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Epson - 288 Ink Cartridge - Black

Model: T288120-SSKU: 5001711

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Rating 4.6 out of 5 stars with 1654 reviews

94%
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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Epson - 288 Ink Cartridge - Black

    Posted
    belales
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    I have to admit that I wasn't a big fan of Epson printers and ink cartridges before my latest purchase of both. Now I have to eat crow and tell the world that my wife was right. The Epson printer that we purchased has worked flawlessly since we purchased it and this was the very first time of having to buy replacement cartridges for this unit. All of the color cartridges still have plenty of ink left in them and the black one (above) lasted quite a long time before buying this one. I give a 5-Star rating to both the Epson printer and their inexpensive, long-lasting ink cartridges. At my wife's insistence, I was wrong and Epson is markedly better than any of the HP printers and cartridges that we have bought in the past.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great

    Posted
    Scott
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    This is a plug for not just the cartridge but the Epson brand. I have had several printers they annoy me to start off they start eating my color to mix black without telling me they are doing so. My Epson is the first that tells me black is running low and gives me and option to mix colors to continue or to stay black. I stay black so I am only replacing my black apposed to all colors. Also my other brands of printers my ink dries out I noticed these have a plastic barrier over ink to help them not dry out before you even use then. Sop if your like me and don't use them daily this is a HUGE advantage !

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Replacement Ink Cartridges

    Posted
    Lynda
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    I was informed at the time of purchasing the Epson printer that each of the 4 cartridges could be purchased separately, but that all 4 of them must be in the printer with ink in them or the printer won't print. Being able to replace the cartridges just as you need them is a great feature, but I'm disappointed that Epson does not offer an individual Black XL cartridge. Apparently, this is only available if you purchase the big replacement with all four colors in it. That's really not kosher for someone like me that uses the black ink about 95% of the time, plus that large package is about $60 +, and I would seldom need the 3 colors other than black.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Meh

    Posted
    LoveHate
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    As much as I can say that my little cheap printer is very easy and will copy, print and scan at the drop of a hat, I don’t love how much ink it uses. I feel like I’m always buying ink for this thing and I barely use it. Hopefully, the next model up has longer cartridge life, since this model printer is now discontinued. With that said, the ink comes in separate colors, so that’s a plus and the ink is very vibrant.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Works as advertised; last longer than previously

    Posted
    Rotorhead
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    I recently upgraded my Epson printer to an XP 440 from a well used XP-410. I was a little disappointed to see that the previous generation ink cartridges were not compatible with the 440. However, after using a couple of cartridges, my sense is that the -288 cartridges do last longer than the previous -200 versions. The print quality is noticeably better; but that may be as much due to the age and usage history of the old printer.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good value

    Posted
    Brad
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    I have been discouraged in the past at how expensive it is to replace ink cartridges for various printers I have owned. With the purchase of my new Epson XL-440 printer I pleasantly surprised to see that the cost per unit of the black ink only cartridge was quite reasonable. So far it seems to be long lasting as well and I am optimistic that this will be an economical choice - and the black and white printer are very clear as well.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Gotta have it

    Posted
    coachtim30
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    As much as it galls me to have to buy printer ink (at the prices at which it's listed), the Epson 288 ink that I use in my XP-440 printer is consistent, easy to install, and always available at Best Buy. Since I've got to have it, I might as well get it through Best Buy who always treats me fairly and with respect.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    INK

    Posted
    GTFOOMP82
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    I recently purchased the Epson Printer and although I love having a printer at home the ink doesn't stay fresh for too long, I feel like I'm constantly replacing it. I tent to buy both the color and black ink at once because without one or the other the printer does not produce the best service.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    The best printer ink, you can ask anyone

    Posted
    MrEightyFive
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    Believe me, you won't go wrong in choosing this ink for your Epson printer. Great price, superb quality. My only complaint is that it does seem to run out fairly quickly. I'm not a heavy printer user so I expected the ink to last a bit longer before needing a refill. I'll see how this new cartridge holds up. Stay tuned!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good ink cartridge but could be more.

