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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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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
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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 w/ Smart Chip, 2947B001 / CLI221 Cyan Ink

Reg. Price $12.99

Our Price $6.49

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Description

InkCartridges.com offers compatible inkjet cartridges to replace the Canon 2947B001 / CLI221 cyan 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
CLI221C Ink Cartridge Canon 2947B001 Cyan Standard 500 1.30 cents 9 36 Months
*Average cartridge page yield in accordance with ISO IEC 24711

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Compatible CLI221 Cyan Ink for Canon
 
4.7

(based on 1911 reviews)

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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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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Indicated Empty but Nearly Full

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

Repeat buyer

By Penny

from Colorado

Verified Buyer

Comments about Compatible CLI221 Cyan Ink for Canon:

Been buying these for years and never had a problem.

 
5.0

So happy with this product!

By Jim

from Brooks, GA

Verified Buyer

Comments about PGI220 & CLI221 Set of 12 Ink cartridges for Canon:

Put in my new cartridges yesterday and it was easy and fast. They work great!

 
2.0

I tried but cartridge housing was smaller than Canon Pixma

By Johnny Cornbread

from Tulsa, Ok

Verified Buyer

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

Canon Pixma M560 the cartridge I purchased listed and I verified using online assistance from this website would work with my printer.
I received attempted to install and there cartridge housing was a little smaller than original and would not line chip correctly.
No comment on ink quality, not able to use.
Time wasted on my end. THANKS INK CARTRIDGE.

 
5.0

replacement cartridge

By dick

from des moines iowa

Verified Buyer

Comments about Canon Compatible CLI221 Magenta Ink:

speedy replacement for cartridge

 
5.0

Thank you very much

By Debra

from Winchester California

Verified Buyer

Comments about Compatible PGI220 Pigment Black Ink for Canon:

Arrived early and easy to use

 
5.0

I would buy this product again and again.

By Debra

from Winchester California

Verified Buyer

Comments about Compatible CLI221 Yellow Ink for Canon:

Easy to use.

 
5.0

I would buy again

By debster

from venice fl

Verified Buyer

Comments about PGI220 & CLI221 Set of 12 Ink cartridges for Canon:

it works for me..color good and price is even better

 
5.0

I will continue to buy this product.

By -

from Washington

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Comments about PGI220 & CLI221 Set of 12 Ink cartridges for Canon:

This is a recurring buy. Excellent Ink and NO Problems...

 
5.0

Great ink for half the price

By Rocky Boy

from Fox River Grove, IL

Verified Buyer

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

I replaced all my cartridges twice with this ink. It is inexpensive, works great and the shipping is fast. I'll never buy Canon brand ink again.

 
5.0

So far, so good

By Tom

from Texas

Verified Buyer

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

I got the package of 5 cartridges in good condition and installed all but one...as I was out of ink in 4 cartridges out of the 5 in my Canon printer. I did have to push slightly harder to get them in the slot but no big deal. As the instructions said, there is NO indicator light on the cartridge so obviously no blinking when it starts to run out. However, checking the cartridge ink indicator via the standard printer software on my computer shows full cartridges and I assume of course will drop down in level as I use the ink up. I do hope the exclamation point shows up on the display when low and the red X when really out. The price of these compatible cartridges is dramatically lower than the Canon OEM ones. I can live with the blinking light which of course you don't see unless you open up the printer to begin with.

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