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Sources for empty CLI-42 cartridges?

Discussion in 'Canon InkJet Printers' started by avolanche, Dec 17, 2016.

  1. Dec 17, 2016
    avolanche

    avolanche Printer Guru

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    I plan to order a new Canon Pro 100 printer this week and want to refill the ink cartridges (as I have done with my ip4200 for years).
    I've always bought empty cartridges on eBay, but the CLI-42 carts are really expensive there.

    Does anyone know of other sources for used CLI-42 empties?

    Thanks!
    Fred
     
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  2. Dec 17, 2016
    The Hat

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    Hi Fred.
    Yes, try Canon US.

    They are selling their carts with huge paper deals, like buy one cart get 5 packs of photo paper free, just think how many free packs of paper you’ll get with just one set of carts...
    Well, you did ask...:hu
     
  3. Dec 17, 2016
    avolanche

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    Thanks, Hat.

    I saw the paper deal. But I already have tons from Canon's last paper sale.
     
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    stratman

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    A workaround -- you can use CLI-8 cartridges and do a chip swap.
     
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    jtoolman

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    I think he might want 2 sets of CLI - 42 carts. CLI-8s will of course work but he'll be still will one set.
    To the OP. Yes they go for about $5 empty just about everywhere. Not much you can do. People are wizing up.

    Joe
     
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    Roy Sletcher

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    I have purchased the used carts from Octoinkjet. He ships quickly and efficiently to North America.

    The carts are used, empty and appear visually to be somewhat dry. In my opinion it is advisable to start with a purge and clean using pharmacists solution. Takes a little time but at least you then start from a known "clean start".

    Depending on usage I found rotating a minimum of two complete sets is necessary. Refilling the same single set does not permit any options when (NOT IF) a rogue cartridge suddenly develops problems, OR when you inexplicably get weird results caused by the unforgiving "Printer Gods", and need to trouble shoot. Ideally by changing to a complete good set.

    When I was doing all my printing with the Pro100 I found three sets optimum to always have a spare set ready to go. Now I do most of my printing on the 3880 I can get by with two sets.

    Just my experience. YMMV

    rs
     
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    avolanche

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    Exactly, Joe, I was looking for some extras. I have plenty of extra CLI-8s from refilling an ip4200.
     
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    tjk

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    Roy Sletcher

    Roy Sletcher Indolent contrarian Platinum Printer Member

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    Yep, they include the original chips. Read the specs on the website. My recollection is no guarantee and no returns.

    I have purchased probably a couple of complete sets over the years and local friends have also purchased several sets with no problems.

    rs
     
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