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 their revenue.
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.