Ink jet printers tend to go through ink cartridges at incredibly fast paces. Millions of ink cartridges are thrown away each year or recycled, or occasionally you find a method to refill them, although most printer manufacturers warn you not to mostly because they make significantly more money from the ink than from the printers themselves. But there’s other ways to recycle them.
One crafty Etsy seller, Boxlightbox, has managed to find a great use for all the empty cartridges his company was discarding- he turned them into lamps. There’s the $35 single bulb lamp above or the big daddy $200 chandelier. They actually look pretty good! Available in all your favorite inkjet colors like matte black, cyan, light-cyan, magenta, light-magenta, yellow, light-black, and light-light-black. The chandelier actually has the colors arranged just like they are in the printer itself.
Ridgeyard 25.6 x 35.4 Inch Modern Luxurious 10 Lights K9 Crystal Chandelier Candle Pendant Lamp Living Room Ceiling Lighting for Dining Bedroom Hallway Entry (Cognac Color)
Printers Jack 400ML Sublimation Ink for Inkjet PrintersC88 C88+ WF7610 WF7010 WF7710 WF7720 WF7110 WF7210 WF3640 WF3610 ET2720 Heat Press Transfer on Mugs, Plates, Polyester Shirts, Phone Cases etc