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Refilling Printer Cartridges


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Is it recommended to refill printer cartridges, or is it better to just spend the extra money and buy a new one?
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Howdy:

Well, that really depends on how old the printer is and if you really don't care if you void the warranty or plug up the printing head.

I have toated two Epson's using either generic ink cartridges or re-filled ones.

Also, the newer cartridges have a chip built in to tell you when the cartridge is running out of ink. If you re-fill it, that doesn't reset the chip and it still won't print.

With the price of printers now and the cost of the replacement cartridges, I consider most of my inkjets as throw aways as I can get a new one cheaper than replacing the cartridges.

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It is an older printer, a Lexmark X73, about 5 years old.
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You could probably get a new printer that is heads and tails above that one for less than the cost of new cartridges. I wouldn't even be hesitating here.

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Is there a particular model/brand that you would recommend? I would like a color, all in one printer in which the ink doesn't cost that much or doesn't need to be replaced that often? Would you suggest a laser rather than an inkjet?
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Well, I really don't care for the all in ones due to the fact that if something goes wrong with a portion of it you lose everything until you get it back from repair.

Right now, I am using an Epson R220 Photoprinter for my high end color printing and an HP 2500L Color laser for everyday. Very satisfied with both but what you get is a matter of your prefernce and likes.

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