Inkjet Refills

Discussion in 'Tips, Tutorials & Tools' started by wyverns4, Oct 7, 2006.

  1. Amazyah

    Amazyah Senior Member

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    Don't worry Carl, we won't tell anyone! 8v)

    After reading everything that has been conveyed in this thread, I am leaning toward the purchase of an HP though.
    My current printer is a Lexmark all in one model X1150, but I bought it before I discovered card models and was really bought just for regular printing of school reports and scanning things from library books for later reference in my school work.
    I would really like to witness with my own eyes, the difference in the prints, in a side by side comparison, though. Do you think it would be possible for a customer to go into, say, Circuit City, with a model on disc, and try out the different printers with the same paper? Same data, same paper, just a comparison of the print jobs.

    Edit; Maybe I should give them a call and ask, eh?

    Russell
  2. rickstef

    rickstef Guest

    I used to be one of those store associates

    Used to work for Office Depot, in the technology section
    and as a standard, you can't hook a printer up to a pc and start printing.

    Most demo printers are just that demo printers, usually have a little pod on them, press the button and out comes the test print page, or demonstration page, usually something with a color picture on it.

    I can tell you from my own experience, HP DeskJet inkjet printers are the best, far fewer returns than Epson, Canon and Lexmark.

    I am a satisfied owner of TWO HP inkjet printers, a Photosmart 1315, and the OfficeJet G55
    they just happen to use the same carts and produce the exact same type of print job.

    Rick
  3. Amazyah

    Amazyah Senior Member

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    All very good points, Carl. It would more likely than not, be a waste of time and gas to make a special trip to the store and try the experiment, but I just might try it the next time I have to go by there.

    I do have a good supply of ink for refilling my cartriges and have done so about 12 times and the same cartriges are still performing fine, but there is a significant and highly noticable drop in the quality of the print between the generic ink and the expensive OEM cartridges.

    I did get lucky though (I hope) and ran into a bargain at CVS, our local pharmacy.
    Do you know anything about ink from Polaroid?
    I myself do not, but CVS had some Polaroid inkjet refill kits in the "bargain bin"
    They were originally $28 per package of black and color inks and they were letting them go for $4 each! I bought them all! I haven't tried them out yet as I am waiting for my cartridges to empty but I can tell a significant difference in the ink just looking at the bottles.
    The Polaroid inks a much more vibrant, darker, and crisper looking.
    The bottles appear to be made out of the exact same material so I know the ink is of much better quality.
    I am almost tempted to just use a syringe to suck the generic ink out of my cartriges.

    Russell
  4. Amazyah

    Amazyah Senior Member

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    Well, There goes my testing theory, but thanks for helping me to save my time, Rick! :grin:

    Russell