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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.

Genuine OEM Canon 5204B001 / PG240XXL Extra High Yield Black Ink Cartridge

Page Yield: 600

Reg. Price $50.99

Our Price $42.99

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Purchase your genuine PG240XXL extra high yield black ink cartridge for your Canon printer from 123inkjets.com. The double extra large PG240XXL (5204B001) is a high quality ink cartridge that delivers excellent performance and picture-perfect prints.

Compatible Printers


SKU Product Type Printer Brand OEM Number Ink Color Cartridge Yield Type Page Yield Cost Per Page Capacity (ml) Shelf Life
5204B001 Ink Cartridge Canon 5204B001 Black Extra High Yield 600 7.17 cents 21 24 Months
*Average cartridge page yield in accordance with ISO IEC 24711

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By Valerie

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about OEM PG240XXL Extra High Yield Black Ink for Canon:

very light


Best Performance For Cannon Printers

By NeoCon Squasher

from Timonium, MD

About Me Frequent User

Verified Buyer


  • Clean Replacement
  • Dries Quickly
  • Easy to Replace
  • Long Cartridge Life
  • Sharp Tones & Colors


  • Too Expensive

Best Uses

  • Everyday documents

Comments about OEM PG240XXL Extra High Yield Black Ink for Canon:

I received this Canon Extra High-Yield black ink cartridge for my Canon multi-function machine. I am still using the regular High Yield (i.e. not "super") Canon cartridge, so I haven't even had a need to install this cartridge in the machine just yet, but I don't want to be in the position of waiting until the ink runs out before I order a new one. Having used refurbished cartridges before (including from 123inkjets) because of the cost savings, I can say that, without a doubt, the brand name item---at least in the case of Canon---perform far better than the refurbished cartridges.

The Canon cartridge produces bolder, brighter, and crisper images than the refurbished cartridge, and my machine no longer sends erroneous messages that the cartridge needs to be replaced. The yield is much better than the refurbished cartridge also, so I can only imagine that this "Extra High Yield" cartridge will produce even better results.

The downside? Name brand ink cartridges have gotten incredibly expensive, and this one is no exception. This is not the fault of 123inkjets, because their prices are as good, or better, than other retailers for the same item. I guess that they will charge whatever the market will bear, and, because people really rely on their printers, the market will bear a lot.

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By kneesofsteel

from Texas

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Comments about OEM PG240XXL Extra High Yield Black Ink for Canon:

I have not installed this item in the printer yet. I am assuming that since it is an OEM item it should work fine.


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By AkBear

from Anchorage, Ak

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Comments about OEM PG240XXL Extra High Yield Black Ink for Canon:

Have used 123 Inkjets for years. Have used in both Epson and Canon Printers, and it works great in both.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)


This product worked!

By teacherpower

from Jacksonville, FL

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Comments about OEM PG240XXL Extra High Yield Black Ink for Canon:

I had used a refillable ink cartridge which did not work all the time with my printer. This one works all the time.

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