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Canon Pixma Ink Cartridges

Canon's version for All-in-One printers is the Canon Pixma printer series. It's perfect for home and small office use since it can do a lot of tasks such as copying, scanning, and photo printing. The Canon Pixma is marketed as a photo printer. These printer series produce great quality photos, paired with the Canon Pixma ink. CompAndSave offers compatible and remanufactured Canon Pixma printer ink cartridges. You can enjoy quality ink for Canon Pixma printer at a reasonable price.

CompAndSave aims to help you decide if the Canon Pixma is the printer you need. Get to know the printer series, the cartridges, and other important information. This guide covers two significant parts. First is exploring the Canon Pixma printer series. You'll get to know the pricing and features of the Pixma printers, plus recommendations of the best printer models. The second part will discuss knowing your Canon Pixma ink better. We'll give you the best compatible ink cartridges for Canon Pixma, and you'll learn how to save on running costs. Are you eager to know more? Let's start learning about this popular Canon printer series.

Exploring Canon Pixma Printer Series

Canon Pixma has a wide range of sub-series. Each sub-series is intended for a specific use. Although the Pixma is a multifunction printer, choosing a machine based on your usage needs is better. Some Canon Pixma printers, such as the PIXMA MX, are intended for office use. If you need a professional-grade printer for your business needs, you have the PIXMA Pro. In the second part of our guide, we'll discuss further the differences of each Canon Pixma sub-series.

Canon Pixma printer price

The price range of Canon Pixma printers varies depending on the sub-series type. If you're looking for the most affordable, the Canon Pixma G series, also known as MegaTank printers, starts at $160.00. You can try the Canon PIXMA G1220 or PIXMA G2260 for home or small office printing needs. Are you after professional-looking photos regardless of the budget? The Canon Pixma Pro 100 is at $300.00, while Pixma Pro 200 is more expensive at $540.00.

Is Canon Pixma an Inkjet printer?

All kinds of Canon Pixma are inkjet printers. It uses nozzles in the printhead to spray ink on paper. These are gold contact points you can find at the back or bottom part of your cartridge. Most Canon ink cartridges have built-in printheads. Great quality images are the forte of inkjet printers, which is what the Canon PIXMA printers stand for. To learn further about how inkjet printers work, read our inkjet vs laser printer guide.

What is the Canon Pixma good for?

PIXMA means creating high-quality images at a fast printing speed. In Canon's exact words, the letters PI indicate &lquo;pursuing the highest image quality&rquo; while the letters MA stand for &lquo;producing that image at the greatest speed.&rquo; The X represents the close connection between input and output. Each Canon PIXMA subseries has their own niche but in general, it's known for quality photo printing. To sum up the general features, all Canon Pixma printers can do the following:

  • Print, copy, fax, scan.
  • Touch screen control panel.
  • Works with mobile applications.
  • Wide wireless connectivity options.
Canon Pixma Pros
  • Easy to operate.
  • Manageable size.
  • Outstanding quality for photo printing.
  • Low running costs especially for
Canon Pixma Cons
  • Limited control panel features.
  • No automatic double sided scanning.
  • Printing speed can still be improved.

Which Canon Pixma printer is best?

High quality image printing is what a Canon Pixma does best. So if you're looking for the best Canon Pixma printer, the other qualities should be considered. Pricing and connectivity options can be a great start when deciding what printer to purchase. For others, it may depend on the usage such as office document printing or business needs.

Best Canon Pixma printer for home use

A good printer for the home office should be easy to manage so the whole family can operate. Canon Pixma printers are multifunctional, but the Canon Pixma MG2522 takes the cake when it comes to popularity. It can print, copy, and scan. You can use high-yield ink cartridges for a lower running cost. Users have been giving rave reviews about its functionality and reasonable price. CompAndSave provides Canon Pixma MG2522 ink cartridges in standard and high-yield variants.

Best Canon Pixma printer for photos

Are you looking for a printer that can deliver professional-looking photos? The Canon Pixma PRO-100 is the way to go. It costs higher than other Canon Pixma sub-series, but it's definitely worth it. The Pixma Pro-100 uses a total of 8 individual ink cartridges to give you exceptional images. CompAndSave's Canon Pixma Pro-100 compatible ink cartridges will provide you with the same high-quality printouts at an affordable price.

Knowing Your Ink for Canon Pixma Printer

Several printers use Canon Pixma ink cartridges, such as the Canon MG series. Some models like the Canon Pixma MegaTank use ink bottles. You can find PG and CLI letters on your Canon Pixma ink cartridges. PG means pigment-based ink, which is suitable for printing texts. Canon coined the term CLI or chroma life for its dye-based inks, ideal for photo printing because it gives out vibrant colors that don't quickly fade.

Click to have a clear breakdown of the ink cartridges for Canon Pixma printer series:
Canon Pixma Sub-Series Printer Description Ink Type
PIXMA MG All-in-One photo printer Black and tri-color ink cartridges
PIXMA G MegaTank printer Canon ink bottles in black, cyan, magenta, and yellow
PIXMA MX All-in-One printer for office use Black and tri-color ink cartridges
Photo printer Black and tri-color ink cartridges
Individual ink cartridges in black, cyan, magenta, and yellow
PIXMA Pro Professional use Individual ink cartridges in black, cyan, magenta, and yellow
PIXMA TS & PIXMA TR Latest compact all-in-one printers Black and tri-color ink cartridges
Individual ink cartridges in black, cyan, magenta, and yellow

Canon Pixma Printer Ink Frequently Ask Questions

What Ink Does My Canon Pixma Printer Use?

