I agree that's tempting, but I hate throwing away stuff, especially something that large and technologically advanced. And besides, in spite of my best intentions I still haven't used it much.If I had that printer, liked it a lot, and had storage room for more of them, I'd be tempted to buy at least two more for use when the ink runs out instead of buying new ink.
These have been so cheap (but not this cheap,) for so long that I kind of mentally wrote it off initially when I started looking at large format printers. Then I read a gangbuster review of it by a print expert at Red River Paper, and sought out other reviews. Hard to find anything bad about it. I bought mine at the Holidays for a bit more than this, but with the discount and paper it was close.On sale, again, for a few days, frees shipping and a box of 13x19" paper, inks and a rebate card. Darned good printer.
The tanks that come with the printer are not full sized ones but my question is about how many 13x19 prints might you get out of the full set?The free-paper-when-you-buy-ink deal is back at the Canon Direct Store. When you buy the 8 CLI-42 (for PIXMA PRO-100) ink tanks in pairs, you get 4 “free gifts” of SG-201 13×19″ (50 sheets semi-gloss) photo paper, totalling 200 sheets. This is a decent deal to stock up on ink and paper.
The individual ink tanks cost $16.99 each. You need to buy two at a time to trigger a “free gift” with every purchase of professional ink above $30. This is a total of $135.92 (split over four separate transactions), not much more expensive than buying the combo kit for $124.99. The (inflated) retail value of all the free paper is $399.96.
This deal is scheduled to expire Saturday evening at 11:59 PM ET.