Most people who run a home office, and want to cut down the printing cost, sick of paying the high cost of ink jet cartridges, some manufacturers are not completely filled for the brand new. Take the Epson Stylus NX300 printer as an example; it would spend over $50 to replace all the cartridges with brand new cartridges!
In some cases, it’s cheaper to buy a brand new printer includes the cartridge, but this is a waste idea. Actual, most of printer can easily refill the cartridges by an after market refill kit. However, for Epson printers, they come with some form of electronic identifier for each cartridge, once it goes empty the printer would send out your massage, ask you to replace the cartridge even refilled.
In order to satisfy the requirement of consumer, there is a growing market of refillable ink which fit in these printers perfectly. The cartridges as well as the electronics allow you to reuse one more times, each time when you take off the cartridge from the printer, it would changes an identifier which makes the Epson printer believe this is a new cartridge.
After you buy these refillable cartridges for your printer, you should follow the instructions and remove the protective cover from the vents of the cartridges. If you fail to do that, it will make a vacuum in each cartridge and they will not deliver ink. If it can not identified at first time, please re-seating the cartridges and cycling power or clean operations several times after the initial install, but it is specified how to do this in the Epson manual. In fact, each cartridge has a refill hole on the top and the transparent plastic, make you easy to see how much ink is left. In additional, there are many people have tried to refilled each cartridge by aftermarket refill kit and feel very good. But you have to make sure you remove the cartridges from the printer when the refill, so that the electronics in the cartridge can reset and recognized these are new cartridges.
According to the manufacturer instruction, these cartridges also suitable for these Epson printers: Epson NX400 NX100 NX200 NX300 NX305 NX415 NX115 NX215 NX415 NX515 NX105 WORKFORCE 600 610 40 500 CX7400 CX8400 CX9400 Cx5000 CX6000 CX7000.
In a word, this is economize and environment friendly idea. The good news is there are lot of refillable cartridges sale on 123ink.ca, and there is 5% coupon for the new buyer till the end of December, but not apply for the on sale and lower price item.