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How to use 3rd party inks in Canon's Pro series printer

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Post time: 2015-7-13 20:20:20 |Show all posts
I complained to Canon about not being able to use 3rd party inks in my i series printer which had given me the dread "5 yellow flashes" and is presumed dead.
And since it was dead and I was needing a replacement I said I wasn't interested in Canon if I couldn't use 3rd party inks.
Their reply:
"While the chip system we use in our current line of printers does make it more difficult to use third party inks it is far from impossible. We are legally bound to allow customers to use third party ink so even if we wanted to, we would not be able to make it impossible to use third party ink. lJust as there is good quality third party ink there is bad quality third party ink, and it is not cost effective for Canon to test the various third party ink manufacturers with our printers, which is why we always recommend Canon ink. Since we manufactured it and we tested it, we know it works and we cannot say the same with third party inks. To use third party inks with the Pro series printers such as the Pro-10, Pro-100 or Pro-1, hold down the resume button for 5 seconds after installing the ink."
(My emphasis added.)
Anybody confirm this?

Post time: 2015-7-14 00:08:00 |Show all posts
Mikem65d wrote:
Jim Hess wrote:
I cannot confirm those instructions. But Precision Color is highly recommended on this site. They provide videos on how to refill the cartridges and how to reset the chips. I'm giving you the link to the Pixma Pro-100. You can look around for other models if you like.
Precision Color ink
I second Jim's post.
Mike at Precision is very customer orientated and will ship almost instantly and reply to your inquiries.
I'm using PC ink in my I900D, IP660D and now the Pro-100.
colors are the same as the Canon ink and no problems whatsoever............do whatch his videos if you can as they explain everything in detail.
-mike
OK here is the latest "Dope"
Mike from the precision colors ( Canada but he ships from NY so there is never any problems ) is the ONLY reliable source for INKs for the PRO-100 and PRO-10 as well as the proper resetters for the OEM carts they utilize. You will be refilling those OEM carts with the PC inks.
DO NOT under ANY circumstance believe you will get good performance from any so called Compatible carts you may run into in EBAY!!!! NO NO NO!!!!
So as far as the PRO-1 goes, you can use the PRO-10 PC ink set but you are still missing two shades of black for which IS has not produced inks for.
There is also NO resetting option for the PRO-1
The Procedure that CANON has given the OP is for disabling the ink level reporting and disabling the need to reset the chip. You might think that would just dandy right? WRONG!
So stick for now with the PRO-10 and 100 and the products and support from PC and you will be just fine. There is also support from European Canon PRO-10 and 100 from suppliers in the UK such as octoinkjet.uk and a couple of others!
Joe
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Post time: 2015-7-13 22:33:35 |Show all posts
Jim Hess wrote:
I cannot confirm those instructions. But Precision Color is highly recommended on this site. They provide videos on how to refill the cartridges and how to reset the chips. I'm giving you the link to the Pixma Pro-100. You can look around for other models if you like.
Precision Color ink
I second Jim's post.
Mike at Precision is very customer orientated and will ship almost instantly and reply to your inquiries.
I'm using PC ink in my I900D, IP660D and now the Pro-100.
colors are the same as the Canon ink and no problems whatsoever............do whatch his videos if you can as they explain everything in detail.
-mike

Post time: 2015-7-13 21:25:55 |Show all posts
I cannot confirm those instructions. But Precision Color is highly recommended on this site. They provide videos on how to refill the cartridges and how to reset the chips. I'm giving you the link to the Pixma Pro-100. You can look around for other models if you like.
Precision Color ink
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