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These inks are a good price/value alternative to the OEM brand. The color rendition appears very similar with the OEM colors, except for the black. The black does not seem to be as dark as OEM black. However, it is not so noticeable as to be a distraction. The cartridges fit and perform like the OEM. I can not comment about longevity of the color on the print because I have only been using these inks for a couple of months. So far, very pleased.
I print fotos for reference for oil painting, acting headshots, occasional art print and photo for display and for the price these inks do a fine job. If I were a pro photographer, of course I’d stick with Canon but I’d probably be using a higher end printer then. Cheers
Sadly, I have purchased this ink twice...the first time the ink was fantastic. Clear, vibrant, long lasting. The second batch I purchased sadly ALL of the photos have now faded. This means the gifts I gave as well....embarrassing. And of course, it is outside the return window as I purchase inks ahead of time so as to not get caught in a project without ink. Sadly, I would not purchase this again, nor would I recommend them anymore.
UPDATE JAN 2021: This item almost DOUBLED IN PRICE. Seriously? If it stays this costly, no it isn't worth it. Back to the search for cheaper ink again, I guess.
I just started creating prints of my artwork (using the Canon Pixma Pro100 Printer, clip studio as the program), and wanted a cheaper alternative to the canon ink prices. Overall I'm pretty happy with these. I've noticed that it prints art files and scans a little better than actual photographs (probably due to my artwork being softer lines and colors that a true and blue photograph), but for what I need it for it does very well! Still trying to make it a perfect match, but it's a solid 90% of the way there, so I use this ink quite a bit. I always have a backup pack of these, but can honestly say it's a solid product, and I've never had complaints of the print quality, or color fading or anything like that (knock on wood). Is it exactly the canon ink, not *quiiiite* there, Magenta goes pretty fast (though to be honest I do think that's just the printer); but is it worth the cost difference so I can relay those savings to my clients? Absolutely. The *only* reason it's not perfect is it's just a hair duller than the cannon ink, and a little heavy on the light gray. You wouldn't notice it unless you knew what you were looking for in a direct comparison. Hope this helps!
LATEST ADDITION: Been using Nexpage ink for 2 years and no problems. VERY high quality stunning prints. My Epson Pixma 100 eats a lot of ink but delivers. Nexpage ink is a fraction of the price of Canon ink and works flawlessly. I think you will be happy with gallery quality prints with this ink! --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- NEW ADDITION: The Nexpage ink is great ink at a great price. After many cartridges, very happy with the quality of the prints using this ink. ORIGINAL POST: I admit I just bought the Canon Pixma 100 printer so the verdict is still out but I have owned and serviced printers all my life. I printed maybe 100 letter size photos before my Canon OEM ink started to run out. I have replaced them with these ink cartridges and have seen NO DIFFERENCE in printouts (Gallery Quality) and 6 of 8 cartridges are now NEXTPAGE (Careful, I had one leak but no big deal).
I bought a set of Canon replacements too, which I will swap in after these NEXTPAGE cartridges run out and then do some more, closer side by side comparisons. But I have to tell you, if I have to do side by side comparisons to detect any difference, then these ink cartridges are my choice - 1/4 the price of the Canon OEM inks. BTW, they are plug and print, no problems or warnings from the Pixma 100. They click in firmly and seem to play nice with the printer. Finally, I cannot vouch for all generic inks but this products seems great. Still, who knows, my printer could go out to lunch tomorrow because of junky pigment or dry cartridges or sinister cosmic rays. Like I said, the verdict is still out. Thanks for reading and I hope this was helpful to you.
These cartridges work as described. I purchased these for a just purchased used printer that I thought would need massive amount of print-head cleaning, which it did not :). Tried these cartridges for printing of photos and was very impressed as to the color and saturation produced. Given that this set was 1/5th of the cost of the same Canon set of cartridges, I'll be using these for the foreseeable future. the only question I have at this time is how long will the prints last as to color. Have left a couple of prints out in the sun to see how that effects the coloration, so far after 1 1/2 of solid daylight sun the prints are holding up .
Given the very high cost of the manufacturer's print cartridges, these are a no-brainier decision.
As a side note, make sure your monitor is calibrated (brightness and color) to get the best results from any printer.