Saturday, October 27, 2007

Printing your blog

Printing your blog with BlogCollector

Some 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 software

HP 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 usage

Now 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.

10 comments:

  1. hi Friend
    can u tell me how cam we redusing my feed size i am a problad to creating my blog rss feed. they show masseg that
    you feed filesize is larger than 512K. You need to reduce its size in order for FeedBurner to process it. if u know how to redusing my file size than plz tell me

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  2. hi Friend
    can u tell me how cam we redusing my feed size i am a problad to creating my blog rss feed. they show masseg that
    you feed filesize is larger than 512K. You need to reduce its size in order for FeedBurner to process it. if u know how to redusing my file size than plz tell me

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  3. Hi Raja,

    I am no expert of Feedburner although I have used them. Did you set your feed to full or short? If full, perhaps your post is too long? I don't know, but the best party to ask is feedburner themself. why don't you contact feedburner and ask them for help. btw if you get some answers, will appreciate you tell us about it.

    Peter Blog*Star
    Tips and Tricks for Blogger or "Son of Blogger Tips and Tricks" slotted for conversion to custom domain

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  4. "can u tell me how cam we redusing my feed size i am a problad to creating my blog rss feed. they show masseg that you feed filesize is larger than 512K."

    Try this:

    Change Blogger settings.

    Peter Blog*Star
    What a grateful blogger did for me
    (no one should feel obligated. Everything completely voluntary. However, by doing so, you may also help your visitors find helpful information and help. You may even pick up various ways of linking sites there too)

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  5. I have tried to do what you suggested and Ihave had no luck. I type in blog collector in the search box and it says it can't find it. What am I doing wrong. New at Blogging but would love to print out my blog on red tail hawks. It is like a journal for me. HELP> Ann

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  6. Try this: Blog Collector. BTW it was a long while ago when I tested Blog Collector. Do give us feedback as to how you fare with their backup software.

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  7. Hey printing your blog is such a creative and awesome idea thanks for sharing it.

    Die Cut Stickers

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  8. Your next option for replacement print cartridges is the cheapest - remanufactured ink jet cartridges. These are old items that have been cleaned up, refurbished and refilled. This fine example of recycling in action results in a product which is functional, inexpensive and will probably give you adequate results for standard everyday printing jobs. Of course reliability will always be a problem. So if you need consistent good quality printing, you may want to avoid these. However if you just need to print off some text or graphics and you business doesn't depend on printing, they should do the trick.
    Dry Erase prints

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  9. Thanks for this information, it was very helpful. Keep up the good work.
    cartridges for printers

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  10. Hello
    Printing friend your blog so osm. can you tell me how to solve the problem of troubleshoot?


    waste ink counter

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