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Can the Ricoh GX3050n cartridges be refilled?

I have tried by refill the black cartridge but the printer will not recognize the cartridge. Are these "gel" filled and so will not accept the after-market refill kits? Their refill cartridges (4) will cost close to $160. I may as well purchase another printer with most reasonalby priced ink cartridge refills. I am a teacher so I print a lot of material. Can you give me some advice. Bite the bullet and trash it, buy a cheaper printer with refillable cartridges, or what? Thanks for the advice.

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    The solution was helpful. I just wish I had know how pricey the cartridges were for this printer before I bought it at a charity auction. Please advise other unsuspecting customers. Thank you for the advice.

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Hi,
The printing performance of Ricoh is 1000 pages @5% coverage, and each one if purchased single ..will cost $43. refill is not advisable. Please check the below link if you wish to go for another printer.

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Hi,

If refill cartridges of ricoh gx3050n will cost to $160, i suggest you to buy a cheaper printer with cheaper refill ink cartridge. It cost you too much since your job needs to print a lot of materials.

PLease dont rate me if not satisfied with my suggestios...Thank you..

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Instead of buying such costly cartridges its advisable to get a new printer instead of this and sell this printer to a scrap shop and get some money for this also.this non refillable cartridges are very costly to use. u can go for hp model printer .in this model the cartridges can be refilled manually and also getting it refilled at a shop will not be so costly.each cartridge if used properly and if the printer is kept clean and away from dust free atmosphere can be refilled for more then 4 times. and please do not go for EPSON and CANON printer they will be very much cheaper but will give you many problems as you start refilling the cartridges.all types of error codes.the parts are very costly. go just for hp printers. thanks.

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Yes u r very correct the printer does not recognize the after market refil kits.they fill up with gel so to avoid the further use.

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These cannot be refilled. You have to buy new ones each time. I would look into a new printer that has cheaper cartriges or use ink that can be filled. Sorry.

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