Buying and replacing the cartridges are uneconomical and often consumers resort to refill kits or refilled and recycled cartridges from third party to help keep the cost down until now.
In the face of losing sales of consumables, major printer manufacturers bite back with a clause in their user agreement that voids the warranty should the consumers use refilling kits or recycled cartridges. Manufacturers also keep introducing new printer models and cartridges to make third party’s job harder.
But things are changing. Manufacturers are beginning to listen to consumers who want low maintenance cost and high capacity printers. New consumer level inkjet printers now come with tanks and refills apart from the printer cartridges and print heads itself.