EMERYVILLE, Calif., Dec 19, 2006 - With more people looking for unique ways to send their family, friends and loved ones warm greetings during the holidays, homemade greeting cards remain the popular solution. But, add the printing costs with that of dozens of photographs taken with digital cameras at seasonal gatherings and you've got an expensive bill.
Cartridge World, the world's fastest growing retail chain of replacement ink, offers local residents a more cost-effective way to create their greeting cards and print their digital photographs.
"Instead of buying ink cartridge after ink cartridge, save yourself some money while also being environmentally friendly and refill your ink cartridges with us," said Burt Yarkin, CEO of Cartridge World North America.
According to USAToday, there were an estimated 54 million digital cameras in the hands of consumers last year. With film cameras having taken a backseat to its digital counterpart, it signals a shift in the long American tradition of 'shoeboxes full of photos.' Recent surveys suggest that only 13 percent of digital images end up on paper, compared to 98 percent of film images. Accordingly, people perceive digital photos are 'free,' and choose not to print any because of a 'perceived' high cost for ink and paper.
"Families can continue their 'photo album traditions' during and after the holiday season at home with their digital cameras, for the same price as having a roll of film developed at the store by utilizing our refilling services," said Yarkin.
About Cartridge World
Cartridge World, founded in Australia in 1991, is the world's fastest growing ink refill franchise retailer in the $80 billion printer cartridge industry. The company refills and manufactures empty cartridges for inkjet printers, laser printers, fax machines, and photocopiers with top quality inks and toners. Businesses and consumers can save up to 50 percent versus purchasing new brand-name cartridges, receive a 100 satisfaction guarantee, and help protect the environment by keeping used cartridges out of landfills. There are currently more than 440 locations open in the United States, with 600 locations expected by the end of 2006.