Ink/Printer question

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  1. Rondofan9 macrumors member

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    http://www.4inkjets.com/HP-Deskjet-1051-printer-ink-cartridges-toner

    So I see this "refill kits" If I bought the cartridges, and those refill kids, is that my cheapest option. I won't be printing very frequently at all, just school stuff. Just looking for my cheapest scanner/printer combination option. This scanner/printer/copier is $30 and ink seems fairly cheap?

    Idk, if you guys can find a better deal or help my ink dilemma let me know.
     
  2. Tomorrow macrumors 604

    Tomorrow

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    I've never seen ink compete with a laser printer on a cost per page basis - that, and the quality of ink printouts is right up there with hammered dog **** - but hey, for thirty bucks, what have you got to lose? If you're happy with it, then you're a winner; if you end up not liking it, you haven't invested too much.
     
  3. obeygiant macrumors 68040

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    I've tried the same route with my HP laserjet. The cartridges are about half or two-thirds the price, but I noticed they didn't last as long and the ink quality would be inconsistent. I feel you, dog. To replace 4 cartridges on my new laserjet is almost $400.

    More to consider:

    link
     
  4. iJohnHenry macrumors P6

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    If you don't need colour, the OEM cartridge in my LexMark laser printer gives ~1,500 pages.

    And the "ink" doesn't dry-out and clog.

    Might last you through school.
     
  5. jsolares macrumors 6502a

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    i have a ciss (continous ink supply system) for my multifunction wireless hp printer, ink is cheap that way, granted it's not the best quality, but if it starts printing too poorly i can just buy new cartridges and connect the tubing to it.

    something like:
     

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