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Epson - 127 XL High-Yield Ink Cartridge - Black-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars with 1228 reviews

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great ink for my printer

    Posted
    Rich1944
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    These cartridges are very inexpensive, especially if you buy multi packs. They're decent for most printing jobs, but not necessarily for true color printing of photos that you want to display or keep permanently. The package is misleading. The "ultra-standard capacity" just means that these are standard capacity cartridges. I'm not sure what the "ultra" is all about. I noticed that even though my computer showed the estimated ink level to be 50%, the printer was telling the computer that it could not print because the cartridge was out of ink. Still, ounce for ounce and page for page, I think these cartridges are cheaper than the HP ink cartridges. I finally scrapped HP after getting tired of buying ridiculously expensive ink cartridges, not being able to print B&W when there was plenty of black ink, but no cyan; warnings that using third party ink cartridges voided the HP warranty; and having a printer driver that was flakey at best with Windows 7 (and Vista before that). The bottom line is these cartridges are inexpensive, and in the long run, I think they're adequate for a basic printer (school projects, home office printing, etc.).

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Ink.

    Posted
    Hartley1980
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    Really no much to saw about ink in general. This is black ink at it's finest however. For inkjet printers I'm a believer in Epson quality from their mid/upper range Workforce printers. After 2 decades wedded to HP printers, I switched to Epson and was astounded at the difference in quality of color and near laser quality black prints. Initially the smaller ink cartridges get to be a hassle, but since Epson now has XL and XXL cartridges that issue isn't a problem anymore and the quality of true Epson ink is remarkable -- dries immediately, no smearing, and looks black and not mushy grey. I've used refilled cartridges from Costco which aren't bad for non- OEM, but even it pales side by side with the true ink. Ebay replacements (dye or pigment based) are even worse and ruined two printer heads with clogs. These are costly, but for me it's worth the extra since I only go through less than 2 black sets yearly and probably a single color series.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    No mess installation & consistent printing

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    TheKellyCrew
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    With a new printer comes new cartridge installation to learn. I always hate the smudge of ink from the install on past printers; however, this cartridge is well designed for ease of install and "installation smudge" prevention. I've been satisfied with the overall ink quality with crisp black even on lower quality print settings, and I've been pleased with the consumption rate. It does not appear to be dispensing more ink to make for crisper quality. It's just good ink to begin with. As with most print products, the biggest downside is the overall cost of the ink; though, it's still cheaper than paying a fee per page at a copy shop if one monitors their printing frequency and refrains from frivolous use.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A Good Product

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    Promptjock
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    Nothing really "special" to say about this item. It's a good product, the cartridge lasts a decent amount of time (because of its' large capacity), and the price is reasonable. If there's any "nit", it's this: this series of printer cartridges (126/127) is apparently "going out of style" because the printers that use them (i.e., Workforce WF-3540) are no longer manufactured by Epson. Thus, if cartridges aren't available @ Best Buy, my only RELIABLE alternative (for now) is ordering them directly from Epson.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Easy to set up, great sound, a bit uncomfortable.

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    jaylabo
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    My wife made made silence the living room TV, where I veg in the evenings and watch TV. I bought the lowest end of the Sennheiser blue tooth headphones. Is was very easy to set up and use, except the "buttons" for volume ect., are on the outside of the headphone and a bit difficult to differentiate lowder from quieter, etc After wearing them for an hour or more, they become a bit uncomfortable, but not hard to soldier on. They make two higher end types, mine were $250 and the most expensive are $450. My sound is great, so I'm not sure the extra $$$ is needed.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    OK as far as ink cartridges go

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    Drj5j
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    As far as ink cartridges go, I would say that these are average. It is nice to be able to install black and the three colors as needed, but that is standard on ink cartridges. This extra capacity cartridge is a slightly better deal than the smaller size, yet probably no better or worse than any other major company's cartridges. It is very easy to install. My only complaint applies to all ink cartridges--they seem to be incredibly expensive. It does not seem to matter where you buy them: online, in this store, or other stores, the price is fixed to a particular amount.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Better bang for the buck

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    ithurts1121
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    I love my WF-3540 due to the fact that I can buy the high yield ink at Best Buy and not have to hunt through Epson's website to get the same product. Being a Premier Silver member also guarantees 2 day delivery which means whenever I'm running low, I can purchase quickly and know that it will be delivered on time. Like all new printers, the ink status gives you a nice guesstimate of how much ink you have left. Because Best Buy has the high yield version of this printer ink, I wont have to worry about running out and being in a bind.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great long lasting ink

    Posted
    martinwi21
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    I have an Epson workforce w3540 printer and this extra capacity ink cartridge is the best way to save money and it lasts a very long time. I have had my printer for over two years and this is the first time I have had to replace the black cartridge. I have also replaced my color cartridges with the extra high capacity. I know that these are going to last a lot longer than the standard cartridges. The ink cartridges will not dry out even if you don't use your printer on a daily basis.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    This scanner really lives up to my expectattions

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    LindaH
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    I am pleasantly surprised at how well this scanner works esp. considering the reasonable price. I read the reviews that said it was slow, but I don't agree, the pages sail right along. It doesn't jam unless I missed a stapled page, but is easy to clear. The software more than meets my own needs, and isn't complicated, but I am using it for small business use. It doesn't take up a lot of space on the desk as well. I love my Epson all-in-one printer, so it was easy to take a chance on a Epson Scanner, and I'm glad I did..

