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Genuine or OEM (Original) Cartridges Remanufactured Cartridges Compatible Cartridges
Description OEM stands for original equipment manufacturer, meaning the cartridge was made by the same company that made your printer. Original brand cartridges are very reliable and sometimes the only option if your printer is new to market or uncommon. Remanufactured ink is a genuine brand cartridge that has gone through one cycle of use. After use, the cartridge is recycled, acquired by a remanufacturing facility and put through a rigorous professional refurbishing process. During the refurbishing process the cartridge is disassembled, thoroughly cleaned and tested for quality. It's then carefully refilled, tested again and brought back to life. Buying remanufactured prevents one less cartridge from ending up in a landfill. A compatible cartridge is a brand new ink cartridge built by a manufacturer other than your printer. It's like buying the generic version of the genuine brand. Most are uniquely designed to differentiate from genuine cartridges. Despite any structural difference you may notice, the cartridge will still fit in your machine and print a full yield, just like the original brand.
Price Factors Many printer manufacturers follow the razor-and-blades business model which may result in higher priced genuine cartridges. Remanufactured ink is much cheaper than the original brand ink. It's far more cost effective to refurbish a previously used cartridge than create a new OEM from scratch. Compatible ink is much cheaper than the original brand. Compatible suppliers don't have to worry about the additional costs that hinder OEMs like new printers or firmware, which lets them keep prices low.
Quality Original cartridges work extremely well and are covered under a warranty by the printer manufacturer High quality remanufactured ink will match the quality of the original, but not all remanufactured ink is created equal. Make sure you buy from a reputable supplier in order to get the absolute best results. High quality compatible ink will match the quality of the original, but not all compatible ink is created equal. Make sure you buy from a reputable supplier in order to get the absolute best results.
What's the difference between ink and toner cartridges?
Ink Cartridges Toner Cartridges
Printer Type Work with inkjet printers Work with laser printers
Material Liquid ink Dry powder
How it works Inkjet printers use a series of nozzles that spray tiny drops of ink directly on the print suface Laser toner printers use static electricity and heat to bond dry toner powder to a page
Commonly used by Casual home users, small business and photographers Large businesses and schools
Number of Pages You Can Print A cartridge's page yield is the estimated number of pages you can print. Page yield is based on 5% page coverage. This means that the quoted page yield is based upon printed pages where only 5% of the page has been imprinted with ink. For example, a short memo has approximately 5% coverage. If you have a cartridge that has a yield of 500 pages, it can print 500 pages of that short memo. If you are printing letters, photos or graphics, your coverage will vary greatly and your page yield will drop significantly.
Cartridge Warranty and Shelf Life Most ink and toner cartridges include a warranty or "best by" date on their box. Remanufactured and compatible ink cartridges can last 12-18 months unopened, and toner cartridges can last up to 3 years.
Cartridge Care and Storage Only open a cartridge when you need it. Opened cartridges will eventually dry out, especially if the protective tape or clip has been removed. If you have an open ink cartridge around and would like to try and prevent it from drying out, place it nozzle side up in a plastic airtight tub. If your cartridge came with protective tape or a clip reapply both before storing. Place a damp cloth or paper towel in the tub, next to the cartridge and keep it stored in a cool, dark place.

Compatible Toner Cartridge for HP 312A Black, CF380A

Page Yield: 2,400*

Reg. Price $69.99

Our Price $17.99

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Buy 3 or More Black for $15.99 each (save $6.00+)
4inkjets.com's compatible replacement for the Hewlett Packard CF380A (HP 312A) black laser toner cartridge is guaranteed to perform with your HP LaserJet Pro laser printer. It replaces the original HP CF380A laser toner cartridge. This is not a remanufactured cartridge and it was not manufactured by HP. Our compatible replacement CF380A laser toner cartridge is specially engineered to meet the highest standards of quality and reliability. Our CF380A toner page yield meets or exceeds OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) page yield for the CF380A and offers high-quality printing results. The use of LD compatible replacement laser toner cartridges and supplies does not void your printer's warranty. We offer a 100% Quality Satisfaction Guarantee on our LD compatible CF380A laser toner cartridges and supplies.

