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I'm considering on purchasing the refillable ink cartridges for my Epson WF-600 and my WF-3640, but Amazon.com seems to be selling separate ink for different cartridges.  Are the inks for these two printers so much different that I need to buy separate ink bottles?  Aren't these inks compatible with these two different cartridges? 

 

Also I see that they use terminology for these inks that I'm new to.  Is there a difference between an ink and a dye?

T252 refillable non-oem one set of empty T252XL-BCS compatible ink cartridges for Epson WorkForce WF-3630
http://www.amazon.co...=A11U028QLJMDEX
 


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As far as needing different cartridges for the different inks, I copied this off the page you linked to those empty cartridges:

Save hundreds of dollars. Just buy ink from now on. Compatible with dye, pigment or sublimation inks. We also sell inks please check out our other items at Amazon



This link may give some clarification on inks for you:

http://www.adorama.c...and-Pigment-Ink



Good luck!  :)


Edited by Fusionbomb, 06 February 2015 - 06:05 AM.

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Thanks.  So pigmented ink has micro particles whereas dye does not.  So if I understand you correctly, then I can use the ink dye that I have left over from my HP Deskjet cartridge refill kit in my Epson refillable cartridges so long as it is not a pigment.  Then all dye inks are the same for any brand of printer and safer for refilling than pigmented inks.

 

As far as needing different cartridges for the different inks, I copied this off the page you linked to those empty cartridges:

Save hundreds of dollars. Just buy ink from now on. Compatible with dye, pigment or sublimation inks. We also sell inks please check out our other items at Amazon



This link may give some clarification on inks for you:

http://www.adorama.c...and-Pigment-Ink



Good luck!  :)


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Correct.

Dye-based inks are the same, but the cartridges are different sizes/shapes.


Edited by Fusionbomb, 07 February 2015 - 12:39 PM.

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Hi, just for general information, refilling cartridges is OK if only printing text, even in different colours, however each manufacturer of printers uses slightly different levels or amount of dye mixture in their own cartridges, the printer is then set work with those levels. Refilling with a general purpose ink or dye can result in poor colour quality in photographs, especially where colour might be important.

 

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