Saving Money on Printer
Printer companies are glad to sell printers at or below the
manufacturing cost, knowing that
they are going to more than make up for it by selling you replacement
printer ink cartridges for the life of the printer. Believe
it or not, ink and toner sales worldwide total $100 billion
The vast majority of us don't think to ask the salesman two
key things when we are purchasing a printer. The first of which
is 'how many pages will the ink cartridge print' and the second
one is 'how much does it cost to replace the cartridge?'. Many
people do not know that it is possible that a new set of cartridges
could set you back up to $160, which is nearly
the cost of some inkjet printers! The high replacement cost
of ink cartridges has created a huge demand for low cost compatible
ink cartridges. There are now a number
of alternatives to purchasing a new cartridge from the printer
One way that a large number of people are managing to avoid
the high cost of replacement cartridges is by refilling their
ink cartridges at home. There are quite a number of refill
kits available that contain the ink you require, in addition
to an ink syringe for completing the refill. While you can
save a great deal of money this way, it can be very messy to
do the job at home on your own.
If like many people you don't want to go through the messy
process of refilling your ink cartridges, there are now great
savings to be had by using high quality compatible Ink Cartridges.
Compatible cartridges come in two main categories:
ink cartridges are ones that have been recycled and then refilled
2. Compatible cartridges which are brand new but manufactured
by a company other than the printer manufacturer.
The amount of money you can save on remanufactured
or compatible cartridges can total 50-75% less than the brand
Even though printer
ink manufacturers will always try and convince
you that you have to use their replacement cartridges, independent
experts say that is not the case. For the vast majority of
uses, low cost ink will work just as well as the ink in the
much more expensive branded cartridges like those created by
Hewlett Packard, Epson, OKI and Canon.
Remember however that when purchasing Compatible Ink
Cartridges / toner buy from a reputable dealer. Over the years comptible
Ink Cartridges have been given a bad name and rightly so. There
are still huge numbers of retailers both online and in stores
who are selling cheap, inferior printer cartridges. A good
quality compatible cartridge usually contains high quality
USA printer ink. This will ensure that your printer runs trouble
free and that your valuable printhead will not be blocked or
clogged as can happen with low grade compatible cartridges.
Also many of the inferior compatible ink cartridges are poorly
moulded resulting in a cartridge which doesnt fit snuggly into
the printer the same way as the original cartridge would. This
can lead to compatibility issues due to microchips not contacting
the printer terminals correctly etc.
Compatible Printer Ink is definitely the way to go if you want
to save money but be warned - There is a lot of rubbish out there!
Make sure that you buy your printer ink from a reputable dealer
who offers a money back guarantee and who will be there for you
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Article by Dean Michael.
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