Saving On Cost Of Inks And Cartridges
There was a news report about a woman filing a lawsuit against a certain HP printer manufacturer because she said that the inks are programmed to expire on a certain date, whether the cartridges are empty or not. HP representative counters that the reason is because the inks are degrading over time and thus causes the expiration.
It is possible that the manufacturer of these inks are actually using some expertise to keep the profits up. With modern tools, who knows what these people are capable of? If these things are all true, saving costs on inks can be a challenge for the people especially those who do not have any knowledge about what profit makers are doing to their advantage.
How do they save ink and ink costs?
People who brought printers tend to buy the ink cartridges from the same manufacturers of these printers also. There are lots of independent sellers having selling the same kind of cartridges that works as well. Cheaper too. It does not make any difference where you buy the cartridges from as long as it works the same way and saves you more money.
Poorly made cartridges can result in poor quality prints and can even damage your printers. Checking about the ones you will use by asking the opinions of the experts would do the trick. Another option is the use of refillable inks. They can be a lot cheaper but also has the tendency for leaks as a downside. Fort hose who does not want to take the risk and regretting it in the end, the best way is to be careful and use highly recommended cartridges.
Sticking to black ink. Print in color when it is absolutely necessary, but if not, just use black ink. As you may already know, colored inks are much more expensive and some printing does not exactly require using them. For example, when printing something from the internet, do you have to use colors?
Buy in bulks. If a lot of printing is require and expected, you may want to try and buy inks in quantity. A lot of great deals are given for those who are buying more at once than those who buy a little every once in awhile.
Check the yield. Knowing the capacity of the cartridges you will be using is being prepared and ready beforehand. This will save you the trouble of being unprepared when the time for the inks to expire comes.
Printer inks can surely take a lot of money out of your pocket if you do not know some means of conserving them and making the most of what you have. The thing is, printers, inks and cartridges will really have problems in time. What you are doing is just prolonging what is expected. Better than nothing at all.
About the Author: Florie Lyn Masarate got the flair for reading and writing when she got her first subscription of the school newsletter in kindergarten. She had her first article published on that same newsletter in the third grade. For comments and inquiries about the article visit http://www.losangelesprintingservice.com