Rihac CIS - your opinion please?
When I first read your post I thought you were based in OZ, hence the link.
There are many options available from the UK which should be a lot cheaper. Try these links as they could help. (I'm originally from UK but now in Spain and carriage costs have not been high, so should be similar to you)
I have a Kyson CIS in a Canon i9950 (with pigmented inks) - is excellent but their installation instructions are not the best but most people find some need to improvise on most CIS installations, mainly routing the tubes properly.
First link is for Kyson
Second is for the largest Computer Market in Europe (in Manchester, UK)
Third is an interesting outfit in Ireland - you could get empty unit and fill yourself!
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