My MAXIFY 5350 is on refill ink

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This is the seller in Germany from whom I've been purchasing Inktec for my Maxify the last 2 years.
No complains, genuine Inktec ink and fast delivery.
The labels of 1 liter bottles differ from the smaller ones. My guess is that he purchases 1 liter bottles from Inktec and then refills smaller bottles putting on them his own stickers with the 'printout24' brand at the bottom.

I expect though that shipping to USA won't be cheap.
 

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Thanks Artur. I sent Inktec an email yesterday about any USA resellers/distributors that they have for Canon inks. This is the response...

Thanks for your inquiry.

We supply compatible Canon pigment ink to German customers but the bottle and label seem not ours but they usually subdivide themselves after getting 20L bulk of us. I will check on this with the customer and then let you know soon.

InkTec has dealers in the USA but they don't purchase Canon pigment ink.

How many bottles do you need? We will supply you only for this time for a small quantity if you are willing to place an order per carton for each color(a carton for each color includes 1L*10pcs).

Many thanks

홍 성 희 Catherine Hong


So looks like I either buy their "small quantity" and try to resell it myself lol or I go with the German reseller on eBay.

4 X 8.5oz for $36.91 plus $29.72 shipping = $66.66 total.

Still not bad if Inktec is a recommended ink that should give me no issues when refilling OEM carts?
 

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Thanks Artur. I sent Inktec an email yesterday about any USA resellers/distributors that they have for Canon inks. This is the response...




So looks like I either buy their "small quantity" and try to resell it myself lol or I go with the German reseller on eBay.

4 X 8.5oz for $36.91 plus $29.72 shipping = $66.66 total.

Still not bad if Inktec is a recommended ink that should give me no issues when refilling OEM carts?
You can try asking the shop I linked here. They have more reasonable prices, the shipping is still going to cost a liver though.

I tried to refill the cartridges with recommended volumes by the seller of the refillables (110ml BK and 3x50ml CMY) and the starving issue resolved itself, even in long printjobs. When I was playing with the cartridges a bit I actually found out that contraction of the diaphragm is harder than usual so now I belive the intended use is 110ml -> 38ml left (chip declared emptyú -> refill back to 110ml for BK and similar for CMY. I have no overflowing of the nozzless, the artifacts pointed out that are likely due to damaged nozzless are still present but that has nothing to do with the ink now but rather the abuse in the past.

Mind you I am running this at my own risk as I am very well aware that I can be lucky now, refill later and absolutely soak my printer insides with overflowing ink, I just thought it may help and it did, at least for now.

If you decide to give a ping to the shop here and they actually reply they can, I personally would count the cost of ml with shipping costs included. You may find out that using local (Precision Colors) or OEM Megatank (GI-46) inks may end up more economically feasible for you with less hassle. And PC inks have a broader spectrum of users here, which can give advice in case of trouble.

EDIT : By harder than usual I meant in comparison to alternative cartridges.
 
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