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    Off Brand Photo Printer Replacement Ink

    I have a Canon PIXMA Pro9000 photo printer. This time around I am considering buying non-Cannon brand compatible ink cartridges to save some money. Thought?
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    I have bought off brand HP printer cartridges; sometimes they don't work.
    We refill HP cartridges at Costco; sometimes they work, sometimes they don't. Costco refunds if they don't work. I don't try to refill a second time. I always keep at least one HP branded cartridge in the house. I get very upset and anxious if I can't print out my NYT crosswords.

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    I just bought refills for my Canon MG7720 photo printer from Printer Ink Warehouse, they work fine. Only 2 print jobs so far

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    I guess you don't have W.B. Mason there?


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    I buy off brand cartridges for my HP and so far all is good.
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    Only reason I hesitate is because this is a photo printer so I want the ink to do its job well. Thanks for the replies!
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    Quote Originally Posted by KQ View Post
    Only reason I hesitate is because this is a photo printer so I want the ink to do its job well. Thanks for the replies!
    Yeah, different standard for photos and for crosswords.

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    Canon usually does not have the inkjet print head as part of their ink tank (like HP and a few others do- you see the circuit board and then the holes the ink comes out of)... So you are many times a bit better off from a standpoint of clogging or having the head not print all the rows of a print pass. If the company stands behind their cartridges (if they will exchange a cartridge that does not work out of the box, will repair or replace the printer if they do leak or fail and dump a full cartridge of ink inside the printer, are the only possible dangers with a poor cheap knock off.

    The color maybe not quite the same intensity or brightness, or absorb into some paper types more than an original genuine cartridge also (but again only a slight chance...)

    What is the savings you are talking about? as much as 1/2 the cost, or 1/3 the price? If it is not at least 20 or 25% savings, I'd say forget it unless you have a series of print jobs that you do not need good "photo quality" on.

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