I've been using Cityinkexpress for about 10 years now, I buy all my printers, inks and CISSs from them. In all that time I've never been disappointed.
The products are good - it's always the printers which die never the CISSs - and that's because of the sneaky inbuilt redundancy Canon, Epson and the like build into their machines.
Where Cityinkexpress outshine every other similar firm is in their good prices and the excellent quality of their service. They will consider my stated needs and come up with a package of goods exactly to my requirements, at the best prices on the market, and when necessary they deal with effective urgency so that I'm not without a printer for long. They offer first rate support by phone and email and always respond promptly with expert help when asked.
What more could one ask of a printer supply firm? Absolutely nothing. Thank you Cityinkexpress
If you want to save pockets of money on printing you need a CONTINUOUS INK SYSTEM.
The ink level does not seem to move down when printing not like with the original cartridges (blink and no ink )
It was so easy to set up and resetting when printer says cartridge is empty is so simple.
This is the first time I have used City Ink Express after buying numerous cheap CISS systems which have either not worked at all or ruined the print head after a month or so. I decided that the extra cost was worth it for the customer support, warranty and hopefully better quality system and ink. I originally ordered a Canon MG5150 CISS bundle but Shane emailed me very promptly asking if it would be ok to upgrade the order to the next model up (Canon MG5250) at no extra cost which I gratefully accepted. The printer arrived the next day and I had great communication from the courier. Everything was packaged well and all boxes undamaged.
Next step was setting the machine and CISS system up. As with all City Ink Express systems you can find very helpful tutorial videos on their YouTube channel so this is where I headed first and found the video to match the printer. The video was very thorough and easy to follow which made setup a breeze. As with most multi-function printers, CISS systems can be difficult to route due to having a scanner on top. This means that the lid on this model has to stay open slightly but a metal bracket is included for the job. The only criticism I have of the CISS system is the metal bracket may not be substantial enough to support scanning heavier items such as books as it only supports one side of the lid. It may be an idea to include two brackets, one for each side of the printer, to better distribute the weight of the scanner and make it more stable with the CISS system installed. Other than that setup went without a hitch following the video and everything I needed.
This is how the printer looks once setup is complete. Even with the lid open slightly everything functions as normal. I was worried that the slight slant may make scanning more difficult but the scanner is aligned from the back left corner so I found the slant actually helped keep documents in place.
When the printer was turned on for the first time it detected the cartridges and began its priming process which took around 5 minutes. I had to do a single head clean to pump some ink through the CISS system and remove any air from the tubes and after this the printer performed perfectly. All colours print well and look vibrant and text is very clear.
Overall I am extremely pleased with both the Canon MG5250 printer and the CISS system from City Ink Express. Shane replied to any questions I had promptly before purchase and the level of customer service throughout the transaction was superb. I have bought many CISS systems over the years and some have been disastrous. From now on I will be paying a bit extra and buying from City Ink Express. The quality of the system and ink seems far superior to any CISS system I have bought previously and I have somewhere I can go back to for refills which will be of the same high quality as the ink already in the system which is a big plus for me! I will be highly recommending City Ink Express from now on.
Great prompt service and delivery , easy to manage
web-site and great savings now with ciss ink systems and refills
Well done keep up the good work
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Cityinkexpress offer amazing value that makes colour printing cheaper than ever! I print approximately 2800 double sided colour A4 sheets (5600 prints) for a village newsletters every 2 months plus a lot of business printing. I reckon the 5600 prints I have done in the last week cost slightly over 1 penny each! I actually printed nearly all of them with the ink that came with the CISS system apart from a top up of black ink.
I very quickly stopped buying the molten gold they put in original cartidges and for years I was buying cheap compatible cartridges then I started to buy refillable cartridges, refilling them with syringes. Then I saw Cityinkexpress’s CISS systems and I am certain there is no cheaper way to print.
With a decent printer and a CISS system you just keep topping up the CISS with ink (just pour it in) and that’s it! The huge amount of ink that comes with the system gives me an almost immediate payback. They are very helpful too, I wear out a printer every few months and I always ask them to suggest a printer then I get a CISS system and a printer to match it so I never have to buy any cartridges.
I see they now do packs with printers and CISS systems so it will be easier than ever next time. Thanks Cityinkexpress!
Received CISS ink system within 3 days of ordering, up and running in a matter of hours with excellent print results. A must for anyone who is printing on a day to day basis.