INKTEC - UK supply the
widest range of aftermarket inks for the wide format professional user in UK
Our aim is to surpass the original manufacturers
quality, yet save you up to 60% of the cost.
InkTec have been in the highly specialised large format
market for over ten years and are original suppliers to some of the largest
manufacturers in the world today.
Printer manufacturers have a unique strategy for their
consumables, this is especially true of the ink cartridges used within the
inkjet printers. Their biggest source of revenues is the ink cartridges.
According to Gray Peterson's report published by ARS, the U.S. market
research firm on August 30, 2001, we can find a few interesting facts. HP
reportedly had operating loss of USD 1 billion in hardware business
including printers and PC, but earned operating profit of USD 5 billion in
the business associated with ink cartridge sales for the first quarter of
2001. As this example shows the printer manufacturers'
basic strategy is to sell cheaply as many printers as possible and then gain
profits by selling cartridges expensively.
As a result, printer makers also use exclusive strategy for their warranty
services. Printer makers tend to blame the use of refilled inks or
compatible cartridges for printer errors without trying to find out the
cause. Even when there are other faults unrelated to ink. In such cases they
may charge for the repair or even reject the service itself. This is
designed to force consumers to use their ink supplies - the main source of
More recently, companies have made it more difficult to
refill cartridges by including chip systems. InkTec have produced innovative
systems to overcome these restrictions and are able to provide chip
solutions for just about any wide format printer by using a simple
electronic interface that simply plugs into the back of machines such as
HP's 5000 series.