Home News Forum Articles
  Welcome back Join CF
You are here You are here: Home | Forum | Canon Pixma G5050 Megatank

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest which gives you limited access to view most of the discussions, articles and other free features. By joining our Virgin Media community you will have full access to all discussions, be able to view and post threads, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload your own images/photos, and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please join our community today.


Welcome to Cable Forum
Go Back   Cable Forum > Computers & IT > General IT Discussion

Canon Pixma G5050 Megatank
Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 12-03-2021, 22:09   #1
alanbjames
cf.mega poster
 
alanbjames's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Swansea, South Wales UK.
Age: 69
Services: XL Phone, XXL 500mb BB SH3 (wired).
Posts: 2,399
alanbjames has a fine set of Quadsalanbjames has a fine set of Quadsalanbjames has a fine set of Quadsalanbjames has a fine set of Quadsalanbjames has a fine set of Quadsalanbjames has a fine set of Quadsalanbjames has a fine set of Quadsalanbjames has a fine set of Quadsalanbjames has a fine set of Quadsalanbjames has a fine set of Quadsalanbjames has a fine set of Quadsalanbjames has a fine set of Quadsalanbjames has a fine set of Quadsalanbjames has a fine set of Quads
Canon Pixma G5050 Megatank

Ordered this printer direct from Canon on Monday as everywhere else was out of stock to replace one of my printers that no longer operates correctly and it was delivered by UPS today.

What a nifty little printer completely different to what im used to setting up and it works great and is quite fast to.

I would definitely recommend this printer to people who want something for general printing and photography work.
alanbjames is online now   Reply With Quote
Advertisement
Old 13-03-2021, 09:28   #2
Chris
Trollsplatter
Cable Forum Team
 
Chris's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: North of Watford
Services: Humane elimination of all common Internet pests
Posts: 33,955
Chris has a golden auraChris has a golden aura
Chris has a golden auraChris has a golden auraChris has a golden auraChris has a golden auraChris has a golden auraChris has a golden auraChris has a golden auraChris has a golden aura
Re: Canon Pixma G5050 Megatank

I’ve used Canon for around 10 years now (on my second one). Can’t fault them.
Chris is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13-03-2021, 18:13   #3
alanbjames
cf.mega poster
 
alanbjames's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Swansea, South Wales UK.
Age: 69
Services: XL Phone, XXL 500mb BB SH3 (wired).
Posts: 2,399
alanbjames has a fine set of Quadsalanbjames has a fine set of Quadsalanbjames has a fine set of Quadsalanbjames has a fine set of Quadsalanbjames has a fine set of Quadsalanbjames has a fine set of Quadsalanbjames has a fine set of Quadsalanbjames has a fine set of Quadsalanbjames has a fine set of Quadsalanbjames has a fine set of Quadsalanbjames has a fine set of Quadsalanbjames has a fine set of Quadsalanbjames has a fine set of Quadsalanbjames has a fine set of Quads
Re: Canon Pixma G5050 Megatank

Quote:
Originally Posted by Chris View Post
Iíve used Canon for around 10 years now (on my second one). Canít fault them.
All i need now is to find someone who stocks the ink.
alanbjames is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 13-03-2021, 21:10   #4
Chris
Trollsplatter
Cable Forum Team
 
Chris's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: North of Watford
Services: Humane elimination of all common Internet pests
Posts: 33,955
Chris has a golden auraChris has a golden aura
Chris has a golden auraChris has a golden auraChris has a golden auraChris has a golden auraChris has a golden auraChris has a golden auraChris has a golden auraChris has a golden aura
Re: Canon Pixma G5050 Megatank

Quote:
Originally Posted by alanbjames View Post
All i need now is to find someone who stocks the ink.
https://www.internet-ink.com/

Use GIVEME10 at checkout for a 10% discount. I always get compatible cartridges from them. Great value and never any problems. If your printer is a brand new model it can take a few months for them to start stocking compatibles, but they will stock OEM inks anyway.
Chris is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13-03-2021, 21:33   #5
Mr K
Lefty Liberal Remoaner
 
Mr K's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Services: TV, Phone, BB, a wife
Posts: 7,139
Mr K is cast in bronzeMr K is cast in bronzeMr K is cast in bronzeMr K is cast in bronze
Mr K is cast in bronzeMr K is cast in bronzeMr K is cast in bronzeMr K is cast in bronzeMr K is cast in bronzeMr K is cast in bronzeMr K is cast in bronzeMr K is cast in bronze
Re: Canon Pixma G5050 Megatank

Quote:
Originally Posted by Chris View Post
Iíve used Canon for around 10 years now (on my second one). Canít fault them.
Well there must have been a fault with the first one !
Mr K is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13-03-2021, 21:41   #6
Chris
Trollsplatter
Cable Forum Team
 
Chris's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: North of Watford
Services: Humane elimination of all common Internet pests
Posts: 33,955
Chris has a golden auraChris has a golden aura
Chris has a golden auraChris has a golden auraChris has a golden auraChris has a golden auraChris has a golden auraChris has a golden auraChris has a golden auraChris has a golden aura
Re: Canon Pixma G5050 Megatank

