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How to Install Canon PGI-270 / CLI-271 Ink Cartridges

How to Install Canon PGI-270 / CLI-271 Ink Cartridges

Canon’s PGI-270 and CLI-271 ink cartridge are one of the brand’s more popular ink cartridge series thanks to their compatibility with many different Pixma printers.  Featuring five individual colors, these cartridges deliver quality prints, including amazing color photos.  Two different black cartridges are required for most Pixma printers, the PGI-270 pigment-based black cartridge and the CLI-270 dye-based black.  Your printer uses the PGI-270 cartridge to create rich black text and the CLI-270 to produce more defined shades of black in photos.  Canon offers this cartridge series in two sizes, a standard yield and high yield, or XL.  If you print regularly, you are probably better off going with the high yield cartridge due to its higher ink capacity.  Combo packs are also available for a slightly cheaper price than buying each cartridge individually.

Technical Specs

PGI-270XL High Yield Black (0319C001)
Page yield: approx. 300 pages
OEM ink type: pigmented

CLI-271XL High Yield Black (0336C001)
Page yield: approx. 300 pages
OEM ink type: dye based

CLI-271XL High Yield Cyan (0337C001)
Page yield: up to 300 pages
OEM ink type: dye based

CLI-271XL High Yield Magenta (0338C001)
Page yield: up to 300 pages
OEM ink type: dye based

CLI-271XL High Yield Yellow (0339C001)
Page yield: up to 300 pages
OEM ink type: dye based

Printers That Use PGI-270 XL / CLI-271 XL Ink Cartridges

The PGI-270 / CLI-2171 cartridges are compatible with many reasonably priced PIXMA printer models.  The Pixma TS line is the most recent addition to the family, which includes the TS-5020, TS-6020, TS-8020 and TS-9020.  All of these printers include print, scan, and copy capabilities and print wirelessly from your smartphone or tablet.  For a complete list of compatible printers, see the list below:

Canon Pixma MG5720

Canon Pixma MG5721

Canon Pixma MG5722

Canon Pixma MG6820

Canon Pixma MG6821

Canon Pixma MG6822

Canon Pixma MG7720

Canon Pixma TS5020

Canon Pixma TS6020

Canon Pixma TS8020

Canon Pixma TS9020

Installing PGI-270 XL / CLI-271 XL Ink Cartridges

In this quick video, we will show you how to install a new CLI-271XL yellow cartridge into the Pixma TS-5020.  Installation steps should be similar across Pixma machines but we recommend consulting your specific printer’s user guide if you own a different printer model.

Ways to Save PGI-270 XL / CLI-271 XL Ink Cartridges

If you are looking to cut down printing costs, consider buying alternative Canon PGI-270/PGI-270XL and Canon CLI-271/CLI-271XL compatible ink cartridges by LD Products.  The compatible cartridges are top-rated by customers, deliver the same reliable print quality and print the same number of pages at a fraction of the price of an original Canon cartridge. It also comes with a new smart chip so you can accurately monitor ink levels.  LD brand compatible PGI-270XL/CLI-271XL cartridges are $6.99 each and a 5-pack is only $31.45!

Cartridge Series
Thank you for reading this post! This article is written by a team of ink experts at LD Products - a Long Beach, California-based company that specializes in compatible ink and toner.  With over 20 years of printing expertise, we’re committed to helping you save money on printer ink without sacrificing quality.  If you found this content helpful, we’d be grateful if you supported us by visiting for all of your ink and toner needs.  We appreciate your support!


  • I have a iX6520 cannon printer.
    The PGI-270 black cartridge (PGBK) has emptied and I wish to install a new one.
    After removing the old cartridge I cannot get the new one (or the old one) into the ink rake!
    No problem with other color cartridges!

    • The Canon iX6520 printer uses Canon PGI-225 and CLI-226 ink cartridges, not PGI-270/CLI-271. Did you buy new PGI-225s or PGI-270s?

  • Is the compatible with ts5040? Thanks

    • Hi Julian,

      No, the cartridges are similar but they are not compatible with the TS5040. The TS5040 uses PGI-470 / CLI-471 ink cartridges. Hope this helps!

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