Printer ink - Epson Picturemate T557

  badgermansix 19:07 PM 30 Sep 12
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Hello, I have had this Epson Picturemate T557 for a few years, and have always been very pleased with the results, using Epson Original Ink. However, I now need to look at the cost of this ink, so my question is:- Has anyone used a "compatible" ink for this printer, and got equally good results that they could recommend?

Thank yo.

  northumbria61 19:38 PM 01 Oct 12

Can't really speak for your Epson but I had a HP Photosmart for 6 years and used nothing else but compatibles. They always gave good results and personally I couldn't see any difference. I have only recently changed to a Samsung Colour Laser because my HP had come to the end of its working life.

  badgermansix 16:39 PM 03 Oct 12

northumbria61 ; Thanks for your info. I'll wait to see if there are any further inputs.

  mooly 07:38 AM 04 Oct 12

My experience of "cheap" compatables for Epson (not your model) was poor. Cartridges not recognised, poor print quality etc. The only brand I now use (for the last 5 years in two different Epsons) are Jettec which come with a full warranty. Not the cheapest around although many Jettecs have up to 100% more capacity than the originals.

  badgermansix 06:44 AM 05 Oct 12

mooly, thank you also for your input, I think it will be a hit or miss with compatables so I'll forget about using them.

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