool place. Once the cartridge is opened, please use the toner cartridge regularly lest the toner powder get clogged, which affects the printing result.

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Brother TN450/TN420 vs DR420, what is the difference?

Brother TN450 and DR420

For Brother printers, toner cartridges and drum units need to work together to print and are purchased separately, which easily lead to you purchase the wrong model. In this article, taking the TN450 and DR420 as examples, I will show you the difference between the toner cartridges and drum units.

An Overview of Brother Toner Cartridges and Drum Units

Toner cartridges

The toner cartridge contains powder for printing text and images, and powder (toner) volume determines the yield of the cartridge, so the toner can be offered in a different yield cartridge size. Brother TN450 is the high-yield version of TN420, and the difference between them is that TN450 can print more pages.

Drum units

The drum is a shelf that holds the cartridge and then prints clear and vivid text and images by fixing the toner of the cartridge to paper. A drum unit lasts longer than a toner cartridge. The cartridge is replaced first, and the drum usually needs to be replaced after 3-5 cartridges are used up.

(Toner + Drum) Compo Pack

A toner cartridge is combined with a drum unit as a unit in your printer, so there are specific Brother Toners that are designed to fit into specific Brother Drums such as, TN450 with DR420, TN760 with DR730, and TN750 with DR720. They cannot be mixed, otherwise the size does not match and cannot be printed.

Brother tn450 cartridge and dr420 drum

What is the difference between DR420 and TN450/TN420?

DR420 is a drum unit but TN450 and TN420 are toner cartridges. Brother DR420 like a shelf to support tn450 or tn420 cartridge, and Brother TN450 and TN420 contains toner to create printouts. We know that TN450 cartridges can print more than TN420 cartridges, but DR420 drum units have higher page yields.

Consumable ModelTN420TN450DR420
TypeToner cartridgeToner cartridgeDrum unit
Packing Quantity1 pack1 pack1 pack
Page Yield1200 pages2600 pages12000 pages
Original Price$39.98$58.49$104.99
v4ink Price/$19.99$25.99
Shelf Life24-36 Months24-36 Months24-36 Months

You can see that DR420 drum has longer service time than TN420 and TN450 toner cartridges because the page yield of the DR420 is almost 5 times of the TN450 and 10 times of the TN420.

But you will find that the original cartridge and the drum are expensive to be replaced. At this time, you can consider v4ink compatible TN450 cartridge and DR420 drum unit. They have same print yield but cost a lot less, so that v4ink doesn’t need to sell standard yield TN420 toner. V4ink products are precisely designed to deliver clear and crisp printing result to satisfy your every need for an amazing range of colors experience.

v4ink tn450 cartridge and dr420 drum unit

When do the TN450 and DR420 need to be replaced?

If the printer prompts “replace toner” or the prints are gradually fading, you need to prepare a new TN450 toner cartridge. If blank spaces or streaks in printing, or the printer prompts “drum replace”, the DR420 drum unit needs to be replaced.

Hope these information can help you better understand TN420 / TN450 toner cartridges and DR730 drum unit. If you have any questions about them, please contact us by email: support_

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The Difference between CE505A and CE505X Toner Cartridge


CE505A and CE505X, as our v4ink best collection, still perplex green hands for their difference. This article is about to ease your concerns when selecting the best working partner.


To calculate the page yield, we will ensure each A4 printout will be covered 5% contents. The test referred to the industrial standard.

How do you define “A” and “X”?

A means standard toner level, whereas X denotes higher toner level. That is to say, CE505X will produce more pages than CE505A. This characteristic is applicable for other HP toner models with the same letter. Based on the circumspect test standard (5% coverage per A4 printout), v4ink CE505A toner is able to yield out 2700 pages, and CE505X can run 6900 pages. The specific page amount and the toner consumption will vary for the contents that users intend to print.

Compatible Printer List

Aside from a few models such as HP Laserjet P2030, P2035, P2035N, P2050, other models shown as follows can apply both of them. 

