Can Canon ip4000 ink be used in ip5200r printer?

  luthier 13:06 13 Jul 2006

My brother-in-law is about to buy a Canon IP5200R printer but I noticed you cannot buy compatible cartridges for it at the moment. I have an IP4000 printer - the cartridges look very similar (but no electronic bits). Does anyone know if the cartridges are interchangeable? Compatibles are of course much cheaper at around £2 each vs Canon originals for the IP5200R at £9.99

  terryf 13:17 13 Jul 2006

click here for less expensive canon cartridges

  amonra 13:22 13 Jul 2006

Sorry to intrude, but I have just bought a Canon IP4200 and am facing the same problem. So if anyone can throw some light on the subject I'd be grateful also. Good hunting luthier.

  luthier 14:22 13 Jul 2006

Thanks terryf, good price - I'll use it if I can't use compatibles.

  ade.h 16:37 13 Jul 2006

We established in a related discussion recently that the 5200R appears to have a new cart design with chips, thus breaking with Canon convention. I'm used to being able to pick from quite a few different model numbers when buying compatibles and finding that they fit and work in my i865. I gave some spare carts to a neighbour for his MP500 and they fit fine (no chips). It looks like the 5200R marks a policy change and a sly swipe at the compatibles market. It will remain to see whether any chipped compatibles will appear, but I would assume not.

  ade.h 16:38 13 Jul 2006

Remain to be seen, I mean.

  Input Overload 16:54 13 Jul 2006

I have the 4200 & I am going to give this system a whirl when it is marketed. click here

  pj123 17:42 13 Jul 2006

No, the Canon ip4000 takes BCI 3 cartridges and the ip5200 takes CLI 8 cartridges. They may look the same but they are not.

Check here for ip5200: click here

and here for ip4000:

click here

  marjted 23:11 13 Jul 2006

Have regularly bought the 5 cartridge pack from click here for my iP4200 and with prompt delivery and competitve prices would suggest they are worth a look at too.

  terryf 23:32 13 Jul 2006

Link didn't work for me

  terryf 23:40 13 Jul 2006

marjted, should your link have been click here ?

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