Love Is In The Air... FREE Valentine's Day Cards

Free Printables

Love is in the air... FREE Valentine's printables to print at home.

It's that time of year and once again we've got some fantastic FREE Valentine's card designs for you to print off at home for that special someone in your life!

All cards come in a handy Pdf ready to print onto A4 paper / card of your choice and fold neatly into an A5 card.
To make it even easier why not pair them with one of our Greeting Card Kits and get that 'professional' look at home.

Looking for more?

grab one of our free valentines printables from last year.

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DIY: Personalised Photo Keyrings

Make your own Personalised Photo Keyrings

DIY: Personalised Photo Keyrings


We show you how you can use your own printer and inexpensive blank keyring kits to make your own personalised Photo Keyrings at home.

Scroll to the bottom of the page to see the video of the process in action. Here's how it's done:

 

You Will Need:

  • Acrylic Blank Photo Keyrings – We bought in bulk from Amazon, perfect for making gifts but smaller packs are available:
  • Inkjet Printer – Your trusty home inkjet printer will be perfect, nothing special required here.
  • Your preferred photo paper – We used our 190gsm Matt Photo Paper but any quality photo paper should work provided it's not too thick.
  • Guillotine– To cut your photos nice and straight.

 

How it’s Done:

1. Print your Photos at the correct size using the highest quality setting on your printer.

For our Keyrings we printed the photos 46mm x 32mm for a perfect fit. If you buy different keyring blanks you may need to experiment to find the perfect size for you photos.

We also set the paper type on our Canon MG5750 printer to 'High Quality Matt Photo Paper' and selected 'Best' under the quality settings.

2. Cut your photos using the guillotine.

Regular scissors or a craft knife will do just fine but we found using a guillotine gave the sharpest edges and best results.

3. Stack the cut photos 'back to back' and insert into the Keyring.

Once everything is positioned correctly the back cover should just 'snap' into place.
We found some of the back covers had little bits of excess plastic than prevented a good fit but these broke off easily.

4. Stand Back and admire your work!

You've done it! These personalised keyrings also make fantastic gifts for friends and family!

Here’s The Video:

 


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DIY: Metallic Effect Christmas Gift Tags

Make your own professional looking metalic effect gift tags this Christmas

DIY: Reactive Foil Transfer


Our resident 'craft expert' Tom shows you how to make some fantastic looking metallic gift tags at home using your trusty laser printer, a standard laminator and inexpensive reactive foil.

We’ve even put together some fantastic Free Gift Tag printables for you to download and use:

  • INKredible Gift Tag CollectionDownload
  • Merry Christmas (Light) Gift TagsDownload
  • Merry Christmas (Dark) Gift TagsDownload
  • It's Cold Outside Gift TagsDownload
  • White Christmas Gift TagsDownload
  • Merry Xmas Gift TagsDownload

If you're more of a 'visual learner' you can skip below to see the video of the process in action. If not, here's how it's done:

 

You Will Need:

  • Reactive Foil Transfer – We got Gold and Silver from Amazon here:
  • Laser Printer – A black only (mono) one will do, you won’t be printing in colour.
  • Your preferred stock – Paper, Card, we used our 130gsm Matt Photo Paper and some brown ‘Kraft’ card from Amazon:
  • Scissors / Knife– To cut the foil.
  • 2 sheets of plain paper – To protect the foil from direct contact with the laminator.
  • Standard office or craft laminator – The heating process is what transfers the foil to the toner and keeps it there.

 

How it’s Done:

1. Print your image in black onto your desired stock (card, paper etc.) using a Laser Printer.

For this process to work you must use a laser printer, images printed using an inkjet printer will not work.
As a work around you could print your image with an inkjet printer and then take this to be photocopied onto your preferred stock. Most large photocopiers use toner rather than ink.

