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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 CLI221 Yellow Cartridge w/Chip

Page Yield: 500

Reg. Price $12.99

Our Price $6.99

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Buy 3 or More Yellow for $6.00 each (save $2.97+)
123inkjets offers the best alternative to the OEM (genuine) Canon CLI221 (2949B001) yellow inkjet cartridge. Manufactured brand new in an ISO-9001 certified factory, our compatible CLI221 cartridges are built to perfection for crisp, clear prints, every time. Our compatible CLI221 inkjet cartridges come with brand new chips that allow you to track ink levels on your computer. Purchase our CLI-221 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
CLI221Y Ink Cartridge Canon 2949B001 Yellow Standard 500 1.40 cents 9 36 Months
*Average cartridge page yield in accordance with ISO IEC 24711

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Compatible Canon PGI220 CLI221 Ink Cartridge 12-Piece Bulk Set
 
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(based on 392 reviews)

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Good Quality & Value

I bought these ink cartridges six months ago and have been using them since they arrived. They last as long as original Canon cartridges, the chips work fine with my printer (as opposed...Read complete review

I bought these ink cartridges six months ago and have been using them since they arrived. They last as long as original Canon cartridges, the chips work fine with my printer (as opposed to many other vendor products) and the color quality is the same. They are well-packaged and they hold up well - the ones I am using now are as good as the ones I used six months ago. I am about to re-order again, and consider this to be a great value.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

This plugged up my MX860 within 3 days

We use our printer occasionally to print pictures. Bought this refill because the previous tank was empty. I have had trouble with remanufactured printer refills before but thought I would give this a...Read complete review

We use our printer occasionally to print pictures. Bought this refill because the previous tank was empty. I have had trouble with remanufactured printer refills before but thought I would give this a try. Within 3 days we found lines running through the color blue. I went back and installed a genuine canon cartridge and I'm running deep cleaning, and the lines are going away slowly, but now I'm burning up the money I saved on this cartridge by using all the other ink colors for cleaning (you can't just clean one color). I would not purchase another one of these.

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3.0

Order took longer than usual to arrive

By Arlene

from Nevada

Verified Buyer

Comments about Compatible Canon PGI220 Pigment Black Cartridge w/Chip:

Ink is fine

 
5.0

Quality

By MS

from O'Fallon, IL

Verified Buyer

Comments about Compatible PGI-220 CLI-221: 1 Pigment Black PGI-220 1 Each of CLI-221 (Black, Cyan, Magenta, Yellow) 5 Set of Ink for Canon:

Quality ink, smart packaging, easy to install and quality printing. I am very pleased and I'll order this again.

 
5.0

Excellent Service

By jkrisch1234

from Rancho Cordova, CA

Verified Buyer

Comments about Compatible Canon PGI220 Pigment Black Cartridge w/Chip:

Excellent Service. Thank you

 
4.0

good product, great price

By lmnohos

from NWI

Verified Buyer

Comments about Compatible Canon CLI221 Cyan Cartridge w/Chip:

so far so good. only issue is the red light does not light up. the printer is reading it as a full tank so no other issues.

 
1.0

Don't buy.

By Not a happy camper

from North Carolina

Verified Buyer

Comments about Compatible Canon CLI221 Black Cartridge w/Chip:

Replaced the old cartridge with this one. The printer did not recognize it despite having the chip in it. Also purchased a PGI220 cartridge. Same issues. After replacing both cartridges, the printer reset itself, at one point sounding like a metal-on-metal grinding. Will be asking for a refund.

 
5.0

Great Buy

By Mayberry Kid

from Mount Airy, NC

Verified Buyer

Comments about Compatible Canon PGI220 CLI221 Ink Cartridge 12-Piece Bulk Set:

I use the printer for my own personal use. The ink special I purchased was a very good deal. I checked with another ink supplier and the price didn't even compare with the deal i got. I have no complaints.

 
1.0

These cartridges will not work on my Canon MP560 printer

By Jim

from Sanford, FL

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Comments about Compatible Canon CLI221 Cyan Cartridge w/Chip:

I need envelope and label to return for credit

 
1.0

pretty unimpressed

By Nick

from Boulder City, NV

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Comments about Compatible Canon CLI221 Cyan Cartridge w/Chip:

Mis-labeled incorrect item shipped

 
5.0

Excellent product !!!

By Mamie94

from MA

Verified Buyer

Comments about Compatible Canon PGI220 CLI221 Ink Cartridge 12-Piece Bulk Set:

Have been buying these for a long time . Works very well with my Canon printer and is a great deal !!

 
5.0

Works Great

By RetSab

from Jamestown, NY

Verified Buyer

Comments about Compatible Canon CLI221 Cyan Cartridge w/Chip:

Why pay more for performance that seems to be just fine to my eyes.

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