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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 CLI221 Yellow Compatible Inkjet Cartridge W/ Chip

Page Yield: 500

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 CLI221 / 2949B001 yellow inkjet cartridges for your Canon printers are manufactured to meet the same ISO-9001 original specifications and performance standards as the Canon CLI221 OEM cartridges.

Our compatible CLI221 ink cartridges contain a brand new chip which allows you to track your printer ink levels. Benefit from tracking ink levels with our compatible CLI221 cartridge with a new chip that shows correct ink levels.

We offer a 100% Quality Satisfaction Guarantee on our compatible CLI-221 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
CLI221Y Ink Cartridge Canon 2949B001 Yellow Standard 500 1.30 cents 9 36 Months
*Average cartridge page yield in accordance with ISO IEC 24711

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  • Canon PGI220 & CLI221 Compatible Ink Set of 12

    Q:

    Is this compatible with a cannon mg7520?
    Asked on 4/17/2017 by Sandi from Springfield, MO

    1 answer

  • Compatible Canon PGI-220 & CLI-221: 1 Pigment Bk PGI-220 & 1 Each of CLI-221 Bk, C, M, Y (Set of Ink)

    Q:

    Is this set compatible with the Canon Pixma ip3600? I usually purchase another set, but this looks fine too.
    Asked on 9/10/2015 by Judy from Wayne, PA

    1 answer

    • A:

      Yes, you may purchase this set for the Canon Pixma iP3600.

      Answered on 9/11/2015 by Terry from LDStaff
  • PGI220 & CLI221 Set of 14 Ink cartridges for Canon

    Q:

    I want the set for the pixma990 which one do I ordere?
    Asked on 4/16/2015 by Larry

    1 answer

    • A:

      Search for this bundle MP980BULKBB or search for MP990 and see all the options. Give us a call and we can help you place your order if needed. 888-321-2552

      Answered on 4/17/2015 by StaffLD from Long Beach, CA, USA
  • Canon PGI220 & CLI221 Compatible Ink Set of 12

    Q:

    What is the difference between the pigment black and regular black? I am using a Canon MP560.
    Asked on 1/10/2015 by KVpastor from Kirksvile, MO

    1 answer

    • A:

      Great question! The PGI220BK is the pigment black and the CLI221BK is the dye black. Dye based cartridges are used for more vibrant photos, or when printing on glossy paper. The pigment black is used for your daily text printing needs. The difference is really in the particles of the ink!

      Answered on 1/13/2015 by Shoshana
  • PGI220 & CLI221 Set of 14 Ink cartridges for Canon

    Q:

    What are the yield rates on these cartrdiges and how much ink in ml is in each?
    Asked on 12/17/2014 by atourville

    1 answer

    • A:

      The page yield for the PGI220 black cartridge is 350 pages. The CLI221 black cartridge has a page yield of 2,500 with a capacity of 9 ml. The color cartridges: magenta, cyan and yellow all have a page yield of 500 pages each with a capacity of 9 ml each.

      Answered on 12/22/2014 by Shoshana
  • Canon PGI220 & CLI221 Compatible Ink Set of 12

    Q:

    Photo Quality

    Your prices are excellent! And your reviews are great too, if I was using my printer just for paper, I wouldn't think twice about buying your product!! However, I use my printer exclusively for photos, so I need a good quality ink. Is your ink equal in photo quality to Canon's ink? How fast do the colors fade compared to Canon ink?
    Asked on 9/17/2014 by Roberta

    2 answers

    • A:

      Thank you for contacting us Roberta! We use ink that lives up to the specifications of Canon ink. Our ink quality for printing on paper and photo paper is excellent! Also, if you purchase from us and do not feel completely happy with your print outs we can also take back the product within our 1 year warranty. When you purchase from us you can do so with confidence!

      Answered on 9/18/2014 by Shoshana
    • A:

      I used LD's ink in my canon and after a year it wrecked my machine. I called Canon to see if they could help me (without having to admit that I was using cheaper ink) and then when I finally had to admit it, they said that that's what normally happens when their ink isn't used. They make thicker ink for their copiers.

