Recycling Ink Cartridges Can Help Users Save Money

2009-08-24 08:23:20

Published on 2009-08-24 08:23:20

Most users will always look at the price of a printer before making a purchase, but the cheapest printers are not always the best value, it has been warned.

Usually, cheap devices require more expensive printer inks, with manufacturers choosing in such instances to recoup their costs through sales of ink or toner cartridges.

But according to siliconvalley.com, users can save money on such devices by getting their old ink cartridges refilled.

It explained that printer manufacturers will often warn that recycling cartridges can lead to poor printer results or damage devices, but added that a number of users do it "without any ill effects".

"Printer ink is one of the most expensive liquids on the planet," the website said.

"Ink is sold by the millilitre, but if you do the math, you'll find it costs thousands of dollars per gallon."

Earlier this month, PC Mag recommended a variety of all-in-one inkjet printers including the Canon Pixma MP620 and the Dell P703w that provide businesses and individuals with a balance between speed and economy.

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