2. Measure the amount of foil you need to cover the area you want to coat and lay it over with the ‘mirrored’ side up.

The foil will stick to any toner but not to any of the unprinted surface.
Any unused foil that goes through the laminator cannot be re-used so make sure to only cut enough to cover what you need.

3. Sandwich the Card / Foil between two sheets of standard copy paper.

This protects the foil as it goes through the laminator.

4. Send the layered assembly through the laminator.

The heat setting will depend on your laminator but we found a medium high heat worked best for us.
Too cold and the foil will not adhere properly to the toner.
To hot and the foil will ripple, and un-foiled toner areas will be damaged.
It is best to experiment with your laminator / card / foil combination before going for your final product.

5. Stand Back and admire your work!

You've done it! Now you need to resist the urge to foil everything that comes out of the printer!

6. Have Fun! Experiment with different styles!

Try different shapes, inverting the printed areas of your design or layering up different paper types.

Here’s The Video:


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Free Christmas Card Printables

Free Printables

'tis the season... FREE Christmas printables to print at home.

All cards come in a handy Pdf ready to print onto A4 paper / card of your choice and fold neatly into an A5 card.
To make it even easier why not pair them with one of our Greeting Card Kits and get that 'professional' look at home.

Want more free stuff?

Check out the Rest of our 12 Days of Christmas and see what's up for grabs.

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Sunday 7th October is Grandparents day! - FREE PRINTABLES

Show them you care with one of our great FREE printables to print at home.

All cards come in a handy Pdf ready to print onto A4 paper / card of your choice and fold neatly into an A5 card.

To make it even easier why not pair them with one of our Greeting Card Kits and get that 'professional' look at home.



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HP 934/935 Firmware Update **AUG 2018**

HP Officejet Pro 6230/6830 Firmware Update**AUGUST 2018 UPDATE**

As you may or may not be aware, HP have recently installed firmware updates onto several printers, including the Officejet Pro 6230 and Officejet Pro 6810/6820/6830, which may have disabled the functionality of compatible cartridges in your printer.

The good news is that HP have made a fix available in the form of downloadable firmware updates from their support site. The latest updates available are dated July 31st 2018.

If you encounter problems with your printer when installing any compatible cartridges, particularly when receiving the ‘Missing or Damaged Cartridges’ error message, then we recommend installing the latest correct firmware for your printer from the following links:

 

HP Officejet Pro 6810/6820
DOWNLOAD HERE


HP Officejet Pro 6830
DOWNLOAD HERE

HP Officejet Pro 6230
DOWNLOAD HERE


1) Once on the correct page for your printer model, you should see a Blue ‘Download Now’ button. Click the button and select ‘Save as’ or the file may automatically download.

2) Once the file has downloaded, run the file (Usually found in your Windows 'Downloads' folder) and this should then be uploaded to your printer, re-enabling your compatible cartridges once again.

Let us know if this re-enables compatible cartridges for you!

 

*Inkredible.co.uk do not take any responsibility for failed Firmware updates and as such, they are only to be undertaken at the customers own risk.

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HP 903/903XL Firmware Update **AUG 2018**

HP Release New Firmware It has been confirmed that HP have released a new Firmware (August 2018) for any printers recently affected by non working compatible 903 and 903XL cartridges.

The new firmware file removes outdated supplies authentication measures as deployed in the latest automatic firmware version that may have been downloaded to your printer. This automatic update may prevent the printer from working with third party cartridges that contain non-HP security chips.

Please note that even with this change HP cannot guarantee the quality or reliability of non-HP supplies.

If you have one of the affected printers listed, then we recommend visiting the correct link for your printer below:

HP Officejet Pro 6950
DOWNLOAD HERE

HP Officejet Pro 6960
DOWNLOAD HERE

HP Officejet Pro 6970/6975
DOWNLOAD HERE


Instructions

1) Simply download the correct firmware file from the HP website by clicking the 'Download' button above that is relevant to your printer model.

