Oct 29, 2012


lightbulb green plant recycling
Recycling has been a part of the printer ink cartridge industry for a long time, by way of remanufactured cartridges. Third party manufacturers restore cartridges from the usual wear and tear and reassemble them as brand-new printer ink cartridges. You can make your office a little more green by using remanufactured cartridges instead of OEM (original equipment manufacturer) cartridges.
With remanufactured cartridges, you can conserve plastic and give printer ink cartridges a new life!

How are remanufactured cartridges green?

Remanufactured cartridges are cleaned many times with all ink removed. They are then recycled and put together to form a fresh new cartridge. It’s a very long process!. Here at CompAndSave, we make sure our remanufactured ink cartridges are of the highest quality, so that we can guarantee that you’re getting a good, green product 100 percent of the time.
Remanufactured cartridges are not the same as refillable cartridges, which can only be filled with new ink at certain locations. You can even refill cartridges yourself if you have the right tools.

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On average, remanufactured cartridges cost 15 to 50% less than OEM cartridges. In some cases, remanufactured ink cartridges print more pages than their big-name counterparts. Not only are remanufactured cartridges recycled, they’re more efficient!

Using remanufactured cartridges in place of an OEM cartridge is a great way to reduce your office’s environmental impact. We’ll find you the best deals on eco-friendly remanufactured printer cartridges!

Do you use remanufactured printer ink cartridges? What about other green office supplies? Let us know in the comments!

About the AuthorAndrew Yeung is president of CompAndSave, a leading online provider of premium printer ink cartridges, including remanufactured and compatible printer ink cartridges. With deals every month and a 1-year guarantee of quality, CompandSave provides an easy way for people and businesses to purchase printer ink and accessories. Learn about CompandSave's deals and news from the world of printing by following us on FacebookTwitterLinkedIn and Google+!
Monday, October 29, 2012 Brit McGinnis

lightbulb green plant recycling
Recycling has been a part of the printer ink cartridge industry for a long time, by way of remanufactured cartridges. Third party manufacturers restore cartridges from the usual wear and tear and reassemble them as brand-new printer ink cartridges. You can make your office a little more green by using remanufactured cartridges instead of OEM (original equipment manufacturer) cartridges.
With remanufactured cartridges, you can conserve plastic and give printer ink cartridges a new life!

How are remanufactured cartridges green?

Remanufactured cartridges are cleaned many times with all ink removed. They are then recycled and put together to form a fresh new cartridge. It’s a very long process!. Here at CompAndSave, we make sure our remanufactured ink cartridges are of the highest quality, so that we can guarantee that you’re getting a good, green product 100 percent of the time.
Remanufactured cartridges are not the same as refillable cartridges, which can only be filled with new ink at certain locations. You can even refill cartridges yourself if you have the right tools.

save money treeAnother Kind of Green

On average, remanufactured cartridges cost 15 to 50% less than OEM cartridges. In some cases, remanufactured ink cartridges print more pages than their big-name counterparts. Not only are remanufactured cartridges recycled, they’re more efficient!

Using remanufactured cartridges in place of an OEM cartridge is a great way to reduce your office’s environmental impact. We’ll find you the best deals on eco-friendly remanufactured printer cartridges!

Do you use remanufactured printer ink cartridges? What about other green office supplies? Let us know in the comments!

About the AuthorAndrew Yeung is president of CompAndSave, a leading online provider of premium printer ink cartridges, including remanufactured and compatible printer ink cartridges. With deals every month and a 1-year guarantee of quality, CompandSave provides an easy way for people and businesses to purchase printer ink and accessories. Learn about CompandSave's deals and news from the world of printing by following us on FacebookTwitterLinkedIn and Google+!

Oct 26, 2012

One of the most annoying problems printer users face is running out of printer ink during a print job. Not only can this cause the whole process to come to a stand still, but can also cause big problems in getting the print job back into sync once a new printer ink cartridge or toner cartridge is installed. It is always best to check the printer ink level before starting a job, especially a large print job. Here are some tips on how to do this in no time flat.

The following is based on HP printers and Windows and Mac OS X. If you are using a different brand of printer, follow its instructions.

A fast way to check ink levels is to use Windows' Control Panel/System Preferences. To do so, simply click Start, and then click on Devices and Printers. If you are using a Mac OS X, open your Application folder and select "System Preferences." Then you want to Select "Print & Fax."

