Has anyone ever purchased ink cartridges other than the recommended branded type. I have an Epson C82 and am getting fed up with paying about £65 for a set of new cartridges everytime. I have been looking at a few websites offering non-branded cartridges, which are a fraction of the cost. Has anyone ever used these before, and how do they compare?
I tried the comatibles from various suppliers inc choice stationary for my Epson C70 and C82 printers, but gave up after too many rejects. Not a problem with cartridges more a problem with how Epson have set there printers. If I managed to install a compatible I could not directly install a replacement straight after, I always ended up installing an orginal. Got so fed up with the high cost of ink and cartridge failures I swapped over to HP printers with no chipped cartridges.
I think the problem with Epsons fixed head type occur if you run the cartridges dry or use the printer infrequently. I have only ever used compatible cartridges in Epson's & never had a dud. If you use your printer less than every day a HP type with replaceable heads is preferable.
I tried the refillable cartriges one time but got fed up with poor ink quality (ok for web pages and that's about it) and it was a bit messy with all them syringes etc. But never had a problem with compatibles for my Epson Photo 870
I dont tend to use my printer everyday. Probably use it on average about 3 times a week or so. Mainly used just for basic printing ie. web pages and emails, with the option of sometimes printing photos. Are you saying that as i dont use it everyday, that i may have a problem with compatables? Thanks.