Interesting article on printer inks


theonenadeem

Link Posted 12/10/2016 - 18:14
Update , my printer worked temporary , that is I managed to print 1 page .After which an error message appeared , stating i should restart now my printer wont work .
Have any other hp users had similar experiences.

JAK

Link Posted 12/10/2016 - 18:29
I suppose the moral is don't risk purchasing printers that use chipped cartridges. My trusty Canon Pixma IP5000 doesn't and continues to work well despite being at least 10 years old.

Blythman wrote:
I gave up on a photo printer. Bought a colour laser printer for home use. It can sit idle for months and then be used again without the concerns of clogged up ink.

How do laser colour prints stand up against inkjet photo prints when you don't want to get them printed by a lab? Say you want a 10 x 8 for a competition, is a laser a viable printer to do this?
John K

Blythman

Link Posted 12/10/2016 - 19:09
JAK wrote:
I suppose the moral is don't risk purchasing printers that use chipped cartridges. My trusty Canon Pixma IP5000 doesn't and continues to work well despite being at least 10 years old.

Blythman wrote:
I gave up on a photo printer. Bought a colour laser printer for home use. It can sit idle for months and then be used again without the concerns of clogged up ink.

How do laser colour prints stand up against inkjet photo prints when you don't want to get them printed by a lab? Say you want a 10 x 8 for a competition, is a laser a viable printer to do this?

No, the laser printer is used for letters, homework, etc. For competitions I normally get 16X12s printed by DSCL. Including postage I can get a dozen for less than 20. I don't pay extra for fast postage, but I've always had them within 72 hours of uploading. Not worth the hassle of doing it any other way for me.
Alan


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JAK

Link Posted 12/10/2016 - 19:51
I gathered that Alan, thanks. I'll phrase it another way! Can you get exhibition quality prints from a Laser? For instance, if you didn't have time to get those 16 x 12's made, or you only wanted a 10 x 8 printed quickly for something, how would the laser compare? I only rarely go above A4 even though I do have an A3 Canon if I need it. Should those printers die (they are getting on somewhat) would I get by with a laser? I've considered it in the past when my thoughts were it might be an expensive option, but if the prints are superior it might still be worth getting one. I've got a dye-sub too, but only does 6x4's.
Thanks.
John K
Last Edited by JAK on 12/10/2016 - 19:52

jemx99

Link Posted 12/10/2016 - 22:52
I have a Canon MG7550 and it takes chipped cartridges. I buy cheap 3rd part ones which must be similar to the ones the guys above use. I use it 2 or 3 times a month? The prints are excellent and I've not had a problem in the 2 years I've had it. It makes printing your own A4 prints quite cheap but with excellent results!
Last Edited by jemx99 on 12/10/2016 - 22:53

dpm

Link Posted 13/10/2016 - 07:36
I've got an older OKI colour laser- they use glossy toners- and on photo paper results aren't bad at all.

Blythman

Link Posted 13/10/2016 - 10:40
Laser printers are unsuitable for photos IMO
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JAK

Link Posted 13/10/2016 - 11:38
Thanks, even if opinions do conflict somewhat! I take it a Laser is OKish with the right toner and paper and the right photo, but not the best. It's surprising that a good dedicated photo laser hasn't been created by now, I'm sure it would be a popular option given the potential for better reliability.
John K
Last Edited by JAK on 13/10/2016 - 11:39

Simonmac

Link Posted 13/10/2016 - 15:12
Is it possible to get generic inks for Canon printers that have that LED on the cartridges?

Cheers

Simon
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JAK

Link Posted 13/10/2016 - 15:34
Simonmac wrote:
Is it possible to get generic inks for Canon printers that have that LED on the cartridges?

Cheers

Simon

For which printer?
John K

Simonmac

Link Posted 13/10/2016 - 15:39
The MG 5650
JAK wrote:
Simonmac wrote:
Is it possible to get generic inks for Canon printers that have that LED on the cartridges?

Cheers

Simon

For which printer?


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JAK

Link Posted 13/10/2016 - 15:51

Simonmac

Link Posted 13/10/2016 - 16:41
Cheers!

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wvbarnes

Link Posted 14/10/2016 - 10:21
I use a Canon MG6250 and get all my cartridges from More Inks on Amazon. Generally around 1 a cartridge and fully chipped and lit. (I tend to buy the three set pack of six colours) The Canon Creative Park software also recognises them as 'original' for Premium Content download if you like such stuff

Simonmac wrote:
Is it possible to get generic inks for Canon printers that have that LED on the cartridges?

Cheers

Simon

Simonmac

Link Posted 14/10/2016 - 14:32
Thank you Bill.
wvbarnes wrote:
I use a Canon MG6250 and get all my cartridges from More Inks on Amazon. Generally around 1 a cartridge and fully chipped and lit. (I tend to buy the three set pack of six colours) The Canon Creative Park software also recognises them as 'original' for Premium Content download if you like such stuff

Simonmac wrote:
Is it possible to get generic inks for Canon printers that have that LED on the cartridges?

Cheers

Simon



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