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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.
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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.

Remanufactured M4646 / R5974 (Series 5) High Yield Color Ink Cartridge for Dell Photo All-in-One

Page Yield: 450

Reg. Price $26.99

Our Price $16.99

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Buy 3 or More Color for $15.99 each (save $3.00+)
This professionally remanufactured replacement to the Dell M4646 high capacity color inkjet cartridge is a Non-OEM ink-jet cartridge which has been through one cycle of service and has been recharged. These refurbished alternatives to the Dell Series 5 cartridges are not refurbished Dell OEM cartridges. They are Non-OEM products that have been modified and refurbished by a remanufacturer that is not endorsed or associated with Dell and are guaranteed by 4inkjets.com to work with your Dell printer. The remanufactured replacement for the Dell OEM Series 5 ink cartridge has been thoroughly cleaned along with the printhead nozzles. It is inspected for any possible shell leakage, tested on the operation of all electrical circuitry and is run through an actual print test. If the refurbished replacement for the Series 5 inkjet cartridge passes our rigid standards, it has been remanufactured to work in your Dell Printer!
We offer a 100% Quality Satisfaction Guarantee on our alternative remanufactured inkjet cartridges and supplies to replace the Dell OEM Series 5.
The Refurbished replacement for Dell Series 5 can also be used instead of these OEM numbers: M4646, R5974, 310-5371, 310-6964, 310-5882, 310-6969, 310-6272, 310-8235, 310-5375, T5482, J5567, 310-6274, 310-7162, 310-6966, 310-6971, 310-7160, Series 5, C906T, 310-5884, 310-8236, 310-6966 and 3MYK7.

Please be aware that due to changes in printer programming the ink levels for this particular cartridge might appear to be low or empty. It is indeed full and will print a full yield.

Compatible Printers

Photo all-in-one

Specifications

SKU Product Type Printer Brand OEM Number Ink Color Cartridge Yield Type Page Yield Cost Per Page Capacity (ml) Shelf Life
Instructions
Instructions
M4646 Ink Cartridge Dell M4646 Color High 450 3.78 cents 21 12-18 Months
*Average cartridge page yield in accordance with ISO IEC 24711
The price stated in regular price does not reflect Dell OEM pricing. It is a reflection of general industry-wide pricing for alternative remanufactured products to replace Dell OEM products.

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

by PowerReviews
Remanufactured M4646 Color Series 5 HY Ink for Dell
 
3.6

(based on 52 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (23)

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    (12)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (4)

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    (11)

73%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Pleasantly Pleased

At 60 percent less cost than the Dell brand, I was skeptical of these non-Dell cartridges, especially after reading some negative reviews. But it seemed ridiculous to again buy the Dell brand at...Read complete review

At 60 percent less cost than the Dell brand, I was skeptical of these non-Dell cartridges, especially after reading some negative reviews. But it seemed ridiculous to again buy the Dell brand at their steep prices which they try to lock you into with their inexpensive yet good quality printers.
So a year ago I bought a color refill kit (and a black refill kit) which cost much less than this non-Dell cartridge I'm reviewing. These worked somewhat, but required extra effort, were messy, and after 2 of the promised 8 refills, the old Dell cartridges dried up too much to be restored by the wet paper towel process (which by the way wastes much ink#. You see, the cartridge refill was not detected by the printer, so it reported as still empty by my printer. I ignored this because I refilled the cartridge and the printer worked. But when it ultimately did run low, I did not believe it and the cartridge dried out too much.
So I decided to try these LD alternative cartridges. And to get free shipping, I bought 4 #2 color, 2 black).
They arrived looking like a Dell cartridge with the pull-off seal tape and installation was a snap, literally because of how they click into my Dell All-In-One 942 printer. A quick test printing proved they work perfectly.
And to my surprise, this color non-Dell cartridge is actually detected by my Dell printer as being FULL. Yea! However, the black cartridge still shows empty. No biggy though.
In the future, if they malfunction, I will update this review or write another one.
Bottom Line: Give this LD cartridge a try. You will most likely like it and save significant money in the process. And if you don't like it, there's apparantly a good warranty and good customer service.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Doesn't show ink level

