Ink cartridges contain the ink you should use for printing. It is a major component of the printing process and without it, your printer is useless. Finding the correct printer ink will not only help you save money but will also prevent printing problems. In this guide, we will cover the necessary information on how to find what printer ink you need . There are two ways you can find the correct ink for your printer. You can search by ink cartridge name and/or printer model.
Searching by Printer Model
What kind of ink does my printer use? This question might have crossed your mind when looking for the right cartridge for your printer. Let’s start with looking for the right ink by searching the printer model. Once you already know the printer model, it will be easier to look for the correct ink for your printer. You can just enter the printer model on the search bar.
Step 1: Make sure that you have the brand + printer series + printer model number for a more accurate result. Let us use the ‘Epson EcoTank ET-2720’ printer for example. In this case, the brand is ‘Epson’, the printer series is ‘EcoTank’, and the printer model number is ‘ET-2720’. Once you have all the information needed, you can go ahead and enter it in the search bar then hit ‘Enter’ on your keyboard.
Step 2: After doing the above step, our site will show you the printer and its compatible ink cartridges for your printer. You can click the ink cartridge if you wish to know more information or you can simply add it to the cart. Make sure to choose the correct ink.
How to Find Printer Name?
If you are unsure of your exact printer model name, it is easy to find it with our guide. It is important to know your printer name but it can be confusing since there are a lot of printer models out there. If you are not sure what your printer model is, you may click on ‘How to Find Printer Name’ for the video tutorial. Once you have your printer model, you can go ahead and read the tips we prepared below on how to look for the right printer ink/toner cartridges for your printer to save you from the hassle of purchasing the wrong ones.
Searching by Ink Cartridge Name
Have you ever wondered what do the numbers on ink cartridges mean? The number on your ink cartridge is the cartridge model number and this is one way to know what ink your printer takes. In this part, we will tackle how to find the ink cartridge number. If you have an empty ink cartridge, you can simply look on the top or front of the cartridge itself for its ink/toner cartridge number and/or manufacturer’s code. Cartridge model number is composed of numbers and sometimes, a combination of numbers and letters.
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You also have the option to purchase a standard or a high yield ink. If there's 'XL' after the cartridge number, it means that the cartridge can print more pages than the standard yield or non-XL ones. The ‘XL’ cartridges are also called the 'high yield' cartridges.
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To make it easier for you to find the right ink, we broke it down to the five major printer brands. This guide will show you how to find the ink cartridge number on the packaging or your empty cartridge.
What Ink Does My HP Printer Use?
Just like all major printer brands, the model number for original HP ink cartridges can be found in the packaging itself both for black and colored inks. HP ink cartridges have the same model number for their black and colored products. The packaging color differs if you purchase the standard or high yield. If you do not have the packaging anymore, you can also find the ink model number on the empty ink cartridge. But keep in mind not to remove the cartridge unless you are ready to replace it. This is to avoid drying the nozzles of your printer.
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What Ink Does My Canon Printer Use?
Canon usually includes the name of the printer series on the packaging. Unlike HP inks, Canon printer inks have different model numbers for their black and colored variants. You may also notice that it includes abbreviations such as PG and CLI for its inks. PG means that the ink is pigment-based and is ideal for printing texts. CLI refers to Canon’s term ‘ChromaLife', which are dye-based inks that are good for printing colored photos. Another nice feature of the package is the photos of its ink cartridges so you already know what it looks like inside.
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What Ink Does My Epson Printer Use?
Epson printers use cartridges or ink bottles. They are the first company who manufactured ink bottles for their printers. Unlike Canon and HP, Epson printer inks are separated by color. It comes in different packages. You will see below how an Epson ink cartridge packaging looks like.
What Ink Does My Brother Printer Use?
Brother has inkjet and laser printers. They coined the term INKvestment tanks for their cartridges since it holds more ink that results in a low cost per page. If you are using a Brother printer, the ink cartridge code is a mix of letters and numbers. You may also notice the unique shape of the cartridge.
What Ink Does My Lexmark Printer Use?
Lexmark still sells ink cartridges but they are highly focused on laser printers. Laser printers are fast in printing documents that give you a low cost per page. The Lexmark ink cartridge model number is easy to spot on the packaging. The toner cartridge packaging may come in the color black or green.
Finally, you already know how you can find the right ink for your printer. CompAndSave offers a wide variety of compatible and remanufactured ink cartridges that will not break your budget. You can also double-check if the ink/toner cartridge is indeed compatible with your printer by looking into the list of compatible printers listed at the bottom of the ink/toner cartridge page. You can shop online for cheap printer inks that has a one-year 100% satisfaction guaranteed.
If you are still not sure what your printer model is or what ink/toner it uses, you can give us a call at our toll-free number: 1-833-465-6888 (Monday to Friday, 6am-6pm PT) and one of our Customer Service Representatives will be more than happy to help.