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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.

Compatible Canon Inkjet Cartridge, 6386B002 (CLI-42M) Magenta Ink for the PIXMA PRO-100

Reg. Price $18.99

Our Price $6.49

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Canon - PIXMA

Description

InkCartridges.com offers compatible inkjet cartridges to replace the Canon 6386B002 (CLI-42M) magenta ink cartridge exclusively designed for your Canon printer. Our ink cartridges are built entirely from new parts, and are of the highest caliber. Purchase our CLI-42M ink cartridges and enjoy the benefits of tracking your ink levels on your computer. Our inkjet cartridges are backed by a 2 Year Guarantee and comes with fast shipping!

Specifications

Item Code Product Type Printer Brand Model Name Ink Color Cartridge Yield Type Capacity (ml) Shelf Life
6386B002CIC Ink Cartridge Canon 6386B002 Magenta Standard 13 ml 36 Months
*Average cartridge page yield in accordance with ISO IEC 24711

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  • Canon Compatible CLI-42PC Photo Cyan Ink

    Q:

    I use your inks exclusively and I have had 3 print heads clog on the Cyan ink in the last month. Has something changed with the Cyan in particular that is making it clog the print heads? I am very concerned because I have not been able to unclog the print heads even after trying every trick I can find online.
    Asked on 7/9/2017 by Tracy from Maryland

    1 answer

    • A:

      We're very sorry to hear the trouble and inconvenience you encountered while using our products. We definitely want to take a look into this and offer options on how we can take care of you. Please contact us through email, livechat or call us at 888-321-2552 for immediate assistance, we'll look forward assisting you with this matter!

      Answered on 7/11/2017 by Maria
  • Canon CLI-42 Compatible Ink Set of 8

    Q:

    I have bought compatibility ink for my PRO-100 (not LD) in the past and ended up spending more on paper to get the coloring right with Canon paper (with ok results). Will these cartridges have the same coloring quality with Canon paper as the Canon CLI-42?
    Asked on 7/6/2016 by Candice J

    1 answer

    • A:

      These cartridges has the same quality as the OEM version. If there is any issue with our products, please let us know immediately so we can offer assistance!

      Answered on 7/10/2016 by Terry from LDStaff
  • Canon CLI-42 Compatible Ink Set of 8

    Q:

    Most of the reviews have been very positive. My question is will your inks last as long (over time) as the OEM inks. Will they keep the brilliancy that the OEM do.
    Thank You
    Asked on 6/15/2016 by Bob H from scottsdale, Arizona

    1 answer

    • A:

      Yes, the cartridges are made with the same specifications as the OEMs and the quality will be the same.

      Answered on 6/16/2016 by Sophia from LDStaff
  • Compatible CLI-42C Cyan Ink for Canon

    Q:

    Will you guarantee that your CLI-42 inks will match the existing Canon profiles?
    Asked on 12/18/2015 by GMax

    1 answer

    • A:

      Yes, our compatible cartridges will produce the same quality as an OEM. If there is any issues, just know you are covered by our warranty!

      Answered on 12/19/2015 by Terry from LDStaff
  • Canon CLI-42 Compatible Ink Set of 8

    Q:

    Can these ink tanks be re-used (refillable)? If so, can the chips be reset like the OEM tanks?
    Asked on 10/28/2015 by drizze99

    1 answer

    • A:

      These units cannot be re-used or refilled. They are meant for a one time use.

      Answered on 10/29/2015 by Terry from LDStaff
  • Canon CLI-42 Compatible Ink Set of 8

    Q:

    Is the ink in CLI-42 a dye base ink, and how is it compatible with Canon CLI-42 dye base ink? That is, how well does your ink mix with the Canon ink on the same print, eg your cyan being used with a Canon magenta, etc...
    Asked on 6/21/2015 by Jimmyjobob from Franklin, TN

    1 answer

    • A:

      This CLI-42 ink cartridge is dye based. The quality of the cartridge is just like the OEM or original. Our compatible cartridge can be used interchangeably with Canon's.

      Answered on 6/22/2015 by Terry from LDStaff
  • Compatible CLI-42BK Black Ink for Canon

    Q:

    Please notify me when Canon Compatible CLI-42BK Black Ink is back in stock the button doesn't work.
    Asked on 3/14/2015 by Cindylb from Michigan, USA

    1 answer

    • A:

      Thanks for letting us know about the button not working. Please call in as we may have a few available for phone order but not enough on hand to show available online. 888-321-2552

      Answered on 4/2/2015 by StaffLD from Long Beach, CA, USA
  • Canon CLI-42 Compatible Ink Set of 8

    Q:

    Can you explain/clarify your "80% Satisfaction Guarantee"?

    That's it -- what does it mean?
    Asked on 2/19/2015 by J Pastor

    1 answer

    • A:

      Thank you for bringing that to our attention! We have a 100% satisfaction on our product. We will have this updated immediately.

      Answered on 2/25/2015 by Shoshana
  • Canon CLI-42 Compatible Ink Set of 8

    Q:

    Do these report ink levels to the printer?

    Some compatibles don't report the ink level to the printer: do yours?
    Asked on 2/19/2015 by japastor

    1 answer

    • A:

      Yes! Our compatible Canon CLI-42 series cartridges will report your ink levels.