I've tried using other "remanufacture" cartridges before and was pretty much always unhappy. Some wouldn't work at all. At least this one does print (and I have no complaints about the...Read complete review

I've tried using other "remanufacture" cartridges before and was pretty much always unhappy. Some wouldn't work at all. At least this one does print (and I have no complaints about the print quality), but I could swear that when I decided to try this cartridge, the ad claimed that it had the correct smart-chip installed so it would read ink levels on my Dell. It does not read ink level- shows as empty. Next time I'll go back to buying genuine Dell cartidges.

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1.0

Not pleased

By Crabby ink buyer

from Akron, OH

Verified Buyer

Comments about Remanufactured M4646 Color Series 5 HY Ink for Dell:

Bought two and one was defective so it turned out to be pretty expensive. Will likely shop elsewhere next time.

 
1.0

NOT SURE IF I WILL BUY COLOR INK AGAIN,ONLY THE COLOR

By DAVE

from 149 Gallagherville Rd,Downingtown.Pa 193

Verified Buyer

Comments about Remanufactured M4646 Color Series 5 HY Ink for Dell:

MY NEW CARTRIDGE WAS ONLY HALF FILLED,ACCORDING TO MY LEVEL INDICATORS, BLACK MWAS FULL, HAD THIS HAPPEN BEFORE WITH DELL COLOR INK, THEY HAD TO SEND ME A NEW CARTRIDGE AT NO CHARGE. I WILL BE BUYING THE BLACK FOR SURE, BUT LOOKS LIKE I WILL HAVE TO SHOP AROUND FOR THE COLOR. THANK YOU DAVID W ROBINSON US NAVY VET.

 
1.0

Cartridge would not fit in the printer

By Phyllis

from Franklin, tnl

Verified Buyer

Comments about Remanufactured M4646 Color Series 5 HY Ink for Dell:

Did not fit

 
1.0

Another non-performer

By Martie

from Lancaster PA

Verified Buyer

Comments about Remanufactured M4646 Color Series 5 HY Ink for Dell:

The color cartridge went in the cartridge holder but the holder could not close. In trying to close the cartridge holder a little piece of the holder broke off now ruining the printer.

 
4.0

Color cartridge

By Don't print much.

from Pittsburgh, pa

Verified Buyer

Comments about Remanufactured M4646 Color Series 5 HY Ink for Dell:

Seems to be working fine, have only used it once. One thing I didn't like was that my Dell printer does not recognize it, so I am getting messages saying Ink is low.

 
3.0

Color pale

By Mawcraft

from TN

Verified Buyer

Comments about Remanufactured M4646 Color Series 5 HY Ink for Dell:

The colors are very pale so I'm a bit disappointed

 
2.0

Not cooperating with my Dell Photo 924

By Jean, Donegal woman

from Torrance, Ca

Verified Buyer

Comments about Remanufactured M4646 Color Series 5 HY Ink for Dell:

I have used this type of cartridge for years but suddenly printer is refusing to recognize cartridfes and won't print, no matter what I try, i.e., wiping off, etc.

 
5.0

Couldn't be better

By Ltdc

from Long Island, NY

Verified Buyer

Comments about Remanufactured M4646 Color Series 5 HY Ink for Dell:

The ink works just like original equipment ink.

 
5.0

AAA_RATED PRODUCT & SERVICE

By Jane

from Potsdam, NY

Verified Buyer

Comments about Remanufactured M4646 Color Series 5 HY Ink for Dell:

Great price, great product, and great service. Ordered these on friday evening and received them on Monday morning!!! Even shipping was free.

 
5.0

good fast replacement on a defective cartridge

By Ziggie

from Elyria,ohio

Verified Buyer

Comments about Remanufactured M4646 Color Series 5 HY Ink for Dell:

No problem with replacement,working just like new..

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