I have just bought a HP Z3100 and all the ink carts are nearly depleted. I don't really want to spend another $700 on HP carts.
Been looking at off brand CHINESE replacements and are tilting toward buying 500ml bottles and a set of clear 250ml carts at about $300 the lot.
Has anyone bought second party ink? what brands and how did it stack up against the HP ink?
Also are the Chinese ARC chips workable ??
Thanks in advance
Why'd you put "Chinese" in all-caps?
I've run refillable, re-settable carts and third party inks in several Epson printers (including a 4800 and a 9800) for many years with few problems and excellent IQ results. I did have custom profiles made for each printer/ink combination.
$300 for all that ink AND the refillable carts is very inexpensive. I'd be wary of the carts if they are chipped. Poorly manufactured third party carts can damage the printer. The cart bays contain contacts that interrogate the cart and those contacts can be damaged by out of tolerance carts.
I use a very reliable distributor called "MIS Associates" for carts and ink. I'm not sure if they support your HP printer.www.inksupply.com