Promotes environmental stewardship and sustainability on campus
OBERLIN, Ohio, Feb. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Association of College Stores (NACS) www.nacs.org, Oberlin OH, and Retail Inkjet Solutions (RIS) www.retailinkjet.com, Carlsbad CA, announced a business development agreement to take the benefits of inkjet cartridge refilling to campuses. In this collaboration, NACS will endorse and market to its more than 3,000 college store members the turnkey service of RIS, its exclusive provider.
Students, faculty, administrators, and surrounding community members will be able to drop off empty cartridges at the participating college store. A like-new, refilled cartridge will be provided at a savings of 40-60% versus the cost to buy new. All refills are done on-site, using the RIS premier InkCenter® technology.
"NACS is proud to partner with RIS to bring their high-quality inkjet refilling solution to campus stores across North America. This program aligns well with our College Store of 2015 initiative and serves as an example of how to provide services students and faculty need while contributing to university sustainability objectives," said Jeff Pavic, vice president of business development for NACS.
"Retail Inkjet Solutions has designed the InkCenter® refill system to deliver like-new quality at a fraction of the price," said Mike Stanicek, CMO of RIS. "Our refill users enjoy significant savings and they quickly become repeat refillers because of the quality our solution delivers. We are proud to partner with NACS in taking the benefits of inkjet cartridge refilling to the campus market."
Headquartered in Oberlin, Ohio, the National Association of College Stores (NACS) is the professional trade association representing the $10 billion collegiate retailing industry. NACS represents more than 3,000 collegiate retailers and approximately 1,100 associate members who supply books and other products to college stores. NACS member stores daily serve America's college students while supporting the academic missions of higher education institutions everywhere.
About Retail Inkjet Solutions, Inc. (RIS)
RIS is the quality leader in turnkey inkjet cartridge refill solutions. The company was founded in 2004 by former inkjet professionals with extensive printer, ink chemistry, and cartridge development expertise. The RIS InkCenter® delivers high-quality refills that are proven to print the same or more pages than new cartridges based on independent testing by Quality Logic. RIS provides consumers with true value and a savings of more than 50% when compared to a new cartridge purchase. The RIS InkCenter® system is deployed in select retailers and campuses in the U.S. and Mexico.