Do you use refilled or new cartridges for your printers?

Printer Cartiridge - my printer
India
February 23, 2007 4:29am CST
I have seen many people workout on economic front and prefer to use refilled carttidge for their printers and not the new one, everytime its exhausted. I prefer to use new always. How about you?
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14 responses
@Lardiel (280)
• Romania
23 Feb 07
i actually can't use refilled cartridges. my printer uses a kind of cartridge that has a chip mounted on them. when it's emptied the chip is automaticaly burnt so it cannot be filled and used again. so i have to buy new cartridges every time they are depleted. but even if that was not the case i would still buy new ones cause they are guarenteed to be very good and i need that since my printer is at photo lab quality and i print photographies on it. it's true they are expensive but they are worth it.
• India
23 Feb 07
Whatz the make of the printer and what do you use it for?
@mimpi1911 (25474)
• India
23 Feb 07
i always go for new ones. i just donot approve of refilling at the cost of poor, smudgy print outs and the health of my printer. two are never the same. so even if it's an expensive affair i would never compromise with the quality. thanx
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@mimpi1911 (25474)
• India
23 Feb 07
i use cannon PIXMA IP 1000 and Epson stylus C45
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23 Feb 07
I prefer to use new cartridges in my printer, and added to that they are geunine ones from the printer manufacturer. I know you end up paying more for them, but I believe that they do a lot of research and development into printer ink technology and therefore the longevity of the prints is higher. I always recylce my old print cartidges because the place I buy the new ones from sends a prepaid envelope and I'll get a credit for each cartridge that I recycle to use against the purchase of a new one.
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• Indonesia
23 Feb 07
After using them both (the refill and buying a new catridge) I think it would be easier to buy new catrigde instead of the refill. So much easier you just have to plug it in. As for the refill, too much work, all though it's challenging work. lol You have to be very careful in doing the refill stuff. As per quality of the ink between refill and the new catridges; I don't see any different. They are both works fine.
• Philippines
23 Feb 07
I cant afford to buy new one, so i prefer refilled. Its affordable it doesnt damage my printer.
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@DJ9020 (1596)
• United States
23 Feb 07
I used to refill them myself, but with my HP printer, it does better with new. I do get the offbrand, though, I don't get the HP. It saves a couple of bucks.
• India
23 Feb 07
I do agree, HP cartiridges are costly and sometime cost you moer than the cost of the printer itself
• United States
6 Mar 07
Because I am such a clutz with many things, refilling would turn into a disaster, actually it was a disaster the times I tried it. So, I buy new ones now. I remember being laughed at when I went to the store, because I had ink all over my hands from trying to refill lol...it's not easy being me sometimes
• India
6 Mar 07
i am using HP1280 and i quit happy for HP brand but i prefer refil the cartridge
@lameran (1148)
• Indonesia
24 Feb 07
I think if you capabel to buy a new cartridge everytime you run out of ink, than it's ok, I'm my self right now using the continuous system so I never refill or buy a new cartrigde for my printer, I use it until it leak and broke my printer like my old one.
• Indonesia
24 Feb 07
i always use a new cartridges for my printer because i dont want to take a risk by using a refilled ink.
• India
23 Feb 07
i use refilled cartridges, it working perfectly fine for me so i dont need a newer cartridge everytime, but i do agree that newer will be the best choice but my usage is not that professional to use a newer one.
@cnetboss (2476)
• Philippines
23 Feb 07
I refill the cartridges up to 3 times before I buy a new one.
• India
23 Feb 07
I have a laser printer bro No cartridges There is a toner :)
@xXmeganxX (4421)
23 Feb 07
i always use new ones every time my printer needs ink, it's easier and convinient for me! :)