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Buying new ink for the printer is really easy as it is sold online for much cheaper than it is in the shops and it has free delivery. The Epson Polar Bear 26 ink range is designed for the Expression Premium XP600 XP605 XP700 XP800 C13T26164010. These are photo printers so it is important to have ink that will create bright, shiny images and be used with photo paper which has a shiny texture. I always buy high quality gloss paper because I want good prints therefore it is important for me to buy good quality ink that will not fade. I bought this ink because it was what came with the printer when we bought it.
==Price and availability==
We bought a new multipack of colours which included black, yellow, cyan and magenta. It worked out much cheaper than buying each one separately, although black tends to run out first for some reason. You can buy black on its own for £7.99 and the full set for £27.00. You can buy it much cheaper online but you can also pick it up from shops such as Currys and PC World. When you can get free delivery and a cheaper price it seems silly to trail to the shops.
These cartridges come in a bubble packet and are easy to load. They click in and once you run a test page, they colours are bright and vivid. Black especially is crisp and very dark, sometimes black ink can look purple but this is very black. The printer runs on wifi and tells you when the ink is low so you know when to buy your next ink. The black ink is designed to give 200 pages with a 5% coverage.
The ink is good quality, it does not come out too fast and nor does it smudge but this is more of a reflection on the paper rather than the ink. The ink dries quick and so far it has not given me any problems. The qualities of the photos I have printed are excellent and very impressive. I am pleased with the price of the ink and how it performs. I am pleased that it dries quickly and dries with a shine. It does not fade over time and I have a photo on my wall from this ink and it is as bright and vivid as the day it was printed.
If you happen to own a printer than is compatible with this ink then you should definitely consider it. I only buy branded products when it comes to printer consumables and I would definitely buy this again. It is reliable and I find it quite reasonably priced. It lasted a long length of time despite the black being the first to run out. These are easy to load and it is quick to carry on printing once the new cartridge is loaded. I will be buying this again so I will recommend it.