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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.

LD Color Ink Refill Kit For Hewlett Packard C6657AN/C6657A (HP 57)

Page Yield: 780

Reg. Price $19.99

Our Price $13.99

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Buy 3 or More TriColor for $13.00 each (save $2.97+)
  • LD refill kit for HP 57 color cartridges (for 2 refills of each color).
  • One 20 ml bottle each of cyan, magenta and yellow ink
  • A manual, a screw tool, injection needle x 3, a pair of plastic gloves are included.

LD inkjet cartridge refill kits allow you to refill your existing empty ink cartridge. Why buy a new or remanufactured ink cartridge when you can refill the cartridge you have for much less money? Each kit includes the ink, tools and instructions to refill your empty inkjet cartridge and get printing again quickly. It is always a good idea to refill cartridges that have just ran out of ink. You also shouldn't try to keep printing on an empty cartridge as it will burn out of the printheads on your ink cartridge. All inkjet cartridge print quality will eventually fade but by keeping your cartridge full of ink and printing regularly you should be able to get a few cycles with one cartridge before buying a new or remanufactured ink cartridge.

Compatible Printers

HP - Color Copier

HP - Deskjet

HP - OfficeJet

HP - PSC

HP - PhotoSmart

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Specifications

SKU Product Type Printer Brand OEM Number Ink Color Cartridge Yield Type Page Yield Cost Per Page Shelf Life
RFK011C Refill Kit HP C6657AN Color Standard 780 1.79 cents 24-36 Months
*Average cartridge page yield in accordance with ISO IEC 24711

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LD Ink Refill Kit for HP 57 Color
 
4.0

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3.0

Refilling works, but it's messy

By Glen

from Madison, WI

Verified Buyer

Comments about LD Ink Refill Kit for HP 57 Color:

I found the instructions to be inaccurate and confusing.
It's nearly impossible to avoid getting ink everywhere.
Only one protective glove is included, when two are indicated.
It's very difficult to estimate how much ink should be added.

If the ink turns out to be good, I'll continue to use refilling, despite the problems.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

a good product if you fill your own cartriges

By SevenArrows

from Illinois

Site Member

Comments about LD Ink Refill Kit for HP 57 Color:

This was the first time I attempted doing ink refill myself, and even though it took me 2 tries, I managed to make it work.
Be forwarned: DO as suggested and wear gloves and protect your work surface, the ink is really concentrated and easy to get over everything! Also, I would reccomend putting tape over the areas you're not filling, even before poking a hole with the needle. It takes VERY LITTLE pressure to get ink flowing out the syringe needle, (they should caution about that in the directions). The first time I overfilled the red and underfilled the blue, and didn't get good print quality, but after getting the inks balanced, it works fine.
one note>>>I puzzled over the directions in #3 until I realized the text was a bit mangled...... it should read:
"Remove the (syringe) NEEDLE and bracket from the package.
Connect the INK BOTTLE and screw bracket by twisting clockwise. Then, TWIST OFF THE BOTTLE CAP and insert the needle into the top of the bottle."
You don't even use the 'syringe' here at all, mentioning it was confusing.
Barring that, for a novice, even I managed to make it work. I still have enough ink for several more refills, making this a thrifty deal.
*******I did find out that depending on your printer, it might not register the cartridge as "full". But there were several workarounds that I found online to fix that.

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4.0

Works as advertised

By Poll

from Nordmont, PA

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Comments about LD Ink Refill Kit for HP 57 Color:

I have refilled 2 of my HP57 cartridges and both seem to work good.

 
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from Grover Beach, Ca

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Comments about LD Ink Refill Kit for HP 57 Color:

The kits are easy to use and very effective. Price and shipping excellent. A must have for HP users! Save $$$$$!

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