The high cost of replacing inkjet cartridges can leave consumers with a much lighter pocketbook every time the ink runs out. If you're a business or home office user who prints frequently, the cost can be substantial. For instance, replacing the black ink cartridge on your HP business inkjet might run you $30 a piece. If you're going through an ink cartridge every two weeks, you could be spending over $700 on ink cartridges a year.
Some business owners opt to save costs by using an inkjet refill. According to an article from the Gannett News Service, one small business owner who replaces her ink weekly saves money by spending $8 on an inkjet refill, rather than the $15 it would cost her to replace the black ink on her printer.