There are virtually 1000’s (or so it seems to me) places to buy ink for your printer. Each printer has its own numbered ink cartridge. The type of ink cartridge you can purchase runs from refurbished ink cartridges to brand spanking new ones direct from the manufacturers on most of these websites. Of course you can go direct to the manufacturer’s website as well-but that does tend to be slightly more expensive! So which one really works best and which one will work best for you?
I know at one of my jobs we used to buy refurbished ones—then switched back to the manufacturers brand because the colors were just not as distinct and we were using it for marketing. There was also the problem that I personally had once where the refurbished ink cartridge literally caused my printer to stop working forever—the printer was so gummed up with ink where it was not supposed to be that my printer stopped working—I did buy a new printer and used manufacturers ink from then on!!!
Well, my printer is not working once again-nothing to do with the ink this time-more to do with its useful life!! So here I go again looking for a printer. If laser printers weren’t so expensive I’d probably look into one of those—but ink jet it will have to be. Now call me crazy but I am tending to look at the price of the ink first because that is where the real cost comes in. So far I’ve looked at Hewlett Packard, Canon and Epson Ink----It is so very confusing that I will probably ask the IT guy where I work for some advice.
So, when you need or are just looking for a new printer-how do you go about it—printer first or ink first.
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