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Canon MX892 (and other) Printer PGI-225 and CLI-226 Ink, 5/set for $2.25 @Amazon

himarty 2,182 December 16, 2012 at 03:06 PM in Office & School Supplies (6) More Amazon Deals
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You were happy bringing this baby home on Black Friday but now realized he is constantly hungry. Sweat no more!

Previously I used to pay about $4+FS+no tax for a set of 5 inks, but more recently paid $2.25+California tax+FS (select More Buying Choices). I think this is the lowest price anywhere:
- 5/set [amazon.com] (one of each color) at $2.25
- 6/set [amazon.com] (one of each color; 6th is *gray* ink) at $2.75
- 10/set [amazon.com] (two of each color) at $4.45
- 12/set [amazon.com] (four of the large black + two of each color) at $5.45

Of the printers using CLI-226, only three require gray: MG5120, MG5220, MG5320, *MG6120*, *MG6220*, *MG8120*, MG8220, MX882, MX892, iP4820, ix6520.

For comparison see attached CARTRIDGEWAREHOUSE (left) vs Vision Supplies. The latter calls them "Hi-Yield"; as you can tell from the picks CLI-226 has about 40% more ink while PGI-225 (not pictured) has about 15% less ink. Overall you are paying less while getting more ink, and they also shipped faster.

If you have any vendor recommendations please let us know. My printer is hungry.
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Last Edited by himarty December 19, 2012 at 09:21 PM
Price dropped, the 5 and 6 are back to old price
5/set: $2.25 to $3.25 to $2.25
6/set (gray) $2.25 to $3.25 to $2.25
10/set $4.45 to $6.95 to $5.95
12/set $5.45 to $7.25 to $6.25

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Add-on Items ship with orders that contain $25 of items shipped by Amazon. Cannot order by itself.
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Quote from aznminhister View Post :
Add-on Items ship with orders that contain $25 of items shipped by Amazon. Cannot order by itself.
Click on More Buying Choices. I ordered last week the 5/set (shipped USPS) and the 12/set (shipped FedEx Ground). Both have chips.
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wow, thanks...
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Those Meritline knock-off's work well, they just NEVER include the Gray cartridge -- this "6-pack" most certainly DOES ... aaaaaaand I'm sold -- thx OP!
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I had a deal alert for baby & this came up lmao
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Stellar prices, but be aware of the potential downsides.

All new listings with no feedback--the seller itself is well-reviewed, but there are MANY many 225/226 inks out there that don't perform well. It only takes one bad set to ruin your clothes, clog printheads, waste your time, etc.

Still, cheap enough that I'm going to buy some sets to test. I highly doubt this price will last for long. It will probably go up (single-sets are closer to $5-$6 each elsewhere) once some positive reviews come in.
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Sweet. I paid 6 bucks last year for this ink. I just had to pop those in my printer so now I can order another spare set for dirt cheap.
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Quote from himarty View Post :
You were happy bringing this baby home on Black Friday but now realized he is constantly hungry. Sweat no more!

Previously I used to pay about $4+FS+no tax for a set of 5 inks, but more recently paid $2.25+California tax+FS (select More Buying Choices). I think this is the lowest price anywhere:
- 5/set [amazon.com] (one of each color) at $2.25
- 6/set [amazon.com] (one of each color; 6th is *gray* ink) at $2.75
- 10/set [amazon.com] (two of each color) at $4.45
- 12/set [amazon.com] (four of the large black + two of each color) at $5.45

Of the printers using CLI-226, only three require gray: MG5120, MG5220, MG5320, *MG6120*, *MG6220*, *MG8120*, MG8220, MX882, MX892, iP4820, ix6520.

For comparison see attached CARTRIDGEWAREHOUSE (left) vs Vision Supplies. The latter calls them "Hi-Yield"; as you can tell from the picks CLI-226 has about 40% more ink while PGI-225 (not pictured) has about 15% less ink. Overall you are paying less while getting more ink, and they also shipped faster.

