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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 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 Light Cyan Ink for Epson 96 (T096520)

Page Yield: 940

Reg. Price $12.99

Our Price $6.99

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Buy 3 or More Light Cyan for $5.99 each (save $3.00+)
This professionally remanufactured Epson light cyan (T096520) inkjet cartridge is an original Epson T0965/T096520 ink-jet cartridge which has been through one cycle of service and has been recharged. This Epson light cyan T096520 ink cartridge has been thoroughly cleaned along with the printhead nozzles. Then the Epson T096520 was filled with the same ink formula, the internal back pressure was insured and then it was inspected for any possible shell leakage, tested the operation of all electrical circuitry and finally run through an actual print test. The ink monitoring chip on this remanufactured Epson T096520 is the original chip which has been reset to provide accurate ink monitoring. If the T0965 light cyan inkjet cartridge passes our rigid standards, it has been remanufactured for your Epson Stylus Photo R2880 printer! We offer a 100% Quality Satisfaction Guarantee on our remanufactured T096520 light cyan ink cartridge.

Compatible Printers

Stylus Photo

Specifications

SKU Product Type Printer Brand OEM Number Ink Color Cartridge Yield Type Page Yield Cost Per Page Shelf Life
T096520 Ink Cartridge Epson T096520 Cyan Standard 940 0.74 cents 12-18 Months
*Average cartridge page yield in accordance with ISO IEC 24711

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Remanufactured T096 9 Piece Set of Ink Cartridges for Epson
 
2.9

(based on 12 reviews)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Pleasantly surprised

For many years I bought only Epson inks due to a bad experience with a purchase of refurbished containers. However the prices kept increasing and I use a lot of ink. Someone told me...Read complete review

For many years I bought only Epson inks due to a bad experience with a purchase of refurbished containers. However the prices kept increasing and I use a lot of ink. Someone told me about your product and rather reluctantly I made a purchase of all nine inks. My prints have come out as good as with the brand inks and I will continue ordering my inks from you.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Not recognized by printer

I thought these were worth a try, but my printer has 8 separate ink cartridges and will not print if any of them (one or all) are not recognized by the printer. When...Read complete review

I thought these were worth a try, but my printer has 8 separate ink cartridges and will not print if any of them (one or all) are not recognized by the printer. When I installed the cartridges only the cyan was not recognized - I followed troubleshooting steps and then 4 of them were suddenly not recognized. Even if I had received replacements I would be 99% sure that one or more would fail wasting a ton of time. If you actually need to use your printer for printing (not just trouble shoot it) these are a total waste of time and energy. If they came standard with a chip reseting tool I could see giving them a second try, but that's just asking for more to do that doesn't envolve printing consistently

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(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Pleasantly surprised

By Whitebeard

from Clearwater, FL

Verified Buyer

Comments about Remanufactured T096 9 Piece Set of Ink Cartridges for Epson:

For many years I bought only Epson inks due to a bad experience with a purchase of refurbished containers. However the prices kept increasing and I use a lot of ink. Someone told me about your product and rather reluctantly I made a purchase of all nine inks. My prints have come out as good as with the brand inks and I will continue ordering my inks from you.

(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

These folks are great.

By Kirk

from San Francisco bay area.

Verified Buyer

Comments about Remanufactured 96 Cyan Ink Cartridge for Epson:

I use my printer to produce digital negatives and love not having to pay top price for Epson inks.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Problem with cartridge - Magenta T096220 doesn't work.

By Loren

from Diamond Bar, Calif

Verified Buyer

Comments about Remanufactured T096 9 Piece Set of Ink Cartridges for Epson:

I've bought these cartridges in the past and they've always worked fine. This time one of the cartridges, the Vivid Magenta (VM) doesn't work. Trying a new cartridge is a cheaper option than having the printer checked. The problem started immediately when I put in the new cartridge. The print that was done before the cartridge switch printed perfectly. I live about 30 minutes from your office and can drive there and get a new cartridge. I have no problem in paying for it if it does not qualify for an exchange.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Not recognized by printer

By av

from eugene, or

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • None

Cons

  • Inconsistent
  • Printer Doesn't Recognize
  • Total Waste Of Time

Best Uses

  • Waste of Time

Comments about Remanufactured T096 9 Piece Set of Ink Cartridges for Epson:

I thought these were worth a try, but my printer has 8 separate ink cartridges and will not print if any of them (one or all) are not recognized by the printer. When I installed the cartridges only the cyan was not recognized - I followed troubleshooting steps and then 4 of them were suddenly not recognized. Even if I had received replacements I would be 99% sure that one or more would fail wasting a ton of time. If you actually need to use your printer for printing (not just trouble shoot it) these are a total waste of time and energy. If they came standard with a chip reseting tool I could see giving them a second try, but that's just asking for more to do that doesn't envolve printing consistently

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Very Happy

By PeruSally

from Olympia, WA

Site Member

Comments about Remanufactured 96 Cyan Ink Cartridge for Epson:

I could not believe that my order placed in the afternoon was received next day by noon. And at no charge for postage. I will definitely continue to use these inks...although I ordered enough to last for a while. The cartridges were accepted by my printer with no problem.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Does not work...

By Fico

from Spring, TX

Site Member

Comments about Remanufactured 96 Photo Black Ink for Epson:

When switching from matte to photo black it indicates a low ink light and I just received the ink, used once. When I was able to print I was content with the quality, but now it has costed twice as much. I would not buy re-manufactured ink cartridges again...

 
5.0

Excellent price and quality.

By MontGram

from East, Tennessee

Site Member

Comments about Remanufactured 96 Light Black Ink for Epson:

The best place I have found for quality and value on remanufactured cartridges.

 
2.0

Black photo Ink smears

By 2Epsons

from Pennsylvania

Site Member

Comments about Remanufactured 96 Photo Black Ink for Epson:

Used in an R2880, on Epson glossy paper, even a couple days after printing, the black ink smears.

On our other R2880, which now has three clogged heads, I wonder whether these re-use cartridges might be the cause.

 
4.0

Good product

By Budgie

from North Carolina

Site Member

Comments about Remanufactured 96 Cyan Ink Cartridge for Epson:

I ordered a full load of ink for my Epson Stylus Photo 2880. So far the inks are proving to be as good as Epson ink. Time will tell.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Poor or no preformance - damages printer

By JBAUER

from Cambridge, MA

Site Member

Comments about Remanufactured 96 Photo Black Ink for Epson:

Unless you enjoy seeing your Epson printer put on a light show, I would not recommend these remanufactured inks. They plugged up my printer head, caused the printer to read out of ink - even when new cartridges were installed. The Epson printers are way too sensitive to use anything other than Epson inks.

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