Well, I'm no expert, and someone else can probably give more information. I know that laser preinters are supposed to be better quality than ink-jet, but they are more pricey. I have never had anything but an ink-jet, so I do not know how much ink is for the laser. I feel your pain though.. my cartridges are $40, too. I have been using refills for the black ink, so that helps a lot. I tried refilling the color, but it did not work. It shows full, but does not print, so that was a waste of money. I told my hubby, we might as well just but one of those cheap printers when our ink runs out, because it's cheaper than refilling!
In our 10th year of homeschooling:
Pam you are so right it's almost cheaper to buy another printer then it is to get new ink. We have tryed refilling with no luck either. Our inks are about 40 dollars too.
So Jen yours is about the same. Ink of any kind is pricey.
A women is like a tea bag you never know how strong she is until she gets into hot water. Quote: By Eleanor Roosevelt
Carl buys cartridges on line a whole lot cheaper than he can get them at Staples or anywhere else. He's out hunting, so I don't know where he gets them at. When he gets home, I'll ask him and post the site.