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Old Jul 11, 2006, 6:00 AM   #91
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It would seem that making their own inks/dyes would be a must. It would keep their formula safe, and they could control the quality.

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They have patents to keep the formula safe, and non-disclosures. The simple fact of the matter is the ink industry is older than inkjet printers, and the demand for ink is rather high. If someone really wanted to they could analyze the ink and product something chemicaly identical. Heck even using a scanner one could see the dye and make an educated guess as to what dyes are being used.

As for the quality... again the ink industry is old, really really old. If newspapers, magazines, and heck even bic pens are any indication as to quality and consistancy I highy doubt printer manufactorers have to worry.




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Old Jul 12, 2006, 10:19 AM   #92
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Possibly, although there's always been discussion about this over various newsgroups, forums, etc... Bottom line, whoever they are is not selling it outside of the Canon OEM cartridge group.

Some good alternatives do exist though and I've been sourcing mine from Gemini Colours (I believe they get their ink from Image Specialists but couldn't be 100% sure in repsect of their Canon inks) so MIS as an alternative I.S. supplier are a good bet if you're in the USA.

Thanks,websnail - I checked into MIS but they don't seem to have ink for my particular model and I didn't see Photo Magenta for my particular model:

http://www.inksupply.com/shopping.cfm?action=search

(I'm sure there are viscocity/hue issues that would prevent me from using the other listed printers' Photo Magenta inks, correct???)

I did find one bulk place which lists iP6600D - anyone ever try ink from this company? Does their ink meet Canon OEM spec as they claim?

http://www.atlanticinkjet.com/printe...es-iP6600D.asp

Thanks much for all the wisdom & expertise!

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Old Jul 14, 2006, 2:10 PM   #93
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k...I just ordered (6) 8 oz bottles of the "Canon CLI-8" inks at $12.50/bottle. A bottle is cheaper than the cart itself.

Refilling these cartridges should be simple. I have 1-1/2" filtered non-beveled needles so I used one to make a tiny hole on top of the cartridge just under "Push" since the plastic is very thin at that point. The needle will easily insert in all the way to the bottom of the "ink" side to avoid bubbles. When I first was playing around with it, I was hoping to leave the needle inserted all the time and just luer lock it off, but the hub of the needle is about 1/4" too tall to fit inside the printer *sigh*. So I'll have to extract the filtered needle after filling then do the black tape or hot glue trick.

I just hope the ink is as this company claims.

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k...I just ordered (6) 8 oz bottles of the "Canon CLI-8" inks at $12.50/bottle. A bottle is cheaper than the cart itself.

Refilling these cartridges should be simple. I have 1-1/2" filtered non-beveled needles so I used one to make a tiny hole at the top just under "Push" since the plastic is very thin at that point. The needle will easily insert in all the way to the bottom of the "ink" side to avoid bubbles. When I first was playing around with it, I was hoping to leave the needle inserted all the time and just luer lock it off, but the hub of the needle is about 1/4" too tall to fit inside the printer *sigh*. So I'll have to extract the filtered needle after filling then do the black tape or hot glue trick.

I just hope the ink is as this company claims.

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Do be carefull not to glue your venthole, that was an error I made my first time around. I usually go for the plug hole, the plastic is thicker there, and employ the use of a #8 nylon screw and #8 drill/tap.

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Too late *sigh* and a chunk of dried glue fell down into the ink side of the cartridge and I can't get the thing out.

HOWEVER - my method of needle puncturing coupled with using the rubber plug from a blood vaccutainer unit to plug the hole is going to work PERFECTLY. It's minimally invasive and airtight.


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Do be carefull not to glue your venthole, that was an error I made my first time around. I usually go for the plug hole, the plastic is thicker there, and employ the use of a #8 nylon screw and #8 drill/tap.
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HOWEVER - my method of needle puncturing coupled with using the rubber plug from a blood vaccutainer unit to plug the hole is going to work PERFECTLY. It's minimally invasive and airtight.
You must be a fleabotomist, RT,flo nightengaleor a lab rat.

Excellent ingenuity.
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I just want to inform you

That brand G&G , A0100 from 9 star is now selling fully compatible

Cli-8 carts with Chip attached



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I just want to inform you

That brand G&G , A0100 from 9 star is now selling fully compatible

Cli-8 carts with Chip attached



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Do you have a URL?

I'm none so good with sweedish, I tried finding 9 star though here but no luck
http://se.pricerunner.com/computing/...rera+s%F6kning


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I just want to inform you

That brand G&G , A0100 from 9 star is now selling fully compatible

Cli-8 carts with Chip attached



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I'd like to know too.

Been to http://ggink.manufacturer.globalsour...5/Homepage.htmand http://www.ggimage.com/en/index.asp, both NineStar G&G portals, and didn't see these unicorn cartridges. It's not even listed in their News section. It's only for the most sought after Canon aftermarket item this past year so I can see why they would not prominently advetise it on the main page.

How about posting alink, Jethro.
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I just want to inform you

That brand G&G , A0100 from 9 star is now selling fully compatible

Cli-8 carts with Chip attached



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Do you have a URL?

I'm none so good with sweedish, I tried finding 9 star though here but no luck
http://se.pricerunner.com/computing/...rera+s%F6kning

I hope you are not holding your breath Zakezuke , Stratman and Websnail........I know I`mnot...........and I will be very careful before I commit to any purchase from an unknown site for this highly sought after item, perhaps Inkmaster is having a joke, like he did when he first posted in this thread?........ If I am wrong , (and I sincerely hope I am ), I will be the first to apologise..................
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