Excellent value for money for refillable cartridges & refill ink
I tired rapidly of being held to ransom each time I needed to replace the ink cartridges on my Epsom WF 2660.The genuine cartridges are chipped and don't allow a DIY refill.
I was overjoyed to find Inkbank had a set of refillable cartridges and the ink as a kit . The service was great, the gear arrived promptly as Australia Post could manage.
Overall the total was $100 ,but it now means i can refill cartridges for a line time to come at $2.50c odd a cartridge as against $17-$20 against the Epsom cartridges.
The refill process was quite simple and straight forward and the printer has printed about 100 pages - over 3 weeks- with no problems.One has to be careful to disable the automatic updates as that can muck up the chip.
Good but not fantastic
Bought ink and cartridges 18 months ago for Canon MG5560. Chip in one cartridge failed after 12 months but have bypassed it in printer. Aside from that, cartridges have worked well.
Ink quality fine for day to day paper printing but have found that photos faded badly after only a few months. Having printed photos on Canon paper using original Canon ink and InkBank ink, the conclusion is clear - if you want long lasting photos that won't fade, use Canon ink.
Printer needs repair now
I bought a set of inks, chip res-setter and other paraphernalia from Inkbank 2 years ago because the Canon cartridges were too expensive and the inks evaporate quickly. Service was good, the items arrived promptly and phone was answered.
I thought refilling the empty cartridges myself would solve the problem with excessive expenses but my expectation was not fulfilled. I followed the instructions as described by the supplier. It turned out to be a very messy business . I bought my own gloves - the ones supplied are not very good. Even so, ...I still got ink on my hands and everywhere else. The little plugs supplied did not actually fit my Canon cartridges properly - it was a poor fit and ink leaked everywhere. Covering the hole with tape did not work at all. So I had to discard these cartridges because the original cover was now missing and the plugs supplied by Inkbank did not fit. (yes, I gave all the correct codes etc). If I had not removed the original cover (as instructed) I could have had these same cartridges refilled locally, albeit not exactly cheap either. So then I tried refilling other used cartridges by slowly dripping the ink into the nozzle at the bottom of the cartridge - a long process. Need patience for this as it takes forever. Then I turned the cartridge upside down to allow the ink to settle and stop it from leaking back out. Kind of worked - printed a few pages ok on several occasions. Then suddenly the printer started making horrible whirring noises when I turned it on. Orange and blue lights flashing. Message said: Error 5000. have not been able to solve the problem. As I paid $102 for the inks and other items I phoned Inkbank and asked to have my money refunded. The man from Inkbank was not too pleased about it but reluctantly agreed. However, as I had a lot on at this time I never returned the inks and basically haven't been able to use the printer since then. All the other reviews sound so positive. Am I the only one who experienced problems ?
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Good old fashioned customer service
In 2014 I purchased a new Canon MG7160 printer as it is one of the few printers designed to print on DVDs. As we all know the cost of replacement cartridges is ridiculous to the point of pure extortion by manufacturers, its cheaper in many cases to buy a new printer when the cartridges need replacing and throw the old (new) printer in the rubbish, what total waste. Found InkBank.com.au and purchased a complete set (6) of refillable cartridges + ink, not a difficult process to refill. After only one refill, one of the cartridges developed an error and was no longer recognised by the printer, an apparent fault in the chip. Ink Bank happily replaced the cartridge without question.
The answer for Canon printer cartridges when no resetter available
I've been successfully resetting the same Canon 520/1 cartridges with a chip re-setter for years, 100's of times for each. With no re-setter available for the 650/1 series I tried the auto reset cartridges. They work wonderfully and after the initial set up (excellent instructions) they are better and easier than the 520/1s. Advice is only remove and refill when the empty cross appears above the cartridge icon. This action resets the counter.
A preliminary phone call before purchase provided needed information and purchase and delivery was excellent. All necessary equipment for refilling (apart from the inks) was provided. Follow up technical query was answered promptly.
Canon iP4950 replacement cartridges, ink and chip resetter
I purchased these items for approximately the cost of one set of inks and have now refilled them many times. I was overseas for en extended period of time ( 9 months ) and as anyone knows, an opened inkjet cartridge will dry out in less time than that ! I refilled the see through cartridges and ran through the nozzle cleaning many times over several days and eventually the print returned to that of a new printer.
I have since printed on many different types of media with perfect results every time. The chip resetter also works on the original...
After initialising my printer and inks I left it sit for at least 10 days since using it. Then I printed a full A4 Colour print without doing any nozzle checks, nothing and it printed flawlessly. No blocked nozzles, no cleaning, no dramas. Very impressed with inks and the satisfaction/quality Guarantees.
I will be sticking with them, thank you Ink Bank.
Questions & Answers
Has anyone used the T220 ARC cartridges in a work force WF 2750 and if so, how did it work?
WF 2750 ARC cartridges are not listed on the Ink bank website as they are most likely a recent printer series. My 2660 was the same when I sought cartridges but now have been added to the listings. The T220 cartridges work well without problems.
Make sure you are NOT still auto updating your printer as their drivers can be be updated to prevent use of aftermarket cartridges.
Best to directly contact the owner of Inkbank whom you find extremely helpful. Contact link is hard to find it can be found in the specific cartridge listings .
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