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    cheapest way to get ink for my lexmark all in one printer??

    Hi i have a lexmark x1290 all in one printer and havent used it for ages as it ran out of ink and seemed very expensive to replace the ink,i was wondering if theres a cheaper way of getting the ink,i have seen people talking about being able to buy empty cartridges that you can just top up.


    some help on this would be great,might be even worth me buying a diff printer if it means it doesnt cost me so much to run


    thanks

    17 Comments

    Check out Ebay for ideas on how to cut costs - there's loads of people selling cheap refills/cheaper ways of refilling cartridges.

    (I'm not saying you have to buy from them, I'm just saying use them to get ideas of what's available, then you can shop around).

    You may find you can replace the printer for the same cost as Lexmark cartridges with a printer that takes cheap compatibles, I have a brother dcp-120c and the carts work out about £1 each for each of the four it takes, there is less wastage too as the yellow, cyan and magenta are seperate cartridges so the others dont get wasted when just one runs out.

    Original Poster

    so it just costs you £4 everytime the printer completley runs out of ink?

    throw it out and get an epson or a cannon i pay about £7 for a set of 5 for my cannon pixma ip4300 i just remove the old chip from the origional and put it on the compatible they seem to last longer than my old epson ink

    strobez1977;2320961

    so it just costs you £4 everytime the printer completley runs out of ink?


    Yes thats about the sum of it, you need to buy three sets for £12 to get them cheaper, but for that price its fine!

    Original Poster

    i have seen this one in argos is it any good,the ink seems cheap for it on ebay so could be a better buy-


    argos.co.uk/sta…htm

    my advice is to do a bit of homework and price up compatable inks first, on the internet and from local shops, local shops may be a bit more expensive but you may need ink in a rush and cant wait for internet delivery

    strobez1977;2321009

    i have seen this one in argos is it any good,the ink seems cheap for it … i have seen this one in argos is it any good,the ink seems cheap for it on ebay so could be a better buy-http://www.argos.co.uk/static/Product/partNumber/6703662/Trail/searchtext%3EEPSON.htm


    i always take out the extra product cover, i have not had to buy a printer for the last 9 years or so because it always seems to develope a fault :whistling:

    Banned

    get a laser printer for about £50-60 as it works out about £25 for a toner cartridge which prints about 10,000 pages! A lexmark cart prints about 100 and cost about £15.

    far cheaper in the long run than any inkjet.


    EDIT:-

    I bought this a few months ago and is super quick at printing and great quality. Special offer at the moment. £50 for a laser printer including delivery!

    ryman.co.uk/A4-…pWQ

    found this on the ukdvdr web site

    Important Note: Due to recent changes in Epson`s printer designs, these … Important Note: Due to recent changes in Epson`s printer designs, these inks may not be compatible with more modern Epson printers (manufactured after 1st April 2007). If you are unsure whether these inks will be compatible or not, please try purchasing and swapping only one cartridge at first so as to minimise any unnecessary outlay in the event that they don`t work. Please do not puchase too many until tested as we will NOT accept any returns of this item if incompatible. (If you have previously used compatible ink cartridges in your Epson printer, without problem before 1 June 2007, then please ignore this

    just be careful not to buy the older type instead of the updated chip type

    csiman;2321169

    get a laser printer for about £50-60 as it works out about £25 for a t … get a laser printer for about £50-60 as it works out about £25 for a toner cartridge which prints about 10,000 pages! A lexmark cart prints about 100 and cost about £15.far cheaper in the long run than any inkjet.EDIT:-I bought this a few months ago and is super quick at printing and great quality. Special offer at the moment. £50 for a laser printer including delivery!http://www.ryman.co.uk/A4-MONO-LASER-PRINTER-HL2030-BROTHER-1225042260.asp?network=esearchvision&se=google&gclid=CMO_qtXH-JMCFQyI1Qod5kQpWQ



    fine if you only want mono but what if you want colour

    Banned

    ding;2321308

    fine if you only want mono but what if you want colour


    Hmmm - thats a tough question.

    Let me think....Oh I know, get a colour one :whistling::roll:

    csiman;2321169

    get a laser printer for about £50-60 as it works out about £25 for a t … get a laser printer for about £50-60 as it works out about £25 for a toner cartridge which prints about 10,000 pages! A lexmark cart prints about 100 and cost about £15.far cheaper in the long run than any inkjet.EDIT:-I bought this a few months ago and is super quick at printing and great quality. Special offer at the moment. £50 for a laser printer including delivery!http://www.ryman.co.uk/A4-MONO-LASER-PRINTER-HL2030-BROTHER-1225042260.asp?network=esearchvision&se=google&gclid=CMO_qtXH-JMCFQyI1Qod5kQpWQ



    csiman;2321347

    Hmmm - thats a tough question.Let me think....Oh I know, get a colour one … Hmmm - thats a tough question.Let me think....Oh I know, get a colour one :whistling::roll:



    ding;2321308

    fine if you only want mono but what if you want colour



    so the far cheaper in the long run comment is a load of c r a p because you was comparing it to a [SIZE="7"]MONO[/SIZE] printer and not a colour one, think about it

    hmm let me think ]http//ww…tml colour laser printer£519, new toner ]http//ww…dw/ £35-£50 each, you being wrong priceless:thumbsup:

    Banned

    BIG LOL! No need to be so touchy man

    You were the one who asked the stoopid question pal :-D

    "but what if you want colour"

    Ask a stupid question, get a stupid answer :roll:

    csiman;2322068

    BIG LOL! No need to be so touchy manYou were the one who asked the … BIG LOL! No need to be so touchy manYou were the one who asked the stoopid question pal :-D"but what if you want colour"Ask a stupid question, get a stupid answer :roll:

    hope i didnt upset you i was just in a wind up mood :thumbsup:

    Banned

    ding;2326746

    hope i didnt upset you i was just in a wind up mood :thumbsup:


    not at all. You were the one who sounded annoyed...............:thumbsup:
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