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stevew10000
stevew10000 e2 Member 258 forum postsstevew10000 vcard United Kingdom
21 Aug 2012 - 7:54 PM

I have a Canon Pixma 4850.

Any recommendations for ink? Stick with Canon or go for a compatible?

Any suggestions for best places for ink, either original or compatible?

cheers

Steev

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StrayCat
StrayCat  1014519 forum posts Canada2 Constructive Critique Points
21 Aug 2012 - 7:59 PM

Try abacusfree in the US. I've used their inks for several years in Canon printers, and I was satisfied with it. Their shipping prices are very reasonable. Here's a link.

Last Modified By StrayCat at 21 Aug 2012 - 8:02 PM
robthecamman
21 Aug 2012 - 8:01 PM

iv the canon 5250 always used genuine from cartridgesave

StrayCat
StrayCat  1014519 forum posts Canada2 Constructive Critique Points
21 Aug 2012 - 8:03 PM

I think if you're heavy into photo printing and don't want any color casts etc., stick with the real MacCoy.

justin c
justin c  104512 forum posts England36 Constructive Critique Points
21 Aug 2012 - 9:42 PM

For decent quality photo printing I would stick with the genuine Canon inks.

stevew10000
stevew10000 e2 Member 258 forum postsstevew10000 vcard United Kingdom
21 Aug 2012 - 9:45 PM

thanks everyone, Canon it is.

justin c
justin c  104512 forum posts England36 Constructive Critique Points
21 Aug 2012 - 9:50 PM

The best place I've found for the Canon ink cartridges is HERE. The multi-packs are worth buying and helps keep the cost down slightly.

petebfrance
21 Aug 2012 - 10:00 PM

An interesting site / place that does research on printer inks, printers, papers:
wilhelm-research.com
for archival quality.

regards
Pete

Last Modified By petebfrance at 21 Aug 2012 - 10:01 PM
redsnappa
redsnappa  111901 forum posts United Kingdom
22 Aug 2012 - 8:28 AM

I've been using the Jettec brand of compatible cartridges in my Canon Pixma IP5000 for at least the last 4 & a half years without any issues at all. No colour cast no epson type blockages. Also I have 3-4 year old prints on my walls from the jettec cartridges that are still fade free

mountains
mountains  545 forum posts United Kingdom
23 Aug 2012 - 9:01 AM

I recently used compatibles in my now defunked HP110 the black leaked and ruined the printer luckily I had a replacement waranty so it was replaced without question I now have a canon MG4150 only genuine for me from now on

cooter
cooter  4 Northern Ireland
24 Aug 2012 - 12:13 PM

I usually get my canon ink from 7dayshop, usually the cheapest i can find for genuine canon ink.

capto
capto e2 Member 21005 forum postscapto vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
24 Aug 2012 - 1:29 PM

The answer is, if you only print for your family, friends and yourself and aren't bothered if the prints fade before they're 100 years old use compatibles. If your selling prints or are intent on only the best buy manufacturers own brand. I've always used compatibles and find them excellent.

Carabosse
Carabosse e2 Member 1139392 forum postsCarabosse vcard England269 Constructive Critique Points
24 Aug 2012 - 1:31 PM

Does anyone really bother about prints fading, so long as it doesn't happen too soon? After all you can always print another copy, after a few years/decades.

thewilliam
24 Aug 2012 - 6:49 PM

One good friend is a research chemist and a specialist in printer inks.

He advised me never to mix inks because there was a real danger of getting a gel that clogs print-heads. A few years back, I thought I knew better and used inks from a well-known refilling franchise. Sure enough, the heads clogged. The supplier honoured the guarantee and unclogged the printer but within a couple of weeks it had gummed up again. This was an A3 Epson so the printheads weren'r renewable, except at an uneconomic price so I scrapped the printer.

With the office printers, we used a CISS from the start and haven't had a problem.

Are Canon print-heads cheap and easy to change? If so, use compatibles. If not, don't risk it.

JeffJaskowiak

I have a Canon Pro 9000 Mark II, does anyone know of a place to buy Canon cartridges in the US? I have bought them off of Amazon for half of what Canon wants for them, I payed around $70.00 USD. I have also seen new ink cartridges on E-bay for much cheaper but I am unsure of how long they have been sitting around. Any suggestions would be appreciated, thanks!

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