Anybody used 7dayshop Ink Cartridges??

Discussion in 'UK Photography' started by Thomas, Mar 26, 2005.

  1. Thomas

    Thomas Guest

    These are 2.50 compared to 8 odd quid each... are they as good as genuine
    Epsons???
     
    Thomas, Mar 26, 2005
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  2. A few friends think they are good, but I have always suffered jet blockages
    while using third party cartridges.
    I also noticed a colour balance shift, and in particular the blue tones in
    photographs seemed to be almost fluorescent.

    Dennis
     
    Dennis Bradley, Mar 26, 2005
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  3. Thomas

    Mike Scott Guest

    I use 3rd-party cartridges from choicestationary. I've certainly had
    blocked nozzles - but I also got those with genuine epson as well, and
    think they're more down to the time between head uses than anything.
    Choice have been very good - speedy & cheap.
     
    Mike Scott, Mar 26, 2005
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    Andy Hewitt Guest

    Aye, I use them for my daughter's C64, which she uses mostly for messing
    about on, but they do tend to cause more blockages, and the colours are
    certainly different. However, as far as 'compatible' cartridges goes
    they are no worse than the others I've tried, and better than some.

    In my CX3200 which I use myself I always stick to genuine Epson
    cartridges.
     
    Andy Hewitt, Mar 26, 2005
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  5. I use ones from http://www.inkmasters.co.uk that are a bit dearer than that
    but have not (so far) caused any blockages.
     
    Gordon Hudson, Mar 26, 2005
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  6. Thomas

    Andy Hewitt Guest

    I have used the Genuink ones as well, but they are not cheap enough to
    make it worthwhile getting them instead of Epson's.
     
    Andy Hewitt, Mar 26, 2005
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  7. ....and have replaced faulty cartridges without any question.
    Recommended.

    Mike
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    Michael J Davis, Mar 27, 2005
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  8. In my experience Epson printers have always been prone to blockages compared
    to other makes.
    Right back to the ones they were selling in 1996.
    Just seems to be part of the design that makes them prone to it compared to
    HP or Lexmark.
    The fact the heads are not replaced with the cartridges is probably the
    reason.
     
    Gordon Hudson, Mar 27, 2005
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  9. Thomas

    Andy Hewitt Guest

    Could be, although I've not actually noticed a lot of difference with
    inkjet printers myself, all of them seem as likely to block in my
    experience. The worst printer I've ever owned was a Lexmark Z32 (with or
    without genuine cartridges), I sold it after only a few months of use.

    In comparison the Epson CX3200 I have here has only needed a small
    amount of cleaning after a while of non-use. I do tend to stick with
    genuine cartridges in this though, as it is primarily used to print
    photos. I use a HP Laserjet for the monochrome printing.
     
    Andy Hewitt, Mar 27, 2005
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  10. Thomas

    Paul Bunyan Guest

    Exactly my experience too. You can waste a set of cartridges trying to clear
    blocked nozzles. And sadly the whole new printer price vs. set of ink
    cartridges price vs. repair cost economics usually means its cheaper to
    throw an Epson away.

    That having been said, when they work, they work well.

    I've taken to printing a test page every other day whether I use the printer
    or not. Seems to keep the heads free from blockages even with el-cheapo
    cartridges.

    Paul B.
     
    Paul Bunyan, Mar 27, 2005
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  11. Thomas

    Andy Hewitt Guest

    That's a good plan, especially easy on the CX3200 with its own menu
    buttons.
     
    Andy Hewitt, Mar 27, 2005
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    Mike Scott Guest

    I nearly cghucked out my trusty color 400 when the heads blocked badly
    (with a real epson cartridge, let it be said). Kill or cure - I soaked
    the heads in IPA (not the beer :) ), and they started up again.
     
    Mike Scott, Mar 29, 2005
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