Change how you
think about ink
Re;ll ink cartridges multiple times and save up to 70% per re;ll.
Printer ink is one of the
most expensive liquids
you can buy.
According to Consumer Reports, common ink costs $13 to
$75 per ounce, or about $9,600 a gallon. Dollar for dollar, that
gallon of ink costs about the same as 2,652 gallons of gas, or
2,791 gallons of milk.
Most people don’t buy ink by the gallon. We buy ink in those
cute little cartridges that snap into our printer. If they have a
fancy brand name stamped on them, we pay an average of
$27 per cartridge–or more.
To counter these painful prices, many people purchase ink at
of;ce supply stores or order online, where the average price of a
remanufactured or private-label cartridge is $17.50.
To meet the needs of the growing customer base that relies
on inkjet printers, Costco teamed up with RIS (Retail Inkjet
Solutions, Inc.) to offer a high-quality ink re;ll service in the
Costco Photo Centers. The RIS ink and equipment are
top-notch and best in class. This enables Costco to provide
great products at a superb value.
Savings for your home
and your business
Like home users, business owners welcome the day-to-day
savings that re;lls provide.
;e Mermaid Tavern requires a great deal of
in-sourced printing … using an average of 16
cartridges a month at a cost of $512. We now use
Costco to re;ll them … cutting costs down to $150
per month–a savings of 71% every month!
Costco’s re;llable ink cartridges have helped us
be more pro;table in a tough economy.
—Robert Haupt, ;e Mermaid Tavern, GM
Think “re;ll” not “land;ll”
People want to save money. They want convenience, and,
given the choice, most people want to do the right thing by
going green. Since Costco
established its ;rst in-store
ink re;ll station, more than
13 million cartridges have
been reused multiple
times and avoided early
burial in land;lls.
Add yourself to the equation. Make a choice to re;ll your cartridges
instead of throwing them away. We are all in this together.