Canon PGI680XXL Compatible Cartridges

Canon PGI680XXL

Compatible Cartridges Coming Soon

We have some good news for those that have been waiting for the compatible PGI680/CLI681 cartridges to be released.  These cartridges will work in the  Canon TS6160, TS8160, TS9160, TR7560, TR8560 printers.

It has taken some time for the chip manufacturers to develop a chip that works on these cartridges due to higher security settings on the cartridges made by Canon.  It has been almost 12 months since the launch of the first printers, but finally we have news that the compatible XXL high capacity cartridges will be available in early September 2018.

We have placed our first order for these and will let all the customers that have registered their interest in these cartridges know as soon as we have a firm delivery date.

Affordable Ink continues to deliver the latest compatible ink cartridges for Brother, Canon, Epson and HP printers.

We have stock of the newly released Brother LC3317, Brother LC3319, Brother LC23E, Epson 277XL, Epson 288XL, Epson 702XL, HP 905XL, HP955XL and HP970XL compatible cartridges.

Free Printer and Free Ink for Order Number 70,000

We are giving some lucky person the opportunity to win a free printer with a set of free ink when we reach order number 70,000.  We are getting close and the free printer will be won sometimes in the next 7 days.

The printer is an Epson Workforce 2760 All-in-One Printer with a RRP of $249.   This printer copies, scans and prints.  The printer uses multiple ink cartridges and will be supplied with compatible ink from Affordable Ink.   The printer has a document feeder and you can connect wirelessly to the printer to print from your computer phone or ipad.

This is a free giveaway to one of the people purchasing a product on our website some time during the next week.  Affordable Ink is now making printing cheaper than Affordable it is free to one of our lucky customers.

Congratulations to Lance who won our Free Printer giveaway.  He left us with these comments.

“Firstly, thank you so much for the wonderful new printer! Not being one to often win anything I was absolutely thrilled when I got home this afternoon. A delightful addition to the house. The old Canon printer will go to one of my daughters who I know will make good use of it. The delivery from time of order was extremely fast and the toner cartridges are great. In fact, we don’t notice any difference from the original branded cartridge.”

 

Staff Emergency – 21 May 2018

One of our team members has been rushed to hospital in severe pain.

This may affect the orders being sent out over the next two days.  We will do our best to get your orders to you on time, but there may be some disruption to our usual service.  We are still waiting to hear more details about their condition and will update you as soon as we know more.    I apologise for any inconvenience.

Everything is back to normal again after our staff member had her appendix removed and is recovering nicely.  There was about a week of disruption and we were unable to answer the phone during this time.  We did what we could under the circumstances.

I apologise for any inconvenience that this may have caused.

New Affordable Ink Website

The new Affordable Ink Website is now live.

It has been a long time coming, but we are finally ready to launch our new website.  You can now use the new website and please give us any feedback on the way the site is working.

There are some great new features, the site is fully responsive and will work on any device you want to visit Affordable Ink with.  Mobiles, tablets, laptops and desktops should now all work with our new website.  

If you know what you are looking for just click on the manufacturers button at the top of the screen and then choose your cartridge from the menu.  In addition to this we have a powerful search function so you can quickly find the cartridges you are looking for using either the Search bar at the top of the page or the Printer Search straight from the menu.

We have a streamlined One Page Checkout that makes it even quicker to purchase the cartridges you want.  The coupon code is now right there, on the Checkout page, for all our return customers to save even more on their ink cartridges.

The website is fully secured by https:// encryption protecting your information while on our website.  This will also allow us to pass information to our payment page so that discounts apply correctly when making payment via credit card.

We value your feedback on our new website.  Use our contact form to let us know of any issues you encounter or suggestions you may have.

 

Affordable Ink Still the Cheapest In NZ

We have put together a price comparison of common compatible ink cartridge sets being sold in NZ by a range of different suppliers.  The lowest prices are marked in green with Affordable Ink coming up cheapest almost across the board. The most expensive is shown in red and Affordable ink is not represented at all. We are actively bringing you the best prices on ink cartridges that we can.

Here at Affordable Ink you get free shipping on all cartridge sets, we do not pretend to be cheaper and then hit you with high charges for delivering the cartridges.

We last looked at what our competitors were up to in Feb 2015 and a lot has changed in the last two years.  Some of the competitors then are no longer competitors today as they have not kept up to date with the latest cartridges, which have changed significantly.  There are also a few new competitors that have appeared that were not around 2 years ago.

There is one thing that has not changed in the last 2 years and that is Affordable Ink is still the cheapest across the board for a set of compatible ink cartridges delivered to your door anywhere in New Zealand.  The updated prices are shown below.

We last looked at what our competitors were up to in Feb 2015 and a lot has changed in the last two years.  Some of the competitors then are no longer competitors today as they have not kept up to date with the latest cartridges, which have changed significantly.  There are also a few new competitors that have appeared that were not around 2 years ago.

There is one thing that has not changed in the last 2 years and that is Affordable Ink is still the cheapest across the board for a set of compatible ink cartridges delivered to your door anywhere in New Zealand.  The updated prices are shown below.

