What bulk inks are being used by CLI42 refillers in the US?

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Are there any better alternatives to Precision Colors for refilling the CLI42?
 

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Are there any better alternatives to Precision Colors for refilling the CLI42?
PC claims that their inks deliver the best color match so that you won't need to get other icc color profiles, but you have another option - use genuine Canon inks -those bottled inks of the megatank printer G620, these are bottled and genuine Chromalife 100 inks called GI-23 at a very affordable price. There were several threads running just about this subject recently - GI-23 inks in a Pro-100 - search for GI23 or GI53 - the GI53 is the same ink - with a different number for Europe

https://www.printerknowledge.com/th...ks-would-work-in-a-pro-100.15650/#post-136588

So yes, there are alternatives behind the PC horizon
 

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OK so Precision Colors, or purchase the specific megatank inks GI-23, and clear ink base to mix the photo/light inks. Is the black ink in the Pro100 CLI-42 a pigment ink then with the others dye? I see Black, Cyan, Grey, Magenta, Red (not needed) and yellow available. Is anyone actually doing this with a canon pro100 here that can report if this has been successful? I find this sorta fascinating and supports my love to repurpose.

Pharmacist: "I would suggest to choose the GI53 (GI23 in U.S.) series: this is Chromalife 100+ ink in bottles. It has CMYK and Gray ink. For the photo/light inks you have to dilute the dyes with a clear ink base (normally 30% ink + 70% CIB)."
 

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Of course a custom profile is mandatory if you want colors as close as possible to OEM CLI-42 carts,
 

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Is the black ink in the Pro100 CLI-42 a pigment ink
The GI-23/53 black ink is a dye black, the G620 printer is advertised as a photo printer for A4 size - with dye inks, other Canon printers come as multipurpose units for photo and office type needs with an additional pigment black ink - for copy paper .
 

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If you need it to be North American supplier you could always look at InkOwl.
 
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