SAM*INK® inks OfficeJet 8500A, 8500, 8000
Government to halt procurement 'madness'
By Tom Espiner, ZDNet UK, 3 June, 2011 17:06
Government have been paying between £85 and £240 for printer cartridges...UK Cabinet Office statement. Cabinet Office minister Francis Maude said..."We are putting a stop to this madness which has been presided over for too long."
Cabinet Office minister Francis Maude attacks 'staggering' waste. The government aspires to do 25 percent of its business with small and medium-sized companies, said a Cabinet Office spokeswoman. "With printer cartridges, it might make sense...where it's more appropriate to look at specialist suppliers, we want to encourage government to look at SMEs."
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OfficeJet Pro 8500
SAM*INK® OfficeJet Pro 8500A, 8500, 8000 940XL refill-cartridge.
We have been in business for 10 years. We make 2 tons of ink every morning.
The inks would not void the warranty of the printer and are compatible with the printer's parts and printheads.
With Servicemen in every major cities ... we are only a phone call away!
To support our customers, we maintain a complete supply of consumables. We respond to your requests on the same business day or within 24-hours and can ship orders at your preferred shipping methods.
- 940.c4906 K...SAM*INK® for OfficeJet Pro 8500A, 8500, 8000 940XL Black 50-ml Ink-Bottle.
- 940.c4907 C...SAM*INK® for OfficeJet Pro 8500A, 8500, 8000 940XL Cyan 50-ml Ink-Bottle.
- 940.c4908 M...SAM*INK® for OfficeJet Pro 8500A, 8500, 8000 940XL Magenta 50-ml Ink-Bottle.
- 940.c4909 Y...SAM*INK® for OfficeJet Pro 8500A, 8500, 8000 940XL Yellow 50-ml Ink-Bottle
An ink-cartridge contains about 62-ml of Black ink & 18-ml of Cyan, Magenta, & Yellow inks each.
HP Printheads for OfficeJet Pro 8500A, 8500, 8000.
- 940.c4900a...HP 940 Black/Yellow Officejet Pro Printhead.
- 940.c4901a...HP 940 Magenta/Cyan Officejet Pro Printhead.
Q: What is cartridge refilling?
A: Unlike recycling or re-manufacturing, cartridge refilling is the most environmentally sustainable and cost-saving option because no portion of the product is discarded into landfills, and far less energy is required. The refill-cartridge is installed within 10-minutes. Both our planet and consumers win in terms of cost savings and reduction of CO2 emissions.
Q: Will the print quality be the same as the quality I expect from a new printer cartridge?
A: Yes. The SAM*INK® refill-cartridge uses only the highest quality inks tested under the strictest industry large format standards. Our inks are comparison tested and proven comparable to OEM standards. These inks are specially formulated to work with the SAM*INK® refill-cartridge.
Q: Will I be able to print as many pages from a refill-cartridge as I can with a new original manufacturer (OEM) printer cartridge?
A: Yes and more because the refill-cartridge contains more ink than an individual ink-cartridge. What you are printing (full page versus half page, test versus picture, black or color content, etc.) determines the amount of ink used and therefore directly correlates to page yield.
Q: How many times can your refill-cartridge be refilled?
A: Infinite number of times.
Q: How can I keep my printer in refillable condition?
A: Just top up the refill-cartridges with inks every morning. That's all.
Q: Why do the printer say the ink level is low after having the cartridge refilled?
A: Many cartridges have an electronic signature that reads the ink levels and prompts you to refill the cartridge. Since the refill-cartridge has the same electronic signature, the printer may still be interpreting the cartridge as empty. A remedy for this is to switch off and on the printer or you can turn off the low ink message. Remember, the best practice is to refill your cartridge every morning.
Q: Can I print test pages?
The test page is printed to check that text and graphics will be printed correctly. The test page typically shows additional information, such as driver software version for troubleshooting. The process also ensures that any excess nozzle ink is cleaned out at this time. Printers do not automatically read refill-cartridges as new, so you will need to manually tell your printer to run a print test page if you want one.
Q: Will refill-cartridges void the printer manufacturer's warranty?
A: No. The U.S.A. Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act of 1975 prevents original equipment manufacturers from requiring the use of their printer cartridge as a condition of warranty.
Q: How do I save money with the SAM*INK® refill-cartridge?
A: You will save 50% on what you would pay for a new cartridge. Ink cartridges are a $10 billion a year industry and nearly 400 million new inkjet cartridges are sold each year in North America alone. The demand for this refill option is growing exponentially. Your current office staff will welcome this refill-cartridge and the refill-cartridge will help lower the office stationery budget of your department!
Q: Does the SAM*INK® refill-cartridge refill all the inkjet cartridges currently on the market today?
A: The SAM*INK® refill-cartridge refills the HP OfficeJet Pro 8000 and 8500 All-In-One inkjet printers today. These printers are arguably the most reliable WiFi printer, copy, fax, and scanner option in the market today.
Q: Can my office staff do other task while a cartridge is being filled?
A: It only takes about 3-seconds to refill a SAM*INK® refill-cartridge. Once the cartridge is refilled, the office staff is free to perform other duties.
Q: Can more than one cartridge be filled at a time?
A: All four cartridges can be filled at one time.
Q: What is the success rate filling a cartridge?
A: The success rate is 100% so far. This is because it is as easy as making your daily cup of coffee in the office.
