Virginia Tech Launches Ink Refilling from Ink-O-Dem® during Earth Week

Governor’s Environmental Excellence Award winner underscores sustainability with ink refills
April 19, 2011 - PRLog -- Ink-O-Dem, the leader in integrated inkjet cartridge refilling and testing technology for university and retail environments, today announced it has installed its Cartridge Refilling System at Virginia Tech’s on-campus University Bookstore to meet an evolving demand for affordable, green, integrated printer cartridge refilling services. Ink-O-Dem's Cartridge Refilling System is designed to provide students, alumni, faculty and campus neighbors access to convenient, eco-friendly, quality printer ink that is half the cost of a new OEM inkjet cartridge.

“Our customers appreciate our efforts with Ink-O-Dem to be more eco-friendly and save them money. It helps us better serve the Hokie Nation, and it’s a cool machine,” said Charlie Whitescarver, Associate Director of Virginia Tech Services, Inc.

“We are very excited to be associated with an excellent partner like Virginia Tech, as we continue to support and build our presence within the Independent College Bookstore Association (ICBA). Our program is a big win for bookstores, students and the environment!” said Frank Honold of Ink-O-Dem.

About Virginia Tech and the on-campus University Bookstore
Founded in 1872 as a land-grant college, Virginia Tech is the most comprehensive university in the Commonwealth of Virginia and is among the top research universities in the nation. Today, Virginia Tech’s nine colleges are dedicated to quality, innovation, and results through teaching, research, and outreach activities. At its 2,600-acre main campus located in Blacksburg and other campus centers in Northern Virginia, Southwest Virginia, Hampton Roads, Richmond, Southside, and Roanoke, Virginia Tech enrolls more than 28,000 undergraduate and graduate students from all 50 states and more than 100 countries in 180 academic degree programs.

The University Bookstore on-campus is a non-profit corporation that returns all surplus funds to Virginia Tech for student-related scholarships and improvements. Contributions since 1968 are valued at over $43 million. Visit

About Ink-O-Dem
Ink-O-Dem is the leader in integrated inkjet cartridge refilling and testing solutions for university and retail environments and refills over 5 million cartridges a year. Compatible with 95 percent of the integrated inkjet cartridges available, Ink-O-Dem provides campus communities with a 50 percent savings over buying new printer cartridges. Black cartridge refills are $9.99 and color refills are $14.99. Independently tested under the strictest industry quality standards by the Rochester Institute of Technology, Ink-O-Dem’s inks are comparable in quality to original manufacturer inks. Ink-O-Dem is now in thousands of locations in the United States, Canada, Mexico and Puerto Rico. Delighted customers include the University of Arizona, Iowa Book serving the University of Iowa, Student Book Store serving Michigan State University, Virginia Tech, the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Wake Forest University, as well as several other distinctive university, retail chain and franchise customers. Ink-O-Dem saved consumers approximately $50 million last year with inkjet cartridge refills. Visit or call (815) 331-3200 for more information. Follow Ink-O-Dem on Twitter at
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