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Postby kaitlinsnana » Tue May 10, 2011 5:17 pm

Hi guys, Haven't been here in a while and my question might not be appropriate for this site.

I have an Epson 500 all in one printer. I've come to believe it's impossible to refil these cartridges. Is it possible to buy a a new printer that doesn't make you buy their expensive cartridges?
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Re: printer ink cartridges

Postby MikePL » Tue May 10, 2011 5:55 pm

I believe you CAN refill cartridges of most brands of printers at a photo shop and other places. I live in the U.S and refill my HP cartridge at CVS. But you gotta remember that refilling comes out only a tad cheaper than buying a new cartridge, because when you refill you only get around 3/4 of the cartridge filled, so it comes out the same as if you bough a new cartridge.
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Re: printer ink cartridges

Postby icecube » Fri May 13, 2011 12:11 am

The Epson cartridges can be refilled, but it is probably more cost effective buying generic refills. I use a company called printpal.com. I used to go put on plastic gloves and refill them but that gets old fast but is is very cheap. Spilling ink on the carpet is a forever thing, it isn't coming off. Since the Epson Print head is on the printer, bad ink can clogg the heads. The HP printer cartridges are a little more complex, the print head is part of the cartridge and the cardridge has a bladder inside, you miss the bladder and fill the cartridge and it won't print.
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Re: printer ink cartridges

Postby liljim » Sun May 29, 2011 6:47 pm

I buy the generic refilled ones that icecube mentioned for my epson and they work great. I use http://www.inkcartridgecity.com/ for mine.
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