Solution to high OEM prices


OEM prices are a problem for many, when it comes to high ink prices. A recent article by the Daily Mail showed, for instance, that a ml of Dom Perignon champagne works out at 15p, whereas a 5.5ml Epson T0711 blank ink cartridge has a RRP of £10.44.

To avoid being hit by high ink prices, solutions have been put forward such as printing less, to not even printing at all. The latter isn’t practical, because we need to use printers – however much we feel that ink cartridge prices are unreasonably high.

One good counter to high ink cartridge prices is to use third party ink. As well as saving money, quality is normally not noticeably inferior to that of a virgin cartridge. The same Epson cartridge, made by renowned UK company Jet Tec, is £5.49 RRP, and contains 13ml of ink – offering a massive saving of 78%.

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Printer Cartridges: Paying More for a Lot Less


It seems that the value of our hard-earned money is worth less and less these days, and paying for overvalued ink cartridges is yet another example of this unfortunate situation.

We are all aware of how expensive printer ink has become over the last few years. What we may not be aware of, however, is the fact that we are getting less for our money than only we did in the past. Indeed, most major printing cartridge manufacturers have been placing less and less ink into their cartridges. They have even gone as far as to offer so-called “XL” units that supposedly last longer but in reality, many contain an equal amount of ink or even less than their standard counterparts. This forces the consumer to purchase these expensive cartridges more frequently.

The companies themselves claim that this has to do with inks lasting longer and printer styles having become more efficient, however consumers are still feeling the financial bite that these cartridges can cause.