Printer List for CE505A:

HP LaserJet P2030 P2035 P2035N P2050 P2055D P2055DN P2055X

HP LaserJet Pro 400 M401 M401A M401N M401D M401DN M401DNE M401DW

HP LaserJet Pro 400 MFP M425 M425DN M425DW

Printer List for CE505X:

HP LaserJet P2055D P2055DN P2055X

HP LaserJet Pro 400 M401 M401A M401N M401D M401DN M401DNE M401DW

HP LaserJet Pro 400 MFP M425 M425DN M425DW

Price Difference

A clear price difference can help you win more pages. See below chart and you will know which product is much more preferential.


Application Steps

In installation section, it’s easy to operate with 4 steps. Be aware that protective materials will cause malfunction on detection, so please do remember to take off all of them before inserting CE505A or CE505X toner cartridge into the machine.



Under stringent screening procedure, v4ink toner cartridges impress the customers with their superb working performance. Both CE505A and CE505X satisfy your need on a crispy table, sharp text, and standard black-and-white copy. V4ink stands behind our customers to provide 2-year reassuring warranty and supportive customer service.


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The difference between TN420 and TN450 toner cartridge

Brother TN450

Brother laser printers are a popular choice in the market, so are the toner cartridges required for the printers. As one of the most popular black toner cartridges, TN450 and TN420 are in high demand. Buyers often don’t know whether to choose tn450 or tn420 cartridge. Are they the same? What kind of relationship do they have, this article will give you a detailed introduction.

Compatible Brother Printers

Though TN450 and TN420 are the different models, they are the same appearance and are suitable for the same Brother monochrome printers:

DCP Printer Series:

DCP-7060, DCP-7060D, DCP-7065DN, DCP-7070DW, DCP-7055, DCP-7057, DCP-7055W

HL Printer Series:

HL-2130, HL-2132, HL-2220, HL-2230, HL-2240, HL-2240D, HL-2242D, HL-2250, HL-2250DN, HL-2270DW, HL-2280DW, HL-2275DW, HL-2135W, HL-2240N

MFC Printer Series:

MFC-7360, MFC-7360N, MFC-7460, MFC-7460DN, MFC-7860DW, MFC-7240, MFC-7365DN, MFC-7460N

FAX Printer Series:

FAX-2840, FAX-2940

Intellifax Printer Series:

IntelliFax 2840, IntelliFax 2940

What is the difference between TN420 and TN450?

Page Yield

The only difference between TN420 and TN450 is the number of pages printed. Brother TN-420 is a standard-yield toner cartridge and prints approximately 1,200 pages, while TN-450 is a high-yield toner cartridge and can print up to 2600 pages. Because TN420 toner contains less powder, TN420 toner cartridge is less expensive than TN450 cartridge.

 Page YieldOriginal Price
Brother TN420 toner1200 pages$39.98
Brother TN450 toner2600 pages$58.49

Cost Per Page

From the Brother Price, TN420 cartridge is cheaper than TN450 cartridge. But their printable pages are not the same, so not the most accurate price comparison. Therefore, we calculate their cost per page uniformly and find which one is cheaper.

Brother TN420 standard yield toner cartridge:

$39.98/1200 pages = 3.3 cents

Brother TN450 high yield toner cartridge:

$58.49/2600 pages = 2.2 cents

From the results, the cost per page of TN450 high-yield cartridge is lower than TN420 standard-yield cartridge. If you print infrequently, you can save money with TN420 toner, but if you print frequently, we recommend TN450 toner as it has a better long term.

Ways to Save More on TN450 Toner Cartridges

If you are looking to save more on printing costs than Brother TN450 cartridges, we strongly recommend purchasing the v4ink TN450 Compatible High Yield Black Toner Cartridge.

 Brother TN450 1 packv4ink TN450 1 pack
Product Price$58.49$19.99
Page Yield2600 pages2600 pages
Cost Per Page2.2 cents0.8 cents
v4ink Brother TN450

V4ink TN450 toner price is much lower than original TN450 toner, but the product is automatically produced in strict accordance with the standard, with firm fixing and clear printing, which is completely comparable to the original product.

