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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 PGI-225 Pigment Black Cartridge w/Chip

Page Yield: 340

Reg. Price $12.99

Our Price $6.99

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Buy 3 or More Black for $6.00 each (save $2.97+)
123inkjets offers the best alternative to the OEM (genuine) Canon PGI-225 (4530B001AA) black inkjet cartridge. Manufactured brand new, our compatible PGI225 cartridges are built to perfection for crisp, clear prints, every time. Our compatible PGI225 inkjet cartridges come with brand new chips that allow you to track ink levels on your computer. Purchase our PGI-225 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
PGI-225BK Ink Cartridge Canon 4530B001AA Black Standard 340 2.06 cents 16 36 Months
*Average cartridge page yield in accordance with ISO IEC 24711

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Compatible Canon PGI-225 Pigment Black Cartridge w/Chip
 
4.8

(based on 419 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (363)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (45)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

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    (7)

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

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!!!

 
5.0

Great Quality

By Just Me

from Knoxville, TN

Verified Buyer

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

I was concerned at first how "compatible" they would really be (some printers won't take knock-off ink), but it works like a charm on my Canon Pixma.

 
5.0

I would buy this product again.

By pj

from FLorida

Verified Buyer

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

The ink does a great job and costs a lot less than the Canon ink.

 
5.0

Easy and fast

By Always running out

from Aberdeen, MD

Verified Buyer

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

Easy to order great prices and you receive your order fast

 
5.0

Very good product

By Beeper

from Kentucky

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:

Site was very efficient

 
5.0

Works well with our Printer

By Uncapaul

from Chicago Illinois

Verified Buyer

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

This is the third time I have ordered and used these cartridges in our printer.
Just as good as the original ink cartridges and save some money besides, I will purchase them again.
I am happy with the product as well as the speedy delivery.

 
5.0

Very good reasonably priced.

By DC

from 3083

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:

Ordered the PGI-225 and the CGI-226. Great price and worked great in the printer. No problems at all. Thanks 123Inkjets you guys are the best.

 
5.0

so far so good!

By Eva

from Clark Mills, NY

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:

Just for our home printer. They went in easy, and all the chips were accepted and everything lit up perfectly!!
Definitely buying again!

 
5.0

Never a Problem

By Sally

from Faber, VA

Verified Buyer

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

In the many years I have been using 123inkjet products I have never had a problem with the ink.

 
4.0

Reasonable prices

By My Econ

from Courtland, AL

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:

Awesome compatible prices and quality

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