    Posted
    mhaid2000
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    So these ink cartridges work fine. I have no issue with how they work or anything like that. The problem is they are soo small they barely have enough ink to print out a substantial amount of documents. Now this could be a design flaw of the printer itself. But they do work as intended. Just wish more ink was available.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Slight irritation

    Posted
    Soulfulocs
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    I bought an XP-430 printer along with additional ink several months ago. Once I went to replace the ink, it did not fit. Wrong ink and Customer Service would not replace it because the receipt was over 30 days. I did not want money, just to exchange it for the correct cartridge. It was very obvious that it had not been used. So much for trying to satisfy a loyal customer.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Basic, necessary, and does the trick

    Posted
    Maryzdoll
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    Needed the basic black ink cartridge for my Epson XP-430. Purchased this Epson Black Cartridge at Best Buy. Decent Price, plus Free Delivery (once I bought at least $35 of merchandise). Fast delivery - and the black ink cartridge was easy to install and lasted for a fair amount of time. Best Buy is my "Go To" place for all my ink cartridge needs.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Epson 288 Black

    Posted
    Todd
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    Love Epson ink. These cartridges are great .. I happen to have the Epson 446 All in One Printer and it Takes the Epson 288 cartriges .. These cartriges seem to last awhile for me, I’m only a light print person .

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Did not last long! I do not often use printer.

    Posted
    Nbug
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    I want a replacement! This cartridge must have been defective or dried up! I only print one or two pages a week or less. I bought it Jan 23, not even two months ago. Can you please replace it??

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Ran out fast!

    Posted
    Kristal90
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    I got this ink with my printer because I knew the ink that came with it was just for setting up - and i had coupons to print out- well The black ran out and the colored starter inks are still printing color fine. So I went and got an extra large from staples and its lasted-- when my colors run out im going to look for an extra large in colors too.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Worked Fine

    Posted
    Joey
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    I believe the cartridge and printer state low ink due to the carts timing out/drying out after you insert them regardless if you don't print much... Would only recommend if you agree to have a high chance for a suspiciously low amount of prints.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Purchased ink for my Epson printer

    Posted
    RJay
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    The Epson printer was easy to set up and use. The features work well. I do a lot of scanning and copying as well as printing and have not had any issues. Replacement ink cartridges are always available at Best Buy and are easy to install. The ink seems to last longer than my last printer. I recommend purchasing these products at Best Buy.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    bad

    Posted
    Madirish
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    This is the 2 nd TIME I BOUGHT THIS HERE. IT ONLY LASTED 10 SHEETS OF PAPER. AND I EVEN USED THE "DRAFT" OPTION ON THE PRINTER SETTING. "DONT BUY IT" IT DOESN'T LAST EVAN LESS THE MONTH. BUY IT AT WALMART. I BOUGHT SAME BRAND IT LASTED 10 X LONGER...……. NOT HAPPY...…...

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Won't even turn on!!!

    Posted
    metinshoreline
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    I WILL BE BRINGING THIS EPSON XP-440 PRINTER BACK TO THE STORE FOR REFUND. HAVE FOLLOWED ALL INSTRUCTIONS - THE KICKER IS, THE PRINTER WON'T EVEN TURN ON. NOT WHEN PLUGGED INTO A WALL OUTLET, NOT WHEN PLUGGED INTO A SURGE PROTECTOR. WHAT A PIECE OF JUNK.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      Epson

      Hi, we're sorry for the disappointing experience you've encountered with your Epson XP-440 printer. Please give our Advanced Epson Support Team the opportunity to assist you by calling 1-800-241-5794; Hours: Monday – Friday, 6am – 8pm PT; Saturday, 7am – 4pm PT. Thank you for your patience. Sincerely, Marina – The Epson Team. Epson

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Basic black only ink

    Posted
    Dutch
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    I bought this as a back up for a printer I recently purchased. As that printer came with it's own ink, I haven't yet had a chance to use it. However, if it installs as easily as the included unit did, I feel it will be perfectly adequate for my needs.

    I would recommend this to a friend