Win an HP ENVY 100 e-All-in-One D410a Printer via @hummingbird604 and HP Canada

I would love to know where did my 2011 go. Seriously. Are we already shopping for Christmas? Am I already getting invited to do media trips for January 2012? Yes, yes I am. And yes, yes we are. The year has gone so fast it’s not even funny. But the truth is, there is no better time to shop than early, before the Christmas rush. And since I’m a geek, I’m probably going to ask that my Christmas presents be tech-oriented.

If you’re geeky like me and love to shop for gadgets and office supplies, you probably have the same addiction to office equipment as I do. And there are few printers that look more appealing than the HP ENVY 100 e-All-in-One D410a. It looks compact, it does wireless stuff, and it is an all-in-one.

HP ENVY 100 eAiO

But since I’m an environmental geek, here are some key environmental features I loved:

The planet’s first PVC-free printer.[5]
• Reduce your environmental impact with the planet’s first PVC-free printer.[5]
• Save energy, using an e-all-in-one that is ENERGY STAR® qualified.
• Free, easy recycling—cartridges returned through HP Planet Partners are recycled responsibly.[9]
• Reduce waste by choosing an e-all-in-one that is shipped in a reusable tote bag.

Moreover, it has a number of other ecologically-focused features: It saves paper because it has automatic two-sided printing (I want one, RIGHT NOW). It’s PVC-free as per the note included in the specifications:

HP Envy 100 e-All-in-One is polyvinyl chloride-free (PVC free); meeting the evolving definition of PVC free as set forth in the iNEMI Position Statement on the Definition of “Low-Halogen” Electronics (BFR-/CFR-/PVC-free). Plastic parts contain <1000 ppm (0.1%) of chlorine [if the CI source is from CFRs or PVC or PVC copolymers]. Printers sold in Korea are not PVC free. USB cable, required in limited geographic areas, is not PVC-free.

And YOU (yes, you my dear reader) could win an HP Envy 100 D410 printer. All you need to do is tell me your worst printing nightmare (why do I have a fixation with nightmares and computer equipment? because, as the Law of Murphy will tell you, if anything will go wrong, it will go wrong whenever you least expect it! I want you to tell me the worst nightmare you’ve experienced with printing. Mine was on the day of my final doctoral examination: I needed to print out the slides I was going to talk and my talking points… I forgot the printout at home… and I found out 20 minutes before my final doctoral examination. Luckily my best friend printed my slides for me and I had enough time to go over them. And I did pass and obtain my PhD degree!

This is a short-run contest, so please comment on your worst printer nightmare if you want to enter my giveaway. You will have until November 4th at 5pm to enter this giveaway. You can earn an additional entry via Twitter (up to a total of 2) by posting the following on your Twitter stream:

Told @hummingbird604 my worst printing nightmare to enter to win an HP ENVY 100 Printer http://is.gd/nW7FJq You can enter too!

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Comments (42)

TawcanOctober 27th, 2011 at 9:51 am

I had an old printer where paper would get jammed all the time. Sometimes you can manually feed the paper to get it working but often you can’t when you need to get stuff printed. It was quite frustrating and a simple print job ended up lasting for like 30 mins. Definitely important to have a reliable printer!

DoritaOctober 27th, 2011 at 11:11 am

One night, a few years ago, I finally decided to quit my VERY boring job.
Typed the resignation letter, was ready to print and found out that my printer decided, sadly, to also quit.
My resignation was delayed one more day while I asked a friend to print it for me.
No extra money to get a new one, would love to win this beauty ;)

William PerrinOctober 27th, 2011 at 12:12 pm

Printer Nightmare would have to be when I ran out of ink half way through printing tickets through Tickmaster….they totally accepted them half colour and half black and white

KimberlyOctober 27th, 2011 at 1:02 pm

A couple nights ago, I decided to use a piece a lined note paper to print off a recipe and then my printer ate the sheet of paper. What did I do? Cleared out the jammed paper and then proceeded to try and print again on the same sheet of paper ~ eventually it worked. :)

Colleen H.October 27th, 2011 at 1:17 pm

My printer nightmare happened on Father’s Day. My Dad has everything so I decided to make him a collage of pictures of him and his grandsons. I got everything lined up….hit print….and the magenta that was low finally ran out. For me that was a nightmare because I then had to go to lunch without a present!!

Matthew EllisOctober 27th, 2011 at 2:11 pm

Worst printer nightmare I can remember …

I printed up the wedding invitations for my first wedding. We had custom paper designed but then printed them ourselves on our laser printer. Unfortunately, the paper designer had assumed we would be using ink based printing and the toner all just wiped off the paper!

