I purchased an Epson Stylus DX4450 from Dixons last week and am looking ahead to the near future when I'm gonna need to buy new inks.
From what I've gathered these new Epsons (manufactured after the first quarter of 2007) will try and reject anything other than original ink by default and I'll therefore need a compatible cartridge with a 'reset' chip which will fix this little problem. I gather that the first time I replace my originals with compatibles I'll need to replace all 4 cartridges at once (can anyone explain exactly why, I hear the reset chip on compatibles is removable and can be transferred to other carts??)
I am also considering a refill system (CISS as I think they're called) - how much will this set me back and is it worth doing this or just buying cheap compatible inks? I've never used a refill system before. I won't be doing masses of printing, it'll mostly be used for uni text, printouts and a few photos.
Note: I'm sure some people will recommend just buying originals, but no, I don't have that sort of money to waste on ink for a printer and am not too fussed if the quality is *slightly* inferior to Epson's own cartridges.
Thanks for the help crew, rep awaits!
Edit: I've also just found out there's a Cartridge World down the road from me, are these places any good?