Note: It is very important not to put incompatible inks into these cartridges, since incompatible inks will cause a chemical reaction with the ink residue remaining from the previous fill of the cartridge. This will cause damage to the cartridge and the printer. Do NOT use any inks other than the ones listed below, which have been specially tested for use in the cartridges.
Standard Economy Inks - for normal usage
We have a set of low-cost dye-based inks. These inks use our standard dye-based
pricing. This dye-based ink set provides color performance which is very close to the original inks, but is much less water-resistant. In addition, these inks will fade noticeably faster than the original pigmented inks. Use these inks if you do normal home or office printing, and want to save money. Most people purchase these inks and are very happy with them.
The original CX4200 cartridge comes with a pigmented ink set which is relatively water-resistant and slow to fade. Use these inks only if you truly need superior water-resistance and fade-resistance, or need finished artistic prints. Please check our opinion of Epson's Pigmented inks. Our equivalent pigmented inks are as follows:
Black - WJ-1082
Cyan (Blue) - WJ-2070
Magenta (Red) - WJ-6104
Yellow - WJ-7031
These special pigmented inks are $119.95 per 16 oz pint (470 ml), or $69.95 per 8 oz cup (235 ml).
Low Cost Pigmented Inks - for absorbent matte-finish media
These inks were originally developed to provide a low-cost pigmented ink set which is relatively water-resistant and slow to fade. Use these inks only if you truly need water-resistance and fade-resistance. They were designed for sun-exposed signage, disposable advertising posters, and paper-based labels. These inks will not work on semi-gloss and gloss media such as photo paper. Color reproduction is acceptable for the application, but is not up to most photo standards. Color will not match the original Epson inks. Please check our opinion of Epson's Pigmented inks. Our low-cost pigmented inks are as follows:
Matte Black - WJ-1095
Cyan - WJ-2063
Magenta - WJ-6091
Yellow - WJ-7021
Gloss Optimizer - WJ-822
These low-cost pigmented inks are $34.95 per 16 oz pint (470 ml).