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signals low ink when more than half full,
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This review is from: Canon PG-210XL Cartridge,Retail Packaging- Black (Office Product)These cartridges both black and color start signalling low ink levels when you have used less than half. That means you can get good quality copying and printing for much longer.
NET take out the cartridges, gently shake em up then re-install. You will still get the low ink lights but I've made more than 100 copies after those lights appear. Seems to be a ploy to encourage waste of ink and therefore more sales for the cartridges.
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Initial post: Nov 10, 2011 7:39:12 PM PST
Sheryl L. Owsley says:
I've found this to be true also!
In reply to an earlier post on Feb 11, 2012 10:50:10 AM PST
Bad Co. says:
It is cheaper to get a Pixma IP2702 than to buy ink. It comes with black and color ink.
In reply to an earlier post on Feb 27, 2012 7:45:09 PM PST
the IP2702 comes with the low yeild ink so it's not cheaper.
In reply to an earlier post on Mar 12, 2012 3:18:12 PM PDT
S. steele says:
i was just saying this, how is ink 50 bucks and the printer is 40 bucks, what a rip off at its finest,
In reply to an earlier post on Apr 2, 2012 4:54:33 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Apr 2, 2012 4:56:06 PM PDT
K. Johnson says:
That's pretty typical. You can buy this all in one for new at walmart with both ink carts for $29, but spend far more than that on the ink once you run out. Seems strange huh?
Posted on Apr 13, 2012 8:54:07 PM PDT
R. Devinney says:
To me the low ink warning means its time to think about buying a new cartridge (or printer) but definitely not to replace it until the print actually starts getting light. The cartridges that came in my printer have lasted a surprisingly long time. Thanks for the advice about shaking the cartridge.
Posted on Apr 28, 2012 7:02:48 AM PDT
Ced Mack says:
Glad I saw this review. I logged on to buy another ink cartridge because I'm getting the low ink indicator. Guess I'll wait a little longer now. Thanks!
Posted on May 9, 2012 10:04:54 AM PDT
Mark R. Dunsmore says:
This is definitely true. I always print many more copies after the "low ink" warning light appears, and I do not change the ink cartridge until I actually have problems with the copies.
Posted on Jun 27, 2012 4:33:59 PM PDT
Ink cost is one of the biggest ripoffs in America. The amount of ink you get is about 100 times the cost of the same amount of gasoline for your car. It's true though that you can ignore the low ink warning and easily print many more copies before the ink gets too light to see clearly. Also try printing in fast (draft) mode unless the document is very important. The print quality, although lighter, is good enough to see or read. By doing this your ink supply will last much longer.
Posted on Aug 2, 2012 6:26:12 PM PDT
Glenn R. Chappell says:
I thought i was out of ink, I read your review. Shake shake shake.....it works great.