We all know that recycling paper is smart – but what about the ink on that paper? Our company makes it easy and cost effective for consumers to refill and reuse ink jet printer cartridges.
Retail Inkjet Solutions, Inc. (RIS®) was founded in 2004 by former Hewlett Packard engineers looking for a better way for customers to use their inkjet printers more efficiently. With new ink cartridges costing up to $45 and having an average life of only nine weeks, we wanted to find a more economical solution for consumers. Most importantly, it had to be simple and accessible with print quality that’s equal to or better than new cartridges.
The patented RIS® InkCenter® kiosk is deployed in more than 650 participating retail locations across the United States, Canada, Mexico and Europe - including Costco Wholesale, Sam's Club, Fry’s Electronics, E.Leclerc, Auchan, Intermarché, WHSmith, Maplin and Saturn. Customers report a 70% savings over the cost of a new cartridge, with unmatched ink quality and superior page output.
By reusing and refilling your inkjet cartridges, an added benefit is the positive environmental impact. Roughly 85% of printer cartridges are used once and thrown away, according to InfoTrends. That results in about 350 million empty cartridges ending up in United States landfills every year — that’s about one per second! Now RIS®, together with its retail partners, has provided a quality way to save money while being less wasteful.