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Canon MG 5320 printer cartridges

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#1 ssoscar


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Posted 13 January 2012 - 12:19 PM

Canon MG 5320 printer.This printer uses 5 cartridges. I have set it to print in [b]greyscale but the color cartridges have to be replaced very, very often. Is there an explanation?


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Posted 13 January 2012 - 02:44 PM

That's the game plan for all inkjet printers...ink sales are the revenue generators. That's one reason why it's often cheaper to just buy a new inkjet...rather than buy ink (although the ink with new inkjets is intentionally diminished).


Also...printing photos uses more ink than printing documents.

If you do high-volume printing, you ought to look at color laser printers. The ink goes farther, the cost comparison to inkjets...I believe it's favorable for the lasers.


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Posted 13 January 2012 - 06:45 PM

To add to Louis

I believe that every time you turn it on it does a head cleaning of all the inks.
If you always leave it on I believe it does a head clean periodically anyway.

That uses up the inks.

If you only need Monochrome printing then a Laser may be a better option for you. Depending on which toner you buy as a replacement you can get up to 7500 pages on a toner.

How many pages do you print a day? That defines the duty cycle and helps determine what printer to get.

Edited by rotor123, 13 January 2012 - 06:47 PM.

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