**Note: You will be receiving a CF380X cartridge which is identical to the CF380A but will print even more. The CF380X is a higher yield version and is compatible with your HP Color LaserJet printer. CF380A has been replaced by the CF380X.

Compatible Printers

Specifications

SKU Product Type Printer Brand OEM Number Ink Color Cartridge Yield Type Page Yield Cost Per Page Shelf Life
CF380ACTA Toner Cartridge HP CF380A Black Standard 2,400* 899.50 cents 24-36 Months
*Average cartridge page yield in accordance with ISO IEC 24711

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*Average cartridge page yield in accordance with ISO 19752.

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LD Compatible Replacement Bundle of 4 Toners for HP 312X
 
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Not sure what the difference is between good stuff and perfect, but so far there is nothing to complain about with the cartridges I bought and am using in my HP printer. Read complete review

Not sure what the difference is between good stuff and perfect, but so far there is nothing to complain about with the cartridges I bought and am using in my HP printer.
I use my printer for mostly office work in both black and white and color and I can't see the point in paying quadruple for similar results using original HP cartridges.

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Alignment issues

The color alignment has been off since I installed the LD replacements in my HP M476 MFP printer. The price to replace the cartridges was good, but I guess the quality is not as...Read complete review

The color alignment has been off since I installed the LD replacements in my HP M476 MFP printer. The price to replace the cartridges was good, but I guess the quality is not as good as the Genuine HP products.

I installed the Magenta and Yellow and cannot get anything to look good when printing color. Even the 'Supplies' report prints outside the lines.

I have to now buy the HP cartridges to replace the ones that I thought would work. Guess I will stick with Genuine replacement products in the future.

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5.0

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By Jo, Administrator

from New York, NY

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Comments about LD Compatible Replacement Bundle of 4 Toners for HP 312X:

Briefly, but sincerely: great produce, great service. I'll keep ordering from them as long as I have a printer.

 
5.0

It works

By G< 3Ink

from Silverthorne, CO

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Comments about Compatible Brand Black Laser Toner for HP 312A:

Easy to install and it works. Prints black.

 
5.0

Awesome

By Cj

from Bay area

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Comments about LD Compatible Replacement Bundle of 4 Toners for HP 312X:

Was awesome

 
5.0

Great product

By H C

from Severn MD

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Comments about LD Compatible Replacement Bundle of 4 Toners for HP 312X:

Next day delivery and great prices!

 
5.0

great product / great price

By Deb

from NC

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Comments about Compatible HY Black Toner for HP 312X:

use the product 5 days a week. works great at a great price. you can't beat the customer service.

 
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VEREY GOOD JOB

By Kalven

from Michigan

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Comments about Compatible Cyan Toner for HP 312A:

every very good

 
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Great Product - Good Price

By BooHoo

from Florida

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Comments about LD Compatible Replacement Bundle of 4 Toners for HP 312X:

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5.0

Ordered several times. Never had problem.

By Jon

from Des Plaines IL

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Comments about LD Compatible Replacement Bundle of 4 Toners for HP 312X:

Great value Just as good as OEM

 
5.0

Toners not only great quality but fast delivery

By Ed

from Lewisburg, TN

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Comments about LD Compatible Replacement Bundle of 4 Toners for HP 312X:

It never fails big job upcoming and "replace toner". You know you have extras but someone has used and not bother to tell you. Thank goodness LD will save your day. Great quality and fast delivery. I won't use anyone else

 
5.0

Great Value!!

By CJN

from Cleveland, Ohio

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Comments about Compatible HY Black Toner for HP 312X:

The price was fantastic, arrived super fast and the performance has been great.. Would recommend and will buy again.

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