I bought a full set of 125ml Lyson inks along with cartridges and separate syringes to fill them last year. Filling the cartridges is simple, but it’s advisable to do it over plenty of newspaper just in case of any spills. It’s easy to get ink on your fingers, but it does no harm and disappears after a couple of days.

 

I ordered an extra bottle of black ink, as you do tend to use more black than any of the other colours. Next time I’ll have to order just one set, with the black ink having being expended by around 50% more than the other colours.

There was a problem with one of the black cartridges supplied that didn’t work. As I had a second black cartridge, I was up and running after swapping over, but CityInkExpress' response to my support query was immediate and they sent me a fresh cartridge to replace the faulty one.

The inks are indistinguishable to my eye from original Epson ink, and it’s certainly far more cost effective to refill cartridges in this way.

 

The only problem I’ve encountered is when refilling a cartridge, the printer sometimes won’t start up correctly. The only way I’ve found to fix this is to power up the printer with one of the cartridges unseated so that the printer thinks that it’s not installed. Pushing the cartridge down and going through the printer startup cycle again seems to clear the error.

 

All in all, top quality ink and brilliant support from CityInkExpress.