There are a number of ink blogs on the internet that cover many different areas of printing with inkjet printers and offer how-to instructions on how to operate and maintain your printer so it can reach its optimal quality and longevity. Do not hesitate to refer to these blogs for any questions, but if you cannot find an answer, that is when you should call the manufacturer of your printer to ask the more in depth questions.
Inkjet printers are unique because they are so low on upfront costs. There are some people in the world that will actually purchase a new inkjet printer rather than buy replacement ink because the cost of a new unit can sometimes be lower. What these people do not realize is that their decision is harmful to the environment on a waste level, and could be avoided if they would invest in compatible ink cartridges.
OEM products are always going to have inflated prices, after all, the manufacturer does need to make some money somewhere. But the truth is, you are being screwed if these are the products you are purchasing because reputable suppliers that are not affiliated with the Xerox, HP or Dell name are capable of making products that work just as well but don’t carry the stigma and price tag of the brand.
Recycling is also important because cartridges can be reused to make remanufactured products which will also deliver the same quality and quantity of printed pages as OEM products. Don’t expect for the manufacturer to be on board with this though, as it is literally taking money out of their pocket.