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Old Jan 26, 2003, 9:18 PM   #6
MentorRon
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I have had inconsistent results using both generic ink and refilled cartridges. Sometimes the ink smears so the characters are not as sharp; sometimes blacks are not true black. One professionally refilled cartridge smeared a lot, the next one didn't (same brand). I currently have an HP printer. Previously I had an Epson, but found that if you didn't use it much, even the Epson-branded cartridges would clog up the head and result in a $150 repair job (cheaper to get a new printer). They suggested if I didn't want to send it in for repair (it was out of warranty), that I remove the head and soak it in alcohol for 48 hours, but this didn't completely fix it. That's why I switched to the HP: you get a new print head with every cartridge.
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