Similar quality to Canon ink - much cheaper than Canon ink cartridges
* Formulated for Canon PG, CL, PGI & CLI printer ink tanks and cartridges * Similar properties to Canon OEM inks (colour balance, drying rate etc) * Cleaning additives reduce clogging and improve ink flow & cartridge life * Shelf life 24 months * Not Chinese or universal ink
If you already bought a Canon ink refill kit, or refillable ink tanks...keep the tools that came with it and buy the ink separately here in 50, 125, 250 or 500ml bottles. These are the same high quality inks as supplied with InkBank refill kits and refillable cartridge deals. No tools included with bulk ink...syringes, plugs etc can be purchased separately here.
It's easy to find the correct ink for your Canon ink cartridges (or ink tanks)...
For Canon desktop printers from 2005/06 until 2013:
Combination of InkBank C5 black (pigment) and C8 photo black & colour dye ink works well in most Canon ink printers except the all pigment models. If your Canon ink printer is 1 - 7 years old and uses Chromalife100 or Chromalife100+ cartridges or ink tanks, you want the C5/C8 ink set. Find it further down this page.
Inkbank C5/C8 ink is almost identical to genuine Canon "Chromalife100" and "Chromalife100+" ink and you can expect similar print results (*) on most (not all) paper types, printable CD/DVD's etc. It is formulated specifically for Canon printers and optimised for vibrant and accurate colour and monochrome output on variety of inkjet printable media including plain (copy) paper, high resolution paper, quality matte, semi gloss or gloss photo paper, printable CD's, DVD's, greeting cards, inkjet labels etc.
(*) Canon claim 100+ year photo album print life with Chromalife 100 dye inks. You will not achieve anywhere near that print life with C8 or any other dye ink - not in real life anyway.
For late model Canon desktop printers (from 2014):
New colour (BCMY) ink set for Canon CLI651 ink tanks CL646 cartridges just released (August 2014). It provides closer colour match than C8 in the latest Canon models. Other properties are similar to C8.
The C5 black (pigment) ink from previous Canon series works just as well in the latest printer models.
Note: If you're upgrading from earlier model Canon printer and have some C8 colour ink left over, it's quite ok to use it up in CLI-651 & CL-646. If printing photos or high quality graphics, you may notice the tones are not 100% correct and print with noticeable green tint. It is fairly easy to correct this through the printer software colour management. Go to 'Printer properties' then 'Main' then select 'Manual' Colour/Intensity and 'Set'. On the 'Manual adjustment' page you can either adjust the magenta slider to +10 to boost the M or for more accurate adjustment tick 'Print a pattern for colour adjustment'. After you set the paper type & size in the next window, the printer will print a series of prints with different colour settings. Find the one that looks the closest to what it should be and adjust the colour sliders to the values written under that print. When finished...don't forget to un-tick 'Print a pattern for colour adjustment' otherwise all your prints will print in the 'test' format'!
Note: All Canon printers with two black ink tanks (eg. Canon iP3600, iP4200, iP4300, iP4500, iP4600, iP4680, iP4700, iP4850, iP4950, iP5300, iP7260, MP500, MP540, MP550, MP560, MP600, MP610, MP620, MP630, MP640, MP810, MP830, MP960, MP970, MP980, MP990, MG5150, MG5250, MG5350, MG5460, MG6150, MG6250, MG6360, MG6460, MG8150, MG8250, MX850, MX860, MX870, MX885, MX6650 etc) use different type of ink in each black ink tank (dye in one tank, pigment in the other). The bigger black tank is always pigment (PG) - the smaller tank is dye (CL) photo ink.
For older Canon printers (manufactured before 2005/06):
C10 pigment is similar to Canon Lucia ink as used in Canon pigment photo printers. It can also be used in Canon printers intended for dye ink - with some adjustments, but this is not recommended for beginners. You will need to create a new ICC profile to compensate for the weaker (pigment) colours. Without a profile, graphics and photos print weak and look "washed out". C10 pigment is also much slower drying. Unless you NEED extended fade resistance, stick to the ink type recommended below.
Scroll down to order - or check what ink your printer uses in the table below...