I am an amateur photographer who is very serious about his work, taking mainly wildlife shots. I produce my own A4 and A3 Prints, along with Christmas cards and calendars. Some I sell and others are passed on to friends and family. What I’m leading up to is that I must have quality and get that quality as cheaply as possible (I am also retired). Don’t we all want those two anyway?
I have been using City Ink Express for quite some time now, and they fit those criteria. The inks have not faded one iota over at least two years, the colours are accurate and I don't have any waste because I am using a City Ink Express CISS system. I have used one on my Canon PIXMA iP4700 A4 printer for over two years now with absolutely no problems. I have now gone up a notch to A3 format with a new Canon PIXMA iX6550. I have purchased another City Ink Express CISS which is also problem free and saves me even more money.
I really cannot over emphasise how excellent City Ink’s service and product quality are and how much can be saved if only by using their inks. Much larger savings can be made by buying a CISS from them. Here are three savings.
1) Its inevitable when you change, handle or refill cartridges that you waste or lose some ink. By however small an amount - it all adds up over time.
2) It takes time to remove, refill and replace cartridges, then you still have to wash and tidy up which takes more time.
3) There is less wear and tear on your head (?) and other printer parts by not having to continually remove and replace cartridges.
You probably will not wear gloves and no matter how careful you are you will land up with some colourful fingers that last a day or three. Of course there is always the chance of a spillage, with yet more mess.
With a City Ink Express CISS all you need to do is pull out a stopper from whichever ink tank is low and top it up from your ink stock bottles. It’s that simple, easy, clean, quick and waste free. It’s like pouring milk into a cup of tea but is much quicker than making one, even if you should need to refill all five tanks it’s still quicker.
Set the system up, don’t tamper with it, use the printer as normal and it’ll save you TIME, MESS, MONEY and Grey, Cyan, Magenta, Yellow hair.
On the down side you’ll lose the rainbow effect on your fingers.