FAQs for Canon 260 and 261 ink cartridges

FAQs for Canon 260 and 261 ink cartridges

Canon PIXMA series printer is deeply loved by users, especially Canon PIXMA TS6420 wireless Mega Tank All-in-One printer which is designed for users who want to print, copy and scan and do not need to worry about replacing expensive ink cartridge.

As we all know, TS6420 printer is compatible for Canon 260 and 261 ink cartridge. This guide collects all the frequently asked questions about Canon 260 261 toner cartridges. Through it, you can better understand your cartridges and learn how to save more money. Let’s start!

  • What is the difference between Canon 260 and 260XL?
  • What is the difference between Canon 260 and 261?
  • How long can Canon 260 260XL 261 261XL last?
  • Can I use 240XL instead of 260XL ink cartridge?
  • Are 260XL and 261XL interchangeable?
  • What printers are compatible with Canon 260 261 Series?
  • How to replace the ink in Canon TS5320?
  • What is the difference between original 260XL and remanufactured 260XL?
  • Will using v4ink remanufactured 260XL cartridge damage my printer?
  • If only install Canon 260 black ink cartridge, can it print?
  • What can I do if printer can not recognize the new 260 cartridge?

What is the difference between Canon 260 and 260XL?

The most difference of Canon 260 and 260XL is their page yield:

Canon 260 is a standard yield black ink cartridge that prints 180 pages.

Canon 260XL is a high yield black ink cartridge that prints 400 pages.

Since the page yield of 260XL is 3 times more than the 260 standard yield cartridge, their price are also different:

Original Canon 260 standard yield black ink cartridge cost $17.99.

Original Canon 260XL high yield black ink cartridge cost $30.99.

For the difference of the 260 and 260XL, their cost per page is also different:

The cost per page of 260 standard yield is: $17.99/180 = 9.99 Cents.

The cost per page of 260XL high yield is: $30.99/400 = 7.75 Cents.

That’s to say, Canon 260XL high yield cartridge prints more and spends less. If you print a lot, Canon 260XL ink will be your best choice.


What is the difference between Canon 260 and 261?

The most difference of Canon 260 and 261 ink cartridge is their color.

Canon 260 is a black ink cartridge, which only contains black ink.

Canon 261 is a tri-color ink cartridge, which contains cyan, magenta and yellow ink.

What’s the difference between their ink?

Canon 260 is filled with pigment ink, which is suitable for printing text.

Canon 261 is filled with Dye-based ink, which can print bright and vivid colors, which is suitable for photo printing.

These two inks need to be used together to provide you with excellent printing results.


How long can Canon 260, 260XL, 261, 261XL last?

Generally speaking, the ink cartridge can be stored for 24-36 months without being opened, but it is also affected by temperature and humidity.

The service life of the ink cartridge is generally determined by the page yield. The page yield of Canon 260 standard yield black ink is 180 pages.

The page yield of Canon 260XL high yield black ink is 400 pages.

The page yield of Canon 261 standard yield tri-color ink is 180 pages.

The page yield of Canon 261XL high yield tri-color ink is 300 pages.

If the ink is not used for a long time, the print head is easy to be blocked, and cleaning the print head requires a lot of ink, so if you want to save ink and make the ink last longer, you need to use the printer at least once a week.


Can I use 240XL instead of 260XL ink cartridge?

Sorry, you can’t. Since the 240XL and 260XL are compatible for completely different printer models.

Canon 240XL ink compatible with:

PIXMA MG2120, MG2220, MG3120, MG3122, MG3220, MG3222, MG3520, MG3522, MG3620, MG4120, MG4220 and TS5120.

Canon 260XL ink compatible with:

PIXMA TR7020, TS6420 and TS5320.

They need to be used with the corresponding printer, otherwise it will damage your printer.


Are 260XL and 261XL interchangeable?

No, Canon 260XL black ink cartridge and Canon 261XL color ink cartridge have their corresponding slots. Keep in mind that the latch with the letter “B” is for the 260 / 260XL black cartridge, while the latch with the letter “C” is for the 261 / 261XL tri-color cartridge. Any changeover would result in the destruction of both cartridges, so proceed with caution.installation of canon 260 and 261


What printers are compatible with Canon 260 261 Series?

Canon PIXMA TR7020, TS6420 and TS5320.


How to replace the ink in Canon TS5320?

