Overall Rating) - last updated September 27, 2012 - Free shipping on orders over $50 (otherwise $3.95 per order) and
100% guarantee. They sell very high quality
Inktec refill kits at very good prices. They also have the lowest
prices for most OEM, remanufactured products, and
tektronix phaser products. They are one of the largest online vendors.
I have had contact with this company, and they appear very devoted to
customer service and maintaining their reputation for providing high
quality products. They recognize with the very high volume of products
they ship, there will be a rare cartridge that is defective. They fully
stand by their products. Here's a quote the CEO sent to one person who
wrote me about a bad cartridge she received (the reply came within 24
hours no less): "We know this
and stand by our cartridges 100%. That is why we have a 1 year 100%
satisfaction guarantee on all of products. No questions are asked when
a customer wants a refund or replacements. Once is a while a customer
is going to be a bad cartridge and we try to make it as painless as
They are offering a special promotion for Med-Psych Network visitors - this gives them the lowest prices for MANY products.
Use the following 4inkjets coupon code when you check out and use a link from this site: GREEN for 10% off all orders (excludes OEM products). You still get the free shipping on orders over $50. They will ship to US and Canada. Buy products at 4inkjets.com by clicking here
Usenet Message 1 - Re: Just Refilled For The First Time - Recommends 4inkjets as very good option for refills
September 27, 2012 with special 123inkjets coupon code:
LEAVES when using this link from this
site will save you an extra 15% off
compatible ink and 10% off all other products (excluding OEM products) AND
will get you free shipping on orders over $55 (within the continental
US). This offer expires 11/30/12. 123inkjets.com sells
compatible, remanufactured and genuine manufacturer products (OEM).
They also sell laser printer supplies and high quality InkTec refill
kits. They do ship to Canada and non-contiguous US with rates based on
weight. I have heard mixed reports on their quality and customer
service. The quality seems decent, especially for the price, but some
people do get a bad order. If you get a bad order, there have been
mixed comments on customer support. It is interesting that they have
a horrible rating on reseller ratings (but not very many ratings posted), yet
have one of the highest ratings on any inkjet cartridge
site on Bizrate with
a very high number of reviews. I tend to trust
the Bizrate comments, but please feel free to email me with your
experiences and I will include your comments here.
Usenet Message 1 - Reports great price on Epson cartridge and first rate quality
Email Message 1 - Reports problems with backorders and getting refunds
recommendation for customer service) From
everything I've heard, they have the best customer service in the
business. Their products are very high quality and they sell a wide
selection of name brand products, generic inkjet
cartridges, inkjet refills and more. Shipping usually
$3.85 but currently receive Free Shipping on a $25 order o more when
using links from this site. Only ship in U.S.
Carrot Ink - click here for Free Shipping
Usenet Message 1 - Positive Feedback for Carrotink
Usenet Message 2 - "great experience with Epson-compatible cartridge" and also better than other "clone" cartridge
Usenet Message 3 - Great prices, shipping speed, and quality as well as several others with positive comments found.
Abacus24-7 - (Best prices for canon inkjet products) I was e-mailed from someone who ordered from them and commented on the good quality and really low prices on canon products in bulk. After reading their ebay ratings (over 99.5% of people who order had a positive comment) I felt they deserve to be near the top. Since I added them, I have heard only positive things. They have a very good selection of products - OEM, generic and compatible products and some printer ink refills. They offer a 1 year guarantee. Shipping is a reasonable $4.99 - free on all orders over $99. Use this link and coupon code ABBTEN to save 10% off all ink orders!101inks.com - It looks like this company started selling via this website in early 2003, so they have been around a few years. They have low prices, but it seems that there are a good number of complaints about speed of delivery and quality in recent times. They do offer free shipping on orders over $55, otherwise shipping is $4.95. They say they offer a 180 day uncondition guarantee for a refund or replacement if not satisfied. They sell remanufactured and compatible cartridges (depending on the brand).
PrintCountry.com - Founded June 2000 and sell inkjet printer refill kits, remanufactured and generic carts, OEM printer carts, laser toner products (OEM and generic / remanufactured), fax supplies, and specialty printer papers. They even sell copy machines (starting at $245). I have not been able to find too much info on the internet, but their employees seem very knowledgeable from comments they've made and people have e-mailed me directly saying their customer service is excellent. Prices are competitive, especially if you order their bulk packages. They offer fast order processing and free priority USPS shipping on orders over $45 otherwise shipping is a reasonable $4.50. They will ship to Canada and internationally.
Atlascopy.com - (Largest
selection of inkjet refill kits and bulk ink)
From web site: "over 20 years experience in the inkjet and Imaging
Industry". They have a nice "knowledge base" and discussion board. They
consistently get very high marks for customer service. Shipping is
slightly pricey at $5.50. Will ship internationally.
Also, several messages I found on Usenet praise this company:
Usenet Message 1 - Generics work well
Usenet Message 2 - Ink refills work well, although I did find some messages saying that Epson generics and refills are more likely to cause heads to clog. Proceed with caution if you use Epson
Usenet Message 3 - Refill works fine, but messy.
