Various high quality multipacks of the Canon PGI550/CLI551 are now available in Ireland as compatible ink cartridges. The black and colour Canon ink cartridges are available for as little as €3.42 per cartridge. That equates to less than a cent for a page with 5% coverage (black text) and just over as cent for the text in colour. The quality of the compatible PGI550/CLI551 inks is fine for every day general-purpose printing at home and in the office. The results when printing images are also excellent for home printing. Many people are now making the switch to make big savings on the cost of original brand Canon ink cartridges. Sometimes when using the compatible ink there may be a cartridge recognition issue. This can be resolved by simply holding down the stop button (usually marked with a red triangle inside a circle) for five seconds and then releasing. This will bypass the printer’s sensor for cartridge recognition and you will be able to print on regardless, it may also disable the ink monitor so you may not be able to read the ink volumes but the cartridges should work perfectly.