This guide is also suitable for Canon TS6420 and TR7020 Printer.

Step 1 – Lift up the printer cover.

Step 2 – Wait until the printhead stops moving.

Step 3 – Press the cartridge to remove it out of the printer.

Step 4 – Take out the new cartridge from the package.

Step 5 – Remove the protective cover of the ink cartridge.

Step 6 – Remove the sealing tape (Note: Avoid touching the golden points while handling the cartridges).

Step 7 – Insert the cartridge into the slot (Keep in mind that the latch with the letter B is for the black cartridge, while the latch with the letter C is for the tri-color or colored cartridge. Any changeover would result in the destruction of both cartridges, so proceed with caution).

Step 8 – Close up the machine cover and now you can start printing!


What is the difference between original 260XL and remanufactured 260XL?

Original 260XL is a new cartridge where all the parts have been made by the same manufacturer as your printer.

Remanufactured 260XL is one that have been recycled, remade and refilled to replace the original cartridge. The damaged parts of the remanufactured ink cartridge will be replaced and cleaned to make a new ink cartridge, which can be used with your printer like a new ink cartridge.

In addition, the original 260XL ink cartridge is the place where manufacturers earn most of their profits, but due to all expenses such as R & D, the price of the original ink cartridge has risen sharply, resulting in high cost of consumables after customers buy printers

For remanufactured 260XL ink cartridges, because the raw materials come from the original ink cartridges, they only need to be processed and re-filled, so they can charge lower prices for the products.


Will using v4ink remanufactured 260XL cartridge damage my printer?

No, using v4ink remanufactured 260XL cartridge will not damage your printer. All items from v4ink are auto-produced strictly under ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 STMC standard, which can compatible with the Canon PIXMA TR7020, TS6420 and TS5320 perfectly, firm fixation, sharp printout, which are totally comparable to the originals.


If only install Canon 260 black ink cartridge, can it print?

No, it isn’t. As I mentioned above Canon 260 Black ink cartridge and 261 tri-color ink cartridge need to be installed into the printer at the same time, otherwise, it will not work normally.


What can I do if printer can not recognize the new 260 cartridge?

There are usually two kinds of situations.

One is the ink cartridge is not installed correctly. When installing the ink cartridge, make sure that the protective tape and protective cover are removed and installed in the correct card slot.

Second, the error message is displayed only because the cartridge is remanufactured. There is a chip inside the original ink cartridge to record how many pages have been printed and they cannot be reset. As a result, the printer still reads the information of the old ink cartridge. Therefore, you need to reset your printer manually.

Reset method:

1. Remove all cartridges from the printer.

2. Power off the printer and unplug it from the wall.

3. Place cartridges back in the printer. Allow the printer to sit for 10-15 minutes.

4. Plug in the printer and turn it on.

After the above reset process, your printer should allow you to print now.

If you find any further questions during using Canon PG-260 and CL-261 ink cartridges, please feel free to contact us by email: support_team@v4ink.com or join our Facebook group to discuss with us.

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Why Canon PIXMA printer is your best choice?

Canon Pixma printer

Brother, HP and Canon are the three giants in the printer industry. Today we want to talk about Canon printers.

Canon has a variety of printer series. The most common ones in the market are MAXIFY and PIXMA series. PIXMA series may be Canon’s most popular product line. Let’s see why it can become our best choice!

5 reasons to pick up PIXMA series printers

For a printer user, a good printer can save you time and money, bring you high work efficiency and solve all your problems. Let’s take a look at the advantages of PIXMA series printers:

Applicable to a wide range of people

It has a variety of series, which can meet the needs of different user groups such as families, students even photographers.

PIXMA iP series: Print only but it’s portable. It is suitable for users who do not need other functions except printing. It is also a reliable choice for users with a limited budget. It use with a black and a tri-color ink cartridges, you only need to buy 2 ink cartridges instead of 4 ink cartridges, which can your cost. But the disadvantage is also obvious. When one of the colors runs out, you must replace the whole color ink cartridge.

PIXMA MG/MX/TR/TS series: They are All-in-One printers. This series can provide you with print, copy, scan and fax functions. some of these series printers use black and tri-color ink cartridges, but others use black and individual color ink cartridges. If you have requirements for printing speed, TS and TR series will be your best choice, which can provide you with extremely high printing speed.

