I don't begrudge the printer makers for selling relatively inexpensive machines in order to lock me in for expensive printer cartridges but neither do I feel the need to overpay when a comparable product is available for less. I have two Canon PIXMA printers and have now been using these cartridges for over a year. They are equivalent to the Canon cartridges and cost significantly less. Based upon three shipments over the past year and excellent, consistent printing results I recommend this product as a far better value than can be obtained from buying from the printer maker.
Those that work, i.e.,are recognized by the printer, print very clearly. Problem is 1/3 of the last order are not recognized by my Canon MX882. Also the only C-225 large black in the 2 set order of all 5 cartridges "...cannot be recognized." So after 3 to 4 years of using Blake cartridges, the last two orders contain faulty chips I guess. Online search for Blake Printing Supply shows no contact information and one site lists the company as "defunct". Look elsewhere for this stuff.
Knowing the cost of an original cartridge I was curious. I was a little apprehensive and concerned about its comparability but that was dispelled when I put the cartridge in. It worked fine.
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