Monthly Archives July 2011

How Much Oil Is Really Saved When You Recycle Cartridges?

Cartridge World makes it easy for anyone to turn in their empty printer cartridges and get a high quality remanufactured one in their place. All you need to do is swap your empty black or color ink cartridge for one that has been thoroughly tested to ensure it will work properly with your printer. Most Cartridge World stores offer FREE pick-up and delivery to local businesses with a minimum order.  Call us today for details.  (407) 767-0680.

When you use a recycled cartridge you are doing a big favor for the environment.  Did you know that by recycling 1 million ink and toner cartridges saves approximately 19 thousand barrels of oil from being used.  Approximately 3 quarts of oil are used in the manufacture of a toner cartridge.  This means a whole barrel of oil is saved for every 50 cartridges that are re-manufactured instead of new.

Been to Cartridge World Lately? Tell Someone about Your Experience!

If you’ve ever been in our store, which we may assume you have if you’re reading this, you have probably walked out feeling pretty good about the money you’ve saved, the service you were given, and the positive impact your purchase has on the environment. We just want to encourage you today to TELL SOMEONE! Spread the word about your Cartridge World experience to help others to not only save money but to prevent yet another cartridge going into the landfill. THANK YOU!

Facts About Ink and Paper

Facts About Ink and Paper

How the Ink and Paper Work with Each Other

Ink On Paper

With inkjet printers, liquid ink is projected onto the paper to form an image. Before we see how the ink and paper interact, let’s look at the structure of ink and paper.

The Composition of Ink

Ink is made up of a coloring agent, a carrier body, a solvent that keeps it liquid until it leaves the print head, and various chemical stabilizers.

The Coloring Agent may be either a dye or a pigment, regardless of the color. The difference is that a dye is a chemical solution, and the pigment is a mineral oxide, ground exceptionally fine, and put into a chemical compound, both then added to the carrier body.

The Structure of Paper

Paper is made up of cellulose fibers from trees and other like materials. During the making of the paper the fibers form a mesh, with a 60:40 ratio, 60% of the fibers run in one direction, and the other 40% lie at right angles.

Paper is also 5% (average) water. If it weren’t it would be as brittle as an autumn leaf. Paper is also chemically treated and finished depending on the end use. For example, newspaper is a very coarse paper, where Bond paper, frequently found in office letters, is a high-grade paper with many finishing chemical additives.

How the Ink and Paper Work with Each Other

Dye-based ink actually soaks into the cellulose fibers, giving a far richer color. The trade-off is that absolute sharpness in not achievable.

Pigment-based ink behaves completely differently. The ink is projected at the paper, the carrier body then evaporates, and the pigment adheres to the paper fiber. This results in a clear image, but the color doesn’t have the saturation of dye-based ink.

Note: If you have any problems with the ink not drying, or soaking through the paper, change to a different type of paper.

Why Pay More for the Brands You Need?

We offer a variety of prices for cartridges, ink and toner.  Our recycled ink cartridges are affordable and safe for the environment.  We refill a variety of ink and toner including Brother, Epson, Canon, Lexmark, Dell, Pixma, Samsung, Xerox.

Our cartridge ink refill reduces the number of toner cartridges that end up in our landfills.  Using recycled ink and toner cartridges is very affordable.  We printer ink and toner cartridges are generally at least 30% – 50% less than those “big box stores.”

Please call 407-767-0680 for a no obligation price quote or send us an email: cwalsp@embarqmail.com.  We would be happy to help you with your printer, ink, toner and cartridge needs.

Plant a TREE, Not a CARTRIDGE!

Landfills cost a lot to maintain and when more material ends up there, costs rise. The oil that is used to produce plastic is costly as well. By recycling cartridges, less oil is used and less money spent to maintain landfills or build new ones after they fill.  Do your part to reduce the waste in landfills.  One simple way to start is to refill your ink and toner cartridges instead of throwing them away.  Call Cartridge World today to find out more details.  (407) 767-0680