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Perfect replacement, exact fit, printer says A-Okay, and price will have me coming back.
on July 5, 2013
I will tell you the truth: I was brainwashed by HP and Canon. I truely thought that I had to buy OEM/company brand and patented ink so the printer would function like it was supposed to (no clogs, color quality, dry time, etc). I have thought that for years. So everytime I ran out of ink in a printer, in all honesty, I would go to Walmart and buy another one for 30 dollars. It makes plenty of sense, since ink from HP for color and black is equal if not greater than that price- for standard and not extra large capacity!! And Canon, wow, don't get me started. My printer has 5 cartridges, starting at $16.00 a piece, but up to 22.00 for the large black cartridge.
So, as soon as my Canon INSTANTLY stopped working when the ink ran out, I needed a quick fix and fast. Unfortunely, I didn't have much money to buy the Canon ink and have it shipped to me pronto. I chose INK4WORK and was expecting a mediocre product with mediocre shipping (was told 7-9 days, and my school cannot wait that long but I have no choice).
Okay, so I checked the mail today and to my surprise it was there, only a few days after ordering. I realize they shipped from Walnut, CA, and I live in Hemet, CA. But there was a holiday between my order (July 4th). I am overjoyous right now since it came just in time for my school work.
Opened the envelope, everything seemed there. I opened the printer to unload the old and upload the new. I did run into a slight problem, however, with the cartridges spilling ink EVERYWHERE when I opened the plastic deal on the bottom and peeling the sticker off of the top like the instructions showed me. Luckily I was in my paint/junk clothes or I would have been very furious if otherwise. I blame the weather affecting the cartridges because it has not been below 90* where I live in the past several weeks. It was 105 the other day. The heat caused pressure in the cartridges and the ink to spill out of the sponge on the bottom and all over the cartridges. It is inevitable this time of year and this place. If you live in a hot climate/the desert, WEAR GLOVES and OPEN OVER TRASH BAG AND PAPER TOWELS ON TOP OF THAT. You have been warned, my clothes and hands right now are witnesses to that.
Okay, so I replaced the old cartridges with the new ones after wiping the new ones down. My main issues were compatibility and color similarity, as well as dry time.
The printer instantly recognised these non-OEM cartridges, as if they were OEM, plug and play- great.
I compared old reports that I have printed from school with newly printed pages. Color is very similar in look/colors, so similar I cannot tell the difference- okay passed that test.
Dry time= Faster dry time than OEM/Canon ink. I did the notorious smudge test with the fingertip immediately after print. Ink did not smudge for me, it was dry, almost instantly.
I have read many reviews and listened to skeptics and have come to the conclusion that Canon and HP ink is a total SCAM and rip off. They make their money off of the ink they sell, and make a mediocre amount off of their printers. This product, besides the ink mishap, changed my mind and I will be buying from INK4WORK in the future when I run out of ink again. I am happy with the shipper, fair price, and the product.