Look at the list and find your printer. Double-click on its icon which opens its profile. For the Mac OS X, you simply locate your printer in the column to the left of the window. When you find it, click the "Options & Supplies" button.

Now, go to and select the "Options" menu tab. Once inside, just click "Ink Levels." Mac OS X users will select the "Supply Levels" tab. You will be able to see the printer ink level as represented on a nifty little graph.

To check the printer ink level using your printer software, you simply do the following:

Find your printer software folder and open it. If the software has not been installed yet, you will need to do so by inserting the disc that came with your printer. Follow install instructions.

After opening the printer software folder, select "File," then "Print" from the top menu bar. Once you have done this, a new dialog box will open up. At this point, click the "Properties" button that you find inside the dialog box. Now, select the "Services" tab (normally at the top) and choose the button that says "Service This Device".

You should see a tab that says "Estimated Ink Levels". Click this tab to see how much printer ink there is remaining in your printer ink cartridges. Once finished, close all tabs and boxes.

If your printer ink cartridge level is below 25 percent, consider installing a fresh one if you are about to do a large print job. Remember, running out of printer ink is a pain and is well worth the few minutes it may take to avoid that problem.

When you change out a printer ink cartridge, make it a habit to immediately check your current inventory of cartridges. If you need to, now is the time to order printer ink cartridges or toner cartridges as the thought is fresh in your mind. Jot down the appropriate reordering information to make your online purchase fast and hassle free.



About the Author: 
Andrew Yeung is president of CompAndSave, a leading online provider of premium printer ink cartridges, including remanufactured and compatible printer ink cartridges. With deals every month and a 1-year guarantee of quality, CompandSave provides an easy way for people and businesses to purchase printer ink and accessories.

Learn about CompandSave's deals and news from the world of printing by following us on FacebookTwitterLinkedIn and Google+!
Friday, October 26, 2012 Andrew Yeung
One of the most annoying problems printer users face is running out of printer ink during a print job. Not only can this cause the whole process to come to a stand still, but can also cause big problems in getting the print job back into sync once a new printer ink cartridge or toner cartridge is installed. It is always best to check the printer ink level before starting a job, especially a large print job. Here are some tips on how to do this in no time flat.

The following is based on HP printers and Windows and Mac OS X. If you are using a different brand of printer, follow its instructions.

A fast way to check ink levels is to use Windows' Control Panel/System Preferences. To do so, simply click Start, and then click on Devices and Printers. If you are using a Mac OS X, open your Application folder and select "System Preferences." Then you want to Select "Print & Fax."

Look at the list and find your printer. Double-click on its icon which opens its profile. For the Mac OS X, you simply locate your printer in the column to the left of the window. When you find it, click the "Options & Supplies" button.

Now, go to and select the "Options" menu tab. Once inside, just click "Ink Levels." Mac OS X users will select the "Supply Levels" tab. You will be able to see the printer ink level as represented on a nifty little graph.

To check the printer ink level using your printer software, you simply do the following:

Find your printer software folder and open it. If the software has not been installed yet, you will need to do so by inserting the disc that came with your printer. Follow install instructions.

After opening the printer software folder, select "File," then "Print" from the top menu bar. Once you have done this, a new dialog box will open up. At this point, click the "Properties" button that you find inside the dialog box. Now, select the "Services" tab (normally at the top) and choose the button that says "Service This Device".

You should see a tab that says "Estimated Ink Levels". Click this tab to see how much printer ink there is remaining in your printer ink cartridges. Once finished, close all tabs and boxes.

If your printer ink cartridge level is below 25 percent, consider installing a fresh one if you are about to do a large print job. Remember, running out of printer ink is a pain and is well worth the few minutes it may take to avoid that problem.

When you change out a printer ink cartridge, make it a habit to immediately check your current inventory of cartridges. If you need to, now is the time to order printer ink cartridges or toner cartridges as the thought is fresh in your mind. Jot down the appropriate reordering information to make your online purchase fast and hassle free.



About the Author: 
Andrew Yeung is president of CompAndSave, a leading online provider of premium printer ink cartridges, including remanufactured and compatible printer ink cartridges. With deals every month and a 1-year guarantee of quality, CompandSave provides an easy way for people and businesses to purchase printer ink and accessories.