If you have any vendor recommendations please let us know. My printer is hungry.
OP, where did those reference pictures come from? Have a link?
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Quote from xninjagrrl View Post :
Sweet. I paid 6 bucks last year for this ink. I just had to pop those in my printer so now I can order another spare set for dirt cheap.
No, you did not pay $6 for these inks. You paid $6 for an entirely different set of ink, made by another ink supplier. These inks have only been available for sale since October. You are implying that you have tested these exact inks, when that simply is not the case--the quality may end up being quite poor.
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Quote from himarty View Post :
For comparison see attached CARTRIDGEWAREHOUSE (left) vs Vision Supplies. The latter calls them "Hi-Yield"; as you can tell from the picks CLI-226 has about 40% more ink while PGI-225 (not pictured) has about 15% less ink. Overall you are paying less while getting more ink, and they also shipped faster.

If you have any vendor recommendations please let us know. My printer is hungry.
damn. just ordered 10 sets for my 6220 at $5.25 a pop yesterday.
i am in for another 10 sets using your link. my staples are hungry, not my printer.

i think they make a mistake on 225 vs 226 description. the 225 is bigger in size, thus has more ink.
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damn. just ordered 10 sets for my 6220 at $5.25 a pop yesterday.
i am in for another 10 sets using your link. my staples are hungry, not my printer.

i think they make a mistake on 225 vs 226 description. the 225 is bigger in size, thus has more ink.
There are no high-capacity 225 cartridges. It's not like standard vs XL cartridges with HP. From the two pictures, it DOES in fact look like the carts on the right have more ink. YMMV I'm sure. I'd still like to know here he got the images.
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I had a deal alert for baby & this came up lmao
Funny!! Babies are much cuter though.

Quote from MOkoFOko View Post :
Stellar prices, but be aware of the potential downsides.

All new listings with no feedback--the seller itself is well-reviewed, but there are MANY many 225/226 inks out there that don't perform well. It only takes one bad set to ruin your clothes, clog printheads, waste your time, etc.

Still, cheap enough that I'm going to buy some sets to test. I highly doubt this price will last for long. It will probably go up (single-sets are closer to $5-$6 each elsewhere) once some positive reviews come in.
They have a great eBay rating (techsupplies99): Member since: Jul-31-08, 39832 ratings, Positive Feedback (last 12 months): 99.7%.

I was not aware of their eBay store until today when searching their return address, finding it on Sears [sears.com] (where it lists a phone number), searching again for the phone number and find it on their ebay listings. I only tested one of the cartridges and they work fine.

I waited until now to post because with non-OEM it is always YMMV depending on vendor and their supplier at any given time.

Quote from MOkoFOko View Post :
OP, where did those reference pictures come from? Have a link?
The first three are my comparison and I took those pics today. The other four are OEM from the Amazon listing and not the actual (non-OEM) cartridges you get. SD adds those images automatically.

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i think they make a mistake on 225 vs 226 description. the 225 is bigger in size, thus has more ink.
The 40% and 15% figures are based on my comparison for CARTRIDGEWAREHOUSE vs Vision Supplies. Vision Supplies's 225 may be higher yielding than OEM, but it has less ink than CARTRIDGEWAREHOUSE. I previously bought 10+ sets from CARTRIDGEWAREHOUSE for different people and they work fine I just hoped their price was lower.
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There are no high-capacity 225 cartridges. It's not like standard vs XL cartridges with HP. The 225 has way more than 15% extra ink vs 226 capacity. If you look at the reference pictures, one of the 226 carts clearly has more ink. I'm sure that's what the OP was referring to.
i dont know what you are referring to. the large black is the 225. the other colors (including the small black) are 226. the description said the other way.

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PGI225 Page Yield Up to 340 Pages at a 5% Coverage; CLI226 Page Yield Up to 510 Pages at a 5% Coverage
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