Recycle for Mother’s Day

Clean up after yourself, and get some cash back.  Your mother would be proud.  Take a few minutes to find the used ink cartridges you have floating around the place.  Once you’ve gathered 50 or more of HP Versatile, Fast Dry, or Collins Max 2 or Max 3 or similar, let us know how many, a weight, and how many boxes, and we’ll send you a label to ship them to us at no cost.  Then your account will be credited based on how many you send, and how many are OEM vs refills.

It isn’t a bad thing to clean up!!

Being bold about our commitments

Our red stripe on our packaging is our bold commitment to quality.

We’ve got an excellent track record for providing prompt and accurate service.

We’re proud of that.

We’re ready to ship your order the same day, if you order by 4pm Central Time.

We’re proud of that.

We’ll be bold about our commitments to you, because we want you to hold us accountable to our standard, to make sure we are meeting your needs, from HP inks, to Collins Inks, to our remanufactured Color Labs line and our private labelled General Ink for Aqueous coating, we stand behind what we sell, and how we get it to you.

We’re proud of that opportunity, and thankful that you give that opportunity to us.

I just decided I’m leaving for a few days

I think with the availability of many different kinds of media, and all of them working to generate attention, you can probably find a story or three to back up just about any thought you have.  Along that line, here’s one that says for the good of my business, I should take a vacation.  How about I start with an afternoon off to play a round of golf?  See you tomorrow …

Recycles Update

Thank you for all of your efforts in emptying out your storage closets of all your empty cartridges.  We created quite a pile on this end.  We’ve gotten some additional information on proper care of recycled cartridges in terms of protecting the copper wires that are very delicate.

We’ll have more information and pictures soon to help you with your next batch.

So, don’t throw away any of your old versatiles or collins cartridges.  In fact, you can also send back the remanufactured ones, like ColorLabs and others.  We won’t be able to reimburse you as well, but it will make a nice, clean spot on your shelf, and a little more cash in your wallet.

Early Spring Cleaning Recycle Bonus

Early Spring Cleaning Recycle Bonus

We’ve had unseasonably warm weather around here, so it gets us thinking about spring.

To help you get to rummaging through your piles of spent cartridges, we’re going to give you an early spring incentive.

Now, through March 15th, we will be giving a bonus on cartridges you recycle with us.

These are for “new” cartridges, filled with HP or Collins Inks, not remanufactured, like ColorLabs or other suppliers.

Send us:

  • 50 – 199 cartridges – bonus 20 cents per cartridge
  • 200+ cartridges – bonus 30 cents per cartridge

The above bonus is in addition to the 30 cents you currently get for your recycling new cartridges with

Just a reminder that if you ship us 50 or more, we will pick up the shipping charges via UPS ground.

Please back them into as few boxes as possible (max 50lbs each), and call or send us an email with the weights, and we’ll send you a UPS label to tape to the box.

If you have questions, feel free to email us at, or call 866-INK-CART (465-2278)

Have A Great Spring (a bit early)!

Red Tape?

You hopefully noticed that our recent orders have been shipping out with red tape on the package.  We know that the term “red tape” has some negative connotations, but we hope you realize we did this for your benefit.  Red Tape makes the box easier to see, so you don’t miscount your inventory, so you can re-order on time.  Red tape means the box was packaged with care, and double-checked to make sure you get the right cartridges on  time.

We hope you like the new presentation.  Please let us know if there is anything else you need from us.

Update on HP Ink cartridges

As some of our loyal customers know, there has been an increase in failed HP cartridges in the past 6 months or so.  This has been most pronounced in Collins Inks (Max 2, Max 3, etc) as they purchase new HP cartridges (part# c6125a, that you might see on some boxes) and then fill them with their various inks.

We have not seen the same level of trouble from HP inks directly (versatile, fast dry, etc), but don’t have a good explanation for the discrepancy.

HP has been aware of the problem and an update from them today indicates that they expect to have their quality control measures improved in the next couple of months.

We apologize that this has impacted some of our customers, and even more so that we were caught a little bit uninformed.

If the cartridges get to you and it looks like they exploded in the bag, that is exactly the symptoms we are talking about.

Contact us when you see these cartridges, and we will work out an efficient way to replace them.

Thank you for your patience.