Tin Ho said:You really want to be careful in giving your opinions when in fact what you say can make a serious dent to the company. I have used Inktec's black pigment ink. It was a decent ink in my opinion which is very different from what ghwellsjr repeatedly reported. It seems now Inktec is regarded as a bad brand of ink. That's not true in my opinion and if Inktec goes under because people bad mouth about it with completely subjective opinions it will only leaves us with fewer choices of ink supply. Are you sure you are not subjective in your own test procedure? You don't want to make any conclusive comments about anything if you are not sure you may be biased.
Inktec is a fairly decent brand name. Before you bash on it you want to be fair and objective. I have used its ink and I had good experience with it. It did not clog my print heads (ip4000, MP780, ip4200, ip4300, ip4500, etc.). Never had problems with any purge unit. Their black pigment ink is waterfast. What else can you ask for? The only problem is they only have a central distribution unit in USA and they do not serve retail customers well. It is beneficial to all of us if it is around and well. It keeps everyone's price down.
I also continue to use Inktec's dye inks but even if anyone wanted to use their black pigment ink for the BCI-3e cartridges, they could not because it has been taken off the market. (I wonder why?) If you are continuing to use a pigment black ink from Inktec, it cannot be the one for the BCI-3eBk. And as I have stated, I refilled cartridges that were used in about a dozen printers and every one of them developed clogs in the purge system. The clogs were not in the purge pump but in the ink absorber pads located under the purge unit. The problem is that the ink that is deposited from the purge pump does not soak up as it should into the absorbent pads but rather turns into a thick paste that eventually prevents the purge unit from being able to deposit any more ink and therefor to be unable to prime, purge or clean the print head. It would also clog the pigment purge pad.Tin Ho said:Make sure your test method is scientific and your opinion of the test result is not based on subjective thoughts of yours. I have used Inktec's black pigment ink and it was above the average of many cheap inks out there on ebay. Honestly I do not understand why you repeatedly bad mouthed Inktec's ink. At least its black pigment ink is very dark and it is truly waterfast. Try some cheap inks from ebay. You will feel fortunate that Inktec's black pigment ink is available.ghwellsjr said:I would stay away from Inktec pigment ink.
BTW, some day, I plan to test several pigment black inks to see if they have the same problem as the Inktec ink had.
When I first used good quality ink with my OEM cartridges I never had to flush them, the way I look at it is if the ink is any good it will mix properly with Canon ink without having a problem (my option).__-_-_-__ wrote:- I had clog problem with inktec but I assume it was normal due to the printing volume and because I didn't cleaned the cartridges when I changed brands.