What do MR members recommend for Canon inkjet refills?

Discussion in 'Design and Graphics' started by Sill, Nov 1, 2015.

  1. Sill macrumors 6502a

    Nov 14, 2014
    My MG6120 Canon is near the bottom of each cartridge and I can no longer use tricks to get it to print black and white when the color cartridges are out. Yes, I'm sure I need yellow to print grayscale. o_O

    Due to the extra high cost of OEM cartridges, I believe I have three options - buy generic cartridges, buy a refill kit, or buy a new printer. Since the scanner still works very well on this I'd prefer to just keep it. Doing a lot of research it seems all the generic replacement cartridge and refill kit info is mostly on HP and a few Epson printers. Doing a search for "best inkjet refill" gets me to some ancient PC World articles that are specifically for the HP printers, but still contain useful info for those printers, not Canon. A search for "best MG 6120 inkjet refill" just takes me to Amazon sale pages for model specific parts. That doesn't tell me what actually works, and neither do the reviews.

    An hour later, I figure I'd just ask people who've already walked this road. Did you get refills or generic cartridges? What sources can you recommend?
  2. firedept macrumors 603


    Jul 8, 2011
    I refill my cartridges. Just have to make sure that you are getting a decent refill ink. I have been using Precision Colors for my supplies. As I use my printer for proofing, it is important that I have the best ink for the job. I have never had a problem with any of their inks and have been saving a bundle of money.

    It will come down to what you are using your printer for. If I was doing photography work, then I would most likely buy OEM. Color proofing, as long as the refill ink is comparable to OEM. Generic refills only if I was just doing your average printing and even then refilling is cheaper.
  3. Supermacguy macrumors 6502

    Jan 3, 2008
    Refilling your own is not difficult at all, but even being very careful you will want some latex gloves and paper towels handy. I have done it for a few years and it's easy. My brand of ink/cartridge was not the best and I have had trouble with magenta and yellow ever since doing it myself. I am not sure how to tell what's a "good" brand vs "not good".

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