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V4ink Knowledge Base Updated: April 26, 2022

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?

 

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.