Hello I live in a PAL region, so I got a canon MP220. First thing first, I try to order ink online from US companies and there are only MP210 and MP240 cartridges. Will they work? You see my last printer was in like late 2002 , Epson, which really went bad and ink was expensive(like $30 for black!) and it only printed few prints before it had to recalibrate or whatever or it was going to mix colors. And this process like consumes 10% of the ink. I stopped printing, thats it. Fast forward to 2009, and after a little bit of research, people tell me Canons are really good and not consume much. So I get a printer, and guess what, its the same old story. I do not need to do any color fixation or whatever but I am not really happy with ink usage or price. We get like maybe 50 or 70 pages before the ink needs replacement. I am talking black and white photocopies , no full color pictures. I figured ok fine, I will buy from this online place I know 123inkjet. Price doesn't seem any less than original manufacturer's price. Its less by $2 or so. Is the hard truth of printing, or is there a way around this either to save money on ink or making current ink cartridges more effecient.