Q: Does the refill-cartridge needs to be replaced?
No, the refill-cartridge, once installed properly, does not need to be replaced.
Q: How often do the supplies need to be changed?
A: This depends on how much the printer is used, typically the office ink supply will last 15 days before the ink needs to be refilled.
Q: Are there any toxic chemicals used in the process?
Q: How long does it take to train a new staff?
A: A new staff can be trained, in as little as, one minute. He or she will become proficient in less than a week. The refill-cartridge also has YouTube videos your employees can refer to at any time. We also provide training videos by emails.
SAM*INK® also provides corporate training for IT managers and service technicians. We typically train departments, IT managers, and service technicians on-site for purchases of one or two set of refill-cartridges.
Our service training course teaches the inner workings of the refill-cartridge, theory, service tips, and all maintenance procedures.
SAM*INK® do not outsource services and have maintained in-house dedicated professional Servicemen throughout the island of Singapore to get your printing device back on line ASAP. We can have a technician and the required parts (subject to availability) to your location within 24 hours.
To schedule service, call us at 6333-3302 with your printer model and a description of the problem. A technician Serviceman will call back within 2 hours to determine which part needs to be ordered and schedule the repair. Requests must be made by noon local time to ensure next day service.
Cost is $89.95/hour plus parts with a minimum of 1 hour per service call.
We have several service and warranty programs available. The SAM*INK® refill-cartridge is warranted against manufacture defects for a period of one year on parts, and 90-days for on-site labor. The service programs vary from 5-days-a-weel "9 to 5" or 24/7 response. We also have extended warranty programs and several different maintenance agreement programs. All these programs are designed to meet your specific needs.
SAM*INK® Inkjet Systems Private Limited has saved consumers millions of dollars in the past years
The brand SAM*INK® is owned by Inkjet Systems Private Limited, a privately held company in Singapore. It is a technology research and development company focused on recycling and reuse since 2001.
We provide inkjet printer supplies for sale with special pricing for Governments, as well as for local and national corporate business. SAM*INK® management staff has an average tenure of 10 years with the company. The company culture is truly like a family. We are also actively working to reach a new kind of environmental sustainability standard that improves People, Planet, and Profit. Not only do we sell quality products, but most of all, the top notch customer service experience that we provide to everyone is indisputable.
Since 2001, SAM*INK® has provided diverse printing communities throughout the world with its inkjet systems, designed to help the environment and help dealers, licensees, and franchisees build profit with ink cartridge refilling services and printer repair. SAM*INK® has Service Centers and a network of service technicians in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Brasil, United Kingdom, Germany, United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Africa, Japan, China, Korea, Australia, and the ASEAN nations of Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand, Malaysia and Singapore.
Sam Leong, Director and Owner of Inkjet Systems Private Limited
Sam Leong, 45, is the Founder and director of Inkjet Systems Private Limited, a company with 10-year-old roots in inkjet printer cartridge re-manufacturing. A true entrepreneur and inventor, Sam's earliest ventures all involved working for multinational corporations like Hewlett-Packard and Sihl where he excelled in business development and building customer's loyalty. In 2001, he ventured out on his own and started Inkjet Systems. Over the next 10 years, Inkjet Systems grew to be one of the largest large-format inkjet ink maker in the world.
However, as the office inkjet printing trend is increasingly impacting climate change, Sam knew that he would need to direct a part of his business towards the tech sector of the office in order to improve energy-efficiency, reduce emissions, reduce electronic-waste, and reduce its carbon footprint. Using his innate talent to anticipate environmental and market needs with creative and proactive solutions, Sam branched out a product category in response to the environmental trends he observed.
SAM*INK® for OfficeJet was launched in 2010 to address the climate change impact and high cost of new inkjet cartridges. Today, consumers can refill cartridges conveniently in their office. The refill-cartridge concept continue to grow globally in all major countries of the world.
New product concepts are continually being developed to address emerging environmental and consumer needs. Under Sam's direct supervision, each idea is put through rigorous engineering and development at the Research & Developement Center in Singapore.
Sam is a humble, self-made man, achieving an entrepreneur's dream of business success. Among his numerous achievements, SAM*INK® is a responsible corporate citizen and works hand-in-hand with the community's Ministry of Manpower, Ministry of Trade and Industry, and the Nanyang Technological University. Sam earned his BS in Mechanical Engineering, magna cum laude, MS in Operations Research & Industrial Engineering, at the University of Texas at Austin and an MBA from the Golden Gate University in San Francisco, California, USA.
SAM*INK® Fact Sheet
INKJET CARTRIDGE MARKET DYNAMICS
DID YOU KNOW?
- Inkjet cartridges are a $10+ Billion market?
- Nearly 500 million inkjet cartridges were used in North America in 2008.
- Inkjet cartridge use is expected to grow 5-8% CAGR, with further penetration into small and medium size businesses, according to Lyra Research.
- In 2008, about 8% of consumers recycled their inkjet cartridges. Inkjet recycling is expected to increase to 15% by 2012.
- Nearly 50% of all printing in the US is done directly from web sites, and by 2010, this is expected to reach up to nearly 70%.
- SAM*INK® manufacture and ships more than 2 tons of inks per day.
- SAM*INK® saved consumers millions of dollars in the past years by refilling inkjet cartridges.
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