How to Choose the Right Cheap Replacement Ink Cartridge for Your Printer


Running out of ink in your printer can be a frustrating experience and is often something that seems to happen at the worst possible times. Whether you are printing out a resume for a job interview or a school project that is due in the next 12 hours, the 'out of ink' message can be a true harbinger of dread. By having a few extra printer cartridges lying around, you can save yourself from these frustrating experiences. But how can you make sure that the replacement ink cartridges you buy for your printer will get the job done? Read on for a brief guide on how to choose the correct cartridges for your printer.

Cartridge Shopping 101

Whether you are shopping for ink in an office supply store or looking for cheap replacement ink cartridges online, it is important to have a few pieces of information on hand. At the very least, you need to know the brand and model number of your printer. Ink cartridges made for a Brother printer are not going to work with an HP printer and vice versa. Furthermore, not every HP-labelled printer ink cartridge is compatible with every HP printer, so the particular model number is important, too.

When you shop with Inkjet Online, we make it very easy for you to find the appropriate cheap replacement ink cartridges for your printer. On our homepage, you will find a navigation bar that includes most of the major printer/ink brands such as Brother, Lexmark, HP, Samsung, Sharp and numerous others.

If you have an HP printer and know the model number but not the exact type of ink you need, just highlight the HP tab on the Inkjet Online navigation bar. This action will bring up a dropdown menu, including the option 'HP CARTRIDGES' by printer.' Click this option to bring up a full list of the HP-brand printers for which we stock cartridges. Whether you need ink for an HP Color Laserjet CM6030 or an HP Officejet Pro 8000, you can find it here. Following those links won't just show you the standard black ink cartridges for the Laserjet CM6030 or the Officejet Pro 8000, but will also include product listings for colour cartridges, compatible printer paper and more.

Should You Consider Cheap Generic Printer Ink Cartridges?

For best performance, you are going to want to purchase an ink cartridge that comes directly from the brand manufacturer of your printer. For the HP printers discussed above, for instance, HP ink cartridges will deliver the optimal print quality. However, if you are looking to save a bit of money, your search for cheap replacement ink cartridges might lead you to generic or compatible cartridges.

At Inkjet Online, we stock generic ink cartridges. For instance, if you click here, you can find a list of the generic cartridges we carry that are compatible with Brother printers. These cartridges have all been verified and approved by our team and will work perfectly with compatible printers. Each generic product listing on our site includes a list of printer models with which the cartridge in question can be used.

All told, so long as you know the model number of your printer, shopping for cheap replacement ink cartridges online should be a breeze. If you do have difficulty, however, you can feel free to call Inkjet Online for assistance.

Our telephone number is 08 8370 3344 and representatives will be available to assist you on weekdays from 9am to 4:30pm ACST.