Compatible iP4200 Cartridges

Apr 27th, 2007 Inks, Printers, Printing Digital Photos 3 min read

Update below original story …Found this on a US website today, which was quite interesting: “Thank you for visiting our website… Unfortunately, there are no compatible brand cartridges available for the following Canon printers: iP1600, iP4200, iP6210D, iP6220D, iP5200, iP5200R, iP6600D, MP150, MP170, MP450, MP500, MP800, MP950 We have recently inspected the new Canon cartridges for the printers listed above and spoken to the compatible…

Reliability Comparison Study

Aug 4th, 2006 Inks, Printers, Printing Digital Photos 1 min read

Although this study dates back to September 2005, I was reminded about it by regular reader Randall Philips. Randall has tried a lot of refilled inks for his HP and has had some disasters with a few cartridges but he has persevered because he is trying to save money. The HP study (now no longer available), conducted by an independent body, tests the reliability of…

Photo Paper is taking too long to dry

Feb 28th, 2006 Inks, Photo Paper, Printing Digital Photos 1 min read

The time taken for a print to dry depends on several factors: • The amount of ink printed which in turn depends on the density of the image. • The type of photo paper used. • The humidity and temperature of the surrounding air. • The brand of ink and printer. • The air circulation in the room. For best results: • Use the same…

Samsung SPP-2020 and SPP-2040 Printer Review

Feb 9th, 2006 Printers, Printing Digital Photos 1 min read

Today we had the opportunity to look at the new Samsung SPP-2040 Photo Printer. This printer is a dye sublimation printer, which means it doesn’t use ink cartridges but a film with the colours impregnated. The unit is very sleek and looks great, not taking up much room – until you add the paper tray that is. Then it looks like an ugly duckling! Once…

iP 4200 PIXMA Cartridges

Jan 31st, 2006 Inks, Printers, Printing Digital Photos 2 min read

Canon has released new PGI-5 and CLI-8 cartridges for the Canon Pixma iP4200. These cartridges have a special chip in them which tells the printer how much ink is left in the cartridge. The cartridge numbers are: PGI-5BK – Black pigment ink CLI-8BK – Black dye based ink CLI-8C – Cyan dye based ink CLI-8M – Magenta dye based ink CLI-8Y – Yellow dye based…

New Lexmark Printer P450 with built-in CD burner

Jan 19th, 2006 Printers, Printing Digital Photos 1 min read

Lexmark were the innovators when it came to the huge all-in-one market, they were the first to mass market inkjet multifunctions. Now they have come up with a new innovation – a photo printer with inbuilt CD burner! The Lexmark P450 is also unique in another way – it cannot be hooked up to a computer and has no printer drivers available. This has to…

Epson R350 Review

Jan 14th, 2006 Printers, Printing Digital Photos 2 min read

Well, we got an Epson R350 to use at home, we bought it just before Xmas. It is a very nice looking printer and it took up little room on our desk. After we unpacked it we realised we didn’t have a USB cable lying around so we couldn’t install it on the computer. Had a read through the manual and found out we could…

HP unveils new printheads

Jul 13th, 2005 Inks, Printers, Printing Digital Photos 2 min read

HP has announced new printheads which will be blisteringly fast, and have 3,900 nozzles per printhead. The new printheads are made using a lithographic process so they do not have to be welded during manufacture, resulting in way more accurate placement of ink drops on the page. It has taken 5 years and US$1.4 billion to produce. Initially the new printheads will only be available…