Following the recent terrorist scare regarding explosives hidden in printer ink and toner cartridges, the Secretary of State for Transport has issued directions prohibiting the carriage by air of ink or toner cartridges.
This impacts both inland and international carriage of ink and toner cartridges by Royal Mail (much inland postage is still carried by plane). To comply with the directions Royal Mail are unable to fly any ink or toner cartridges over 500g through their UK or international network until further notice. They are advising customers that they can still post ink and toner, but to be aware of potential delays to these items reaching their destinations.
If you sell printer ink or toner on eBay, Amazon or your own website it’s probably worth informing customers of potential delivery delays for this type of product. If you’re running short of supplies for your own printer make sure you replenish your supplies in plenty of time before you run out.