Experienced refillers know that the best cartridges to use are Canon OEM cartridges. These provide the highest quality construction that aftermarket carts fail to match. With real Canon OEM cartridges you get the most reliable inkflow and avoid clogging and leaks that plague aftermarket cartridges. As a compromise to thi
Refurbished Canon cartridges are offered in keeping with our commitment to the highest quality products for our customers. We know Quality rewards us with the least problems and greatest reliability. These are always preferred to using compatibles.
All cartridges come properly flushed of the old ink and include plugs and storage clips as well.
Still at this time, the availability of used Canon CLI-42 cartridges is very low. The CLI-8 cartridges are identical to the CLI-42 except for the electronic chip. So for those wanting to use custom ICC profiles and do not want to flush their existing cartridges, the recommendation is to use the refurbished CLI-8 cartridges and transfer the chip from the CLI-42 cartridge over. These refurbished CLI-8 come with a convenient label. The pre-flushed bodies provide a convenient alternative to flushing cartridges onself when that time arrives. Remember when using these with the Pro-100 the chips need to be removed and a proper CLI-42 chip must be installed. The PC42 label is preapplied for user convenience.
We also now offer virgin aftermarket compatible cartridges that work and they also include # resettable 42 chips as well. So for those wanting a second set of cartridges these are the most economical route. Keep in mind that these compatibles have been tested for a few months and they work properly. However, they do lack features that might be of significance. The fit and finish is certainly of a lower standard but of more significance is that they lack a proper design that prevents the sponge from drying out quickly over time. For high volume users, this is not of much significance. However for lower volume users, the sepentine airway tunnels and chambers as described in my video are not there. The other aspect is that the slotted ink link bridge that allows more consistent ink feed into the sponge is also not present. There are also a few other features that still make the OEM Canon bodies superior. Chips from these aftermarket cartridges do not fit onto the Canon bodies without some modifications to the Canon bodies.
There is no warranty on the fit and performance of the compatibles. We always recommend strongly the use of Canon OEM bodies. PERIOD. No more statements on this. Either the use of real Canon CLI-42 bodies or REAL Canon CLI-8 bodies with transplanted chips is in our view the only way to proceed at this time. If you proceed with the compatible bodies, they are new with working chips but it ends there.
Canon OEM Cartridge Bodies & Aftermarket Compatibles with chips
AFTERMARKET COMPATIBLES WITH CHIPS