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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.

Remanufactured Canon Inkjet Cartridge, 8281B001AA (CL-246) Color Ink

Reg. Price $25.99

Our Price $17.99

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Buy 3 or More Color for $17.00 each (save $2.97+)
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Description

InkCartridges.com offers remanufactured inkjet cartridges to replace the Canon 8281B001AA (CL-246) color ink cartridge exclusively designed for your Canon printer. Our ink cartridges are rebuilt from mostly new parts, and are of the highest caliber. Our LD brand remanufactured ink cartridges are backed by a 2 Year Guarantee and ship fast!
Please be aware that due to changes in printer programming the ink levels for this particular cartridge might appear to be low or empty. It is indeed full and will print a full yield.

Specifications

Item Code Product Type Printer Brand Model Name Ink Color Cartridge Yield Type Page Yield Cost Per Page Shelf Life
8281B001AARIC Ink Cartridge Canon 8281B001AA Color Standard 180 9.99 cents 12-18 Months
*Average cartridge page yield in accordance with ISO IEC 24711

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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Remanufactured Canon CL-246XL HY Color Ink
 
4.5

(based on 162 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (114)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (33)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (8)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Okay, but not as good as a new one.

I thought the ink cartridge was empty until it was explained to me that since it is refurbished, the printer won't recognize it as anything other than empty because Canon won't allow refurbished cartridges...Read complete review

I thought the ink cartridge was empty until it was explained to me that since it is refurbished, the printer won't recognize it as anything other than empty because Canon won't allow refurbished cartridges to be reset to read full.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

LOW COLOR INK ON NEW CARTRIDGE

When I inserted the cartridge into my printer (Canon PIXMA) it showed "low color ink" sign which I could not get rid of no matter what (tried all the options...Read complete review

When I inserted the cartridge into my printer (Canon PIXMA) it showed "low color ink" sign which I could not get rid of no matter what (tried all the options from Canon and from online forums). Called the customer support who agreed to refund me the cartridge, YET: they sent me a return label to print that I canNOT print since I do not have the cartridge and the black cartridge also do not work without the full color one being inserted at the same time. So I cannot print the return label in order to return the cartridge in order to receive the refund. Unless I spend more money on going and buying a cartridge from a physical store for more money which I had not want to do in the beginning. :(

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5.0

terrific

By Jill

from Shawnee, CO

Verified Buyer

Comments about Remanufactured Canon CL-246XL HY Color Ink:

Love it, my fingers never get messy

 
5.0

Satisfied

By Lem

from Fries. Va.

Verified Buyer

Comments about Remanufactured 8281B001AA (CL-246) Color Ink for Canon:

I would give them a 6 star but no room for the other star. Great service and with speed and it works great

 
5.0

INKJETS

By Nanc

from CT

Verified Buyer

Comments about Remanufactured 8281B001AA (CL-246) Color Ink for Canon:

Perfect Keep up the good work.

 
5.0

it,s all good

By charliehoss

from miss it ssippip

Verified Buyer

Comments about Remanufactured Canon CL-246XL HY Color Ink:

arrived in 3/4 Days everything just fine

 
5.0

All good

By Jd

from Iowa

Verified Buyer

Comments about Remanufactured Canon CL-246XL HY Color Ink:

All good

 
5.0

Great Ink Great Price

By Scotman

from Parker Az

Verified Buyer

Comments about Remanufactured Canon CL-246XL HY Color Ink:

Great Quality Ink...No problem install

 
5.0

CL-246XL Color

By maverick

from Lexington, Il

Verified Buyer

Comments about Remanufactured Canon CL-246XL HY Color Ink:

Haven't used yet. Pretty soon though....Marcia

 
5.0

Remanufactured Cannon- 246XL HY Color Ink Cartridge

By zebulon

from Coplay, PA

Verified Buyer

Comments about Remanufactured Canon CL-246XL HY Color Ink:

I use the product for Home and business printing.
The Cart. fit perfectly and operated just like it Should.
The delivery was pretty Quick.

 
4.0

So far so good

By Augy

from Hollywood, Florida

Verified Buyer

Comments about Remanufactured Canon CL-246XL HY Color Ink:

My new printer needed ink so I could perform some administrative duties for my co-operative that I live in. The cartridges snapped right in and I began printing immediately. And so what I have to say is, so far, so good.

 
5.0

AAAAAAAA+++++++

By +++

from mi

Verified Buyer

Comments about Remanufactured 8281B001AA (CL-246) Color Ink for Canon:

ok

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