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Cartridge Type
Genuine or OEM (Original) Cartridges Remanufactured Cartridges Compatible Cartridges
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.
What's the difference between ink and toner cartridges?
Ink Cartridges Toner Cartridges
Printer Type Work with inkjet printers Work with laser printers
Material Liquid ink Dry powder
How it works Inkjet printers use a series of nozzles that spray tiny drops of ink directly on the print suface Laser toner printers use static electricity and heat to bond dry toner powder to a page
Commonly used by Casual home users, small business and photographers Large businesses and schools
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 CLI-226 Yellow Compatible Inkjet Cartridge W/ Chip

Page Yield: 510

Reg. Price $12.99

Our Price $6.49

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Buy 3 or More Yellow for $5.99 each (save $1.50+)
Our compatible CLI-226 / 4549B001AA yellow inkjet cartridges for your Canon printers are manufactured to meet the same ISO-9001 original specifications and performance standards as the Canon CLI226 OEM cartridges. Our compatible CLI226 ink cartridges contain a brand new chip which allows you to track your printer ink levels. Benefit from tracking correct ink levels with our compatible CLI226 cartridges.

We offer a 100% Quality Satisfaction Guarantee on our Compatible CLI-226 inkjet cartridges.

Compatible Printers

Specifications

SKU Product Type Printer Brand OEM Number Ink Color Cartridge Yield Type Page Yield Cost Per Page Capacity (ml) Shelf Life
CLI-226Y Ink Cartridge Canon 4549B001AA Yellow Standard 510 1.27 cents 8.4 36 Months
*Average cartridge page yield in accordance with ISO IEC 24711

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Compatible CLI-226 Cyan Ink for Canon
 
4.8

(based on 1769 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (1520)

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    (182)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (26)

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98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good value (93)
  • Easy to install (71)
  • Vivid printouts (50)
  • Easy to replace (41)
  • Clean replacement (38)

Cons

  • Smears (4)

Best Uses

  • Graphics and photos (45)
  • Occasional use (44)
  • Everyday documents (41)
  • High volume printing (33)
  • Photos (24)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (64), Frequent user (43), Quality oriented (42), Infrequent user (12)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (137), Business (24)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Canon compatable

Great price. Just tried one cartridge. Good color. Easy to insert. Received shipment in 3 days Works just like OEM cartridges

Great price. Just tried one cartridge. Good color. Easy to insert. Received shipment in 3 days Works just like OEM cartridges

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

You Get What You Pay For

I run a small business from home and go through a lot of ink printing greeting cards. Canon's ink is expensive so I tried this ink because it was easier on my budget and...Read complete review

I run a small business from home and go through a lot of ink printing greeting cards. Canon's ink is expensive so I tried this ink because it was easier on my budget and I read good reviews on it. I thought it was a great deal. I was wrong. There was a problem with every single card I printed. The blue cartridge was clogged after 4 prints and the whole cartridge went to waste. I wasted 10 sheets of cardstock because the black ink kept leaking all over the place. Now I have to take the cartridge out, blot it with a tissue, then put it back in before I print something so that it prints without leaking. I know it's not my printer because I never had a problem when using Canon's ink. These printing problems only occured when I started using this cheap ink. You really do get what you pay for. I prefer quality over quantity and would rather spend more money for Canon's ink. I'll never use this ink again! I absolutely do not recommend.

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5.0

Worked great

By Chazzzo

from Newark, DE

Verified Buyer

Comments about Compatible Canon PGI-225 & CLI-226: 1 Pigment Bk PGI-225 & 1 Each of CLI-226 Bk, C, M, Y, G (Set of Ink):

Plugged them in and they just worked.....just like the originals

 
5.0

I would buy this again and again

By Kathy

from Fountain Hills Arizona

Verified Buyer

Comments about Compatible Canon PGI-225 & CLI-226 Ink Set: 1 Pigment Bk PGI-225 & 1 Each of CLI-226 Bk, C, M, Y:

Works great in my Canon printer

 
5.0

This was a third or fourth repeat purchase

By Cheryl

from Benicia CA

Verified Buyer

Comments about Compatible CLI-226 Cyan Ink for Canon:

Have had no problems with this product; works perfectly

 
5.0

Great product

By PJ

from Oregon

Verified Buyer

Comments about PGI225 & CLI226 Set of 12 Ink cartridges for Canon:

Works great in my machine. Big savings! Will buy again.

 
5.0

Yes I have been buying for awhile

By Foxy

from Butler Ga

Verified Buyer

Comments about Canon Compatible CLI-226 Black Ink:

Pictures

 
5.0

Exactly as described.

By Vic

from Tennessee

Verified Buyer

Comments about Compatible CLI-226 Cyan Ink for Canon:

Very pleased with the quality, price and service

 
5.0

good stuff

By Joh

from 50131

Verified Buyer

Comments about Compatible Canon PGI-225 & CLI-226 Ink Set: 1 Pigment Bk PGI-225 & 1 Each of CLI-226 Bk, C, M, Y:

Quick service with an excellent product

 
5.0

Choice pays off!

By Jim

from St Louis MO

Verified Buyer

Comments about PGI225 & CLI226 Set of 12 Ink cartridges for Canon:

Discovered by chance. LD claimed compatability with Canon! The pricing was real significantly less and they offered a guarantee. Feeling comfortable with that it was worth trying! I ordered it, tried it and now they're my ink supplier. Excellent product, excellent price AND THEIR tech reps are easy to contact, friendly and most importantly importantly helpful. Thanks LD!

 
5.0

I WILL BUY THIS PRODUCT AGAIN AS LONG AS MY PRINTER HOLDS UP

By HARVE

from BINGHAMTON NY

Verified Buyer

Comments about Canon Compatible PGI-225 Pigment Black Ink:

I'M ON MY LAST 226,225 INK COMPATABLE PRINTER.

 
5.0

the only place to buy ink

By gibby mom

from new jersey

Verified Buyer

Comments about Compatible CLI-226 Magenta Ink for Canon:

the ink is perfectly compatible and it arrived superfast. the prices are soo good. it is the only place i buy my ink refills

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