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mr K View Post
Well there must have been a fault with the first one !
Chortle

The print head wore out ... happens to the best of them. I kept it going a while longer by flushing it with hot water periodically but with any cheap consumer printer once you start getting persistent ink blockages its number is up. I got about 6-7 years of heavy use out of the first one though, and loved it so much I searched very hard to replace it with the identical model even though it was discontinued.
Chris is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 14-03-2021, 00:08   #7
alanbjames
cf.mega poster
 
alanbjames's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Swansea, South Wales UK.
Age: 69
Services: XL Phone, XXL 500mb BB SH3 (wired).
Posts: 2,399
alanbjames has a fine set of Quadsalanbjames has a fine set of Quadsalanbjames has a fine set of Quadsalanbjames has a fine set of Quadsalanbjames has a fine set of Quadsalanbjames has a fine set of Quadsalanbjames has a fine set of Quadsalanbjames has a fine set of Quadsalanbjames has a fine set of Quadsalanbjames has a fine set of Quadsalanbjames has a fine set of Quadsalanbjames has a fine set of Quadsalanbjames has a fine set of Quadsalanbjames has a fine set of Quads
Re: Canon Pixma G5050 Megatank

Quote:
Originally Posted by Chris View Post
https://www.internet-ink.com/

Use GIVEME10 at checkout for a 10% discount. I always get compatible cartridges from them. Great value and never any problems. If your printer is a brand new model it can take a few months for them to start stocking compatibles, but they will stock OEM inks anyway.
These are the first people i went to as i use them for my Canon Pixma MG5750 but they don't stock for this printer.
alanbjames is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 14-03-2021, 08:29   #8
Chris
Trollsplatter
Cable Forum Team
 
Chris's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: North of Watford
Services: Humane elimination of all common Internet pests
Posts: 33,955
Chris has a golden auraChris has a golden aura
Chris has a golden auraChris has a golden auraChris has a golden auraChris has a golden auraChris has a golden auraChris has a golden auraChris has a golden auraChris has a golden aura
Re: Canon Pixma G5050 Megatank

Wow, that’s a surprise ... did you try and contact them directly to ask? They’re a small-ish independent company, I suspect they’ll be able to give you a helpful answer if you do.
Chris is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 14-03-2021, 14:55   #9
Jaymoss
cf.addict
 
Join Date: Jul 2015
Posts: 281
Jaymoss has entered a golden reputation eraJaymoss has entered a golden reputation eraJaymoss has entered a golden reputation eraJaymoss has entered a golden reputation eraJaymoss has entered a golden reputation eraJaymoss has entered a golden reputation eraJaymoss has entered a golden reputation eraJaymoss has entered a golden reputation eraJaymoss has entered a golden reputation eraJaymoss has entered a golden reputation eraJaymoss has entered a golden reputation era
Re: Canon Pixma G5050 Megatank

Quote:
Originally Posted by alanbjames View Post
All i need now is to find someone who stocks the ink.
https://www.cartridgepeople.com/Cano...Ink-Cartridges

They have the bottles for a tenner each. They do multi packs too but out of stock

---------- Post added at 14:53 ---------- Previous post was at 14:52 ----------

https://www.printerinks.com/17458/2p...less-megatank/

These do originals not much more than the 3rd party tbh

---------- Post added at 14:54 ---------- Previous post was at 14:53 ----------

Ebay have litre bottle set for £50 should last a few years lol https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/4-x-Litre...-/333441574425

---------- Post added at 14:55 ---------- Previous post was at 14:54 ----------

https://www.cityinkexpress.co.uk/che...g5050/g-series more here so not really short of options
Jaymoss is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 14-03-2021, 20:29   #10
alanbjames
cf.mega poster
 
alanbjames's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Swansea, South Wales UK.
Age: 69
Services: XL Phone, XXL 500mb BB SH3 (wired).
Posts: 2,399
alanbjames has a fine set of Quadsalanbjames has a fine set of Quadsalanbjames has a fine set of Quadsalanbjames has a fine set of Quadsalanbjames has a fine set of Quadsalanbjames has a fine set of Quadsalanbjames has a fine set of Quadsalanbjames has a fine set of Quadsalanbjames has a fine set of Quadsalanbjames has a fine set of Quadsalanbjames has a fine set of Quadsalanbjames has a fine set of Quadsalanbjames has a fine set of Quadsalanbjames has a fine set of Quads
Re: Canon Pixma G5050 Megatank

Quote:
Originally Posted by Jaymoss View Post
https://www.cartridgepeople.com/Cano...Ink-Cartridges

They have the bottles for a tenner each. They do multi packs too but out of stock

---------- Post added at 14:53 ---------- Previous post was at 14:52 ----------

https://www.printerinks.com/17458/2p...less-megatank/

These do originals not much more than the 3rd party tbh

---------- Post added at 14:54 ---------- Previous post was at 14:53 ----------

Ebay have litre bottle set for £50 should last a few years lol https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/4-x-Litre...-/333441574425

---------- Post added at 14:55 ---------- Previous post was at 14:54 ----------

https://www.cityinkexpress.co.uk/che...g5050/g-series more here so not really short of options
Ordered Original Colours from Printerinks.com.