Learn about CompandSave's deals and news from the world of printing by following us on FacebookTwitterLinkedIn and Google+!

Oct 22, 2012

Many people who are using solvent based printer ink cartridges may not know they are doing so. Chances are good if you are printing on various types of media, you are using solvent based inks. The reason for this simple: solvent based ink cartridges do a much better job than other types of ink when it comes to multi-media printing. So, what is solvent based ink and how does this process work? Are there advantages and disadvantages of using solvent ink? Let's answer these questions.

To begin, solvent based ink cartridges are normally defined as any type of ink that is dissolved within some other substance. This other substance is usually not water, but rather glycol ether esters or glycol esters and some of their derivatives. Within the printing world, solvent ink is generally categorized based on the level of heat that is used to dry the solvent once the ink is applied to a medium. They can be either mild or aggressive.

A mild solvent will use a lot more heat because the included solvent used is slow-drying. With this type of printer ink cartridge solvent, the printer normally has many heaters inside it that it uses for drying the ink. Generally speaking, these printers are used for fast printing jobs because the faster the printer operates, the more heat the process requires in order to dry the ink.

On the other hand, aggressive solvent ink uses a smaller amount of heat in order to dry the ink because this type of ink solvent dries quickly. This type of application is often used for media that will be exposed to the weather, especially to the Sun. This type of application stands up better to the elements far better than mild applications.

What are the advantages and disadvantages?

Keep in mind that the words "mild" and "aggressive" have nothing to do with safety. Each type has safer formulations as well as toxic formulations. This means that a mild ink solvent can be toxic! Always read the product information sheet to learn what its hazards are before using the ink cartridge.

The product information sheet will tell you how to use the ink as well as how to handle it and how to clean equipment. It will also detail how to clean up messes and what to do if someone comes into contact with the solvent. It will also tell you how to properly dispose of the used ink cartridge.

Another piece of important information that you can find on the product safety sheet is what effects prolonged exposure to the product can have on a person. This should details both the short term effects as well as the long term effects. If you do not a safety sheet, you can probably get one online by doing a search for the brand and product.

Using solvent based printer cartridges is safe however as long as the user does so according to the product instructions. With more and more people needing access to reliable multi-media printing inks, the use of solvent based ink cartridges is only going to increase.



About the Author: 
Andrew Yeung is president of CompAndSave, a leading online provider of premium printer ink cartridges, including remanufactured and compatible printer ink cartridges. With deals every month and a 1-year guarantee of quality, CompandSave provides an easy way for people and businesses to purchase printer ink and accessories.

Learn about CompandSave's deals and news from the world of printing by following us on FacebookTwitterLinkedIn and Google+!
Monday, October 22, 2012 Andrew Yeung
Many people who are using solvent based printer ink cartridges may not know they are doing so. Chances are good if you are printing on various types of media, you are using solvent based inks. The reason for this simple: solvent based ink cartridges do a much better job than other types of ink when it comes to multi-media printing. So, what is solvent based ink and how does this process work? Are there advantages and disadvantages of using solvent ink? Let's answer these questions.

To begin, solvent based ink cartridges are normally defined as any type of ink that is dissolved within some other substance. This other substance is usually not water, but rather glycol ether esters or glycol esters and some of their derivatives. Within the printing world, solvent ink is generally categorized based on the level of heat that is used to dry the solvent once the ink is applied to a medium. They can be either mild or aggressive.

A mild solvent will use a lot more heat because the included solvent used is slow-drying. With this type of printer ink cartridge solvent, the printer normally has many heaters inside it that it uses for drying the ink. Generally speaking, these printers are used for fast printing jobs because the faster the printer operates, the more heat the process requires in order to dry the ink.

On the other hand, aggressive solvent ink uses a smaller amount of heat in order to dry the ink because this type of ink solvent dries quickly. This type of application is often used for media that will be exposed to the weather, especially to the Sun. This type of application stands up better to the elements far better than mild applications.

What are the advantages and disadvantages?

Keep in mind that the words "mild" and "aggressive" have nothing to do with safety. Each type has safer formulations as well as toxic formulations. This means that a mild ink solvent can be toxic! Always read the product information sheet to learn what its hazards are before using the ink cartridge.

