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CYAN PFI1000-C PC1000SE-C
MAGENTA PFI1000-M PC1000SE-M
YELLOW PFI1000-Y Use Canon OEM
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RED PFI1000-R Use Canon OEM
GRAY PFI1000-GY PC1000SE-GY
PHOTOGRAY PFI1000-PGY PC1000SE-PGY
BLUE PFI1000-BL Use Canon OEM
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As of September 2021, the Canon ImagePrograf is now the ultimate photoprinter for the Refilling printing enthusiast or professional in the 17 category.
There are a host of options for the refiller as they can choose whether they want to use the printer exactly as Canon had intended to using the revolutionary Ink Sensor System.
REFILLING: Users can choose to refill the OEM tanks that the printer came with no modifications in combination with changing the chip each time the tank is refilled. The tank MUST be empty when refilled if the user wants to refill the unmodified tanks
INK CHOICES: We offer two choices for inks. First is the Hybrid Aftermarket Inkset which uses 8 aftermarket Inks in combination with 4 Canon OEM inks to give a sweet spot balance of cost and performance. Alternatively the second choice users can also choose to refill with 100% Canon OEM inks, giving exactly the same output as using new OEM tanks because they are refilling with CANON ink but at reduced cost because they are refilling.
CHIPS AND ELECTRONICS: If the user wishes to refill and NOT MODIFY tanks, then they MUST replace the chip on the empty tank each time it Is refilled. This is the only way to safely guarantee that the tank is empty before it is refilled. The chip and the printer electronics allow this. Each chip costs $12 and is not reuseable.
If the user desires to refill and use the option to bypass or disable the chip as Canon has provided there are two options. First option and not recommended is to simply bypass or disable the chip as Canon describes in their manual and replenish the ink in the tanks. Thereafter, the printer will work normally BUT the user MUST occasionally check and verify that there is ALWAYS ink in the tank when printing. Failure to do so could result in a destroyed printhead if the printer runs out of ink because one forgot to check or did not remember to or plain laziness.
The second option is to install an Ink Warning Sensor System by Precision Colors. This system will warn of a LOW INK condition whenever there is approximately 20ml or less (25% remaining) in the tanks. The system using high tech circuitry physically detects the presence of ink in the tanks.  No effort to keep track of the ink is required by the user and this has become the favored route for long term economy since once the system is installed no further running costs are involved and the system will ensure that you are informed when to top off the tanks.
With any method of refilling not employing one time chips the user will be required to add ink to the tanks BEFORE the tanks are empty. The only effective and straightforward method of doing this is to drill a refill hole in the tanks. We offer the correct drill bit to use for hand drilling into plastics with the appropriate rubber plugs to get this done properly.
SUMMARY
So essentially here is a summary of refill options.  First Option: If you are afraid to modify the tanks, then you will have to purchase one time chips ( $12 each) and also purchase the refill inks. You can choose between Precision Colors aftermarket Hybrid inkset or 100% Canon OEM for perfect performance.
The second option is to acquire an Ink Warning System and install it onto the printer . Next you will modify each tank as it becomes empty and fill it with ink via the 5/32 hole which will be resealed with a plug. You will then top off the tanks as the light on the ink warning system lights up to tell you of a low ink condition.
The third option is to refill and top off and not use the INK WARNING SYSTEM and rely on diligence and habit to ensure that there is always ink in the tank. Just keep in mind, that serious damage could happen due to forgetfulness but you are free to use this method. Not a recommended method for most.
All three refill options allow you to choose the quality of output desired. Precision Colors Hybrid inkset  is a nice sweetspot balancing performance and cost. The savings with the hybrid set is approximately 70%.  Even if you want to retain  100% Canon OEM ink performance you can still save approzimately 40%.










Full support with nearly 50 Professional quality custom ICC profiles for the Signature Edition inksets all with extremely low dEs with more coming as time passes. Profiles are tuned for 5 lighting conditions which affects how we see color.



FIRST OPTION PATH - Supplies Inks Etc.

SECOND and THIRD OPTION PATH  - Sensor System, Inks , Plugs Etc.