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History of the Printer


The computer was invented in 1943 but was not completed until 1946. This computer occupied about 1,800 square feet and used about 18,000 vacuum tubes that weighed almost 50 tons! This, ladies and gentlemen, was the first computer. With new discoveries and technologies emerging, time has allowed the computers to develop into what they are today. But not too far behind was the first printer. In 1954, the first printer was developed and released by Remington-Rand.

Clearly technology has improved since 1954, and now there are thousands of printers to choose from, including which printer cartridges are best for different uses. With so many decisions you need to make, your job could get tough, but just imagine what people back in the 19th Century had to do in order to keep work in order. Instead of printing documents, they would use a printing press if they had one. If they didn’t have a printing press, they would send off their printing jobs to the local printing office. These shops would produce books, newspapers, advertisements, pamphlets, notices, legal forms and labels.

Can you imagine having to send every single print job off to the local printing office? Luckily, with time and discovery, technology has developed much further than anyone could have anticipated. Make sure you have all of the printer cartridges you need in order to stay away from a printing office and in the comfort of your own home. 

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Epson T0431 Ink Is High Quality & Compatible

There’s no better way to extend the life of your printer than by choosing high-quality supplies like the Epson T0431 ink cartridge. The great thing about Epson T0431 ink is that it is compatible with six different printers, which means you can get great ink for an affordable price. There’s no need to stress about [...]

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Advent Printer Ink Is Compatible, Efficient, & High-Quality

The days of “one-and-done” printer ink cartridges are over! Advent printer ink can be recycled and exchanged for a new cartridge. That’s just the start. After you send in your cartridge to be recycled by 4Printer, your replacement cartridge will work in your printer as if it was the original cartridge. (Plus, you get 10% [...]

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4Printer Products & Compatible Products

Here at 4Printer we build our life and work around supporting users like you searching for the best printer supplies. That means we stock up on dozens of brands and supplies - even more, we offer you supplies that are compatible with many printers because we want to make your office buying time as easy [...]

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