Canon 900o refill: Precision Color or OCP?

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Which one do you prefer and why? If they are both highly reputable and similar, why not the OCP as it is about 1/3 lower cost? Over the long run - that can add up it seems. We purchase hundreds of dollars of refill ink over the past few years and am now getting back to Canon. MTMT

Ive used both with great results but finally decided on OCP inks as they are, like you mentioned, far less expensive. I would highly recommend a color calibrated and profiler such as the colormunki photo. I purchased one shortly after my printer and it has paid for itself over and over again with less waste on paper and ink due to reprints. i would pay twice what i paid for mine if i had to!

as long as you generate custom ICC printer profiles as the ink doesn't match the OEM ink but will with a custom profile. Image Specialists ink does't match OEM either but it is a closer match if you do not use custom ICC profiles. At about a cost of 30 cents per refill OCP looks good....... Precision Colors is not an ink, it is a seller of Image Specialists ink. Bob P.

Petruska wrote: as long as you generate custom ICC printer profiles as the ink doesn't match the OEM ink but will with a custom profile. Image Specialists ink does't match OEM either but it is a closer match if you do not use custom ICC profiles. At about a cost of 30 cents per refill OCP looks good....... Precision Colors is not an ink, it is a seller of Image Specialists ink. Bob P.
Are OCP inks Pigment type inks or are they a mix of Pigment and a "higher" mix of Dye type ink. The reason I ask is that Dye inks cost less than Pigment so is the pricing due to the OCP inks having more Dye inks. -- Vernon...

The inks I asked about for the Canon 9000 are both dye inks and not pigment. So cost differential is not due to difference in pigment vs dye. It is good to have good choices. MTMT

this is for a Canon PRO9000 MK II which uses dye ink. Bob P.

Petruska wrote: this is for a Canon PRO9000 MK II which uses dye ink. Bob P.
Thanks Bob and MT. Since I am not familiar with the various Canon Printers and the type inks they use -- I had no idea. I have read somewhere (didn't keep a reference or link) regarding basically what I asked about regarding the OCP inks. I have never used OCP inks for any of my Epson Printers that use Pigment inks. My Regards, -- Vernon...

Image Specialist (Precision Colors) for me. OCP in Canada is to expensive, R-Jettek want an arm and a leg to ship to Canada (plus you have to have a minimum order amount before they'll sell/ship anything).

Then you can't go wrong with IS inks from Precision Colors. I could not tell the difference between a print made with Canon ink & the Image Specialist inks, the match is very close. I also mixed the IS inks with the Canon inks by refilling the OEM cartridges as they run out of OEM ink & the shots still looked great. I print A3 & A3+ so any real differences should be easily seen & there weren't any to my eyes. In Europe Octoink in the UK is a reliable supplier of IS inks. I haven't used OCP but find the costs of IS inks so low compared to Canons inks that any further savings haven't entered my head. Regards Rod

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