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Canon - 250 XL/CLI-251 5-Pack Special Edition Ink Cartridges - Black/Cyan/Magenta/Yellow-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.6 out of 5 stars with 1442 reviews

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  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Terrible Page Yield from Fresh Cartridges

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    MJCiNE
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    I can't remember such a terrible color page yield (only about 80 pages). I have had this Canon printer (MX922) only a few years, it works great with no problems. I needed 15 copies of a presentation printed in color, on inkjet paper, for the next day. I got about 7 of the 15 copies of my 11 page presentation done when the brand new cartridge set started giving me low ink warnings. What was worse is that I was doing other things after starting, not realizing the printer was stopping after nearly every copy to present a low ink warning. I clicked through, disregarding the warnings until the print quality notably degraded. What's interesting is that all the cartridges were at about the same level of empty, with Yellow going first. I had replaced the 3 color and XL high yield black. I had not swapped the standard skinny black cart (251) as it was still rather full when I started with the new carts. I was always suspicious of future Ink Carts sales as a racket for selling inexpensive printers. Up to now I felt the page yield and performance was decent for this all-in-one printer, but this was ridiculous. I found little info about an estimated yield on BestBuy's site or Canon's, Upon a search, I read some forum posts saying the skinny carts (251) are not all created equal and you may actually be better off buying the 3 color and black carts separately for a savings. That's crappy- as this product is marketed as a quantity savings. Apparently the version COSTCO sells has higher yield 251 color carts then found in this very misleading packaging (only the wider 250 black is XL, not the color 251's). I guess buyer beware, comparison shop and read any fine print. It's also possible I just got a dud, but it doesn't feel that way.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Convenient way to buy the ink

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    cipher469
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    Though these ink cartridges are more expensive and don't seem to last quite as long than the ones used in my Pixma 800 series, you really don't have a choice not to buy them. That said, they do produce great color print. Buying the multi-pack can save you money over buying the cartridges separately; however, some cartridges do seem to empty sooner than the others. Unfortunately, the printer manufacturers generally require different size cartridges for each different model. So, when you buy a new model, you may have leftover cartridges that you cannot use.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Cheaper buying the large black separately

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    gluedtothetube
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    I found that it is cheaper to purchase the 250XL separate from the 4 251 inks. It was actually a rather large savings by doing this. But I was told by the store rep that they will not longer be offering them separately and I had to purchase this item at the higher price. Needless to say, the Canon printer goes through quite a bit of ink considering the little bit of printing that I do, so it would have been nice if Best Buy would continue to offer the ink at the lower rate (the separate packages).

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    A good way to buy ink but still expensive

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    RabbitsDoves
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    Overall I would not recommend a printer that only takes small tanks such as the Cannon MG7720. That was a mistake I made looking for a multi ink printer knowing they produce better prints. My mistake for not doing some research. The small tanks are more costly up front as well as in the long run. This set of ink tanks is the most inexpensive way to buy them, however. If you are stuck with this printer like me you might as well get the best deal on ink and buy the Special Edition 5-pack ink cartridges at Best Buy.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    cartridge replacement for Canon MX922

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    Shay
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    The cartridges fit correctly, but they don't seem to last very long. I've also been told by Canon Technical Support that each time the printer is shut off and turned on that it will use ink to lubricate the rollers, and with the trouble I've had with my printer staying connected to the internet (thus shutting it off and on per the technical support guru), this could be part of the problem too. Wouldn't recommend the (Canon MX922) printer, as I've had nothing but trouble with it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Is it worth it?

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    KLEN21
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    I don't think anyone can quibble that this ink is preferred for your printer. Maybe "generic" inks will be just as good, but you can't argue they are better. I believe the real debate is whether you're better off buying ink that costs about as much as a new printer would cost. I ultimately decided that I'd rather pay for the ink than a new printer. My well-thought out reason? I was too lazy to (a) set up a new printer, and (b) figure out what to do with my old printer.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good value for more copies

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    DesertBirder
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    The ink cartridges for my printer are either regular or XL. The XL cartridges provide more ink that results in more copies before replacement. Be careful to look for the XL indicator on the ink cartridge package. I found one set of cartridges that had the XL only for the larger black cartridge and regular cartridges for the color cartridges. I would always go for the XL cartridges.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good ink, confusing package