Didn't need the black as i still have 2 spare bottles of this.

---------- Post added at 20:29 ---------- Previous post was at 20:28 ----------

Quote:
Originally Posted by Chris View Post
Wow, thatís a surprise ... did you try and contact them directly to ask? Theyíre a small-ish independent company, I suspect theyíll be able to give you a helpful answer if you do.
Yes i contacted them and they stated they do not currently stock the ink i need.
alanbjames is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 17-03-2021, 20:00   #11
alanbjames
cf.mega poster
 
alanbjames's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Swansea, South Wales UK.
Age: 69
Services: XL Phone, XXL 500mb BB SH3 (wired).
Posts: 2,399
alanbjames has a fine set of Quadsalanbjames has a fine set of Quadsalanbjames has a fine set of Quadsalanbjames has a fine set of Quadsalanbjames has a fine set of Quadsalanbjames has a fine set of Quadsalanbjames has a fine set of Quadsalanbjames has a fine set of Quadsalanbjames has a fine set of Quadsalanbjames has a fine set of Quadsalanbjames has a fine set of Quadsalanbjames has a fine set of Quadsalanbjames has a fine set of Quadsalanbjames has a fine set of Quads
Re: Canon Pixma G5050 Megatank

Quote:
Originally Posted by Jaymoss View Post
https://www.cartridgepeople.com/Cano...Ink-Cartridges

They have the bottles for a tenner each. They do multi packs too but out of stock

---------- Post added at 14:53 ---------- Previous post was at 14:52 ----------

https://www.printerinks.com/17458/2p...less-megatank/

These do originals not much more than the 3rd party tbh

---------- Post added at 14:54 ---------- Previous post was at 14:53 ----------

Ebay have litre bottle set for £50 should last a few years lol https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/4-x-Litre...-/333441574425

---------- Post added at 14:55 ---------- Previous post was at 14:54 ----------

https://www.cityinkexpress.co.uk/che...g5050/g-series more here so not really short of options
Now ive ordered from printer inks as they seemed to have the products in stock and have failed to deliver.
alanbjames is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 17-03-2021, 20:10   #12
pip08456
Sad Doig Fan!
 
pip08456's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Barry South Wales
Age: 65
Services: Now back with VM for BB & phone. 50Mb service.
Posts: 10,208
pip08456 has a nice shiny star
pip08456 has a nice shiny starpip08456 has a nice shiny starpip08456 has a nice shiny starpip08456 has a nice shiny starpip08456 has a nice shiny starpip08456 has a nice shiny starpip08456 has a nice shiny starpip08456 has a nice shiny starpip08456 has a nice shiny starpip08456 has a nice shiny starpip08456 has a nice shiny starpip08456 has a nice shiny starpip08456 has a nice shiny starpip08456 has a nice shiny starpip08456 has a nice shiny starpip08456 has a nice shiny starpip08456 has a nice shiny star
Re: Canon Pixma G5050 Megatank

Quote:
Originally Posted by Jaymoss View Post
https://www.cartridgepeople.com/Cano...Ink-Cartridges

They have the bottles for a tenner each. They do multi packs too but out of stock

---------- Post added at 14:53 ---------- Previous post was at 14:52 ----------

https://www.printerinks.com/17458/2p...less-megatank/

These do originals not much more than the 3rd party tbh

---------- Post added at 14:54 ---------- Previous post was at 14:53 ----------

Ebay have litre bottle set for £50 should last a few years lol https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/4-x-Litre...-/333441574425

---------- Post added at 14:55 ---------- Previous post was at 14:54 ----------

https://www.cityinkexpress.co.uk/che...g5050/g-series more here so not really short of options
1Ltr bottles always the way to go also you can order individual colours and may pay £1-£2 more but still a massive saving.
pip08456 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 18-03-2021, 00:46   #13
alanbjames
cf.mega poster
 
alanbjames's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Swansea, South Wales UK.
Age: 69
Services: XL Phone, XXL 500mb BB SH3 (wired).
Posts: 2,399
alanbjames has a fine set of Quadsalanbjames has a fine set of Quadsalanbjames has a fine set of Quadsalanbjames has a fine set of Quadsalanbjames has a fine set of Quadsalanbjames has a fine set of Quadsalanbjames has a fine set of Quadsalanbjames has a fine set of Quadsalanbjames has a fine set of Quadsalanbjames has a fine set of Quadsalanbjames has a fine set of Quadsalanbjames has a fine set of Quadsalanbjames has a fine set of Quadsalanbjames has a fine set of Quads
Re: Canon Pixma G5050 Megatank

Quote:
Originally Posted by pip08456 View Post
1Ltr bottles always the way to go also you can order individual colours and may pay £1-£2 more but still a massive saving.
The problem is finding a good quality substitute that wont ruin the printer.

Any Recommendations?
alanbjames is online now   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT +1. The time now is 19:43.


Server: curium.zmnt.uk
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions Inc.