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Description OEM stands for original equipment manufacturer, meaning the cartridge was made by the same company that made your printer. Original brand cartridges are very reliable and sometimes the only option if your printer is new to market or uncommon. Remanufactured ink is a genuine brand cartridge that has gone through one cycle of use. After use, the cartridge is recycled, acquired by a remanufacturing facility and put through a rigorous professional refurbishing process. During the refurbishing process the cartridge is disassembled, thoroughly cleaned and tested for quality. It's then carefully refilled, tested again and brought back to life. Buying remanufactured prevents one less cartridge from ending up in a landfill. A compatible cartridge is a brand new ink cartridge built by a manufacturer other than your printer. It's like buying the generic version of the genuine brand. Most are uniquely designed to differentiate from genuine cartridges. Despite any structural difference you may notice, the cartridge will still fit in your machine and print a full yield, just like the original brand.
Price Factors Many printer manufacturers follow the razor-and-blades business model which may result in higher priced genuine cartridges. Remanufactured ink is much cheaper than the original brand ink. It's far more cost effective to refurbish a previously used cartridge than create a new OEM from scratch. Compatible ink is much cheaper than the original brand. Compatible suppliers don't have to worry about the additional costs that hinder OEMs like new printers or firmware, which lets them keep prices low.
Quality Original cartridges work extremely well and are covered under a warranty by the printer manufacturer High quality remanufactured ink will match the quality of the original, but not all remanufactured ink is created equal. Make sure you buy from a reputable supplier in order to get the absolute best results. High quality compatible ink will match the quality of the original, but not all compatible ink is created equal. Make sure you buy from a reputable supplier in order to get the absolute best results.
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Number of Pages You Can Print A cartridge's page yield is the estimated number of pages you can print. Page yield is based on 5% page coverage. This means that the quoted page yield is based upon printed pages where only 5% of the page has been imprinted with ink. For example, a short memo has approximately 5% coverage. If you have a cartridge that has a yield of 500 pages, it can print 500 pages of that short memo. If you are printing letters, photos or graphics, your coverage will vary greatly and your page yield will drop significantly.
Cartridge Warranty and Shelf Life Most ink and toner cartridges include a warranty or "best by" date on their box. Remanufactured and compatible ink cartridges can last 12-18 months unopened, and toner cartridges can last up to 3 years.
Cartridge Care and Storage Only open a cartridge when you need it. Opened cartridges will eventually dry out, especially if the protective tape or clip has been removed. If you have an open ink cartridge around and would like to try and prevent it from drying out, place it nozzle side up in a plastic airtight tub. If your cartridge came with protective tape or a clip reapply both before storing. Place a damp cloth or paper towel in the tub, next to the cartridge and keep it stored in a cool, dark place.

Canon CL-246 Color Inkjet Cartridge (Remanufactured 8281B001AA)

Page Yield: 180

Reg. Price $25.99

Our Price $17.99

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Buy 3 or More Color for $17.00 each (save $2.97+)
This professionally remanufactured Canon 8281B001AA / CL-246 color inkjet cartridge is an original Canon CL-246 color inkjet cartridge which has been through one cycle of service and has been recharged. The CL-246 color ink cartridge has been thoroughly cleaned along with the printhead nozzles. Then the original CL-246 was inspected for any possible shell leakage, tested on the operation of all electrical circuitry and finally ran through an actual print test.
We offer a 100% Quality Satisfaction Guarantee on our remanufactured 8281B001AA .

Please be aware that due to changes in printer programming the ink levels for this particular cartridge might appear to be low or empty. It is indeed full and will print a full yield.

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Specifications

SKU Product Type Printer Brand OEM Number Ink Color Cartridge Yield Type Page Yield Cost Per Page Shelf Life
8281B001AARIC Ink Cartridge Canon 8281B001AA Color Standard 180 9.99 cents 12-18 Months
*Average cartridge page yield in accordance with ISO IEC 24711

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Remanufactured Canon CL-246XL HY Color Ink Cartridge
 
4.5

(based on 138 reviews)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Okay, but not as good as a new one.

