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CE278ACTA

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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.

HP 78A Compatible Toner Cartridge (CE278A) Black - Page Yield 2,100*

Page Yield: 2,100*

Reg. Price $49.99

Our Price $19.99

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Buy 3 or More Black for $17.99 each (save $6.00+)
Highly-Rated by Customers! Proven to work as a replacement to original HP 78A black cartridges. Prints at least 2,100 pages. Affordable alternatives to HP 78A color cartridges also available.

This compatible alternative to the HP 78A is 77% cheaper than an original HP 78A. You get the same print output and the same number of pages at a fraction of the price.

4inkjets.com's compatible replacement for the Hewlett Packard CE278A (HP 78A) black laser toner cartridge is guaranteed to perform with your HP laser printer. It replaces the original HP CE278A laser toner cartridge. This is not a remanufactured cartridge and it was not manufactured by HP. Our compatible replacement CE278A laser toner cartridge is specially engineered to meet the highest standards of quality and reliability. Our CE278A toner page yield meets or exceeds OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) page yield for the CE278A and offers high-quality printing results. The use of LD compatible replacement laser toner cartridges and supplies does not void your printer's warranty. We offer a 100% Quality Satisfaction Guarantee on our LD compatible CE278A laser toner cartridges and supplies. Compatible replacement options for all HP toner cartridges available online.

Compatible Printers

Specifications

SKU Product Type Printer Brand OEM Number Ink Color Cartridge Yield Type Page Yield Cost Per Page Shelf Life
CE278ACTA Toner Cartridge HP CE278A Black Standard 2,100* 999.50 cents 24-36 Months
*Average cartridge page yield in accordance with ISO IEC 24711

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*Average cartridge page yield in accordance with ISO 19752.

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  • 5 Pack LD Compatible Black Toner Cartridges for HP 78A

    Q:

    will this toner work in a Canon D550?
    Asked on 6/29/2017 by Tom from Pa

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  • LD Compatible Black Toner Cartridge for HP 78A

    Q:

    How many copies per cartiridge
    Asked on 1/25/2015 by J from Alaska

    2 answers

    • A:

      I get about 1,000 per cartridge but I print legal documents which are more like 90% page coverage.

      Answered on 5/10/2017 by Signing Agent from Queen Creek, AZ
    • A:

      The CE278A black toner cartridge has a page yield of 2,100 pages. Page yield is based on a 5% page coverage.

      Answered on 1/28/2015 by Shoshana
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REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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LD Compatible Black Toner Cartridge for HP 78A
 
4.6

(based on 78 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (59)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Clean replacement (13)
  • Easy to install (13)
  • Sharp tones & colors (11)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Everyday documents (11)
  • Professional documents (10)
  • Graphics & charts (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Frequent user (7), Heavy duty user (5)
    • Primary use:
    • Business (10), Personal (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Would buy again and again

Use the product both for personal and business.
Last a long time and will give you good to excellent copies.

Use the product both for personal and business.
Last a long time and will give you good to excellent copies.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

First cartridge seems to be underfilled - Replaced immediate

We have been buying the Xerox compatible cartridges and thought we would try this less expensive LD. The cartridge lasted less then half as long. When I called to ask about a replacement the...Read complete review

We have been buying the Xerox compatible cartridges and thought we would try this less expensive LD. The cartridge lasted less then half as long. When I called to ask about a replacement the customer service rep was on top of it immediately. They shipped me a replacement at no cost and paid return shipping for the defective product. THAT is excellent! It probably was underfilled by accident.

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5.0

I will buy this product again!

By Vivian

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about LD Compatible Black Toner Cartridge for HP 78A:

I use my printer in my tax preparation business. Starting purchasing these several years ago. Never had a problem and they certainly save me a lot of money. Shipping is fast. Very good to do business with them.

 
4.0

Excellent to replace Canon 128

By Michael

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about LD Compatible Black Toner Cartridge for HP 78A:

Drum is a slightly different than OEM and will occasionally leave a streak. For the price differential a wise investment to replace my Canon 128

 
5.0

I would buy this again

By HOWARD

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about 2 Pack LD Compatible Black Toner Cartridges for HP 78A:

great

 
1.0

Makes my printers sound like they are breaking

By Kathleen

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about 5 Pack LD Compatible Black Toner Cartridges for HP 78A:

Using with my Canon printers and they make a loud, terrible noise like the printer is breaking. Not happy with this purchase.

 
5.0

I would buy from them again

By Rick

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about LD Compatible Black Toner Cartridge for HP 78A:

Great seller very timely and good product

 
5.0

Could not be any better

By JOSE BONILLA

from Chicago

Verified Buyer

Comments about 2 Pack LD Compatible Black Toner Cartridges for HP 78A:

Just installed and print a few pages could not be any happier.
For the price for sure will buy again.

 
5.0

Super product all there

By Sunshine mobile home

from Pompano Florida

Verified Buyer

Comments about 2 Pack LD Compatible Black Toner Cartridges for HP 78A:

Now as to the delivery that sucks major , had to travel 30 miles to pick it up since my girl at the office was out sick that hole week . From pompano Florida to Miami Florida .

 
1.0

not right now -not happy with the ink light color - not good

By none

from Oxnard, Calif.

Verified Buyer

Comments about LD Compatible Black Toner Cartridge for HP 78A:

The black color is not very dark - not as dark as the original HP Toner - Have to continue shaking the cartridge. Did I just get a bad cartridge?????

 
5.0

Excellent Product

By Charles

from NNPS

Verified Buyer

Comments about 5 Pack LD Compatible Black Toner Cartridges for HP 78A:

No problems, great service

 
5.0

Great Toner

By Jon

from Los Angeles, CA

Verified Buyer

Comments about 2 Pack LD Compatible Black Toner Cartridges for HP 78A:

Great quality toner at a great price. I compared this to the original HP and can see no difference in print or operation. Highly recommended.

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