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I am looking for a 4 in1 for my home. How do I know before I buy which units have a refillable ink cartridge. Some, I understand, you have to reset so the printer thinks it has a new cartridge. If you can't reser the cartridge you have to buy a new one. I don't buy appliances that keep on taking.

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HP, Epson and Canon are all excellent choices for 4 in one printers and as far as the refillable ink that you buy for them the supply places that you get them from also have the auto reset chips to reset your printer. These particular brands because there is a wealth of information about them all over the internet and I have personally worked on printers from these companies since 1978 and I consider them the better ones for home users. http://www.inkmizer.com is a popular internet site for refillable ink cartridge supplies for those particular printers. Shop around also by reading consumer reviews for the brands and models you are interested in. They come in useful in making your determination as to which one to ultimately buy.

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Heres the link where you can buy the resetter:
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