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How Aftermarket Inkjet Ink Holds Up After a Year 152

Posted by timothy
from the or-lays-down dept.
An anonymous reader writes "About a year ago I found a link on here for a test of inkjet printer inks. The article compared original manufacturer inks against much cheaper third party stuff and the results were surprisingly in favour of third party products. They've now published the final part of this study, examining the prints produced a year ago. This time the printer manufacturers have come out far better, with some third party prints having disappeared completely! Cartridge World ink still seems worth a try though, if you don't want to pay manufacturers' inflated prices."
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How Aftermarket Inkjet Ink Holds Up After a Year

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  • ink refill (Score:2, Insightful)

    by grrrlyboy (563045) on Tuesday April 29, 2008 @11:09AM (#23238312) Homepage
    i just refilled my samsung ml1710 toner cartridge with a toner refill kit and i have to say i'm impressed. nearly 1/8th the cost of a full replacement cartridge, i can't see the difference. and replacing the toner was simple. it amazes me that more people don't go this route.
  • by projectmonkey (1235992) on Tuesday April 29, 2008 @01:27PM (#23240768)
    I'm seriously considering taking home one of those black ink dot-matrix printers sitting in storage at work, which I could have for free. They're industrial printers that last, and for just black and white printing that will eventually get trashed, it would be cheaper than my HP inkjet, which is the only printer on my small LAN at home. My wife and kids are killing me on inkjet ink. I know I'll need to attach a print server to network it, but it still may prove to be useful.
  • by bogie (31020) on Tuesday April 29, 2008 @06:56PM (#23245580) Journal
    Where can you buy Canon ink for $6? Retail everywhere for canon stuff is like $12 offline and $10 online.

    I have a 5yr i560 that still prints beautiful photos. I'll never buy another HP inkjet.

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