I thought the ink cartridge was empty until it was explained to me that since it is refurbished, the printer won't recognize it as anything other than empty because Canon won't allow refurbished cartridges...Read complete review

I thought the ink cartridge was empty until it was explained to me that since it is refurbished, the printer won't recognize it as anything other than empty because Canon won't allow refurbished cartridges to be reset to read full.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

CHEAPER, BUT NOT BETTER

I use my color ink in the printer that it was specified for. However it was suppose to be Cyan, Red and Yellow. It was Cyan, Red and GREEN!!! There is...Read complete review

I use my color ink in the printer that it was specified for. However it was suppose to be Cyan, Red and Yellow. It was Cyan, Red and GREEN!!! There is no way to make yellow with this ink cartridge. It is not much cheaper than a brand new one, so not sure if I got a deal or not at this point. Not sure I would purchase from this place again.

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4.0

Good product

By Satisfied client

from Las Vegas, NV

Verified Buyer

Comments about Remanufactured Canon CL-246XL HY Color Ink Cartridge:

Works great , quality seems good & fast delivery. I am very pleased with this product

 
5.0

GREAT PRODUCT

By PSPRETIRED

from POTTSVILLE, PA

Verified Buyer

Comments about Remanufactured 8281B001AA (CL-246) Color Ink for Canon:

THIS INK IS USED IN MY PRINTER AT WORK. I HAVE USED THIS INK IN THE PAST AND FOUND IT TO BE A FINE PRODUCT. IT IS AS GOOD AS THE INK WHICH CAME WITH THE PRINTER. THE PRICE IS IN LINE AND THE FREE SHIPPING MAKES IT A GREAT BUY.

 
5.0

Happy Customer

By BwellnHappy

from Ohio

Verified Buyer

Comments about Remanufactured Canon CL-246XL HY Color Ink Cartridge:

I have been ordering ink from this company for at least a year, maybe longer. Always a great product and fast shipping. I go onto their site, sign in, and all my previous orders are there so all I have to do is reorder. No searching the product each time I place an order. They keep me posted by emailing me they have received my order and when it has shipped.
Awesome!

 
5.0

Remanufactured

By Missy

from Ogden, Utah

Verified Buyer

Comments about Remanufactured 8281B001AA (CL-246) Color Ink for Canon:

It is awesome color for a lot less.

 
5.0

High quality product

By Michele

from Bensalem Pa

Verified Buyer

Comments about Remanufactured Canon CL-246XL HY Color Ink Cartridge:

Always compatible with my printer, never any printing issues.

 
5.0

Fine quality!

By Smiley

from Johnstown, Pa.

Verified Buyer

Comments about Remanufactured 8281B001AA (CL-246) Color Ink for Canon:

I use my printer for important stuff, but mostly for fun. I used to keep track of how many things I printed, but since it is so easy and cheap to get more ink- I just have my fun! I love not having to shop around for the lowest price. Many times the stores didn't carry the brand I need. No more aggravation. I'm sticking with this company and delivery service. I have nothing negative to add.

 
5.0

Very satisfied

By Aarow

from CO

Verified Buyer

Comments about Remanufactured 8281B001AA (CL-246) Color Ink for Canon:

Everything has been great. Will order from again

 
5.0

"I would buy this product again and again"

By Les

from Tulsa Oklahoma

Verified Buyer

Comments about Remanufactured 8281B001AA (CL-246) Color Ink for Canon:

Excellent product, timely delivery.

 
5.0

good company

By Gene

from Lilburn, Ga

Verified Buyer

Comments about Remanufactured Canon CL-246XL HY Color Ink Cartridge:

On time,Price is very good, best of all they work.

 
4.0

Great Product

By Glo

from Los Angeles

Verified Buyer

Comments about Remanufactured Canon CL-246XL HY Color Ink Cartridge:

Works just as good as a brand new one for less $

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