Compatible Epson cartridges for inkjet printers: How to orient yourself in choosing between original and compatible?
Why is the use of inkjet printers recommended?
When the need to buy a printer arises, and you choose the Epson brand, whether it be for home use or for professional use, the choice of the Epson product and related cartridges is not as obvious or trivial as you might think. In fact, it is very important to consider the characteristics and the price range of the machine being evaluated. So, first of all, it is good to clarify the substantial differences that exist between laser printers and inkjet printers.
Inkjet printers allow for high print quality and use liquid ink cartridges. However, the cartridges may have ink hardening problems if the printer is not used for an extended period.
Laser printers use toners containing very fine pigment powders, which, passing through a source of high temperature heat, are imprinted on the sheet of paper during printing.
The advantages of toners compared to cartridges are mainly the following: absence of colour hardening due to the machine not being used (pigment powders are not in the liquid state) and lower costs to be faced with the same number of print copies made. However, the print quality that can be obtained with laser printers is still very high but lower than that achievable with inkjet printers. Therefore it is recommended to use inkjet printers in case of very high quality prints.
How to find your way around choosing between original and compatible cartridges?
To properly decide whether to purchase original Epson cartridges or compatible cartridges during the replacement phases, it is advisable to carefully evaluate the characteristics and ideal fields of application of the two types of product.
The original Epson cartridges, i.e. produced directly by the same company that made the inkjet printer you use, have higher performance than compatible cartridges as they are designed for application to the specific printer in use. Therefore, with the original cartridges, you can make high quality prints and consequently have higher costs.
Compatible cartridges, i.e. made by companies other than the one that produced the inkjet printer you are using, allow you to achieve high economic savings (generally ranging from 40% to 80%).
You get good print quality with compatible cartridges but lower than the original cartridge standards. Having argued the necessary premises on the different types of products that can be found on the market, it is advisable to purchase original cartridges in the event that high printing performance is required (such as prints of photographs, brochures and priority files). So the higher the need for crisp and clear prints, the more the choice will necessarily fall on the original cartridges. In the event that the performance requirements relating to print quality are not stringent, it is advisable to purchase compatible cartridges, carefully monitoring the origin of the product.
There are many types and models of both original and compatible cartridges on the market; in both cases, it is very important to verify that the purchased item is compatible with the inkjet printer in the user's possession. To do this and therefore ensure the quality of the product, it is essential to read the label showing the compatibility information with the printer to which you want to apply the cartridge. Finally, it is important to check the certification of the cartridge that you want to buy where the legal indications are shown. A recommended way to ensure that the compatible cartridge you are purchasing complies with the customer's expectations is to check the opinions and ratings declared by other users carefully.
Obviously, all the original products with compatibility characteristics are listed on the Epson official website, and you can find important instructions and advice for use both in the purchase guide and in the replacement procedure of the exhausted product. It also provides information on the main technical characteristics (preferable documents to print, achievable quality, water resistance, resistance to fading, resistance to highlighter).
Each series of original cartridges is suitable for a specific function and is applied to particular models of inkjet printers for which the cartridge for sale was made. Ultimately it is hoped that the guide just reported will be helpful to the reader and that it can dispel any doubts or problems relating to the purchase of a printer and the appropriate cartridge to buy. Certainly, the definitive decision of the article with which the exhausted one is to be replaced (original or compatible) is directly up to the customer who adequately weighs the optimal balance between the print quality needs to be obtained and the amount of expense that he wishes to face at the time of purchase.
Where to buy compatible cartridges from?
You can easily buy compatible cartridges from our website inkjet.ie, with combo price deals that work out only €4 for each faction of the original branded Epson product. We are among the top companies providing quality services all over Ireland.
inkjet.ie makes its own inventory purchases, thus ensuring that we only purchase from the most reliable suppliers of the highest quality cartridges. In addition to performing 100% of our product fulfilment, our company has also built an in-house Customer Service Staff because we believe that an in-house staff is far more dedicated to satisfying your needs.
We know how to do the job quickly and efficiently, ensuring you will receive speedy delivery; indeed, most orders are actually shipped out the very day they are received. As the industry leader, we can bring all this to you at very substantial savings, usually 40% to 70% off the typical retail price found at your local discount office supply super-store.
Our Compatible cartridges work well on most Epson printers like Epson WF-2810DWF, Epson WF-2830DWF, Epson WF2835DWF, Epson WF-2850DWF, XP 2100, XP 2105, XP 3100, XP 3105, XP 4100, XP 4105 and XP 3100.
Our top products include:
• Compatible 603XL High Capacity Black Printer Cartridge,
• Compatible 603XL High Capacity Cyan Printer Cartridge,
• Compatible 603XL High Capacity Magenta Printer Cartridge,
• Compatible 603XL High Capacity Yellow Printer Cartridge.
If your having issues with your printers colours, you can check which colour is the issue by printing a test page. Mostly inkjet and laser printers work 4 different cartridges cyan, magenta, yellow and black. By printing a test page you will be able to check which cartridge your having issue with or running out as not all printers monitors keep the true level of ink in the cartridge.
Can order via www.inkjet.co UK online ink supplier