Spring and Summer 2017, we chose to review the Pro-1 inkset and embarked on significantly improving it. At this point we think we have largely succeeded. We have improved the color and balance significantly and have now allowed the user to use our inksets with profiles created for the OEM inkset. We improved the B&W linearity as well. One of the greatest challenges we faced was to find a red ink that was close to the OEM. The color balance of the other 11 inks was so close to OEM we kept attempting to improve the red in multiple rounds spanning over three months.
The current red ink offered has some compromises that the user must assess. It will not reproduce high saturated red and extreme dark red as well as the Canon OEM Red. If the user wishes to maintain similar performance as the OEM Red ink, then we suggest continuing to purchase the Canon OEM Red. When all 11 inks are used, the user can expect 75% savings over OEM inks. When the OEM red ink is used in conjenction with the balance of the 11 inks, the user still saves 70%. We have not given up on the Red as yet. We have tried several variations of red and none were suitably close to the OEM to warrant a change or having a Signature Edition label. We will continue to seek out a suitable red matching the balance of the 11 inks.
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Be especially careful that the correct ink shades are used when refilling. If the incorrect color ink is injected, the complete contents of the cartridge will need to be disposed. If it was used in the printer, then a lot of cleaning cycles ( BAD) will be required to flush the incorrect color out of the ink lines. So do not double check the shade of the ink but TRIPLE CHECK before filling.
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