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View Poll Results: What do you do when your printer runs out of ink?
buy new ink cartridges 12 54.55%
buy remanufactured cartridges 2 9.09%
refill your own cartridges 4 18.18%
buy a new printer with ink in it 1 4.55%
other 3 13.64%
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Old 03-04-2008, 04:32 PM   #11
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Non OEM Genuine ink has given me alot of problems, including killing a very expensive canon multifunction printer. As mentioned, its horribly inferior.

I always use NEW ink.
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Old 03-04-2008, 04:38 PM   #12
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I use my PCS more for scanning and I hardly ever print, so the ink lasts as long as the printer does. When I upgrade, I just buy all new everything. If I really needed more ink, I'd buy new.
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Old 03-04-2008, 04:43 PM   #13
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New


But I love this option

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buy a new printer with ink in it
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Old 03-04-2008, 04:50 PM   #14
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I got tired of buying ink, so I bought a laser printer last year for $60 and still have used up the starter toner cartidge.
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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.
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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 .
we knew that. That option was a joke
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Yeah I kind of figured you guys were. But you wouldn't believe how many people we see coming in bi monthly for a new printer. They say 'hey, sixty bux, that'* as much as I pay for cartridges, I'm buying a new printer instead'. Just making it clear.
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New.

As mentioned, the ink is just not the same.

If you care about color quality new is the only way.
The different colors are not the same from brand to brand. You can adjust the color profile in the driver but will use a lot of ink and paper doing it.
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Old 03-04-2008, 07:34 PM   #19
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I got tired of buying ink, so I bought a laser printer last year for $60 and still have used up the starter toner cartidge.
I still have both but I bought the HP 1020 laser at Target on clearance for $49.95 no sales tax here in DE and I am still on the OEM toner and its been 2 years.
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I have an Epson CX4200, and I have found that the XPrint black ink replacements work great, but there is absolutely no substitute for the genuine Epson color ink!
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