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Looking at the "Shipment methods" tab and seeing "Shipping from Chinese Warehouse" to me is a red warning light. I think than many or maybe most print heads from China are used print heads that are cleaned to look like new and packaged in counterfeit foil bags and cardboard boxes. I would not buy a such print head.

Here is a French supplier and one more, but at 100 € or 85 € it is more expensive than the 55 $ from the Chinese supplier. But I think the French distributors are more to be trusted.
 

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I wouldn't be concerned so much that it is shipping from a Chinese warehouse, I'm wondering much more that there is no claim at all in the description that the printhead is new - the box is marked with 'Genuine Canon', but that is a refurbished printhead as well. You may ask them whether the printhead is factory new.
 

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Looking at the "Shipment methods" tab and seeing "Shipping from Chinese Warehouse" to me is a red warning light. I think than many or maybe most print heads from China are used print heads that are cleaned to look like new and packaged in counterfeit foil bags and cardboard boxes. I would not buy a such print head.

Here is a French supplier and one more, but at 100 € or 85 € it is more expensive than the 55 $ from the Chinese supplier. But I think the French distributors are more to be trusted.
I did not read this ... sellers at aliexpress use the word "new" easily but they recover the printers, keep the heads, clean them and resell them with the word = new .... so I would not buy not ... in addition, most have stocks of 100 to 900 heads! .... I found a French seller = 60 € ... I asked him if this head was totally new it ' answered = yes ... he has 2 in stock but in his announcement it specifies = "not guaranteed Canon ... I hesitate a lot because a printer for the house prices starts at 70 € with 4 cartridges on a head of 'impression ...( printhead )...
 

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I think that you should only trust official suppliers of Canon parts. "Not guaranteed Canon..." looks suspect to me. It might be time for a new printer as this can cost less than a print head for an old printer.
 

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Can someone please post a link to a non-Canon print head sold for use in a Canon printer?

I don't recall ever seeing such a unicorn.
 

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When a combined sponge and print head Canon cartridge is remanufactured meaning commercially cleaned and refilled it must not be sold as an OEM Canon cartridge and it must also use a different type number. For instance a remanufactured Canon CL-211XL could be named just 211XL, no mention of Canon and the type number has been changed a little.

Could the "not guaranteed Canon" printhead be a Canon print head that has been "refurbished", using the same logic as with the remanufactured cartridges?
 
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I'd think the sellers would chew off their own arms before having to declare "not guaranteed Canon" unless it were true. However, I do not discount that some sellers are not Einsteins and do not know all about every product they sell.
 

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There is no Canon logo imprinted on the foil wrap,
which is a dead giveaway that the head is not a new, unused head.
 
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