The product information sheet will tell you how to use the ink as well as how to handle it and how to clean equipment. It will also detail how to clean up messes and what to do if someone comes into contact with the solvent. It will also tell you how to properly dispose of the used ink cartridge.

Another piece of important information that you can find on the product safety sheet is what effects prolonged exposure to the product can have on a person. This should details both the short term effects as well as the long term effects. If you do not a safety sheet, you can probably get one online by doing a search for the brand and product.

Using solvent based printer cartridges is safe however as long as the user does so according to the product instructions. With more and more people needing access to reliable multi-media printing inks, the use of solvent based ink cartridges is only going to increase.



About the Author: 
Andrew Yeung is president of CompAndSave, a leading online provider of premium printer ink cartridges, including remanufactured and compatible printer ink cartridges. With deals every month and a 1-year guarantee of quality, CompandSave provides an easy way for people and businesses to purchase printer ink and accessories.

Learn about CompandSave's deals and news from the world of printing by following us on FacebookTwitterLinkedIn and Google+!

Oct 19, 2012

You already know that recycled printer ink cartridges cost less than new ones. But, how are those recycled printer cartridges made and what exactly are they? Good questions. Let's take a look at the answers.

To save money, consumers can now buy either recycled inkjet cartridges or they can buy recycled toner cartridges. These are available from a variety of online sites, but consumers must be careful to purchase only from reliable sites that have a track record of outstanding customer service. Some online vendors are not interested in providing the best quality products as much as they are in making a buck!

Not only does buying recycled printer inkjet cartridges and toner cartridges save you a lot of money, it also keeps those materials out of landfills. A lot of press has been issued on how these materials can harm the environment if they are disposed of in landfills. The best way to prevent that harm is to recycle them whenever possible.

So, how are recycled printer ink cartridges made?

It begins when old cartridges are obtained by a service vendor. This can happen in a variety of ways including trading in your old, empty cartridge when you buy a refilled one.

Then, the company who is refurbishing the printer ink cartridge will sort it into the right category. This is normally down according to brand and model of the printer that the cartridge fits. The printer ink cartridge is inspected to see what condition it is in. When possible, damaged parts are replaced. If repair is simply not possible, the cartridge is discarded.

Once the needed repairs have been made, the vendor will then refill the printer ink cartridge or toner cartridge with fresh ink. The cartridge or toner cartridge is then reassembled. The best vendors will always refill the cartridge or toner with high quality ink. It should be noted that some inferior vendors will use cheap ink which only causes problems. Again, work with a reliable vendor.

It is now time to test the printer ink cartridge or toner cartridge. This is an important step and the best vendors will always inspect and test their products before offering them to the public. The only way to know if a process is being completed correctly or not is to check for printing errors. This is why testing is crucial. Once the printer ink jet cartridge passes its tests, it is packaged and ready for sale. Companies that perform these tests and inspections will almost always say so on their websites. If a company does not say it tests and inspects, move on to another company. Don't take a chance.

Buying refurbished or recycled ink cartridges can literally save a home or business hundreds, if not thousands, of dollars over time. The amount of savings one can see when buying recycled ink cartridges is nothing less than substantial. However, one last time, it is imperative that you buy from ink cartridge and toner cartridge vendors who are experienced, reliable, and honest. Buying from shady vendors will only lead to disappointment and possible harm to your printer to boot!



About the Author: 
Andrew Yeung is president of CompAndSave, a leading online provider of premium printer ink cartridges, including remanufactured and compatible printer ink cartridges. With deals every month and a 1-year guarantee of quality, CompandSave provides an easy way for people and businesses to purchase printer ink and accessories.

Learn about CompandSave's deals and news from the world of printing by following us on FacebookTwitterLinkedIn and Google+!
Friday, October 19, 2012 Andrew Yeung
You already know that recycled printer ink cartridges cost less than new ones. But, how are those recycled printer cartridges made and what exactly are they? Good questions. Let's take a look at the answers.

To save money, consumers can now buy either recycled inkjet cartridges or they can buy recycled toner cartridges. These are available from a variety of online sites, but consumers must be careful to purchase only from reliable sites that have a track record of outstanding customer service. Some online vendors are not interested in providing the best quality products as much as they are in making a buck!

