If you have a machine that has ink heads that are mounted seperately from the cartridge (ie most photo printers today), then aftermarket ink cartridges can be horrible for your machine in the sense that the ink is not formualated the same. The ink tends to either have little particles that will either clog, damage, or dry up your ink heads. Guess what you do in most situations after that? Buy a new printer.
Buying a new printer won't work... you only get 1/2 full starter cartridges from the manufacturer. Not to mention, you're being very wasteful
I've worked at Staples for nearly three years as an electronics sales associate, part time lead, and within the past year their Easy Tech. Bogus job, I really don't fancy it, but they're cutting me a $2k check every year for college tuition reimbursement. Money can buy love
. But $8.25/hr with 20 hrs cuz of college is hard until I get that check.
So this printer thing has gotten jammed into my head from the sales reps you get from Canon, HP, Epson, and ESPECIALLY Lexmark (who I see as useless, seeing as though I went through three of their printers in one year). They come in, try to give you free
By the way, I use remans because I have a printer that doesn't have seperate ink heads (HP PSC 2110). And I used it maybe a few times a year. Surprised the thing hasn't croaked on me yet.