Cartridges in Canon Pixma Printers -are they chipped

Discussion in 'Ink Cartridges, Toner and Refills' started by doclee, Oct 4, 2011.

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    doclee

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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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