Not only does buying recycled printer inkjet cartridges and toner cartridges save you a lot of money, it also keeps those materials out of landfills. A lot of press has been issued on how these materials can harm the environment if they are disposed of in landfills. The best way to prevent that harm is to recycle them whenever possible.

So, how are recycled printer ink cartridges made?

It begins when old cartridges are obtained by a service vendor. This can happen in a variety of ways including trading in your old, empty cartridge when you buy a refilled one.

Then, the company who is refurbishing the printer ink cartridge will sort it into the right category. This is normally down according to brand and model of the printer that the cartridge fits. The printer ink cartridge is inspected to see what condition it is in. When possible, damaged parts are replaced. If repair is simply not possible, the cartridge is discarded.

Once the needed repairs have been made, the vendor will then refill the printer ink cartridge or toner cartridge with fresh ink. The cartridge or toner cartridge is then reassembled. The best vendors will always refill the cartridge or toner with high quality ink. It should be noted that some inferior vendors will use cheap ink which only causes problems. Again, work with a reliable vendor.

It is now time to test the printer ink cartridge or toner cartridge. This is an important step and the best vendors will always inspect and test their products before offering them to the public. The only way to know if a process is being completed correctly or not is to check for printing errors. This is why testing is crucial. Once the printer ink jet cartridge passes its tests, it is packaged and ready for sale. Companies that perform these tests and inspections will almost always say so on their websites. If a company does not say it tests and inspects, move on to another company. Don't take a chance.

Buying refurbished or recycled ink cartridges can literally save a home or business hundreds, if not thousands, of dollars over time. The amount of savings one can see when buying recycled ink cartridges is nothing less than substantial. However, one last time, it is imperative that you buy from ink cartridge and toner cartridge vendors who are experienced, reliable, and honest. Buying from shady vendors will only lead to disappointment and possible harm to your printer to boot!



About the Author: 
Andrew Yeung is president of CompAndSave, a leading online provider of premium printer ink cartridges, including remanufactured and compatible printer ink cartridges. With deals every month and a 1-year guarantee of quality, CompandSave provides an easy way for people and businesses to purchase printer ink and accessories.

Learn about CompandSave's deals and news from the world of printing by following us on FacebookTwitterLinkedIn and Google+!

Oct 16, 2012

It is common knowledge that over the years printing technology has developed significantly and rapidly. Today, there are numerous options available for business owners when it comes to their printing. Some of the most important changes include reduction in printer size and the use of wireless controls that sync computers to printers automatically thus making it possible to send a print job to printer from virtually any place within a building.

But it goes beyond that as well. Printer ink cartridges have also seen dramatic changes that include lowered prices and increased reliability and quality. Much of this has been attributed to online printer ink cartridge and toner ink cartridge vendors who are able to offer exceptional quality replacements at a fraction of what OEM ink jet and toner cartridges cost.

As these changes take place, companies such as Epson are working hard to keep up with consumer demand for quality printing services. This means coming up with innovative ideas that solve problems that consumers and business owners face. In a recent announcement, Epson states that it has advanced its research in a variety of imaging technology areas in order to become the premier printer ink specialist in the entire field. This is a part of its invention of proprietary Micro Piezo technology.

It technology is a mechatronic inkjet technology which is capable of producing very high quality printing for both commercial and industrial applications. It offers this quality at a lower cost both in terms of dollars and in terms of environmental impact.

As part of its efforts, Epson's SureLab premises have been able to eliminate more than 90 per cent of various chemicals that once were used in conventional labs. With its new technology, Epson is able to provide its customers with outstanding results in print color filters for LCD TVs, as well as in ink jet printed labels. Another important use for this new technology is in textile ink jet printing. Epson has already partnered with Como, an Italian company who is impressed with the speed and quality of the new printing used on its textile applications.

Epson also believes that its new ink jet technology will increase in popularity over time even though current laser technology is used by many companies across the globe. Even though laser printing has become the preferred technology by several companies, Epson is predicating there will be a dramatic shift in printing during the next few years which will have users turning to newer ink jet printing alternatives. This is making Epson consider its Piezo technology will become the leader as that change takes place.

According to Epson, its Micro Piezo print head is able to work at faster speeds than those found with laser printers (for smaller print jobs). The technology allows for immediate printing which is often not possible with laser printers. Information concerning the new Epson ink jet printing technology is available online and through the company's website. For those looking for new alternatives to laser printing, this may be the solution.



