What does PG and CL mean on ink cartridges?

Some printers require both of these black cartridges in order to print text and images but the cartridges are not interchangeable. PGI is a Pigment based ink that is used for printing text while the CLI is a Chromalife ink that is used for printing photos.

What printers use 210XL and 211XL?

Compatible Printers with Canon 210XL 211XL Ink Cartridges 2-Pack

  • Canon Pixma iP2700.
  • Canon Pixma iP2702.
  • Canon Pixma MP230.
  • Canon Pixma MP240.
  • Canon Pixma MP250.
  • Canon Pixma MP270.
  • Canon Pixma MP280.
  • Canon Pixma MP480.

Can I use PG-245XL instead of PG-243?

This compatible PG-245XL ink cartridge can also be used to replace standard PG-245 and PG-243 Pigment Black Ink Cartridges.

Can I use PG 240 ink instead of PG-245?

Hi, you cannot use a PG-240 in place of a PG-245. The two inks are compatible with a different range of printers.

Are Canon XL cartridges worth it?

The Canon XL ink cartridge will have twice the amount of ink and can be cheaper than buying two regular packages. By looking at the cartridge packaging you will find that the XL will usually print 300 to 420 pages for most cannon printers.

Do you need both black and color cartridge to print Canon?

According to Canon, while you can print using only black ink, this comes with its downsides. One of the biggest things to keep in mind is that if your color ink cartridge is empty, you won’t be able to solely print in black.

What ink does canon MX340 use?

Canon MX340 uses the standard Canon PG-210 black ink cartridges and Canon CL-211 tri-color ink cartridges.

What does CL mean in ink?

“CL” stands for ChromaLife, a term that Canon created for labeling it’s dye-based ink cartridges. Dye-based ink prints bright, vibrant colors that are perfect for photo printing. They are more economical than pigment-based ink cartridges but can be susceptible to smudging.

What is the difference between Canon ink cartridges 243 and 245?

* PG-243/CL-244’s are the starter cartridges, and each comes with a new printer. They have the same physical shape as 245/246. Refill them the same way as 245/246. ** The non-XL cartridges will have a thinner sponge.

Are Canon 245 and 240 interchangeable?

In most instances, the Canon PG-240 and PG-245 ink cartridges are not interchangeable. We recommend checking your printer’s manual and using the ink cartridges it specifies.

Do all Canon Pixma printers use the same ink?

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.