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Many of you may have read the recent Daily Mail article stating that ‘Printer ink is pricier than Champagne’.Dom Perignon Champagne

If this is really true should we all stop printing and throw our printers away?

High OEM Ink Prices

Unfortunately the article in the Daily Mail is true when it states that buying printer ink is more expensive than buying champagne.  The example in the Daily Mail cites a price of 15p per a ml for a bottle of Dom Perignon.  When this is compared against an Epson T0711 black ink cartridge for example we can see that it is indeed true. The Epson T0711 ink cartridge contains a mere 5.5ml of ink and has an RRP of £10.44, this equates to a hefty £1.89 per ml of ink.

What is the Solution?

Some have suggested in response to this article that we should print less, or even more drastically stop printing all together. In truth as much as we may like to do this, inkjet printers are a modern day necessity. The solution is to use a third party ink that will reduce the cost without compromising on print quality.

Using the above example a compatible Epson T0711 black ink cartridge made by the award winning UK manufacturer Jet Tec contains 13.0ml of ink with an RRP of £5.49. This equates to £0.42 per ml compared to £1.89 per ml of ink for the Epson cartridge. Or to put it another way a saving of a whopping 78% by using a compatible Jet Tec ink cartridge instead of the Epson OEM ink cartridge.


It is a well-known fact that nearly all printer manufacturers sell their printers at a loss. They then recoup the deficit and make a very healthy profit by the high prices they charge for their ink cartridges. The smart move is to say to the printer manufacturer’s thank you very much for the cheap printer and then to stop buying the expensive OEM branded cartridges.

As we have shown you can save up to 78% of the cost of buying an OEM cartridge by using a high quality compatible cartridge. If you use a reputable company such as Jet Tec who make all their cartridges in the UK, then you don’t have to worry about print quality or that the cartridge will damage your printer.

They may still be more expensive than a bottle of bubbly per a ml but with the savings that you make over a year at least now you will be able to buy a couple of bottles!



Jet Tec compatible ink cartridges

The UK's No.1 Compatible Ink Cartridge

At Ink & Media Ltd, we carry the largest range of Jet Tec compatible and remanufactured ink cartridges and refill kits in the UK. We have Jet Tec compatible cartridges available to buy for Brother, Canon, Dell, Epson, HP and Samsung machines. Using a compatible ink cartridge is far cheaper than using a manufacturers original, without any compromise on print quality. As an official Jet Tec retailer, we can offer you the very best prices on top quality Jet Tec cartridges, all covered under the Jet Tec 100% satisfaction guarantee. We also keep our entire range in stock at all times, so your dispatch will be fast…and it’s free delivery on all orders, no matter how much you spend!

Jet Tec are a UK based manufacturer of compatible and remanufactured ink cartridges. Unlike most other compatible cartridges, which often come from China or Taiwan, Jet Tec cartridges are made to the high standards you would expect from a UK produced cartridge. They do not void your printer’s warranty of damage the machine in any way, and the print quality is completely indistinguishable from a print produced by an original cartridge.  On top of all this, a Jet Tec ink cartridge will often print more pages than an original one, meaning that you get extra value for money at a price that can be as much as half of the geuine price!



Things to do While Shopping for Printer Ink

December 7, 2009

It can be fairly frustrating, having to run to the store halfway through a project because your printer has run low on ink. Not only is it expensive, it can be time consuming. However, if you are able to accomplish several tasks all while purchasing your ink at a traditional office supplies store, it may [...]

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Tricks for Maximizing the Life of Your Printer Ink

September 18, 2009

Printer ink can be costly. It may leave small business owners and home printer users wondering what they can do to reduce their cost of their printing needs. If you have already utilized remanufactured options, or you are unable to do so based on your specific printer, and you still have a desire to cut [...]

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Purchasing Replacement Ink

September 8, 2009

Purchasing replacement ink for your printer may be one of your costliest small business expenses. There are ways to cut the cost of printer ink replacements, and one of them is by purchasing your ink online. Instead of heading to an office supply store for one replacement cartridge, you can order in bulk, you can [...]

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Types of Printer Ink

August 28, 2009

Those in the market to purchase a new printer should consider the type of ink they will be using in their printer. Ink types can determine cost, quality, and ease of shopping, so be sure you understand your options. Keep in mind that regardless of the ink cartridge you purchase, the paper quality will effect [...]

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Inkjets vs. Laser Printers: The Pros and Cons

August 19, 2009

Inkjet printers and laser printers both have their benefits and drawbacks. Which one is right for you will probably depend on the type and volume of printing you’re doing. Here are a few things to consider when choosing between inkjet and laser printers. Inkjets are cheaper up front; lasers are cheaper over the long term. [...]

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Seven Myths About Third-Party Printer Ink

January 10, 2009

Apprehensive about buying third-party ink, despite the savings you could see in your print consumables bill? You’re not alone. Original printer manufacturers work hard to encourage the perception that third-party ink is low-quality and can damage your printer irrepairably. However, the truth is not nearly so dire—and if you believe the original manufacturers, your bottom [...]

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Recycling Your Printer Ink Cartridges

January 7, 2009

When you throw your used ink cartridges away, their lives are only just beginning. Most U.K. cartridges get disposed of in landfills. There, the trace remnants of ink left over in the sponges inside cartridges, and in the cartridges themselves, can gradually leach into soil and water. The plastics from the cartridges contain harmful chemicals, [...]

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Choosing an Online Printer Ink Vendor

December 16, 2008

With the high prices of printer ink, toner, and other peripherals, it’s no wonder millions of customers are clamoring for a discount. It’s difficult to find low-cost printer ink and toner in stores, however and many people look online for affordable cartridges. But not all online vendors are created equally, and it’s important to shop [...]

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