How to tell if you can use generic ink refilling with your printer?

ronz91

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Hey guys

Just wanted to get some opinions from people with experience with refilling printers. My friend told me about his printer that uses seperate ink tanks. Hey can therefore just buy generic ink and refill the tanks with a syringe. But in addition he told me that this particular printer allows over-riding the chip that store info about how much ink is left in the cartridge i.e. the printer tracks how much ink is being used from it and when it prints enough pages it will default to an empty state and the printer will refuse to print as the cartridge is saying its empty. This printer allows that function to be overridden so you can refill the cartridge infinitely.

Anyone run a similar set-up? Whats the most affordable printer I can do this with thats still available on the market?

Thanks
 

ronz91

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I have seen the epsons, they are pricey though.
I was looking at the Canons, those seem to be reasonably priced
 

Rickster

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What about a colour laser printer? The units do cost more but the toner lasts long.
 

ronz91

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generic ink can be as cheap as R30 for 500ml and if the ink is decent the print quality is fine
 
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