Ink Jet printers: refilled cartridges, new other-makes or makers originals

  johnincrete 10:11 26 Apr 2014

My Canon printer stopped working and I was told that the cause was refilled cartridges (all from Cartridge World). I was in a hurry to print two important documents and the trafic was hideous in Chania so I went to a local shop and bought a Brother which was the only one that did auto-duplex.

The question: is the printer makers' claim that only their (expensive) cartridges can be used just a sales gimmick or is it true?

  martd7 11:11 26 Apr 2014

I too have always used compatibles for years with minimal problems on my hp 4280 AIO,ive had the occasional pop up saying " cartridge not recognised" but the shop always sent a freepost pack to return the cartridge for a replacement,probably twice in 5years

I use Refresh Cartridges,customer service second to none

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  wee eddie 11:30 26 Apr 2014

I used to print all sort of things. Now I print, only what I really need.

I have a Colour Laser (a Samsung) because I believe that for the occasional printer, Inkjets waste too much ink in the start-up cleaning process and I only use branded cartridges.

My feeling is, "Why risk screwing up a perfectly good printer for the cost of a bottle of wine"

  spuds 12:34 26 Apr 2014

I have a variety of well known branded printer's, and when the 'trial' cartridge runs out, then its a compatible that used for the replacement.

Only once have I had a cartridge problem, and that was with a Choice compatible that started to leak. I stopped using Choice and get stocks from elsewhere. Touch wood, more than happy with what I get and save quite a bit of money into the bargain.

One printer I use daily is a Brother DCP-135C all-in-one. The compatibles cost 50 pence each, and the original cartridges are far more expensive. Plus the compatibles that I get have 'extra capacity' filling, which makes them more of a bargain. Print quality perfect.

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