The New Pro 300 carts…

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Like the CLl-65, I purchased the Pro PFl 300 cart for the Pro 300 this time.

The good news is its exactly the same as the CLl-9 and CLl- 72 carts, so they can be used in the older Pro 9500 and Pro 10 printers, just like the CLl-65 can in any CLl-8 and CLl-42 printer. Total ink inside 14.4 ml @ €24.95

Internally there the same as the PGl-9 carts, but the internal bag is slightly larger, not that will make any difference to the refilling, I emptied the cart and refilled again using my home made refill clip, and except for the chip I couldn’t find anything new..
Untitled-12.jpg PFl-300 top Untitled-1.jpg and side.. Untitled-13.jpg bag inflated Untitled-11.jpg bag collapsed..
Now if they can only make a redsetter for the chips, it will be game on….
 

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Nice pictures.

What did you use to cut the cartridge open?

Now if they can only make a redsetter for the chips, it will be game on….
I believe the issue is whether there is enough money to be made rather than insufficient technical ability.
 

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What did you use to cut the cartridge open?

I believe the issue is whether there is enough money to be made rather than insufficient technical ability.
This type of cartridge is easily prised open by inserting a screwdriver into the clear side and gently lifting, then the whole side pops off, it doesn’t damage the cartridge and it can still be used later.

The chip on the other hand is a different matter, if it is heavily coded then the costs of decoding may go way beyond the pockets of the average Joe, and a 1 time chip becomes the norm, but they too can be very expensive. $ $ $

Both the new Pro 200 and 300 make a big leap from their older sisters in print handling and Canon are using exactly the same carts, Why ?. Where’s the catch, why would Canon Inc. play right into the hands of the Refillers..

Only time will tell, but disabling the ink monitoring is a poor man’s answer for proper ink control, refilling is easy for the Pro 300 cart and the Pro 200 opaque cart can be easily swapped for the see through PGl-42 cart using chip exchange.. But ink monitoring is still going to be a huge issue..

The gap between 3rd party and OEM inks is not as wide as it used to be, when you factor in new carts, new chips and new inks, it get close to OEM prices, but the Pro 300 might be a better buy, because the 3rd party pigment inks have a better longevity than the dye inks have.. My opinion..

Again I say it.. If the chip situation can be overcome, then it’s party time for 3rd party suppliers..;)
 

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Only time will tell, but disabling the ink monitoring is a poor man’s answer for proper ink control, refilling is easy for the Pro 300 cart and the Pro 200 opaque cart can be easily swapped for the see through PGl-42 cart using chip exchange.. But ink monitoring is still going to be a huge issue..
When you open a cartridge you can see the bag is attached to the border just underneath the clear side cover, the narrow sides are part of the bag.

So it must be possible to cut an opening in the upper side and glue a transparent piece of plastic as a window.
Maybe a tube is better since it can bridge the groove Canon provided to make it difficult :).

While not perfect it would give an idea about the remaining ink without removing the cartridge (except for the transparent CO). PGI-9 or PGI-72 carts could be used.

Just an idea...
 
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If they released a chip resetter I would be very interested in the pro300. They would have to release it very soon as I'm getting really old:)
 

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I gather that since the release of the Pro10/Pro100 Canon had enough time to develop very sophisticated, almost bullet proof, chips for the Pro-200/Pro-300, In all likelihood, anybody trying to figure out how to reset these chips will have a very hard time. ... but I’d like to be proved wrong because I’m probably older than you. ;)
 

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I reckon a Redsetter for the pro300 would give us all a new lease on life a. We would bounce out of bed straight into the printer room:)
 
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