Being the manufacturer & retailer gives us a major advantage.
After 10 years in the ink cartridge industry, we at Abitech Systems Ltd noticed a huge change in the UK market place. Large quantities of poor quality ink cartridges from China flooded into the UK, being sold in markets, car boot sales & even Ebay. The low price of these cartridges was only matched by their low quality. Producing poor quality prints, and damaging printers in the process, these cartridges gave "compatible" ink cartridges a well earned bad name.
We decided to compete with highly priced original ink cartridges by manufacturing a high quality compatible cartridge of our own. Our unique high capacity cartridge cases are made from a large percentage of recycled plastic material. This in no way reduces the quality of the cartridge casing, just helps reduce waste.
In order to complete our high quality cartridges, we needed a partnership with a high quality ink manufacturer. Over a period of 2 years we bulk tested over 25 manufacturers inks. We soon discovered that so called "universal ink", ie, a single ink that can be used in many different makes & models of cartridge was simply "universally bad" in all makes & model of cartridge. We settled on the largest German ink manufacturer OCP.
Now the product was finished. Costing less than half that of an original ink cartridge, with extended print life per cartridge, we now had an excellent product at a competitive price.
With increasing levels of production over the last 5 years and the introduction of our "internet-ink.co.uk" website in 2003 selling directly to home, business, and trade users we have been able to reduce our prices whilst maintaining our high quality. We now hold a key position of the UK ink cartridge market by selling our own high quality compatible cartridges as well as a full range of well priced original cartridges for all major printer manufacturers such as Brother, Canon, Dell, Epson, Hewlett Packard (HP), Lexmark, Minolta, Neopost, Oki, Pitney Bowes & Samsung.