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Re: aftermarket cartridges



There are two different types of alternative cartridges. Refills and third
party mfg. Both present problems. In the case of the refills - This
primarily seems to be attractive when you are changing the head every time
you change the cartridge. The cost seems to be very extreme. The hidden fact
is that the Manufacturer made the head to last for one cartridge of ink. It
is not designed to hold up to the wear of extended use. Refills are in
almost all cases a BAD IDEA. The case for third party mfg. cartridges - In
order to offer a product at a lower price, it is necessary to make the
product at a lower cost. In ink cartridges, costs are cut by lowering the
quality of the ink, and increasing the tolerances on the head parts. Having
worked for IBM for many years, I came up against many different products
which were cheaper than an IBM product. When I was asked to deal with a
quality problem -  most people when presented with the options of either
paying a higher price and getting the quality they expected or saving a few
bucks and accept the lesser quality would make up their own minds. Some
would say this is acceptable and go on, while others would opt to go for the
quality product.

It is the same today. If you choose to save a few bucks, be prepared to
accept the lower quality you get.

tks

aj
----- Original Message -----
From: Karen Hickson <KHick28601@AOL.COM>
To: <BOOK_ARTS-L@LISTSERV.SYR.EDU>
Sent: Thursday, March 09, 2000 7:36 PM
Subject: Re: aftermarket cartridges


> I do not have an Epson;  my printer is an HP, professional version.  I
tried
> buying generic cartridges for it and had nothing but trouble with them.  I
> had to refill the cartridges with the ink they supplied.  I almost ruined
my
> printer.  After the fact, I found out that is the worst thing you can do
for
> your printer.
>
> I am just graduating from Graphic Design school in May, and my instructors
> all have Epsons. They said that never use generic cartridges. The ink is
not
> the same consistency and ensuing problems result. SOmetimes it ruins the
> printer.
>
> Just my opinion.
>
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