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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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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
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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 18C2140 (#37) Color Ink Cartridge - PREBATE

Color
Page Yield: 150

Reg. Price $39.99

Our Price $29.99

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Lexmark OEM 18C2140 (#37) black ink cartridge available on 4inkjets.com. Print clear, crisp images and text with the OEM Lexmark 18C2140. Genuine Lexmark cartridges generate high print quality and give you great productivity. Buy 18C2140 for your Lexmark Z2420, X3650, or X4650 printer.

These cartridges are Lexmark PREBATE ink cartridges. PREBATE inkjet cartridges are one-time use cartridges only. This means that after your cartridge is emptied you may not refill it. A refilled PREBATE cartridge will not be accepted by your printer, and will not print.

Compatible Printers

X Series

Z Series

Specifications

SKU Product Type Printer Brand OEM Number Ink Color Cartridge Yield Type Page Yield Cost Per Page Shelf Life
18C2140 Ink Cartridge Lexmark 18C2140 Color Standard 150 19.99 cents 24 months
*Average cartridge page yield in accordance with ISO IEC 24711

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OEM Lexmark 37 Color Ink
 
3.0

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5.0

I will buy again

By wilson

from ortsmouth va

Verified Buyer

Comments about OEM Lexmark 37 Color Ink:

home use

 
1.0

Non-working cartridges

By judyshoe

from Melbourne, FL

Site Member

Comments about OEM Lexmark 37 Color Ink:

None of the 3 color cartridges would work, as if there was no ink or it was dried up. I've ordered from INkjets numerous times and have never had this problem. Have not tried the other cartridges(black and photp). I do hope they work!

 
5.0

Great Quality-Colors Vibrant

By YorkieLover

from Undisclosed

Site Member

Comments about OEM Lexmark 37 Color Ink:

Your products are of good quality and last a long time. I am satisfied for the price.

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Not for the thrify

By JMZY

from Israel

Site Member

Comments about OEM Lexmark 37 Color Ink:

The lexmark X5650, which uses this cartridge, is a very nice product. However, it is an ink guzzler. I don't print much, yet my cartridge only lasted one month. (I was also using the companion black ink cartridge, No. 37, at the same time.) Its no secret that they give away these machines to get you hooked on their inks. And the kicker? It rejected my refill inks. At best prices, I will be spending $400 per year on inks! The machine knows that its a refilled cartridge, and the pop-up reads "empty."
My advice? Buy a refitted used machine that will accept LDProducts compatible cartridges. I do with my other printer, and I spend about $60 per year using LDProducts compatibles.

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