I didn’t discover this until I had already done half the invitations and after a few of them were in the mail !!

loriOctober 27th, 2011 at 2:57 pm

When I tried to print a boarding pass for a recent flight, the printer quit working…

BonsOctober 27th, 2011 at 5:36 pm

My worst printer nightmare was when my printer ran out of ink just the day I needed it to print out my homework (and I had no more ink replacements). Had to run to the library to get my assignment printed out.

NicoleOctober 27th, 2011 at 6:28 pm

Toner bomb. Light pink shirt. Black Toner. Do the math :)

IanOctober 27th, 2011 at 6:29 pm

When I had to print out my paper last minute i ran out of toner! So I had pull it out and shake it a bit and I ended up having streaky different patches of toner on my paper!! :(

CatherineOctober 27th, 2011 at 6:33 pm

You know that grinding sound your printer makes just before it catches on fire? I do.

That was a really bad lesson in ink replacement.

AlexOctober 27th, 2011 at 6:35 pm

I needed to print a paper for a graduate class, long paper, large file. My printer at home had long since run out of ink and being a graduate student I had failed to purchase a refill. So I took my laptop to campus to print there. Remembering too late that I couldn’t just plug into a printer because the grad lounge printers were for PCs, I used the bad campus internet to email to myself and then booted up one of the dinosaurs in the lounge. I’d fixed the printer in there a few weeks before but, after the predictably long boot, the printer chose that moment to die. The whole process had taken so much time I had to run to the library to get the think printed in time, only to realize that I didn’t have a valid printer card. I then ran around campus trying to find a colleague from whom I could borrow a card. I found someone eventually, printed the paper, and ran to class. It was a pretty nightmarish day.

belindaOctober 27th, 2011 at 7:12 pm

Printer nightmare is printer software malfunctioning and every time you think that the problem is fixed it repeats printing from page 1. When there are a lot of pages to print, it wastes so much paper.

AshleyOctober 27th, 2011 at 8:12 pm

I like to work under pressure – so it’s no surprise that at times, I leave tasks like printing hand-out’s and speaking notes to the moment before I need them. My worst printing nightmare is the large copy machine at my office. It has a mind of it’s own (or rather a system I don’t understand) and doesn’t like to work on a tight deadline. Needless to say it jams on me on days like this particular one last month – 5 minutes before presentation time to my CEO. Fortunately my co-workers are wizards and helped save the day – i.e. fixed the jam I couldn’t find. Pick me and my personal printer could save the day!

XingOctober 28th, 2011 at 5:30 am

I had an old printer that detected low ink levels when the ink cartridge was full.

CarolOctober 28th, 2011 at 9:59 am

Needed to print out a contract to get signed before midnight. It was 11 pm. and my printer died a sudden, horrible death complete with groaning sounds . I really had to scramble to find a 24 hour printing shop.

Grace MOctober 28th, 2011 at 10:18 am

When my old lexmark printer refused to cooperate and kept on shriveling up everything that came out from it!!!!! :( My deadline was the day of too!!!

ErinOctober 28th, 2011 at 10:23 am

I had a printer actually melt! The smell was awful and I had to work in a different office for a week!

Amy MOctober 28th, 2011 at 6:08 pm

When I was in university I had an old dot matrix printer. I also had an old lap top with no ability to save material to a floppy disk. I had been working on an essay that was due in a day or two and went to print it and it wouldn’t print!! I was so frustrated! I had to go to the computer lab at school, type the whole essay again from scratch and then print it. I was not impressed! I had to use the computer lab at school the rest of the semester because I couldn’t afford a new printer.

Anne-Marie TOctober 28th, 2011 at 6:49 pm

My worst printer nightmare was when I was printing off a very inportant document that had to be in the mail and postmarked that day. Well the printer just kept printing garbled characters on the page. I was getting frantic. I had to email the document to a friend and they printed it off for me and managed to get it in the mail on time.

Que BanhOctober 29th, 2011 at 12:48 pm

My printer nightmare would be if my inkjet stopped functioning right before I have to deliver prints to a client the same day.

Pamela FindlingOctober 29th, 2011 at 12:50 pm

I had a proposal that had to be in at 4pm and at 3pm, I discovered my printer was out of ink. I had to race out to a print shop and get it done there in time to submit the proposal.

vanessa paineOctober 29th, 2011 at 2:33 pm

Having to print out an important paper for school and running out of ink half way through and having to get up at 6am to get to a printer that worked

T.C.October 29th, 2011 at 5:10 pm

Having paper jams are always my worst printer nightmare. I’m not technology-saavy so having to open all the different compartments to pull out the piece of paper out is sometimes not easy for me.