      Answered on 3/10/2015 by griffingriffin from Brooklyn, NY
  • Compatible CLI221 Cyan Ink for Canon

    Q:

    I have a cannon MX880 but the closest I can find on your list is the cannon MX882.

    Will you please let me know which ink cartridges I can order that will work in my cannon MX880? Thank you, Audrey Norman
    Asked on 9/3/2014 by Audrey from Mountlake Terrace, WA, USA

    1 answer

    • A:

      Hello Audrey! The MX880 is typically just a series number. If you look on the front of the printer does it reflect the MX882? If it does then you can use the below link to order the cartridges you need.

      http://www.ldproducts.com/Canon/Ink-Cartridge/PIXMA/MX882/4962-Printer.html

      Answered on 9/4/2014 by Shoshana
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Canon PGI220 & CLI221 Compatible Ink Set of 12
 
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This is the second purchase of the Canon set of 12 Ink cartridges and I believe that these cartridges are every bit as good as Canons own products and I have hundreds of pictures to...Read complete review

This is the second purchase of the Canon set of 12 Ink cartridges and I believe that these cartridges are every bit as good as Canons own products and I have hundreds of pictures to prove it I would highly recommend these inks and the shipping ordered on a Monday and received on a Wednesday excellent service.

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I had repeated incidents where the printer failed to print. I tried repeated cleaning, deep cleaning, and testing and finally received a good print product. This process was necessary each time I tried...Read complete review

I had repeated incidents where the printer failed to print. I tried repeated cleaning, deep cleaning, and testing and finally received a good print product. This process was necessary each time I tried to print. Finally, I replaced the large black ink tank with another LD large black tank. The replaced tank was nearly, but not quite, empty. At first, the replacement tank performed as expected, but shortly thereafter it began to report being nearly empty, then finally as empty. When examined, it was still about 3/4 full. LD has been reponsive about replacing nonfunctioning ink cartridges, but limits their warranty to one year after purchase. Often my ink use is low so the replacement cartridges remain in inventory for months before needed. Fortunately, a local office supply store sells genuine Cannon print supplies, but at 3X the price of LD. I continue to buy from LD for low price and tolerate the occasional disappointment with product quality, even when sometimes beyond the warranty period.

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5.0

Great Value!

By Janel

from undisclosed

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Comments about Canon PGI220 & CLI221 Compatible Ink Set of 12:

I am pleased!

 
3.0

Not worth buying.

By Cecilia

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Canon PGI220 & CLI221 Compatible Ink Set of 12:

I was not happy the way the cartridges fell apart when I removed the orange cover. They are made very cheaply and I doubt I will purchase again. The ink got all over my fingers and all over my printer.

 
5.0

Good price for good quality cartridges.

By John

from undisclosed

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Comments about Canon PGI220 & CLI221 Compatible Ink Set of 12:

This combination of cartridges saves some money. I use them on a small printer I use for everyday projects.The results are perfectly satisfactory.

 
4.0

Good

By bob

from baton Rouge, LA

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Comments about Compatible CLI221 Cyan Ink for Canon:

Good

 
5.0

Bought this product several times and will again

By William

from undisclosed

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Comments about Compatible CLI221 Cyan Ink for Canon:

Worked really well at a reasonable cost.

 
5.0

Yes

By James

from undisclosed

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Comments about Compatible CLI221 Yellow Ink for Canon:

Good

 
4.0

Probably will buy another.

By bob

from baton Rouge, LA

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Comments about Compatible CLI221 Cyan Ink for Canon:

Looks good so far.

 
5.0

Happy

By Arthur

from undisclosed

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Comments about Canon PGI220 & CLI221 Compatible Ink Set of 12:

Great Price

 
5.0

And I would buy this product whenever i needed ink again;;

By Roy

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Comments about Canon PGI220 & CLI221 Compatible Ink Set of 12:

I have had a few shipments of Ink Jets over the years;;; I am completely satisfied with them always;;;

 
5.0

Yes, Iw ill buy these again.

By Bruce

from undisclosed

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Comments about Compatible Canon PGI-220 & CLI-221: 1 Pigment Bk PGI-220 & 1 Each of CLI-221 Bk, C, M, Y (Set of Ink):

Arrived on time, installed with no problem, seemed to work well.

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