This is a good deal, but know how to clean your print head!
By Craig on 09/28/2010
I regularly use and recommend Supermediastore remanufactured inkjet cartridges, but if you have an EPSON printer you need to know how to clean your print heads ... and the utility is not in an obvious place.
From your Settings Menu, select Printers, then Right click on your EPSON printer icon to get Properties. Once you open the Properties window select Printing Preferences (probably at the bottom center of the box). At the top right of the Printing Preferences window, there is a Maintenance tab. Here you will find all the routines to check and clean your printer head and nozzles ... which will get clogged even if you use OEM cartridges.
These remanufactured cartridges are about 1/3 the price of new OEM cartridges, and I think it is a great idea to promote recycling. But, I will point out that the rate of failure of these remanufactured cartridges is, in my experience, higher than brand new cartridges. I'm guessing about 5% failure rate, although I haven't done the math to verify it, and I'm not even sure how many cartridges I've ordered from Supermediastore (probably more than 50, probably less than 100). But Supermediastore has an effective return policy, and they have always replaced defective cartridges with working ones upon request. However, I would appreciate it if the RMA policy were simplified a bit. I mean, it takes about a half hour of my time to get a replacement for a failed $6 product ... so sometimes I just take a failed cartridge to Staples, where I get a $3 in-store credit for each recycled ink cartridge.
You should be taking all your empty ink & toner cartridges to Staples anyway. Recycling is good and so is the $3 in store credit for each.