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When To Buy Printer Ink In Large Orders

2010-11-29

When you need to buy printer ink, you probably look for every possible way to keep the cost of your order down. One effective way to do this is to buy printer ink in bulk. Large orders of printer ink can help an office or home computer user to cut down on overall costs, as shipping and handling fees are minimized. Bulk buying can also help to cut down on the number of orders that you make in a month, saving you time and keeping your printer stocked with a steady supply of high quality ink. However, before placing any large orders of printer ink, there are a few important things to keep in mind.

First of all, ink can expire, and many computer owners are unaware of this fact or don't think about it when placing an online order. Expired printer ink will be more likely to clog the heads of your printer, which could potentially lead to mechanical issues or wasted ink. It can also lower the quality of each printed page. The good news is that ink keeps for several months, so in most situations, this won't be a big issue as long as you only order a month or two's worth of ink in a single order. Be sure to ask your printer ink company to send fresh cartridges if possible, especially when ordering online. If you get a large order of printer ink cartridges that are near their expiration, you may end up wasting a lot of money.

It also pays to think about storage. While most printer ink cartridges aren't too big, they can be burdensome, especially if a large order is brought to an office that's already short on space. To cut down on the amount of space that your printer ink cartridges take up, consider looking into ink refill kits or lowering the number of cartridges that you order each time. Try to think about storage before the large order of printer ink arrives, or you'll risk aggravating coworkers or frustrating yourself.

There are other ways to save money on printer ink, and you should use one or two of these methods when placing large orders to maximize your savings. Try looking into remanufactured or generic (sometimes referred to on printer ink websites as non-manufacturer) cartridges. Compare prices for your printer from a number of websites that specialize in printer ink and avoid placing any orders with major retail stores. You'll get a better deal by ordering ink online from a steady, specialized source, and regardless of the size of your order you'll get high quality cartridges without overpaying.

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