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Anybody had experience with either do the self-refill or having it done at a photo shop? Costco does them for about $10 each ($18 to purchase new) and I'm just wondering if they work as well.


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I"ve tried them (refilled both ways) & more often than not was not satisfied.

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I have an HP Officejet and have refilled it myself many times with good results. If you let them run completely out of ink the refill doesn't always work.
I haven't used the Costco refills but I know some businesses that do with good results.


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We tried a few times with two different printers, each time the 'new ink' caused the print heads to go bad.

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I get new cartridges in bulk from tonerdepot2010 on ebay.

Ends up costing me $2 per new cartridge in the high yield compatible cartridges.
The ink is a good as any factory ink and you can't tell the difference in density, flow or hue.

At that price, I'm not going to ruin a shirt and have my jets clog the next day.

He's out of Canada and it takes a while to get shipments but when it gets there, all fears are over.

I buy the 30 cartridge set (5 complete sets including black) for $59.95 shipped to my door.

I can't get one and a half complete sets of the factory stuff for that.

Some things just aren't worth trying to squeak another buck out of.






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I have had success with the refils from Walgreens both the black and color.

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I have a HP 842C and refill my black cartridges without a problem. Colour cartridges have a foam in them and are harder to work with so I buy new ones. Since I don't run much colour it isn't a big deal.

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I've been using refills on my Officejet 6300 for a couple of years with no problems. Printers are inexpensive in comparison to the cost of ink cartridges. Even if the heads clog up, the printer itself has become disposable. Unless you have a high end printer, I'd go with refills.
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Hi Rudy,



Do you use these cartridges for photos or just general use? A set of 30 for my printer is cheaper than buyingonebranded set.



And free shipping for the ones I need!!!


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I get new cartridges in bulk from tonerdepot2010 on ebay.

Ends up costing me $2 per new cartridge in the high yield compatible cartridges.
The ink is a good as any factory ink and you can't tell the difference in density, flow or hue.

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Greg and Carol wrote:
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Do you use these cartridges for photos or just general use? A set of 30 for my printer is cheaper than buyingonebranded set.



And free shipping for the ones I need!!!


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I get new cartridges in bulk from tonerdepot2010 on ebay.

Ends up costing me $2 per new cartridge in the high yield compatible cartridges.
The ink is a good as any factory ink and you can't tell the difference in density, flow or hue.
Yes, for photos, manuals and labels for all the 'Rudy's' stuff except the business cards. Absolutely indistinguishable from the branded ink. You could move the factory label over to these and never know the difference. They even seal them with the same tear open vacuum sealed bags.

It is so cheap that I don't even worry about what the Mrs is printing or how many 8x10s she asks me to make for her. Color printing costs are simply not a factor any more.

My printer is an Epson Artisan 710. I bought it to get away from HP's ink rape business and to have a nice networked all in wonder that also prints directly on printable CDs/DVDs and to have built in double-sided color printing (I use that for the manuals as I print originals each time). I also wanted individual ink carts so I didn't have to throw away more HP ink just because one ran dry.
The scanner is also pretty amazing. Labels and card stock go right through it.

It made it worth the little extra money for start up getting the machine. Great printer and all the computers in the house print to it directly over the network.







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