March 26, 2012

Kyocera Mita FS-C2626MFP – economical everyday functionality powered by HyPAS™apps

By Databazaar Blog


The Kyocera Mita FS-C2626MFP was awarded the Buyer’s Lab pick in Jan 2012 for “Outstanding Solutions-Capable A4 Color MFP for Small Workgroups.” This versatile color MFP delivers standard Color Print, Copy, Scan as well as Black/White Fax functionality. This is an ECOSYS® solution which incorporates Kyocera’s patented technology for long-life consumables and very low costs per print.

With standard duplex mode, print speeds of up to 28 ppm (Letter), output resolutions of 600 x 600 dpi and a 65,000-page monthly duty cycle, this MFP delivers efficient everyday functionality for small workgroups. The Standard Reversing Automatic Document Feeder can handle up to 50 Letter size sheets. The expandable input paper capacity and RAM can handle increased volumes.

The Print, Copy, Scan and Fax functions include a number of innovative and useful features that boost productivity and enhance user experience. This MFP includes standard High Speed USB 2.0 and Ethernet connectivity. It also features a USB port that can be used to directly print from or scan to a removable USB drive. The touch screen control allows for easy navigation and job control.

The FS-C2626MFP is powered by Kyocera’s HyPAS (Hybrid Platform for Advanced Applications) solutions that are integrated with the MFP to deliver simplified workflows, enhanced productivity and value to the users. HyPAS provides both Java based as well as Web Services based software development kits to allow for greater integration with existing systems in the organization. Using Java, the MFP can communicate with custom or proprietary applications and web service enabled applications.

Teaching Assistant, an embedded HyPAS solution, aids printing, collection and analysis of multiple-choice test results using bubble sheet forms. Other useful HyPAS apps are Capture2go, SharePoint Connector, PaperTrail, EquiTrac and OpenText Fax Server RightFax Edition.


The Kyocera Mita FS-C2626MFP delivers economical everyday functionality and offers enhanced productivity and value with embedded HyPAS solutions.
MSRP: $4,799


Kyocera Mita


TK-529 (Black, Cyan, Magenta, Yellow)

Specs that matter

Notable Features:Color Print, Copy, Scan and B/W Fax; Print speeds up to 28 ppm (Letter); 1 GB RAM can be enhanced to a max. of 2 GB; Standard Duplex; Standard-250 sheet input drawer and 50-sheet Multi Purpose Tray, optional up to 2 x 500 sheet drawers; Copy Department Codes and 20 customizable logins; Scan to PC, Scan to e-Mail, Scan to FTP, Scan to USB, WSD Scan, Network TWAIN/WTA; Network Fax Reception; Direct printing and scanning with USB Drive; Embedded HyPAS (Hybrid Platform for Advanced Solutions) solutions
Printer Resolution:600 x 600 dpi
Paper Compatibility:Bond Paper, Recycled Paper, Transparencies, Labels, Glossy, Envelopes (print only)
Paper Sizes:5.5" x 8.5"–8.5" x 14" (Statement to Legal) via Drawers, 2.8" x 5.8"–8.5" x 14" via Multi Purpose Tray
Copier Reduction/Enlargement:Full Size, 7 Reduction, 5 Enlargement Preset Ratios, 25– 400% in 1% step increments
Scanner Resolution:200, 300, 400, 600, 200 x 100, 200 x 400 dpi
Standard Interface:Standard: 10/100/1000BaseTX, Hi-Speed USB 2.0, USB Host Interface
OS Compatibility:Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista/2008/7; Mac OS 10.x; Sun OS 4.1.x; Solaris 2.x; AIX; HP-UX (LPR)

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January 03, 2012

Kyocera Mita TASKalpha 205c/255c Color Multifunction Printers – economical, high-volume business color printing

By Databazaar Blog


The Kyocera TASKalpha 205c and TASKalpha 255c provide efficient and professional business printing solutions. They offer color duplex print, copy and scan for paper sizes ranging from 5.5” x 8.5” up to 11” x 17”.

With print speeds of up to 25 ppm, a maximum paper capacity of 1,600 pages, high yield toners and a monthly duty cycle of 40,000 pages, the TASKalpha 255c is a true workhorse. It ensures high productivity for the high volume printing requirements of any organization.

