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OEM vs. Compatible Ink Cartridges
New York, NY -- As anyone who has owned a printer can attest, the cost of ink can be one of the most prohibitive and annoying things about it. As such, to lower your costs you may consider skipping over even the remanufactured OEM cartridges and straight to compatible cartridges. If you are going to make the switch, there are some things you should be aware of.
Despite what some stores might tell you, all cartridges are not made absolutely equal. If they were, then all ink prices should be the same, right? Printer ink can vary in viscosity and thickness which will affect how it flows out of the cartridge and onto your paper. Your printer may be programmed to take only a specific type of ink, and the use of any other ink may in fact do a lot more damage than good.
When preparing to install the compatible cartridge, be sure and clean your print heads first. It should improve your chances of the cartridge being accepted and working. This is especially important if you had to wait to get enough money to buy the ink in the first place. It is also important to follow the directions for installing your ink cartridge to the letter. That will also increase the chances of your success.