Can I use a different brand of ink in my Canon printer?
Whether you use an inkjet printer or laser printer it’s always worth sticking with the recommended ink cartridges, ink bottles, or toner powder. It makes sense the people who build the printers would know what works best. Other inks may fade faster and curl the paper, and Canon inks are designed for Canon print heads. There’s plenty of Canon printers to choose from at JB, and a heap of printer models, including:
- Home office printers. Such as the Canon PIXMA.
- Photo printers. The Canon SELPHY and SELPHY smartphone printer will have your pics looking perfect.
Discover more about how to find the right ink for your printer below.
Canon ink cartridges
Finding the right Canon ink cartridge is easy. We’ve given you a few search filters to make narrowing down a breeze. You can search by:
- Colour. Black ink cartridge, cyan ink cartridge magenta ink cartridge, tri-colour ink cartridges, yellow ink cartridges, and more.
- Page yield. An estimate of the number of pages that can be printed with that cartridge.
- Series. This is the cartridge series, which is the code you use to find ink compatible with your printer (more below).
Canon ink designed for superior performance
When you choose Canon for your ink cartridges, you’re ensuring high quality multifunction performance 24/7. A strong warranty means they last, and with a large range of value packs and combo packs, they’re all about getting the job done. Make the most of their:
- High capacity
- State-of-the-art colour
- Leading fastness
- Broad colour gamut
Are all Canon Pixma inks the same?
Canon Pixma inks are just the same as any other. You need to make sure you use the right ink with the right printer. Just because your new printer and old one might be similar, that doesn’t mean the same ink will give you the best results. However, some Pixma inks can be used in multiple Pixma printers. You’ll find all this info in the Details section of each JB ink page, such as:
How do I know what ink my Canon printer uses?
Whatever printer model you use, finding the right ink is easy. It’ll be written on the box, in the printer manual, as well as in one or more places on the printer itself. It will look something like:
- Canon CLI681
- Canon CL646XL
- Canon CLI526
- Canon CLI671
- Canon CLI651 or CLI651XL
- Canon PGI525
- Canon PG645 or PG645XL
- Canon PGI650 or PGI670
You can also do the search in reverse. Click on most of our ink cartridges and you’ll discover the compatible printers in the product overview section. Or you can check the Canon PRINT app.
How many spare cartridges do we need for a Canon printer?
Most printers will come with the right number of inkjet cartridges so you can hit the ground running, but not any spares. It’s always worth grabbing one or two ink cartridge value packs at the same time you buy your new printer.
What are the advantages of Canon ink?
JB is the home of leading brands in Australia, especially when it comes to computer and printing tech. Brands don’t come much bigger than Canon for all things image and printing, and there’s a reason for that. When you decide to buy Canon, you’re choosing advantages you’ll enjoy for a long time, such as:
- Quality product
- Top Value
- Vibrant and accurate colours
- Continuous long-lasting ink
- Designed for Canon printer heads
- Colour cartridge versatility
- Multiple sizes
- Low cost per page
- Pigment (PG) and dye-based (CL)
- Ink subscription
- A lot more
How many pages does a cartridge print before it needs to be replaced?
There are a couple of key points when it comes to understanding how many pages an ink cartridge will print. The first one is use. How you use the ink and what you print will determine how many pages it lasts for. Heavier ink images may mean you get fewer pages. The second factor to consider is which ink cartridge you buy. Page yields for Canon ink cartridges start in the hundreds and can go to more than 2500, depending on printing usage. Check out a few high capacity and high yield cartridges such as:
- Pixma CL641xl fine
- Maxify PGI 1600XL
- Pixma PG640 fine
- Maxify PGI2600
- Combination pack 640 and 641 XL
All Canon printers will let you know when your ink is running low.
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