About the Author: 
Andrew Yeung is president of CompAndSave, a leading online provider of premium printer ink cartridges, including remanufactured and compatible printer ink cartridges. With deals every month and a 1-year guarantee of quality, CompandSave provides an easy way for people and businesses to purchase printer ink and accessories.

Learn about CompandSave's deals and news from the world of printing by following us on FacebookTwitterLinkedIn and Google+!
Tuesday, October 16, 2012 Andrew Yeung
It is common knowledge that over the years printing technology has developed significantly and rapidly. Today, there are numerous options available for business owners when it comes to their printing. Some of the most important changes include reduction in printer size and the use of wireless controls that sync computers to printers automatically thus making it possible to send a print job to printer from virtually any place within a building.

But it goes beyond that as well. Printer ink cartridges have also seen dramatic changes that include lowered prices and increased reliability and quality. Much of this has been attributed to online printer ink cartridge and toner ink cartridge vendors who are able to offer exceptional quality replacements at a fraction of what OEM ink jet and toner cartridges cost.

As these changes take place, companies such as Epson are working hard to keep up with consumer demand for quality printing services. This means coming up with innovative ideas that solve problems that consumers and business owners face. In a recent announcement, Epson states that it has advanced its research in a variety of imaging technology areas in order to become the premier printer ink specialist in the entire field. This is a part of its invention of proprietary Micro Piezo technology.

It technology is a mechatronic inkjet technology which is capable of producing very high quality printing for both commercial and industrial applications. It offers this quality at a lower cost both in terms of dollars and in terms of environmental impact.

As part of its efforts, Epson's SureLab premises have been able to eliminate more than 90 per cent of various chemicals that once were used in conventional labs. With its new technology, Epson is able to provide its customers with outstanding results in print color filters for LCD TVs, as well as in ink jet printed labels. Another important use for this new technology is in textile ink jet printing. Epson has already partnered with Como, an Italian company who is impressed with the speed and quality of the new printing used on its textile applications.

Epson also believes that its new ink jet technology will increase in popularity over time even though current laser technology is used by many companies across the globe. Even though laser printing has become the preferred technology by several companies, Epson is predicating there will be a dramatic shift in printing during the next few years which will have users turning to newer ink jet printing alternatives. This is making Epson consider its Piezo technology will become the leader as that change takes place.

According to Epson, its Micro Piezo print head is able to work at faster speeds than those found with laser printers (for smaller print jobs). The technology allows for immediate printing which is often not possible with laser printers. Information concerning the new Epson ink jet printing technology is available online and through the company's website. For those looking for new alternatives to laser printing, this may be the solution.



About the Author: 
Andrew Yeung is president of CompAndSave, a leading online provider of premium printer ink cartridges, including remanufactured and compatible printer ink cartridges. With deals every month and a 1-year guarantee of quality, CompandSave provides an easy way for people and businesses to purchase printer ink and accessories.

Learn about CompandSave's deals and news from the world of printing by following us on FacebookTwitterLinkedIn and Google+!

Oct 9, 2012

Some recent news has come about concerning the production of various types of ink that being manufactured in the US. The news is not considered all that good, and has to do with the demand of ink, in general.

It is no secret that many more Americans are getting their news and sports information via online sources these days. This has meant that over the years many newspapers, magazines, and other types of printed material have either reduced circulation or gone out of business altogether. As these printed sources decline, so does the need for printing ink.

It was reported that the print media will continue to see a decline in circulation for at least the next five years. This does not bode well for print media, as one might assume. But this reduction in ink demand is also caused by less use of printer ink in other industries as well such as packaging (less consumer spending on goods and products means less need to print new packaging for those goods and products).

Some of the hardest hit firms are those that manufacture commercial ink jet cartridges and printing inks used for lithographic, flexographic, letterpress, and gravure printing techniques. These inks are sold to various printers, as well as to print media such as newspaper and magazine printers. Other who are affected include office supplies wholesalers and as many types of screen printers.

The good news, if there is any, is that this decline is not being seen in all areas of printing. For instance, ink companies that manufacture products for home or office use (printer ink cartridges or toner ink cartridges) are doing just fine as more homes and offices are using their printers for a variety of tasks. Also not affected are those manufacturers who cater to the fax machine or copier industry.

