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Buying the XL cartridges is a much better deal than buying the regular size
Reviewed in the United States on August 22, 2016
Buying the XL cartridges is a much better deal than buying the regular size, and buying the value pack is an even better deal. Having owned nothing but HP printers from 1997 until May 2016 when I bought a Canon for the first time, I can say that Canon's ink is far superior to HP's! My husband and I were shocked to find that you can touch (or even rub) the ink on a freshly printed document with absolutely no smearing. With HP's printers & ink, that was never the case (and that is with draft quality prints and my HP printer set to allow extra drying time before exiting the printer). In addition, with the HP inks, the slightest bit of moisture on a paper caused the ink to bleed immediately. With Canon, not so. Photos come out looking vivid and nearly professional.