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Cartridge Type
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 CLI-226 Black Cartridge w/Chip

Page Yield: 510

Reg. Price $12.99

Our Price $7.99

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Buy 3 or More Black for $6.99 each (save $3.00+)
123inkjets offers the best alternative to the OEM (genuine) Canon CLI-226 (4546B001AA) black inkjet cartridge. Manufactured brand new, our compatible CLI226 cartridges are built to perfection for crisp, clear prints, every time. Our compatible CLI226 inkjet cartridges come with brand new chips that allow you to track ink levels on your computer. Purchase our CLI-226 cartridges and enjoy the benefits of tracking you ink levels on your computer. Ink you can rely on at a price you can afford. All 123inkjets brand compatible cartridges are backed by a 2 year guarantee and ship fast!

Compatible Printers

Specifications

SKU Product Type Printer Brand OEM Number Ink Color Cartridge Yield Type Page Yield Cost Per Page Capacity (ml) Shelf Life
CLI-226BK Ink Cartridge Canon 4546B001AA Black Standard 510 1.57 cents 9 36 Months
*Average cartridge page yield in accordance with ISO IEC 24711

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4.8

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98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to install (12)
  • Good value (11)
  • Clean replacement (8)
  • Easy to replace (7)
  • Sharp tones & colors (7)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Everyday documents (9)
  • Graphics and photos (7)
  • Occasional use (7)
  • Graphics & charts (6)
  • Photos (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Frequent user (15), Quality oriented (6), Budget shopper (5)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (23), Business (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great ink

I used to buy my ink at a local place that refilled ink cartridges at a much cheaper price than buying them new. My problem was that I was often having to clean my...Read complete review

I used to buy my ink at a local place that refilled ink cartridges at a much cheaper price than buying them new. My problem was that I was often having to clean my print head and often my printer would think I was out of ink when I just put in a new full cartridge. Since I switched to buying my ink at Simplyink.com I have not had to clean my print head and I've never had any other issues at all. The ink looks great when printing anything, including photos and it isn't more expensive than the other place. It is just better quality.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Cartridge would not print

I ordered this ink cartridge along with cartridges of other colors for my Canon MG5320 multi-function printer. It would not print this color. After I performed both regular cleaning and deep cleaning cycles,...Read complete review

I ordered this ink cartridge along with cartridges of other colors for my Canon MG5320 multi-function printer. It would not print this color. After I performed both regular cleaning and deep cleaning cycles, then waiting 24 hours and repeating, the cartridge still would not print in Magenta. I noticed that when the cartridge was in place in the printer, it was about 1/8" longer than the other color cartridges, though every indicator in the printer utility (e.g., ink level) was normal. Fortunately, I had another new magenta ink cartridge from 123 Inkjets and after inserting it into the printer, it worked. This newer cartridge was also the same size as the other color cartridges. A call to customer service was made, and the representative graciously offerred to ship a replacement magenta cartridge if I would send them back the bad cartridge, which I agreed to do.

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5.0

Glad to know this merchant is still operating.

By PA Doc

from South Central Pennsyvania

Verified Buyer

Comments about Compatible PGI-225 CLI-226: 1 Pigment Black PGI-225 1 Each of CLI-226 (Black, Cyan, Magenta, Yellow) 5 Set of Ink for Canon:

After my last local source of refurbished cartridges quit, I went back to 123Inkjets & used the delivery service.
I have used this merchant in past & was very pleased with the service offered. While it was nice to drop-in at a local merchant if you need ink, these people are almost as efficient. Nice to deal with & pricing is very competitive.

 
5.0

I never look elsewhere for ink.

By Chas

from Goleta, CA

Verified Buyer

Comments about Compatible Canon PGI225 CLI226 Ink Cartridge 12-Piece Bulk Set:

Products are always exactly what I need and ordered.

 
5.0

Hope to be satisfied yet again!!

By Sparky

from Amherst, NY

Verified Buyer

Comments about Compatible Canon PGI225 CLI226 Ink Cartridge 12-Piece Bulk Set:

Have used your Canon ink cartridges for several years now and have had nothing but success with them. Have always bought the "12 pack". Shipping has always been free that way. Split the order with my daughter since she has the identical printer, and she also has had no problems!!

 
4.0

To early to tell if I will do a reorder yet...

By 1st Sargeant

from Dunnellon Florida

Verified Buyer

Comments about Compatible PGI-225 CLI-226: 1 Pigment Black PGI-225 1 Each of CLI-226 (Black, Cyan, Magenta, Yellow) 5 Set of Ink for Canon:

Based on price I give it a 4. I did have problem with one cartridge that leaked in to my hand when removing the cap. One cartridge had a cheap tap to lock it in place.

 
5.0

Delivered On Time As Promised!

By GirlFriday

from Mountian Home, AR

Verified Buyer

Comments about Compatible PGI-225 CLI-226: 1 Pigment Black PGI-225 1 Each of CLI-226 (Black, Cyan, Magenta, Yellow) 5 Set of Ink for Canon:

Finding a more reasonable price for ink for my printer was imperative. Every store I visited it costs more to recharge the ink than to buy a new printer - that's insane! For the relatively little amount of ink that comes in a cartridge the designer should have provided a way to sell the ink in bulk so the consumer can recharge their own cartridges. 123INKJETS at least provides the cartridges at a more reasonable cost. Thanks 123INKJETS!

 
5.0

I order this product regularly.

By Julia

from Virginia

Verified Buyer

Comments about Compatible Canon PGI225 CLI226 Ink Cartridge 12-Piece Bulk Set:

I have ordered this product several times a year now for a few years. I have always been satisfied with the ink cartridges. The 12-piece bulk set is a very economical buy. Thank you for offering it. I will continue ordering it.

 
5.0

Easy

By Tequila

from Salt Lake City

Verified Buyer

Comments about Compatible Canon CLI-226 Magenta Cartridge w/Chip:

Easy to fill the printer.

 
4.0

Inexpensive cartridges

By JAT

from Austin TX

Verified Buyer

Comments about Compatible Canon PGI-225 Pigment Black Cartridge w/Chip:

Haven't ordered from this company before; but cartridge seems to be working fine in my printer.

 
5.0

The Best Deal!

By CaAngel12

from West Covina, CA

Verified Buyer

Comments about Compatible Canon PGI225 CLI226 Ink Cartridge 14-Piece Bulk Set:

This is my go to Ink Supplier! Prints beautifully and always a great deal! Delivery is quick! You can't go wrong!

 
5.0

Fantastic!!

By Cfitz

from Fort Lauderdale

Verified Buyer

Comments about Compatible Canon PGI225 CLI226 Ink Cartridge 12-Piece Bulk Set:

Work as good as the Canon cartridges and way cheaper!!!

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