We may come across many unbelievable things in the course of browsing the Internet will lazing at home or killing time at work, but one type of video making printer users do a double take is those showing ink Refilling on Youtube. Why have we all been buying highly priced ink cartridges from printer companies when it is supposedly possible to do the job ourselves?
These videos are not only real, but a real awakening for people using home printers and businesses using toner cartridges, which are also refillable. The standard operating produce was to keep an eye on your ink and toner levels whenever you were running a print job. If the levels looked to be getting low, you would be forced to go to the store and buy the compatible cartridge for your machine.
Those compatible cartridges were invariably made by the same maker of your printer, and they were invariably expensive. Why was the price so high for a small device that contained a little bit of ink or toner powder? The answer is companies like Lexmark and Epson have been selling printers at a loss, knowing we would have to buy their cartridges for years, netting them a much larger profit.
But now, thanks to the advent of social media and self broadcasting, we know that the power is in our hands to refill our own cartridges and determine our own prices. Plenty of websites are selling affordable kits that show you have to quickly and effectively refill and empty cartridge, finally giving us all the independence from greedy printer and ink manufacturers.