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Epson R800 Cartridges


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Colt Hero

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My Epson R800 Stylus photo printer is only a few months old, but it's time to replace a couple of the cartridges: matte black and cyan. Anybody out there with this unit ever used a compatible cartridge in it? I see prices on the web running $7 for compatibles and $11 for Epson-brand. Are there any established and trusted compatible manufacturers? Of course, Epson says to use only THEIR cartridges because a "knock-off" could leak - damaging your printer and voiding your warranty .... obviously something I want to avoid...
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Ignore what Epson say, they just want you to stick with them.
Compatible cartridges are every bit as good as the originals, plus they usually last a bit longer and are cheaper to boot. Plus a compatible cartridge is a compatible cartridge - no real difference as long as it fits the printer and is the right colour.
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For the R800 Epson want 21 USD here though compatibles go for around a tenth of that

I bought two new R220 and have used compatibles from the off at 9 USD for the set with an extra black cartridge

Try a compatible to see if it runs well, not all of them do
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Thanks for your time. Could you recommend a particular vendor of compatibles?
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I'm in the UK so the sites I use won't apply for your location, though sites like pricegrabber usually show the cheapest sites, though try to get just a single set of compatibles so you can check those that work

When you change a cartridge the first couple of prints will still be using ink from the previous cartridge so print a few pages before deciding

Datawrite make good ones if you can get them
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