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In case you hadn't already noticed, here at City Ink Express we are champions of the continuous ink supply system (CISS). We would argue that using a CISS rather than your standard printer ink cartridges is far more efficient, time-saving and will not affect the quality of your printing. As well as a professional and efficient printing job, opting for a CISS system over a standard printer cartridge will save you a very significant chunk of money indeed!

 

Here are the two main reasons why CISS systems save you money:

 

1. They last far longer than a traditional ink cartridge 


Your CISS system is a fairly large tank with four separate containers for the different coloured inks. There is significantly more room in each of these containers than in any individual printing cartridge meaning that naturally the ink in your CISS system will last far, far longer than in any ink cartridge for there is simply more of it! 

 

2. They are much cheaper to refill 


Though purchasing and setting up a CISS system can be relatively costly, once you have your system in place the price of the ink refills are dramatically less than you would pay for a standard ink cartridge. Therefore, with a CISS system you pay out once and then have a stress-free printing life with cheap refills, but with purchasing ink cartridges you pay out a hefty sum every time you're out of ink! 

 

And there you have it - the lowdown on CISS systems. We know which printing option we'd prefer. 

After our edible ink range was such a resounding success, we decided that perhaps we should offer some other products to compliment this range. Though you can print beautiful and edible images onto edible paper thanks to our edible ink products, we wanted to offer our customers the opportunity to add these gorgeous works of edible ink onto more exciting products, which is where our Silicone Bakeware range comes in handy!

Hearts And Flowers Silicone Mould D7

Hearts and Flowers Silicone Mould D7


Our Silicone Bakeware range is a range of novelty silicone moulds in a variety of different adorable shapes for you to create delicious treats which are cute too! Our silicone moulds can be filled with chocolate, fondant, ice, jelly, sweets, candy, soap, resin, mousse, pates and wax so you can make adorable edible treats or even some shaped wax works or soaps! 

Smiling Bear Silicone Mould B8

Smiling Bear Silicone Mould B8


Silicone moulds and edible ink combine to create thousands of different novelty shaped cakes and sweet treats which make the perfect personal gift for friends and family members. This is a great way to get your childlren involved in baking too - perfect for the summer holidays! If you want to give a personal gift or you're trying to save money, a personalised cake with delicious and detailed sugary treats is a perfect present, plus they're extremely fun to make! Of course, you don't have to give your scrummy treats away - you can keep them all for yourself too! 

Gingerbread Lady Silicone Mould H1

Gingerbread Lady Silicone Mould H1


We have over 100 silicone mould designs and thousands in stock as one of the UK's leading retail suppliers so make the most of City Ink Express today and team your edible ink with some gorgeous silicone moulds. 

Heels and Handbags Silicone Mould F4

Heels and Handbags Silicone Mould F4


Here at City Ink Express we are passionate about photography. We love beautiful pictures of moments perfectly captured. We regularly post stunning works of photography across all our social media channels and enjoy seeing how others have captured the world.

7 x 5  Premium Glossy 210gsm 50 sheets resin coated

7 x 5 Premium Glossy 210gsm 50 Sheets Resin Coated 


Photography allows us to have a visual representation of some of the best memories: family moments, holidays, events and occasions. These photographs should be treasured. With our stunning range of photo paper you can print out your favourite memories in beautiful quality and frame them or save them for a rainy day. 

A4 Matt Photo Paper 110gsm 100 sheets

A4 Matte Photo Paper 110gsm 100 Sheets 


We have an exquisite range of premium inkjet photo papers at extremely low cost prices for you to print your favourite pictures. You can choose from a lightweight 110gsm up to a heavy weight 260gsm photo paper, depending on which sort or size of pictures you wish to print. We also have a range of t-shirt transfer paper for both light and dark garment options so you can print your favourite images on a t-shirt too!

T Shirt transfer paper for Dark garments - 5 pack

T-shirt Transfer Paper for Dark Garments - 5 Pack


The quality of photography is truly outstanding these days with megapixels on smartphones improving dramatically and cameras getting more and more impressive with every model. It is so easy to capture treasured moments in exceptional quality that it would be a real shame not to make the most of your memories. Choose your compatible photo paper from City Ink Express today to bring your treasured memories to life. 

There are many, many printer companies in the market – Wikipedia lists more than 100 – and so you might think that providing a truly comprehensive range of ink and toner solutions would be a near-impossible task.

 

But while staying on top of the ever-expanding range of available models is certainly a challenge, we have found that certain brands are mentioned far more frequently than others. There may be 100+ manufacturers in Wikipedia’s list, but the five or six biggest names on that list account for the vast majority of our sales.

 

With that in mind, here’s our countdown of the 5 Biggest Printer Companies in the World:

 

Samsung logo

5. Samsung

Founded: 1938

Home Country: South Korea


 Samsung is a huge name across dozens of different industries – aside from printers, they also manufacture smartphones, televisions, cameras, kitchen appliances, and goodness knows what else. Why are they only #5? Because, unlike most of the other companies on this list, printers aren’t really Samsung’s main export; they’re just a single string in the company’s bow!

 

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Epson logo

4. Epson

Founded: 1942

Home Country: Japan


Epson is part of the Seiko Group, but while the Seiko brand is synonymous with watches and clocks, Epson have carved out a huge name for themselves in the printing game. As of Autumn 2012, their market share was more than 15%, and they’ve continued to flourish in spite of controversies regarding their ink cartridges.

 

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Canon logo

3. Canon

Founded: 1937

Home Country: Japan


 One might argue that Canon are better known for their cameras than for their printers, but let’s not split hairs – printing and photography go hand-in-hand anyway, and Canon are international leaders in both markets. They’re also the only company on this list without a blue-and-white logo, so more power to them for bucking the trend!

 

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Brother logo

2. Brother

Founded: 1908

Home Country: Japan


Brother are by far the oldest company on this list (they were founded almost three decades before Canon, although admittedly they were called the Yasui Sewing Machine Company throughout a large chunk of their early history).  While companies like Canon and Samsung have complemented their printing products with successful forays into other markets, Brother have mainly been all about the printers for some time now. And it’s paid off – their machines are some of the very best available.

 

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HP logo

1. Hewlett-Packard

Founded: 1939

Home Country: USA


You thought Japan were going to run away with this list, didn't you? 'Fraid not - America, as usual, are at the top of the tree, and even though printers are only a part of HP's massive hardware and software range, Hewlett-Packard printers still appear to be the most popular worldwide.

 

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Though we sell a lot of the individual components to make your own CISS setup, we also sell affordable printer bundles that do all of the work for you. With one of our affordable printer bundles, we’ll sell you everything you need to setup your very own continuous ink system!

 

For those of you new to the idea of CISS printer bundles, the basic principle is this: we will sell you a refillable ink cartridge, along with a quality printer to use it with; as the printers come with compatible CISS systems, you don’t have to do anything except top up your ink reservoirs when necessary – and the biggest advantage of doing this is you can pick up ink refills for a lot cheaper than standard cartridges (both of which we stock, by the way).

 

We like to think of our affordable printer bundles as a double saving; not only are the printer bundles themselves a seriously good price, but the whole setup is designed to carry on saving you money for as long as you have the printer. City Ink Express know just how extortionate printer ink can be, so by offering affordable CISS packages, we feel we are doing our bit.

 

Whether you’re after Epson CISS printer bundles, HP printer bundles, Canon printer bundles, or even affordable Brother printer bundles, City Ink Express should be your first port-of-call, and your only one!