MEETING DATES 2012
04 - OCT 02
NOV 06 - DEC 04
MEETING DATES 2013
- FEB 05
MAR 06 - APR 12
Meetings are Held
Main Club House
Time: 11.30 a.m.
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KINGS POINT COMPUTER CLUB MEETING MINUTES
JANUARY 3rd, 2012
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Our Meeting, titled “Printers and
Printing” was presented by Pamela Tabak our Webmaster. Jerry Frank began the
meeting at 11:45a.m. Unfortunately there was a slight problem hooking up the
Pamela used her 17” Toshiba Laptop with two 19” monitors, a Toshiba DynaDock
docking station and a webcam and microphone built into the laptop to connect
to our system. Pamela recommended Toshiba laptops and explained that
purchasing a 64 bit system provides more security and allows more RAM and
gave some up-to-date information on purchasing a new laptop. For ease of use
and portability Pamela suggested purchasing an Apple iPad which is a perfect
unit for receiving and sending email, taking notes and then emailing them,
storing a photo album, writing email or using your voice to dictate an
email, reading books and PDF files, surfing the internet and so much more.
Discussed and admired as a really top draw item.
Printers and Printing - Pamela recommends HP Printers because she has found
them to be excellent quality. She also recommends using a laser printer
versus an ink printer for professional quality printing. The laser toner has
the capacity to print more pages and therefore laser printers are more
economical. Laser printers also go into an automatic cleaning cycle so
maintenance is rarely needed.
Pamela has not had good experience with refillable cartridges. Many printers
have become clogged and unusable so the refillable cartridges have proven to
be less economical in the long run. Some third party ink manufacturers leave
40% of the ink in the cartridge and at this point it reads that a new
cartridge is needed. Pamela suggests purchasing a new cartridge when you see
this message but keep using the old cartridge until it stops printing. Then
replace it with the new cartridge.
Pamela explained that if you have more than one printer installed on your
computer i.e. one for your up north location and one for Florida, you need
to make sure that you change the “default” printer when you change
When using a wireless printer, she suggests you “hard wire” it to the your
router for a better connection.
Pamela explained that sometimes when a laser printer or all-in-one printer
stops working the printer memory could be full. Make sure you turn the
printer off and then on again to clear the memory. Also it’s a good idea to
turn your printer off each night. Another reason for malfunction is because
there are unprinted documents forming a `printer queue` and this needs to be
cleared before printing can be resumed.
Paper jams could be caused by the stack of paper not being evenly stacked or
not enough paper in the paper tray. Pamela suggests you make sure you have
at least one inch of paper in the paper tray at all times and that it is
evenly stacked. If the paper gets jammed it’s usually advisable to pull the
jammed paper out from the back of the machine but to be sure always consult
your manufacture’s manual.
If you are leaving your printer unused for some period of time the ink could
dry out and block your printer. Store ink in an airtight container.
Pamela, our Webmaster, made this presentation LIVE to us in the Social Room
at the Main Club House at Kings Point from her home in Toronto, Canada. To
conclude the meeting Pamela answered members questions with the help of
Jerry our President.
Respectfully submitted, Phyllis Frank, Secretary