With the plethora of ink stores on the web, consumers have become used to expecting rock-bottom prices. Fortunately, providing discounted prices is one of Inkfarm's strong suits, and on average, the ink sold by this vendor is 40% to 80% off regular store prices. When you factor in additional savings you can get from using Inkfarm coupon codes, shopping at this ink store becomes a no-brainer. Currently, Inkfarm carries over 5000 different types of ink cartridges, and offers both compatible and remanufactured cartridges.
With over 5000 kinds of ink cartridges to choose from, it could be a hassle to find the exact cartridge you need. Here are some tips to help you find your cartridge quickly.
1. If you have your old cartridge, use the search box.
Hopefully, you'll have your old cartridge with you. If this is the case, simply type in the name of manufacturer along with the cartridge model into the search box. You should then see a list of cartridges that meet your needs.
2. If you do not have an old cartridge, use the drop-down menus to quickly find the cartridge you need.
On the homepage of Inkfarm's site, you will notice an "ink and Toner Finder" on the left-hand site. This is you key to finding the cartridge you need quickly should you not have an old cartridge on hand. You need only follow 3 steps to find a cartridge that will be compatible with your printer. First, select the printer manufacturer from the top drop-down menu. Next, select the printer category. Printer category includes things like laser printers and fax machines. In most cases, finding your category should be simple, but if you have any issues, just look for the model name of your printer for hints. The last step is to select your printer model. Once you make all three selections and press the "Find Ink" button, you will see a list of all the cartridges that are compatible with your printer.
One thing you will notice is that there are generally three types of ink cartridges you will need to choose from. Below, we provide brief descriptions of each type of cartridge so that you can make an informed decision.
1. OEM Cartridges.
These are brand new cartridges that are made by the same company that manufactured your printer. (OEM stands for Original Equipment Manufacturer.) Selecting an OEM cartridge all but guarantees that the cartridge will have zero compatibility issues with your printer. That said, OEM cartridges are also the most expensive type of cartridges. Many printer manufacturers do not make any profit from selling their printers, and make up for that by selling cartridges at a very high price. For this reason, buying OEM cartridges is not always the best economic decision.
2. Compatible Cartridges.
A compatible cartridge is a brand new cartridge, but unlike OEM cartridges, they were not manufactured by the same company that made the printer. While most compatible cartridges will work just fine, there is a small chance some of them might not work well with your printer. This makes it important for you to shop from stores that offer warranties on compatible cartridges. Note that Inkfarm offers a 2-year warranty on all compatible cartridges. Normally, compatible cartridges will be a few dollars cheaper than OEM cartridges. If you use Inkfarm coupons, your savings could be even higher.
3. Remanufactured Cartridges.
A remanufactured cartridge is a used, recycled cartridge that has been refilled with ink. The reliability of a remanufactured cartridge depends on who did the refilling. The worst remanufactured cartridges will be refilled manually by someone who may or may not know what they are doing. On the other hand, the best remanufactured cartridges will be refilled by professionals working at ink stores, who typically use high-end equipment that costs thousands of dollars. These are the kinds of remanufactured cartridge Inkfarm sells, and while many people avoid remanufactured cartridges, I don't think such caution is necessary when buying from Inkfarm. All remanufactured cartridges sold by Inkfarm come with a 1-year warranty. As long as you buy these types of cartridges from a trusted source they can be great deals.
For more about remanufactured ink cartridges, watch the video below:
The bottom line is that if you have the money, buying OEM cartridges is the easiest way to ensure you'll have an ink cartridge that works right out of the box. If you are on a budget, however, compatible and remanufactured cartridges will usually give you the same performance at a discounted price. In the rare event that such cartridges do not perform as expected, you can always send them back as long as you buy from a reputable store such as Ink Farm.
If you've used online coupons in the past, you probably know that in most cases, you are required to use a coupon code. Typically, you'll need to write down the code or copy it onto your clipboard. Then, after you are done with your shopping, you'll need to paste the code into the appropriate field prior to checkout. If you forget to do this for some reason, you won't get your discount. Worse yet, many promo codes offered by coupon sites will be old and no longer valid. This means you will often have to hunt for several different codes before you find one that works.
Inkfarm's coupons are a lot easier to use. By simply clicking the coupon links on this page, your savings will be automatically applied. This means that after clicking a link on this page, there is nothing further you need to do. When you arrive at the shopping cart screen, your discount will already be calculated (see below).
We'll admit, printer ink isn't exactly the most exciting topic. But it pays to exercise caution when selecting printer models and ink cartridges. Reading reviews is one way to ensure you select good products that will spare you from any problems down the road.
Inkfarm offers ink cartridge reviews on their Youtube channel, and you should check them out if you want to learn more about different ink cartridges. Below are a sample of some of the videos Inkfarm offers.