McHenry, Ill. – We live in a world where printer ink costs more per gallon than human blood, fine champagne and even gasoline. As part of National Consumer Protection Week, a time to help people make well-informed decisions about money, one company is stepping up to the plate. Cartridge World, the global leader in high-quality cartridges, printers and printer services, is shedding light on ways businesses and consumers can fight the high cost of printing.
From March 5 to 11, Cartridge World is educating Americans on ways to achieve quality printing at a great value which can lead to cost-savings of thousands of dollars for individual businesses and consumers. Unlike big-box retailers that receive incentives to sell certain brands of printers at a low price, only to charge an astronomical price for ink, Cartridge World’s network of over 350 stores are local printing experts that offer a range of solutions for the business and home user alike.
In an effort to inform Americans on the alternatives that can significantly reduce their printing costs, Cartridge World suggests the following:
- Use the Right Printer: Seek out a specialist that can match your printing needs with the right machine. It is important to note color inkjet printers are not designed for printing hundreds of black-and-white pages. For high-volume type printing, it is best to use a mono laser printer and high-yield toner cartridges in order to double your printing output at almost half the price.
- Buy Alternatives to Printer-Brand Cartridges: You can save as much as 30 percent on printer cartridges by buying high-performance ink and toner from companies primarily specializing in printer products, instead of paying full-price for the printer brands at big-box retailers. In addition to saving cost, local printing pros often offer easy, online and automated ordering, printer installation and repair options and services.
- Change Color Settings:As a standard rule, if 80 percent or more of your printing is done in black and white, be sure to change the printer settings default mode to mono, instead of color. When printing in color, simply change your printer setting back to color in the print menu. By doing so, you will ensure higher quality results and will save on the amount of color toner being wasted, reducing your overall printing costs.
“With more than 20 years of industry experience, Cartridge World fully understands both business and consumer frustrations that are a result of unsatisfactory service and high printing costs,” said Mark Pinner, CEO of Cartridge World North America. “We view our customer’s needs as a catalyst to providing each of them with not only a great value but consistent, premium print quality, defect-free performance and at a 20-to-30 percent cost saving.”
The quality standard initiative, driven by the launch of Cartridge World’s Global Procurement Center, ensures superior, cost-effective products for the end user. The company’s main focus is on selling high-efficiency printers that use high-yield printer cartridges, and providing bundled printing services and office printing solutions for business customers.
In 2003, Cartridge World opened its first store in the United States and now has over 350 stores in North America and over 1,000 worldwide in 55 countries. With its sights set on adding nearly 3,000 stores to its system by 2019, Cartridge World is looking to expand its presence and clearly define itself as the global leader in ink and toner cartridge sales, printers, printing supplies, and printer maintenance for home and office customers.