Those who use the Primera Bravo disc publishers will be aware that the ink costs can be high. You may have also found the frustrations involved when you run out of ink at a critical time and you have to wait 24 hours for mail order delivery? Well if you have you are not alone!
There is away to save over 76% on your Primera Bravo ink costs. When Primera invented the Bravo disc publisher they did not make it from scratch. In fact they took an off the shelf Lexmark printer that is available from any computer shop, added some very cleaver robotics and CD tray for disc printing and then re-branded the ink cartridges. They did add a cleaver little device to the re-branded cartridges that stopped any one simply buying a Lexmark cartridge an using it in their Bravo printer. Much to the frustrations of anyone who has purchased the machine.
Because Primera Bravo printers are mainly used in some kind of commercial way, from graphic design agencies, bands and full service duplication companies that print and duplicate there low quantity orders in house means users are always looking to find away to cut the higher costs involved with purchasing original ink cartridges. This made cartridge refill kits popular with users although they have declined in popularity due to the time cartridges take to refill and the fact they can be very messy to use.
However, there is now a conversion kit available online that will take an off-the-shelf Lexmark cartridge and convert it for use in a Primera Bravo. The whole process takes just 30 seconds per cartridge and the finished printed disc matches the quality of the original. This has many benefits to end users of Primera printers and professional duplication houses. There is the obvious massive cash savings, being able to purchase cartridges in any computer store or supermarket plus there is also environmental benefits. You can also use readily available remanufactured Lexmark cartridges with ease. The benefits could really make a big difference to professional users who make use of the Bravos functions on a regular basis. Its estimated that a $10,000 dollar a year ink saving is achievable if you use to your Bravo its maximum output capabilities.
Primera claims the warranty will be void if such converted cartridges are used in there machines, however enforcing this is not always possible and changes in competition laws may even make it even illegal for for any manufacturer to claim that the use of non-oem cartridges are in breach of a warranty. This is because it should be the customers right to decide what cartridges they use in there printer.
If you own a Primera Bravo it would be advisable use your own reasoning to see if you need to learn the conversion process, even if you wanted to use the original cartridges for the most part its always handy to be able to have a back up alternative if something goes wrong and you can't get a cartridge in time. The information is here, decide if you could be one of the users who would benefit from this procedure!