Canon 9000MKII ink usage

Started May 12, 2010 | Discussions thread
irvweiner
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Re: Nice to meet another potential OCP user here...
In reply to Petruska, May 17, 2010

Ditto for me. When I first began using the 13 in wide Canon printers a decade ago I tried various 3rd party inks (the cost for replacement carts is obscene!)--after a few disasters I polled the forums as you have just done. I used MIS ink for several years and having observed the increased popularity for OCP inks switched over last year. The cost of this fine ink is about 1/2 that of the other fine inks:

This earlier post fragment of mine should aid you in getting setup:

Among the good inks you can pay over a 3:1 range; $11-32/pint
For the good auto/manual reset chips the range is: $2-13/chip

If you choose manual reset chips or just want to reset your OEM carts after refilling expect to pay $12-39 for the resetter.

Here are several sites to explore:
rjettek.com OCP ink and more
inkjetreset.com ink,carts,chips and more
inkjetcarts.com ink,carts,chips and more
MIS ink,carts,chips and more
Hobbicolors ink,carts,chips and more
Image Specialists ink,carts,chips and more
Precision Colors inks
Inkjetfly.com inks & more

Next, you will need a profiling setup to optimize the ink-paper-printer color results or use a 3rd party to generate profiles for you.

For a head start on this topic I recommend that you review the posts on this site and the inkjet Printer Forum site. Definitely read Bob P's post of Feb 7, I just 're-found' it today. I and others have been using/trying to use/mis-using the Datacolor Spyder 3 with varying degrees of success/failure.

It's somewhat discouraging for a serious hobbyist that a reliable color profiler can cost 3-4+ times that of a quality photo inkjet printer. An economical alternative can be the 3rd party profilers, 2 of whom posted on the Feb 7 post. I'm certain many others would respond to your request on this forum.

good luck irv weiner

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