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Canon IP4200 printed great photos when new. My

Canon IP4200 printed great photos when new. My husband has been refilling the ink cartridges. Would this cause a problem with photo printing? Colors are faded. Can't seem to get a good print.

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Hi,

Although refill inks can be quite good, it is likely the cause. Several companies do make good refill inks for canon but they are specific to model lines and you have to be sure you get the right ones for photo colour.

The inks you're using are likely "universal" inkjet inks and are fine for everyday printing but are rarely ever colour corrected properly for photo.

My recomendation to all of my customers is always to keep a new cartridge handy for photos but to use the refilled ones whenever they are printing anything else as it will give you the best balance between print cost and print quality.

Chris

Posted on May 18, 2009

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