Are you looking for a cheaper alternative to genuine cartridges? s2m2 has a full range of generic ink cartridges which represent a big saving over the genuine product without sacrificing print quality. Since 2007 we have been retailing the same brand of Canon Ink Cartridges and they have proven to be extremely reliable and trouble free. Canon Inkjet printers are in general very reliable and they are one of the best choices to buy as they work incredibly well with generic inks.
One of the reasons for this is the fact that they use a "Thermal Printhead". The thermal printhead is much less succeptible to clogging compared to the piezo head used in most other printers. For this reason you can leave the printers idle for long periods of time without the print head clogging.
Why we recommend Canon Printers
As mentioned previously Canon printers are very popular as they work extremely well with non genuine inks. Canon inkjet printers were, and still are widely used for printing onto discs. For some reason Canon removed the disc printing feature from many of it's latest printers and this has forced consumers to turn to other brands which still have the disc printing option. We still prefer and recommend Canon Inkjet printers as they are very good printers and relatively cheap to operate if using compatible inks.
Canon Printer Issues
Canon printers are still the preffered choice of many people and justifiably so. They very rarely have any major problems however with the thermal print head it needs to be looked after to achieve a long life. To maintain a healthy print head print regularly, make sure that you remove the breather tape at the top of the cartridge before installing and NEVER run your cartridges untill they are completely dry.
The thermal printhead needs ink flowing through it to keep the mini resistors inside cool. When no ink is present as in the case of an expired cartridge then the tiny resistors can overheat rendering the print head useless. Generally the print head is the first component to fail on Canon Inkjet printers, sometimes due to abuse and sometimes simply because it is the most fragile part of the printer.