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How to Save on Printer Ink - Discount Printer Ink Cartridges

Updated on June 3, 2019
Receipt from Double Inks: 4 ink cartridges for only $28.98!
Receipt from Double Inks: 4 ink cartridges for only $28.98! | Source

Printer Ink is Expensive!

Yes, printer ink is expensive. Sometimes, sadly, the most expensive part of having a printer is buying those darn replacement ink cartridges. Over time, I have learned to check out the what replacing the ink cartridges is going to cost me in the not too distant future before deciding yea or nay regarding the purchase of a particular printer. Overly expensive ink cartridges can be a deal breaker. It's really sad when the cost of replacing the cartridge is more than what is paid for the printer. Yet sometimes that happens. I have learned to move on when I see that red flag!

I have found a solution to over-priced printer ink over time. Now I only order online when replacing my printer ink. There are a couple of companies I have used and have found to be reputable. I can save hundreds of dollars per year this way just on printer ink--enough to replace my printer if it breaks down. I am sold on using online ink cartridge replacement stores.

Ink Cartridges Can Cost as Much as the Printer!

When I was younger and poorer, and in need of a printer, I would look for the cheapest. I remember buying a $29 printer. Perfect for me and my budget, huh? It was great for a while, until I needed to replace the ink, which literally cost as much as the purchase price of the printer. So what did I do? I would buy another printer and get rid of the old one. Why not? I was going to pay another nearly $30 for ink and put it in a used printer, so why not just get a newer one?

This plan worked for a while, until I got tired of setting up a new printer every time I needed to replace the ink cartridges. Surely there was a better way!

Review of 4InkJets

I have also bought ink cartridges from 4InkJets. I had no trouble with them, either, and their prices were comparable. I can't recall more specific details about these since I have ordered more from DoubleInks, but I think this site is definitely worth checking out.

Rating of DoubleInks Printer Ink Cartridges

5 stars for DoubleInks Printer Ink

Review of DoubleInks Ink Cartridges

Not too long ago, I bought the printer of my dreams: an Epson Workforce all-in-one printer. It prints wirelessly from my laptop, copies and scans, and it would even fax if I could ever get around to setting that up. Basically, it does everything I want.

When the time came to replace the ink cartridges, I balked. $89 (plus tax) for four cartridges (black, cyan, magenta, and yellow)! That was about what I had paid for the printer. I thought those days were over.

I remembered seeing an email offer from DoubleInks, so, after buying the expensive ink cartridges, I looked up DoubleInks. I think the first time I paid around $13.99 for two cartridges. So, for a whopping $26 plus shipping, I could get four ink cartridges. When I figured it out, the total cost came to less than a third of what I would have to pay for the brand name ink. I ordered from DoubleInks and returned the expensive printer ink to the store. In a few days, my printer ink cartridges arrived in the mail.

Installing the no-name ink cartridges was simple, and the cartridges seem to last as long as did the original name brand ink. Even if they were to only last half as long, paying about 1/3rd of the price is worth it!

Save even more on printer ink cartridges

Even without additional discounts, ink cartridges from DoubleInks or 4InkJets will save you lots. Next time I order I plan to use these any online coupons to save even more. So make sure you looks for coupons for on 4InkJets and some other ink options. It's time to load up on some ink cartridges!

Printer Ink Buying Preference

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    • Victoria Lynn profile imageAUTHOR

      Victoria Lynn 

      8 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      onegreenparachute--Do! It will save you so much money on printer ink!

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      8 years ago from Greenwood, B.C., Canada

      What a great hub!!! Super-good info here. I will definitely buy on line from now on.

      Thanks Vickie

      Voted up and shared

    • Victoria Lynn profile imageAUTHOR

      Victoria Lynn 

      8 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      DDE--The only printer ink I ever buy is online now. Saves tons of money!

    • Victoria Lynn profile imageAUTHOR

      Victoria Lynn 

      8 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      Dream On--It will really help you out! I'm glad you found this hub!

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      Devika Primić 

      8 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      I too have an Epson printer and buying ink is very expensive you have taught me something new about shopping online thanks very much

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      DREAM ON 

      8 years ago

      I like to print a lot.I will check out the companies you suggested.What a great savings.Thanx for your tips.

    • Victoria Lynn profile imageAUTHOR

      Victoria Lynn 

      8 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      You should, random! It will save you a lot of money! :-)

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      Rose Clearfield 

      8 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

      Thanks for the great tip! I go through a fair amount of ink printing my own shipping labels and would love to start ordered it for a discounted price.

    • Victoria Lynn profile imageAUTHOR

      Victoria Lynn 

      8 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      Oh, yeah, Kelly, there's no way you could pay those high prices with all your printing. It's amazing how much one can save! Thanks for the input!

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      Victoria Lynn 

      8 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      Bill, refilling cartridges is a great idea, too, when available. Good for you! I have to save on printer ink. It's so darn--and ridiculously--expensive!

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      Victoria Lynn 

      8 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      Yes, Hyphenbird, you should. Good luck with it. You'll save some money!

    • Victoria Lynn profile imageAUTHOR

      Victoria Lynn 

      8 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      Thanks, Carol! I'm glad this is helpful!

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      Kelly Umphenour 

      8 years ago from St. Louis, MO

      I do buy my ink cartridges over the internet and they are recycled. I could NOT believe how much money I saved - it was a difference of a little more than 50 bucks!! AND they deliver it to my door!

      Really important to me, I print hundreds of pages of documents every day - that is one of my major costs so keeping it down is awesome.

    • Victoria Lynn profile imageAUTHOR

      Victoria Lynn 

      8 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      Good luck, Crystal. I'm sure you can save major bucks! :-)

    • Victoria Lynn profile imageAUTHOR

      Victoria Lynn 

      8 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      carlajbehr--I don't think you'll be disappointed. There's no way I can pay the prices on brand name ink. It's crazy!

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      Bill Holland 

      8 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Good advice, Vicki! We have a store nearby that refills our cartridges for like half the price of a new, name brand one. Great savings out there if you look for them.

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      Brenda Barnes 

      8 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful

      I have just started looking for replacement cartridges. I will use your suggestions. Thanks!

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      carol stanley 

      8 years ago from Arizona

      I like this a lot. Just got a new printer and it was I look forward to saving some dollars. Great job. Voting up, pinning and sending it around facebook.

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      Crystal Tatum 

      8 years ago from Georgia

      Thanks for posting this. Ink is definitely expensive and I'm going to try your suggestions.

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      Carla J Swick 

      8 years ago from NW PA

      Great article - I look forward to saving money too as I am out of ink currently. Thanks for sharing.


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