Choosing the right printer ink for your Canon printer can seem daunting with the
myriad options available.
However, these tips can help simplify your search:
Know Your Printer Model
This is the most essential step. Each Canon printer has specific ink cartridges that are
compatible with it.
The model number is usually found on the printer itself, on the manual, or on the box
it came in.
OEM vs. Compatible vs. Remanufactured
Decide which type of cartridge you want. OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) cartridges
are made by Canon, while compatible (third-party manufacturer) and remanufactured (recycled)
OEM cartridges tend to be the most expensive, but they are of high quality and have no
Compatible cartridges are cheaper than new cartridges made by third-party companies.
Remanufactured cartridges are the cheapest and most environmentally friendly, but their
quality may vary. You can also check out our previous blog post discussing the key differences
between OEM and compatible ink here.
Check the page yield of the cartridge. This is the number of pages you can print
with one cartridge. Higher yield cartridges may be more expensive upfront but
could be more cost-effective in the long run if you print frequently.
Color or Black and White
If you're only printing text documents, a black and white cartridge will suffice.
However, if you're printing photos or colored documents, you'll need a color
cartridge. Some Canon printers use individual color cartridges (cyan, magenta, yellow, and black),
which can be more cost-effective as you only replace the color that has run out.
If the quality of your prints is of utmost importance (like for professional photo printing),
you might want to invest in higher-end Canon ink that is designed for this purpose.