Compatible printer inks ?

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  1. scotjimland

    scotjimland Funster Life Member

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    I'm looking for compatible ink cartridges for an Epson WP-4535 printer..

    Can anyone recommend a decent compatible ink supplier .. ?

    I usually buy OEMs , but would like to save a few bob.

    I've had a Google, and there are plenty to choose from, some with good reviews, but personal recommendations are always much more valuable :Smile:

    TIA
     
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    Hi Jim,

    I buy JetTec cartridges for my Epson printer from Colemans, the High St Stationers. They do a 3 for 2 deal.

    Or, you might get a better deal Here.

    Cheers,

    Jock.
     
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    I agree with Jock as to the quality of JetTec. Another good one is Print Rite.

    I don't do a lot of colour printing these days but used to buy from Inkraider. They have compatibles for the Epson WP-4535.
     
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    I use 7day shop, though mine are not Epson I'm sure they do them.
     
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    Hi Jim, last time I bought them I did a test purchase of one set and when they proved good I bought a set of 20 for around £13 if memory is right (ebays cheapest:Wink:)
    terry
     
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    Why not buy a set of refillable cartridges and separate bottles of ink , works out even cheaper if you print a lot
    EBay item number
    120990411983

    I have used them in my printer for 18 months now with no problem a Epson px720
     
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    Daft as it might be, it is usually cheaper to buy a new printer than to replace ink cartridges. Surly that can`t be right, can it?
    I was told rightly or wrongly that some printer manufacturers are chipping their printers, so that they either fail or reject compatible inks. Something to do with chips in the cartridges not talking to the printer. :Eeek:
     
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    as i recall there was a court case regarding the manufacturers fitting chips that wouldnt allow cheaper copies to be used. the manufacturer lost as it was deemed anti competitive and caused a monopoly and associated inflated prices.

    since then manufacturers fit chips that talk to the printer but cannot prevent clone copies being sold
     
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    try SVP.co.uk been using them for years for disks and ink
    john
     
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    I can buy all relevant cartridges for around £3. Can't buy a printer for that.

    And never heard of makers installing dodgy procedures. Imagine the outcry if they were caught out ?
     
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    The ink cartridges that come with a new printer are only a 'trial' size and usually run out pretty quick..

    Printers are sold at a loss, the manufacturer depends on the consumables to make a profit.
     
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    My Epson BX305FW 4-in-1 won't recognise compatible cartridges - it just continues to tell you that the cartridge needs changing :RollEyes: as I found to my cost... :cry:
     
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    The cartridge that came with our first printer (lexmark) seemed to last forever, when they did give up went to Cartridge World, at about half price, but lasted nowhere near as long. Maybe we did more printing , not sure.
    Cheers, Dave:thumb:
     
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    Have a look at www.printerbasics.com.
    Good prices and cartridges guaranteed.
    I get mine from them and never had a problem.
    Last day of January sales today,,,,,,,,, I've just stocked up,,,,,,,,,
    6 cartridges for the price of 1 at Currys :thumb:
     
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    Another recommendation is www.internet-ink.co.uk, I have used them for years, as has my Dad, Sister and various neighbours. None of us have ever had any problems with the cartridges.
    They currently have a 20% discount offer till tomorrow night, otherwise get 10% off using Giveme10 at the checkout. Free delivery too.

    Allan
     
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    We have an Epson R240 and always buy our replacement compatible ones from Amazon sellers, never had any problems with them at all.
    Would post a direct link for your model, but my links don't seem to work for some reason:RollEyes:

    Amazon website http://www.amazon.co.uk
    What do you know? The link to Amazon actually worked this time.....
     
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    AS I also found to my cost. Mine was an Epson all singing all dancing, copier scanner printer photo manipulation, wifi etc. ran low on black ink. Gave me same messages as above when so called compatible cartridges were installed. Went to buy Epson replacements and found that a new printer copier scanner wifi etc was cheaper. So I bought that rather than risk laying out for "proper" cartridges only to find that the printer has been compromised.
    No problems at the moment. I did try the new cartridges in the original printer, only to find that the same message appeared, but they still work in the new one.
    So did the compatible cartridges cause the fault? I don`t know, but the techy said they did.....:Sad:.
     
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    Fortunately, normal service was resumed once I'd replaced the compatibles with Canon originals - not dared try anything other than originals since :Nowink:


     

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