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Anyone have suggestions for good, reliable sources for ink and toner for a Canon Pixma MP600 (does NOT take the really common BCI inks, unfortunately) or an HP Laserjet 2100?

I've had fairly good success with non-OEM toner - although the last lot at $44 some odd USD before we moved back to Toronto wasn't such a great deal; I seem to have to take the cartridge out and give it a good shake quite often. It's NOWHERE near empty, but occasionally seems to think it is. Sometimes it would appear that you DO get what you paid (or in this case, didn't pay) for!

Ink for the MP 600 I'm a little more concerned about - I once had 3rd party ink play a role in the death of an Epson 850. I have used them in our Canon i860 without incident though. I generally do NOT use the inkjet printers for printing photos (other than on photo note cards) expecting archival quality or anything - though don't want complete junk/problems either.

Anyone know anything about these guys for instance?

http://www.canadainks.ca/index.asp?id=2530&tgt=showpdts&brand=4

http://exceltoner.ca/index.php?cPath=2&osCsid=covh5o494ah6fpvpm3rtro9n81

http://www.cartridgeworld.ca/default.aspx (and how does it work with this operation - do you take your old cartridges to them and then have to come back later for the refilled??) I don't want to refill the current Laserjet toner cartridge since I think the thing is dodgy to begin with!
 

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I've not had any issues previously with the laser printer's cartridges - sure, you need to shake 'em (gently) when they truly are running out of toner, but this one has been acting badly since it was new. I'd already sent one totally non-functioning cartridge back, which they replaced at no charge despite the fact that I'd actually HAD it for 7 months, but just hadn't had to install it. Anyway, it has made me a little suspicious of deals that appear to be too good to be true, though I'm fully aware that the printer companies make all their money on the ink and toner, not the printers, so the vast discrepancy between the cheapest third-party ink and toner carts and the name-brand is a little artificial and not necessarily completely reflective of quality.

So - anyone had any experience with any of the outfits I linked to above? Any other suggestions?
 

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Funny that this thread I started over 2 years ago should pop up again - I just went and bought a bunch of ink for the MP600 and my son's i860 at Staples today. They now carry their own brand for the MP600, which they did not offer in Canada when we first moved back. However, they're not a whole lot cheaper, so perhaps I'll try yahootoners next time. Have you been happy with the quality, theexpert?

(not looking for archival quality photo printing here - that sort of work gets sent to the photo printers!)
 

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This thread just keeps on popping up again...I started it 4.5 years ago!

For the last couple of years I've been using 123 Ink Cartridges Canada - they offer good prices and I've had no issues with their inks or toner. Free shipping on orders over $49.99. :)
 
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