How much are you printing? I'm planning to buy my ink cartridges from
Costco - $27 for the three colors or $21 for two black inks. Seems VERY
reasonable to me...not worth trying different kinds of generic inks, risking
the death of your print head. If you aren't printing A LOT, then I think
OEM inks are the best and worth the premium. Some generic inks are near-OEM
quality, but most are not. Just something to be careful of.
Merry Christmas to you as well :)