Study questions quality of aftermarket ink and paper


25 May 2006 – Newton (MA): Digital imaging authority Lyra Research has announced findings from Wilhelm Imaging Research (WIR) which claim to show that the image performance of photos printed with aftermarket ink jet cartridges and photo papers is far inferior to that of photos printed with OEM equivalents.
The results of the study, published in the May issue of The Hard Copy Supplies Journal, examined the performance of store-brand ink jet cartridges, ink jet refills at franchise refill shops and other aftermarket ink sets using OEM and third-party papers. It also compared the permanence of photos printed with these aftermarket products to that of photos printed with inks and photo papers from Canon, Epson, and HP using the respective OEM’s consumer photo printers.
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