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    Help with ink for Epson Printer SX515W

    Afternoon all.

    I recently bought an Epson SX515W printer, the ink that came with the printer is now starting to run low and im looking to replace it.

    Ive heard there are cheaper alternatives to the Epson ink cartridges and wondered if anyone can reccomened a decent one and where to buy?

    I am not clued up with computer things at all so please take it easy!!

    16 Comments

    I would also like to know this, i have a Epson SX425W printer.

    In answer to both of you (Nono2522 & nutta). I've had an Epson Stylus printer for years and have always used Ebay for compatibles. I generally go with the cheapest Buy-it-Now seller the week before I predict mine running out. I've paid between £2.68 (just this month) - £6 including P&P for a set of 4 cartridges.
    If you type in Epson SX515W ink (or whatever printer type you have) into the search field. Just make sure your seller has at least 500 transactions and at least 97% feedback

    I use Tesco compatibles for my Epson.

    Not quite a cheap as the Ebay ones above, but they have worked fine for me.

    Not sure if I am too late for this one,but I have been buying the same cartridges for my DX5050 (which are compatibles). They are of a very good quality with no problems for the last 18 months.
    A complete set for £5.95 (T0715) is quite reasonable I think.Hope this helps.
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    Original Poster

    thank you all very much for your help and advice.
    does the cheaper cartridges give you the same printing quality as the epson ones?

    I have gone for ebay item number 320684729629
    Edited by: "nono2522" 15th Jun 2011

    Your printer will never work as well again, but you will save a lot of money.

    The one thing you have to be careful about is any warranty you have with your printer will be void if you use compatible inks. The printer recognises that the inks are compatibles so I would imagine the repairer know too..

    Original Poster

    termite

    Your printer will never work as well again, but you will save a lot of … Your printer will never work as well again, but you will save a lot of money.




    How come?


    billysquibble

    The one thing you have to be careful about is any warranty you have with … The one thing you have to be careful about is any warranty you have with your printer will be void if you use compatible inks. The printer recognises that the inks are compatibles so I would imagine the repairer know too..




    Is probably just buy a new one if this broke anyway im rubbish at keeping receipts!

    How come?

    Because you have filled it with cheap inks. Photo prints will not be as good as if you had used Epson product.
    This doesn't bother most people who pop down to Boots or somewhere if they need a decent print.
    You will also be messing about as the printer will know the inks are refilled.

    I use a Epson S21 at work for printing out colour documents. We've spent a fortune on original and compatible inks over the last year and decided to install a CISS (Continuous Ink Supply System) to the printer. Its the best decision we've made. 4 bottle of ink costs about £9, and the system cost less than £20. Installed it within minutes and got it working without any hassle. If you can get one for your printer its worth the investment.

    Have used this guy for years now and always had great service and quality ink.

    THIS GUY HERE

    I have read all the comments above about using compatibles,and fair comments they are as well.
    But-t-t-t. I have bought a Epson Stylus DX......whatever,and had it for two years now,and have only ever bought compatibles after the originals printed their last line/photo.
    I have admittedly had to clean the roller once or twice to keep up the high standard I require,but my pocket is a lot fuller through the benefits of non Epson products.
    Not only that,but last year when I was a member of a photographic club,two of my photos/prints got 15 & 16 points out of 20 in a competition(my first one by the way!),and only didn't get higher due to the lighting and angles.
    Note:All the members were gradually going over to the CISS that Madferrit mentioned above as it is now "The way to go!"

    Original Poster

    Thank you all again, i will try to remember to comment back here once ive used the inks a few times to let you all know (if you even care?!) what i thought

    Madferrit

    I use a Epson S21 at work for printing out colour documents. We've spent … I use a Epson S21 at work for printing out colour documents. We've spent a fortune on original and compatible inks over the last year and decided to install a CISS (Continuous Ink Supply System) to the printer. Its the best decision we've made. 4 bottle of ink costs about £9, and the system cost less than £20. Installed it within minutes and got it working without any hassle. If you can get one for your printer its worth the investment.



    where would i get one of these from? thanks

    MR1123

    where would i get one of these from? thanks



    I got mine from eBay. Seller ID i got it from is l2345b789 (i have no affiliation with him except for being a happy customer twice)

    I bought the CISS system from him first, they were pre-filled with ink and instructions on how to install it into the printer. There is also a YouTube video on his ebay pages to show how to install it, so it is very well informed.

    After it all installed OK, i bought the ink from him for refills. I'm surprised, to date I've only topped up the black ink despite printing colour every day.

    thanks Madferrit :)my inks running low this printer drinks ink, thought it being epson it woudnt but boy was i wrong
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