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  • Ink & Toner Basics
  • Number of Pages & Shelf Life
Cartridge Type
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.

Lexmark OEM 18C0781 (#1) Color Ink Cartridge

Page Yield: 190

Reg. Price $38.99

Our Price $37.99

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This is a Lexmark OEM 18C0781 (#1) Color Ink Cartridge. The #1 Lexmark Brand Print Cartridge contains color inks that produce process black. The cartridge gives you the flexibility to print everything from text to high-quality photos. Like all genuine Lexmark supplies, the cartridges deliver outstanding print quality on both plain paper and specialty media products.

Compatible Printers

X Series

Z Series


18C0781 Ink Cartridge Lexmark Lexmark 18C0781 Color Standard Yield 190 19.99 cents 24 months
*Average cartridge page yield in accordance with ISO IEC 24711

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  • Q:

    Does this cartridge contain black ink as well. I want both black & color
    Asked on 2/10/2015 by terry from Salisbury, MD, USA

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    • A:

      The Lexmark 18C0781 (#1) cartridge is a color cartridge containing only cyan, magenta and yellow ink. This printer only takes a color cartridge.

      Answered on 2/13/2015 by Shoshana
  • Q:

    is there a black ink cartridge for this model printer. i need just black rather then the colored ink

    i have at present the #1 cartridge, which is color ink. i would like to have the total black ink cartridge. Thanks Charlie
    hte model is a 2300 series All in One
    Asked on 2/6/2015 by Charlie from mooresville nc

    1 answer

    • A:

      It looks like your Lexmark X2350 printer only uses one type of cartridge, the 18C0781 (#1) color cartridge. It will use this cartridge to mix colors and print black if needed. But you do not have a black cartridge option with this printer.

      Answered on 2/10/2015 by Valentina
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OEM Lexmark #1 Color Ink Cartridge

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By Uncie

from Peoria, IL

Verified Buyer

Comments about OEM Lexmark #1 Color Ink Cartridge:

I ordered 2 Lexmark #1 Ink Cartridge and they were enroute the very day I ordered them and arrived in just a few days. I have not yet opened them because my current cartridge (which I also ordered from LD) is still usuable but I am not expecting any problems.


Lexmark 1

By vgl1955

from North Carolina

Site Member

Comments about OEM Lexmark #1 Color Ink Cartridge:

I have used this product since it was introduced. I like the convenience of having the color and black ink in the same cartridge. They have always performed perfectly.


This product was just what I needed.

By nonnie28

from Adams, MA

Site Member

Comments about OEM Lexmark #1 Color Ink Cartridge:

I was completely satisfied with the product and the fast service I received. When I need to purchase my new replacement cartridge I will absolutely will purchase it from 4inkjet! Thank you again!

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


Ink clear and bold

By Mshomegirl3

from Taylorsville, MS

Site Member

Comments about OEM Lexmark #1 Color Ink Cartridge:

Product shipped fast and packaged well. Exactly what was expteded. I will purchase from here again.


On time and good price

By gows

from St. Cloud, MN

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Comments about OEM Lexmark #1 Color Ink Cartridge:

I got the product in a timely manner and at a great price. No bumps in the road :)

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


this product was great

By sila

from Philadelphia

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Comments about OEM Lexmark #1 Color Ink Cartridge:

I have had my printer for a long time and this is the only way i am able to get my refill. I like it because the right kind of cartridge show up on the computer. again thanks

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