updated 11/30/2010 10:16:27 AM ET 2010-11-30T15:16:27

COLUMBUS, Ohio and CHICAGO, Nov. 30, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Micro Center, a subsidiary of Micro Electronics, Inc. and one of the nation's largest computer retailers, today announced that it will offer a new inkjet cartridge refilling service from Ink-O-Dem in all 23 Micro Center stores nationwide.

Ink-O-Dem inkjet cartridge refills cost half of what a new cartridge costs, so Micro Center's customers no longer have to spend a lot of money on printer ink for their home office or business. In addition, refilling printer cartridges, instead of throwing them away, spares landfills about 60,000 tons of industrial grade plastic every year, according to Lyra Research.

Micro Center's Director of Service Eric Schneider stated, "Our customers are always our number one priority and we constantly refine our offerings to accommodate their needs. Ink-O-Dem's inkjet cartridge refills are the perfect answer for people watching their budgets in this uncertain economy."

"We are delighted to partner with such a popular retailer to provide printer ink that everyone can afford. Micro Center is a convenient, logical destination for people to go for their printer ink needs," said Harry Nicodem, CEO of Ink-O-Dem.

There are over 135 compatible cartridge types. For cartridge types filled at Micro Center locations, please visit http://www.microcenter.com/at_the_stores/refill_service.html or check cartridges at http://www.inkjetfills.com .

About Micro Center

Founded in 1979, Micro Center is a subsidiary of Micro Electronics, Inc., a privately held organization headquartered in Hilliard, Ohio in suburban Columbus. Business operations include retail, direct marketing, technology recycling, and eCommerce. Each Micro Center store carries over 700 product categories with 36,000 products in 23 nationwide locations. For more information about Micro Center, visit http://www.microcenter.com or call 614-850-3000.

About Ink-O-Dem

Ink-O-Dem is the leader in integrated inkjet cartridge refilling and testing solutions for retail and university environments and refills over 5 million cartridges a year. Compatible with 95 percent of the integrated inkjet cartridges available, Ink-O-Dem provides consumers with a 50 percent savings over buying new printer cartridges. Black cartridge refills are $9.99 and color refills are $14.99. Ink-O-Dem is now in thousands of locations in the United States, Canada, Mexico and Puerto Rico. Delighted customers include ACE Hardware, Hi-School Pharmacy, Micro Center, Walgreens, other major chain retailers, and several distinctive universities. Ink-O-Dem saved consumers approximately $50 million last year with inkjet cartridge refills. Visit http://www.inkodem.com or call (815) 331-3200 for more information. Follow Ink-O-Dem on Twitter at @InkODemRefill or http://twitter.com/InkODemRefill .  

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