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    Zennie
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    My previous Canon printer started having problems soon after I switched to an off-brand ink, so for my new printer I'm sticking with Canon ink. The description of this product is accurate, but when I saw the prominently featured XL on the box, I jumped to the conclusion that all the tanks were XL, when actually it's only the primary black one that is, so I was a little disappointed when I realized my mistake.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Canon Ink

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    User261483
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    I bought this complete set of ink when I purchased the Canon all in one Printer not knowing that the printer had a complete set in the box. Usually the printer only has a limited amount of ink, but this one came with a full set. I have no idea yet how fast it will go thru the ink, but I understand that generic brands work just as good, which is what I will purchase in the future. This ink was $70 and that's a little expensive for a home printer.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Excellant way to buy the ink

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    HellBent
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    Though these ink cartridges are more expensive and don't seem to last quite as long than the ones used in my Pixma 800 series, you really don't have a choice not to buy them. That said, they do produce great color print. Buying the multi-pack can save you money over buying the cartridges separately; however, some cartridges do seem to empty sooner than the others.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Better than Amazon

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    Mike
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    I can't believe that with every annual "consumable" purchase I can almost buy a brand new ink jet printer. That being said, I like the printer I have and can't justify shelling out the resources for a laser printer. Concerning Best Buy, they had the product in stock and a few dollars less than Amazon - I was pleased!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good so far

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    eurokat
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    Compact but multifunctional. Have had this for a couple months now and have not had any issues so far. It's not as fast as I had thought and does not seen to have a fast draft setting like my old printer but it's been reliable and easy to use. Not as loud as some people say- much quieter than the last one that would make the cat RUN to watch when it printed. Tray holds pages so they don't spill on floor. Setup was relatively easy.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Very economical and convenient for 5 cartridges

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    LindaP
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    My Canon MX922 uses 5 cartridges (black and the colors). Many retailers offer a 4 cartridge bundle that appears to be a bargain, but when the fifth individual single cartridge is purchased at a regular price, the savings are greatly diminished. This bundled package of 5 cartridges at BEST BUY is VERY CONVENIENT and ECONOMICAL!!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    ink bleeds out when you open it

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    snazzy
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    This is the second and LAST time I will order ink from Best Buy. If you order the ink directly from canon they will stand behind it. Best Buy will not. Half the ink bled out of the three colors when I ...carefully ...opened them. This has happened before when I ordered from them. I haven't opened the black yet. I will be sure to have gloves on and open it over a trash can.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Ink is ink

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    TamR
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    It's nice that this is sold as a group and not individually. But it is strategically done. It seems this printer runs out of all colors at the same time anyway. I would recommend the ink, but not the printer. Idk if it is used on different printers than the one I have. I almost never use color but somehow the ink runs out so quickly that I started using it instead of just letting it go to waste.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    special edition

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    jdclueless
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    I purchased this special edition ink due to the very large black cartridge. I love my Canon printer and all the great features it has. Ink is always an issues, never enough so, this special edition was perfect for college papers, Wish they would keep this around all year as I went back and there were no more to be found.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Good, easy to install & use ink cartridges

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    Woody
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    The Canon MX922 printer is awesome. Ink cartridges are pricey considering how many pages one can print before refills. Not as advertised and we don't print that much. This was (is) disappointing. Recommendation for other folks with same printer is to find generic ink cartridges elsewhere as I have done now. Aside from that, a wonderful, easy to use and quality image printer.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Needed, excellent, too expensive.

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    shop101
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    I needed to buy the set of ink cartridges for my printer. I buy the full set usually. They work well and print quality is excellent. my only complaint is the cost. I think a few ounces of ink should not cost over $20, but that is a manufacture issue. I choose CANON over HP because I've found CANON more reliable. Ink is a killer for either.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    prints really well & has longer time

    Posted
    Barry
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    I really like this whole system from 922 Canon all in one and the level of the print ink tanks. The XL adds a lot to the time of usage and the ink is of high quality. This is especially important to one like me, that is printing photo prints very frequently.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Not satisfied

    Posted
    Tomboogity
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    My Canon Pixma printer works very well, but is always begging for ink. When one buys a package of cartridges for a printer, why would it not include all required colors? All but gray are included, so off to B.B. I trudge to spend another $13 for one gray cartridge. Next time I might just ditch the printer and buy a new one in order to save money.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend