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Remanufactured Ink Cartridges

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HoppaLong

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When technical publications were still printed on paper I remember countless
articles about buying refilled or remanufactured ink cartridges. A friend
purchased kits with ink and syringes. He kept telling me about all the money
he saved by refilling the same black cartridge dozens of times. I tried it once.
It was a complete disaster!

I've purchased remanufactured cartridges a few times. Some were ok, but the
color ink was always less vivid than a factory cartridge. After buying a few more
that were not recognized by my printer I quit. It seemed like a waste of money.

Are there companies buying the best inks and refilling cartridges? If not, why not?
How difficult could it be to buy bulk quantities of high grade ink?

I'm about to order several new factory cartridges. Is there anyone selling really
good remanufactured cartridges at a substantial savings over factory ink?




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Well, actually there are 3 types of aftermarket inkjet cartridges.

1. Clones - typically these are very cheap most often chinese cartridges filled with the cheapest ink

2. Compatible cartridges - a little bit more expensive made of higher quality materials and filled with high quality ink

3. Remanufactured - empty cores from the original cartridges were filled with high quality ink.



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A friend purchased kits with ink and syringes. He kept telling me about all the money he saved by refilling the same black cartridge dozens of times. I tried it once. It was a complete disaster!

Either he was lying or you did it wrong. I can't tell.



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I have successfully refilled ink cartridges back several years ago, and it was cheaper, but I haven't done it lately.  I think it's more likely to work well on older printers with older style ink cartridges, but that's just a feeling I have.

 

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