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    Got my new printer - should i buy compatible or official ink cartridges

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    Official ones are £43 and compatible ones are £16

    What should I buy

    Compatible ones messed up my last printer

    Help again guys

    Thanks

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    i always use compatables-the inks cost more than the printer otherwise

    Compatible inks messed up my last Cannon printer, I will always use official ink cartridges in the future.
    I suppose it all depends on the printer though & of course which compatible inks you use .................. Which printer have you got?

    Banned

    might help if you say what printer you got, then you can get some advice off someone who has the same x

    Banned

    defo official, they last a lot longer too

    had a canon ip4300 and the compats ruined the printer! Hence why i said HAD!

    I have a brother dcp-120 and have only used compats since the originals ran out with no probs. Prior to that an epson R300 which went through what should have been 4 service cycles with no probs either, printed 10-20 discs a day on it plus covers and 2-3 30 page documents over around 2 years with no probs either using solely compats once the originals expired.

    Failing that have you thought about a C.I.S. system for it?

    Did u get the HP, if so get the HP ones

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    happy donkey;3124175

    Did u get the HP, if so get the HP ones



    Yup I got an HP 5280

    The 350xl and 351xl cartrides offical ones, last 1000 pags for £43

    Not too bad

    I've had a Canon IP4200 and run them on conpats as well as the Epsom R220 I use mainly now also run on compats and had no problems and I'm a heavy print user.

    I normally sell the originals that come with a printer, it almost makes the printer free in some cases

    I used compats in 2 of my Epson printers, it ruined them and i have a new Epson printer now but i will be using official ink from now on.

    amcol;3124223

    I used compats in 2 of my Epson printers, it ruined them and i have a new … I used compats in 2 of my Epson printers, it ruined them and i have a new Epson printer now but i will be using official ink from now on.


    Depends if you use it a lot I think, used to get ppl come in for literaly boxes of cheepies were I worked, then others would get blocked with just 1 cart :? Me I use Epson only till redundacy hit, then Inkrite which work brill.

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    happy donkey;3124266

    Depends if you use it a lot I think, used to get ppl come in for literaly … Depends if you use it a lot I think, used to get ppl come in for literaly boxes of cheepies were I worked, then others would get blocked with just 1 cart :? Me I use Epson only till redundacy hit, then Inkrite which work brill.



    I run a home business and at uni, so print 100 pages a day

    You think I should buy both and see what works best or stick officially

    supermod

    They don't cost £40+ - don't know if you've priced that for both ? They are the same cartridges that I use - Original HP 350xl & 351xl & they cost me £17.99 each delivered. Last for ages as XL capacity. Don't know which site you were using. Hang on & I'll add link here :thumbsup:

    ]http//ww…om/

    & I've just realised I also have the same all-in-one printer - C5280

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    sigma;3124297

    They don't cost £40+ - don't know if you've priced that for both ? They … They don't cost £40+ - don't know if you've priced that for both ? They are the same cartridges that I use - Original HP 350xl & 351xl & they cost me £17.99 each delivered. Last for ages as XL capacity. Don't know which site you were using. Hang on & I'll add link here :thumbsup:



    £40 for both, where are you buying them for £18, are they official

    supermod

    Johnrulez;3124307

    £40 for both, where are you buying them for £18, are they official



    Yes, official ones - only ever used them. Cartridge People normally send them out within 2 days as well. My OH has a C4280 (smaller than my C5280) which also uses the same cartridges so we order them quite regularly as he has a high print requirement :thumbsup:

    I keep an eye on prices & they seem to be the cheapest reputable supplier for original cartridges for last few month now. I've never used refills or copy manufacturers before. Great printer btw, but isn't it a monster ;-)

    EDIT : This should take you to the direct link for all available cartridges for your C5280 printer, scroll down to get to the original HP xl cartridges >

    ]http//ww…280

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    sigma;3124348

    Yes, official ones - only ever used them. Cartridge People normally send … Yes, official ones - only ever used them. Cartridge People normally send them out within 2 days as well. My OH has a C4280 (smaller than my C5280) which also uses the same cartridges so we order them quite regularly as he has a high print requirement :thumbsup:I keep an eye on prices & they seem to be the cheapest reputable supplier for original cartridges for last few month now. I've never used refills or copy manufacturers before. Great printer btw, but isn't it a monster ;-)



    There is 8% quidco also

    Thanks, are you 1000000% sure they are official and in date as they are very cheap

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    Its a little big but use it a lot and all is looking well atm

    supermod

    Johnrulez;3124412

    There is 8% quidco alsoThanks, are you 1000000% sure they are official … There is 8% quidco alsoThanks, are you 1000000% sure they are official and in date as they are very cheap



    These are the cartridges that I've just received from them >

    http://i334.photobucket.com/albums/m438/Sigma_Pics/HUKDCartridgePeople.jpg

    Dated Dec 2009 on back :thumbsup:

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    sigma;3124471

    These are the cartridges that I've just received from them Dated Dec 2009 … These are the cartridges that I've just received from them >Dated Dec 2009 on back :thumbsup:



    Thank you so much for your help, will buy lots now

    :thumbsup::):)

    supermod

    Johnrulez;3124653

    Thank you so much for your help, will buy lots now:thumbsup::):)



    No probs :). Next time you come to buy again just do a quick price comparison search first - just use something like google shopping etc. Base.com used to charge same item price with free delivery, but then they started adding postage costs per item of +£4 for colour & +£2 for b/w, so it's always worth doing a double check before ordering :thumbsup:

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    sigma;3124705

    No probs :). Next time you come to buy again just do a quick price … No probs :). Next time you come to buy again just do a quick price comparison search first - just use something like google shopping etc. Base.com used to charge same item price with free delivery, but then they started adding postage costs per item of +£4 for colour & +£2 for b/w, so it's always worth doing a double check before ordering :thumbsup:



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    Thanks for the tips

    Best website on the internet

    louloo;3124060

    i always use compatables-the inks cost more than the printer otherwise



    too true, i couldnt buy the officials..way too much

    compats for me, i always buy printers from argos and pay for the extra warranty that way i get a new printer every 2 to 3 years for the price of the warranty. one more thing i just remembered i once took my epson to an epson repair center and they tested it with compats. ( i dont do epson any more i swear by canon )

    no one refilling these days then?

    Just bought a epson xp415 after the demise of my previous epson the new one will not accept compatible inks , have just spent £46 for originals any ideas before I run out of cash?
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