Best place to get ink?? - problems with off brands?

Discussion in 'Digital Cameras' started by JimmySchmittsLovesChocolateMilk, Dec 9, 2004.

  1. I have a canon printer and have been using non cannon brand ink, when I
    switched I didn't notice much, if any, or change in the colours of my
    pictures, The ink is so much cheaper than the cannon branded stuff. Has any
    one had any trouble with generic ink tanks? This is the stuff I have been

    If that link doesn't work, its a cannon 950i and I get all six cartridges
    for about 9 bucks

    JimmySchmittsLovesChocolateMilk, Dec 9, 2004
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  2. JimmySchmittsLovesChocolateMilk, Dec 9, 2004
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  3. JimmySchmittsLovesChocolateMilk

    Larry Guest

    There are several places where you can get ink as good as or better than the
    OEM inks. & both have high quality ink, but
    its NOT CHEAP! It is less expensive than buying OEM cartridges, but you need
    to have the proper equipment and a lot of patience if you want to save any

    I have used ink from MIS Assosiates for years ( and have NOT
    had any prints fade faster than OEM inks. (in my Canon printers)

    I have only recently tried inks from Atlantic inkjet, but they have a good
    reputation among the people who re-fill thier cartridges.

    I have re-filled Epson cartridges, but found it not to be worth the effort,
    as the Epsons will clog no matter WHAT ink you use.

    I dont recommend re-inking HP cartridges (although I used to both do it and
    recommend it).

    Since Epson came out with the r200, r300 ect, with dye based ink in seperate
    cartridges I'm now giving that series a try.

    I will do a few re-fills on it and use it to print business cards and stuff
    for personal use, and if it works well without to much clogging I'll try a
    few photo prints with it. Currently Im waiting for a set of empty cartridges
    (you need these as the Epson carts cant be re-filled) and some ink for it (I
    have a re-setter for the chips on the carts)..

    If there is any interest I'll post my results.

    Truth be told, I expect it to clog before I empty the first set of carts, it
    IS after all, an Epson.

    Most of my customers get either 8x10 dye-sub prints or 8x10 Photo prints from
    the local photo-lab (we actually have one in Mystic!) but SOME have voiced a
    prefference for ink-jet prints on glossy paper, they say they look sharper
    and brighter.
    Larry, Dec 9, 2004
  4. JimmySchmittsLovesChocolateMilk

    Larry Guest

    I complain about clogging ONLY with Epson printers, and I only complain
    because there seems to be no rhyme or reason to the way they clog, even when
    only used with Epson inks!

    If I run a cleaning cycle on one of my Canon printers and then put a 2 to 5
    then print on medium that costs from 3 to 6 dollars, I'll get my print.

    The same cant be said for any Epson I have used (yet). I have high hopes for
    the r series (with a redesigned printhead), perhaps I'll get some of that
    Epson quality to actually complete a 40 inch Pano without a snivet.

    Like I said before, the problem isnt bad enough to keep me from using Epson,
    only bad enough that I dont trust one with a blank page that cost $6.00 (or
    more). I leave that to the Canons for now.

    The Canons do clog, but if the ink tanks are full, and you run a "deep
    clean" cycle before starting a large print, you have a 99% chance of getting
    it done.

    I have two Epsons that have NEVER had anything but Epson ink in them, and
    they do the same thing as the two others that get after-market inks. THEY
    CLOG more often than the Canons, and they are harder to clear when they do.
    Larry, Dec 10, 2004
  5. JimmySchmittsLovesChocolateMilk

    Tony Guest

    actually their ink is less permanent than a Milli Vanilli hit and the system
    will foul your printer. Avoid them.

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    Tony, Dec 17, 2004
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