Printers are inexpensive, ink is pricy. Those tiny cartridges seem to last no time at all, or dry out entirely, and you either have four spare in the cupboard, or none at all. There’s also the environmental aspect. While some can be refilled or recycled, very often they’re just another chunk of plastic going to landfill. However, Epson has devised an alternative. Their EcoTank printers not only come with the equivalent of 88 cartridges of ink—enough for up to 14,000 black and white pages and 5,200 colour ones—but have simple, hassle-free, mess-free bottle refills for when you do run it. It’s better for the environment and saves you around 90 per cent on what you’d usually pay for ink.