The 600 x 600 dpi print, copy and scan resolution creates sharp, vivid prints on a variety of paper including plain paper, recycled paper, thick/thin paper, card stock and envelopes. The standard duplex feature for print, copy and scan functions ensures that you make great savings on paper consumption. You can use the conveniently located USB port to print from or scan to USB by selecting your file on the touch screen.

The efficient duplex scan function includes scan-to-email, scan to FTP, scan to folder and scan to USB features. The job management feature of the copy function supports 100 department codes, 100 user authentication and 20 customizable user logins. Fax specifications include 9.5 MB memory with a capacity to store up to 700 pages, selection of normal/fine/ultra-fine/super-fine fax transmission, duplex fax transmission/reception, a 200 address list, 100 one touch dials, group dials and fax block for up to 25 numbers.

Both the TASKalpha 205c and 255c have a 50 page Standard Reversing Document Processor that can copy/scan up to 20 originals per minute. The optional 500 sheet finisher includes stack and staple features for Letter, Legal and Ledger size stationary.

Kyocera has designed these MFPs with a 1 GB RAM and no hard disk drive to ensure that your organization’s document security mandates are met. You can configure these MFPs with Kyocera’s Card Authentication solution to limit local access. These MFPs can also be configured with Active Directory to limit access to pre-approved, authorized persons in the organization.


The Kyocera Mita TASKalfa 205c/255c offers efficient professional business color printing.
MSRP: TASKalfa 255c and TASKalfa 205c are priced at $8,259 and $7,149 respectively.


Kyocera Mita


Black - 12,000 pages yield; Cyan, Magenta, Yellow - 6,000 pages yield

Specs that matter

Notable Features:Print, Copy, Scan and Fax; Print speeds of up to 25 ppm (Letter) on the TASKalpha 255c and 20 ppm (Letter) on TASKalpha 205c; Standard Duplex; 4.3” touch screen; Standard paper capacity 600 sheets; Maximum paper capacity 1,600 sheets; 50 sheet RADF; Optional Finisher includes stapling and stacking features; Copy Job Management includes 100 Department Codes; 100 User Authentication; 20 Customizable User Logins
Printer Resolution:Print/Copy: 600 x 600 dpi
Paper Size:5.5" x 8.5" – 11" x 17” (Statement - Ledger)
Scanner Resolution:200, 300, 400, 600 dpi; 200x100/200x400 dpi
Copier Reduction / Enlargement:Full Size, 5 Reduction, 5 Enlargement Preset Ratios, 25–400% Zoom in 1% Increments
Monthly Volume:40,000 pages per month (TASKalpha 255c); 30,000 pages per month (TASKalpha 205c)
Standard Interface:Standard: 10/100/1000 BaseTX; High Speed USB 2.0, USB Host (2), Expansion Slots (2); Optional: 10/100/1000 BaseTX (for dual NIC)
OS Compatibility:Windows XP/2003/Vista/2008/7, Mac OS 10.x, Novell NetWare 3.x/4.x/5.x/6.x, Sun OS 4.1.x; Solaris 2.x; AIX; HP-UX(LPR)

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May 11, 2010

What Is a Universal Print Driver? Is It Like Esperanto?

By Sean Doherty

PrinTip: Universal Print Drivers Aim to Simplify Printing to Multiple Printers But Fall Short

A universal print driver is like the universal spoken language, Esperanto. Created with hopes of high adoption rates, neither has lived up to its expectations.

Every printer requires a software program — or print driver — to serve as an intermediary between it and your computer. Most drivers are printer-specific. By contrast, universal drivers aim to work with a variety of printers. They can work with printers connected directly to your computer and to your network.

Each of the major printer manufacturers support a universal print driver: HP, Konica Minolta, Kyocera, Lexmark, Ricoh, Samsung, and Xerox. And each vendor has a slightly different approach to universality. For example, HP's universal print driver can only discover and speak to HP printer models.

Most universal drivers fall short because they cannot access every feature in every printer. For example, the HP Universal Printing PCL 5 software installed on Windows 7 can print to an HP LaserJet 1320, but it cannot ask the printer to automatically print on both sides of the paper.

Fortunately, modern operating systems such as Mac OS 10.6 and Windows 7 come with thousands of print drivers preinstalled. Even if you buy a new printer not yet covered by your operating system, installing a print driver is straightforward and typically problem free.

Universal Drivers Can Help With Specific Problems

Universal drivers have not taken the world by storm, but they have not become extinct either. They can prove useful in several scenarios.