      Answered on 2/25/2015 by Shoshana
  • Canon CLI-42 Compatible Ink Set of 8

    Q:

    How many ml of ink are in these cartridges?
    Asked on 1/19/2015 by Greg

    1 answer

    • A:

      The CLI-42 series cartridges are filled to a capacity of 13ml.

      Answered on 1/28/2015 by Shoshana
  • Compatible CLI-42M Magenta Ink for Canon

    Q:

    How soon before this ink is available?
    Asked on 12/26/2014 by Pro100

    1 answer

    • A:

      Thank you for the inquiry! It looks like we should be receiving the CLI-42 series in a few weeks!

      Answered on 12/30/2014 by Shoshana
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Compatible CLI-42GY Gray Ink for Canon
 
4.3

(based on 112 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (83)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (13)

86%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to install (9)
  • Sharp tones & colors (8)
  • Clean replacement (7)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Photos (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Frequent user (6), Heavy duty user (3)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (6), Business (5)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

LD inks perform like the original

It is very important that the LD inks perform as well as the genuine Canon inks, as I use them in my Canon Pro-100 photo printer. Color depth, clarity and durability are...Read complete review

It is very important that the LD inks perform as well as the genuine Canon inks, as I use them in my Canon Pro-100 photo printer. Color depth, clarity and durability are critical in producing fine prints. I believe LD inks provide the same quality as the originals. LD inks are well sealed to stay fresh for months before being used. They do emit a slight antiseptic odor for a few seconds until the ink on the paper dries. This is more just a comment and not an issue with me.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Not pleased with my purchase

I was hoping to use this ink to create fine art prints. The only good thing I can say is that it was much cheaper than cannon ink. The color pigments were inconsistent,...Read complete review

I was hoping to use this ink to create fine art prints. The only good thing I can say is that it was much cheaper than cannon ink. The color pigments were inconsistent, and lacked vividness. All the prints I attempted to make were off in color, and had lines and spots through them. My printer is not longer working the same since trying these cartridges... No one should use this product, I want my money back!

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5.0

Will order again

By Richard

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Compatible CLI-42GY Gray Ink for Canon:

Work fine. Quick delivery. No problem!

 
5.0

Pro Quality.

By Tom

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Canon CLI-42 Compatible Ink Set of 8:

I have been using these products for a couple of years now, and am very proud of the quality prints they produce. I only use them on my Canon Pro 100 to print studio grade work.....I have saved enough on my ink to pay for the Canon papers that I use. Needlessly to say, I am very satisfied.

 
1.0

Avoid LD Ink. Ruined Two Print Heads.

By JC

from Houston

Verified Reviewer

Comments about Canon CLI-42 Compatible Ink Set of 8:

Burned through two print heads after the cyan ink completely clogged and ruined the print head. Thought the first one was due to wear. Replaced the entire printer. Added one to the fleet and bought a replacement head for the old one. Both ruined after only three weeks. I've read other reviews and others have had this same problem. Save your Pro-100 and avoid their inks. Customer service reps also lied and said that there was no way that this could happen, and that they have heard nothing about this issue. A quick look on their site showed otherwise.

 
4.0

So Far - Not Bad At All!

By John

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Canon CLI-42 Compatible Ink Set of 8:

Color and quality of photos is equal to Canon cartridges. I printed two copies of the same photo, one with the Canon set and one most of the cartridges replaced with LD cartridges. I could not detect any difference. Cost is less half of the Canon cartridges cost. However, the LD units must be carefully installed using the EXACT instruction provided or they are prone to leaks during installation. Other wise the rating would be 5 stars. I will continue to use these cartridges. Great $$$ savings.

 
5.0

Plan on buying again Excellent products.

By Henry

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Canon CLI-42 Compatible Ink Set of 8:

First time user after many years buying only Canon ink I could your product just as good as OEM at a much more reasonable price. I highly recommend

 
2.0

Did not work for me.

By ED

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Canon CLI-42 Compatible Ink Set of 8:

I've run comparisons between the OEM canon ink and the LD ink in my Pixma Pro 100. The overall results were that prints made with the LD ink are darker. Not a great deal but enough that I will be switching back to the more expensive canon ink. I had really hoped that this was a direct replacement but this was not the case.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Did not work for me.

By ED

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Canon Compatible CLI-42LGY Light Gray Ink:

I've run comparisons between the OEM canon ink and the LD ink in my Pixma Pro 100. The overall results were that prints made with the LD ink are darker. Not a great deal but enough that I will be switching back to the more expensive canon ink. I had really hoped that this was a direct replacement but this was not the case.

 
2.0

Did not work for me.

By ED

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Compatible CLI-42GY Gray Ink for Canon:

I've run comparisons between the OEM canon ink and the LD ink in my Pixma Pro 100. The overall results were that prints made with the LD ink are darker. Not a great deal but enough that I will be switching back to the more expensive canon ink. I had really hoped that this was a direct replacement but this was not the case.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Labelling problem

By HERBERT

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Canon CLI-42 Compatible Ink Set of 8:

So far have used two cartridges of the 8. Quality seems ok but trouble with labelling. The code numbers on the LD product is different from the markings on the Canon ptinter and the original Canon cartridges. A cause of anxiety and confusion,

 
5.0

Repeat buyer

By Mike

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Canon CLI-42 Compatible Ink Set of 8:

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