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Created: August 10 2022 By: Clover Imaging Back to All Posts

How to Save Money on Printer Cartridges


Even though a lot of emphasis is being put on “going digital,” a printer or multifunction print device remains a workhorse — and a necessity — in most modern workplaces. Even if your business prides itself on creating a paperless office environment, your business partners and customers may not be ready for a digital world, so a printer is essential for correspondence, collaboration, and communication. And digital environments can suffer technological glitches that can bring productivity to a screeching halt if you don’t have the ability to print out documents to keep staff working.

Still, many business owners and office managers worry about the high cost of ink and toner, supplies that any print device needs to be functional. Printer ink is notoriously expensive, with a gallon costing you up to $12,000 — right up there with human blood and exclusive, vintage Champagnes. However, keeping your printers supplied with ink and toner doesn’t have to be tough on your budget if you follow these simple tips and tricks that we’ve curated for you.

Saving Money on Printer Cartridges is Easier Than You Think

Printer ink and toner can be expensive — but it doesn’t have to be. Today’s technology in both print devices and supplies have expanded utility and functionality while reducing the amount of money necessary to keep supplies on hand. We have collected four smart ways to get the most from your print budget by reducing the amount you spend on printer cartridges. Choose one or apply all four to amplify your savings!

Choose Newer Printer Technology

Choosing printers with leading edge printer technology not only helps your office become more productive, but it can also help you save money, too. Typically, newer printer models are more energy efficient, which can contribute to a reduction in overhead. In addition, the newer the printer, the more efficiently it uses toner and ink, bringing you additional savings and a healthier bottom line. Advancements in page options such as duplexing, draft modes, and other ink-saving choices can increase the longevity of your printer cartridges, expanding time between necessary refills and reducing the number of cartridges needed over the life of the printer.

Splash Out for a Better Printer

Many businesses hope to expand their print budget by purchasing cheaper printers for their fleet. While this strategy can garner savings in upfront costs, many inexpensive printer models end up costing more than ten times the initial savings in ink over the life of the printer. When considering printers for your office, make a chart that will compare:

  • Printer cost
  • Cartridge cost
  • Pages per cartridge
  • Cost per page
  • Cartridges per year
  • Total cost of printer and ink for the first year
  • Total cost of printer and ink after four years (the average life of a printer)

Make sure to list each printer type/model you’re considering to get the most comprehensive understanding of each printer’s overall ink or toner costs. If you are serious about saving money, consider purchasing a refurbished printer in a newer model.

Choose High Quality Remanufactured Print Cartridges

One of the best options for reducing the cost of printer ink and toner is to purchase high quality remanufactured printer cartridges from a reputable third-party supplier. Remanufactured toner cartridges can provide a low-cost alternative to expensive OEM printer cartridges while providing the kind of high quality, consistent performance you need to keep your business running smoothly. Look for options that are certified to have specific page yields and are performance guaranteed.

Avoid Cheap Clones and Compatible Cartridges

While premium remanufactured cartridges can meet — or exceed — performance and yields offered by their OEM counterparts, cheap foreign-made clones and “compatible” cartridges can’t. In fact, not only can these counterfeit cartridges perform poorly, but they can also harm your printer and put your company at risk for an intellectual property (IP) infringement fine or lawsuit. Clones and compatibles not only have high failure rates, but they are often created using toxic materials that are harmful to the environment — and your health.

Choose Clover Imaging Group’s Remanufactured Cartridges for Unbeatable Performance — and Savings!

At Clover Imaging Group, we take savings seriously. That is why we have spent a significant amount of time and money investing in research and development that enables us to create the best, most reliable remanufactured toner cartridge and ink cartridges on the planet. Not only will our products give you the consistency and reliability you require, but they offer an up to 40% cost savings over OEM cartridges.

Importantly, all our remanufactured printer cartridges are full IP-cleared so you don’t have to worry about expensive fines and litigation, and each comes with a 100% performance guarantee for quality you can count on. Our rigorous quality control processes include component and raw material testing and monitoring. In addition, our remanufactured cartridge products are environmentally friendly, so when you purchase Clover remanufactured cartridges, your company is participating in sustainable printing practices.