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As one of the UK's leading online retailers of printer ink cartridges and toner we are in a unique position to offer informative blog posts and printing and ink.Located within our blog you'll find informative articles on a diverse range of printer related topics, helping you research any area of printing. At present these topics encompass factors ranging from page yields, evolutions in printer manufacturers to the different types of inks and toners. If you have want something you'd like to see us write about, get in touch with us on research (at) stinkyink dot com

Which Magazine Readers Rate Stinkyink.com Best Supplier of Third Party Printer Cartridges

Which? magazine released the results of their Printer Ink Satisfaction Survey in the June 2015 edition and Stinkyink.com came out on top with a customer score of 87%. We achieved 5 out of 5 stars in the following areas: ‘Value for money’, ‘Text print quality’, ‘Ease of use’ These excellent results in addition to ratings on print […] Read more...

Win A Free Order Each Month At Stinkyink

Each month we give away a completely free repeat order to one lucky winner who has left a review of the product they ordered at Stinkyink. The winner is chosen from random and will have a repeat of their previous order completely free!   How To Enter Review a product you’ve ordered Go to Your […] Read more...

Epson ink cartridges cannot be recognised?

The main issue that can arise with Epson printers is easily fixed, read here how to get past that annoying recognition problem. Read more...

What does 5% page coverage look like?

We’re regularly asked by our customers how many pages a given cartridge should print, to which the answer is however many sheets at a five percent yield. Not many people know what this 5% figure means, so read on to learn where it came from, what it means and the implications for your printing.   […] Read more...

Referral Scheme Boost For April

Why hello there lovely Stinkyink’er! Great news, we’ve increased the amount you can earn referring new friends & family to Stinkyink for the next 30 days; that means a fantastic £3 per person using your referral code. How does one take advantage of such a fantabulous offer? Well, it’s stupendously easy. Hey! Where do I […] Read more...

Win An iPad Pro In Our March 2017 Competition

Hello fine Stinkyink’er, are you feeling lucky? As we’ve got a brand spanking new iPad Pro to give away and need one lucky winner! How To Enter From March 14th to April 13th order any ink cartridge at Stinkyink.com and you’ll receive a special competition sticker with your order. Take this sticker, affix it somewhere and […] Read more...

Stinkyink's Top Posts of 2016

Over the year at Stinkyink we’ve been mercilessly, relentlessly, growing and improving, and a big part of that is the information we put forward that you all gobble up and take forth into the world. Stinkyink’ers are the most educated printers out there! Our most popular pages of the year are listed below so if, […] Read more...

Epson Printer keeps turning on and off?

There have suddenly been a spate of consumer reports that their Epson printer keeps turning itself off and back on again. This is apparently caused by Epson’s integration with Google Cloud Print, they have provided a solution here: http://www.epson.co.uk/viewcon/corporatesite/products/mainunits/faq/8276 Firstly turn off your router or access point If you have an Epson Workforce WF-3XXX, WF-6XXX […] Read more...

How to update my HP printer to use Compatible ink cartridges

After a fortnight of frenzied press attacks, HP admitted that they had communicated poorly with their customers and said that they would release a firmware update which would enable their Officejet Pro range to work again with compatible (third party) manufacturers cartridges. They have duly done this; however, the update is not immediately obvious! Printer […] Read more...

Eight ways to maximise your online customer engagement

The internet, by its nature is a soulless anonymous place. Dominated by the corporate giants as a customer you can feel like you are just a number. As an online retailer it is up to you to differentiate your offering, make people feel that they belong and that someone cares. The days of the ‘quick […] Read more...

HP Back down over Firmware of Doom update

  After all the worldwide furore and condemnation HP have said that they have listened to their customers and ‘if we have upset one customer then that is one too many’ and will release a fix for the Firmware of Doom update in the next two weeks which will enable their printers to use some […] Read more...

HP Pre-Programmed Firmware Doom date (September 13th)

On September 13th 2016 suddenly and for no apparent reason HP Officejet Pro printers around the world that had compatible third party cartridges installed all started to display an error message , “One or more cartridges appear to be damaged. Remove them and replace them with new cartridges ” There was no obvious reason for this, there hadn’t been […] Read more...

6 ways to measure and improve your Customer Service

I took my wife out for dinner one Monday evening recently and we ended up in a pub we hadn’t visited for years and it was packed at 6.30pm. We were sat down at one of the few remaining tables and after our order had been taken my wife wondered why they were so busy […] Read more...

What does HP buying Samsung’s Printing division mean to you

The big news of this week is not that Channel 4 has stolen the Great British Bake Off (GBBO) from the BBC, but that HP has bought Samsung’s printer division for $1.05 Billion. What does that mean to you and me? and do we really care? I seem to remember about seven years ago Samsung […] Read more...