Ink is right at the heart of photo printing. It can make the difference between dull or vibrant colours, between blurry or sharp photo prints, or between prints that fade easily and those that keep their quality for a lifetime. That’s why Canon spares no effort in developing the inks and systems that deliver the quality prints your photos deserve.

These pages are dedicated to Canon inks – the lifeblood of your PIXMA. Please choose a topic from the right, or continue reading below.

Ink demands

PIXMA Photo Printers and Photo All-in-Ones are very demanding when it comes to ink:

  • The inks must remain stable during operation, since they are instantaneously heated to high temperatures
  • They must be capable of forming microscopic ink droplets – in some cases more than two million times smaller than a raindrop – without clogging the tiny ink nozzles in the print head 
  • The inks must retain a perfect spherical shape when expelled so that they are always placed on the paper with accuracy and precision

Our genuine Canon inks have been developed to meet each of these demands, print after print.

Quality that lasts

All photographs fade; inkjet printed photographs are no exception. Canon ink is engineered to minimise the impact of light and gases in the air.

Also, almost all PIXMA products feature ChromaLife100 , a system in which the inks, paper and print head work together to provide you with beautiful, long-lasting prints.

And as with all Canon products, inks are manufactured to stringent safety and environmental standards.

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