How to get the most out of printer ink and toner

If you're like most Americans, you appreciate a good deal and look for ways to save money. We all do it to some extent, whether it's for large purchases like a new car or small purchases like groceries and printing supplies. Inkjets.com can assist you in your cost-cutting efforts. We keep our prices low to help you save money on printer ink or toner, and we've put together some tips to help you get the most bang for your buck when it comes to ink and toner purchases.




Use compatible or remanufactured ink and toner cartridges.

closeup of printer ink cartridges

Purchasing third-party (or "generic") printer cartridges is an excellent way to save money without sacrificing quality or performance - but only if you buy from reputable retailers like inkjets.com. We keep prices low by using recycled plastic components in remanufactured cartridges.


Compatible cartridges are made from brand-new materials sourced from reputable manufacturers at reasonable prices. Third-party ink/toner retailers pass on savings to you, allowing you to get the quality you require without breaking the bank!


By testing their products, ensure that the distributor you buy from adheres to industry standards. All ink and toner cartridges sold by inkjets.com have been thoroughly inspected and are guaranteed to function properly in your printer.


We have ink/toner cartridges for every major brand and printer model, including (but not limited to) HP ink, Canon printer ink, and Brother toner.


Look for product warranties to ensure that you will not be left in the cold if your printer cartridges fail. Every ink and toner cartridge purchased from 1ink.com comes with a full year's warranty and lifetime customer support.


Don't let claims that using third-party printer cartridges will void your printer's warranty scare you. This is simply not the case. Because of the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act, your right to choose as a consumer is protected by federal law.




Determine your printer's requirements.

It may seem obvious, but there is no reason to waste money on things you do not require. Consider which cartridges your printer requires, which cartridges you already have (and how much ink/toner you have in each color), and how much ink or toner you'll realistically use before the printer cartridges dry up or pass their expiration date before purchasing a large package of ink or toner.


Many printers are monochromatic, which means they only produce black and grayscale documents and images. Do you need both black and color cartridges for your printer, or only black ink/toner?


If you're not sure what type of ink or toner cartridges your printer model requires, use the drop-down menu on our website. Simply choose your printer's brand, series, and model from the list, and our website will direct you to a list of cartridges compatible with your printer model.




Examine your own printing requirements.

person using a printer

Do you print primarily at work, at home, or both? How much and how frequently do you print? If you're like most working professionals, you probably have different print requirements at work and at home (printing emails, concert tickets, your child's school report, and so on).


You might need a lot of print power at work but only a little at home - or vice versa! Inkjets.com can assist you in meeting your needs by providing you with a variety of ink and toner options.


The majority of printer cartridges are standard-capacity (or standard-yield) units. We do, however, provide a high-yield version of many popular ink/toner cartridge models.


High-yield cartridges function similarly to standard-capacity cartridges, but they produce significantly more pages. This is due to the fact that high-yield cartridges contain more ink or toner than standard-capacity cartridges.