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Shopping for a Display Case

When I married my husband, the two of us went on several shopping trips. During these shopping excursions, we looked for beautiful pieces of furniture to fill our new home with. At one store, I was drawn to a lovely oak, curio cabinet. After spotting this item of furniture, I instantly knew I wanted to display my extensive doll collection in it. Do you have a large collection of dolls, model cars, model trains, or snow globes you want to proudly display? Consider shopping for the perfect, stylish piece of furniture to put your beloved things in. On this blog, I hope you will discover smart tips to help you shop for the display case of your dreams. Enjoy!


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Want The Best Color Printer? How To Test Printers Before You Buy

by Eli Schmidt

Not all color printers are created equal. In fact, many of them produce more vibrant colors and images than other printers. When you are in the business of graphic arts, you want a printer that produces the best quality images possible to share with customers or with potential customers. Here is how you can test color printers before you buy them so that you are not disappointed.

Take Some of Your Most Colorful Professional Images and Download Them to a Jump Drive

Most of the mid to higher end color printers currently have USB ports for images you want to print from a jump/thumb drive. When you download and save some of your most colorful professional images to a jump drive, you can take the jump drive to stores that sell these printers. Then you can plug the drive into these printers (make sure you get the stores' permission first!) and print images from the drive.  

Examine the Images Printed from Various Printers

Now you can compare and contrast the printed images from different color printers while you are standing right there in the store. It is easier to quickly dismiss the printers you do not want based on the images printed. Then you can compare and contrast images selected from the remaining printers. Narrow it down to two choices.

Check the Cost of the Ink Cartridges

If you are looking for high-quality prints with bold colors, but you also want good monetary value on what you buy, check the cost of replacement ink cartridges for the chosen machines. Sometimes really good quality prints have everything to do with how expensive the ink cartridges are. The machines that have the most expensive cartridges may be ones you want to skip.

Buy an Inkjet Instead of a Laser

Inkjet printers are of greater value and less expense to a graphic artist because the cartridges last longer and the colors are more vibrant. If any of your final choices for a new printer are inkjets, choose the inkjet printer over a laser one. If that still does not narrow it down enough, examine the cost of the machine for affordability and features. 

You may be able to reconcile that extra eighty-dollar price hike when an inkjet printer works on WiFi systems. If you do not think you will use online printing and storing of professional images, then you might just opt for the less expensive model.