I have a lovely Canon Pixma IP 4000 and its wonderful. I have seen it recommended on one or two forums that Print Rite compatible carts are a cheaper alternative to Canon own brands carts. I have used Print Rite before and like them. Started to use the compats which work very well but noticed slightly different shades of colours (ie skin textures etc)..... is this typical of compat carts for canons? or a one off ?
Thanks... I have used Choice before on my Epson....tbh I had problems with their own brand carts and it was one reason that I upgraded to the Canon. I found print-rite to be better on the epson. I think you have to be careful with these fine printheads and I may just have to experiment with print-rite and canon carts to get the right skin colour ! A mixture of them perhaps ?
I wold strongly advise using genuine Canon cartridges. Shop around on the net for prices a 1/3 less than high steet prices.
My first Canon printer failed after using good quality aftermarket cartridges. Fortunataly it was just in warrenty and Canon fixed it without question.
The next printer,Canon i470D has just failed after 2 years. I started using Prit Rite black and guess what? the colour stil works!
The odd thing is it only seems to be a problem if you let the cartridge run out; possibly due to the very fine nozzles Canon use. Head cleaners have not fixed the fault and have just binned the printer
I had a problem with head drying out on a Canon i455 after using genuine canon carts - solved by taking out the printhead and soaking in a saucer of lukewarm water for an hour, rinsing and drying. Has never happened since with compats!