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Old 01-27-2010, 10:55 AM
 
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Get a Kodak. $25 for both B/W and color cartridges
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Old 01-27-2010, 12:10 PM
 
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Seen your post but haven't responded because I don't want to hijack it but....

there is a way to make your cartridges last longer....you can manipulate your printer to 'think' there's ink because printers are programmed to STOP working if you are 1/2 out or just below 1/2...and that's why ink costs so darn much. You still have ink but your printer will stop functioning because it wants you to pay more money. (sneaky trick the manufacturers use)

I found this trick and have used it for my brother machine. I decide when I need ink- not the printer.
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Old 01-27-2010, 12:52 PM
 
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Seen your post but haven't responded because I don't want to hijack it but....

there is a way to make your cartridges last longer....you can manipulate your printer to 'think' there's ink because printers are programmed to STOP working if you are 1/2 out or just below 1/2...and that's why ink costs so darn much. You still have ink but your printer will stop functioning because it wants you to pay more money. (sneaky trick the manufacturers use)

I found this trick and have used it for my brother machine. I decide when I need ink- not the printer.
My cartridges are clear so if it says it is empty I can see it's empty..

And each color is a different cartridges, so if I run out of cyan I just have to buy cyan... Now the bad part.....they cost $17.00 each each...LOL
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Old 01-27-2010, 01:23 PM
 
Location: Moon Over Palmettos
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I used to order ink from a company called Print Pal. In the beginning they were okay, then they started sending cartridges that leaked somewhere in the middle, and then clogged my print heads. I use my printer for photos and found their ink to not render the right color, very important when printing photos, at least for me. Now I'm back to the original Canons and they cost an arm and a leg. But I don't print a lot so it's okay. I want the colors to be true when I need them to be true so I put up with it.
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Old 01-27-2010, 01:34 PM
 
Location: The DMV
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like razor blades, game cartridges and so on.... its part of the business model. To sell you something cheap (maybe even at a loss) in order to get your money on another product.

Like swagger indicated - unless you have a real need for color - you can get a laser printer for around $100. That toner will last you about 2000 pages and as cheap as $35 to replace.
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Old 01-27-2010, 01:38 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX, USA
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You can save a few dollars buying the generic versions of your ink at the Office Depot. I got the pair for $28.99 for an HP Deskjet and saved another $3 when I brought in the old cartridges of recycling!
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Old 01-29-2010, 09:50 AM
 
Location: West 'Burbs of Chicago
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I always buy on line, and the 'off brand'.... then i found the refillable for my Brother All in One.
I have the 2 cart. type... and found 4oz little bottles for about $5 each.

DH refills them for me... saving me a bundle on ink costs.

for my B&W laser... i have to bite the bullet so to speak... I still pay about $65 per... but it does last a few yrs. I think the printer only cost me $120. But that is my every day printer... unless i need something in color.
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Old 01-29-2010, 10:09 AM
 
Location: Lancaster County, PA
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123inkjets.com

I never had any issues with their products or price.
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Old 01-29-2010, 03:47 PM
 
Location: Talmadge, San Diego, CA
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I milk every last bit of ink out of my cartridges. I just replaced a black cartridge that looked empty, but I used it for two months afterwards.
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Old 11-13-2014, 06:47 PM
 
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i have ALWAYS purchased my ink from e-bay (or amazon)-but normally e-bay.have always found them super cheap.
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