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On Mon, 2 Aug 1999, John Mills wrote: [rafe b.:] > > The Canon carts (one per color) are divided > > into two sections each. The section next > > to the outlet port is filled with sponge. > > The section further from the output port > > holds only liquid ink. Should be a breeze > > to refill. > > They are a breeze to refill but a pain to get to work. The cartridges, when > new, are prone to printing light due to ink starvation. The ink formulation > is very easy to evaporate and results in a rapid build-up of waste in the > sponge. This means that slow use of the cartridge may result in a lot of > problems, before you ever try to refill them. > I was just on the phone today with one of our ink manufacturers as they were > having trouble color-matching because the OEM (brand new) Canon cartridges > were failing out of package, printing lighter than normal and throwing off > the color matching attempts. He was very frustrated to say the least. He did > make one noticiable comment, he said that when working at its best the > BJC-6000 couldn't hold a candle to the Epson Stylus Photo (700, EX 750) > printers or even a Stylus Color 440 for that matter. "Slow use" would hardly be a problem for me. ;-) The problems you mention are interesting. I must admit that Epson OEM carts are (in my experience) very, very consistent. And far from me to suggest that a Canon would print any better than an Epson! Having tried my hand at refilling (and since given it up) it just seemed like the Canon carts were clever and simple. But I guess there's more to it than meets the eye. rafe b. - Please do not include an entire message in your response. Delete the excess. http://www.leben.com/lists for list instructions.
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