Ink cartridges are one of the constant expenses for most businesses. The type of printer cartridges that you buy would depend on the make and model of your printer. Laser printers would take toner cartridges and inkjet printers would take ink cartridges. An inkjet print can either take one ink cartridge which contain all the colours of ink needed or they would take each color separately.
There are also generic ink cartridges available can fit many different makes and models of printers. You should keep in mind that brands usually manufacture a specific ink cartridge for a specific printer. So, you print quality cannot be guaranteed if you choose to use a generic cartridge. You should also always confirm that whatever ink cartridge you buy is compatible with your printer before you buy it. Generic cartridges tend to be a bit more cost effective that branded or specialist ink cartridges.
Recycling Ink Cartridges
Once the ink cartridge is empty you should always recycle of reuse the empty cartridge. Recycling your e-waste is very important in today’s world where global warming is such a major concern. There are many companies that refill a used ink cartridge for you at a fraction of the price of buying a new one.
Again, the print quality cannot be guaranteed when you take your inkjet cartridge to a company like this or buy the refill kit and do it yourself. The practice of reusing an ink cartridge at least once is quite common practice these days though. While the prints may not always be as if the cartridge was new, they are generally of a high quality. If you do not print many graphics and mainly print text documents then this would greatly benefit you by saving you quite a bit of money.
Finding Print Cartridges
Print cartridges are relatively easily available these days. You always try to buy a printer that takes a type of cartridge that most print stores stock. If you had a Lexmark, Canon or HP printer for example, you would probably be able to buy replacement ink or toner cartridges at just about any print store. Ink cartridges are usually also available from computer stores.
You can also order ink cartridges online and have them delivered to you if you cannot find them in store. You can simply use a search engine such as Google and enter the brand and type of cartridge that you are looking for. Keep in mind that you would have to pay for postage if you are ordering online.