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The Canon CLI-251 BK/CMY 4 Value Pack Ink for Canon InkJet Printers provides great ink savings. The pack includes CMY ink colors Black, Cyan, Magenta, and Yellow. The combination of inks and media deliver exceptional beauty and longevity. Plus the inks dry instantly so your photos are ready to be enjoyed as soon as they come out of the printer.
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20 of 22 people found the following review helpful.
Warning - this is not a complete refill pack. Doesn't contain all the cartridge colors you need to refill your printer.
I don't know if all Canon printers are like this or just mine (PIXMA MG7120), but I get no warning when my ink is running low. I just go to print something - usually in a hurry - and discover that I suddenly can't print because I'm out of ink. So at least in my case, it's critical to always have plenty of refills lying around.
I ordered this pack when I first bought my printer. Not being very familiar with the printer yet, I assumed it was a refill pack that contained all the colors my printer needs. (My old printer had only used 4 cartridges.) And I never looked at it that carefully until the first time I ran out of ink. That's when I discovered that this pack does not contain the color that had run out - black. Yes, it contains a black cartridge, but that black is only for printing photos. The everyday black ink for text and artwork is PGBK250, and it needs to be purchased separately. So I had to run out to the store in a hurry.
Just a few days later, I suddenly ran out of ink again. This time, it was the gray cartridge... which also doesn't come with this refill pack. And they didn't have that one at my local store, so I had to order it online, which left me completely unable to print anything until it arrived.
Obviously, black and gray are going to be the two colors that run out the quickest for most people, and your printer won't work if you're out of any one color, even if you don't need that color for the thing you're printing. So be sure that if you're ordering backup ink, you also buy the black and gray cartridges IN ADDITION to this pack.
As for the ink itself, I have no complaints. The cartridges are very easy to install and I've had no experience with them leaking or running. They do run out quickly. I do very little printing these days, and I still find I have to replace cartridges quite frequently. But I think that's pretty standard with inkjet printers in general.
13 of 13 people found the following review helpful.
best price I can find anywhere
By David E Cooper
only brand I use, do not trust knock offs...best price I can find anywhere. product performs as expected. EXCEPT - when the machine says the cartridge is empty, I continue to use it - watching carefully until the inks starts to fade using every drop.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful.
Photos printed with this Canon ink on generic photo papers is usually pretty good, depending on the brand
By Michael M.
It's ink. It works. And it works very well. I know Canon (and other OEM) ink is always expensive, but a few years ago I did a comparison between Canon/generic inks *and* papers, and there really is no comparison. Photos printed with generic ink on any photo paper is just ok. Photos printed with this Canon ink on generic photo papers is usually pretty good, depending on the brand. Photos printed with Canon ink on Canon paper are just exceptional. In the past I've used other brand printers and the same has been true - if you match the printer/ink/paper you will get consistently good results. The cost of the ink is always a struggle, but if you're looking for the best results just buy this ink.
With that said, if all you print is basic documents then cheaper ink will probably be just fine.