Cartridges in Canon Pixma Printers -are they chipped


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My old Canon BJC-4400 is finally succumbing to old age and infirmity. The only reason I have persisted with it is that I can refill the cartridges, black & colour, with proprietary inks providing me with adequate quality at huge savings over either the Canon cartridges or non-Canon equivalents.

I am considering purchasing either a Canon Pixma IP4850 or IP2702. The cartridges for the former are CLI 526C,526M,526Y and526BK and for the latter are PG512 & PG513.

I have been unable to ascertain whether these cartridges are "refillable". Are they chipped and if so can the chip be reset?

Help would be greatly appreciated.

Many thanks.

DocLee
 
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I think that both sets of cartridges do have chips that would need reseting before re-filling. A good alternative would be to purchase compatible cartridges (cheaper 3rd party cartridges), they are widely available for both printers.
 
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Yes most of the big printer companies not only chip their cartridges, but they'll actually tell you they're empty when they've got perhaps 20% capacity - in my opinion is by far HP the worst.
 

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