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Canon Cartridges

PostPosted: Sun Aug 31, 2008 9:16 pm
by scottwramsay
I feel a wee bit guilty about starting this thread but it's not technically purely photography equipment so I didn't stick it in the sticky-thread at the top of the list. Moderators: I won't be offended if you disagree :D .

So here's the thing: does anyone know the difference between a regular old colour cartridge and a photo cartridge as Canon define them? I've got a Pixma MP610 and it's built and sold as a photo printer, advertised to take the regular colour ones (plus an extra black cartridge for plain old document printing).

But now I see that alongside the regular magenta (code CLI-8M) you can buy a "photomagenta" (code CLI-8PM). I can't for the life of me find out what's different (not even the price, although the compatibility list for the fancy one is shorter). And what's more puzzling is that I can only find these new versions in magenta and cyan unless I go searching abroad.

Anyone got any experience with 'em?

(P.S. I know I said that my MP610 was advertised as taking the regular flavour, but it's in the compatibility lists for the photo ones.)

Re: Canon Cartridges

PostPosted: Sun Aug 31, 2008 9:29 pm
by Peetabix
I think the photo ink can print colours more in line with any colour profiles you have installed for the printer. Normal ink doesn't have the same range. I hope that's not too far out.

Re: Canon Cartridges

PostPosted: Mon Sep 01, 2008 4:05 am
photo ones i think are pigment dye, should last longer & have brighter colours. Oh if i remember correctly they have slightly less ink

Re: Canon Cartridges

PostPosted: Sun Feb 22, 2009 6:50 pm
by Lucky Poet
I bought myself a Canon MP620 the other week and am now lost in a labyrinthine nightmare of ICC profiles, Lightroom settings and paper choices. Waah! 8O