I did have a colour cartridge that gave immediate problems with my Epson 895. I telephoned Choice, and they immediately sent a replacement that was fine. I did not have to return the defective one either.
I had previously always used Epson original cartridges & found that they also get blocked after a period of inactivity. Choice ones do seem better in that respect. No difference in colour quality either.
I have an Epson 895 and Epson R200. Have used Choice cartridges for years without any problems.
On advice from Epson Helpline I now never switch my printers off (apparently this stops the printers initialising each time so they don't waste ink) and I always run a test print (made up in Word containing text and graphics, black and colours) through both of them once a week. I have never had a blockage and have never had to use the Cleaning Cycle.
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