There are two sides to the debate. On one hand, the printer companies all claim these discount ink cartridges can cause your print quality to suffer or even damage the printer. Some go as far as to say they will void your warranty.
On the other hand, the companies that sell the remanufactured cartridges and refill kits claim that these stories are just hype to make you buy the original cartridges.
The truth is somewhere in the middle. Yes, it’s true that the original brand of ink cartridge will give you the best possible print quality, but that doesn’t mean you can’t get the same kind of results with a cheaper option.
The biggest factor in how good your prints will look is the quality of the ink used in the cartridge. Every brand – and even different models from the same company – use a slightly different type of ink in their cartridges.
These inks are designed to work a specific way both with the printer itself and with the paper you print on. If you use the wrong kind of ink in your printer, your print quality will suffer and it is even possible you could damage the printer.
The key when buying a discount printer cartridge or a refill kit is to be sure the ink is compatible with your particular brand and model of printer.
A lot of companies that sell these cartridges use the same ink in all of them. The end result is that they don’t really work well in any of the printers.
When choosing your ink, make sure the company uses the correct type of ink that will work properly with your printer. And be sure they offer a money-back guarantee in case you have any problems.