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Old Oct 6, 2005, 11:27 AM   #1
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I've been wondering how far into the winter months it is safe to order ink cartridges for my Pixma IP6000D.

Would anyone know the freezing point for the ink?

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Old Oct 11, 2005, 9:38 PM   #2
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Duh!

I finally got around to reading the boxes and learned the Canon inks are rated for -22 degrees F to 104 degrees F, while the G&G inks I received from inkgrabber.com today are rated for -4 degrees F to 104 degrees F.

I suppose the difference in the low temperature specs reflects a different mix of alchohol, glycol and glycerin.

Makes one wonder how much of the difference in the Canon ink is intended to accommodate the print head longevity.

Any thoughts regarding the print head issue?

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Old Nov 20, 2005, 10:22 AM   #3
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I have been wondering the same thing.You just answered my quastion.Thanx a bunch....



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Old Nov 25, 2005, 5:33 PM   #4
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Gets me a little worried.

Since many refill ink orders get shipped air freight, the temperatures in the cargo hold
can fall to very low temperatures at the thirty thousand feet altitudes those birds fly at.
Even in the middle of the summer.

So another question to ask is does the ink freezing do any damage to the ink or cartridge?

If not why worry.

Its a testable hypothesis for any that wants to try. Either in the freezer or wait for a cold day.
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Old Mar 9, 2006, 8:54 PM   #5
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I have tried put the compatible ink and canon brand ink in the freezer overnight, then take them out, and try to print after they thaw, both the compatible ones and canon ones printed ok
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