In our consumer free-choice world of printer ink cartridges everyone now has the choice of genuine branded inks, compatible (built new overseas) or remanufactured (refilled) inks. Sometimes the cheaper copies can be a great choice, but sometimes it is not.
There are some advantages to be made when buying compatible and remanufactured inks. Cheaper prices mean that the consumer saves money. As well, cheap prices mean that a number of cartridges can be kept in back-up, saving unnecessary trips to buy ink.
However, often so many problems arise when using non-genuine over genuine that they become too much of a hassle.