8281B001AAOEM

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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?
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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.

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

Reg. Price $28.99

Our Price $26.99

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Buy 3 or More Color for $21.99 each (save $15.00+)
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Description

Canon 8281B001AA (CL-246) color inkjet cartridges are high quality ink cartridges designed exclusively for your Canon printer. You can order your Canon 8281B001AA inkjet cartridge right here, no hassle, no delays. 100% Satisfaction Guarantee.

Specifications

Item Code Product Type Printer Brand Model Name Ink Color Cartridge Yield Type Page Yield Cost Per Page Shelf Life
8281B001AAOEM Ink Cartridge Canon 8281B001AA Color Standard Yield 180 14.99 cents 24 Months
*Average cartridge page yield in accordance with ISO IEC 24711

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  • Q:

    Does the Cannon MG 2520 use only 2 cartridges namely the Black and the color? I have an epson and it uses 4 cartridges.I have an account with you.
    Asked on 8/2/2014 by Ed from Clearwater, Fl.

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    • A:

      The Canon MG2520 only uses two cartridges, black and color. This model can use the PG-245XL (high yield) black cartridge and the CL-246XL (high yield) color cartridge. Also available is the standard yield PG-245 black and the CL-246 color.

      Answered on 8/4/2014 by Shoshana
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OEM Canon CL-246 (8281B001AA) Color Ink
 
4.8

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Quality Product at a Reasonable Price

After not bing able to find the ink cartridges needed for my new Canon Pixma printer locally, I searched online and found this supplier. Price was good, Service was quick, error free...Read complete review

After not bing able to find the ink cartridges needed for my new Canon Pixma printer locally, I searched online and found this supplier. Price was good, Service was quick, error free ordering, and product was exactly as described - new, worked perfectly, so I would recommend this supplier to anyone I know who has this model printer.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Buyer beware

My printer was printing fine until I change the cartridges and now it doesn't want to print right at all

My printer was printing fine until I change the cartridges and now it doesn't want to print right at all

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5.0

Would buy again.

By John

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

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

Good product. Fair price.

 
5.0

Yes

By Kenneth

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

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

I haven't use it but 1 time and it worked wonderfully.

 
4.0

Possible faulty cartridge

By Jesus

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

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

Had a problem with the first color cartridge I tried to install but the 2nd one was accepted.

 
3.0

Fast Service

By Gary

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

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

It was fast but I couldn't get the XL colored.

 
5.0

Fast Service

By mary

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

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

I was very pleased to receive my order quickly and it is the same refills I was buying elsewhere. But the other company ran out to quickly and was taking almost month to reorder. I tried Ink Cartridges and received my order quickly. Thanks all.

 
5.0

Value and Quality

By Mary

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

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

Fantastic value, long lasting. These cartridges last a long time because every drop of ink is used.

 
5.0

Great service.

By Dennis

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

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

Very good product, with excellent delivery time. Would like to have available the LD remanufactured cartridge. I only use my printer for personnel use only and being on a very tight budget, would like to save a few bucks on the LD product. Always great service at LD, will continue to shop there.

 
5.0

I would buy this product again.

By Tom

from undisclosed

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

I use this product daily. Great value

 
5.0

Good product

By Charles

from undisclosed

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

Works well

 
5.0

good to go

By Jeanne

from undisclosed

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

easy to change, working perfectly

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