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Print technology has evolved enormously since the early days of computers, where dot matrix printers were the norm, and printing meant having to remove the perforated edges from long rolls of paper.
Laser jet printers were much faster and much, much quieter. More importantly, they created documents that looked beautiful. Those old dot-matrix jobs weren’t fooling anyone. With a laser jet, for the first time, a small office could produce a professional-looking document that allowed the beauty of new word processors to be communicated to hardcopy recipients.
Laser jet printers cost a fortune, so when ink jets were developed it was an exciting moment. Especially for home computer users, ink jets were the first really practical alternative, and cheap ink jet printers are probably a deciding factor in the home computer really taking off.
However, ink jets are only cheap when you don’t factor in ongoing maintenance costs. Everybody is sick and tired of paying huge money for printer ink. All major brand printers are sold cheap to attract customers, and to sell more and more printers. Sooner or later the ink cartridges run out of ink and the printer manufacturers make a killing on selling ink cartridges to the very same customers. This is where they make the money, and they make it again and again with each ink cartridge sold by them. They charge huge prices and keep the printer cartridges cost high to make money. But there are smart people who do not fall into their trap and get their printer cartridges from a third party. They pay much less money for a similar cartridge with the same performance.
Printer Ink Refill
One method of saving money on ink is to refill the cartridges. Get a bottle of printer ink which can be used for multiple refills. The refill kit contains all the instructions to refill the cartridges.