Printer ink manufacturers often tell us that it is best to purchase the original branded cartridges and printer inks, but they are often expensive, so what is the solution? Compatible ink cartridges and toners may not always fit your current printer, but a lot of cartridges today have build in reset chips, so there should be no issue with it fitting into your printer.
Colour Printers Requirements
Colour printers require four printer ink colors – black, yellow, blue, and magenta. It is often the black ink that requires regular changing so it is best to order several black ink cartridges at the time. Most compatible printer ink packs provide a pack of colour cartridges plus two or three black inks.
How to Buy Compatible Printer Ink?
Your printer will have a name included on it. Simply log onto your favourite online printer shop, browse via brand or manufacturer to find the original cartridge or toner, or do a search for your printer and see what is available. Your printer will give you the option of replacing the ink cartridges, and here you can pick out the cartridge or printer inks and find out the printer number name for an easy search online. For example, the HP LaserJet 1010 toner by Hewlett Packard may cost over £65, but if you purchase a compatible it provides the same great quality print at a third of the price.
Cheap Printers by Quality Brands
You can often buy an all-in-one printer consisting of a printer, scanner, and photocopier for under £30. Check out Currys PC World, Tesco, or other online retailers for exclusive printer deals, and you often get a set of printer inks included.
Epson have created a unique printer, the EcoTank which doesn’t require the purchase of any further printer ink or cartridges, just Epson ink bottles. Although these refillable ink printers are expensive to buy from £150+, they may work out cheaper over the long run with consistent high quality colour prints.