for those that print there own photos.

5 years 5 months ago #449202 by Ginny-Bevis
Not sure if this has been brought up some where eles if so forgive me for starting another.


My question this time is ink.. I have a canon pixma pro 100 I noticed they are getting a lil low and before I run out wanted to pick more on soon.
So here is the question INK... Do you all order the ink from canon or do any of you have a better place to order?  Heck I found out about red river here so figured someone will have good info. I worry about  how will other ink will perform. I would hate to buy some off brand and it be crap.

Thanks!


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5 years 5 months ago #449204 by Don Fischer
Until I was real sure, I would buy Canon ink. I've got an iP100 and a 9000 MKII. I recently started using after market ink in the iP100. The 9000MKII cost's to much to replace if something about the ink goes wrong. I think your Pro 100 might use the same ink I use in the 9000 MKII, CIL 8? using OEM ink is not nearly as expensive as a lot of people claim. In my 9000 MKII, it cost's me about a penny a sq inch, that's under $2.50 for a 13x19 print.

I've read a bunch of people that say after market will screw up you printer, I doubt most of them have tried it. For there are a lot of other's claiming to have been using it a long time and no problem.


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5 years 5 months ago #449206 by Ginny-Bevis
The pixma pro 100 uses cli 42.


Has anyone done the refill thing and resetting the senser?


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5 years 5 months ago #449207 by Shadowfixer1
B&H for ink. No third party ink for me. I've seen what it can do and it's not worth it to me.

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5 years 5 months ago #449211 by John Landolfi

Shadowfixer1 wrote: B&H for ink. No third party ink for me. I've seen what it can do and it's not worth it to me.


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5 years 5 months ago #449260 by garyrhook
OEM ink is not more expensive when everything is taken into account (which it should be). My one foray into non-OEM ink taught me a lot. Now I purchase supplies made for my printer.

Think about it: 3rd party ink costs less because: you get less of it, it's of lower quality, it's made/assembled by small children in third-world countries, or possibly other reasons.

There is no such thing as a free lunch. Even the tank refill idea costs you your time. Who wants to bother with that?

Frankly, if you don't care about the quality of your prints, send out to a service like AdoramaPix or Shutterfly or some such. IMO, of course.

As for where to buy it? I like to save a few bucks, but the price of ink for my Epson 3880 is pretty constant. Doesn't seem to matter where I go.


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5 years 5 months ago #449277 by Ginny-Bevis
Thanks ya'll This is exactly why I wanted to ask.. I do not want to mess up my printer also do not  sloppy cheap looking prints.   Heck if i went threw so much trouble to find the best paper for me  why should I go and mess all that up with  cheap ink.

BTW I am still having fun with some of the sample papers from red river.. The polar metallic is awesome for hdr stuff I printed out the attacked photo on it and OMG  now I want to do more hdr stuff lol


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5 years 5 months ago #449388 by Don Fischer
Think about it: 3rd party ink costs less because: you get less of it, it's of lower quality, it's made/assembled by small children in third-world countries, or possibly other reasons.
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Hey Gary, I'd like to know where you got this info from? I tried to find the difference in one of my Canon iP100 tanks and my after market tank, can't find it. Why do you say it's of lower quality, have you used after market ink? Made by small children in third-world country's? Where did you get that info?

I do have after market ink in my iP 100 to try it out. Gonna use it at least a year or until because of the ink, my printer fails. I don't know how this will turn out but i guess I'll find out! I have read where a lot of people have had good result's with after market ink, have you used it? From what a lot of the nay sayer's say, most sound like they never tried it in the first place. I must admit that I would only use OEM ink for quite awhile. I did it because I don't find the cost of ink that big in the first place. But curiosity got the better of me.

I can say this, the photo's I sell will not be with after market ink till I'm sure it's alright. If I didn't have my little iP100, there is no way I'd try after market ink. For no other reason than replacing a more expensive printer is a lot more expensive. No other reason. 
 
One more thing, the relatively few print's I've done with after market ink on the same paper I used Canon ink's on, I can see no difference in the quality of the photo's.


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5 years 5 months ago #449389 by garyrhook

Don Fischer wrote:

Think about it: 3rd party ink costs less because: you get less of it, it's of lower quality, it's made/assembled by small children in third-world countries, or possibly other reasons.

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Hey Gary, I'd like to know where you got this info from? I tried to find the difference in one of my Canon iP100 tanks and my after market tank, can't find it. Why do you say it's of lower quality, have you used after market ink? Made by small children in third-world country's? Where did you get that info?


I was being somewhat snarky.

I'm pretty sure all ink is made by small children in 3rd world countries.

Seriously, though. My one experience with alternate HP cartridges showed me that the off brand I used had less ink in the cartridge, and I wasn't really taken with the quality. After that I just decided it was not worth the risk. And now that I'm using serious equipment, I'll stick with Epson ink. If I"m using good paper, I want good ink, and the cost is part of the expense to produce the product. I don't deal in budget prints, so it's really not a concern for me.


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5 years 5 months ago #449392 by Don Fischer
I was hoping snarky was it! You notice I'm not trying it in a printer to me that's expensive. To me the risk would be more than I wanted to take. But then I'm gonna discover something using it in my iP100


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