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NEWS

New OCP inks for Canon ink tanks available

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Canon has released a new generation of inkjet cartridges with the PGI-520 and CLI-521

Canon has released a new generation of inkjet cartridges with the PGI-520 and CLI-521. These cartridges are the successors to the PGI-5 and CLI-8 cartridges. Like the previous models, the PGI-520 and CLI-521 cartridges are composed of a five color single ink tank with pigmented black for text printing and photo black, cyan, yellow, and magenta for photo printing. Canon has also added a new intelligent chip for the ink level indicator.

These new cartridges are compatible with the printer series Pixma iP3600, iP4600, MP540, MP620, MP630, MP980 and MX860, which are equipped with the FINE printhead technology. The picture on the left shows the Pixma iP4600 (successor to the popular iP4500), which looks identical to the smaller iP3600 from the outside but differs in the printhead equipment.

The number of nozzles in the iP4600 printhead has been decreased compared to the iP4500. The printhead of the cheaper iP3600 has been improved by the photo black cartridge and the 1 picoliter drop size, which results in better photo printing quality.

Printhead

iP 3600

iP 4600

Black Pigment

320 nozzles

320 nozzles

Photo Black Dye

256 nozzles

512 nozzles

Cyan

768 nozzles

1536 nozzles

Magenta

768 nozzles

1536 nozzles

Yellow

256 nozzles

512 nozzles

 

 

 

 


The main difference between the PGI-520 & CLI-521 and the current PGI-5 & CLI-8 cartridges is the size. The new cartridge models are smaller than the old ones and contain less ink. Additionally the foam of the cartridge is not visible as it is completely hidden behind black plastic and only a small window reveals a sight to the front ink chamber. Due to the lower filling amout compared to the PGI-5 & CLI-8 cartridges, the page yield has decreased. The cartridges have to be changed more often and the price per page has increased.

The main important facts about these cartridges are:

Type

Europe, Africa, Oceania

America

Asia

Page
Yield*

Black Pigment

PGI-520BK

PGI-220BK

PGI-820BK

350 pages

Photo Black

CLI-521BK

CLI-221BK

CLI-821BK

1875 pages

Cyan

CLI-521C

CLI-221C

CLI-821C

505 pages

Magenta

CLI-521M

CLI-221M

CLI-821M

471 pages

Yellow

CLI-521Y

CLI-221Y

CLI-821Y

505 pages

*Yield declared by the OEM in conformance with ISO/IEC24711, printed with corresponding ISO testchart

We are pleased to announce, after extensive tests by our R & D department, that we have released a new line of compatible OCP inks with quality equal to the OEM.

OCP’s number one goal is to produce high quality ink that is equal to the OEM inks and their performance. You, the customer, can expect that a cartridge filled with OCP inks will result in both optically comparable printout and light fastness (the property which OEM’s often argue is not comparable.)

To grant this light fastness, a special type of dye had to be used for the cyan ink. Therefore you, as our customer, will have the certainty that printouts with OCP inks will result in comparable data regarding the light fastness as the OEM.

The product codes of the suitable OCP inks for those cartridges are:

Printer

Region

OEM Cartridge

Type

OCP Ink(s)

Canon
Pixma iP3600, iP4600, MP540, MP620, MP630, MP980, MX860

Europe
Africa Oceania

PGI-520BK

Black Pigment

BKP 44

CLI-521BK

Photo Black Dye

BK 124

CLI-521C

Cyan

C 144

CLI-521M

Magenta

M 144

CLI-521Y

Yellow

Y 144

Canon
Pixma iP3600, iP4600, MP540, MP620, MP630, MP980, MX860

America

PGI-220BK

Black Pigment

BKP 44

CLI-221BK

Photo Black Dye

BK 124

CLI-221C

Cyan

C 144

CLI-221M

Magenta

M 144

CLI-221Y

Yellow

Y 144

Canon
Pixma iP3680, iP4680, MP545, MP 548, MP628, MP638, MP988, MX868

Asia

PGI-820BK

Black Pigment

BKP 44

CLI-821BK

Photo Black Dye

BK 124

CLI-821C

Cyan

C 144

CLI-821M

Magenta

M 144

CLI-821Y

Yellow

Y 144

An updated compatibility list for Canon printers is available at the OCP website (www.ocp.de). Samples are - as always - available on demand in 0.25 kg packaging. For individual samples and quantities please inform us about your detailed demand.

Your OCP Sales team!