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Old Jan 10, 2009, 6:16 PM   #1
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Hello all,

Thank you so much for your hard work. Ive been reading your forum for a few weeks now and this is my first post.

I'm a med student, occasional printer, non-photographer. I just need a good printer that does everything and occasionally print good pictures.

I'm ready to buy my first printer and im about 95% sure im going to get the canon mx850. its selling for about 150 on newegg.

1) Is there any reason i should NOT get this? your forum doesn't have too many comments on it, but other reviews i've read have been pretty good.

2) I'd like to refill the ink using the German method. I dont think I print enough to use CISS. What do you think? Whats a good quality ink supplier i can order from?

3) Also, when I refill do I need to buy a seperate Chip resetter for the carts?

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Old Jan 14, 2009, 4:01 PM   #2
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Thank you so much for your hard work. Ive been reading your forum for a few weeks now and this is my first post.

I'm a med student, occasional printer, non-photographer. I just need a good printer that does everything and occasionally print good pictures.

I'm ready to buy my first printer and im about 95% sure im going to get the canon mx850. its selling for about 150 on newegg.

1) Is there any reason i should NOT get this? your forum doesn't have too many comments on it, but other reviews i've read have been pretty good.
Based on what you've said re: your spec, then really no, I can't think of anything to say "Nooooo!" for.

The scanner isn't quite as good as the MP830 apparently but it does have a printserver built-in, a decent print head and it's not one of the new smaller cartridge or new chip design carts so you're quids in.



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2) I'd like to refill the ink using the German method. I dont think I print enough to use CISS. What do you think? Whats a good quality ink supplier i can order from?
LOL... ask a question like that and you'll get 15 different opinions... For myself I use Image Specialists from a reseller here in Europe but you'll hear of Hobbicolors, OCP and others so look for inks that appear regularly from people who know their onions (or as in this case, their printers).

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3) Also, when I refill do I need to buy a seperate Chip resetter for the carts?
You'll need a resetter, often called the "redsetter"... Easy enough to pick up off eBay or other stores... There's some options re: battery, main powered, etc... but all in all they work so worry not.


Overall because this is a Canon question and most of your questions have already been discussed to death there, I'd recommend an hour of reading up on the nifty-stuff forums and seeing what you kick loose there too. Lots of good intel and experienced Canon folks there who often frequent here too...

All the best.

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Old Jan 18, 2009, 3:55 PM   #3
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Hi,

I wanted to further this conversation a bit as I am also considering buying the MX850.
I am pretty much sold on it, but there is one thing I'm interested in that my current photo printer has that I would need on the AIO...CD Printing.
I know this printer is capable of it, but it is disabled in North American versions. My searching online doesn't really say much about it.
Would anyone be able to give me some info on it if available or point me to the right direction.

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but there is one thing I'm interested in that my current photo printer has that I would need on the AIO...CD Printing.
I know this printer is capable of it, but it is disabled in North American versions. My searching online doesn't really say much about it.
KnightCrawler has a lot of info on that if memory serves correct... However you do leave out one rather important nugget of info that would help.

What printer are you using at present?
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Old Jan 20, 2009, 10:46 AM   #5
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I am actually using the Canon IP6000D, which I absolutely love, but it's time for me to move on from it.
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