In today’s economy, many small businesses are looking for ways to save money. When the need for buying more printer accessories comes up, these items can be somewhat pricey and that’s not good for a small business that has a limited budget. By doing some thorough research, finding a low-cost printer ink and toner cartridge supplier is possible.
Printer ink and toner cartridges are offered by some suppliers as “re-manufactured”. Re-manufactured printer ink and toner cartridges can be sold at prices that are as much as 50% less than brand new items. By recycling the ink and toner containers, the manufacturer saves money and passes the savings on to their customers. Most brand name ink suppliers do offer re-manufactured ink and toner cartridges. In addition, there are many small third-party companies who sell re-manufactured cartridges at even lower prices. Even though the cartridges are not made by the original manufacturer, the cartridges are made in a way so they will be as compatible as an originally manufactured version. The cartridges are refilled with ink and sold at competitive prices.
The ability to refill ink and toner cartridges is another money-saving option that is available. There are refill kits consumers can purchase that will help alleviate the need to buy replacement cartridges. Using either an ink or toner refill kit will help the company’s budget, especially if there is a lot of heavy cartridge usage. Also, cartridges can be refilled at stores that have machines available for this task and ink or toner cartridges can be taken to either a refiller or remanufacturer who will refill the ink or toner cartridge.
Finding a supplier who offers ink and toner cartridges at competitive prices can be time consuming but rewarding in the long run. However, if a company wants to do the cartridge refilling personally, there is a method called CISS (Continuous Ink Supply System). CIS systems help to keep ink cartridges refilled on a consistent manner. Ink tanks are used and connected into the cartridges with tubes. The ink tanks are usually placed on the side of the printer. Apart from supplying a continuous flow of ink into the cartridges, the ink tank itself can be refilled without disrupting the printing of an important job. Also, the cartridges themselves won’t need to be removed for refilling, because they are connected to the ink tanks and refilled with ink through the tubing.