Families Can Curb “back-to-school” Expenses At Rapid Refill Ink

Exchange empty cartridges for environmentally-friendly refilled cartridges: families save time and money.
Aug. 6, 2009 - PRLog -- For many families, “back to school” is an expensive proposition. Kids need new clothes, backpacks, lunch boxes, individual school supplies, classroom supplies and supplies at home.

And, at home, the family printer gets a work out all year long while students conduct research, print online resources and create color-heavy charts, graphs, and photo-laden reports. In a nutshell, the home printer is practically drinking ink throughout the school year. But one way to reduce costs throughout the year is to use rebuilt and refilled ink cartridges.

“Parents seem to forget that ink cartridges are a part of today’s school supplies list, and that unplanned for expense catches up with them quickly,” said Bob Giest, owner of Rapid Refill Ink, located at 10416 N. Dale Mabry Hwy. in Carrollwood.

“We’re still not accustomed to thinking about education outside of books, pencils and paper,” Giest said,  “so when it comes to doing homework and reports, the price starts adding up quickly, and that’s where using refilled cartridges can really help.”

According to Giest, many people do not realize a typical printer cartridge can be refilled up to 10 times. Rapid Refill Ink estimates that there are 2 billion cartridges that fill landfills each year – the equivalent of nearly 68,000 Ford Explorers!

To save time, money and the planet, families can bring their empty ink cartridges to the Rapid Refill Ink store and immediately exchange them for refilled cartridges at 30 to 50 percent below the cost of new cartridges. And, all Rapid Refill Ink cartridges come with a 100 percent guarantee on color match and functionality.

Kids will enjoy visiting Rapid Refill Ink to see if they can identify all of the eco-friendly elements in the store. As a hint, the store countertops resemble granite but are actually made from sunflower seed husks. The walls, covered in a mural of over 60 endangered species, are made of 100 percent wheat stock, and the carpeting is made of 52 percent post-consumer content, including recycled milk containers.

Plus, customers accompanied by a child wearing a school spirit shirt and teachers with school identification will receive an extra discount on their cartridge purchases.

For more information about the ink cartridge rebuilding and refilling process, eco-friendly printer products, or Rapid Refill Ink’s school and customer loyalty programs, call Rapid Refill Ink at (813) 514-0680 or visit www.rapidrefill.com.

About Rapid Refill Ink
Rapid Refill Ink started in 2002, and today there are over 110 retail locations in the U.S. Each store is individually owned and operated. Raid Refill Ink specializes in the rebuilding and remanufacturing of inkjet and laser toner cartridges for printers, copies and fax machines.

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