About Discount Toner & Ink
On October 7, 2002, thanks to the foresight and vision of Tim Arnold and Bill Weatherbie, the concept of Discount Toner & Ink – Independence was born. Bill’s first exposure to the toner and ink industry began in his basement, where he re-filled toner cartridges. As his business grew, Bill partnered with Tim, who was also re-filling toner cartridges, to meet customer demand. After a period of time the two partnered in the opening of the Independence, MO store, still in its’ original location. Bill left re-filling to manage the store, while Tim continued to re-fill cartridges and expand the business. Additionally toner and ink cartridges were purchased from other local suppliers.
As time passed and demand grew, technology was developed by the bigger companies, whereby cartridges were now being filled faster and more precisely, on automated equipment. As this transformation took place, the smaller suppliers were gradually replaced by larger, high tech suppliers throughout the United States. Today, re-manufactured toner and ink cartridges come from all parts of the world, as do the OEM cartridges.
Following a successful career in manufacturing management, Don and Jeanine Mueller, originally from Wisconsin, decided to remain in Missouri to begin their next career – that of retailer. Accordingly, they purchased Discount Toner & Ink – Independence on July 1, 2011, offering a comprehensive assortment of not only re-manufactured toners and inks, but also an assortment of office and computer supplies, greeting cards, reconditioned printers, and gift items.