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Kodak® MAGNUS 800 Platesetter with new features

Kodak MAGNUS 800 Platesetter, renowned to offer outstanding stability and productivity to meet the high-end requirements of offset printers, has lately been released with an array of advanced features.

Now Kodak MAGNUS 800 Platesetter comes equipped with improved remote support capabilities with remote off/on increasing operation flexibility. Its novel power save mode combined with support for Windows 7, and gigabit Ethernet connectivity make the printer more efficient as well as user friendly. The novel elegant design now makes the device look more stunning yet elegant.

Kodak MAGNUS 800 Platesetter is primarily designed to fulfill medium as well as large commercial, high-quality printing needs.

“With the new features introduced, the MAGNUS 800 Platesetter becomes an even more potent tool for plate production. When paired with the new Kodak SONORA XP Process Free Plates, customers have a reliable, high-quality, environmentally responsible solution to drive business growth in their operations.”

How to Enhance the Life of a Printer Toner

There are many printer models and types available in the market which can suit your pocket, but purchasing a printer is not all, as every printer would require timely refill of its cartridges. If you have a dot-matrix printer, you need to buy new ribbons regularly, if you have an inkjet printer then you would need new ink cartridges time to time, and if you are using a laser printer then you will need to refill the toner after regular intervals. Inkjet cartridges are inexpensive but are capable of printing very less volumes. On the other hand laser printer’s toner is quite expensive but it averages its cost by printing high number of copies. Laser printer’s toner is special powder which is sensitive to electromagnetic charge and this is how the printing works in a laser printer. Because laser printer’s toner is quite heavy on pocket so it would be good if you can save it as much as possible so that it prints more copies per refill.

In this post I will mention several ways and tips to reduce the toner usage and enhance its life.

1. Use Draft Mode – Every printer has a printing mode called as draft. In this mode very minimal amount of toner is used for printing and thus increases the number of copies. In this mode the print out is not very dark but is more of gray color. Most of the times we do not actually require quality prints for our day to day print outs and it would be good if we use draft as the printing mode while casual printing. This can be changed as follows:

Step 1: Go to Control Panel and then Printers

Step 2: Right click on the desired printer and click on Properties

Step 3: Drop the print quality dropdown and then select Draft as the option. You can also set it to default.

2. Print Preview – We often waste many pages of printouts because of some or the other problems in it. It could be because of incorrect alignment, incorrect margins, incorrect fonts, or any mistake while creating the document. Avoid such wastage by previewing the document before actually printing it.

3. Keep it simple – Try avoiding too much of formatting, coloring, and shading in your documents. Shading and extra formatting demands high usage of toner and thus empties the cartridge soon. If it is really not required then do not use too much of formatting in your documents and keep it simple.

4. Shake well before use – If you are using your printer after a long time then it will be good if you shake the cartridge before using it. Shaking the cartridge evenly spreads the toner on the drum and results in evenly colored print pages. Also always try to keep your printer in dry space and not near damp walls.

How to Hook Up a Wireless Network Printer

Wireless printers come with either a network adapter or a wireless adapter. To hook up a wireless network printer you should have intermediate computer skills. If you have those skills, it will be an easy task for you otherwise you may seek assistance from someone having more knowledge of computer than you. To connect the printer to your already established wireless network, follow the instructions given bellow.

Step 1: First take out the printer from the box and see if none of its parts on damaged. That is to say the printer is in perfect condition. After that you need to remove any special tabs that the printer may have. Follow the instructions that came with your printer carefully. If you switch on the power when there are packing tabs in place, the printer can be damaged.

Step 2: Once you have made sure that the special tabs are removed by following the instructions, plug it in and switch on the power. Now you can use the interactive set up screen on the printer to indicate the appropriate wireless settings. You can use the security settings on the printer same as you have set on your wireless router. It will be good if you use WEP settings on your router as well as on your printer because it provides enhanced security to your wireless network and you will be prevented from broadcasting any of your documents or online activity to the neighborhood.

Step 3: Now that you have entered your settings on the printer, your next step will be to head to your computer and install the drivers with the CD-ROM that are provided with the printer. If you don’t get the CD-ROM contact the manufacturer site for the latest driver so that you can complete the installation process.

Step 4: After you have installed the drivers on your computer, your computer will be able to catch signals coming from the printer. If your computer is still not recognizing the printer, check again if the settings on the printer itself are correct and also check if there are any mistakes in driver settings on your computer. For this you need to go to the control panel. To access the control panel, click on the Start button in the task bar of the desktop and select control panel from the menu. Select Printer under hardware and Sound section.

Step 5: Here you can look for the reasons as to what is preventing your computer from recognizing your printer. If you are not able to locate the cause, completely uninstall the old drivers from your computer and install the new ones. Again check if you have made correct printer settings. To be on the safe side, download the latest driver from the manufacturer’s website.

Step 6: To connect your printer to your wireless network, you have to be sure that both your computer and printer have the wireless adapter so that you can connect them to your wireless router in order to make a wireless connection.

How to Add a Printer in Windows 7

Printer is one of the necessary resources in case your work has to deal with papers and related material. To use the printing services, you need to have a printer attached to you computer either that is a local printer that serves your computer only or that is a over the network printer or shared printer.

Local printer:

Local printers are printers that serve your computers only and nothing else apart from it. You can do all your printing through your local printer without any issue. There are subtle chances that your computer detects the printer once you plug it in your system running on Windows 7. If the automatically does not start the installation wizard, you can follow the instructions below to add a printer:

  • Click on the Start Menu and then Control Panel: click on Hardware and Sound and then Printers.
  • In the Printer options, use the Add a printer option to add a printer. And opt to Add a local printer from the options given.
  • You will be asked to Choose a printer port: select Use and existing port option and recommended printer port both and click Next.
  • Select the make and model of the printer and click Next on the Install the printer driver page. There might be instances where your printer will not be listed rather you are going to have a CD for the installation of the drivers. Use the Have disk option to load drivers from the CD. You can even have Windows Update on the device drivers in case you do not have the CD.
  • On completion of these steps and a few more optional ones, click Finish.

