Having a printer is great, but the costs for the ink cartridges can get out of control, especially for businesses that a large number of printers to purchase ink for. Having your office at home can be costly as well, as you will most likely be using your printer on a daily basis, not to mention the kids using it for their homework. Many homes today have multiple computers, which means multiple printers. Of course, the easiest way to go would be paper-free but unfortunately that doesnt always work. By following a few simple guidelines, you can extend the life of your black ink cartridge.