For example, administrators who manage complex network environments with multiple printers often install a universal print driver onto networked PCs that works with all the printers. Most such companies purchase their printers from one manufacturer, which makes it less likely users will find themselves unable to use certain features. Universal print drivers also work well when you need to print to old printers from a new operating system or from an unsupported operating system (e.g., Linux).

While we're confident you'll never need to understand Esperanto, a universal print driver may come in handy some day.

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September 22, 2009

Epson Stylus NX515 Plus 13 More Printer Reviews

By Databazaar Blog

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Review Roundup: Kyocera Mita FS-C1020MFP, OKI C710dn, OKI MB260, Xerox WorkCentre 6400S MFP, Brother MFC-3360C, Brother MFC-6890CDW, Brother MFC-990CW, Epson Stylus NX515, HP Officejet Pro 8500, HP Photosmart C4680, HP Photosmart C4780

Has anyone reviewed more printers than PCMag's M. David Stone? He should win an award. In the meantime, David continues to issue awards of his own, recently bestowing a coveted PCMag Editor's Choice award (the gold standard) on Epson's new Stylus NX515. Therefore, we hereby declare the Epson Stylus NX515 this week's Review Roundup winner.

Below you'll also find reviews of the Epson Stylus NX515 from Digital Trends and Wi-Fi Planet, neither of which found it as impressive as David. Why the different conclusions? Because David reviewed the Stylus NX515 for Epson intended audience — home users, not business users.

Color Laser Multifunction Printers

Kyocera Mita FS-C1020MFP

"The FS-C1020MFP is a good, general-purpose, colour laser multifunction printer for workgroups and small-business. Although it's inexpensive to buy, it lacks any walk-up print facility and, unusually for Kyocera Mita, doesn't offer particularly good colour print. It's cheap to run, though, and easy to use from the control panel, from a locally-connected PC or across a network." — Simon Williams, TrustedReviews

OKI C710dn

"Despite the setup problems we experienced, this is a good workgroup colour printer. Though not ideal for printing photos, it's pretty good at everything else and is one of the best machines for duplex print we've tested. Having four different consumables to consider could be logistically awkward, but they have long enough service lives for it not to be too much hassle." — Simon Williams, TrustedReviews

Xerox WorkCentre 6400/S MFP

"The WorkCentre 6400 is a very robust, usable and eminently shareable MFP. Print quality could be an issue for some, but overall we liked the machine and you'd certainly have to pay a lot more to get anything better." — Alan Stevens,

Monochrome Laser Multifunction Printers


"This is a really nice machine for personal use as a printer, copier and scanner. If you don't need colour, it's really cost-effective as a SOHO device, even though its GDI processing slows it up on older computers. Print quality is adequate, better on text than greyscale graphics. At the price, you'll find it hard to improve on the MB260 as a whole." — Simon Williams, Trusted Reviews

Inkjet Multifunction Printers

Brother MFC-3360C

"The Brother MFC-3360C does decent quality text and graphics, but anyone printing a large volume of photos won't be happy with the extremely slow output speed." — Justin Yu, CNET

Brother MFC-6890CDW

"Ultimately it has to be asked whether the advantages of having affordable … printing in the home are outweighed by the painfully slow printing process and at best indifferent output quality offered by the MFC-6890CDW." — IT Reviews

Brother MFC-990CW

"The Brother MFC-990CW is a speedy, fully capable all-in-one device that earns our recommendation for an individual or a family that will make use of its touch screen and telephone/answering machine. Mechanical issues notwithstanding, this is the highest-scoring Brother printer we've tested to date." — Justin Yu, CNET

Epson Stylus NX515

"Overall, we liked the Epson Stylus NX515. We were impressed with its print quality and performance. It produced nice-looking, quality photos and documents at a fast speed. One minor negative is that unlike the Artisan's limited two-year warranty, the NX515 only comes with a limited one-year warranty, which includes telephone and email support." — Daniel Casciato, Wi-Fi Planet

Epson Stylus NX515

"Ultimately, the NX515 excels as a home AIO and as a home-office printer, if not as a home-office AIO. Few inkjet AIOs at any price offer comparable speed for business applications or comparable quality for text and photos, much less match the NX515 on all three points. Fewer still offer smear resistant output on plain paper. With all of these strengths, plus the convenience of Ethernet and WiFi connections, the NX515 not only earns its Editors' Choice award with room to spare, but resets the bar for what to expect from a home AIO." — M. David Stone, PC Magazine

