Canon PG-240 Vs PG-240XL Vs PG-240XXL

What’s the difference between Canon PG240 vs 240XL vs 240XXL?

After reading this article you will be able to understand the page yield differences between the following cartridges:

1) Canon PG-240 (black) prints up to 180 pages.

2) Canon PG-240XL (black) prints up to 300 pages, this is the best value

Compatible Ink Cartridges Offers Better Value
Usually you will pay less than 50% of the same original Canon cartridge for a compatible (generic) cartridge so the saving are great. We use and recommend House Of Inks for our USA readers click here to get great value 240 XL cartridges.

People usually ask if the compatible Cartridge could damage the printer. The answer is definitely NO! And not matter what sales people tell you it will not void your warranty.


Canon PG 240
Canon PG-240 is the genuine OEM cartridge from Canon. These cartridges are commonly used for the professional images, photo shopped images, photo prints and quality output. Canon PG-240 is the standard replacement Inkjet cartridge.

At 5% usage will give about 180 pages of print which means that it has the page yield of 180 @ 5% page coverage per print. Usually it contains 8ml of ink.

Some compatible Printers with the Canon PG 240 are:

  • Canon Pixma MG2120
  • Canon Pixma MX372
  • Canon Pixma MG2220
  • Canon Pixma
  • Canon Pixma MG3122
  • Canon Pixma MG2220 w/ PP-201
  • Canon Pixma MX512
  • Canon Pixma MG3120
  • Canon Pixma MX392
  • Canon Pixma MG4220
  • Canon Pixma MX432

Canon PG 240XL
The PG-240XL cartridge duty cycle is 300 pages. And the content in PG-240XL is around 11ml of ink .Its designed with the FINE (Full Photolithographic Inkjet Nozzle Engineering) technology which means that your document will look sharper, detailed and of high quality.

The compatible printers with canon 240XL are:

  • Canon Pixma MG2120
  • Canon Pixma MX452
  • Canon Pixma MX522
  • Canon Pixma MX470
  • Canon Pixma MX479
  • Canon Pixma MG3122
  • Canon Pixma MX472
  • Canon Pixma MX512
  • Canon Pixma MX532
  • Canon Pixma MG3120
  • Canon Pixma MG2220

Canon PG 240XLL
If you have your own business then it’s the best choice for you to select this cartridge for your printer. The page yield for this printer is about 600 pages but it doesn’t work with as many printers.

Below are some of the Printers in which 240XLL cartridge is compatible with:

  • Canon Pixma MG2120
  • Canon Pixma MG4120
  • Canon Pixma MX432
  • Canon Pixma MX452
  • Canon Pixma MX512
  • Canon Pixma MX522
  • Canon Pixma MG3122
  • Canon Pixma MG3120
  • Canon Pixma MX439
  • Canon Pixma MX472
  • Canon Pixma MG2220
  • Canon Pixma MG3220

What is Page Yield in relation to Ink Cartridges?
It’s the amount of printed pages at 5% coverage per page that the cartridge can print. Generally people select the cartridges on the basis of its page yield especially if they have to print a large amount of pages for their work.

Differences between Cannon PG240 VS PG240XL VS PG240XLL
As stated above the main difference between them is the page yield and ultimately the capacity the black ink which the cartridge is filled with. It can also be said that the PG-240XL gets nearly double the prints compared to the Canon PG-240, and PG-240XLL gets double again compared to the PG-240XL.

Therefore if you using an office printer we recommend you to use PG-240XLL so that you get the cheapest prints. Other than that, at home you can use PG-240XL or PG-240XXL, depending on the requirement of your work but either will save you money per printed page.