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Replacement inks for epson Stylus1400

Discussion in 'Forum Printing Service & Questions Forum' started by Expo, Apr 22, 2017.

  1. Expo

    Expo Well-Known Member

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    Hello all ... I've just been thinking of replacing the inks on my Epson Photo Stylus 1400 (which has been a great printer to date) and am shocked to discover a full set (of 6) now costs nearly £90.00!!

    Can anyone recommend a replacement ink which is a bit more affordable (paid around £65 for the last lot) but which gives good results. I have always used the branded stuff, but that's getting silly.

    Thanks all ... off to do a bit of research .....
     
  2. Peter Glynn

    Peter Glynn Well-Known Member

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  4. oldgeezer

    oldgeezer Always on Premium Member

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    My old Epson used 3rd party inks but my new 760 don't like them at all.
    I spend more time trying to get decent colour but I will get genuine next to each.
    It even tells me they are not genuine which annoys the hell out of me.
     
  5. Expo

    Expo Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Peter ... I've ordered a set from 999inks and we'll see how it goes. Around half the price of the Epson ones, but I'm wondering if it's time I braved one of the commercial print outfits. At around a quid or less per image, I could get a lot of prints for the price of a set of inks. Shame, because the 1400 had been a great printer ...
     
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    Several companies reverse engineer the inks and dyes produced by Epson, Canon, etc. with different levels of success. In addition to the ink having to be correctly formulated for the printer to use without gumming it up, it also needs be mix properly with the other inks, perform well with various papers, and have the same ICC profile as the original material. It is true that the manufacturers make more of a profit on their inks than their printers, but if you want consistent and dependable service from your printer, I recommend sticking with the manufacturer's inks and dyes.
     
  8. Peter Glynn

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    That's what they want you to do I have used other inks and had no problem.
     

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