Updates to the O-ink Ink Store

November 16, 2013

It has been a while, but here are some updates we have done.

First off, we are updating our website www.oinkinkstore.com.  We have been able to lower our prices plus add a whole bunch of new cartridges.

Second – New Cartridges – Epson 200xl’s, Epson T676XL’s, HP 950XL’s & 951XL’s, HP 932XL & 933XL’s, Canon 250XL & CLI-251XL’s, Brother LC103’s

Third – Computer Repair and Parts at our Mt. Pleasant Store.  Last January, we purchased Computer Center (formally the Software Works) in Mt. Pleasant from our neighbor.  We are now offering Computer Repair, custom builds and used equipment.  Give us a call at 989-772-5009


HP 02 and 02XL versus O-ink HP 02XL Replacement

August 31, 2009

The HP 02 cartridges were a nice change for HP in the last few years.  They decided to go to a single color cartridge system designed for photos.  Using Dye based ink to get the best photos (I know this is up for debate) instead of a Pigment Black and Dye colors.

We often get people asking about our cartridges and why we are around the same price as HP.  Couple reasons.  1. The chip needs to get replaced after ever fill.  2.  The amount of ink we put in is much more than HP.

Recently HP has came out with HP 02XL cartridges, which you can only find as Sam’s Club in the 5 packs, that claim a 50% increase.  So the question is, how much more ink does HP put into the cartridges?

HP 02 Black – Official HP 10ml – XL 15ml

HP 02 Cyan and Magenta – Official HP 4ml – XL 6ml

HP 02 Yellow – Official HP 6 ml – XL 9ml

HP 02 Photo Cyan and Photo Magenta – Official HP 5.5ml – XL 8.25ml

Here are the prices for the XL’s, each color is $13.15 and the Black is $24.44 (Based off from a 48858 zip code).  The Standard HP’s Black is 19.99 and the Color is 10.99.  Now for O-ink

O-ink HP 02 Replacement Black – 30ml – 17.99

O-ink HP 02 Replacement Color – Each – 10ml – 9.99

Average Cost per ML is the following

Black – O-ink $0.60 – HP Standard $2.00 – HP XL $1.63

Cyan and Magenta – O-ink $1.00 – HP Standard $2.74 – HP XL $2.19

Yellow- O-ink $1.00 – HP Standard $1.83 – HP XL $1.46

Photo Cyan/Magenta- O-ink $1.00 – HP Standard $2.00 – HP XL $1.59

The numbers speak for themselves I believe.  Link for the O-ink HP 02XL Replacement 6 pack is here.


Coupon for Black Friday from O-ink

November 27, 2008

Black Friday through December 1st, save 50% off your printer inkjet cartridges from O-ink

Restricted to refilled and generic inkjet cartridges.

Coupon Code blackfriday

We accept Paypal.  Shop Here


O-ink is giving away $100 of gas!

October 27, 2008

How would you like $100 in gas?

For the week of October 27th through October 31st, anytime you make a purchase from O-ink at either our Mt. Pleasant Store (600 S. Mission St.  989-779-7227) or our St. Johns Store (1073 S. US-27 Next to T-bones,  989-227-8066) you will get one entry to win a $100 gas card.

Drawing is held on November 3rd, and winner will be notified by phone.  You must make a purchase to enter, phone orders do qualify.  Must be able to pick up gas card if winner and provide photo id to verify name.  Not valid with orders on our website.  One winner per location (two winners total).  Must be 18 or older.  Not valid to O-ink staff, family, or vendors.


Another Price Increase, This Time, Lexmark

October 14, 2008

Lexmark just announced (September 2nd) a roughly 5% increase in prices for their supplies.  This falls in line with what I blogged about earlier about price increases.  This will affect the retail market on November 3rd.

While O-ink will be raising our prices on the Lexmark Brand cartridges, our replacement brand will not be affected at all and we do not see a price increase in the next 6 months.


Welcome to the new Blog

March 1, 2008

For a while I have been trying to find a place that we could promote our new products, services, promotions, and inform the customer on their printer. Wanting this to stay as cheap as possible, I have now found wordpress.com. So what should you expect? Quite a bit of this blog will contain helpful hints on how to make your printer run smoothly. We at O-ink will take the questions we get from our customers in our store, and put them here on the web. When we come out with new products, like the Canon 8 colors, they will be posted on here. Plus every now and then include a coupon for our website. We at O-ink look forward to helping people out with their printer problems. If you have a question, please email me. Thanks