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Beware: you get what you pay for!
on December 28, 2010
I am a serious hobbyist with extensive photo printing from NIKON D700, top lenses, and Canon PIXMA 9000 printer. Naturally, I would like to save money on ink as much as anybody as the PIXMA is very good but does run through some colors quite fast, especially the Yellow, Photo Magenta, and Photo Cyan. I ordered a couple of sets of these inexpensive inks based on the positive reviews. They arrived in good order and without delay. Unfortunately, these inks are nowhere near the quality of CANON chromalife 100 ink. First of all the cartridges sometimes leak on installation and can make a bit of a mess which never happens with the Canon ink. Much worse is the terrible color renditions. Some of the inks seemed ok but those most critical for getting the right hue were way, way off. Basically, I had to throw away every photo I printed with these inks and then I threw away the ink. Don't even want to be tempted on a rainy day because the pro platinum paper I use is expensive too.
If you are serious about your photo printing then don't even consider buying these. The price is literally too good to be true and the colors are just not true.