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    • burtons
    • By burtons 1st Sep 17, 9:52 AM
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    Are refillable ink cartridges any good
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    Are refillable ink cartridges any good 1st Sep 17 at 9:52 AM
    I'm thinking of buying refillable ink cartridges for my epson printer but are they any good.
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    • dipsomaniac
    • By dipsomaniac 1st Sep 17, 10:09 AM
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    don't know if they have improved but when i went through my refillable ink stage it gave me so much grief as some cartridges would work and others needed returning and replacing. i soon gave up and started buying genuine cartridges from reputable sellers again. i am now in my hp instant ink stage in life and it was the best ink decision that i ever made.
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    • By burtons 1st Sep 17, 10:18 AM
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    don't know if they have improved but when i went through my refillable ink stage it gave me so much grief as some cartridges would work and others needed returning and replacing. i soon gave up and started buying genuine cartridges from reputable sellers again. i am now in my hp instant ink stage in life and it was the best ink decision that i ever made.
    Originally posted by dipsomaniac
    I was going to buy genuine Epson cartridges but they was more expensive than a new printer.
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    • By Slinky 1st Sep 17, 10:22 AM
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    I was going to buy genuine Epson cartridges but they was more expensive than a new printer.
    Originally posted by burtons
    That's because the cartridges in them will have only a tiny amount of ink in. Replacement ones have larger capacities.
    • dipsomaniac
    • By dipsomaniac 1st Sep 17, 10:32 AM
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    2 x months free ink with this printer

    https://www.johnlewis.com/hp-envy-5646-all-in-one-wireless-printer-2-months-hp-instant-ink-pick-a-plan/p1899239?navAction=jump
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    I used to refill my old HP printer cartridges. But now they have made their ink cartridge chips too difficult for me to do it this way anymore, so I'm having to buy new HP302 cartridges. Has anybody found a way round this yet.Thanks for any replies.
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    • Neil Jones
    • By Neil Jones 1st Sep 17, 5:38 PM
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    Refilling only works to a certain extent because of the sponge inside the cartridges - they can only hold so much ink. At that point the cartridge would need replacing - they can't be refilled indefinitely.

    Some printers you can get the continuous ink systems for them and just top the containers up as needs be, but for most users it's just as practical to get the cheaper compatible cartridges.
    • forgotmyname
    • By forgotmyname 1st Sep 17, 6:11 PM
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    I had clear see through cartridges with my Epson RX620. Pack of 6 carts and 6 bottles of inks which tapered to a point.

    The carts autoreset so the printer thought they were always fairly full. Being clear you could easily see the levels.

    Refilling was a case of remove a rubber bung, insert pointed nozzle on the bottle into the hole and let it drip in or very gently squeeze the bottle to speed it up.

    No messing with syringes and having to wash parts.

    I think it was one of the last epsons made properly. Newer models are very light and inferior.
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    • burtons
    • By burtons 1st Sep 17, 9:33 PM
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    I had clear see through cartridges with my Epson RX620. Pack of 6 carts and 6 bottles of inks which tapered to a point.

    The carts autoreset so the printer thought they were always fairly full. Being clear you could easily see the levels.

    Refilling was a case of remove a rubber bung, insert pointed nozzle on the bottle into the hole and let it drip in or very gently squeeze the bottle to speed it up.

    No messing with syringes and having to wash parts.

    I think it was one of the last epsons made properly. Newer models are very light and inferior.
    Originally posted by forgotmyname
    It sounds like the cartridges I'm looking to buy. Can you remember where you got them from.
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    • By forgotmyname 1st Sep 17, 10:02 PM
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    Bought the printer which had the original carts and replaced with these and only ever bought 1 set if the larger bottles of refills.
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    • letsbehonest
    • By letsbehonest 9th Sep 17, 10:21 AM
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    I used refillable carts on my Epson XP Expression they worked quite well but Epson issue sneaky firmware updates with their printer software updates and this stops the refillables working, they deny this but I did some research and other users had the same problem. Go laser.
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