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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?
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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.

Compatible Canon Inkjet Cartridge w/ Smart Chip, 4550B001AA / CLI-226 Gray Ink

Reg. Price $12.99

Our Price $6.49

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Buy 3 or More Gray for $5.99 each (save $1.50+)
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Canon - PIXMA

Description

InkCartridges.com offers compatible inkjet cartridges to replace the Canon 4550B001AA / CLI-226 gray ink cartridge exclusively designed for your Canon printer. Our ink cartridges are built entirely from new parts, and are of the highest caliber. Our LD brand compatible inkjet cartridges are backed by a 2 Year Guarantee and with fast shipping!

Specifications

Item Code Product Type Printer Brand Model Name Ink Color Cartridge Yield Type Page Yield Cost Per Page Capacity (ml) Shelf Life
CLI-226GY Ink Cartridge Canon 4550B001AA Gray Standard 510 1.27 cents 8.4 36 Months
*Average cartridge page yield in accordance with ISO IEC 24711

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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Canon PGI225 & CLI226 Compatible Ink Set of 12
 
4.8

(based on 1822 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (1568)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (186)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (26)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (13)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (29)

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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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

yes I would purchase again

By onejackk

from Rocklin CA

Verified Buyer

Comments about Canon Compatible CLI-226 Yellow Ink:

great delivery and product

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Will buy again!

By Sandra

from Wyoming

Verified Buyer

Comments about Canon Compatible CLI-226 Yellow Ink:

This ink has worked great in my printer!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Will definitely order again!

By Sandra

from Wyoming

Verified Buyer

Comments about Compatible CLI-226 Magenta Ink for Canon:

I am very pleased with this ink and it works very well in my printer!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Excellent Product

By Jim

from Seattle, WA

Verified Buyer

Comments about Canon PGI225 & CLI226 Compatible Ink Set of 12:

I use for home printing. Cartridges always work.

 
4.0

yes

By Ribman

from Twin Cities

Verified Buyer

Comments about Canon PGI225 & CLI226 Compatible Ink Set of 14:

Good

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

As specified & on time delivery

By Steve

from Little Canada, MN

Verified Buyer

Comments about Canon PGI225 & CLI226 Compatible Ink Set of 12:

I use the ink in a Canon Pixma MX892 printer. I print mostly black & white so I appreciate the extra black cartridges that come with this 12 pack.

 
5.0

Great value!

By Wegger

from IA

Verified Buyer

Comments about Canon PGI225 & CLI226 Compatible Ink Set of 14:

I love using this product. The ink is in see-through cartridges so I don't have to replace them as soon as my computer tells me that the ink is running low. Not only are these cartridges priced low, I get to use the ink until it is completely used up, which saves me even more money.

 
5.0

GOOD AS CAN BE FOR MY PRINTER

By WB

from RICHMOND IL

Verified Buyer

Comments about Canon PGI225 & CLI226 Compatible Ink Set of 12:

THIS HAS BEEN A GREAT PRODUCT FOR ME FOR A COUPLE OF YEARS NOW

 
5.0

So far, so good

By pj

from Williamsburg, VA

Verified Buyer

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

Ours is a seldom used home printer. Until now I have only purchased Canon brand cartridges but they are so expensive and the ink often dries up before it is used up. I have only printed 2-3 times with these cartridges and the ink quality looks fine. I also like the fact that I haven't gotten a message that they aren't brand name cartridges. I have experienced that at work, and tried these in part based on other customers' reviews saying this won't happen.

 
5.0

Just what i ordered

By Bruce

from Milw, wi

Verified Buyer

Comments about Compatible CLI-226 Cyan Ink for Canon:

Will order again when needed.

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