While Affordable Ink looks after our customers throughout NZ, we do not deliver packages across the ditch to our Aussie cousins.   If you are after a fantastic deal on compatible cartridges in Australia check out our friends at https://www.inkhub.com.au/

Cartridges  Ink Cartridges  Toner Ink  NZ Consumables  Easy Ink  Top Ink  Affordable Ink
Brother
LC38 $30.53 $26.00 $35.00 $31.00 $45.50 $24.00
LC39 $30.53 $26.00 $35.00 $31.00 $45.50 $24.00
LC73 $54.05 $26.00 $23.00 $29.00 $34.50 $29.00
LC133 $33.35 $32.00 $29.00 $36.00 $32.50 $29.00
LC233 $53.59 $35.00 $35.00 $38.00 $34.50 $34.00
Canon
PGI525/CLI526 $39.68 $36.00 $35.00 $43.00 $44.50 $34.00
PGI650/CLI651 XL $50.60 $36.00 $58.00 $61.00 $44.50 $34.00
PGI670/CLI671 XL NA $56.00 $76.00 $83.00 $56.50 $39.00
PG640/CL641 XL $69.00 $65.00 NA NA $67.50 $49.00
Epson
73N $30.53 $29.00 $42.00 $31.00 $32.50 $27.00
200XL $37.95 $26.00 NA $45.00 $39.50 $29.00
220XL NA $40.00 $60.00 $56.00 $39.50 $34.00
HP
HP564 XL $67.85 $36.00 $68.34 $83.00 $43.50 $39.00
HP61 XL $65.55 $53.00 $72.00 $68.00 $62.50 $49.00
HP63XL NA $50.00 $98.00 $74.00 $71.50 $49.00

Prices correct as of Jun 2017

$874 For New HP Ink Cartridges!

Are you insane?  HP have just released a range of new printers that include the HP Officejet Pro X451dw; HP Officejet Pro X476dw Multifunction Printer; HP Officejet X551dw; HP Officejet ProX576dw Multifunction Printer.

All of these printers take the HP970XL/971XL cartridges.  These cartridges are insanely expensive with a set of genuine cartridges selling for the RRP of $874!

And like all genuine cartridges the margins a reseller can get are very thin, so HP is making all the money on these cartridges. At this time we do not have compatible cartridges available and we can supply the genuine set for $790, saving you a few dollars.  If you need these cartridges they are a special order, please contact us to organise this.

I hope you read this before you buy one of the offending printers above, as it will save you a lot of money in the long run.  Ink is not that expensive, but obviously HP has other ways to spend your money.

Canon Maxify Printers – Cannot Change Cartridge

Canon have released a new range of printers called Maxify.  This includes the MB2060, MB2360, IB4060, MB5060, MB5360 printer models.  Unfortunately with this range of printers there is a design flaw that does not allow you to remove a cartridge unless it is empty.

If you experience a fault on a cartridge it cannot be changed, before it runs out, but you cannot empty the cartridge if there is a fault.  This is a classic Catch 22 situation.

But fortunately there is an answer, thanks to the power of You Tube.   See the video below

HP Printers Upgraded Chips

Some of the latest HP printers that take the HP932/933 or HP934/935 or HP950/951 cartridges have a new trick up their sleeve to keep you using genuine cartridges.  HP release a series of chip upgrades that are supposedly there to improve your printing results, but have another purpose and that is to make the compatible cartridges you are using no longer functional.

The upgrade path is known in advance by HP, but our manufacturer only knows about the changes once they happen.  This means that each time there is an update we have to get a new set of cartridges with the latest chips.

There are two ways this plays out, either later model printers will require a cartridge with a new chip or an upgrade on the printer will mean that the cartridges you are using will suddenly stop working.  This second one happens when you have subscribed to automatic updates or installed an update from the manufacturer.

The end result is a frustrating series of cartridge replacements and updates, that are designed to compel you to buy very expensive Genuine HP cartridges.

There is a good reason that one of our two rules when buying a new printer is do not buy HP printers.

 

Happy Easter, We Have a Winner

We have a winner! Congratulations to Kim M from Goodwood Heights in Auckland. She is the winner of our 40,000 invoice printer giveaway. We will be sending Kim a brand new Brother MFCJ4620DW printer just for being order 40,000 order. Congratulations to our runners up as well who were sent an extra set of cartridges with their orders. We hope everyone had a great break over Easter, thank you all for choosing Affordable Ink as your printer cartridge supplier. Keep an eye out for your next chance to win when we get to order 41,000 when we will be giving away more cartridges free of charge.

Win a Brand New Brother Printer

We are approaching invoice number 40,000 and to celebrate we are giving away a brand new Brother MFCJ4620dw printer valued at $249.95. We can barely believe how far we have come since our simple beginnings and we’d like to say a BIG thank you to all our customers for the continued support and loyalty.

To win this modern, multi-function printer all you have to do is purchase a set of cartridges and be invoice 40,000, and you win! Its that easy. Spot prizes of a free set of cartridges will be given to order 39,999 and 40,001 so you have 3 chances to win.

We expect to hit 40,000 before the end of next week.