Fake vs Real ink

Discussion in 'Photo Printers' started by Mike22, Feb 21, 2006.

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  1. Mike22

    Mike22 Well-Known Member

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    I have a canon i250 printer, and I noticed I dont have to buy Canon ink as there are other brands selling ink for this printer for 1/2 the price.

    Is this ink just as good as canon, and can i damage my printer by using it?
     
  2. FZ20

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    No, its fine!
    as mentioned in another thread here, this ink is cheap and works fine.
    I have always used non genuine ink without a issue. I cant notice a different in print quality either.
     
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    digitaldallas New Member

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    Hello :) !

    Canon will tell you there are risks but that is how most of them make there money is by selling the consumables. You should be fine as long as it is a quality company you are buying from.

    You are one of millions doing it so I would think you are safe.

    Regards
    Buzz Tatom
    The Odee Company - Die Cutting Printing Services
     
  4. DetlevCM

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    Ähm - we're using non-Canon ink which costs about 1/3rd of Canon ink - is it worse? Yes, but no.

    First:
    What do you print? Pages of paper for personal use, showing to a friend? Your fine with cheap ink.
    The black isn't as black and maybe colours a bit "sluggish" but its good enough.

    Now, if you need brilliant photos and perfect black for say a CV or anything lse "official" the Canon ink is obviously better.

    Then in our case:
    The "cheap ink" has a tendency to dislike the cold and if not used, dry in - but nothing that cannot be cleaned away.
    (and I don't know how Canon would perform in this case)

    Final words:
    In most cases, as a regular non-professional home user "cheap ink" will be 100% fine for you.
     
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