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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.

Compatible Okidata Black Printer Ribbon, 42377801


Reg. Price $2.99

Our Price $2.49

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Our compatible Okidata 42377801 black printer ribbon cartridge is the ideal money saving alternative to the expensive name brand. Each 42377801 compatible ribbon is tested to ensure professional quality results on every page! This compatible 42377801 printer ribbon cartridge yields 4 million characters. Print excellent, crisp pages ideal for both home and office use with the compatible Okidata 42377801 ribbon cartridge.

Compatible Printers



SKU Product Type Printer Brand OEM Number Ink Color Cartridge Yield Type Shelf Life
42377801B Ribbon Cartridge Okidata 42377801 Black Standard Yield 24-36 months
*Average cartridge page yield in accordance with ISO IEC 24711

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  • Compatible Okidata 42377801 Black Ribbon


    I've used LD products before and been very happy. I have an Oki Microline 420 that I have had difficulty using "compatible" ribbons because most are missing a protruding part at the bottom. Without this part, the ribbons don't fit. The picture on your sight LOOKS like it has this part at the bottom. Could you verify that it does. If so, I will order some, if not I'll pass on the Oki products and just use cartridges for my other printers! Thanks
    Asked on 2/11/2016 by Donna G from Texas

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      The design for compatible products will differ from the original product due to patent/copyright laws. So the general design will look different, but it should still fit and work in your machine.

      You are covered with our warranty, so if you experience any issues at all, please let us know. We can certainly assist you with troubleshooting or a replacement, if necessary.

      Answered on 2/12/2016 by Sophia from LDStaff
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By Tim

from undisclosed

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Comments about Compatible Okidata 42377801 Black Ribbon:

Never a problem, fast shipping, good pricing.


best price for great ribbons

By Dakota

from Washington

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Comments about Compatible Okidata 42377801 Black Ribbon:

Can't beat the price. But be sure you don't need them NOW. They take 7 to 10 days to come. I will definitely buy my ink here!


What a Deal!

By Tumbleweed1954

from Anaconda, Montana

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Comments about Compatible Okidata 42377801 Black Ribbon:

My wife's workplace had been buying these locally for around $18. She found them on sale at LD Products for under $2. To top it off these printed noticeably better than the more expensive ones. She bought three and saved her company over $45.

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