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Ink for Canon MP500

In one of your answers you said Canon uses special ink in their printers and if you use the wrong one it would leak.
Where can I get the correct ink to do my own refills? If not where to get it, what kind (brand?) should I buy.
Also, I have seen chip resetters and extenders. Do they work?
Thanks for your time! Anna

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Sorry this took a day or two to get back to you.

The Resetters do work. Canon says using this voids your warranty.

You can only get the patented ink from Canon and they do not sell the ink for refilling. They emphatically insist you use their ink only.

This can be viewed two ways. They want to make money on reselling ink to you. And that is true.
Their ink has pigments of a certain size and any other ink does not and they state for this reason it will cause problems. So if you refill ink, I have myself, you should be aware that a tank can be refilled a couple of times maybe three before you have a problem. So, now that you are aware, just use the refill kits with consideration of what risk you are taking. I would only refill a tank twice, in my practice of doing this.

For me, I live at 5,000 ft in altitude and this makes refilling ink tanks impossible, they leak all over the place because of our altitude only.

Hope this addresses your concerns. Ask me if you have any other questions. I have never heard of an extender. You don't need software to reset your printer, if you follow the instructions and they work for you your fine.

Regards,
Worldvet

Posted on Oct 29, 2008

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