Source for OEM Canon Cartridges for the 9000 Mark ii?

Started Dec 9, 2012 | Discussions thread
bobh121 Regular Member • Posts: 313
Re: Source for OEM Canon Cartridges for the 9000 Mark ii?

MT wrote:

Just picked up the Canon 9000 Mark ii based on reading so many of your posts here. Planning on picking up a second one.

I realize that Canon cartridges have a limited life for refills. (I'm told only about five times.)

Question: Are there any good sources for blank/empty original Canon CLI-8 ink cartridges at affordable prices? I think I saw one online somewhere where they charged about $45 for a set of eight empties. That's quite a bit it seems - and that's not including shipping. And do I need to flush out the empties of the dried ink or is it OK to just refill right away using the German method?

I searched on ebay but am not sure if I had the correct search terms.

And for the bonus question....are Hobbicolors on ebay good quality ink for refilling the CLI-8 cartridges?

Thanks in advance for any assistance.


Ive had my 9000 MKII for 2 years and doing my own refills. I know some of my cartridges have been refilled well over five times. You can get empty OEM cartridges and ink here:

PC inks are the closest match to Canon OEM inks. OCP inks cost even less and are very good. With OCP inks you will have to create profiles for each paper used. OCP ink is available here:

The PC cartridges come with a removable plug, flushed and ready to refill. You will also need a chip resetter to do your own. I cant comment on Hobbicolors ink as I have no experience with there inks.

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