There are a number of different options available to those who want to replace their ink cartridges less often.
Some manufacturers produce printer cartridges with larger volumes of ink than other producers, so those who want to replace the items less often may wish to consider which producer's printer they buy.
Consumer Search reports that a number of owner reviews note that Canon printers in particular tend to use less ink than their competitors.
Certain manufacturers tend to offer printer hardware at a cut-price cost and then offer more expensive ink cartridges.
However, rather than using original supplies, individuals could opt for compatible cartridges, which tend to be cheaper than versions from manufacturers. Larger cartridges, which may offer a lower cost per page, can also be purchased.
Kodak also offers more expensive printers and then cheaper cartridges and a number of users have claimed such a model can work out to be more cost effective in the long run.