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      06.09.2010 17:05
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      The black ink cartridge affords a quality rich pigmented shade furnishing good coverage.

      PLEASE NOTE: This is a revised up-dated review so please do not go by previous low rates!!

      Flying With InkJet! ~ My Experience

      I purchased a Canon Pixma printer because it seemed to have all the features we were looking for. But I'm shocked at myself that I didn't even consider the cost of the ink cartridges! The printer has to be fitted with several ink cartridges, black being one of them. I was wondering if the printer would fulfil the promises made by the manufacturers; on the printing front the cartridges are excellent. Although there are many internet sites that provide compatible ink cartridges from other brand names at a fraction of the cost, I've stayed with the manufacturer's brand of ink cartridge to avoid the warranty becoming invalid should a fault appear.

      This black ink cartridge is vibrant, clear and is smudge resistant. Due to the components of the ink, the pigmented particles of the cartridge apparently settle into the hemp of the paper and adhere as the ink dries. This has the effect of making your printing more resistant to fading, lasting well and gives a rich fluid finish.

      For my coursework, secular task and printing in general, I have found that the 26ml ink cartridge provides me with approximately 360 A4 pages of printing utility but as long as I adjust my PC to print at 5% ink coverage; which is adequate for all my printing needs. But I do tend to operate on a deeper shade for CV's, exam coursework and legal documents. The manufacturers enclosed leaflet on the package the product comes in, asserts that the Canon PGI 5 is compatible with twenty-four Canon Pixma printers.

      'Loose Cannon' ~ Loading Replacements

      The product is very simple to load into the printer. The instructions are on the leaflet. This is how I replace a used cartridge: I lift up the cover on my printer. The ink cartridge carriage slides very easily out from the printer's ink compartment. I gently remove the empty ink cartridge clasping the sides and carefully pulling upwards. Then, with the replacement cartridge to hand, I remove the small sealing tape on the ink head before carefully installing the cartridge in exactly the same angle as the original empty one I took out. By pressing down until I hear a click sound that indicates the cartridge is now securely in place. I then simply close the cover of my printer, and proceed to print a test page just to ensure that I have installed the cartridge correctly. I initially purchased the cartridges at Argos for £14.99 but Amazon has them currently available for £9.93

      'Hot Off The Press ~ Supplementary Material ~ Recycling

      'Canon's toner cartridge recycling programme allows customers from selected European countries to print a freepost e-Return label for the return and recycling of their empty genuine Canon toner cartridges... If you are having technical problems generating a label, you may request a pre-printed label through our feedback form .' {http://www.canon.co.uk/recycling/faq.aspx

      'The Small Print' ~ Would I Recommend?

      Yes. I find this PGI 5BK black ink cartridge gives me a quality finish on my printing facility. Due to its extensive coverage, the lower cost at Amazon of just under £10.00, makes it a fairly economical to use. The product is even covered by a 12 month warranty supplied by Canon.


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