Cheap Printer Ink Refill Kits Comparative

Cheap Printer Ink Refill Kits Comparative

Printer ink refill kits are eco-friendly and help you save money. Find the cheapest ink refill kits between four online stores. Use black and colour ink refills for many brands, including HP, Canon, Epson, Lexmark, Brother, Xerox and Compaq. Refilling your own ink cartridges is greener than buying new or remanufactured ink cartridges, and the price is really cheaper. Let's see the comparative and some counsels and advices for refilling your ink cartridges.

In this comparative, four online stores are ordered by the effective cost of the ink content corresponding to HP61 XL Black ink cartridge (8.5ml). This election is just to make an easy comparision. Thus you can notice the great savings you get comparing to buying ink cartridges. The prices include shipping costs for just one ink refill kit, and don't include any coupon or discount. You can find coupons for these stores in our Computer Deals page. Stores are ordered starting by the cheapest.

1. TomatoInk
  • Effective cost for 8.5ml of black ink: $1.27
  • Unit price: 3 x 30ml G&G Black Ink Universal Refill Kit ($9.49) + Shipping ($3.99). Total price: $13.48
  • Advantages: This kit has the cheapest price per ml. As it is a universal refill kit, it can be used for many inkjet cartridges including Epson, Canon, Brother, HP, Lexmark, Xerox, Compaq and Okidata. Other stores sometimes don't have ink refill kits for all these brands. Also, this kit includes a 30ml bottle of Cleaning solution, something that other kits don't include.
  • Disadvantages: Sometimes brand specific refill kits can work better than universal refill kits. Unit price of HP refill kit at InkCartridges is lower, though its ink volume is much lower too.
2. InkCartridges
  • Effective cost for 8.5ml of black ink: $2.55
  • Unit price: 2 x 20ml LD Inkjet Refill Kit for HP Black Ink Cartridges ($11.99) + Free Shipping. Total price: $11.99
  • Advantages: This kit has the cheapest price per unit. That can be fine if we just want to try to refill our empty cartridge for first time. As it seems to be a specific kit for brand, it may work better than universal refill kits. You can get discount buying 3 or more kits. Free shipping is a great thing too.
  • Disadvantages: If universal refill kit offered at TomatoInk works well for your printer, it's really cheaper as it has much more ink volume. This online store doesn't have ink refill kits for all brands.
3. 4inkjets
  • Effective cost for 8.5ml of black ink: $3.60
  • Unit price: 2 x 20ml LD Inkjet Refill Kit for HP Black Ink Cartridges ($11.99) + Shipping ($4.95). Total price: $16.94
  • Advantages: As it seems to be a specific kit for brand, it may work better than universal refill kits. You can get discount buying 3 or more kits. Free shipping is available for orders over $50.
  • Disadvantages: The same kit at InkCartridges is cheaper. If universal refill kit offered at TomatoInk works well for your printer, it's really cheaper as it has much more ink volume. This online store doesn't have ink refill kits for all brands.
4. 123inkjets
  • Effective cost for 8.5ml of black ink: $4.02
  • Unit price: 2 x 20ml LD Inkjet Refill Kit for HP Black Ink Cartridges ($13.99) + Shipping ($4.95). Total price: $18.94
  • Advantages: As it seems to be a specific kit for brand, it may work better than universal refill kits. You can get discount buying 3 or more kits. Free shipping is available for orders over $55.
  • Disadvantages: The same kit at InkCartridges and 4inkjets is cheaper. If universal refill kit offered at TomatoInk works well for your printer, it's really cheaper as it has much more ink volume. This online store doesn't have ink refill kits for all brands.

Finally, some basic counsels and advices for refilling your ink cartridges. Ink refill kits use to include accessories and supplies needed to refill your cartridges at home, as well as instructions that are easy to follow. You can easily find specific instructions for your own printer on Internet too. And this is very important: the work area should be covered with something that you won’t mind getting ink on and gloves should be worn. If you get ink on your skin, wash it fast for easily remove it, but is better if you can avoid it. Refilling your cartidges not always works fine, but generally it works well for most printers. It requieres to take some time and isn't as easy as installing a new cartridge, but with some practice you'll find it's easy, cheap and environmental friendly. Try it!

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