The search for the best value ink cartridges does not always generate the same results as the search for the cheapest ink cartridges in Ireland. There are several things to take into account when you search for Canon inkjet cartridges. There is a vast difference between original brand cartridges and compatibles. The Canon ink cartridges will offer you up to 70% discount against original brand and there are plenty of good quality cartridges currently on the market with Irish suppliers.
Canon compatible inks are of a similar quality to the original brand except for the high-resolution photo printers, this is where you may notice a difference in final print quality. For general every day printing both at home and in the office, compatible cartridges should be more than adequate. The range of printer that use the Canon CLI 521 and CLI 526 ink cartridges work perfectly well with the compatible and provides very satisfactory results. If the printer cartridge is very cheap, unboxed and sold without any form of guarantee then it is probably worth steering clear of. It’s better to pay slightly more for a good quality ink cartridge that will give you more reliability than the very cheapest ink cartridge you find. The on-line supplier where you buy the ink (it’s going to be an on-line supplier who will offer you the best deal) should offer a money back guarantee with all the ink cartridges they supply.
Many on-line suppliers will have multipack deals with their ink cartridges and this will certainly bring down the price of an individual ink cartridge. The Canon CLI8 colour ink cartridges are especially good value printing over 420 pages @ 5% coverage. Canon printers can be bought on-line at budget prices but it’s worth checking the prices of the replacement cartridges before you buy. Try to avoid false economy by buying a cheap printer that uses expensive cartridges, or worse still, a printer that will not work with compatible inks. A good way to search for a reasonably priced printer is to contact an on-line supplier of compatible inks that will sell you a Canon printer (or any other brand for that matter), that is guaranteed to work with compatibles. This supplier will have tried and tested the printer with it’s own range of compatible inks and will stand over any issues that arise with the printer.