In many ways, the writing has been on the wall for this sea change in printer ink. Over the last few decades some of the most prestigious newspapers and periodicals have spent considerable time and money in getting their media posted online. Today, more people can read the NY Times online that who were ever able to read the newspaper when it was available only in print form. The same can be said for hundreds of to other publications.

As for non-commercial printer ink use, that, too, has been a long time coming. The old days of having to buy expensive printer ink cartridges when replacements were needed are over. This has allowed more homes, small businesses, and organizations to take advantage of lower printer machine costs which allows them to do much of their own printing in-house. As in-house printing increases, and prices for ink jet cartridges and toner ink cartridges decrease, the need for this particular type of printer ink is expected to increase as well.

One thing to keep an eye out for is the cost of commercial ink going up in the near future. As often happens in cases like this, the cost of a product that is in demand decline can actually go up for a short period of time. This could mean higher prices for newspapers and periodicals.



About the Author: 
Andrew Yeung is president of CompAndSave, a leading online provider of premium printer ink cartridges, including remanufactured and compatible printer ink cartridges. With deals every month and a 1-year guarantee of quality, CompandSave provides an easy way for people and businesses to purchase printer ink and accessories.

Learn about CompandSave's deals and news from the world of printing by following us on FacebookTwitterLinkedIn and Google+!
Tuesday, October 09, 2012 Andrew Yeung
Some recent news has come about concerning the production of various types of ink that being manufactured in the US. The news is not considered all that good, and has to do with the demand of ink, in general.

It is no secret that many more Americans are getting their news and sports information via online sources these days. This has meant that over the years many newspapers, magazines, and other types of printed material have either reduced circulation or gone out of business altogether. As these printed sources decline, so does the need for printing ink.

It was reported that the print media will continue to see a decline in circulation for at least the next five years. This does not bode well for print media, as one might assume. But this reduction in ink demand is also caused by less use of printer ink in other industries as well such as packaging (less consumer spending on goods and products means less need to print new packaging for those goods and products).

Some of the hardest hit firms are those that manufacture commercial ink jet cartridges and printing inks used for lithographic, flexographic, letterpress, and gravure printing techniques. These inks are sold to various printers, as well as to print media such as newspaper and magazine printers. Other who are affected include office supplies wholesalers and as many types of screen printers.

The good news, if there is any, is that this decline is not being seen in all areas of printing. For instance, ink companies that manufacture products for home or office use (printer ink cartridges or toner ink cartridges) are doing just fine as more homes and offices are using their printers for a variety of tasks. Also not affected are those manufacturers who cater to the fax machine or copier industry.

In many ways, the writing has been on the wall for this sea change in printer ink. Over the last few decades some of the most prestigious newspapers and periodicals have spent considerable time and money in getting their media posted online. Today, more people can read the NY Times online that who were ever able to read the newspaper when it was available only in print form. The same can be said for hundreds of to other publications.

As for non-commercial printer ink use, that, too, has been a long time coming. The old days of having to buy expensive printer ink cartridges when replacements were needed are over. This has allowed more homes, small businesses, and organizations to take advantage of lower printer machine costs which allows them to do much of their own printing in-house. As in-house printing increases, and prices for ink jet cartridges and toner ink cartridges decrease, the need for this particular type of printer ink is expected to increase as well.

One thing to keep an eye out for is the cost of commercial ink going up in the near future. As often happens in cases like this, the cost of a product that is in demand decline can actually go up for a short period of time. This could mean higher prices for newspapers and periodicals.



About the Author: 
Andrew Yeung is president of CompAndSave, a leading online provider of premium printer ink cartridges, including remanufactured and compatible printer ink cartridges. With deals every month and a 1-year guarantee of quality, CompandSave provides an easy way for people and businesses to purchase printer ink and accessories.

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Oct 5, 2012

According to an graphic that was created by NineMSN, Printer Ink: What It Really Costs, a comparison is given that lists several types of liquids, including printer ink, and gives the price if bought in liters. One of their results showed that printer ink that comes in new printer cartridges or toner ink cartridges, can cost more than a bottle of Chanel Number 5 perfume!

The printer ink cartridge that was used as the model (an HP printer ink cartridge) the cost for the ink, if purchased by the liter, would be over $5500 per liter. And this was for black printer ink! If you were to buy color ink the cost would be much higher. This particular new printer ink cartridge holds about 4.5 ml of ink and normally runs about $25 for that 4.5 ml.

