Snap ‘n’ Print is the cost-effective alternative to expensive inkjet cartridge replacements for printers
Schindellegi, July 2009 – The norm for most inkjet printers and multifunctional devices of the entry class is an inkjet cartridge that has an integrated print head. Whenever the OEM cartridge has to be changed, this print head is thrown away, a procedure that works out to be expensive and produces waste. Until now, however, there was no alternative. But with Snap ‘n’ Print from 3T Supplies AG of Switzerland - available under the brand names Peach or AgfaPhoto - users now have an eco-friendly and economical alternative.
Snap ‘n’ Print is a plug-in system that is compatible with inkjet printers from HP*, Canon* and Lexmark*. The system comprises of an adapter with a print head and separate ink tanks to suit different printers. Snap ‘n’ Print is easy-to-use: users simply have to plug the Snap ‘n’ Print adapter into the printer, insert the ink tank and start printing. When this cartridge empties, the ink tank alone needs to be replaced - very like ink in a fountain pen. Snap ‘n’ Print is available at selected vendors across UK. It can also be bought online at www.3ppp3.co.uk
Snap ‘n’ Print costs up to 80 percent less than an OEM cartridge replacement. And as to the quality of printing it offers, there is little difference - as has been demonstrated in a series of independent tests carried out by various computer magazines.
The reputed German computer magazine, ComputerBild**, recently tested 90 OEM as well as low-cost inks for eight popular cartridge series from Brother*, Canon*, Epson*, HP* and Lexmark*. Peach (H21 Snap ‘n’ Print) was adjudged the winner in the category for HP black-and-white cartridge 21XL.
Says ComputerBild**: “Printing with Peach cost up to 70 percent less, yet the print quality and durability were comparable with HP ink.” Snap ‘n’ Print was adjudged third in three other categories: HP22XL (with print costs up to 25 percent less), Canon PG-40 (55 percent less) and Canon CL-41 (63 percent less).
In July 2008, the German consumer protection organisation Stiftung Warentest** tested several ink cartridges according to the following criteria: print quality, handling, environment quality and cost of ink. Comparing Peach ink cartridges with HP 21/22, Stiftung Warentest found the cost of Peach ink to be significantly less; the print quality itself was adjudged ‘good’.
On 23 May 2009 the c’t magazin** show on German TV (Hessischer Rundfunk hr-Fernsehen) presented a range of alternative cartridges for popular inkjet printers. Experts of the magazine – which is a critical advisor on multimedia and PC issues – recommended for the Canon Pixma-Printer (cartridge series PG-40 and CL-41) Snap ‘n’ Print from Peach. Savings were 55 % in comparison to the OEM cartridge while “the Peach ink delivers results which come close to the OEM cartridge”. For the HP series 350/351, Peach offered an 82 percent savings in cost along with similar print quality.
The introductory package for Snap ‘n’ Print includes an adapter with a print head and an exchangeable ink tank. The starter package includes three ink tanks with the print head. Refill packages are available as single cartridges or in a double package.
* The brand names mentioned are the property of the respective companies and are only used for compatibility purposes. 3T Supplies is not affiliated with these companies.
** Computerbild 11/2009, dated 11th May 2009, pages 30 to 49
c’t-magazin für computertechnik, 12/2009 dated 25th May 2009, pages 104 to 111 & TV show c’t magazin from 23th May 2009, hr-Fernsehen
test, 7/2008, pages 41 - 45
About 3T Supplies AG
3T Supplies AG is a manufacturer of alternative brand inks and office products for digital imaging applications. Under the brands ‘Peach’ and ‘AgfaPhoto’, the Swiss company develops, produces and markets compatible ink cartridges for the most common printer manufacturers. The product range also includes inkjet photo paper, laminators, binders and document shredders. 3T Supplies AG was founded in 1997 by industry experts with many years of experience and comprehensive ink know-how. The brand Peach and the company with the same name go back to Dr. Ueli Wolfensberger, the former owner of Ibico which merged with 3T Supplies AG in 2005. Peach has since operated as a department and brand within the company; the management of the business was handed over to Alfred Wirch. The distribution partner in Germany is soft carrier. The specialist for computer accessories and office equipment lists the complete product range of 3T Supplies AG.
You can find further information on the Peach website at http://www.peach.info
3T Supplies AG, Peter Sussitz/Marketing Manager, Chaltenbodenstr. 6, CH-8834 Schindellegi, Telephone: +41 –1-787 68 30, Fax: +41-1-787 68 50, E-mail: email@example.com
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