What are some low-cost printers & Affordable Ink Cartridges that won’t break the bank?
Affordable Ink Cartridges
Inkjet and laser printers are both available at a variety of price points. When it comes to finding an affordable printer, it’s important to consider the cost of replacement ink cartridges. In many cases, the initial purchase price of a printer is quite low, but the company make their money back – and then some – via expensive replacement ink cartridges.
To avoid being caught in this trap, it’s important to do your research before you buy a printer. Here are a few tips:
Calculate Cost Per Page
To calculate cost-per-page, you need to first understand page yield. Page yield is how many pages a cartridge can print before it needs replacing. To get your desired cost per page outcome, divide the cartridge’s total cost by its given page yield number.
When you do this calculation, first calculate the cost per page of an ink cartridge. The cost per page of a Canon PGI-280XL, for example, would be found by dividing its price ($26.99*)/400 pages to get the page yield of that particular ink cartridge ($26.99 / 400). Using this method, your cost per page is $0.067 or 6.7 cents each page. Because printers that use this cartridge have a lower cost per page, they are also more ink-efficient
Incorporate Larger Ink Cartridge Sizes
Standard and high yield (XL) are the two main types of ink cartridges, with some companies also offering an extra high yield (XXL) size. The primary distinction is that a high yield cartridge can print approximately twice as many pages than a standard model. Even though XL models cost more upfront, they work out to be cheaper in the end because of their higher page limit.
You may have to spend a bit more at first, but buying a high yield (XL) ink cartridge will save you money in the long run.
The biggest lesson to be learned from this is that higher-capacity ink cartridges generally result in lower per-page costs. Shopping for a printer based on this criterion means you’re looking for one with a high-yield cartridge, which will save you hundreds of dollars over time. Look for a printer that uses XL extra high yield ink cartridges if you want additional savings. If you need to manage large print volumes, knowing which printers provide this feature can be helpful.
Uses Compatible or Aftermarket Ink
When looking for a new printer, search for compatible replacements for its ink cartridges that are less expensive. The majority of original (OEM) brand cartridges aren’t cheap. Fortunately, there are alternative options accessible from several non-OEM distributors these days. Customers may save money on print costs by as much as 50% or more with third-party aftermarket consumables such as compatible and remanufactured ink cartridges. Not all aftermarket firms, however, offer the same level of quality assurance.
Be wary of brands that only sell their products on Amazon without an online retail store. Such brands lack product support and usually are not as committed to quality and customer satisfaction.
Remanufactured vs Compatible Ink Cartridges
While remanufactured cartridges are Recycled component pieces, each individually inspected and refilled using the same quality controls as brand name manufacturers, compatible cartridges are built from scratch to adhere to these same standards but for less money.
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