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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 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.

HP 88 Black & Yellow Original Ink Cartridge Printhead in Retail Packaging, C9381A

Black Yellow
Page Yield: 41500

Reg. Price $137.99

Our Price $107.99

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The original Hewlett Packard C9381A (88) black & yellow inkjet printhead is a high resolution cartridge. Buy C9381A ink cartridges from 4inkjets.com to save time, money and unnecessary hassle. This original print cartridge contains genuine Hewlett Packard 88 ink that provides quality and reliability every time you print.

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Specifications

SKU Product Type Printer Brand Brand Name OEM Number Ink Color Cartridge Yield Type Page Yield Cost Per Page Shelf Life
C9381A Printhead HP HP C9381A Multi Standard Yield 41500 0.26 cents 24 months
*Average cartridge page yield in accordance with ISO IEC 24711

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Original HP 88 Black & Yellow Printhead, C9381A
 
4.9

(based on 8 reviews)

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(5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Very Happy

By Cindy45678

from Undisclosed

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Comments about Original HP 88 Black & Yellow Printhead, C9381A:

I wasn't sure what was wrong with my printer. The black just started fading, got lines in it and finally got so weak you couldn't read it. We tried new ink but that didn't work. Then we ordered a print head and that worked!! Everything I've ever bought here has been great. Good service and good products. We received them quickly. They've been excellent company and I recommend them.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

great print head

By walterink

from Honolulu, Hawaii

Site Member

Comments about Original HP 88 Black & Yellow Printhead, C9381A:

This was the right print head and great price also. Glad that I found this website to purchase from.

(4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Purchase price much cheaper than local stores

By Olyguy

from Undisclosed

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Comments about Original HP 88 Black & Yellow Printhead, C9381A:

Saved money and it was shipped to my home in two days.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Installed and Worked as expected

By JohnMboro

from Murfreesboro, TN

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Comments about Original HP 88 Black & Yellow Printhead, C9381A:

The Print Head was easy to install and worked as expected.

I've used the printer to print Graduation Invitations and the print quality was like new.

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Perfect

By susan27

from Undisclosed

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Comments about Original HP 88 Black & Yellow Printhead, C9381A:

The ink jet was exactly what I needed for my aging HP, which still prints perfect copies, but has no supplier nearby.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Satisified

By rmbfmb

from PA

Site Member

Comments about Original HP 88 Black & Yellow Printhead, C9381A:

Arrival was timely. Product arrived in good shape, working perfectly.

 
5.0

Great price and great product

By cbrennan67

from PA

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Comments about Original HP 88 Black & Yellow Printhead, C9381A:

The product came when the company said it would. Great price for the cartridges. So far they work

 
4.0

Works well but ....

By HowardB

from Washington DC area

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Comments about Original HP 88 Black & Yellow Printhead, C9381A:

Definitely does what it's intended to do but very very expensive!

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