Is HP ink compatible with Canon Printers?

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I have some left over bulk ink from a HP ink jet printer (DeskJet 820Cxi).
Can I use this in a Canon i560?
 

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"JuanKnighter" <juanknighter@hotmail.com> wrote in message news:<10ntap423emd3e3@corp.supernews.com>...
> I have some left over bulk ink from a HP ink jet printer (DeskJet 820Cxi).
> Can I use this in a Canon i560?

You could end up paying a lot more for ink in the long run by trying
that. Aside from the thermal qualities, the shade of ink will
probably not be exactly the same. A different shade of ink will
contaminate the felt pad (whatever material it is made of) on the
printhead where the ink cartride mates with the printhead. Once that
is contaminated with the wrong shade, you will have to run a ton of
ink through the printhead to get rid of the contamination. Sell the
left over HP ink on ebay or dump it and buy ink specifically for the
i560.
 

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Mo wrote:

>> I have some left over bulk ink from a HP ink jet printer (DeskJet 820Cxi).
>> Can I use this in a Canon i560?
>
>You could end up paying a lot more for ink in the long run by trying
>that. Aside from the thermal qualities, the shade of ink will
>probably not be exactly the same.

Worse than that, the HP ink is designed for 5 picoliter droplets. The
Canon uses 5 and 2 picoliter droplets, so the HP ink may clog the 2PL
jets.

Try finding a friend or coworker with an HP printer and give it or sell
it for a low price to them.
 

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