Reffilable ink priner


theonenadeem

Link Posted 17/01/2018 - 19:51
A good idea and about time , probably in response to the poularity of 3rd party inks.
Although not entirely photo quality.
Wonder how other printer manufacterers will respond incuding Ricoh.

https://www.dpreview.com/news/7745750282/canon-launches-refillable-ink-printers-...

davidstorm

Link Posted 17/01/2018 - 20:20
It's good to see the rip-off manufacturers of printers finally coming to their senses, although you can use refillable inks anyway with any printer if you buy refillable cartridges or ink tank systems. However, the real scandal is the printers shutting down after a specified number of print cycles due to 'waste tanks being full'. This effectively bricks the printer unless you pay to get it reset, which results in people buying a brand new printer. This practice should be outlawed and printer manufacturers should be forced to stop marketing products with a built-in time bomb.

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johnriley

Link Posted 17/01/2018 - 21:02
On the other hand, the printers can cost less than a set of inks, so the price of the hardware is exceptionally low. We can be sure that if ink prices were made to fall, then the cost of the printers would go up. As it is, if I want OEM inks then I pay the price. If I don't, there are plenty of cheaper alternatives.
Best regards, John

davidstorm

Link Posted 17/01/2018 - 21:25
johnriley wrote:
On the other hand, the printers can cost less than a set of inks, so the price of the hardware is exceptionally low. We can be sure that if ink prices were made to fall, then the cost of the printers would go up. As it is, if I want OEM inks then I pay the price. If I don't, there are plenty of cheaper alternatives.

Hi John, yes the inks are a ridiculous price, but only if you buy OEM. I've used third party inks for years with no issues, mine are from 'Signal Inks'. They don't clog and the photos on my walls haven't faded or degraded in any way after several years of display. As far as I can tell, the colour fidelity is accurate too.

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wvbarnes

Link Posted 17/01/2018 - 21:27
I received the Canon printer news in an email I subscribe to. Not photo printers sadly. Single black will mean no pigment ink for good text in documents.

It didn't say how much the ink bottles were. I continue to use a Canon all in one six ink machine, now about five years old. It has two blacks (pigment for paper, dye line for photos and an extra grey. it works well on about 1 a cartridge pattern chipped inks. I change them when it says to avoid any air in jets. That cheap I can afford to. I have prints on walls, out of the sun, at least five years old. i'd need a full pigment pro ink printer for longer anyway.

theonenadeem

Link Posted 17/01/2018 - 21:41
wvbarnes wrote:
I received the Canon printer news in an email I subscribe to. Not photo printers sadly. Single black will mean no pigment ink for good text in documents.

It didn't say how much the ink bottles were. I continue to use a Canon all in one six ink machine, now about five years old. It has two blacks (pigment for paper, dye line for photos and an extra grey. it works well on about 1 a cartridge pattern chipped inks. I change them when it says to avoid any air in jets. That cheap I can afford to. I have prints on walls, out of the sun, at least five years old. i'd need a full pigment pro ink printer for longer anyway.

10 for a 70ml colour works out at 33p per ml. And
13. For 135ml black works out at 9.5p per ml

Compared to
2 per ml for the mg range and
1.06per ml for the pixma pro range.

Regards

jeallen01

Link Posted 17/01/2018 - 21:57
Bill

From which supplier do you get your inks?

Interested because I've got an oldish Pixma 895 for which OEM inks cost a "bomb, but it does produce pretty good prints! OTOH, I've bought some refillable cartridges and some bottles of 3rd party inks, but info on a supplier of "more suitable" inks would be appreciated!
K-3 II, K-3 and K-30 (now running the Hacked K-50 f/w, so it thinks it is one of those ), & some Sigma and Pentax lenses (and a lot of old 35mm gear!) - and now a K-70 from SRS

wvbarnes

Link Posted 17/01/2018 - 23:55
Hi John,

most of my ink is from Moreinks who have a store front on Amazon I used to buy from ink.co.uk who sold Swiss made cartridges but they sadly ceased trading. My MG6250 uses Moreinks own brand chipped cartridges. there are a number of traders selling similar.

jeallen01 wrote:
Bill

From which supplier do you get your inks?

Interested because I've got an oldish Pixma 895 for which OEM inks cost a "bomb, but it does produce pretty good prints! OTOH, I've bought some refillable cartridges and some bottles of 3rd party inks, but info on a supplier of "more suitable" inks would be appreciated!

RobL

Link Posted 18/01/2018 - 08:00
Epson have a large tank photoprinter and also Permajet sell a system of large refillable bottles for attaching to Epson photoprinters called Eco-Flo CIS. Really aimed at those requiring larger numbers of prints; costly at the outset but economical use of ink.

Roshni

Link Posted 20/01/2018 - 08:54
Its good to see this
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