Office Supply Store Merger Shrinks Printer Ink and Toner Options

So many inks, so little room

So many inks, so little shelf space

Last fall, Office Depot stores began closing as the company completed their merger with Office Max and consolidated local stores (which was odd, since the combined companies are using the Office Depot name). Unbeknownst to many, the old Office Max stores carry a smaller selection of ink and toner supplies than Office Depot stores carried. So many people with less common or older printers suddenly found themselves in a lurch when their Office Depot store closed as they couldn’t get the ink or toner they needed from a local store. Now Staples and Office Depot are in talks to merge so this situation could change again!

I learned this tidbit of information talking to Steve Clark of Metro East Office Machines. He said he can help people who need a local supplier of ink and toner for all types of less common and older printers. If you need help with your printer or toner supplies, call Metro East Office Machines at (618) 234-5628 or e-mail Unlike many “Toner Pirates“, they are a reputable company, having been in business since 1969.