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How much does it cost to use the Canon TS6420 printer?

How much does it cost to use the Canon TS6420 printer?

How much does it cost to use a printer? How many people have calculated this expenditure? Today, let’s take Canon TS6420 as an example to calculate our printing cost!

Printer price

As we know, the cost of a printer first comes from the printer itself. On, the retail price of Canon PIXMA TS6420 Black / White Printer is $139.99. This is quite cheap for inkjet printers. Most printer manufacturers don’t mind selling you printers at a cheap price because they know that you need to buy ink cartridge in the future, and that’s where they make a lot of money. Generally, the cheaper the printer, the higher the price of ink cartridges.

Maybe a single ink cartridge won’t make you feel how expensive it is, but the supplier will specially manufacture some low-yield ink cartridges, which means that you need to replace the ink cartridge more frequently. In the long run, this will be a huge expense.

Ink cartridge cost

The next, let’s talk about the ink cartridge cost in detail. The printing cost of an ink cartridge mainly depends on the page yield of the cartridges. The page yield of an ink cartridge determines its service life. The higher the page yield, the lower the replacement frequency and the longer the service life. On the contrary, if the page yield of an ink cartridge is low, it must be replaced more frequently.

  • What is the standard of page yield?

The page yield of different models of ink cartridges is also different. How is the page yield calculated? Does it have a standard? Yes, no matter what cartridge your printer uses, they all follow the same print volume standard, which is the international organization standard (ISO). ISO is an independent international organization responsible for formulating industry standards for products. The ISO page print volume standard for the printing industry was established in the early 2000s as a way for consumers to reliably measure and compare the print volume of printer manufacturers’ cartridges.

The ISO standard has determined that the amount of pages printed by the ink cartridge is based on 5% page coverage.

  • What is that mean of 5% page coverage?

5% page coverage is equivalent to printing out a short email (as shown in the figure below). The page yield of all ink and toner cartridge is based on 5% coverage (A4 / letter). In other words, if the page yield of the ink cartridge is 180 pages list on the product page, it can print about 180 pages of text similar to the following figure. If the content coverage of the page you print is more than 5%, the number of pages printed by the ink cartridge will be reduced accordingly. This is why many people often tell us that the actual print volume of the cartridge does not match the listed page yield.

5% coverage

In addition to the coverage, document type and print quality settings also affect the actual print volume. If you want to print a full page of text or color photos, you will use more ink and the amount printed from the cartridge will be greatly reduced.

What is page yield and cost of the Canon PIXMA TS6420 cartridges?

Canon PIXMA TS6420 Printer uses Canon PG 260 Black ink cartridge and CL 261 Tri-color ink cartridge, High yield Canon PG 260XL Black ink cartridge and CL 261XL Tri-color ink cartridge.

The higher yield option is usually more expensive because it is filled with more ink, but if you print often, it is a better long-term value. As you can see in the tablet below, Canon PG 260 / CL 261 series does not print many pages. If you print a lot, you need to replace it frequently (which means that your printer operation cost will increase rapidly).

Cartridge modelCostPage yieldCost per page
Canon PG 260 Black$17.99180 Pages9.99 Cents
Canon CL 261 Black$26.94180 Pages14.97 Cents
Canon PG 260XL Tri-color$30.99400 Pages7.75 Cents
Canon CL 261XL Tri-color$32.25300 Pages10.75 Cents

According to the above table, you can preliminarily calculate the cost of ink cartridges in a year. If you need to replace a PG 260 black cartridge per month, You need to spend $215.88 a year. If you use a high yield PG 260XL black ink cartridge, on the basis of the same printing amount, each cartridge can last for 2.2 months. That’s to say, you only need 6 cartridges for a year, which spend $185.94 per year. You can save $29.94 per year and print extra 240 pages than using a standard yield ink cartridge.

How to save printing costs on ink cartridges?

