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Parts I bought a used BJC 55 Cannon printer that does not have the printer head in which the ink cartridge tanks fit into. Where do I find that thermal print head? Can you give me a part #? A.Abma

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The BJC-55 takes 2 different types of print heads. And also a scanner head, that snaps into the same place and turns the printer into a scanner.

One print head is a Canon BC-11E. It has 2 ink tanks in it. 1 black and 1 tri-color. It prints in full color or black

The other print head is a BC-10. It prints only in black. But the ink yank holds 4 times the black ink of the BC-11E. It is very popular with business travelers who print only documents. The printer works about twice as fast with it. And replacing ink is a lot cheaper.

The scan head is called an IS-12.

Prices range from 40 to 60 dollars in supply stores ( Staples, etc)

Ebay is a good place to look for them

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