Ink Cartridge Refill Kits?

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  1. todd2000 macrumors 68000

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    Has anyone ever used those ink cartridge refill kits? How do they work? Just curious as they seem to good to be true, and I need new cartridges.
     
  2. evoluzione macrumors 68020

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    i've heard nothing but bad things about them honestly.

    that old adage, you get what you pay for.
     
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  4. ITASOR macrumors 601

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    Trust us on this one....stay far, far, far away from them.
     
  5. todd2000 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I kinda thought so, just asking. I'll stick with cartridges. Thanks
     
  6. pseudobrit macrumors 68040

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    Inkjet cartridges include more than just ink. At the bottom of the cartridge is the printhead. Every time you change ink, you put a brand new printhead on the machine. The heads are designed to last for exactly the amount of ink in the cartridge. It's a wasteful system for sure, but robust printheads that will last through many gallons of ink are absolutely huge (I use one at work; it takes ten minutes to prime itself on startup).

    Do not buy refill kits or recycled (they're simply refilled, really) ink cartridges. If you hate paying for ink all the time, buy a laser printer. Toner is an order of magnitude cheaper per page.
     

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