Often asked: What Ink Does My Printer Use Canon?

Our favorite Canon ink cartridges right now are the Canon PGI-280 / CL-281 series. These are widely available (many new PIXMA printers use them) and their high yield and extra high yield options are filled with a generous amount of ink, so the need for replacement is rare.

How do I know what ink my Canon printer takes?

How do you check ink levels on a Canon printer?

  1. Launch the Canon IJ Status Monitor.
  2. Click on the maintenance tab which will take you to the view printer status screen.
  3. You’ll be able to view the ink levels on the pop-up screen.

How do I know what ink my printer uses?

1. The easiest way to figure out what cartridges work with your printer is by opening up the printer to see what cartridges are currently inside the machine. 2. If there are no cartridges inside the printer, you can search for the printer model on the manufacturer’s website.

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Can I use any ink for Canon printer?

Yes, you can use a compatible or third-party brand of ink in your printer. The use of compatible or remanufactured printer cartridges will not void your printer’s warranty.

Do all Canon Pixma printers use the same ink cartridges?

Not all PIXMA printers will use the same ink cartridges, so it is highly recommended to research which ink cartridge will work with your specific PIXMA printer model. Some of the more popular and modern PIXMA printers use the Canon 280 ink for black and Canon 281 ink for color.

Can I use 245 ink instead of 243?

All printers that use black Canon PG-243 can use black PG-245 cartridges, but not the other way around. The Canon PG-243 black and CL-244 tricolor cartridges are starter cartridges for the following printer models: PIXMA MG3020, TR4520, TR4522, TR4550, TS202, TS302, TS3120, TS3122, TS3129, TS3320.

Can I use 240XL instead of 245XL?

No. 240XL and 245XL cartridges will not fit to same Canon printers. In most instances, the Canon PG-240 and PG-245 ink cartridges are not interchangeable.

What ink is compatible with Canon TR4500?

Compatible ink for Canon PIXMA TR4500 The Canon PIXMA TR4500 uses the Canon CL-246XL Tri-color and Canon PG-245XL Black ink catridges.

How do I find my printer ink number?

Open the printer and allow the ink carrier to move to the center of the machine. Look at the product number printed on each cartridge. If you don’t see a number on the top of a cartridge, remove it from the printer. Look for the number printed on a sticker on the side of the cartridge.

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Is all Canon ink the same?

Canon sells most of their cartridges in a standard yield size and a high yield or XL. Some printers also use extra-high yield, or XXL cartridges. All three cartridge sizes are the exact same size and install in your printer the same way, the only difference is the amount of ink that is inside the cartridge.

What ink does Canon ts3300 use?

In order to change the ink, you will need Canon fine cartridges. 245 is for black ink and 246 is for colored ink.

What happens if I put the wrong ink in my printer?

If you install the wrong ink cartridge in your printer, you will likely receive an error message on your printer display that prevents you from using the printer. Printer cartridge chips and the contacts inside the printer are very sensitive and can easily be damaged if they are mishandled.

Do you need both ink cartridges for a Canon printer to work?

Printer cartridges can be replaced on an as needed basis! If one cartridge is running low, you do not have to replace the other colors at the same time. However, you do need to have all of the printer cartridges installed in the printer for it to work.

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