Epson Stylus NX515

"The Stylus NX515 is a good printer for producing photos and arts-and-crafts projects. As such, we have no problem giving up faxing capabilities at this price range — especially since the integrated scanner is so good — but let's be honest as well. In the end, we're very disappointed with its capacity for printing documents." — Michael Brown, Digital Trends

Epson Stylus SX415 (European Version of NX415) | Read Our Take

"Aside from the flash, textured-black case and slightly improved paper trays, the SX415 is identical to the older and cheaper model, which uses the same consumables and is about as fast as well. A new printer should offer significant improvements over the model it replaces, particularly if it's more expensive. We can't see them here." — Simon Williams, Trusted Reviews

HP Officejet Pro 8500 | Read Our Take

"The HP Officejet Pro 8500 wireless makes a convincing inkjet argument for offices with a high volume of prints. With a function touch screen, multiple networking options, and an astoundingly fast print speed, it makes perfect sense to give this workhorse an Editors' Choice award." — Justin Yu, CNET

HP Photosmart C4680

"This combination of features, along with the lack of any office-centric features — there's no networking, no fax capability, and no automatic document feeder — pegs the C4680 as being aimed strictly at home use, rather than, say, a home office or even a shared printer for home and office, although it's output quality for text and graphics is good enough so it could serve in a home office as well, for extremely light-duty use." — M. David Stone, PC Magazine

HP Photosmart C4780

"Now that I've reviewed the Photosmart C4780, I can say with confidence that it would be a great companion for any student. It's wireless, compact and good-looking; it is also functional and relatively cheap. Yes, the print speeds were slower than advertised and the text could have been sharper but the fact that C4780 will keep printing even after a cartridge expires is a huge plus for any student on a deadline." — SarahM,

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Every week, we scour the Web for the most helpful reviews, organize them by printer type, and provide you with a salient quote and a link for further reading. We also link to our own summaries when available. When shopping for a printer, start with Review Roundup.

September 03, 2009

Xerox WorkCentre 3220DN Plus 10 More Printer Reviews

By Databazaar Blog


Review Roundup: Canon imageCLASS MF8350Cdn, Xerox WorkCentre 3220DN, Kyocera Mita FS-C5300DN, Lexmark C734DN, HP LaserJet P3015X, Brother DCP-385C, Canon PIXMA MP540, Epson Stylus NX515, Canon Pixma iP4700, HP Photosmart B5550

The mysterious SarahM at TechTarget's has been on a tear, cranking out six printer reviews in August, including two listed below. SarahM likes the Xerox WorkCentre 3220DN all-in-one laser printer in particular, awarding it her Editor's Choice,, which explains why we hereby dub the Xerox WorkCentre 3220DN (see above photo) the Review Roundup winner this week.

Color Laser Multifunction Printers

Canon imageCLASS MF8350Cdn

"The Canon imageCLASS MF8350Cdn is a functional, reliable color laser printer. It lived up to, and sometimes exceeded, Canon's claims for print speeds, energy usage and diverse features. I had no real problems during testing other than a few slightly off center copies made when I hastily loaded a 10-page document in the ADF without tightening the paper clasps." — SarahM,

Monochrome Multifunction Laser Printers

Xerox WorkCentre 3220DN | Read Our Take

"Well, the claims are true, the 3220DN is a great printer for a professional working from home or for a small office/workgroup. The WorkCentre 3220DN delivers four different functionalities, good print speeds, excellent print quality, and great features such as fast automatic duplexing, front side USB port and a variety of Scan-to and fax-to options. That's why we decided to award the Xerox WorkCentre 3220DN with the Editor's Choice designation." — SarahM,

Color Laser Printers

Kyocera Mita FS-C5300DN

"Kyocera Mita's FS-C5300DN makes high-volume color printing affordable — and it pumps the pages out fast. Assuming you can do better than the list price, this printer would work well in a mainstream business office with basic color needs." — Melissa Riofrio, PC World

Lexmark C734DN

"The Lexmark C734dn has a few quirks and a color palette in need of adjustment. Nevertheless, it offers the speed, features, and expandability to keep most mainstream offices happy for a while — and the cheap toner is icing on the cake." — Melissa Riofrio, PC World

Monochrome Laser Printers

HP LaserJet P3015X

"If you need a high-capacity, duplex mono laser, with PIN-protected, walk-up PDF print, you won't go far wrong with the LaserJet P3015X. It's easy to use and maintain, is no fuss on a network and prints long documents fast, though as usual not quite as fast as its manufacturer believes." — Simon Williams, TrustedReviews

