Ink cartridges are used in inkjet printers. If you own a home printer for personal or business use it is more than likely that you chose an inkjet printer. Ink cartridges are widely available making it easy and convenient to purchase ink if your cartridge runs out. The cost of ink cartridges will vary depending on the type of printer you have, the colour you need, and whether you chose to buy original or compatible ink cartridges. If you want to find cheap ink cartridges then it is worth while searching online. Here many companies offer ink at reduced process especially if you are happy to purchase a compatible cartridge rather than an original.
If you own a laser printer then you will need laser cartridges not ink cartridges. Laser printers are more commonly used where very large volume of printing needs to be carried out such as in an office environment. Laser cartridges will last longer than ink cartridges so you will save time replacing the cartridges. Laser cartridges are more expensive than ink cartridges but this is because they can print many more pages. Laser cartridges contain a powder that is heated by the laser printer to burn it onto the paper unlike ink cartridges that use ink pigments. Ink is more likely to run or fade over time compared to toner.
If you have always used original ink cartridges or laser cartridges but are finding this very expensive then you may want to switch to using compatible cartridges. Compatible cartridges are becoming more popular as the quality of them is often just as good as an original cartridge but costs considerably less. Whatever make of printer you own you will be able to purchase compatible ink cartridges or toner cartridges. If you purchase from an online retailer they may offer free delivery and will deliver direct to your home or work address.