General Question

XOIIO's avatar

What's the difference between BK and PGBK black ink?

Asked by XOIIO (18328points) January 19th, 2011

MY printer has BK, and a secons cartridge, PGBK which is twice as big, both are black ink. Is the smaller one a back-up for when the big one runs out?

Observing members: 0 Composing members: 0

4 Answers

Tropical_Willie's avatar

I believe you have a Canon Pixma like my wife’s. The PGBK is for photographic black and the BK is type print – regular printing.
Both tanks need to be maintained. If you run out of one you will have to replace that cartridge.

XOIIO's avatar

@tropical Yes, the mg5200. If I don’t print photos does tge pgbk ink not get used at all?

Tropical_Willie's avatar

That is what I understand. My wife got the Pixma for printing of photos for display. It is for use on photo paper for DEEP black.

dillema's avatar

That doesn’t sound right. My PGBK tank is used must faster than the BK. My BK lasts much longer, though it’s smaller. I never print photos, just text, and always choose “grayscale” so my color inks won’t run out faster. Is that using up my PGBK faster ???

Answer this question




to answer.

This question is in the General Section. Responses must be helpful and on-topic.

Your answer will be saved while you login or join.

Have a question? Ask Fluther!

What do you know more about?
Knowledge Networking @ Fluther