The Benefits

Why you should be rushing out to buy a kit yesterday…

The most important plus to potty training your printer is that you keep your current “faithful” printer, but like so many things in life you probably don’t get to see the “what if” potential so let me give you an insight into just what you avoid when you opt for a Printer Potty.


Your old printer is still working so you don’t have to pay out for:

  • a new printer
  • new cartridges for your new printer
    (often original cartridges because compatibles rarely work with brand new printers)

Both of these cost money. Anywhere from £40 to £600 for a new printer and £40 to £150 for just one set of original cartridges.

So what will you do with the money you save? Holiday? New carpet? I’m sure it’ll be lovely, whatever it is.


That’s right, you don’t have to visit the tip, nor will you add another bit of electronic waste to the pile. You also don’t need to throw or give away your spare cartridges or that CIS system you installed for your existing printer because you still need them.

Ok so, it’s not going to save the planet but it’s a step in the right direction.


You’re unlikely to run out and buy the first new printer you clap eyes on, so chances are you’ll spend considerable time researching options, features, brands before finally getting a magazine, reading a review and praying it wasn’t paid for by the manufacturer.

New printers = new drivers and new instructions to ignore… the ones you then spend half an hour looking for, because you can’t figure out how to use that new gizmo.

Ok, so nothing is perfect, buying a Printer Potty does mean you’ll still have to figure out how to install that Printer Potty, and reset the waste counter but we already did the research for you. Those instructions you wanted?… we have them here.

What If…?

So, there you go, assuming you’ve not got a time machine you’re already figuring out what to do with all that time and money you won’t need to spend.

The environmental benefits are incidental but keeping a printer running just once past it’s normal lifespan also means you halve your contribution to landfill. We’ve helped keep some going past the 8 year mark which is a lot of landfill!

Enjoy that holiday… I’m sure it’ll be great.