You can then take a test page print to make sure that you have your printer installed at the right position and working correctly.

Network, Wireless or Bluetooth printer:

Local printer is not the only solution to your printing demands.  You can opt for a network, wireless or Bluetooth printer for your services. You need to make sure the class of printer that you wish to add that will be written on the printer. This would help you getting appropriate steps done while installing. Once you have got the name of the printer, follow the instructions below:

  • Click on the Start Menu, Control Panel and then Hardware and Sounds: click on Printers under the section.
  • Click on the Add a printer service and select Add a network, wireless or Bluetooth printer from the list.
  • You are going to have a number of options if there are numerous printers on the network that you are on. You can select the printer of your choice. One thing worth noticing is that you are going to have all the printers that are connected to your Active directory only. You cannot access any printer that are not in the same domain as your computer.
  • On moving next, your computer might ask you for the driver or the administrator password. Make these final settings done and click Finish after all the optional steps.

You can now use the network printer through your system to print all the documents that you want.

How to Print in a Homegroup Netwrok?

Printing a document leaves us with a hard copy of any file that can be used as evidence or a mark sheet of a person showing his excellence or anything that we wish to store in a paper format. Thus use of efficient printer that suits best in our criteria is very important. In offices printing of document is routine and so is the use of printer. In most of the offices printer is connected over a network. Thus, only one printer is used instead of installing printer for each individual system and thus it helps in reduction of hardware cost.

Common Reasons and solutions:

It might have happened with you that even after giving ‘print’ command you haven’t received hardcopy of the document. There can be several reasons for this problem. It might happen that you are trying to print a document from a printer, which is either turned off, or not connected to power supply. It must be checked manually if it is turned on. Same way, computer can be turned off or it can be in sleep or hibernate mode. Power settings of computer must be changed if it is responsible for computer from turning into another mode from working mode. These are manual errors which are not much to bother and can be corrected immediately.

It might be the reason that the document you want to print is in the computer of other user and that user might be logged off from the network. In that case you have to check if the system you are trying to access is turned on and connected to the network. These are few common problems that are accompanied with easy solutions. Now we shall discuss some reasons that are seen in very rare cases and are related to hardware or software of the printer.

Rare Reasons and Solutions:

There are various ways to connect a printer over the network depending the type and model. If the printer is USB enabled it can be directly connected to the system. If the printer does not support USB connectivity then it has to be installed from ‘Devices and Printers’ tab in Start menu. Following the instructions in the tab, printer can be easily installed in the network.

For any device to run properly, device drivers are very essential. Drivers carry out the task of mediator performing vital operations. If you are unable to print the document via printer connected over the network, you must ensure that proper drivers of the model are installed in the system. If you are using 64-Bit system and 32-Bit compatible drivers are installed then printer wont work properly. To install proper drivers, you can make use of Windows update, which can take up to 30 minutes to install drivers. You can even simply follow manufacturer website to get correct driver.

Network Issues:

If all the above stated reasons fail, then you must check your network connectivity, which is shown in the notification area of taskbar. Sometimes, rebooting computer solves the issue.

To get errors while printing the document is very common issue and have very easy solutions which is properly followed can prove their utility.

How to Troubleshoot Printer Installation

If you want to take a copy of your recent document with or want to show your photography skills to your friends then printing is the best way. With Windows you can print e-mails, photos and many other outputs. As it is quiet obvious to print any document you must have a printer. When you will go in a shop to buy it, the shopkeeper will introduce you to the three types of printers. All these three types with their advantages and disadvantages are discussed below. Following to your requirements, you can decide which one is best suited for you.


Before buying any type of printer you must be aware of the term DPI which will be quiet frequently used by seller. DPI holds for dots per inch. It is a criterion for the measurement of printer’s resolution. DPI is responsible for crisp and clarity of the printed document. DPI ratio is very important while buying a printer. Now let’s move our eye to the types of the printer. First is Inkjet printer. It throws small dots off inks on the paper through hair-sized needles. These printers are very cheap in terms of cost but worth in terms of performance. The only disadvantage is large number of ink it required. In addition to that they are slower that other two types. Though the cost of printer is low, large number of ink cartridges makes it costly.

Second type of printer is Laser printer. Laser printers use a powdery substance, toner, to print the documents. These printers are able to print in both, black and white and color. The one with black and white ability are termed as monochrome printer. Bigger paper trays and long lasting capability of cartridges are the advantages of laser printers over inkjets. However, these printers are more costly. Third type of printer is all-in-one printers which are more popular as AIO printers. As they name suggests, they can print, scan, create photocopies and can even fax them. Cost of these printers is high but the convenience they offer is making them the fastest-growing type.

Now you have brought printer, so its time to test it. First you have to connect printer to the system. There are many different ways to connect printer to the system depending whether you are using it at home or at workplace.  Wired printers can be connected using a cable and port in computer. Most home printers can be connected via USB which operating system automatically identifies. Wireless printers unite with the system via radio waves or Bluetooth. For Bluetooth connection, installation of Bluetooth adapter is required. When you connect adapter, operating system identifies the printer.

You might often see in offices that a printer is connected to a network and not a single computer. This type of printer is called network printer. Printing is very easy in Windows. If you wish to print a document, go into option or preferences and select print. Before that you must make sure that printer is added to the system. There are various options designed for simplicity which let you print only one page of several pages or all the pages in particular sequence.

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