Difference Canon BCI-3 and BCI-6


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In my Canon i860 and Canon i560 printers the BCI-3ebk is a pigmented ink while the BCI-6 is a dye based ink. There is a bit of confusion regarding the two black inks that are in many of today’s printers, especially the Canon BCI-3ebk and BCI-6bk cartridges.

Refilling a Pen with InkJet Ink


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DISCLAIMER: This is one of those refill-a-hollic type things that is done for FUN more than to save money, so don’t ask “Why don’t you just buy a new pen?” I’ve been using my inkjet printer ink to refill my rolling ball pens for a while and have had mixed success, but for the most Read More …

Consumer Reports InkJet Printers-OEM


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I put a lot of faith in “Consumer Reports Magazine”… that is until I read an article about non-OEM third party ink and cartridges.  Long story short, the “report” said that it wasn’t worth the money to venture into off brand inks and cartridges.  The main reasons they site for avoiding 3rd party inks are Read More …

A Technique to clean Canon BCI-6 cartridges


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It has been generally accepted that it is difficult to refill Canon carts more than 5-10 times because they stop providing a reliable ink supply when they have been refilled too many times.  There are several theories to explain why these cart carts “clog”, but the explanation that seems to make the most sense is Read More …

Wiredbeans Inkjet Cartridge Review


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Initial Wired Beans test Summary I have been testing the “Wired Beans” carts for a little while now.  I have broken this summary into two parts – for those who use a cart once (until the printer sends a message that the ink tank is empty) and then throw it away, and for those who Read More …

Inkjet Printer-Total Cost of Ownership


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I’ve got a finance background and love MS Excel. Combine this with my addiction to refilling inkjets and here’s what you get: THE PRINTER TOTAL COST OF OWNERSHIP WORKSHEET! Please take a look and let me know what you think. The main items to look at are: • The choice to use OEM carts, generic Read More …

Best Inkjet Printer for Refilling


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In the market for an easy to refill inkjet printer? Here is my recommendation: Long story short: Get the Canon i560 or Canon i860 inkjet printer. (NOTE: up-to-date info at bottom of page) I’ve had years of experience refilling inkjet printers. My very first experience refilling was with the HP 500c and let’s just say Read More …