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Learnt my lesson with "Remanufactured" ink

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    Robert
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    I initially bought several remanufactured cartridges from a reputable dealer on amazon (4.0 star x several hundred reviews) and my printout were sub-par (streaks) even after replacing several times. Wasn't sure if it was a printer problem or the ink. When I tried these original inks the printouts were perfect. Lesson learned not to buy remanufactured cartridge again – given they are hit-or-miss. Love Best Buy's on-line price matching - extremely competitive prices.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Using OEM cartridge solved printer problem

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    denvincas
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    I have tried using aftermarket cartridges in an attempt to save money and have had numerous issues with my WF3540 printer as a result. I switched back to the Epson brand and the problems went away. You can usually find these on sale at a major competitor and with Best Buy's price match policy, you can save some money. Even at that, the higher cost is worth the elimination of printer hassle. These cartridges always work and work well.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Formulated to deliver photographic-quality.

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    SpaceMonkeyTM
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    Epson 127 Ink Cartridges are specially formulated to deliver photographic-quality prints and laser-sharp text.The Epson 127 black ink cartridge, has extra high capacity for big jobs.The Epson 127 extra-high-capacity black cartridge is a genuine Epson replacement cartridge that is made for compatible Epson inkjet printers. It has an extra-large ink supply to provide you with more high-quality, crisp black-and-white prints than Color: Black.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great product

    Posted
    framerpat73
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    I'm very pleased with the performance of my Epson printer with this cartridge (and the color cartridges also). My only complaint is that, like other printer manufacturers, Epson prices its printers modestly (perhaps even at a loss) and makes its profit from cartridges - a gift that keeps on giving! Otherwise, it's hard to believe that even a "high capacity" cartridge like this one, with such a small amount of ink should retail for more than $30.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great when discounted

    Posted
    buntdogg
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    When purchased with a Best Buy sale or credit,this can be a great deal. The Epson Hi Capacity cartidges last longer & are a better value than the 126 series. The regular price is not competative--these can be purchased from other sources for less BUT, Best Buy only sells 'fresh' cartridges. Some of the knock off sites sell carttridges near, or past, their expiration date--usually, this is no problem--but if you are unlucky, you will have no warranty.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Worth the money

    Posted
    Slate
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    Even though it hurts buying the ink when it's time to replace the cartridges, I have to say, Epson Extra High Capacity Ink is worth the money. I print coupons, reports, etc. and I can almost get through a whole year of use on one cartridge. Granted, I don't print pictures or anything that would literally soak up ink, but I think spending around $80 for ink (1-Black/3-Cyan,Magenta,Yellow) once (maybe twice) a year is pretty good.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Long lasting cartridge

    Posted
    Dawn
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    I was using remanufactured ink cartridges, and offbrand cartridges, however I was replacing them quite often. This defeated the purpose of saving money. The print wasn’t as vibrant, and the printer heads were constantly clogging with the offbrands. I haven’t had any of these problems since using Epson brand ink.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good product, no complaints here

    Posted
    Stealth1774
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    This is not my first purchase of Epson ink cartridges. I have been using Epson printers since 1996 so I am probably a little bias. I purchased the XL black ink because that color tends to run out fast & it is the better value. I prefer Epson brand pigment ink because I trust that they use quality ink which is important to me because that type of ink is fade, water & smudge resistant.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Always get the brand ink.

    Posted
    IcedCorn
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    This ink does what you'd expect - it allows you to print documents with your Epson printer. With Elite Plus you get the discount on ink so it's worth purchasing at Best Buy. Having tried remanufactured cartridges, I would avoid them like the plague. They always bleed on the paper and you can definitely tell they are refilled. If you are cost conscious, get a laser printer instead :).

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    For those who print often

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    groovechicken
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    If you are someone who prints documents rarely, it would make more sense to buy the non-XL version of this ink because you wouldn't want the more expensive cartridge drying up before you use it all. However, if you print regularly, buying the XL version is worth the extra money. It comes out cheaper per page and you won't have to replace them nearly as often.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    use legit ink, and you get quality prints!

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    nuxxer
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    many times in effort of saving money, I open used 3rd party inks and caused trouble to my printers, not to mention my work... Ever since then I stick to legit ink. The ink will last long enough so there's no really any good reason for me to use 3rd part ink anymore. Highly recommended.

    I would recommend this to a friend