2) The downloaded file can usually be found in your 'Downloads' folder in Windows. Double click the file. It will run and search for the relevant connected printer. Click 'Update' to begin to update your printers' firmware. This may take a few minutes to complete.

*Inkredible.co.uk do not take any responsibility for failed Firmware updates and as such, they are only to be undertaken at the customers own risk.

Let us know if this re-enables compatible cartridges for you!

Which Printers Are Affected:

  • HP Officejet Pro 6950
  • HP Officejet Pro 6960
  • HP Officejet Pro 6970
  • HP Officejet Pro 6975
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HP 953/953XL Firmware Update **AUG 2018**

HP Release New Firmware It has been confirmed that HP have released a new Firmware (August 2018) for any printers recently affected by non working compatible 953 and 953XL cartridges.

The new firmware file removes outdated supplies authentication measures as deployed in the latest automatic firmware version that may have been downloaded to your printer. This automatic update may prevent the printer from working with third party cartridges that contain non-HP security chips.

Please note that even with this change HP cannot guarantee the quality or reliability of non-HP supplies.

If you have one of the affected printers listed, then we recommend visiting the correct link for your printer below:

HP Officejet Pro 8210
DOWNLOAD HERE

HP Officejet Pro 8710/8715
DOWNLOAD HERE

HP Officejet Pro 8720/8725/8728
DOWNLOAD HERE

HP Officejet 8730/8740
DOWNLOAD HERE


Instructions

1) Simply download the correct firmware file from the HP website by clicking the 'Download' button above that is relevant to your printer model.

2) The downloaded file can usually be found in your 'Downloads' folder in Windows. Double click the file. It will run and search for the relevant connected printer. Click 'Update' to begin to update your printers' firmware. This may take a few minutes to complete.

*Inkredible.co.uk do not take any responsibility for failed Firmware updates and as such, they are only to be undertaken at the customers own risk.

Let us know if this re-enables compatible cartridges for you!

Which Printers Are Affected:

  • HP Officejet Pro 8710
  • HP Officejet Pro 8715
  • HP Officejet Pro 8720
  • HP Officejet Pro 8725
  • HP Officejet Pro 8728
  • HP Officejet Pro 8730
  • HP Officejet Pro 8740
  • HP Officejet Pro 8210
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HP 950/951 Firmware Update **AUG 2018**

HP Release New Firmware It has just been confirmed that HP have released another new Firmware (August 2018) for any printers recently affected by non working compatible 950/951 cartridges.

This new firmware file removes outdated supplies authentication measures as deployed in the latest automatic firmware versions your printer may have received. Your printer may be prevented from working with third party ink supplies that contain non-HP security chips.

Please note that HP cannot guarantee the quality or reliability of non-HP supplies.

If you have one of the affected printers listed, then we recommend visiting the correct link for your printer below:

HP Officejet 8610/8615/8616
DOWNLOAD HERE

HP Officejet 8620/8625
DOWNLOAD HERE

HP Officejet 8630
DOWNLOAD HERE

HP Officejet 8640
DOWNLOAD HERE

HP Officejet 8660
DOWNLOAD HERE


Instructions

1) Simply download the correct firmware file from the HP website by clicking the 'Download' button above that is relevant to your printer model.

2) The downloaded file can usually be found in your 'Downloads' folder in Windows. Double click the file, it will run the program and search for any affected connected printers. Click 'update' to update your printers' firmware. This may take a few minutes to complete.

*Inkredible.co.uk do not take any responsibility for failed Firmware updates and as such, they are only to be undertaken at the customers own risk.

 

Let us know if this re-enables the use of compatible cartridges for you!

 

Which Printers Are Affected:

  • HP Officejet Pro 8610
  • HP Officejet Pro 8615
  • HP Officejet Pro 8616
  • HP Officejet Pro 8620
  • HP Officejet Pro 8625
  • HP Officejet Pro 8630
  • HP Officejet Pro 8640
  • HP Officejet Pro 8660
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