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Remanufactured ink?

Discussion in 'Digital Photography & Imaging' started by vicki_nb, Sep 10, 2004.

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  1. vicki_nb

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    I'm looking for ink for my HP Photosmart and I found HP brand remanufactured ink for a couple bucks cheaper than the regular. Is "remanufactured" ink any good? I'm using it for photos so I don't want something that isn't going to look decent.

    Any advice?
     
  2. acraftylady

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    I have never used remanufactured ink for my HP but I have had people tell me if you don't get it from a reputable source then you could ruin the printer and void the warranty and the print quality is not as good and the ink might not last as long as a new one. Someone told me if I was just printing black text then it wouldn't matter but the color won't be as good. I have refilled my black cartridge once my self and it clogged the print head a little so I felt it wasn't worth it.
     
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    Thats what I figured. I would rather pay a few bucks more for better quality....just wan't sure if it was the same or not. I guess if it was it wouldn't be cheaper............

    Thanks.
     
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    I've never used anything but re-manufactured ink in any of my HP printers (aside from the starter cartridges that they come with). I have an Hp 810 that's about 8 years old, and a 940 that's several years old. Both still operate perfectly. I do agree that you should try to use reputable companies to obtain your product from. I use Atlas business systems myself, and in all the years I've been with them, I've only ever had one problem (faulty cartridge) and they replaced it without question. They can be found on the web at http://www.printerrefillkit.com/
     
  5. acraftylady

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    It's good to hear that someone does have luck using them. We make about 100 copies a day on our HP officejet copier and since we paid $900 I just don't want to take the chance to ruien anything with it or my husband would not get his work done at home. I know it sounds stpuid we are paying for a lot of ink but at the time it was just going to be for light usage and then things changed. If I had know I would have got a full size copier with toner for him.
     
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    I've gotten remanufactured (black), and they seem to work okay. My printer is a Canon BJC-250 I've had for 6 years (it was free with my first computer). I've also gotten new cartridges (sealed) from ebay for a lot less.

    I once bought a refill kit, which worked okay (and was good to have on hand if the cartridge ran out). But the ink seemed a little lighter and easier to smudge. Might have been my imagination.

    I was once filling it with the big plastic hypo needle, pushing the plunger and it exploded. The needle part came out of the rest and ink went everywhere! On the walls, my comuter my face and arms. And my daughter's wedding was 2 weeks away.

    I got it off the computer, but little bitty spots are still in places on the wall. It didn't wash off me, but faded and after a few days was gone.

    Adventures in cartridge refilling.

    ~ Carrie
     
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