When I took it out of the box I was stunned, stunned, at how small the ink cartridges were. There's no way I am buying these, I thought, a musing that was confirmed when I found that one set of ink cartridges would cost about the same as did the printer. Then I started looking, surfing, reading, finally to discover the wonders of CISS, A complete CISS system with enough ink for about three years of free-flow, full colour printing would cost me about $80. I was hesitant, then an acquaintance told me he had been using CISS for about three years. He was delighted with it and his full sized colour prints were amazing. I bought my own CISS.
I have since used it for about two months, printing anything and everything in full colour. It works great. Downsides? Fitting it is relatively easy - there are even specific how-to videos on the web that take away the guesswork. Routing the ink tubes can be trisky, involving breaking away some of the plastic printer parts, but even that was simplified by using a solder gun to cut them away, a far better approach. Now I print what I need, even including a run of several hundred brochures. This approach is so good I wonder why it's not a hot topic everywhere, especially sites like this. It's almost like it's a taboo topic! Yes, you pretty well void the warrnty on your printer, but that matter little when the printer manufacturers almost give them away. One saved purchased of ink cartridges covers that expense.
Does anyone else have experience with CISS or another viewpoint about it? Like I said, the web is a wonderful place.