Although this study dates back to September 2005, I was reminded about it by regular reader Randall Philips. Randall has tried a lot of refilled inks for his HP and has had some disasters with a few cartridges but he has persevered because he is trying to save money.

The HP study (now no longer available), conducted by an independent body, tests the reliability of refilled cartridges bought over the counter and represents various vendors. Quality Logic, the testing company, found refilled inks just didn’t match with HP quality. Some problems they found with refills were leaking cartridges, poor quality printing, premature failure and low yields.

I have to say that even though some cartridges were classed as poor quality, they weren’t too bad and a lot of people would be happy with that quality considering the amount of money they will save by buying a refilled cartridge.

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