Choosing a 3rd party ink

Started Jan 18, 2013 | Discussions thread
jtoolman Veteran Member • Posts: 6,803
Re: Choosing a 3rd party ink

TonyGamble wrote:

Apart from price do IJF cartridges have any advantages?

My reading so far suggests there are several design differences in these refillable catridges that affect the monitoring of ink levels.


Since I own 3800s and not 3880s I can only refer to 3800 carts. They only require two OEM Chips to be able to install and operate all 9 carts. The system alos resets your maintenance carts to always EMPTY!. Carts are also always FULL. Negative is you have to visually monitor them. Cart quality is superior. If you must have ink monitroring, then you have to pay premium prices and go with the CONE carts. Realize that the only differences are the Controller chips being used.

CONE requires all the OEM chips. If you do not have any chips you will have to pay $20 per chips or less if bought as a full set along with the carts.

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