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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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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.

HP 88 Cyan & Magenta Original Ink Cartridge Printhead in Retail Packaging, C9382A

Cyan Magenta

Reg. Price $143.99

Our Price $111.99

In stock

The original Hewlett Packard C9382A (88) cyan & magenta inkjet printhead is a high resolution cartridge. Buy C9382A ink cartridges from 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.


C9382A Printhead HP HP C9382A Multi Standard Yield 24 months
*Average cartridge page yield in accordance with ISO IEC 24711


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Original HP 88 Cyan & Magenta Printhead, C9382A

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(4 of 6 customers found this review helpful)


Same HP product - $10 cheaper

By JimH2

from Pittsburgh, PA

Site Member

Comments about Original HP 88 Cyan & Magenta Printhead, C9382A:

I priced out the same replacement printhead at Staples and OfficeMax. This was $10 cheaper. Delivered quickly. Installed immediately without problem. My printer is back to like new condition.

(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)


original product, better price

By JZ1234

from Eastern PA

Site Member

Comments about Original HP 88 Cyan & Magenta Printhead, C9382A:

This was a genuine hp product, works fine, and cost $5 less than every other seller I could find. Additionally I received free shipping. What more could you ask for?

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)


Fixed my printer issue.

By paintingisfun

from Denver, CO

Site Member

Comments about Original HP 88 Cyan & Magenta Printhead, C9382A:

I had contacted a couple of places about problems with printing and was told by both that I needed a new printer. The print would somtimes work with colors but not all colors at the same time and my black would stop working after several pages of printing and finally all my colors stopped except black. I had replaced all of my cartridges and tried cleaning the print heads multiple times to no avail. After doing some online searches I decided to try new print heads since my printer was costly and not very old for use I have for it. Long story short the new print head worked marvelously and now I'll get the second one and expect to be back in business for just over $100. instead of investing another $600 for a new printer.

(4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)


Great fit

By walterink

from Honolulu, Hawaii

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Comments about Original HP 88 Cyan & Magenta Printhead, C9382A:

This print head was the correct fit for my HP printer. Great price also, it was great that I had found this website and purchased the right product.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)


Had to struggle to induce my printer to accept it

By House

from Wyoming

Site Member

Comments about Original HP 88 Cyan & Magenta Printhead, C9382A:

My printer kept flashing that the printhead was missing or had been damaged.

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