In these difficult economic times we as consumers are on the lookout for the best deals on everything we purchase. As it happened to be, ink cartridges and toner cartridges are on the expensive side. If you are reading this you are most likely keen on finding the right printing solution for your business or home. This article aims to give you tips on different ways to reduce your printer ownership cost without sacrificing the end results.
TIP Number 1 – Choose Your Printer Carefully
My first tip is be very vigilant when you purchase your printer. When you are in the shop trying to find the right printer, at first glance it might seem like a good idea to go for the cheapest one or best looking one. Unfortunately, both of these factors have got nothing to do with how much you will actually spend once you buy the printer. If you bought the printer for around £50 you will soon realise that your printing costs are more expensive than your printer and that they are not economical at all. Of course a lot of it depends on the amount of prints you print per week/month. Consumers who print couple copies a week here and there might not bother about the efficiency of the printer. However, if you love to print a lot or you are looking for the most sensible printing solution for your office, then I strongly recommend to go for the printers that cost £150 and above. After all you will have the printer for at least 5 years and the investment will save you money on printing cost in the long run.
TIP Number 2 – Cost Per Page is the Key
People are always asking us, “what is the best printer to buy?” “what printer should I buy?” “which printer will save me money?”
Well, it all depends on your needs. A lot of advice online suggests that in order to save on printing cost you have to print in black and white. As It happened to be, compatible black cartridges produce great quality prints, in most cases matching the originals. Other tips suggest that you print in draft mode. If you are going to print in draft mode, then what is the point of purchasing originals? When purchase premium compatible ink cartridges you will save bundles of money by decreasing your cost per page because compatible cartridges have way more ink in them. Cost per page has a lot to do with your printing expenditures, so be sure to find out the exact cost per page of the printer before your buy it, to avoid any nasty surprises in the future.
TIP Number 3 – Buy ink and toner in bulk
Another great way to save is by buying ink/toner cartridges in bulk. The cartridges usually come with couple years expiry date, so there is no reason for you not to buy more cartridges at once. At Inkntoneruk our multi packs and value packs have 5% discount which is a nice way to get all your printer consumables while spending less.
TIP Number 4 – Go for the Compatible Cartridges
Last but by far not least, tip number 4 is “compatible ink and toner cartridges”. I have read an article where the author was saying that original cartridges will save you money. How can you save money by paying more for the printer cartridges and receiving less ink in return? Compatibles could potentially save you a fortune (Read more on Colossal savings on HP toners). If you are stuck with that cheap printer and wondering how to spend less on printing cost – you have two choices. One is to throw the cheap printer away or recycle it and buy a new one, that is better economically. If you do your research properly chances are you’ll save for many years to come. Another option is to go for compatible cartridges. The latter receives the highest recommendations because it is guaranteed to save you cash instantly and you don’t have to throw your printer away. It’s also a common misconception that re-manufactured ink cartridges are not to be used, because they are poor quality and do not work. The fact of the matter is that, it is simply not true and whoever is telling you this, they are ether lying or have no idea what they are talking about. It is easy to babble nonsense after you had one bad experience with compatible ink cartridges but unlike genuine ink cartridges, compatibles are manufactured by many different OEM’s, not to mention amateurs who are pumping ink to the cartridge in their own homes. Compatible ink and toner cartridges at Inkntoneruk print as good as the originals but cost much less. Due to rigorous testing that takes place before cartridges are dispatched you can buy supreme quality ink and toner compatibles with total confidence.
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written by Donatas Ivaskevicius