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Inkjet Cartridges - Original or Compatible


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I have a stand alone Canon iP4300 printer. I have always used original Canon cartridges but even on a VAT free site these have gone up to nearly £12 each (takes 5). Printer is about three years old.

Can I please have your views on whether or not to go with the much cheaper compatible cartridges.

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Taff™

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frybluff - not a coincidence at all. The fact of the matter IMHO is that some of the compatibles are just not up to standard wherever you buy them from. Usually it is the chip on them at fault however the quality of the inks also vary a great deal.

I bought a new Epson via Amazon marketplace which arrived with compatibles not the Epson Originals. The supplier had substituted them presumably to sell the Epson Originals at a greater profit. The inks just packed up within weeks with cartridge error messages. The printer went back.

Similarly, having bought another printer from the high street with genuine cartridges, a compatible set from Amazon marketplace were so poor quality that I threw them away.

I now buy recognised quality compatibles and my recommendation of Jet-Tec is one of those. As are Think cartridges available from Choicestationery. It will be interesting to see what feedback we get about More Inks. They are certainly cheaper than Jet-Tec but will they be better?

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alankearn

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I agree with the previous poster "Taff" about Jet-Tec ink cartridges. They are a little on the dear side but I have found them very good over the 3 to 4 years I have used them.

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Good Morning,

I had a look at Jet-Tec website and it looks as though you cannot buy the cartridges online (I may be wrong and stand to be corrected). It looks like the nearest place I can buy them is in Laura Street, Sunderland. No indication of price either. Will go back to the web site and see if I can get any further information.

Thank you for the information.

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mooly

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I second the Jettec recommend and the poor experiences of compatables generally with my Epson. Interestingly supermarket own brands (certainly for Epson) do seem to be Jettecs in disguise as the Jettecs are very distinctive. I have used these on occasion with no problems.

http://jettec.com/search/?Display=Inkjet

http://www.jettec-online.co.uk/jet-tec-inkjet-cartridges-for-canon-printers-9-c.asp

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kdt

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ASDA also sells compatibles. So does Tesco. I found ASDA reasonable.

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Sorry Taff - just gone back to your original posting and found the link to Jet-tec cartridges. This one is going to get serious consideration. Will wait to see what the cartridges are like from More Ink - at the price I am having my doubts.

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proudfoot

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I haave used compatibles for over 15 years for both Epsom and my present Brother printer. I since I found Internet Ink http://www.internet-ink.co.uk/?gclid=CJ2YxKC_jq8CFWohtAodLwiEzw I have never had a problem, the cartridges for my printer have twice the quantity of the "originals" and if you put "Giveme 10" in the discount box on the ordering page you will get a 10% discount.

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rdave13

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I've always used compatibles for my epson from Inkredible with no duds as yet. Had a look for your printer, canon inks so may be worth trying them out by just getting one pack to try? Or search for other sellers.

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Thanks for responding rdave13. Think I shall give compatibles a go. Thanks also for the link.

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ICF

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I have a canon ip6600D and get my compatibles from here and have never had any probs

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