As we know, original manufacturer will sell the printer at a low price and make a profit with the original ink cartridge. But ink cartridge is a necessity for printer users. How to minimize the cost of ink cartridge? v4ink provides you with a best price alternative for Canon PG 260 and CL 261 ink cartridges, which is a v4ink remanufactured High yield PG 260XL and CL 261XL combo pack.

Original Canon PG 260XL and CL 261XL combo pack cost $63.24, while v4ink remanufactured PG 260XL black and CL 261XL tri-color combo pack cost $55.98, which can save you $7.26 and provide you with the same printing pages and printing effect of the original cartridges.

  • What is remanufactured ink cartridge?

Remanufactured ink cartridge means that the original ink cartridge through recycled and refilled by making it reusable. After the original ink cartridge is used up, it is transported to the remanufacturer. The remanufacturer thoroughly cleans the original ink cartridge, replaces the worn parts with new parts, then fills it with new ink, and carries out strict quality test, so that the ink cartridge can be reused.

  • Did remanufactured ink cartridge damage my printer?

This is what users are most concerned about. Actually, remanufactured ink cartridge will not damage your printer. All v4ink items are auto-produced strictly under ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 STMC standard, make sure the products are 100% compatible with your printer.

How to prolong the service life of ink cartridges?

The following tips are suitable for all ink cartridges, if you want to save more on ink cartridge, you must master the following routine maintenance skills:

1) The ink cartridge should always be placed in the printer, otherwise the print head will dry and cause damage to the print head;

2) It is recommended to use ink cartridges at least once a week, which can reduce the cleaning times of the print head, improve the utilization rate of ink and prolong the service life of the print head;

3) When the printer displays “Cartridge Low”, you need to prepare the new cartridge. When the printer displays ““Color Depleted” or “Use Black Only?” Stop printing and replace the new cartridge as soon as possible.

If you find any further questions during using Canon TS6420 printer or Canon PG-260 CL-261 ink cartridges, please feel free to contact us by email: or join our Facebook group to discuss with us.

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Printing Solution | How are handheld inkjet printers applied in protective mask business?

As the Covid-19 pandemic continues to spread, face protective masks have become essentials in our life and handheld inkjet printers in the meantime have become a good solution to stand out personal characteristics and even brand images for enterprises by printing owner information, company logos, individual designs, date of issue and origin of the mask, etc. on the masks. 

What can a handheld printer do?

Before we discuss how mobile inkjet marking printer are applied in protective mask business, we should know what can a handheld printer do for you first.

Basically, there are 3 main parts that can best describe a mobile inkjet printer’s wonders.

● Mobility and Flexibility

Portability and flexibility of v4ink BENTSAI handheld inkjet printer

Besides, good portable handheld coding machines also are easy to operate, ink cartridge replacing are extremely easy and swift, saving your time and energy to do what helps your business.

The first and foremost feature of handheld portable printers is their mobility. Unlike traditional printers that are bulky, handheld marking devices are usually light and easy on the go. Plus, most of them are sustained by rechargeable batteries, which means they can work either unplugged or under charging, enabling you to print whenever you want without any work progress being slowed down.

● Various Customized Contents

v4ink bentsai versatile customized prints

Handheld inkjet printers can print multiple contents, take v4ink handheld coding printers for instance, they can print text, number, date, time, QR code, barcode (UPC code), picture, icon, logo, etc. to fulfill various printing needs.

Depending on different models, handheld printers usually can print from at least 2.5mm to 100mm in height and multiple lines at a time. You can even combine contents, for example, text + QR code or date + text to make your own unique prints.

● Endless Applications

Most of the handheld inkjet printers in the market are designed to be used directly on objects. Depending on the ink type and device feature, the materials that they can be applied to are divided into two kinds, which are, porous (water absorbing) surfaces and non-porous (non-water absorbing) surfaces.

For printers that are designed for porous surfaces, you can use them to print directly on carton box, envelop, paper bag, cloth, wood, cement wall, etc. While for the other, you can literally print on anything including the non-water absorbing smooth surfaces such as PE bag, plastic bottle, aluminum foil, glass, acrylic, chinaware, metal, concrete and even egg!

