'I'd rip through ink when printing photos'
One of the few financial benefits of acting is that you don't have too many overheads.
But if you want to nail down a juicy role, one of the main ones is printer ink.
"I used to print colour headshots on an EPSON Stylus Photo R220," says Monaghan-born Kevin Marron.
"The photos were beautiful, but I'd rip through ink!
"The printer I picked up for €100 but EPSON ink (to fill it) ran anywhere from €68 to €90."
Kevin used to keep his costs down by buying photo paper from PC World and using generic print cartridges from his local repair shop in Carrickmacross.
His latest model print -- an HP printer -- has "ruined my low cost happiness".
It won't recognise generic cartridges, even refilled ones.
This is part of a trend as print companies step up their technological war on low-cost generic cartridge producers (see main story).