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02 Oct 2021

I live in a rural city 300km west of Sydney. Australia. Some years ago I switched from "Brother" branded cartridges (AUD 185 for set of 1 BK +1 ea of M, C, Y)) from OfficeWorks (similar to Office Depot/Staples) to "Inkstation" branded cartridges at AUD 44 for the same set, including overnight delivery to my front door. I print a very large number of high definition colour 8x10 medical images. Recently reprinted an image from 3 years ago for a colleague, both using "Inkstation" inks. There is no measurable difference between the two. Under a 10x magnifier there is no bleeding of one colour into another, sharpness is superb, colours are accurate. There is also no measurable difference between these two copies, and the original image print from 7 years ago using a Canon printer and Canon branded inks. And a saving of 76% on current prices....

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02 Oct 2021

For many years now, here in Australia I have been using Inkstation, a company similar to 123Inkjets, for their third party ink cartridges in my Canon Pixma printer/scanner with great success. They also sell the genuine product for all brands as well as toner cartridges for laser printers. Never had a problem and the print result is indistinguishable from the genuine item. They also provide free shipping, within 1 to 2 days, for purchases over a certain quantity. Very inexpensive over time and a great product.

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02 Oct 2021

I have a Canon MP140printer/scanner sitting here. I printed about 50 b/w pages with it and had to replace the cartridge. I never used the colour but they were empty so I mortgaged the house to replace all the cartridges. I got approx 170 pages of b/w and when I tried to print colour...NOT ONE. I couldn't afford a second mortgage so I bought a Samsung b/w laser printer. I've been using it for a number of years now and have only had to replace the toner once. I bought one on Ebay for about 70% less than in the store. I've been exceptionally happy with the printer and the cheap toner. As for the Canon, I keep it around for 2 reasons. 1) A reminder, no more wasted ink from a piece of junk that constantly purges the cartridges 2) It has a good scanner so it wasn't a total waste of money.

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02 Oct 2021

We have been using an Australian continuous ink supply from "www.rihac.com.au" made from recycled materials for at least 10 years. The last spare black ink bottle was bought in 2019 (after 5 years) for a Brother DCPJ152W flatbed printer. The other 3 bottles are still as installed. The first original cartridges were missing because this was a demo model "last in shop" printer bought in emergency, and Rihac were able to help with a a special starter chip for each cartridge by post! Amazing expertise and saving,--and all recycled.

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Joe H
02 Oct 2021

After using HP and Epson printers with ink cartridges for many, many years, I finally got tired of always running out of ink when I would need it and bought an Epson ET2760. Its been a couple of months know and in spite of it nagging you to check the ink levels, they are still surprisingly high. I think its money well spent.

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02 Oct 2021

I have tried "non-HP" ink cartridges from 3 different sources, and found they don't last nearly as long as the OEM cartridges. Yes, they are expensive, but my experience is that they last much longer.

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02 Oct 2021

I am not so sure that HP is easily fooled. After some 10 plus years with their straightforward basic Deskjet printer which served me faithfully BUT with me topping up the cartridges - and giving me some
200 sheets per cartridge - time came for a change. I am now a very satisfied customer with the printer and scanner BUT come the time to refill the cartridges the machine stubbornly refused to print more that 20 sheets per cartridge !! I now can only use THEIR official cartridges. Can someone suggest whether HP ARE on the ball please?

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02 Oct 2021

I've been using third party cartridges for many years in my Canon printer. I have had no problems but I printed a couple of photos for a friend about a year ago and I noticed recently that they have faded. Maybe OEM cartridges are best for printing photos..

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02 Oct 2021

The boys' dad just had to buy a new printer.
At least four people had tried to fix it, self included.

He'd installed refilled cartridges.
Got a system ink error.

That darn error would not go away!!!!

Take the cartridges out. With no cartridges in the machine, still the error..

Hp 3512 error code oxc4eb841e

Bought brand new cartridges. Error still there.
HP didn't want to talk to me. You needed a support plan???

So. He got a new printer.

He can't return the OEM cartridges because it was a private seller. (Still in box and up to date.)

Love to understand. Apparently the refills worked. There was a paper jam.
That error came up and wouldn't go away.
I spent hours online searching.
Lots of folk seem to have had the same problem. Nothing worked.

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02 Oct 2021

I have used both 123Inkjets and LD for over ten years. Original issues were that it wasn't good but lately they seem to work right away. I will continue to use both. My HP Photosmart C-4580 is 15 years old and still going strong.

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02 Oct 2021

I have an HP color laser jet pro... that uses 4 expensive toner cartridges. I replaced the original ones with a "compatible" cartridge, but I had to cut something off the original, stick it into the replacement, had to use tweezers and kept dropping it. To sum up, the things were messy and difficult to install and I've gone back topaying the exhorbitant HP prices to preserve my sanity.

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03 Oct 2021

I have two OKI laser printers, one mono, and one colour MFP; I've used aftermarket toner in both for years, with no problems.
When it comes to my Canon inkjet, as it's only ever used for seriously important things like family wedding and baby pictures, I use OEM cartridges; the cost difference isn't that great when only printing a few. I can also get OEM off the shelf at my local supermarket, 'copies' and refills need to be mail-ordered.

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03 Oct 2021

I have been using the HP Instant Ink program for years and think that it is an economically great program. Monthly charges of $2.99 for up to 50 pages with rollover pages is cheaper than buying new cartridges.
They have other plans also.

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21 Oct 2021

I have always bought my Printers, Canon, Dell, H.P.
and others at Costco. Costco had a good refill station and reasonable prices. Canon and H.P. started to not work properly, so I found it was cheaper to buy a new Printer than to buy their cartridges. I now decided to buy a ET-2750 with Tank
Cartridge refill, so far I have been very satisfied
with it.

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