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Epson Stylus Photo RX580 The Ink blood sucking vampire!!

by tgstewart / March 10, 2008 8:53 AM PDT

When I needed a new printer I got sucked in by the "Factory Rep" in the store who sold me this printer. It has good quality but it sucks ink like a Hummer sucks fuel! The replacement ink cartridges cost almost as much as the printer did. I thought I could use "generic ink but no, they have put a one time chip in the cartridges. I use mostly black ink but when it initializes it sucks all the colors down. Any Suggestions? I know, buy a simple black & White printer, but I don't think they even make those any any more.

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B/W = LASER.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 10, 2008 9:48 AM PDT

Those can be found at the usual office stores in the 99 buck range.

I have the HP k550 and would buy it again.
Bob

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Price drop.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 6, 2011 4:28 AM PDT
In reply to: B/W = LASER.

Just last week, a home BW Laser printer on amazon for 50 bucks.

And the k550 needed print heads. Print head costs being what they were I asked fellow moderators for ideas and more than one nodded to the Canon MX870.

Done,
Bob

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by heathersmom65 / October 6, 2011 4:17 AM PDT

I found a couple of places that supposedly sell Epson cartridges for under $5. I may order one and see what works. I get mine from Cartridge World, less to buy all the cartridges than the Epson color pack costs. (But I have to be sure the gold contacts are the right pattern. Check your Epson cartridges.)

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