Re: Brand compatable ink cartridges
I have had mixed results on this.....
Depending on who and where they come from makes a lot of difference (obviously can't go into specifics)and also obviously on your printer itself. I work with one very expensive printer and never fail to order the manufacturers own brand to go with this...
Our other printer is a lot cheaper and I have been able to "experiment" with this.
I print a lot of digital photos as part of my job so have tested a few of these. There were two incidents when the cartridges were completely incompatible with the printer itself and the printer just refused to work.
I returned these to the Supplier, who promised to replace them...This was 2 months ago and no response!
I have used a couple of others (colour rather than black), which didn't really seem to make any difference to the print quality....They didn't improve picture quality though.
In my opinion, I have always had best results with the professional brand which is meant to be used with our printers - They are considerably more expensive but haven't yet really found what I consider to be suitable alternatives....
If you are merely printing Word documents rather than pictures, compatible black inks tend to be fine and produce just as good a job ( I actually use the refill sets at home for standard Word docs)which seem to work OK.
Commercially, be careful if you work with expensive printers and need to produce fantastic results....Go for the best.
However, for home stuff, letters, word docs etc. - compatibles seem to be OK. Even home photo printing works with compatibles but do be careful about where and who you get them from (sorry can't divulge any more info!)
Hope this helps! Yes and do be careful when discussing any printer problems with your Manufacturers...If you admit to using compatible cartridges and not their own brands, they may often refuse to assist and automatically blame the problem on the compatibles (even if this may NOT be the case)......
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