7 Fun Things to Print

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We've come up with an awesome list of 10 fun things to print, and the best thing is, they're all free! 


We generally use our printers for mundane tasks, but infact, you can actually use them to print off some pretty cool stuff. Confused? Don't be, the next 7 little pearls of wisdom will soon make everything clear...



If you fancy getting your hands on any of these fun things to print, simply click on the name to be taken to the appropriate page. You can thank us later.


To give you an idea of the kind of savings you could be making with City Ink Express, we thought we would share with you our HP toner cartridges price list. You will find both examples of original and compatible options on our HP toner cartridges price list, so you can choose whether you wish to have toner made by HP themselves, or a third-party manufacturer.


Though we’ll give you some examples from our HP toner cartridges price list, if you go to our HP toner page itself you will find a complete list of devices listed by their model number. All you must do then is select your model to be directed to a list of toner cartridges that are compatible with your particular printer.


Some examples are:


HP LaserJet 2100

C4096A LaserJet 2100 Compatible Toner | Black

£29.14 inc. VAT

C4096X LaserJet 2100 Compatible High Capacity Toner | Black

£36.16 inc. VAT



C4096A LaserJet 2100 Toner | Black

£92.32 inc. VAT


HP LaserJet 4000


C4127XX LaserJet 4000 Compatible High Capacity Toner | Black

£36.36 inc. VAT

C4127X LaserJet 4000 Compatible High Capacity Toner | Black

£40.43 inc. VAT


C4127X LaserJet 4000 High Capacity Toner | Black 

£114.19 inc. VAT

We pride on ourselves on our exquisite range of genuine toner cartridges as well as compatible high-quality alternative toner options for almost every leading printer manufacturer. Brother is a huge name in the printing industry, so naturally it was our perogative to ensure a well-stocked and versatile range of toner cartridges for all mainstream Brother printer model types. One of our most popular Brother printer model types is the Brother DCP Series of printers. We offer Brother DCP toner for almost 40 Brother DCP printer models, so if Brother DCP toner is what you're after then you have most certainly come to the right place!


Where possible, we will strive to offer genuine Brother toner cartridges for the Brother DCP range, as well as a lower-cost and equal-quality option for those who don't wish to splash the cash on Brother DCP toner. When we can, we will also seek to offer a variety of other spare parts for your printer, as well as the essential Brother DCP toner. We can occasionally offer feed rollers, fuser units, drums, imaging units and imaging drum toner cartridges for your Brother DCP range, so if you need any of these spare parts please don't hesitate to get in touch and we'll see what we can do for you!


Some of the most popular Brother DCP model types are the following, and we offer Brother DCP toner options for each and every one! 


1. Brother DCP-7055


2. Brother DCP-9010cn 


3. Brother DCP-9055CDN


Our Brother DCP toner is of exceptional quality and you won't believe how low the prices are! You should stock up immediately. 

We know how frustrating it can be when you’ve gone to the effort of purchasing some new toner only to find out your new cartridge isn’t working. To help you out, we’ve listed some of the most common problems that arise with new cartridges, and how to fix them.


Have You Inserted Your Cartridge Correctly?

Sometimes your issue can be as simple as not inserting your cartridge correctly – listen out for a click when inserting your toner, and even give a slight pull on it to ensure it’s in place.

Is The Shipping Label Removed Correctly?

The shipping label prevents any ink from escaping your cartridge in transit, so before inserting your cartridge make sure all the packing material and the tab is fully removed.


Have You Performed A Cold Start?

Sometimes your printer will not read your new cartridge as it will still be processing the old one. In order to clear your memory perform a cold start to allow the new cartridge to be recognised.


How Long Have You Had Your Cartridge For?

Remember, toner does have a shelf-life, and when it nears the date it can dry up, or get moist and clump up. Make sure you rotate your large stores of toner so that you’re using the older ones first in order to avoid this problem.

For more laser printer troubleshooting see our guide!

If you currently own or are planning to purchase a laser printer, then unfortunately toner is something you need to get to grips with. Toner cartridges are an essential element of any laser printer and indeed without one your printer simply won't print! If you want to stay on top of your printing game, you need to know the ins and outs of toner to really make the most out of your printer. We regularly get tweeted, emailed and facebooked all manner of questions about toner cartridges, so we thought we'd put together this handy FAQ blog post to try and answer all of the most common toner questions in one place. 


Toner Cartridge FAQs 

1. Are toner cartridges expensive?

To put it simply - yes, they tend to be. Toner is a powder form of ink, rather than the traditional gloopy ink we're used to with printers. A standard toner cartridge is more expensive than a standard ink cartridge, however there are a variety of compatible toner cartridges for most printer models which are significantly cheaper than manufacturer branded toner cartridges. Of course, the more you print the more you'll have to replace your toner - so indeed it depends entirely on how often you print and whether you're opting for manufacturer or quality alternative toner cartridges. 


2. How long does a toner cartridge last? 

This depends on how often you print, the type of printing you're doing (if you're printing high-quality images obviously more toner will be used) and whether or not you correctly installed and cleaned your cartridges when you first purchased them. You should regularly schedule cleaning courses for your toner to keep it on top of its game. A standard toner cartridge should last you a couple of months though!


3. How does the quality of a toner cartridge compare to that of a standard ink cartridge?

A toner cartridge should produce documents and pictures of a much higher standard than an ink cartridge. 


4. Is a genuine manufacturer toner better than a compatible alternative toner cartridge?

Technically speaking yes. Printers are designed to have compatible toner cartridges from the same manufacturer. However, in our experience we have found our range of carefully selected high-quality alternative toner cartridges produce documents and images of equal standard to genuine manufacturer toner, without the cost!


5. What do I do with my empty toner cartridge?

Recycle it! There are a number of companies who will do this for you and collect your toner cartridges for free - some will even pay money for the privilege!