Whether you are a long-time shopper from our online store, or you have only recently begun to purchase from us the essentials for your Canon wide-format printer, you might have noticed that the inks we offer for the Japanese brand’s printers are solely Canon’s own official inks.

In other words, we do not offer “Canon-compatible” inks from alternative, third-party brands – and there are very good reasons for this.

Firstly, we believe strongly here at Prizma Graphics that if you aspire to achieve the best possible results from your Canon wide-format printer, you should always choose genuine Canon inks.

These are easy to identify, thanks to the Canon gold hologram logo on their packaging, and purchasing them enables you to ensure all the quality and reliability you can only be sure of getting when you choose genuine Canon products.

Is it worth taking the risk on third-party inks for a Canon printer?

In a word: no.

Although the selling prices of many third-party inks may seem attractive, such inks can cause issues with your printer, and will invalidate your printhead warranty.

This, in turn, can lead to expensive engineer visits for the replacement of printheads and inks. Any initial savings you gain by purchasing third-party inks, then, are likely to prove a false economy.

What difference does ink ‘quality’ make to print results?

To give an example of what we mean when we refer to the “quality” of genuine Canon inks, consider the corporation’s LUCIA inks, which have been specially developed in Canon’s own laboratories for the printing systems of ImagePROGRAF machines.

Canon LUCIA inks are produced in optimal conditions, with a unique composition, using only high-quality and tested raw materials. They are also subject to thorough testing procedures, to help ensure a consistently high quality of print results for all manner of applications.

Not only do Canon LUCIA pigment inks resist humidity and offer a perfect appearance even outdoors, but when water-resistant media is used, the resulting prints will also be superbly weather-resistant and long-lasting for up to six months, even if they aren’t laminated.

Don’t accept anything less than the best inks for your Canon wide-format printer

Tested and approved by Canon themselves, the genuine Canon inks that we stock at Prizma Graphics are the ones you can always depend on to give you the best printing quality – as shown through their high colour consistency, wide colour gamut, and exceptional vibrancy.

The pigment ink particles of Canon genuine inks remain close to the surface, which allows for bold and expressive colour expression. In addition, you can expect Canon’s own inks to make possible the finest lines and details, with high clarity.

In short, you really don’t need to consider any third-party inks for a Canon wide-format printer – especially given the huge stock levels of genuine Canon inks that we can deliver to you by the next day if you order before 3pm