OEM inkjet cartridges vs. third-party ink cartridges and refills?
by Lee Koo (ADMIN) - 7/10/09 10:59 AM
OEM inkjet cartridges vs. third-party ink cartridges
I get a lot of ads and see plenty of offers in stores for
printer ink refills and refill kits, and third-party ink.
Years ago I put supposedly compatible ink in a Canon
printer, and not long after had to have the print head
serviced. The tech warned me never to use non-Canon ink
again. I have to admit with the high relative price put on
genuine Canon ink cartridges, it is tempting to save some
significant cash and try aftermarket cartridges again,
especially after so many years since my bad experience.
Is the tech's warning just as valid in today's market, or
are modern nonbranded inks and refills improved and less
troublesome and just as compatible as OEM products? What are
your experiences? Is there a cheaper alternative to OEM
--Submitted by Joel A.
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It really depends... --Submitted by John.Wilkinson
Over the years, I found... --Submitted by Willy
Alternative ink cartridges --Submitted by Zouch
Aftermarket cartridges, refill kits --Submitted by Robert Burns
Whether it makes sense depends upon a couple factors. --Submitted by BigGuns149
Third party cartridges and refills...it all depends. --Submitted by Anthony854
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