Do you really need to buy pricey name-brand ink for your inkjet printer?
inexpensive third-party and remanufactured cartridges often yield more prints than their new, branded counterparts–but they don’t always deliver the same quality and fade-resistance. Thus, while you’ll definitely save some money, you may not be as happy with your printer’s photo output.
However, if you print primarily text, there’s every reason to choose the cheap stuff. This is true for laser printers as well