asked Nov 21, 2007 at 9:58pm
Epson Epson Stylus Color 600

Buying Expired Ink

We have two inkjet printers in our house--an Epson Stylus Color 600 (10 yrs old) and an HP 960CSE (7 yrs old). They still work and I am satisfied with them. When I am at second hand stores, I sometimes see brand new factory sealed genuine Epson and HP ink cartridges for sale, but most often they are expired, sometimes as far back at 2002. They usually sell for $5. I am referring to HP 78 and 45 and Epson S020187 and Epson S2020191 ink. I read some posts about a lawsuit a few yrs ago regarding HP ink catridges having chips in them, but I don't think the HP 45 and 78 were part of it. What are the chances of expired ink being good? How far past the expiration date does ink last? What do you all think of light duty inkjet printers these days around $100 vs the printers I have. Has quality improved or declined?
No date chips in any of those. As for ink not drying up after 5 years, chances are slim and none. New $100 printers = junk. They just build them to sell the expensive ink. Not the cartridges are much, much smaller than the 78 and 45. About 1/3 the ink capacity at about the same price.
by moe on Nov 22, 2007 at 9:42am Add comment