It’s no secret that printer manufacturers sell cheap printers because they want you to buy their ink. This was their plan all along. Some reports even suggest that a few manufacturers lose money on the sale of printers but more than make up for it on ink cartridges. This is one reason many of them frown on you buying remanufactured ink cartridges in their printers. In fact, this is probably the #1 reason for it!
Remanufactured ink cartridges are an exceptional value. There are many companies that are offering free printers with the purchase of a computer. They feel that even though they are losing money on the printer, the consumer will need to purchase ink cartridges. This is where the real money is for the company that gives their printers away. With the amount of the empty cartridges being thrown away each day, the best solution is to recycle the old cartridges.
Many homes and offices use inkjet and laser printers. When the ink cartridge is empty, the landfill receives it. Environmentally speaking, the plastic from these cartridges does not biodegrade. They are in the landfill forever. A better solution is to use remanufactured ink cartridges.
The manufacturer of ink cartridges leads you to believe that the remanufactured ink cartridges will void out the warranty of the printer. However, the manufactures who refill them have very high standards to keep their product safe for your use. This is just a scare tactic by the manufacturer to the consumer.
Everyone should consider recycling inkjet cartridges. They are safe to use, and you are helping the environment by not filling the landfill. The cost of the refilled cartridges is much less than the cost of new ones. You can find companies online to order a cartridge that will fit your printer. They are also available at many outlet stores where office supplies are sold. They also furnish cartridges for laser printers as well as inkjet printers.
It’s a sound green alternative and a way everyone who uses a printer can help save the Planet and stop filling our landfills with plastics!