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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.
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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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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, 2950B001 / CLI221 Gray Ink for PIXMA MP980, MP990

Reg. Price $12.99

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Canon - PIXMA

Description

InkCartridges.com offers compatible inkjet cartridges to replace the Canon 2950B001 / CLI221 gray ink cartridge exclusively designed for your Canon PIXMA MP980 or MP990 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
CLI221G Ink Cartridge Canon 2950B001 Photo Gray Standard Yield 1395 0.47 cents 9 36 Months
*Average cartridge page yield in accordance with ISO IEC 24711

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  • PGI220 & CLI221 Set of 12 Ink cartridges for Canon

    Q:

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

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  • Compatible Canon PGI-220 & CLI-221: 1 Pigment Bk PGI-220 & 1 Each of CLI-221 (Bk, C, M, Y) 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
  • PGI220 & CLI221 Set of 12 Ink cartridges for Canon

    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
  • PGI220 & CLI221 Set of 12 Ink cartridges for Canon

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    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
  • Canon Compatible CLI221 Cyan Ink

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

By Steve

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) Ink:

Perfect, a lot cheaper compared to Canon direct, great prices, super fast shipping and great communication. I will purchase again when my ink cartridges run dry. Thank you again.

 
5.0

WORKS LIKE A CHARM

By CATHERINE

from undisclosed

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

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5.0

Great color

By Cheri

from undisclosed

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Comments about Canon Compatible PGI220 Pigment Black Ink:

Excellent color,good price

 
5.0

Very ggod color

By Cheri

from undisclosed

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Comments about Canon Compatible CLI221 Cyan Ink:

Very good color.No problems with ink cartridge.

 
5.0

Very good color

By Cheri

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) Ink:

This ink prints very well.The colors are perfect.

 
5.0

Not sure

By pat

from undisclosed

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

Shortly after I replaced several cartridges, my copier stopped working. Message says "error".
It's a Cannon copier. Worked fine before I installed new cartridges.

 
5.0

review of product

By FRANK

from undisclosed

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

great value worked very well with my printer

 
5.0

Great product

By Jane

from undisclosed

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Comments about Canon Compatible CLI221 Yellow Ink:

Great ptoduct that performs well. Price is certainly lower than other brands it's a good deal.

 
5.0

When empty I would buy again.

By Paul

from undisclosed

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Comments about Canon Compatible CLI221 Black Ink:

Holds ink for printer to put it on paper.

 
5.0

When empty I would buy again.

By Paul

from undisclosed

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Comments about Canon Compatible CLI221 Yellow Ink:

Holds ink for printer to put it on paper.

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