EOS 5D Mark IV
- Mar 28, 2012
Good Points all.If you just need a reliable solution without much hassle, why not? Canon sells a lot of overpriced stuff... not only inks
If you can find another reliable supplier delivering constant ink quality, why not? Precision Colors, which Cayenne linked, is transparent enough to tell you its red ink for the Pixma 10 can't match Canon one - others may not be.
With different inks you may need to create specific ICC profiles for your preferred papers, for best result - but you prefer to make a lot of test prints, I know.
While the worst scenario is when inks specs are not constant - you may have to profile each batch.
Do you put cheap CF cards in your cameras?
Well, I'll likely at least for the first replacement, do Canon inks. If nothing else, this cheap printer (dang, need to mail in the rebate before I forget!!)....is something I got to experiment with, so I figure I'll try to do the hack the cartridges, refill and reflash the chip thing to see how it works and how well it works.
I would definitely likely be doing new profiles on refill ink solutions....
Anyway, something fun to play with!!
Thanks again for ALL the great input here!!
Lots to work from. I got it finally set up, was fairly painless, wireless...so, will try test printing with papers that came with it this week/weekend.