Printer Ink: Save on Replenishing Cartridges

Multifunctional devices like the Canon Pixma MG4250 use Combinatons. Third party alternatives are refilled originals. The tip shows what to look for.

You have the Inkjet Multifunction Canon Pixma MG4250 . Just before the black cartridge was blank, you will have it refilled in the store. Since then, the print quality is miserable: the fonts are out of focus, the margins of the letters are rough. And also the colors have their usual luminosity. The matter with the combi-cartridges: The ink-jet model used uses cartridges in which the tank and the print head form a unit. With each new cartridge you get a new print head. This increases the price of the cartridge, but ensures a consistent output quality. When the cartridges are filled, the print head has already passed the planned service life. In the second cycle of use, print quality may decline because the Pressure nozzles actually are only designed to use round. In addition, the service provider does not fill in a manufacturing ink but an alternative product. Its composition may differ greatly from the manufacturer’s ink, which can lead to a loss of quality.
Remedy: Especially with multi-function devices with combined ink is ink from the third-party quite a lottery. If you do not want to reduce the print quality, use the original ink, but with XL content. This allows you to cut costs a little. Thus, the black ink for the cost Canon Pixma MG4250 about 10 euros in the standard range of 180 pages. The XL cartridge has a capacity of 300 pages and comes at 14 euros. In order to reduce the price of the black and white page of 5.5 cents to 4.6 cents.

If you side price still is too high, you can not get around the testing of alternative cartridges. Please check the product description for refilled tanks. In some cases, for example, additives such as “initial filling” can be found – an indication that the cartridges have not already passed several life cycles. However, the purchase remains trustworthy. If supply the cartridges still poor quality, can not prove that they were more than once in use.

Stay skeptical of the notes to capacity. Some providers advertise twice as much content as the original. This may be true, but most of all the printers do not always tolerate the cartridges moving across the page in the print carriage. The result: The ink runs out in the device. This is not only annoying, but can lead to the final device defect.