June 6, 2008, Newsletter Issue #118: All About Compatible Ink Cartridges

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If youíve been doing some shopping around lately for replacement ink cartridges, you may have seen some compatible ink cartridges on the market. If youíre wondering about the merits of the off-brand versions of ink cartridges, keep reading:
Compatible ink cartridges are essentially replacement cartridges for your printer that are not from the original manufacturer, but created by a third party. Depending on where you purchase the compatible ink cartridges from, you may be getting a new or remanufactured version. In some cases, cartridges that your printer uses carry a chip. If thatís the case, check to make sure that the compatible ink cartridges youíre choosing has the same chip so you wonít have to reset your machine and deal with the hassle of error messages. Some compatible ink cartridges do come with a warranty that matches that of the original manufacturer. If you can, find one that has a comparable warranty.Using a compatible ink cartridge wonít void the warranty of your printer in many cases. However, itís best to check with your manual or the manufacturer to verify this if you have concerns.

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