Based on our recent survey, customers that buy our portable handheld inkjet printers mainly work in industries including food and beverage packaging, pharmaceuticals and healthcare, manufacturing, electronic parts, farming, transportation and logistics, warehousing, wood processing, retail store, coffee shop, you name the list!

Why marking protective masks? 

Now we know what handheld inkjet printers are capable of, we can easily see the benefits and wonders that marking a protective mask can bring.

● Avoid Confusion, More Hygiene

v4ink bentsai portable inkjet printer marking on protective masks

Under the current corona virus situation, putting on mouth-nose protection is a must. However, how to keep it in a hygiene and safe way is the key to health. Labeling name, personal design or logo of the mask owner on protective masks could be a great solution. With the eye-catching and clear prints, you can easily recognize your face mask and therefore avoid confusion or mix up yours with others.

● Advertising Medium, Arouse Cohesion

We all know putting on face masks can protect you from virus, but do you know that masks can also function as an advertising medium? By printing logo, website, QR code or even a slogan, motif of a company or organization on the masks, face masks can become a naturally fit-in advertisement wherever you go, especially in these times when protective masks are requested to be worn almost everywhere.

In the meantime, marking a mask can arouse the sense of cohesion of the workforce and optimize your public image as well. For example, prints funny quote, stylish motif or company logo on masks and have your employees to wear them can bring out your company culture and make the employees feel like they are on the same team, also this will have a positive effect on your customers as they will this as a team full of cohesion and unity.

● Ensure Product Authenticity & Traceability

v4ink BENTSAI invisible ink
v4ink BENTSAI invisible ink on protective masks

Handheld inkjet printers are extremely useful when it comes to product authenticity and traceability. For instance, manufacturers can print production information, lot number, production date and even QR code on the inside of protective masks for customers to check and scan the origin of the product. In the case of testification, the ink cartridges that used for the marking will also be the evidence to prove authenticity as inks from different brand will have different formula and way of manufacturing, etc., which leads to different print quality.

On top of that, by using invisible ink (which only visible under UV light) to print on protective masks, manufacturers can also maintain the good-looking appearance of the products while guaranteeing the traceability of their products. A win-win solution indeed!

● Clearly Identifiable, Easy Classification

Marking masks also makes storage management and classification easier. Clearly print masks with the information intended for specific persons or situations helps companies, stores, hospitals to identify the items easily and manage them in a more organized way.

Why are v4ink BENTSAI portable handheld inkjet printer perfect for protective mask printing?

There are many types of handheld inkjet printers in the market, but why choose us and what makes us stand out for marking on protective masks? We will show some of the main reasons below!

● Reliable Rub-resistant Ink

Serving as a protection shield to protect our nose and mouth from virus and the environment in general, the quality of the each material of the masks should be guaranteed, including the ink that will be used on the masks.

v4ink BENTSAI ink cartridges are produced under strict standard and dust-free workshop, meanwhile, each components of our ink goes through at least 7 producing tests, including printing quality inspection, life span test, endurance test, torsional test and drop test, etc. to ensure the premium and stable print quality. 

Here at v4ink, we provide two types of ink cartridges for different printer models: water based and solvent based inks. Both are rub-resistant, durable and reliable. The quick-drying and smudge-proof ink of our handheld inkjet printers guarantees precise results and a high-quality look. While guaranteeing the look, our ink doesn’t have a very bad smell that stays long as well.

● Wide Applicable Printing Surfaces

From mini size to wide format, v4ink BENTSAI portable handheld marking printers can be applied on various types of porous and non-porous surfaces. Whether it’s a makeshift mask, fabric mask or other respiratory protection half-masks, our handheld printers print reliably and precisely on all materials.

● Beginner Friendly, Easy Operation

v4ink always takes user experience at our core concern, therefore all our mobile handheld inkjet coder machines are produced according to ergonomics and user experience after thorough survey and market research.

For handheld printers that are equipped with a touch screen such as BT-HH6105B2 coding printer and B85 wide format handheld printer, we make sure their control panel is high definition, easy to understand and simple to operate, so any untrained personnel can master our printers after a short instruction.

