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#77233 12-Feb-2011 19:22
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I've installed quite a few CISS for people. I'm currently using Melco Technologies as my main CISS supplier that I install.

I'm wondering if anyone has any experience or success in install CISS into a Canon MP520.

I did one this week, and while the install seemed to be successful, after two or three pages of printing, it started to colour mismatch and jitter text. It got progressively worse with each page printed.

I've checked all the cartridges and the tubing routing and it all seems OK. Ink is flowing to each cartridge.

The install was quite fiddly, probably the most I've come across in 50-60 installs across various makes and models of printers.

Once I reinstall the original cartridges all is OK again, so it is not blocked nozzles.

I'm using the Melco C04 model CISS.

So, to hear from anyone who has done this in a MP520 would be helpful.


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  #438670 12-Feb-2011 19:44
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Well not answering your question really but some other people who have use the system on here before (Mostly Negative)


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  #438725 12-Feb-2011 23:17
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Thanks for the info. Melco Technologies are now under new management and are based in Wellington. Same product though, which I think comes out of South Korea. I've installed a number of their products across various makes and models of printers with no issues so far. Like most CISS products they can be extremely fiddly to install depending on the printer. Their instruction guides are pretty thin, but again like most CISS suppliers I've dealt with. You really need to know what you are doing and be pretty handy to accomplish a good result. I always inform my customers of this, even if they feel they can do the install (except on Brothers that load cartridges at the front). If you require high colour fidelity, then CISS is not for you.

I've got a Rihac CISS (Australian supplier) on my own Canon IP5200R which I've used for about 5 years giving it a right good hammering, and the CISS has been rock solid. Couldn't be happier with it.

I don't have any negative views on Melco so far, and if I don't find any success stories on the MP520, then I'm likely to rate it as not-CISS compatible. A lot of the main CISS suppliers don't offer a product on the MP520, and maybe there is a reason for it.

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