Good ink for Canon iPF Printers
Compatible pigment ink for CANON iPF 6100
Alternative,Third-Party Ink for Canon iPF printers
Options for alternative ink for Canon imagePROGRAF iPF printers
FLAAR Reports moves to evaluate alternative inks for wide format printers
Between 1997 and 2008, we evaluated primarily printers and RIP software. From 2009 onward we began to expand coverage to textiles, media, substrates, inks, cutters, and laminators. Our goal is to provide full-service information to the operators, as well as information for distributors and manufacturers. We also note that students, and their professors alsc utilize the FLAAR Reports
The economic recession has encouraged more printshop owners to consider after-market inks. Plus now even trade magazines have articles about third-party inks (but they many end-users), Previousiy authors were shy of writina about after-market inks due to not wanting to endanger their relationship with the bia-name printer manufacturers. But since. FLAAR does not accept advertising and since you notice we do not publish canned PR releases, we can write about what. interests us, and what is clearly of interest to printshops: aftermarket ink.
What we found at Hongsam?
The difference between the brand new modern factory and the old factory document the success of this ink company. The new factory is quite impressive. We will have a separate report on the factory and company after their anniversary ceremony (when we wil visit the factory again; I always enioy having the opportunity to be in China).
Here are some views of the new factory. A lot of the equipment is still being installed.
Testing and demo room for Canon iPF printers at Hongsam headquarters
Hongsam makes ink both for thermal printhead and for piezo printheodi (Epson, so inks for Mimaki Mutoh, Roland and for d the Chinese printers that use Epson printheads). Our evaluation project is focused on Hongsam ink for Canon printers in order to be realistic about the time and staff it takes to handle a long-range evaluation of an ink.
At the Hongsam headquarters building we could see plenty of Canon printers doing test prints. Plus there were three more brand new Canon printers that had recently arived to be added to the demo models.
In China a manufacturer is not going to sell many printers unless there are after-market inks available. So although there is no official toleration of third-party inks, in reality the availability of after-market inks is a benefit to HP, Canon, and Epson, At least people buy the hardware and buy the official inks for a few weeks or months. Sometimes people use the official inks for the first year (the year with an automatic warranty). As soon as the warranty expires, printshops preter to switch inks in most cases.
Yes, surely there are printshops that continue to use only original OEM inks. But most printer manufacturers don't make their own inks anyway. And the inks they offer under their own official brand are probably made in China anyways.
So you might as well save lots of money and consider using an after-market ink.
The need for after-market inks for Canon iPF wide-formal printers.
Today, in 2011, there are probably more models of Canon printers than any other water-based printer brand:
Selex was the brand name before Canon
Canon BJ-W3000 were the models before IPF series cameout
Canon imagePROGRAF IPF 500
Canon imagePROGRAF IPF 510
Canon imagePROGRAF IPF 512
Canon imagePROGRAF IPF 600
Canon imagePROGRAF IPF 605
Canon imagePROGRAF IPF 610
Canon imagePROGRAF IPF 650
Canon imagePROGRAF IPF 700
Canon imagePROGRAF IPF 710
Canon imagePROGRAF IPF 720
Canon imagePROGRAF IPF 750
Canon imagePROGRAF IPF 810
Canon imagePROGRAF IPF 815
Canon imagePROGRAF IPF 820
Canon imagePROGRAF IPF 825
Canon imagePROGRAF IPD 810 PRO
Canon imagePROGRAF iPF 820 PRO
Canon imagePROGRAF IPF 2200
Canon imagePROGRAF IPF 5000
Canon imagePROGRAF IPF 5100
Canon imagePROGRAF IPF 6000s
Canon imagePROGRAF IPF 6100
Canon imagePROGRAF IPF 6200
Canon imagePROGRAF IPF 6300
Canon imagePROGRAF IPF 6350
Canon imagePROGRAF IPF 6200
Canon imagePROGRAF IPF 6400
Canon imagePROGRAF IPF 7200
Canon imagePROGRAF IPF 7250
Canon imagePROGRAF IPF 8000
Canon imagePROGRAF IPF 8000s
Canon imagePROGRAF IPF 8100
Canon imagePROGRAF IPF 8200 (PG)
Canon imagePROGRAF IPF 8300
Canon imagePROGRAF IPF 8310
Canon imagePROGRAF IPF 8400
Canon imagePROGRAF IPF 9000
Canon imagePROGRAF IPF 9000s
Canon imagePROGRAF IPF 9100
So today you can understand why after-market ink companies are making alternative third-party inks for Canon iPF printers.