PIXMA G series: Also called Megatank, which is the most cost-effective PIXMA option. It uses refillable ink bottles instead of ink cartridges. It’s easy to refill and you can print up to 10,000 pages with clear text, graphics and photos.

PIXMA Pro series: If you are a photographer and need a professional printing effect, Pro Series will be your best choice. 

High cost performance

If you are tired of changing ink cartridges, Canon PIXMA specially launched G series, also called MegaTank series. The ink volume of MegaTank ink bottle is more than 30 times, which can save you $1175 of ink a year. MegaTank all in one printer uses both pigment and dye inks. Pigment based black ink formulation for durable and clear black text. Dye based ink formulations enable vivid and colorful images.

Easy to use

Except for ip series, PIXMA series are All-in-One machines. A printer can easily handle all kinds of tasks such as printing, scanning and copying. Use the HP smart application to guide you through the simple setup of each step and get started quickly.

High printing effect

Whether you are printing high-quality photos or ordinary office documents, PIXMA printer can print high-quality prints that really make your project shine. Garner prints at resolutions up to 9600 x 2400 DPI. Using separate color cartridges means that you only need to replace them when they run out of color (instead of discarding one or two color Tri Color units that are still half full). PIXMA printers can also generate bright colors and photos that look like professionally printed photos. In addition, all kinds of non-standard paper can be easily passed through the PIXMA printer.

Wireless and portable

Canon PIXMA printers are wireless, which means you can put them anywhere and print to them over your home wireless network. They are also suitable for mobile devices, which means they can accept print commands not only from laptops, but also from tablets or smartphones.

The Most popular PIXMA printer models

We chose the following three printers because they are very popular and considering the price of ink cartridges, they also provide great value when used with affordable compatible Canon Ink cartridges, let’s jump in:

Canon PIXMA TS6420

PIXMA TS6420 is a compact and fashionable All-in-One printer, which designed for your busy lifestyle. It’s easy to set up and use – with a 1.44-inch OLED window that provides clear, easy to read status messages and front and back feed, so you can print on various paper types. The TS6420 can easily handle your daily tasks, from scanning old handwritten recipes to printing crafts from Canon Creative Park appx. Whether printing from your computer or wireless printing from your smartphone, the TS6420 is an easy All-in-One printer that can meet your daily printing needs.

PXIMA TS6420 use with Canon PG-260 black ink cartridge and CL-261 tri-color ink cartridge. If you print more, v4ink Canon PG-260XL (Black) and CL-261XL (Color) Remanufactured High Yield combo pack will be your best choice, which can provide you best price and the same quality as the original.

Canon PIXMA G6020

Canon PIXMA G6020 wireless Mega Tank All-in-One printer is designed for users who want to print, copy and scan and do not need to worry about replacing expensive ink cartridge.

The PIXMA g6020 wireless megatank printer can print up to 6000 pages of black text and 7700 pages of vivid color pages. This powerful multitasking device also provides high-quality and beautiful borderless photos. Easy connection – allows you to print from all your favorite devices.

The PIXMA G6020 uses ink bottles instead of ink cartridges to provide you with high cost efficiency. When the ink of a specific color is insufficient, you need to refill the corresponding ink bottle. Don’t worry, Canon makes the refilling process become simple. Using ink bottles can save you up to 30% more than using ink cartridges.

Canon PIXMA IX6820

Using the PIXMA IX6820 wireless inkjet business printer is your excellent office partner, which is able to output everything from 4 “x 6” emails to 11 “x 17” spreadsheets – even large presentation charts of 13 “x 19”. Its print quality will impress you, with a maximum color DPI of 9600 x 2400, providing excellent print details. Using five individual ink cartridges, you can not only get amazing colors, but also change only the used colors.

V4ink offers you the best price option of ink cartridges. V4ink Canon PGI250xl compatible high year ink cartridge 5-pieces combo pack only needs 18.99, including 1x black, 1x photo black, 1x cyan, 1x magenta and 1x yellow ink cartridges. The cost is significantly reduced, but the printing volume is significantly increased.

Canon PIXMA series printer provides us with excellent printing effects and different choices to meet our different needs. So that you can safely buy the right printer for your home or office. If you have any questions about PIXMA series printers or have more questions to discuss with us, please join our FB group: v4ink Canon PG-260 and CL-261 ink Group, if you have more questions, you can contact us by email: support_team@v4ink.com.

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