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Old Dec 21, 2005, 8:06 AM   #1
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I have two printers,a canon i850 and a canon ip4000. just wondering what the difference was in the ink cartridge,Thei850 calls for the bci3 and the ip4000 calls for the bci6. Can they both use the same?
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Old Dec 21, 2005, 9:30 AM   #2
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Hi Jeed,

I am in somewhat of the same boat. I have a MP730 based on the ip850 printer engine and my wife has an ip4000.

I use www.bulkinkjetcarts.com as a third party cartridge supplier. They are quite up front that their BCI-3 and BCI-6 colors are exactly the same at least in terms of c,y,m. You can pay an extra thirty cents to get the BCI-6 label but thats all the thirty cents buys.-----a different label.

According to Canon, there is a difference. I have yet to see any really explain any difference so I still reserve judgement.
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Old Dec 21, 2005, 1:04 PM   #3
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Basicaly the BCI3 and BCI6 color cartridges are the same, there might be a little difference in the dye. The BCI3e bk is the large pigmented in cartridge which is being used in a lot of the Canon printers (i.e. iP3000, iP4000, s600 and so on).

I have a Canon S800, i950, iP4000 and i9900, I have used the BCI3 cartridges in all of the printers with no problems an haven't seen any color shift.
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