Canon CLI-251 Creative Park Premium Ink Cartridges Black, Cyan, Magenta, Yellow - 4 color pack

Canon CLI-251 Creative Park Premium Ink Cartridges Black, Cyan, Magenta, Yellow - 4 color pack
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Product Details

  • Sales Rank: #127 in Office Product
  • Color: Black, Cyan, Magenta, Yellow
  • Brand: Canon
  • Model: CLI-251 BK/CMY 4 PK
  • Fabric type: Ink
  • Number of items: 1
  • Dimensions: 5.30" h x 4.60" w x 2.50" l, .20 pounds


  • Value pack ink colors include black, cyan, magenta and yellow
  • Compatible with selectPIXMA printers
  • ChromaLife100+ System
  • Inks dry instantly - photos are ready straight from the printer
  • Optimized for photographic print quality when used with genuine Canon photo papers sold separately

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.

Customer Reviews

Most helpful customer reviews

8 of 8 people found the following review helpful.
3no more egregious than any others I have used
It is OK, I feel defeated writing about any ink cartridges for home printers because in my experience they are all so expensive and do not last very long, regardless of the brand. So, this package is no more egregious than any others I have used.

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful.
1I'm terribly sad that I chose Canon
By Nathan A Agastya
The ink levels on two of the cartridges ran down to roughly 50% after one/two uses (regular 4x6 pictures).
I was then able to pring several more pictures and regular documents in color for the other 50%. I still have no clue as to why the first two print-outs would cause an issue. I did nothing that might constitute an anamoly (sp?).

I'm terribly sad that I chose Canon; I never had this issue with HP printers. Now, I want to stretch the printer's life as much as possible, but if it means I have to spend a fortune in getting the ink, I'm going to sell the printer.

139 of 145 people found the following review helpful.
4Good combo pack - but wishing for an XL verison
I have always stuck with Canon OEM ink, because the results and reliability are worth the extra cost to me (plus printer manufacturers are making it increasingly problematic to use non-OEM solutions). The good news is this is genuine OEM ink from Canon, and will work just fine in my new MP6320 printer or other printers that use the PGI-250/CLI-251 series inks.

The only thing missing from this combo pack is Pigment Black ink; all of the Canon inkjets that use the CLI-251 colors also require a PGI-250 Pigment Black ink tank for text. Since you may go through more or less Pigment Black depending on what you print (text documents vs. color photos), leaving Pigment Black out of this combo makes some sense. Just be sure to order a Canon Ink PGI-250 PGBK Individual Ink Tank or Canon Ink PGI-250 PGBK XL Individual Ink Tank in addition to this combo.

One gripe about the ink tanks themselves (besides the fact the amount of ink supplied continues to shrink over time) is that they are totally opaque. I prefer earlier Canon tanks (such as the Canon CLI-221 2946B004 4-Color Value Pack that are either clear or have a clear window to eyeball the amount of ink left. With the CLI-251 ink tanks you must rely on the printer to tell you when to replace the ink, and occasionally printers get it wrong and tell you a tank is empty when it isn't.

Note: what I *really* want is a value combo featuring the XL sized ink tanks, which are rated by Canon to last 100% longer for the color tanks and 50% longer for the Pigment Black. But as of May 2013 it seems like these are only sold individually. (See first comment for more info on page yields.)

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