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type of ink for printers

Discussion in 'Photography Forums' started by delosen, Jun 29, 2005.

  1. delosen

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    Hi all
    need some advice about buying replacement ink cartridges for my epson stylus photo R300 printer.Do you need to buy the original ink cartrides from epson or is there a compatible brand just as good.also need to know where to puchase from as there are so many places on the net.please help
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  2. alwyn

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    Try www.blankdiscshop.co.uk. They have an extensive range of very good ink just as good as the originals but at less than half price.
     
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    I'd avoid the very cheap clones as they have a reputation for blocking the jets over time, though if you can live with the print quality it might work out cheaper to replace the printer every couple of years out of the money saved from not buying full-price epson cartridges.

    Personally I stick to Jet-Tec for normal printing (letters etc),and kosha Epson (cartridges and paper) for photo printing when you want top quality.
     
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    I printed out four different pictures from my Ixus700 with the Eson cx6600 one set was with Epson ink the other set with Jet Tec,they are identical.
    One offer at the moment is through Datasafe who are going into the ink market in colaberation with one of the leading ink manufacturors just look at the prices,they certainly warrant a try
     
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    Try ebay, I've bought several sets of compatable ink (for the girlfriend's R200) for silly prices... but all good quality!!

    Just keep an eye out, some sellers try and bump the prices up a bit with high postage costs.

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    I've recently replaced all my inks for my R200 with 99p inks from www.7dayshop.com and the print quality looks just as good to me as from the origional cartridges. I think this was just a special offer and the prices have gone up to £1.40 each, but this is still a great price IMO.

    Mark.
     
  7. alwyn

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    Datersafe ink cartridges I have just purchased 20 units suitable for Epson printers at a total price of £11 thats just over 50p each.Purchased from SVP.
     
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    whats the longevity of these compatable inks compared to the rest genuine OE inks
     
  9. alwyn

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    The Datasafe are just the same in ink volume as the Epson.Incedentialy have you ever considerd thet some of the O E.inks cost in volume terms as much as £750 per ltr.
     
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    yes but is the ink of the same quality as the stuff used in OE cartridges, i.e does it fade over time, are the colours as vibrant etc. nothing worse than watching your memorys fade away is there... :rolleyes:
     
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    The cheap inks can fade away - any recommended brands?
     
  12. alwyn

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    I have been using Jet Tec now for over a year and have had no problems with fade.The latest ink that I have purchased is Datasafe but have no history on this product,but SVP say they come from a major ink manufacturer and they are a well known and reputable company who would not recomend a product without proper trials
     
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    The Ridisk/Datasafe inks are fine from SVP. On my 2nd set now, no problems and
    last for ages (longer than the originals)
     

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