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Thursday, January 8, 2009

Ink for 1/3 the Cost? No Way!


I love my Epson Stylus Photo 1400 printer. One reason: it stops printing when ink runs out. When I've used HP printers, they just keep printing. If I'm not paying attention, I discover pages with spotty printing, wasting paper and my time.

Another feature: it has individual ink cartridges for each color. It irritates me to death to have to change an HP cartridge because one color is gone, when I know there are other colors lurking in there!

The only thing I don't love is buying ink! Last night I was on the verge of replenishing my ink supply at Staples.com (because I had a coupon) when I decided to google other ink possibilities. I am so glad I did!

I found 4Inkjets.com, which offers ink for one-third the price! They offer 100% guaranteed satisfaction and are highly rated by BizRater. You can use your credit card or PayPal. And if your order is over $50, shipping is free.

I googled for a coupon code and found one for 10% off. So instead of paying $280 for 14 ink cartridges, I paid $62 and no shipping!

I had tried Cartridge World, but I had to take my empty cartridges there, wait while they filled them, and sometimes the cartridges didn't work.

I'm hopeful that 4Inkjets will come through. I'll keep you posted.

Anyone else have some ink-buying advice?

3 comments:

Carolyn said...

We've been using the refillable ink cartridges, and so far so good. I'll definitely check out that website, though.

tami said...

i am so glad to learn about the epson printers! i homeschool so i print a lot and i have the same problem you did, so it actually stoppong printing would help this frazzled mom not to waste paper!!

Concept Design Studios said...

I have sworn off of buying Epson printers due to their ridiculous ink prices and their inefficient use of the ink...even though their print quality is excellent.

I am very excited to see a real ink alternative. Who knows, I may even buy another Epson printer in the future if these work out.

Thanks for the info! I am excited!