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Old Jan 9, 2009, 12:05 PM   #1
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Hi, found your forum in Google :-)

I have a Canon Pixma iP6600D printer and i was searching the web for those questions. Thansk you if you can help me :-)

- Can I use only 4 inks or i'm i obligated to use those 6 inks ?
- How can i save money on inks (I pay them 18$ CAD each) ?
- Do you know a good place to buy cheapest inks (but with good print quality ? I've found atlanticinkjet.com on the web so far... they are 10$ cheaper but costly shipping.
- Do you you even cheaper, like on ebay maybe ? I've found this link on your forum (http://shop.ebay.com/items/__canon-i...dZm270Q2el1313)
- And I ma not use to refills, so how hard it is ? Only refilling or need chips and stuff ? (http://pixma.ulmb.com/?p=23)
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Old Sep 15, 2009, 7:18 PM   #2
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Running the printer with four inks and leaving two cartridges dry will burn out the print head. For lower printing costs consider refilling, but use good quality inks such as Image Specialists, Hobbicolors, or InkTek. Here is a link to nifty stuff for refillig info.
http://www.nifty-stuff.com/forum/
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Old Oct 15, 2009, 4:21 AM   #3
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You are very welcome. I have been refilling for several years, settling on Canon printers and Image Specialist inks (tried the others). It is worth the effort. Good inks cost about a buck per refill, so not worth using crummy inks, which can clog your print head.
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Old Oct 24, 2009, 7:40 AM   #4
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6PK INK + CHIP for CANON Pixma iP6600D iP6700D Photo

Copy and search at ebay $19.95 for set of 6 , chips ready.
I bought one set. Two catridge dried up : Black and blue. Test print the chips working good but no black ink. Sent message to seller they happy to replace them for me no charge. So if you bought it, open and check the ink liquid inside the catridge if any of them dried up ( cannot see the liquid ) let them know.
I've played with refill canon printer for years, now no more because it will damage your print head or you have to flush them very often.
For cleanning print head (Canon printer wich has seperate print head 4 or six catridge ) you can buy at ebay about $5, it come with a seringe 2 tips and cleanning solution But I just use the tips, put on a bigger siringe, flush the printhead with warm water...it's work if your print head just be clogged...if you do it more than 20 times like me, it takes less than 5 minutes to do it ;-) . Any one want to know more details let me know.
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Old Oct 25, 2009, 1:53 AM   #5
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The use of "good" inks will minimize clog problems. Also, use only genuine Canon cartridges for refilling as they are the best in terms of construction and operation. My MP830 has run on refills (moderately heavy printing) for over 2 years without a clog or the need to flush the head. Brand "X" inks and cartridges will most likely cause clogging or ink feed problems. Price of any poor refill ink is not worth the potential of head failure.
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