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The same 4 bulk inks

I have a Canon i850 that has failed.
What newer low price printer will use the same 4 bulk inks?

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If you have bulk ink and not just the cartridges there is a newer printer that uses the same inks. the cartridges are the pgi220 and cli221 (c/m/y/pb).

the printers that use these cartridges are the Pixma iP3600 / 4600 / MP540 / 620 / 630 / 980

good luck and hope this helps

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The bad news: Canon does not make any new printers that use those ink tanks. Their line of new consumer printers is the PIXMA series. None of these printers uses the BCI-3 series of ink tanks. I am sorry for the bad news,.. The good news: I have personally been successful in finding used, operational printers for $1 to $5 from local thrift stores and for a little more at local "Recycled, Used, Computer" type of stores. You may even try craigslist and put out a wanted ad for the models below,... anyway I hope this helps you out.
Here is a list of models that use all of the BCI-3e series of Black and Color tanks
Color Printers: i550, s400, s450, s500, s520, s530d s600, s630, s630 Network, s750, all BJC-3000 Series
Multifunction Printers: MultiPass F30, MultiPass F50, MultiPass F60,MultiPass F80
Other Color Printers (partially compatable) i560 & i860 (only uses the BCI-3 black tanks,..but BCI-6 for colors)

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