Tech Buzz 09/05

Cheap ink, Spyware thieves and more
Magazine Contributor
1 min read

This story appears in the September 2005 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »

Inkjet printers are cheap to buy, but their supplies can come back to bite you in the budget. The manufacturer is the most reliable though most expensive source, but options are available for replacing cartridges more cheaply.

Refill kits that require injecting new ink into old cartridges are cheap, but can be messy and time-consuming.

Remanufactured and third-party replacement ink cartridges are a better option. Paper Mate stepped into the arena at the beginning of the year, and stores like Staples offer their own brands of replacement or remanufactured cartridges.

Inkcartridge.com and other online sources also offer low-cost refill options. With all these options, it's worth a try to find an alternative.


86%

of adult web users believe that spyware on their computers has caused them to suffer a monetary loss.
Statistic Source: Ponemon Institute

In May, notebooks outsold desktops for the first time, accounting for

53% of

total PCs sold.
Statistic Source: Current Analysis

More from Entrepreneur

Corene Summers helps clients advancing their health, careers and lives overall through reducing stress, tension and optimizing sleep.
Jumpstart Your Business. Entrepreneur Insider is your all-access pass to the skills, experts, and network you need to get your business off the ground—or take it to the next level.
Create your business plan in half the time with twice the impact using Entrepreneur's BIZ PLANNING PLUS powered by LivePlan. Try risk free for 60 days.

Latest on Entrepreneur