Printer ink can get expensive, especially when purchasing from office supply stores. One money-saving strategy we have tested and approved in the past is ordering remanufactured ink cartridges.

How it works:

Used ink cartridges are sent to the supplier where they are repaired, refilled, and tested.

Pros:

  • Lower prices = bigger savings. Enough said.
  • Old cartridges are being recycled and used again, so there is less waste.

Cons:

  • Hearing the word “remanufactured” can be scary.
  • Since the cartridges are recycled, they have a slightly higher chance of having printing issues. Make sure to purchase from retailers who specialize in remanufactured ink and provide a 100% satisfaction guarantee where you can send any defective cartridge back and get a replacement.

Where to buy?

We suggest ordering remanufactured ink from Inkfarm.com. The site offers cartridges for as much as 70% off office store prices. Inkfarm offers a 100% satisfaction guarantee and gets an A+ rating from the BBB.  If you are in any way unhappy with your order, contact their customer service and they will take care of you. We have had very positive experiences ordering from this site.

The last time we posted about InkFarm, one reader wrote, “I am a FAAAAAAN of Inkfarm!! I bought 2 XL cartridges from the last deal saying ‘Okay, I’ll take a shot in the dark and try them,’ (probably a little more pessimistic than optimistic–hey sometimes we all are), and I am STILL on my 1st one!! Whoo-oo!! It’s worth it in my little ole opinion. Finally, something that I don’t have to worry about left and right and can still stock up on. This is an even better deal than the one I got last time!”

Visit InkFarm.com to get started.

Here’s an example of how to save:

Canon PGI-225 Large Black Ink ($16.95) $5.99
Shipping is free
Final Price: $5.99 shipped

Compare at $13.26 at Amazon.com.