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Official PK Poll - Is there any future in refilling?

Discussion in 'Official PK Contests, Polls, Etc.' started by sumi, Apr 12, 2016.

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Is there any future in refilling?

  1. Yes

    64 vote(s)
    90.1%
  2. No

    7 vote(s)
    9.9%
  1. Apr 12, 2016
    sumi

    sumi Printing Ninja Administrator

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    The question says it all… Is there a future for refilling, or is it going to be a thing of the past soon? What do you guys think?

    Please take a second to answer "Yes" or "No" and reply with your reason (optional).
     
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  2. Apr 12, 2016
    Tigerman

    Tigerman Print Addict Platinum Printer Member

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    Tank system will replaces refilling, but I am not sure about same quality? Can reach?
     
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  3. Apr 12, 2016
    The Hat

    The Hat Printer VIP Moderator

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    It certainly looks like its going that way, so stock up on the current known good printers if you wish to continue.. ;)
     
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  4. Apr 13, 2016
    embguy

    embguy Printer Guru

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    I have a good supply of PGI and CLI cartridges and iP4500 and MX850 printers. I am using 2 MX850 and have 3 MX850 and 1 iP4500 in storage. With my chip resetter, I am good for a very long long time. ;)
     
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  5. Apr 13, 2016
    Jimbob

    Jimbob Printing Apprentice

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    I always refill and the next printer I buy will have a refillable tank
     
  6. Apr 13, 2016
    WilsonLaidlaw

    WilsonLaidlaw Printing Apprentice

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    I do use third party Piezography cartridges in my Epson Stylus Pro 3880 but only for their cleaning/flushing fluid I leave in for over-winter storage at our French base, which is only open from April to October. In the past I have tried third party inks in various printers but have never had much success. The problems have ranged from head blocking, to leakages, smearing of prints, to difficulty in profiling the printer. Epson together with Ilford and Hahnemuhle provide such good profiles for their papers, that are near perfect for the 3880, when used with Epson ink, I am very reluctant to do anything that could upset the apple cart. I therefore stick to the genuine cartridges and Epson, Ilford or Hahanmuhle paper.
     
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  7. Apr 13, 2016
    pearlhouse

    pearlhouse Printer Guru

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    Yes it will be a while before this happens. As long as we maintain the printers we have.. We will keep on refilling.
     
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  8. Apr 14, 2016
    jjohnl

    jjohnl Getting Fingers Dirty

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    For as long as I've owned inkjet printers people have been interested in refilling, for the simple reason that ink is expensive. I think that will continue to be the case.
     
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  9. Apr 14, 2016
    cuyler1

    cuyler1 Printing Apprentice

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    i believe one day some one will crack the code and unlock the printers that bind our hands now. i have the junkyard , hackady.jo and some 10 year old kids working on it along with myself. i dissected the power supply on a lexmark z and found 30v ac stepdown transformers to eventually 12vdc and 5vdc. some strange frequencies produced and chips connected that aren't called for and wondering now if the encoder is a frequency dialog where the flux capacitor is fueled to heat up the ink.
     
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  10. Apr 14, 2016
    Slagathor

    Slagathor Printing Ninja

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    As long as theres cheapskates like me, and there always will, refilling should always be around...
     
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