● Auto Batch Printing on Assemble Line

v4ink BENSTAI conveyor belt for auto printing
v4ink BENTSAI handheld printer auto printing

With proper and easy set up conveyor belt, bracket printer holder and photoelectric sensor, you can easily realize auto batch printing with v4ink handheld inkjet printers. Whether it’s printing company logo, batch number, production date, QR code, barcode or product information, etc. on the protective masks or the product package, v4ink’s robust mobile inkjet printers can always fulfill your needs while lowering the labor costs.

v4ink BENTSAI has rich experience in manufacturing ink cartridges and handheld inkjet printers. Over the past 3 years, v4ink has helped thousands of small to medium size business owners in different industries and sectors to label and mark on their products, streamline workflow and save labor costs.

If you own a small to medium business and are seeking for an alternative for labeling your products or carton boxes, start your journey with v4ink now! We’ve prepared all sorts of printing solutions for you!

Contact v4ink Today

☎️: (855) 666-8844

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How to install HP 962xl ink cartridge

hp 962xl ink

HP 962 or 962 high-yield ink cartridge works well on specific HP OfficeJet printers, delivering high performance printouts for your business. In this guide, we illustrate how to install HP 962 or 962xl cartridges and introduce the cartridge information, which are helpful to a starter.

HP 962/962XL Ink Cartridge at a Glance

There are two cartridges option available for your printer, HP 962 standard yield ink cartridge and HP 962xl high-yield ink cartridge, which are the same size and are installed into the same printer in the same way. 962 and 962xl high-yield cartridges are compatible with HP OfficeJet Pro 9010, 9012, 9014, 9015, 9016, 9018, 9020, 9025, 9026, 9027, 9028, 9029, 902X All-in-One printers.

But HP 962xl cartridge contains more ink and prints more pages. In addition to black, HP 962 or 962xl is available in three colors: Magenta, Cyan, and Yellow, which are the same page yields.

HP 962 Black Ink Cartridges

Page Yield: 1000 pages

HP 962 Magenta/Cyan/Yellow Ink Cartridges

Page Yield: 700 pages

HP 962XL High Yield Black Ink Cartridges

Page Yield: 2000 pages

HP 962XL High Yield Magenta/Cyan/Yellow Ink Cartridges

Page Yield: 1600 pages

Specification of HP 962XL high-yield Black ink cartridge

Print ColorBlack
Page Yield2000 pages based on 5% coverage
Ink TypePigment based
Operating Temperature41 to 95°F
Storage Temperature-40 to 140°F
Operating humidity10 to 90% RH
Storage humidity10 to 90% RH

How to install the new 962xl cartridge?

When should the cartridge to be replaced? When the printer displays the low ink alert, you should prepare new 962xl cartridges for installation. And it is easy to install the 962XL ink:

Step 1: Open the printer cover and wait until the cartridge stop moving.

Step 2: Press the empty cartridges to release it, and then remove it.

Step 3: Install the new cartridge into the slot corresponding the color, and close the door.

Alternatively, please watch the video for a visual installation guide.

How to save on HP 962xl cartridge?

Compared to the original 962 ink, the 962xl is more expensive because it can print more pages. But is it really so? Let’s calculate the price per page for the black cartridges to get the answer.

HP 962 standard yield black cartridge cost per page:

$32.99 / 1000 pages = 3.3 cents

HP 962XL high yield black cartridge cost per page:

$44.99 / 2000 pages = 2.2 cents

Actually, it is cheaper to purchase 962xl cartridge, which even contains more ink.

However, $44.99 for a frequently-replaced ink cartridge is still an unaffordable price. To save even more money, you can purchase v4ink Remanufactured HP 962XL High Yield Ink Cartridge. The 962xl remanufactured cartridge by v4ink delivers the same page yields at a super lower price: 1 pack of v4ink black 962xl cartridge is for $24.59. And the remanufactured cartridge is professionally manufactured using an OEM cartridge shell and a brand new chip, so v4ink 962xl will be the perfect partner with your printer.

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