Is Formulabs Ink decent for Canon Pixma?


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BD

I'm reviewing my options for feeding my Pixma 4000 and 5000.

I've found a vendor who agreed to share which kind of ink they use in
their cartridges; in this case it's Formulabs.

Anyone have opinions? I've looked around in the group a bit, and found
some cautions - but I thought I'd seen posts which cite Formulabs as
being among the favored manufacturers in the Pixma camp.

??

Thanks,

BD.
 
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measekite

Maybe it is and maybe it is not. Since they do not brand their own
stuff it is very difficult to find a track record. Who is the vendor?
How do you know they are telling the truth? If they will not put that
in writing then you really never know if you can trust them. Do they
also have pigmented ink as well?

There are so many unknowns.
 
B

BD

Maybe it is and maybe it is not.

Shut the f*ck up. Obviously I wasn't talking to you. Obviously your
opinion is known to all, as it never changes. I do NOT need you to spew
your age-old closed-minded dogmatic vomit all over the group.

I was asking people who had actually USED something other than
OE-frickin-M, not people who get all their opinions from PC Mag and
from some schmeeb who rides mountain bikes on the Santa Cruz Mountains.

Your opinion is of ZERO value.

And clearly, you refuse to accept this. So, lucky for you, I will be
here, to keep on reminding you.

Look into my eyes. ZEEEEEEE...RO.
 
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George E. Cawthon

BD said:
I'm reviewing my options for feeding my Pixma 4000 and 5000.

I've found a vendor who agreed to share which kind of ink they use in
their cartridges; in this case it's Formulabs.

Anyone have opinions? I've looked around in the group a bit, and found
some cautions - but I thought I'd seen posts which cite Formulabs as
being among the favored manufacturers in the Pixma camp.

??

Thanks,

BD.
I use FormulaLabs. Could not detect a difference
in color from the original Canon cartridges in
color prints on glossy photo or normal paper or
black text on normal paper.
 
F

frank

BD said:
Shut the f*ck up. Obviously I wasn't talking to you. Obviously your
opinion is known to all, as it never changes. I do NOT need you to spew
your age-old closed-minded dogmatic vomit all over the group.

I was asking people who had actually USED something other than
OE-frickin-M, not people who get all their opinions from PC Mag and
from some schmeeb who rides mountain bikes on the Santa Cruz Mountains.

Your opinion is of ZERO value.

And clearly, you refuse to accept this. So, lucky for you, I will be
here, to keep on reminding you.

Look into my eyes. ZEEEEEEE...RO.
hehehe...good one BD!
Frank
 
B

BD

I use FormulaLabs. Could not detect a difference
in color from the original Canon cartridges in
color prints on glossy photo or normal paper or
black text on normal paper.
Good to know. I've seen other forum posts that say that some of the
cyan is off, making skin tones to washed out...

But, if there's one person out there that uses it, that's good enough
for me to try it.

Thanks!
 
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zakezuke

BD said:
But, if there's one person out there that uses it, that's good enough
for me to try it.
yes, the big choices seem to be

1. Formulabs
2. Image-Specalists

Hobbicolors product is also popular, but they in all fairness are not a
manufacturer. MIS is also a reseller but are listed as being an
offical distributor of Image-Specalists, as is weink.
http://www.image-specialists.com/GlobalDistributors.htm

I only have direct experence with MIS and Hobbicolors, and my
hobbicolor experence is very limited.
 
B

BD

I only have direct experence with MIS and Hobbicolors, and my
hobbicolor experence is very limited.
Alrighty. When my OEM stuff runs out, and I decide what to go with,
I'll post any opinions I arrive at.
 
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George E. Cawthon

BD said:
Good to know. I've seen other forum posts that say that some of the
cyan is off, making skin tones to washed out...

But, if there's one person out there that uses it, that's good enough
for me to try it.

Thanks!
The paper used is important too. I used the same
paper (Costco 8-1/2 x 11 photo paper) with both
the OEM and the ForumulaLabs, so in my case paper
change was not a factor.

If the hue and color depth is not what you like
with a particular ink/paper combination, you can
adjust colors (and make a color profile) in the
print driver for that particular combination of
ink and paper.
 

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