Re: Are cartridges bought with printers test ones ??
- From: Arthur Entlich <e-printerhelp@xxxxxxxx>
- Date: Mon, 16 Jan 2006 16:38:37 GMT
Indirectly, you have had exposure to Lexmark. Dell printers are produced and designed by Lexmark. In fact, they are Lexmark printers with a slight change to make them not accept Lexmark brand cartridges.
Dell wanted more profits from the ink cartridges they sold, and knew people would not buy the ink cartridges for them by mail-order unless they were forced to. They asked the manufacturers of inkjet printers to either give them a chunk of the ink market profits for all the printers they got out their with their bundled computers, or to make a printer that required "Dell" cartridges. HP and Epson were not interested in either offer, so Dell dropped them, but Lexmark offered to make the printers they asked for.
I'm pretty sure the ink cartridges you get that say Dell on them are manufactured by Lexmark, just like the printers.
If they were it should state somewhere in the documentation. All the Epsons I have purchased had full cartridges. The only printer I have ever seen with a test cart was a Dell. I have had no exposure to Lexmark..
"andy" <no@xxxxxx> wrote in message news:dq6g5f$2ur$1@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Just bought a printer and was wondering if the cartridge that was bundled
with it is just a 'test' cartridge. Is it normal for printer manufacturers
to do that. The one i got lasted about 10 days (maybe 10 small photos and 20
normal quality colour text pages). Just wondered if my suspicions were right
or not. It was a Lexmark printer. Hoping that the ones i buy instore last a
little longer !!
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