Some of the other types of liquids that were compared included liquid gold, beer, gasoline, and water. Of course, water was the cheapest when compared to printer ink and even beer and gasoline came in under most of the other liquids that were examined. While all of this is interesting, what does it have to do with you? After all, how often do you go out and buy a quart of liquid gold?

The answer is simple: if you own or operate a printer in your home or business, you will, at some time or another, have to refill the ink cartridge or toner ink cartridge. You have a couple of options here. You can purchase OEM ink cartridges, these are the printer ink cartridges that are manufactured by the maker of the printer, or you can purchase your printer ink cartridges and toner cartridges from other sources.

A major drawback to purchasing OEM printer ink cartridges is price. These are the most expensive types of replacement ink cartridges and were used in the comparison test mentioned above. These replacement ink cartridges are, of course, considered to be perfectly matched for the individual printer that they fit. But, that does not mean that they are the only perfect match for any particular printer.

A much less expensive way of obtaining replacing printer ink cartridges is to purchase cartridges that are not manufactured by the printer company. You can find these easily online nowadays, and the cost savings can be dramatic. The same holds true for toner ink cartridges and other types of printer ink supply sources.

It is important, however, to buy from trusted online sources that stand behind their products. Not all online vendors are as honest as the next, and you want to avoid problems with inferior replacements whenever possible. So, choose the printer ink vendor that offers the best service, products, and prices wisely.




About the Author: 
Andrew Yeung is president of CompAndSave, a leading online provider of premium printer ink cartridges, including remanufactured and compatible printer ink cartridges. With deals every month and a 1-year guarantee of quality, CompandSave provides an easy way for people and businesses to purchase printer ink and accessories.

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Friday, October 05, 2012 Andrew Yeung
According to an graphic that was created by NineMSN, Printer Ink: What It Really Costs, a comparison is given that lists several types of liquids, including printer ink, and gives the price if bought in liters. One of their results showed that printer ink that comes in new printer cartridges or toner ink cartridges, can cost more than a bottle of Chanel Number 5 perfume!

The printer ink cartridge that was used as the model (an HP printer ink cartridge) the cost for the ink, if purchased by the liter, would be over $5500 per liter. And this was for black printer ink! If you were to buy color ink the cost would be much higher. This particular new printer ink cartridge holds about 4.5 ml of ink and normally runs about $25 for that 4.5 ml.

Some of the other types of liquids that were compared included liquid gold, beer, gasoline, and water. Of course, water was the cheapest when compared to printer ink and even beer and gasoline came in under most of the other liquids that were examined. While all of this is interesting, what does it have to do with you? After all, how often do you go out and buy a quart of liquid gold?

The answer is simple: if you own or operate a printer in your home or business, you will, at some time or another, have to refill the ink cartridge or toner ink cartridge. You have a couple of options here. You can purchase OEM ink cartridges, these are the printer ink cartridges that are manufactured by the maker of the printer, or you can purchase your printer ink cartridges and toner cartridges from other sources.

A major drawback to purchasing OEM printer ink cartridges is price. These are the most expensive types of replacement ink cartridges and were used in the comparison test mentioned above. These replacement ink cartridges are, of course, considered to be perfectly matched for the individual printer that they fit. But, that does not mean that they are the only perfect match for any particular printer.

A much less expensive way of obtaining replacing printer ink cartridges is to purchase cartridges that are not manufactured by the printer company. You can find these easily online nowadays, and the cost savings can be dramatic. The same holds true for toner ink cartridges and other types of printer ink supply sources.

It is important, however, to buy from trusted online sources that stand behind their products. Not all online vendors are as honest as the next, and you want to avoid problems with inferior replacements whenever possible. So, choose the printer ink vendor that offers the best service, products, and prices wisely.




About the Author: 
Andrew Yeung is president of CompAndSave, a leading online provider of premium printer ink cartridges, including remanufactured and compatible printer ink cartridges. With deals every month and a 1-year guarantee of quality, CompandSave provides an easy way for people and businesses to purchase printer ink and accessories.

Learn about CompandSave's deals and news from the world of printing by following us on FacebookTwitterLinkedIn and Google+!