Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Where Exactly is the Happiest Place on Earth?

Where exactly is the happiest place on Earth? Some might immediately think of Disneyland and some might say home sweet home. We would like to show you the happiest place on Earth based on statistics, compiled research, and various factors in regards to the economy, governance, safety, and personal freedom.

We finally got our question answered by an index released in 2011 by LegatumInstitute, a private international investment organization based in Dubai. Some of the world’s happiest and least happiest countries are revealed based on 40 years of data breakdown, trending research, and extensive analysis. 
Legatum Prosperity Index calculates information from 110 countries around the world, which covers approximately 90% of the population. This index factors in 8 major subjects ranging from health, entrepreneurship opportunity, education, and all the way to social capital. And these categories break up into 89 variables including immunization, religion, democracy, inflation, etc. So what are the answers?

Overall happiest country ranking number 1 – Norway 

Norway has very high rankings in social capital and safety and security. In addition, this country is among one of the wealthiest in the world.

Average life satisfaction: 7.6 out of 10 (2008 estimate)
Literacy rate: 100% (2009)
GDP per capita (PPP): $53,738 (2011 estimate)


Overall happiest country ranking number 2 – Denmark


Denmark has the lowest cost for business start-ups and was ranked first in entrepreneurship-opportunity category, making it a true land of opportunities.

Average life satisfaction: 7.8 out of 10 (2010 estimate)
Literacy rate: 100% (2009)
GDP per capita (PPP): $37,585 (2011 estimate)


Overall happiest country ranking number 3 – Australia 

Australia has been growing from natural resources trading. In addition, the country offers excellent educational programs to both citizens and foreigners.

Average life satisfaction: 7.5 out of 10 (2010 estimate)
Literacy rate: 100% (2009)
GDP per capita (PPP): $40,816 (2011 estimate)

Regardless of the statistics and benchmarks, we believe that the happiest place on Earth for each individual is where you find our loved ones. Since holiday season is happening, we at Toner Spot hope that you are currently are all spending your holidays at the happiest place for you.

Please visit us at www.toner-spot.com and we wish you a very happy and safe holidays season.

Sources:
http://www.forbes.com/sites/christopherhelman/2011/12/07/the-worlds-happiest-and-saddest-countries/
http://www.prosperity.com/

Friday, December 2, 2011

What do You Mean by Printer Toner Page Yield at 5% Coverage?

“How many pages do I get from this toner cartridge?”
“10,000 page yield at 5% coverage.”
“What do you mean by 5% coverage?”

We get that question often here at Toner Spot. Customers are sometimes confused by this standard industry term “5% coverage.” Is it a scam? Does it mean sellers can get away by selling toners that failed to print out exact 10,000 pages?

In fact, ISO (International Organization for Standardization) created a standard measurement that helps toner cartridge manufacturers to accurately inform customers how many pages their products can print. It also helps customers to cross compare different brands and different models using this standardized reference.  

If you take an A4 sized paper and color just 5% of the area black, that will be an example of 5% page yield printing area for one page. Instead, if you use Times New Roman, font 12, double spaced; 5% page yield will be about 2 paragraphs with 2 to 3 sentences in each of them. That’s not a lot right? 


We think the same way as you do. Usually a full page printed with Times New Roman, font 12, double spaced, and multiple paragraphs is equal to about 30% to 40% page yield. That means a 10,000 page yield toner at 5% coverage actually can only give you approximately 3,500 fully printed results. However, since this standard is used by all major toner cartridge providers, at least we can learn about it and understand what we’re paying for.

Most of our customers prefer high yield toner cartridges in comparison to stand yield counterparts. High yield toners might come with slightly higher prices, however, they are usually more cost efficient on a per-page basis. Furthermore, fewer times you’ll have to worry about replacing the toner units. To save you some time and money, please see below for some of our high yield toner recommendations:


Regular Price: $359.99
Our Price: $314.99 (You save $45!!) 



PremiumCompatible Lexmark C510 High Yield Toner Set – Black, Cyan, Yellow, Magenta

Regular Price: $249.99
Our Price: $234.99 (You save $10!!) 


PremiumCompatible Xerox Phaser 6360 High Yield Toner Set – Black, Cyan, Yellow,Magenta

Regular Price: $289.99
Our Price: $274.99 (You save $15!!) 


Feel free to send us a message if you have other technical problems or other suggestions. We love to hear from you at www.toner-spot.com and Twitter account “TonerSpot”!