Printer ink is not cheap. Manufacturers often lower the price of the printer, making you think you've got a great deal — unless you have to buy more cartridges. It is not uncommon to spend more money on ink over the lifetime of your printer than you did on a printer. However, there are some things you can do to save on ink.
Buy third-party ink: Third-party ink companies either refill the old manufacturer cartridges or make their own inks and cartridges using the manufacturer's design. Their ink may cost very little. You can also buy an printer consumables for business purposes.
Try an ink refill kit: Today's ink refill kits are often designed with specific brands and models in mind, so they are much easier to use than in the past.
Print in draft mode: Most printers have a setting that consumes less ink. Your text will be lighter than normal, but this setting is ideal if every document you print doesn't have to look perfect.
Print as little as possible: Instead store and share your documents electronically.
Change your computer clock: Some cartridges come with an expiration date that will close the cartridge even if there is a lot of ink left. To get around this, try turning your computer clock back a year.
Avoid using colored inks: Colored inks cost more, and many printers will automatically print in color, even if you are printing a page of black and white text.
Buy consumables in bulk: You can get significant savings by purchasing paper and ink in bulk from the manufacturer.
Printer manufacturers make the most of their profits from consumables. But you can keep costs down by incorporating some simple habits every time you go to print. With these tips, you can save money on inks and other consumables in the long run.