The table above shows you the type of ink each Pixma sub-series uses. If you already have a Canon Pixma printer and need to replace the ink, you can find out the specific ink cartridge or ink bottle in different ways. Find suitable ink for your printer by checking your printer manual or used ink package. Search the printer model on our site, and the results will show the ink you need to purchase. For further information, you can read our guide on what ink does my printer use.

How Much is Ink for a Canon Pixma Printer?

Canon Pixma OEM Price range

Since the Canon Pixma series has a wide range of printer inks, the prices can also differ. OEM Standard black ink cartridges can start from $17.99, such as the Canon PG-245. The tri-color ink cartridge can start from $20.99, just like the Canon CLI-244. Individual ink cartridges like the Canon CLI-251 are more affordable, with a price that starts at $14.99. However, the total cost is higher because you need to buy all four or five separate cartridges. When it comes to ink bottles, it's relatively cheaper. The Canon 290 black ink bottle is sold for $17.99, while the other color variants are $11.99 each.

How to save money on printing costs?

The easiest way to save on printing costs is to use remanufactured or compatible ink cartridges. Opting for higher yield cartridges can also give you lower running costs. CompAnSave offers replacement ink cartridges and ink bottles for your Canon Pixma printer that's more affordable but still delivers exceptional print quality.

It's also essential to determine the cost per page. The cost per page will show you how much you spend per print. It's calculated by dividing the cartridge's price by the number of pages it can print.

Price of the cartridge ÷ Page yield = Cost per page

The table below of our best-selling Canon P6-240 and Canon CL-241 ink cartridges gives a concrete example of how much you can save when using remanufactured and higher-yield cartridges.

Ink Cartridge Page Yield Price Cost Per Page Price Cost Per Page
Standard Canon PG-240 Black Ink Cartridge 180 $19.99 11.10 cents $18.99 10.55 cents
Standard Canon CL-241 Tri-color Ink Cartridge 180 $25.99 14.43 cents $23.99 13.33 cents
High Yield Canon PG-240 XL Black Ink Cartridge 300 $24.99 8.33 cents $19.99 6.66 cents
High Yield Canon CL-241 XL Tri-color Ink Cartridge 400 $33.99 8.49 cents $24.99 6.25 cents
Extra High Yield Canon PG-240 XXL Black Ink Cartridge 600 $40.99 6.83 cents $22.99 3.83 cents
How to Change Ink for Canon Pixma?

Changing the ink on your Canon Pixma can slightly differ depending on the cartridge type. In general, the steps are the same. The first step is to know where is the ink cartridge in a Canon Pixma. The cartridge space is located behind the front cover. If you already know the location of the Canon Pixma printer ink cartridges, you can proceed to the installation process. Here's how to change the ink cartridge on a Canon Pixma:

  1. Turn on your Canon Pixma printer.
  2. Open the front cover.
  3. To remove the used cartridge, push it down and pull it out from the latch.
  4. Take the new ink out of the packaging.
  5. Insert the new cartridges into its correct color slot in a slant angle. Make sure it snaps lock into place.
  6. Close the front cover of your printer.

Are you looking for instructional videos on how to change ink in Canon Pixma printer? Check out our how to change ink in Canon printer videos for step-by-step guide.

Where is the Cheapest Place to Buy Canon Ink Cartridges?

Who doesn't want quality printouts at an affordable cost? CompAndSave's remanufactured and compatible Canon Pixma printer ink cartridges are a great alternative to expensive ink. The use of generic ink will not void your printer warranty according to MAGNUSON-MOSS WARRANTY IMPROVEMENT ACT, United States Code Annotated Title 15 Commerce Trade Chapter 50, Consumer Product Warranties 15 Sections 2302. Choose CompAndSave replacement ink for Canon Pixma printer and enjoy these benefits:

  • LOW PRICE GUARANTEE. Have you found a website with a lower advertised price for Canon Pixma printer ink and toner cartridges? Let us know, and we'll match it for you. For more information on the criteria, see our Low Price Guarantee policy.
  • WORKS LIKE THE ORIGINAL. Not sure how to install remanufactured Canon Pixma cartridges? Don't worry, CompAndSave's cartridges are engineered to work and perform just like the originals without sacrificing quality.
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  • NEXT DAY SHIPPING. Orders placed before 2:00 p.m. PT Monday through Friday will be processed the same day. Orders placed after 2:00 p.m. PT will be processed the following business day.
  • FREE SHIPPING. For U.S. orders, buy products up to $50 or more, and the shipping fee is on us!
  • SATISFACTION GUARANTEE. CompAndSave is so confident in the quality of our cheap Canon Pixma ink that we give a complete refund if you return them within ten days of receiving them. We also offer refunds or store credit for purchases made up to 365 days after the purchase date! Check our return policy for more information.
  • WILL NOT VOID PRINTER WARRANTY. Using CompAndSave's ink for Canon Pixma printer will never void your printer warranty. Visit our ink knowledge base page for more details, or contact us for any further questions.
  • ENVIRONMENT FRIENDLY. CompAndSave sells eco-friendly printer ink cartridges, reducing landfill waste and conserving resources. Purchase from us, and you will be able to help mother earth while saving too! To know more, check our eco-friendly ink cartridges page.

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