How many times have you had to buy a new cartridge for your printer? Stop there and search the internet. I found that you can buy reusable cartridges and refill them time and time again with your own ink. Ok, they claim the manufacturer has better qualitiy. However, if you are going to use your printer for simple projects on regular paper then use something less expensive. I bought a refill kit and it worked for my Epson Printer. It took some tweeking but it worked great and I saved money. My refill kit was approx $35-45 off ebay. For 1 of each cartridge black, yellow, blue and red, I paid $45 alone.
SOLUTION: Try this website to see if your printer is listed. They give detailed instructions on how to refill a cartridge for your printer.