When I bought these, I decided that I was willing to take a chance on them. Turns out that I made a good choice!
Points: 1. They cost a lot less than the canon cartridges 2. The print quality appears just as good. (I made a few test prints with genuine canon cartridges a while ago. Later, I printed the same text and images with the sophia cartridges (after they had been installed for a while, as to make sure that there was no canon ink left in the print-head). I could not notice any discernable differences, except that the sophia cartridges might be just a hint darker (which I think is a good thing!). Also, I do want to mention that I have been an amateur photographer for years and I've done quite a bit of my own film/print darkroom processing, in both color and black and white. So I think I have a pretty good eye for quality and color balance. HOWEVER, I do want to caution that I do not know how the ink will hold up over time (but then again, do we know how the...
These cartridges are great, there is no significant difference between the original Canon cartridges and these, they are accepted by the printer as original replacements, the LED's work in the same way and the chip fools the printer into thinking an original cartridge has been installed. Ink monitor works with these as well so I would consider these as good replacements to the expensive original inks...
When are original manufacturers going to learn that people turn to 3rd party cartridges because the ink is too expensive in the genuine boxed product, if copycat ink producers can make a profit by designing their own cartridge and using their own ink, then why can't the genuine manufacturers lower their prices and still make a profit..
So if you need a good replacement this is it until Canon reduce their ink prices by 60%...
My printer drinks this stuff and if I had to buy the Canon brand every time it ran out, I would be broke. The only problem I have had is that occasionally my printer will say it doesn't recognize the ink cartridge, even after it has been in the printer for a while. All I do is take it out and put it back in and it works fine.
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