Inkjet Multifunction Printers

Brother DCP-385C

"Although the DCP-385C reviewed here has no wireless connection, if you're happy to connect directly, you get a considerably higher spec machine. With its widescreen LCD display, full set of memory card slots and PictBridge, dual-media paper tray and higher capacity cartridges, in most ways it's much better value." — Simon Williams, TrustedReviews

Canon PIXMA MP540

"The PIXMA MP540 is an excellent all-in-one for the money. At not much more than entry-level price, it has several features — such as the colour LCD display, the twin paper sources and individual ink cartridges — that you wouldn't expect to see. Given that it also prints superbly, it's hard not to recommend; so we won't resist." — IT Reviews

Epson Stylus NX515

"For general use, the Epson Stylus NX515 offers great performance, superior monochrome text output, inexpensive costs per page, and both simple setup and good ease of use. But if printing photos is a big part of your agenda or you frequently rely on Draft mode for documents, this isn't the model for you." — Daniel Grotta and Sally Wiener Grotta, Computer Shopper

Inkjet Photo Printers

Canon Pixma iP4700

"It seems strange to be giving such high marks and an A-List spot to a printer we've freely acknowledged does almost nothing to improve on its predecessor, but since the iP4600 will soon be off the shelves, you'd be crazy not to switch your attentions to the iP4700. It may not innovate, but it's still the best home inkjet around." — David Bayon, PC Pro

HP Photosmart B5550 | Read Our Take

"Overall, I like the look and feel of the printer. I was able to achieve excellent color accuracy and quality. Its price and feature set make it appear to be positioned as a high-end consumer printer but it would also serve the professional for a majority of the prints used in wedding and portrait work." — Dennis Sellers, Macsimum News

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Every week, we scour the Web for the most helpful reviews, organize them by printer type, and provide you with a salient quote and a link for further reading. We also link to our own summaries when available. When shopping for a printer, start with Review Roundup.

August 11, 2009

HP Officejet 6000 Plus Seven More Printer Reviews

By Databazaar Blog

Review Roundup: Konica Minolta magicolor 1690MF, Kyocera Mita FS-C5400DN, Xerox WorkCentre 3220/DN, Lexmark E360dn, Brother DCP-375CW, Brother MFC-6890CDW, HP Officejet Pro 8500, HP Officejet 6000


PC Magazine's M. David Stone is an unapologetic fan of laser printers. Thus, his decision to bestow an Editor's Choice award on the HP Officejet 6000 (see photo above) inkjet printer makes it our Review Roundup winner this week.

Color Laser Multifunction Printers

Konica Minolta magicolor 1690MF

"With very good printed output, handy features like the automatic document feeder and built-in fax machine, and 10/100BaseT Ethernet networking, the 1690MF is a good fit for small or home offices looking to produce high-quality office documents." — James Galbraith, Macworld

Color Laser Printers

Kyocera Mita FS-C5400DN

"Well configured from the outset, the machine is also very expandable, with up to four extra 500-sheet trays available as options. And, while it's daft to put the USB drive socket at the back, its speed and the quality of its print are the important factors in the product overall and in this market it deserves a recommendation." — Simon Williams, TrustedReviews

Monochrome Multifunction Laser Printers

Xerox WorkCentre 3220/DN | Read Our Take

"For small offices in the market for a monochrome laser AIO, the WorkCentre 3220/DN is an attractive choice — with reasonably fast speeds and high quality output, plus all the functions and features most small offices need. I'd like it better if the setup were more fully automatic, or if it at least came with more complete instructions for the manual steps, but setup is a one-time thing." — M. David Stone, PC Magazine

Monochrome Laser Printers

Lexmark E360dn

"With super-fast print speeds, low running costs and a built-in duplex unit, the E360dn from Lexmark is a decent laser printer for small businesses or individuals who print large volumes."— IT Reviews

Inkjet Multifunction Printers

Brother DCP-375CW

"The top factors in buying any printer are print quality, running costs and print speed. In the case of the DCP-375CW you'll have to have to wait longer than you should for expensive, unimpressive prints." — Simon Williams, TrustedReviews

Brother MFC-6890CDW

"For those looking for a tabloid-sized multifunction printer, the MFC-6890CDW is a decent option. It has a ton of features and prints good quality office documents. Photos are not its strong suit, however, and its paper handling leaves something to be desired." — James Galbraith, Macworld

