Getting Fingers Dirty
- Jun 16, 2017
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- Canon PIXMA MX492
So do I. I have had similar problems with the black combi cartridges, both Canon and HP. A pigment black refill ink that works perfectly in a single ink tank cartridges like PGI-5, PGI-x2, PGI-x25 and PGI-x50 seems not to work well in the combined sponge/printhead black cartridges. Refill inks for the dye ink cartridges CLI-8, CLI-x21 and CLI-x26 work well in the tri-colour combi cartridges.
A dye BK refill ink can be used in the black combi cartridges. It is not perfect, but has fewer flow problems.
Here is an example of the same KMP-U pigment black used in a combined sponge/printhead cartridge and a single ink tank cartridge:
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Please report your results with the other inks. Other people refilling the combined cartridges might have the same problems.
I just realized the ink I got isn't listed for the cartridge, wow what a total fail. That might be it. I don't know why I bought the wrong one? I bought this one yesterday and I'll let know if it fixes my issue.
Do you know if I can clean on the ink sponge under water or I can't really clean it at all. I don't want to mix the 2 inks and try to avoid buying a new cartridge for now.