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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.

Compatible Canon Inkjet Cartridge w/ Smart Chip, 4530B001AA / PGI-225 Pigment Black Ink

Reg. Price $12.99

Our Price $5.99

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Buy 3 or More Black for $5.00 each (save $2.97+)
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Description

InkCartridges.com offers compatible inkjet cartridges to replace the Canon 4530B001AA / PGI-225 black 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
PGI-225BK Ink Cartridge Canon 4530B001AA Black Standard 340 1.76 cents 16 36 Months
*Average cartridge page yield in accordance with ISO IEC 24711

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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PGI225 & CLI226 Set of 14 Ink cartridges for Canon
 
4.8

(based on 1667 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (1441)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (166)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (24)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (24)

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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5.0

So happy I found this source

By Beckster

from Glen Ellyn, IL

Verified Buyer

Comments about PGI225 & CLI226 Set of 14 Ink cartridges for Canon:

The cartridges came well packed and in good time. I'm very pleased.

 
5.0

Excellent as always

By JTKINPA

from Mountainhome, PA

Verified Buyer

Comments about Canon Compatible CLI-226 Cyan Ink:

Came fast as good as the OEM. MUCH less expensive.

 
4.0

Great price, speedy delivery and they are working great!

By Ranger

from Minneapolis

Verified Buyer

Comments about PGI225 & CLI226 Set of 14 Ink cartridges for Canon:

Nice selection of cartridges with good prices. Delivery was very prompt.

 
5.0

My nunber one choice.

By HitchHiker 2012

from St Clair Shores, MI

Verified Buyer

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

I've been using LD ink for a long time, maybe 10 years or so and find it to be as good as the name brand. I print a lot of photographs, the colors are vibrant and true. It's certainly priced comfortably and after ordering on line it arrives promptly.

 
5.0

Excellent company and very responsive

By Geoff

from Bellevue, WA

Verified Buyer

Comments about Canon Compatible CLI-226 Cyan Ink:

Highly recommended.
Geoff Bidwell Bellevue, WA

 
4.0

great produce, fast delivery!

By Stevo

from Wheeling, WV

Verified Buyer

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

This is my second purchase for your products. I am completely satisfied.

 
4.0

Magenta leaked

By gflo

from joplin

Verified Buyer

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

Most colors work great. Magenta leaked...2 of them.orherwise, good buy. I just purchased another set, but they are missing in action. Need them soon.

 
5.0

printer ink

By skip

from pa.

Verified Buyer

Comments about Canon Compatible PGI-225 Pigment Black Ink:

quick delivery....good product

 
5.0

Quality Ink at a fair price

By Dick

from Ozark, Al

Verified Buyer

Comments about Compatible CLI-226 Black Ink for Canon:

Your ink is comparable to Canon's in every aspect. I just love your prices and fast delivery.I plan to be a permanent customer with Ink Jets. Love you guys !

 
5.0

good stuff

By dan

from austin, tx

Verified Buyer

Comments about PGI225 & CLI226 Set of 14 Ink cartridges for Canon:

Great value, for home use a box lasts about 6 to 8 months.

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