Printing your blog with BlogCollectorSome of you might be interested in having your blog in hard copy, that is, you may want to print your blog. Here is one way you can do that. Type "BlogCollector" into the search box above, tick the radio button beside WEB and search. You should get the link to download BlogCollector in the very first result.
There are 5 versions, BlogCollector Lite, BlogCollector Standard and BlogCollector Professional. BlogCollector Lite is free, which is the version I have, you can backup your Blogger blog provided you use a standard Blogger template, especially the Minima tmeplate, or you use a template which have not been edited too extensive. For blogs with certain template, BlogCollector may not be able to backup your blog. This blog uses a New Blogger 3 column template modified by Ramani and I have successfully backup this blog PLUS turned it into a PDF which you can print. You can download the PDF file at PDF version of award winning blog, Blogger Tips and Tricks. However, make sure you read the added notes or updates.
BlogCollector Lite my be free, but there is a maximum (limited) number of entries you can backup and and maximum (limited number of pages you can export export into PDF file. With BlogCollector Standard (not free), you can also export it as RTF (Rich Text File) or as HTML plus support backing up unlimited number of blogs and unlimited number of blog entries. BlogCollector Professional (the most expensive) support any paper size - letter, A4, customized, has better HTML conversion, support images in PDF, support re-publishing of blog entries to new blogs, there is no BlogCollector header/footer, you can export in PDF, HTML and RichText formats, PDF encryption such as password protect, copy protect, print protect, etc., give you flexible layout control such as countinuous entries, or each entry in a separate page.
Once you have exported into a PDF RTF file, you can print the whole blog. If you export it as a HTML file, you can view the file in a web browser like Internet Explorer, FireFox, etc. However in this case, if you want to print the blog, you can only print page by page.
Printing a page of your blog without any additional softwareHP has provided a way for you to add a "Print this" (or anything you want) at the bottom of the page which a visitor can click to print the page. Instruction for doing this is given in Add "Print This" option for your blog (click BACK button to get back to this page).
Printing blog and ink or toner usageNow printing obviously uses up ink or toner, especially if your blog uses a black background or has lots of photos. Printers ink and toner are not cheap, especially if you buy original. I suspect many printers at sold at near cost or sometimes even below cost as once you buy their printer, you are practically locked as a customers for their ink or toner cartridges which the printer manufacturers sell at high price.
However, there is a way around that. You can get replacement cartridges at Inkers. You can purchase online cost effective compatible (generic)ink, inkjet cartridges, toner, toner cartridges provided for your printer, copier, multifunction or fax machine. To give you confidence, they even give a 100% guaranteed against defect for one full year plus have a thirty day no questions asked return policy. So if you change your mind, all you need do is to call at 800-848-7232 if the package is left unopened within less than 30 days and they will refund your money in full.
I see quite a lot of printer manufacturers represented there, the more popular ones are I believe Canon toner cartridges, my laser printer manufacturer HP toner cattridges and many more.
They also offers inkjet catridges like Epson Inkjet cartridges, etc.
For continental USA, they also gives free shipping ground delivery by UPS.