ink refils - Which printers are cheaper to refil?

  garymcginty 20:31 21 Nov 2005

ink refils - Which printers are cheaper to refil?
am looking at
Epson Stylus Photo R800
or the
Canon Pixma iP8500
any advie would be great before I take the plunge

  jbp1982 20:35 21 Nov 2005


  jbp1982 20:36 21 Nov 2005
  keewaa 21:41 21 Nov 2005

The Canon MP110 All in One @£55 was great and cartridge were 3 B&W for £9 and 3 colour for £12. I think it's been replaced by the MP150 but the cartridges have different codes and I haven't discovered if the cheap ones work on it.

  Stuartli 23:36 21 Nov 2005

All-in-ones are much improved but a dedicated printer is always going to outclass the cheaper ones .

  pj123 13:43 22 Nov 2005

Checking on Choice Stationery looks like the Canon is now cheaper by about £2 per cartridge.

Epson R800 £5.99 Canon iP8500 £4.00

  interzone55 15:57 22 Nov 2005

Unfortunately Epson have started taking many manufacturers of compatible cartridges to court for infringing Epson's patents on cartridge design.

Choice stationary are fighting back with a new range of patented cartridges called ThinkPlus (click here) which are a new patented design. This obviously means that they are more expensive than they used to be. I've not tried these yet as I bought a shed load of the old ones last week.

This means that at the moment Canon cartridges are cheaper than Epson's, and consequently Epson's court action will mean that after using their printers for the last 20 years I will probably replace my trusty R300 with a Canon when it dies.

  anskyber 16:38 22 Nov 2005

Canon a full set for £12-99p click here

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