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Cartridge Comparison Guide
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  • Number of Pages & Shelf Life
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.

LD InkPods Ink Cartridge Replacements for Canon PG-245XL (Black, 4-Pack with OEM printhead)

Page Yield: 240

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We've been helping our customers save on ink for over twenty years. With LD InkPods, now you can save even more.

Get more ink for less!

Each black ink refill pod includes enough ink to print up to 240 pages, with 4 pods in a pack, that's up to 960 pages.

Easily installs into your printer.

Just insert a new refill pod into the reusable shell and install into your printer, it's that easy!

Always have a replacement ready.

Extra refill pods can be stored for up to 2 years in their sealed packaging.

Go to frequently asked questions for more information about LD InkPods.

Your LD InkPod cartridge pack includes:
  • 1 Reusable Shell (good for use with 4 Refill Pods)
  • 4 Refill Pods
Here's how it works...
Reusable up to 4 times
Refill Pod
InkPod Cartridge
Shell + Refill Pod

Save money and print more pages with this LD InkPod 4-Pack! You get 4 PG-245XL high yield black ink refill pods and a brand new reusable printhead shell that works seamlessly with your printer. To print with an LD InkPod, just insert an ink refill pod into the reusable shell and install. Each refill pod is a new ink tank that has been tested for performance, quality and page yield so you get premium results page after page. The shell that holds the refill pod is a brand new printhead that can be used with a total of 4 ink refill pods. One ink refill pod prints up to 240 pages and easily installs into your printer. With four pods in a pack, you can print up to 960 pages! Enjoy amazing print results without paying a fortune when you print with LD InkPods. Every InkPod is backed by our industry-leading lifetime guarantee.

Works with popular PIXMA printers like the iP2820, MG2420, MG2522, MX490, MX492, TR4520, TS3120 and TS3122. Scroll down to view our COMPLETE list of compatible printers.


PG245XLPHT4 Ink Cartridge Canon Canon 8278B001AA Black High Yield 240 416.66 cents 24 Months
*Average cartridge page yield in accordance with ISO IEC 24711

LD InkPods frequently asked questions

What are LD InkPods?
LD InkPods are an ink cartridge line that includes four black ink refill pods and a reusable shell that securely keeps your refill in place. These pods are designed for printers that use Canon PG-245XL ink cartridges. When your ink is low, just insert a refill pod into the reusable shell and install it into your printer! LD InkPods make printing affordable and convenient, so you can print again and again without overspending.
Is my printer compatible with LD InkPods?
These LD InkPods are compatible with the same printers that use Canon PG-245XL ink cartridges, including the Works with popular PIXMA printers like the iP2820, MG2420, MG2522, MX490, MX492, TR4520, TS3120 and TS3122 and many more. Find a full list in the compatible printers section of this page.
How much ink is in an LD InkPod?
Each color ink refill pod is filled to the same capacity as a high yield Canon PG-245XL black ink cartridge and includes enough ink to print up to 240 pages.
How do I install an LD InkPod?
Your first InkPod cartridge comes fully assembled and can immediately be installed in your printer. When your first refill pod runs out of ink, it can easily be replaced with a second refill pod. Just remove the empty refill pod from the shell, insert a new refill pod into the shell and install into your printer! Check out our installation guide for step-by-step instructions.
Will I be able to monitor my ink levels with an LD InkPod?
Yes, InkPods communicate with your printer to track real-time ink levels on your printer's display screen so you know when your ink is running low.
Can I buy a single LD InkPod refill pod?
Right now we only offer these LD InkPods in a 4-pack. Along with 4 refill pods, each pack includes a reusable shell that can be used a maximum of four times. If the shell is used more than that, your print quality will deteriorate. By offering 4 pods and a reusable shell in a pack, you get the best possible printing results every time.
How do LD InkPods help you save?
LD InkPods save a bundle on printing costs with 4 high yield ink refills at a super low price! An added bonus is the savings on plastic. Thanks to the InkPod's reusable shell, you are using less plastic with every refill pod so you can feel good knowing you're helping the environment too! The printing experience and print quality is comparable to printing with an Canon PG-245XL ink cartridge and best of all, we back every pod with our lifetime guarantee.
Reliability for a Lifetime

Our 100% satisfaction guarantee means you can shop with peace of mind. Our InkPods have been tested and monitored for performance quality and page yield. In the event that you are dissatisfied with your purchase, we will do our best to make it right. All of our LD InkPods are backed by a lifetime guarantee.


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