To Buy or not to Buy Epson Compatible Ink Cartridges

By: Vikram Kumar

Consumers who wanted to save on their expenses usually go for cheaper products that still have the same quality as the original products. The same thing goes for the ink cartridges that you use for your printers. It is still best to buy original ink cartridges but you should be prepared to pay higher amount for it.
Still torn between to buy or not to buy Epson compatible ink cartridges? First, you should know what compatible ink cartridges are. Compatible ink cartridges are cartridges which are generic and manufactured to supply the quality prints that branded and original cartridges provide but with a lower price.
There are several advantages that you might get whenever you buy compatible ink cartridge. One of this is the cost, which is always lower than the original ones. When you use recycled Epson ink cartridges, you can save from 20 to 40% of the cost.

Another advantage is that you are helping the environment because you are using recycled products. Instead of throwing the cartridge, you re-use it for a longer period of time.
You may be worried regarding the amount of the ink which is used for compatible ink cartridges. Most manufacturers use the same amount of ink that is indicated in the cartridge. To be accurate, they weigh and measure the ink to follow the weight as specified by the OEM. You need not also worry that the cartridges might leak while you are using it because these cartridges are carefully pressurized and filled during the process. Before cartridges are released, these undergo tests to ensure that cartridges will not leak at all.
When you use Epson compatible ink cartridges, you are assured that the ink and toners use have high quality. It has the same ink properties as the original Epson ink. Manufacturers make sure that they select the best toner from the reliable suppliers to maintain the quality of their products. They also make sure that there are different inks for each cartridge, depending on the model of your printers. Quality of the ink is very important because it affects the quality of the output. It also clogs the print head of the cartridge if it does not match the specifications of the OEM. Specifications include the drying time, viscosity, color values, surface tension and pH value.
Manufacturers now give warranty to their supplies, so in case you encounter any problem with their products, you can bring it back to them. Cartridges can only be refilled for up to 5 times, depending on how you take care of your cartridges.

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