Retail Inkjet Solutions Announces Costco’s Nationwide Rollout of Inkjet Cartridge Refilling Service

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Company has partnered with retailers to save over 200,000 gallons of oil and 2600 tons of plastic in their inkjet cartridge filling efforts to date

Costco 1- Hour Photo Center with RIS InkCenter®

Retail Inkjet Solutions (RIS) today announced its InkCenter® has been installed in Costco’s 1-Hour Photo Centers across the United States. Costco members can now bring in their empty cartridges and receive a high quality refill in about an hour. By providing a savings of up to 70% over a new cartridge, the service makes printing more affordable. http://www.costcoinkjetrefill.com

“Teaming up with our retail partners, we have already kept 2600 tons of plastic out of landfills and saved over 200,000 gallons of oil with our ink cartridge refilling program,” said Cecilia Gonzales, CEO, Retail Inkjet Solutions. “With the rollout to all Costco locations nationwide, and its millions of members, we have the opportunity to have an even greater positive impact on the environment. And we can offer this eco-friendly solution without sacrificing quality.”

One million ink cartridges are being emptied per day and 70% are discarded; there is a significant need to reduce the carbon footprint by reusing cartridges. The RIS InkCenter, designed by inkjet cartridge engineers, is the only refill system that exceeds a new cartridge’s printed page count. A study conducted by Quality Logic, an independent testing laboratory, confirmed that RIS refills actually delivers up to 20% more pages than a new cartridge.

“Costco really put us to the test,” said Gonzales. “I am pleased that our ability to meet their rigorous quality standards has not only led to a nationwide rollout, but also to expansion at Costco locations in Canada, Mexico, and the United Kingdom.”

The RIS InkCenter® provides Costco members with an easy and convenient way to refill their ink cartridges – saving them money and saving the planet. RIS leads the market in delivering the highest quality refills, for HP, Canon, Lexmark and Dell, including the most popular ink tanks. Just recently, RIS has added support for Epson ink tanks, making the InkCenter the only product capable of refilling a full line of Epson cartridges in a retail environment.

About RIS
Retail Inkjet Solutions (RIS) is recognized as the quality standard for in-store inkjet cartridge refilling. Independent testing has proven that a cartridge refilled by the RIS InkCenter®, using its patented technology, prints up to 20% more pages than a new cartridge. RIS provides consumers with true value delivering a savings of up to 70% when compared to a new cartridge purchase. The RIS InkCenter is the only UL Listed inkjet cartridge refill system and is deployed in select retailers including Fry’s and Costco as well as campus bookstores in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, and the UK. Go to http://www.retailinkjet.com for more information.

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