Although the ink cartridges do not seem to last as long as I had hoped, the nice thing about them is that the colors are separated. I normally only purchase the color I am running low on, but this time I purchased this package because I plan on doing a lot of prints.
The other week I heard on NPR that the average cost of printer ink was about $5,000 per gallon. I laughed when I heard this. So I decided to calculate how much Canon ink was going for a gallon.
When my ink arrived in the mail, I happened to be out of yellow, or CLI-226Y. I weighed my my empty cartridge at 0.40oz. I weighed the new one with the cap off at 0.70oz, which gives 0.30oz of ink. So at 0.30oz of ink per cartridge, and 128oz in a gallon, that totals 427 yellow ink cartridges. 427 individual yellow ink cartridge costing $13.89 each, totals $5,931.00 per gallon.
If you want the best prints, use OEM ink. I am really happy with my Canon printer, and the price of the cartridges is fair.