Abcink.com - Updated 6/12/2012 - Offer the lowest prices for many of the compatible and remanufactured products. They have a large selection and an easy to navigate website. They offer compatible, remanufactured, OEM, laser toner cartridges, and more. They now appear to have free ground shipping on all orders. They only ship to the US, but will ship for an extra fee to Hawaii, Alaska, and Puerto Rico. Overall comments seem to praise the low prices, but some complaints that delivery took longer than expected. (Site added January 27, 2004 - please provide me feedback if you order from them).
FJA Products - they have a good selection of name brand carts and laser printer supplies. Overall appear to be a decent company - mostly positive reviews, but overall not as large volume as some of the above companies. They appear to have very good prices on the name brand products. Along with cheap shipping of only $2.50 regardless of order size. They also carry a complete line of laser toners and fax films. FJA Prodcuts coupon code for free shipping: MPFREE
Ink4Art.com - Overall have mostly positive comments on the net. Their biggest weakness is shipping costs (which appear to be $5.95 per order). Not sure if they ship outside of the US. They have a HUGE variety of products, many are very cool. From their site, here's the list of some things they have: FireFly Fluorescent Ink, Epson OEM, HP, Canon, Lexmark, Compaq, Samsung, Kodak Cartridges Bulk Systems (a very interesting replacement for the HP 51645), Cleaning Carts, Archival Inks, Sublimation Inks, Waterproof Inks, Bulk Inks, Laser Toner, POS Ribbons, FAX Ribbons/Cart, Inkjet Refill Kits, Creation Kits, and more. Best of all, though, is if you use the link from this site, you can use coupon code: Crazy and save an extra 15%. My reviews of usenet groups show generally positive experiences, specifically commenting on success with their Epson cartridges, and also really liking their selections of papers. One person commented on the very cool canvas paper so that your prints will look like watercolor prints.
PacificInk.com - They sell a large selection of products from OEM products, refill kits, remanufactured cartridges, and laser toner at some of the lowest prices. People have given almost all positive comments, but a few negatives saying UPS shipping took about a week to get them etheir product. Most saying they have received their carts very quickly. Shipping is $4.95 and free on orders over $75. They will ship internationally.
- From web site: "All of the products are warranted 100% for customer
satisfaction. Our customers include major US retailers, Fortune 500
companies, schools, universities, military and international customers.
Stringent quality control and integrated technology assure that you get
product as good as the original manufacturer's products." FREE
Shipping on all orders.
Usenet Message 1 - Positive feedback for cheap printer ink and good customer service
Inkquik.com - Sell remanufactured and compatible ink carts. Shipping is a flat fee of $3.95. I received an e-mail from someone who is very satisfied with the quality of the product, customer service, and price.
What are OEM cartridges?
OEM stands for Original Equipment Manufacturer. These are the "name brand" products that you will find at most computer stores. They are more expensive but typically of the best quality.
What is a remanufactured cartridges?
A remanufactured cartridge is on that was used and then completely refurbished. This is done by disassembling the cartridge and replacing all of the worn parts. Printer heads are tested for damage and defects. The cartridge is then refilled with ink and tested for quality. It is a way to recycle an empty cartridge and in theory still have the quality and reliability of a name brand (OEM - Original Equipment Manufacturer) product. Remanufacturing is a more complete process than just "recharging" or refilling. Remanufactured cartridges are usually going to be the cheapest alternative to filling cartridges yourself. After inserting a remanufactured product, you should always run your printer's print head cleaning utility 1-2 times. This process should be found in your printer's operating manual.
What are compatible or generic
Compatible (also referred to as generic) cartridges are made to meet or exceed OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) specifications of quality and reliability. These products are 100% brand new, unlike refilled, recharged, or remanufactured products. They will be more costly than those options, but cheaper than name-brand products, often with comparable quality.
What are inkjet refills?
Inkjet refills come in kits (or some places sell these as separate supplies) that consist of bottles of ink, syringes, and an air balance clip. Refilling a cartridge is simply the process of putting the ink from the bottles into used cartridges. The air balance clip balances the air inside your cartridge, assuring that ink flows from the print head properly. After replacing your cartridge with a refilled product, you should always run your printer's print head cleaning utility 1-2 times. This process should be found in your printer's operating manual. This is definitely the most economical approach to printing, but does take some time and effort (and can be messy, especially when you are first learning how to do this).
Will refilling my cartridge (or using remanufactured products) void
the warranty on my printer?
Companies have threatened in the past to void printer warranties when not using name brand products, but there is apparently now legislation designed to prohibit voiding of warranties for this reason. The laws are called the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Improvement Act and you can search the web for more information.
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I am trying to make this a complete resource of information on this topic. If there are additional resources or other things you would like to know about, please e-mail me and pass along your comments on suggestions. Additionally, if any companies disagree with the information I have on this website, please e-mail me and I will be happy to include your comments as well. Thanks!
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