What is CISS?
This is not a very hard question to answer! In a few words CISS came from Continuous Ink Supply System and is a way for printing more efficiently and cheaper. CISS systems replace the default cartridges from your printer and his main components are:
• Cartridges identically with those of your printer,
• A set of tubes,
• Ink tanks.
Installing a system like this on your printer is not very hard but you need to take care of a few rules:
1. Buy a CISS system for your printer. On the market we can find CISS systems for a wide range of printer so take a look at your printer model and buy a CISS suitable for your printer.
2. The ink tanks need to be placed at the same level as your printer.
3. Take care how you route the plastic tubes because those can block or jam different components of the printer.
If you want to see how a CISS system is installed just watch the following movies:
The main benefit of this system is cheap and continuous printing. If we do a little math we found that on a printer like Canon MG 5250 a CISS system (with the ink tanks full) can replace the equivalent of eleven sets of cartridges. Let’s continue with the math, a set of cartridges for that printer is sold at 50 euro, the same price as a CISS system full with ink.