Canon tank ChromaLife NOT the same!

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Canon tank ChromaLife NOT the same!

With the introduction of the Canon G620 / G650, there was hope that Canon's best-quality dye photo inks would be available in larger bottles instead of small cartridges. That did not happen. Canon itself says that the ChromaLife 100 ink for the G620 / G650 is not as archival as the ChromaLife 100+ ink for the Pro-100 and others.

The Canon U.S.A. page for the G620 ( points to a ChromaLife page ( that in turn links to two different pages, one for ChromaLife 100 ink ( and one for ChromaLife 100+ ink (`).

These two Canon pages make very different claims for ChromaLife 100 and ChromaLife 100+:

* for ChromaLife 100, Canon claims "Album Storage Lifespan of up to 100 Years" but

* for ChromaLife 100+, Canon claims "Album Storage Lifespan of up to 300 Years".

So Canon only claims the ink for the G620 / G650 to be 33% as long-lasting as the ink for the Pro-100 and various other models. Obviously durability over time in an album and durability over a less time but with light exposure are two different things. We don't know how they correlate here.

Also, FWIW, the ChromaLife 100+ page says:

In 2005, ChromaLife 100 launched ― an innovative system that improved the beauty and permanence of printed images with the combination of genuine Canon dye inks and photo paper, and our very own FINE print head technology.

In 2008, further advancements were made with the introduction of new genuine Canon dye inks and photo paper. The new system, ChromaLife 100+, continues to provide longer-lasting and more beautiful photo prints.

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