It is known that the original ink cartridges, or brand, are the highest quality and most reliable. In addition, its duration and good performance are guaranteed by the manufacturer. But, they are not a unique alternative for printers. There is a great variety of non-original ink cartridges on the market which, although their quality is not the same as the originals, are the best option if we want to save without losing features. We find alternative ink cartridges to the originals, which are used by less than 15 percent of the users, with which we can obtain very satisfactory results and which can mean a saving of up to 73 percent compared to the originals.
The number of users that use this type of alternative ink cartridges is so small because, possibly, there are also many products on the market of very bad quality and it is not so easy to find reliable cartridges. We have analyzed some compatible cartridges, others recycled and stores where to recharge ink cartridges for 3 brands of printers: HP, Canon and Epson. The non original ink cartridges, or alternative, which give more problems are intended to be installed in HP printers. The most frequent problems are when the printers do not recognize the alternative cartridges or when the ink of a certain color is missing. It could also be due to the incompatibility of the chip or the low quality of the finish of the cartridge.
Ink color problems may be solved by cleaning the printheads. To avoid all these problems, before buying any non-original cartridge we should check that it is suitable for our model of printer. Our analysis shows that there is not much chance that brother cartridges, even if they are not original, can damage the printer. The use of alternative cartridges does not void the printer's warranty, although some printer manufacturers may indicate that the warranty would be voided if non-original ink cartridges were used. If a problem occurs with the printer when using replacement cartridges while it is under warranty, it is best to install original cartridges.
And if the problem persists, take the printer to a service facility. In this case, the manufacturer will look for the cause of the problem.