It will depend entirely on your usage. It is definitely cost effective to buy it in bulk. However if your usage is minimal, it could dry out sitting on the shelf unused.
Yes it will! There is probably still ink on it, but the ink has dried out due to a long period of time of unuse. The ink is very slow drying, but it will dry out.
Check the settings on the device.
Depending on your printer, you might be able to print using black ink when the color ink cartridge is empty. Most printers that use integrated printhead (IPH) ink cartridges can print without a tri-color ink cartridge. Other types of printers print only when all ink colors are available.
Choosing the right ribbon depends on the printer as well as the application. It will be indicated on the printer carton and the manual. Give us a call. Our expert staff can help you with printer and ribbon compatibility.
Thermal printers used in POS printers, cash machines, faxes, and similar devices use printer ribbons. The printer carton should indicate the details of which cartridge or ribbon your specific printer uses. If you are not clear on the make and model, give us a call and we will guide you through.