HP Officejet Pro 8500

"The HP Officejet Pro 8500 Wireless All-in-One is definitely a useful machine; it offers users the ability to print, scan, copy and fax with multiple computers, one computer or zero computers. But the real question is this: will the Officejet Pro 8500 replace your current laser print seamlessly? And can it really save you money? My answer is maybe." — Sarah M.,

Inkjet Printers

HP Officejet 6000

"As the number of inexpensive single-function ink jet printers has shrunk, the contenders have become less impressive from one generation to the next, to the point where there haven't been any recent Editors' Choices in this category.… [The Officejet 6000] offers an attractive balance of speed, output quality, paper handling, price, and cost per page, plus it earns the PCMag GreenTech Approved seal. The combination puts the category firmly back into ready for prime time status, with the Officejet 6000 as Editors' Choice." — M. David Stone, PC Magazine

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January 03, 2008

Are You a New Year's Optimist or Pessimist?

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Databazaar Deals: Get a 5% Discount on Printer Supplies from Databazaar Beginning Today


Bill Vaughan once quipped about New Year's Day: "An optimist stays up until midnight to see the new year in. A pessimist stays up to make sure the old year leaves."

Hey, no judgments here. Optimist or pessimist, you need printer supplies. If you place an order of $50 or more at Databazaar beginning today you'll receive a 5% discount. Use coupon code NEWYRS08. This offer expires on January 10, 2008.

While the optimists among you are now hootering and hollering, the pessimists are probably grumbling about shipping fees eating that 5% discount. Nope! Shipping is always free at Databazaar regardless of order size. Are you pessimists smiling now (a little)?

Happy New Year from Databazaar!

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December 23, 2007

Thank You From the Bloggom of Our Hearts; Holiday Souvenirs

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Databazaar Deals: Season's Greetings, Housekeeping, Reflections on 2007, and a 5% Discount


Happy Holidays and best wishes for a healthy and successful 2008!

Over the past two weeks, we took a brief (and hopefully well-deserved) break from the daily grind of blogging, but now we're back. And we have big plans for 2008. But first a few housekeeping notes.

Over the next two weeks, we're going to cover a lot of new printers as we have quite a backlog. We're also going to make sure that every Printer News article in 2007 has functioning links to the corresponding supplies (we often cover these printers before their supplies become widely available). Once we complete this housekeeping, we'll march full speed ahead into 2008.

Reflections on Our First Year and a Very Big Thank You

In January 2007 we launched Databazaar Blog with high hopes but realistic expectations. It takes a while for a publication to take root and build an audience. The ones that succeed that is. Most don't. Because we're an online store and not a media company, you could say the odds were against us.

Fortunately, we beat the odds. We attribute our success this year to five factors:

First, not being a media company helped more than it hurt because we could focus on the content and not worry about selling ads. We're the sole sponsor of the blog.

Second, the content to advertising ratio in Databazaar Blog exceeds that of commercial publications. For example, of the five posts we typically publish every week, four contain content and only one contains advertising (plus we try our best to write entertaining ad copy).

Third, we didn't impose any restrictions on our editorial team. We let them cover the world of printers as they saw fit.

Fourth, we combined traditional publishing with blogging. Most traditional publications have a rigid format with the same columns and features in every issue. By contrast, most blogs have no structure. We have regular features (PrinTips, Printer News, Review Roundup, DoubleSided) and special features (Printer Pundits), but can also cover any topic that comes our way.

Fifth, you! Thank you for reading Databazaar Blog, posting comments, bookmarking it, subscribing via email or RSS feed, voting for it on Digg and StumbleUpon, etc. We're truly appreciative and grateful for your support.

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December 05, 2007

Print Your Memories This Holiday Season

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Databazaar Deals: Get 5% Off Orders of $50 or More Today Through December 12, 2007


Nothing lasts forever except memories. And the holiday season makes for some of the best. So don't forget to snap plenty of photos to capture all the special moments this year.

Of course, you'll probably want to print a few of those memories as well. Beginning today, receive 5% off ink cartridges, photo paper, and other printer supplies in the Databazaar store when your order amounts to $50 or more.

Enter coupon code HLDMMR07 to receive your discount.

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Happy Holidays from all of us on the Databazaar team! Thank you for making our first year of blogging a success!

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November 19, 2007

Skip Black Friday, But Don't Skimp on Black Ink and Other Printer Supplies

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