Inkjet printers are not only getting better, they're also getting less expensive. Why is that?
The inkjet printer manufacturers have built their business around supplies rather than printer itself. They make printers as inexpensive as possible, sometimes selling them at cost, or less and making long term profits from inkjet cartridges.
Manufacturers regularly warn about using generic cartridges, and highly recommend their own. Truth be told, there is very little difference between two and you can regularly save over half of your current manufacturer branded cartridge purchases.
To help keep your inkjet supply costs low, here are seven tips that will keep you under budget:
1) When printing inter-office, internal, personal or draft documents, use "draft" and "grayscale" options in your printer settings. This will save on both black ink was well as color ink. Save color and standard black for your final document print.
2) Select inkjet printers that use separate black and color inkjet cartridges like Canon "i" series. Many of these printers have 2 black and 4 color cartridges that allow you to replace only colors that are running low, not just one 'color' cartridge as many printers often do. This saves on long term cartridge costs and lengthens time between cartridge replacements.