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FAQs

What is a compatible cartridge?

A compatible cartridge refers to an ink cartridge that is not manufactured by the original manufacturer of your printer (called an OEM cartridge), but will function and work in the same way that an OEM cartridge would.

Are high capacity ink cartridges worth the money?

A high yield cartridge holds more ink than the standard cartridge and as a result, offers considerably more prints. ... If you print regularly, paying a little bit more for a high yield cartridge is worth it in long run because you will usually get a lot more prints than your average standard yield cartridge

Is XL ink the same as regular?

Many printers, including Canon models, have regular ink cartridges that print about 200 pages, and XL ink cartridge that double the printing amount. Comparing them side by side, they offer the same print quality, but different prices and page output.

Will XL cartridges fit in my printer?

Some printers even accept extra high yield cartridges. Standard yield cartridges are filled with less ink, and therefore are less expensive than a high yield cartridge. ... Both will fit in the same cartridge slot in your printer.

Does toner last longer than ink?

While laser printers and toner cartridges are usually more expensive than inkjet printers and ink cartridges, toner tends to last longer than ink. (This means toner may be a more cost-effective choice over the long term, but it requires a bigger up-front investment.)

How do I print with less ink?

To print using only the black ink cartridge, change one of the following settings depending on what displays. 1. Click Advanced, click Print in Grayscale, and then select Black Ink Only. 2. Click the Black & White button. note: To use even less black ink at a lower quality, select the Draft quality setting when available.

Can you print if one cartridge is empty?

Some of the newer models of printers won't print at all if one of the cartridges is empty (to prevent possible damage to one cartridges), and some printers don't even have the option to print using only the black ink cartridge. However, it's always worth a try!

Why won't my printer recognize my new ink cartridges?

Ink cartridges cannot be recognized errors not related to printer driver update, or an empty cartridge can mean that either a cartridge is not clicked in correctly, the chip is dirty, faulty, or the chip contacts (in printer) are damaged. ... Close the printer lid and/or press the 'Ink' button on printer - when finished.

Can you use non HP ink in a HP printer?

HP makes it difficult for you to use refilled ink or 3rd party cartridges. This error message is displayed when: 1) You installed a cartridge that has been refilled or made by non-HP manufacture. ... Legally, HP cannot stop you from printing because of a class-action lawsuit ($5 million lost and HP learned a lesson).

Can you use compatible ink cartridges in Canon printers?

While compatible printer ink cartridges can contain more ink, they are mainly water-based. Genuine ink cartridges, despite some criticism from consumers due to higher prices, do offer longevity and will not damage your printer. ... Your printer warranty may be affected if you do not used branded consumables.

Is it OK to use compatible toner cartridges?

The cartridge is still built to be compatible and fit properly in the printer, even if it might look slightly different. Another approach original printer manufacturers use is publishing warnings that generic or compatible toner cartridges could damage the printer or void its warranty. This is highly unlikely however.

Is it OK to use generic toner cartridges?

Generic toner cartridges are actually cartridges that are compatible to the brand of printer you're using. ... Generic toner cartridges manufactured fresh and contain no recycled parts. This is why they're considered to be of better quality than remanufactured or refilled toner cartridges.
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