Many smaller Canon desktop printers that's use tri colour carts / 2 cartridges per printer don't have the room inside for free movement of the inkline tubes on a ciss making it impossible to fit one without cutting sections of the printer away which is not something you want to do for obvious reasons.

 

Typically tricolour cartridges are expensive to buy and don't contain a huge amount of ink , you can normally buy standard capacity and high capacity cartridges

 

What is a refillable pod cartridge ?


This is plastic insert filled with ink that inserts into your cartridge

 

how to modify a cartridge to make it suitable

 

Please see our video Here

 

How many times / pods can i insert before the print head fails and i need a new cartridge ?

 

During testing we found on an unused genuine cartridge we were averaging 8 pods before the print head failed and we needed a new cartridge -  that's this many inserts on one set of genuines.

 

 

Potentially nearly 7000 prints based  @ 5% coverage , if you are using a used / remanufactured / used / compatible cartridge this will be reduced based on the condition of the print head - either way its a great money saver and based on the table of costs above one of the cheapest ways to print on your printer.

 

We sell this package with various options including just the refill pods on there own for refills or if you are using your own cartridges or you can buy the complete kit with 2 unused genuine cartridge all options are shown below

 

 

Just the pods

 

 

Full kit with a set of genuine ink cartridges

 

Below are tables showing the average cost of these kind of genuine cartridges / ink volume / cost per page etc. alongside refillable pod cartridges

 

PG-510 - CL-511 - PG512 - CL-513

Cartridge Number Average cost 3 pack ** ink  volume Page yield Cost per page
Genuine PG-510 £47.32 27ml 675 0.071
Genuine CL-511 £57.74 27ml 675 0.086
Genuine PG-512 £60.48 45ml 1125 0.054
Genuine CL-513 £72.65 39ml 975 0.064
Pod kit with genuine carts and 6 refill pods £64.99 122ml 3050 0.021
On-going Black Refill pods £17.75 45.3ml 1132 0.015
On-going Colour Refill Pods £17.75 58.5ml 1462 0.012
On-going multipack Refill Pods £30.82 103.8ml 2594 0.012

 

 

 

PG-540 - CL-541 - PG540xl - CL-541xl

Cartridge Number Average cost 3 pack ** ink  volume Page yield Cost per page
Genuine PG-540 £48.67 24ml 540 0.09
Genuine CL-541 £59.31 24ml 540 0.11
Genuine Multipack £63.69 48ml 1080 0.59
Genuine PG-540xl £59.25 63ml 1800 0.033
Genuine CL-541xl £59.32 45ml 1200 0.049
genuine Multipack £108 108ml 3000 0.036
Pod kit with genuine carts and 6 refill pods £64.99 175ml 4375 0.015
On-going Black Refill pods £17.75 78ml 1950 0.009
On-going Colour Refill Pods £17.75 61.5ml 1537 0.012
On-going multipack Refill Pods £30.82 139.5ml 3487 0.009

 

 

 

PG-545 - CL-546 - PG-545xl - CL-546xl

Cartridge Number Average cost 3 pack ** ink  volume Page yield Cost per page
Genuine PG-545 £44.69 24ml 600 0.066
Genuine CL-546 £52.54 24ml 600 0.077
Genuine Multipack £83.77 648ml 1200 0.069
Genuine PG-545xl £60.48 45ml 1125 0.053
Genuine CL-546xl £72.65 39ml 975 0.064
Genuine Multipack £125.93 84ml 2100 0.059
Pod kit with genuine carts and 6 refill pods £64.99 122ml 3050 0.021
On-going Black Refill pods £17.75 45.3ml 1132 0.016
On-going Colour Refill Pods £17.75 58.5ml 1462 0.012
On-going multipack Refill Pods £30.82 103.8ml 2594 0.012

 

** average cost taken from cartridgesave,stinkyink,cartridge people 22-11-2019

We have used CityInkExpress a number of times for our HP Envy 4500 Printer and Continuous Ink System.

We have telephoned them for advice as to which ink to purchase (as our printer is a little old) and have been very happy with their recommendations in terms of suitability, efficiency and cost.

We have found their service both responsive and reliable and are more than happy to use them again and recommend them

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As always with CityInkExpress continuous ink systems, the installation was a breeze thanks to the very helpful videos and the quality of the products. If ever I do have a query about the installation or day-to-day running, response times to emails are very short and the information is always useful.

 

Compared to other systems I have tried, these are by far the easiest to fit and maintain, spare parts are always available, and the build quality is second to none. The videos walk you through every stage of the way.

The only criticism I could have is to use white printers in the videos if possible, sometimes it is hard to see what is being done inside a black printer, but there again the explanations are very good.

 

I would not hesitate to recommend these ink flow systems, you will not be disappointed!

I was tired of buying miniature ink cartridges, and a friend recommended CityInkExpress. Not sure of what I needed I phoned for advice and was impressed with the knowledge of the lady I talked to, who knew all of the makes and models in detail. She recommended the Brother DCP T510W with internal ink storage.

 

I have now installed it (very easy instructions) and it is performing brilliantly in b/w and colour. I was previously thinking of a laser printer, but this is every bit as good.

I am very happy with my choice and with CityInkExpress' advice.

I received my order today I followed your installation videos on YouTube and it only took 15 minutes to install.

I have my own tattoo studio and I have already printed over 400 pages of tattoos and it doesn't even look like any ink has been used. Great product thank you.