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PrinterInkRefills.com is becoming the comprehensive online resource for everything related to ink cartridges, printer ink and toner cartridges. We know that to be the best printer ink cartridge retailer, you need to know the industry inside and out. So not only do have the widest selection of discount ink cartridges on the on the Internet, we have a growing Resources section filled with information about cheap ink cartridges, printers, recycling ink cartridges, and getting the most out of your fax machines, copiers and printers. Here we present an overview of ink cartridges, common terminology and more info about discount ink cartridges.

What is an Ink Cartridge? Ink cartridges are small plastic containers that hold ink used in inkjet printers, copiers and fax machines. Ink cartridges come in a variety of sizes and shapes, and are made specifically for a certain model of printer, copier or fax machine. Even though two printer ink cartridges look alike, they may be only compatible with their specific machine. Ink cartridges can be black or color, and function by shooting heated ink through a nozzle onto the paper. The come in two forms, the Thermal Inkjet or the Piezoelectric Inkjet, with the Piezoelectric used almost exclusively by Epson ink cartridges.

OEM Ink Cartridges: Original Equipment Manufacturer or OEM ink cartridges are made by the manufacturer of the printer, copier or fax machine. For example, a Canon OEM ink cartridge is used by Canon printers. OEM ink cartridges are typically more expensive than compatible or aftermarket ink cartridges.

Compatible and Aftermarket Ink Cartridges: Aftermarket or compatible ink cartridges are made by a third-party, and used in brand name printers. Compatible ink cartridges are sometimes referred to as "generic," but they meet the same quality standards as their OEM counterparts, and can produce just as many pages per cartridge. At PrinterInkRefills.com, we carry a full line of discount ink cartridges from manufacturers like Hewlett Packard (HP), Brother, Canon, Epson, and more.

Getting the Most out of your Discount Ink Cartridge: While you can purchase cheap ink cartridges, you still want to get the most out of your purchase. So, here are some tips on getting the most out of your ink cartridge:

  • Print Sparingly: Only print out documents when it is absolutely necessary, and try not to print images or other non-essential items when printing a web page or document.
  • Adjust the Printer Settings: Choose the "fast draft" or "draft" option as much as possible when printing documents. Also, print in grayscale instead of color.
  • Keep the Nozzle Clean: Just because the printer says your ink cartridge is almost out of ink, doesn't mean it is. Take the ink cartridge out, shake it, wipe the nozzle with a damp paper towel, and you'll likely get a bit more printing power.

At PrinterInkRefills.com carries the widest selection of cheap laser toner, plus ink cartridges, toner cartridges and more. Our discount laser toner is available from all the trusted brands. We feature products from Apple, Brother, Canon, Dell, Epson, Hewlett Packard (HP), IBM, Kodak, Konica-Minolta, Lexmark, NEC, Okidata, Panasonic, Pitney Bowes, Ricoh, Samsung, Sharp, Toshiba, Xerox and more.

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