Printer Ink Cartridge - The Benefits of Refilling

By: Corbin Newlyn

Have you ever tossed aside an printer cartridge? If you're the kind of person that does a lot of printing each day, you'll probably end up using more than one ink cartridge in a month. When your it runs out of ink, throwing it away is not always the best option.

There is good money to be saved by taking your empty printer ink cartridge and getting it refilled instead of buying a new one. In the majority of cases, you can save as much as 70% of the price of it if you choose to refill them instead of purchasing new ones.

In addition to saving money, you actually help the environment by reducing the amount of garbage that goes into landfills each day by refilling your printer cartridge instead of throwing it away and buying a new one. Keep in mind that the majority of printer ink cartridges nowadays are constructed of non-biodegradable materials such as plaster. What this means is it would take hundreds and hundreds of years to have a small ink cartridge disintegrate.

If you're the type of individual that uses more than one new printer ink cartridge in one months time and you do not refill your empty cartridge, you are in effect adding more pollutants to the environment. Imagine how much actual non-degradable (pollutants) you would be creating in a years time at the rate you are going now.

Choosing the Appropriate Ink For Your Printer Cartridge Refill

There are many different types of ink on the market today based on the fact that certain printer brands use specific kinds of ink. If your computer brand is say a Hewlett-Packard then there are specific types of ink cartridges with ink made especially for that brand that you should use.

It is not a good idea to use an ink that may be incompatible with your computer printer because the possibility exists that you could damage your printer. It is also prudent that you not use any of the cheaper ink's that may adhere to your printer causing distortions and discolorations in the colors.

To ensure that you have the right cartridge refill, it would be wise to bring your empty cartridge to a local retailer that specializes in refilling ink cartridges. Even though refilling the printer ink cartridge on your own may be somewhat less expensive than bringing your empty ink cartridge to someone who specializes in that work, there may be many things that may not go as smoothly when you're refilling your ink cartridge. Also, keep in mind that refilling ink into your ink cartridge can be a messy job.

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