We sell refill inks, genuine Canon cartridges, and accessories for this printer.
In general, our customers have found this printer easy to refill, and particularly good for
printing color photographs in moderate volume (2000-3000 pages per month).
CLI-8 cartridges have a chip. When first refilling, a warning window comes on the computer. Hold down the Resume or Reset button for about 10 to 15 seconds, and
you may then proceed to use a refilled cartridge.
The ink level display is then disabled. These cartridges otherwise
refill like BCI-3e and BCI-6 cartridges.
PGI-5 Pigmented Black Cartridge
Pigmented Black - WJ1020. This ink is for fast drying text printing. It is the closest match to the original Canon ink. $34.95 per pint.
Pigmented Black - WJ1010. This ink is for the best appearance text printing. It dries slightly slower than WJ-1020, but is a bit darker and crisper. $34.95 per pint.
Dye-based Economy Black - WJ165. This ink is lower cost. It is the blackest ink, but easily dissolves in water. It also does not mix as well with the
color inks to form good graphics and photos. But it is just fine for home text printing. $21.95 per pint.