TonyOctober 30th, 2011 at 5:30 pm

Printer broke down I had to print something for work

Nicole JOctober 30th, 2011 at 5:38 pm

My worst printer nightmare is trying to print my 50 page group report the day it was due.. only because I was up all night finishing it up.. only to find that for some forsaken reason, it left a huge strip of “ghost” ink down one side of my paper. You know.. when everything looks fine, but on one side.. the writing went all missing, or was losing ink. Worst part was – presentation of this group paper was worth a huge chunk of marks because it was supposed to represent us presenting this report to “business executives”. :(

AretaOctober 30th, 2011 at 8:35 pm

I had a printer that had issues accepting paper through the manual feeder. This included printing legal-sized paper!

AndyOctober 30th, 2011 at 11:31 pm

I remembered there was one time when I ran out of ink in my printer, but I didn’t have any ink tanks to replace it. So I did what someone had once taught me….I shaked the almost used up ink tank, hoping that there would be a little bit of ink left to print what I needed. But in the process, some ink smudged onto my white shirt and my hands. I was in a hurry to print my paper to submit for a school assignment, so I didn’t bother cleaning myself. After I submitted my paper, I met up with a friend, who told me that my face was “black”. Turned out that there were some ink smudges on my face. My worst printing nightmare ever…

blessedtaOctober 31st, 2011 at 4:48 am

Running out of ink when I have print at 7AM and submit a project in an hour.

TylerIngramOctober 31st, 2011 at 7:17 am

I had a laser printer decide it didn’t like it’s magenta cartridge and puked it all up and out of the printer. Pages came out hot pink during that little.. incident.

Ah.. the joys of printers! They are still the bane of the IT profession!
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Sunshine GOctober 31st, 2011 at 2:25 pm

Spontaneous ink explosions while changing the cartridge. At work. Wearing white.

VinceNovember 1st, 2011 at 11:40 am

Realizing our young daughter had been feeding her hairclips into the printer…to late. Things came to a “grainding stop”…!when I went to print.

Tanya HebertNovember 1st, 2011 at 1:05 pm

My printer nightmare was one night when I was in university, I had a paper due the next morning. Me being me, I left it until the very last minute to finish and print when my printer decided to die! It was 3 in the morning and nothing was opened, my class was in 5 hours. I emailed it to myself and went to the uni library right when it opened to print it off.

SanazNovember 1st, 2011 at 2:02 pm

The head of the printer being broken yet using ink and jamming the paper was my worst experience with a printer

DilaraNovember 2nd, 2011 at 12:21 am

I must be the only person who has yet to experience a printer-related nightmare (and I just jinxed myself, I know it!) So far I’ve been very lucky and hope to keep it that way *fingers crossed*

DeidreNovember 3rd, 2011 at 9:22 am

printing(one of may) final papers the morning before class….and the computer crashing/printer running out of ink, jamming….oh those were the good old days!

JeffNovember 3rd, 2011 at 7:47 pm

Running out of ink when you need to print something is always bad times!

AnneNovember 4th, 2011 at 9:56 am

I was working a new job and came in on the weekend to finish a project with my boss. On Sunday we were printing up booklets on our very fancy new colour printer when the yellow cartrige needed replacing. Needless to say, neither of us had a clue how to change it but the job was delegated to me to figure it out. During my inept efforts at following instructions I managed to damage the new cartridge, resulting in yellow pigment being distrbuted widely over the printer, me and the floor when the printer started up. Chaos ensued as we tried to stop the print job before we permanently destroyed the printer and the work room.

The next day the service guy said it was a faulty cartridge so I was off the hook. I remained employed and learned how to read instructions forthwith.

IanivNovember 4th, 2011 at 12:26 pm

Printing label, labels come off while in the printer, you get the idea :)

BrandyNovember 4th, 2011 at 12:40 pm

Ah printers, they are such joy. They even have little lights that come on to tell you when there is a problem. Wouldn’t it be great if those lights were coded and told you what the problem was?! There is nothing like needing to print something important and not being able to figure out why the printer isn’t printing. After some serious Google detective work, found out that laser printers have toner waste containers that need to emptied every now and then. After 3 hours, I was finally able to print. Argh.

SpencerNovember 4th, 2011 at 1:02 pm

This story doesn’t relate to my printer at home, but one day I was at SFU wanting to print out an assignment that was due in 30 minutes. Somehow when trying to get my print card out of the machine after I had printed it, the card got stuck. Note that there were about 20 other students in the same class in this lab, wanting to print their assignments before the deadline as well. This jam completely took down the print system for almost an hour, so everyone else was forced to find other printing locations. Needless to say I had a lot of angry classmates that day! I felt so terrible afterwards, even though I never did it intentionally, but looking back it’s kind of a funny story. :P

RaulNovember 4th, 2011 at 5:25 pm

UPDATE – And the winner is Carol – congratulations!

Please send me an email ASAP. raul at hummingbird604 dot com

Thanks!

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