Not only do inkjet cartridges cost a lot of money, they also dry out quickly and need to be replaced. There are small tricks you can do to extend the life of the cartridges. Try defaulting all of your printing to "draft" mode instead of "best" mode to save ink; use only the finest mode when printing photos or resumes. Also, choose a less ink-intensive font -- like century gothic -- when the choice of font doesn't really matter. Believe it or not, it will save ink over time.