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Sponsor: Ways you can save money on precious printer ink

Sponsor: Ways you can save money on precious printer ink
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How many times have you gone to print some important document only to see the "low ink level" light start flashing? So, you pull out a replacement cartridge, and pop it in the printer, only to have another cartridge light start flashing a few dozen pages later.

It's frustrating, especially when you think about how much each of those cartridges cost and how they never seem to last that long. You might replace one and then feel like you're replacing it again in just a month, even if you don't print that much. That's $24 to $50 of ink that just seems to vanish in a flash.

When you total it up, printer ink is one of the most expensive liquids you can buy. It can range from $13 to $75 an ounce. In other words, you could buy more than 750 gallons of gas for the cost of a gallon of ink.

Just like gasoline, then, you want to get as much mileage as you can out of every drop of ink. Here are some ways you can do just that before buying ink puts you in the poor house, including buying a new kind of printer that handles ink in a completely different way (we'll cover that in point #4).

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