color difference of Canon's BCI-3, BCI-3e, BCI-6, CLI-8, ...

color difference of Canon's BCI-3, BCI-3e, BCI-6, CLI-8, ...

Post by Martin Tra » Fri, 17 Mar 2006 22:09:11



Hi all,

what's the difference of the ink within BCI-3, BCI-3e, BCI-6 or CLI-8?

CLI is the chromalife 100 ink with improved stability. The colors are
the same as the almost identical BCI-6. Exception: Magenta is
significantly different.

BCI-5 was replaced by BCI-6 and new ink
BCI-3 was replaced by BCI-3e and better ink quality (two different
swamps now)
BCI-8 should be the same ink as BCI-6 - used in BJC-8500 only

Here's an attempt of a summary:

pigmented black:
BC-01, BC-20, BC-50 (head), BC-10, BC-11e, BC-21e,BC-30e (head + ink)
BX-2 (=BC-02), BX-20, BX-3
PG-40, PG-50,
BCI-10, BCI-15, BCI-24
BCI-8Bk (60-68 ml)
BCI-3eBk (26-30 ml)
PGI-5Bk (26 ml)

dye:
BCI-3e C/M/Y/PBk/PC/PM (14-15 ml)
BCI-6 C/M/Y/Bk/PC/PM/R/G (14.5-17 ml)
BCI-8 C/M/Y/PBk/PC/PM (28-30 ml; 36 ml?)
CLI-8 C/M/Y/Bk/PC/PM (13 ml)
BCI-11 Color, BCI-12 Bk/Color, BCI-15 Color, BCI-16 Color, BCI-24 Color, ...

I assume that BCI-3e, BCI-6 and BCI-8 use the same color, while CLI-8 is
a newer ink?


- Martin
 
 
 

color difference of Canon's BCI-3, BCI-3e, BCI-6, CLI-8, ...

Post by Gary Tai » Sat, 18 Mar 2006 03:30:51

Martin Trautmann < XXXX@XXXXX.COM > wrote in



My understanding:
BCI3, BCI3e, and BCI6 use the same base formulation, but slightly
different coloring. My OCP table shows 3 and 3e the same, 6 different.
Many resellers sell one ink for BCI6 and BCI3.

BCI21=BCI3 ink, BCI24=BCI6 ink
(OCP shows different)

CLI8 is the same as BCI6, but with chrome particles added. Color may be
different. The black is supposedly deeper.
BCI7 is the same as CLI8, but only for the Japanese market.
The CLI/PGI HOC carts use the same ink as their replaceable tank
counterparts.

BCI8, its a wierd one. All I can find is that only the BJC 8500 uses it,
and it works alongside a BCI8WF cartridge to give it near photo quality
on plain paper. I suspect it might use the same ink as BCI3, if not a
special formulation. That printer is of a 1999 vintage.

 
 
 

color difference of Canon's BCI-3, BCI-3e, BCI-6, CLI-8, ...

Post by Martin Tra » Sat, 18 Mar 2006 21:54:27


Thanks - I expected that BCI-6 = BCI-3e and BCI-5 = BCI-3.


I've never seen it anywhere else.


Yes, it was a very special product.


Yes, a funny system: two cartridge slots, one for C+M+Y, the other one
either for BCI-8Bk + Ink Optimizer BCI-8WF, or better Photo Colours with
BCI-8PM, -8PC and -8PBk. Even the original volume is strange - I guess,
the original color was 28 ml, 3rd party up to 30 ml, while some sources
name 36 ml instead. The higher volume BCI-8Bk was 60-68/72 ml (WF as Bk)
 
 
 

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Post by measekit » Sun, 19 Mar 2006 01:28:26


TATER TOT REALLLY DOES NOT UNDERSTAND HE JUST LIKES TO WRITE
 
 
 

color difference of Canon's BCI-3, BCI-3e, BCI-6, CLI-8, ...

Post by Martin Tra » Thu, 23 Mar 2006 19:41:36


I was told by now that BCI-3, BCI-3e, BCI-5 and BCI-6 share the same
cartridge!?

BCI-3 -> BCI-3e has a slightly different color than
BCI-5 -> BCI-6

The formula of BCI-6 should be suitable for BCI-3 printers, but BCI-3
ink might block the print head faster in BCI-6 printers.


Printers with BCI-3 / BCI-3e:

BJC 3000 / 3010 / 6000 / 6100 / 6200 / 6500
i550 / i850/ i6100 / i6500
S 400 / 400 SP / 450 / 4500 / 500 / 520 / 530D / 600 / 630 / 6300 / 700 / 720 / 750
Multipass F30 / F50 / F60 / F80
MPC 100 / 400 / 600 / 755
Smartbase MP370 Photo / MP700 Photo / MP730 Photo


Any confirmation for that?

- Martin
 
 
 

color difference of Canon's BCI-3, BCI-3e, BCI-6, CLI-8, ...

Post by measekit » Thu, 23 Mar 2006 23:53:15

LOOK AT THIS WASTE OF TIME. YOUR PRINTER MANUAL TELLS YOU WHAT INK TO USE.
 
 
 

color difference of Canon's BCI-3, BCI-3e, BCI-6, CLI-8, ...

Post by colinc » Fri, 24 Mar 2006 05:33:21

In article Martin Trautmann says...
Locally you can't get BCI-3 or 5 any longer only 3e and 6.
BCI-3 and 5 moved to 3e and 6 with change of driver.

The i850 > i560 > iP3000 with no change in printhead but CMY changed
from BCI-3e to BCI-6 while BCI-3eBK pigmented black remained.
 
 
 

color difference of Canon's BCI-3, BCI-3e, BCI-6, CLI-8, ...

Post by measekit » Fri, 24 Mar 2006 05:51:31

MORE INCORRECT INFO. YOU CAN GET WHATEVER CANON INK THE MANUAL SPECIIED.
 
 
 

color difference of Canon's BCI-3, BCI-3e, BCI-6, CLI-8, ...

Post by Larry Lync » Fri, 24 Mar 2006 06:39:14

In article < XXXX@XXXXX.COM >,
XXXX@XXXXX.COM says...

According to Canon, www.inksupply.com, and my local dealer, the carts
were changed but the ink was not.

The carts will work in any printer that uses that style up to and
including the ip 4000 and the i950/i960 type all the way back to the old
S800.

Larry ***
 
 
 

color difference of Canon's BCI-3, BCI-3e, BCI-6, CLI-8, ...

Post by colinc » Fri, 24 Mar 2006 07:35:10

In article measekite says...
Not here in NZ. In fact BCI3 and BCI5 printers are so old most Canon
critics would be surprised to find them in use still.

Don't know why I'm bothering but even the Canon Europe PDF
"Compatibility Chart for Canon Inkjet Cartridges for Europe" no longer
even lists BCI3 or BCI5 only 3e and 6
 
 
 

color difference of Canon's BCI-3, BCI-3e, BCI-6, CLI-8, ...

Post by measekit » Fri, 24 Mar 2006 11:52:01

SO GET A NEW PRINTER
 
 
 

color difference of Canon's BCI-3, BCI-3e, BCI-6, CLI-8, ...

Post by measekit » Fri, 24 Mar 2006 11:52:46


DO NOT BELIEVE A RELABELER