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Canon PG37/CL38 Only Starter Cartridges, Go For The PG40/CL41 Higher Yield!!
on 1 June 2012
When Canon sell you a new printer they only give you starter cartridges with it which hold a very small amount of ink in them PG-37 black and the CL-38 colour cartridges. I was using about 3 black and 2 colours cartridge per month and it was costing me a small fortune. I later found out that Canon do a higher yield versions of the PG-37 & CL-38 cartridges which cost only a few pounds more but hold more ink in them than the starter cartridges which I was using before. What you need is a Canon PG-40 on the black which hold 16mls of ink rather than the 11mls of ink that is in the PG-37 starter cartridge and on the colour what you should be using is a Canon CL-41 which holds 12mls rather than the 9mls which is in the CL-38 colour starter cartridge. I can even go one better, I now use a company called advantage online who stock the Canon originals plus British premium compatible PG-40 and CL-41 cartridges which hold 20mls black and 24mls colour. I have used them a couple of times so far and have been quite impressed. I hope you don't fall into the Canon trap of selling a very good printer (ip1600) at a very cheap price and then trying to charge you load of money for starter cartridges which are nearly empty.