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Cost of Replacement Ink
« on: Wednesday 08 August 18 14:55 BST (UK) »
Does anyone else use compatible ink for an Epson photo printer. The ink has now risen to £43  :o
As I mostly use coloured ink for restoring and printing for the visitors at the Heritage Centre where I am a volunteer, I am reluctant to pay this as I believe it is an extortionate price to pay, £36 was expensive enough but i'm not prepared to pay what they now charge.
I would appreciate your advice. 
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Re: Cost of Replacement Ink
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 08 August 18 15:25 BST (UK) »
Hi
What is the printer model and cartridge identities?
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Re: Cost of Replacement Ink
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 08 August 18 15:40 BST (UK) »
Epsonstylus Photo R245...no idea about the cartridges...OH usually puts them in Ray. I have an Epson XP-405 all in one printer scanner but the printer is awful so I reverted back to my old Epson photo printer and the print quality has always been superb, that's why I always bought their ink.
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Re: Cost of Replacement Ink
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 08 August 18 15:51 BST (UK) »
"The wise man knows how little he knows, the foolish man does not". My Grandfather & Father.

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Re: Cost of Replacement Ink
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday 08 August 18 15:57 BST (UK) »
Hi Carol

I usually get them* from Amazon and look at the best deal going.

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Re: Cost of Replacement Ink
« Reply #5 on: Wednesday 08 August 18 16:25 BST (UK) »
Thank you Ray and Gadget...that's so helpful, I really appreciate your help...I'm on it  ;D
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Re: Cost of Replacement Ink
« Reply #6 on: Wednesday 08 August 18 18:08 BST (UK) »
Not all the "compatible" cartridges are as good as the originals, so you may have to try a few different suppliers before you find one where you are happy with quality and price.

Don't give in if the first you try doesn't suit.

Printer ink is infamously the most expensive liquid sold by retail on the planet.   :'( :'( There are some more expensive things in the pharmaceutical industry, but you can't find them on your high street.
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Re: Cost of Replacement Ink
« Reply #7 on: Wednesday 08 August 18 18:37 BST (UK) »
I have been using www.choicestationery.com for my Epson for years, they sell compatible inks for a whole range  of makes at a fraction of the price of the big brands, they are very quick at dispatching orders and I have never had any problems.
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Re: Cost of Replacement Ink
« Reply #8 on: Wednesday 08 August 18 18:40 BST (UK) »
I currently use a compatible ink for my Epson from this company:
www.cartridgepeople.com
For my SX415 results perfect for a total cost of less than ten pounds for 4inks.
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