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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.
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.

Lexmark Remanufactured 18C0031 (#31) Photo Ink Cartridge

Photo Color
Page Yield: 135

Reg. Price $26.99

Clearance $9.99

In stock

Quantity
Buy 3 or More Photo for $9.99 each (save $0.00+)

This professionally Remanufactured Lexmark 18C0031 (#31) Photo Ink Cartridge is an original Lexmark 18C0031 (#31) inkjet cartridge which has been through one cycle of service and has been recharged. The 18C0031 cartridge has been thoroughly cleaned along with the printhead nozzles. Then the OEM 18C0031 was inspected for any possible shell leakage, tested on the operation of all electrical circuitry and finally run through an actual print test. If the cartridge passes our rigid standards, it is a remanufactured 18C0031 for your Lexmark printer!

This photo ink cartridge contains 1/3 black, 1/3 light cyan and a 1/3 light magenta. You replace your black cartridge with this photo color inkjet cartridge. It goes in the black slot, not the color slot. When you have the photo and regular color cartridge in your printer it produces better looking photos. Instead of only having four colors to print with (black, cyan, magenta, and yellow) it now has six colors. Photo inkjet cartridges are great for people who print lots of photos or color documents but not recommended for people who print mainly text. This is because the photo cartridge has about a third as much black ink in it compared with a black cartridge. Once this ink is out the cartridge has to be replaced. Even if the light cyan and light magenta sections are full of ink you will need a new cartridge. Printers these days print photos well with four colors but excellent with six colors.

We offer a 100% Quality Satisfaction Guarantee on our Remanufactured 18C0031 ink cartridge.

Please be aware that due to changes in printer programming the ink levels for this particular cartridge might appear to be low or empty. It is indeed full and will print a full yield.

Compatible Printers

Specifications

SKU Product Type Printer Brand Brand Name OEM Number Ink Color Condition Cartridge Yield Type Page Yield Cost Per Page Capacity (ml) Shelf Life
REMANLX31 Ink Cartridge Lexmark Lexmark 18C0031 Photo Color Remanufactured Standard Yield 135 7.40 cents 19 12-18 Months
*Average cartridge page yield in accordance with ISO IEC 24711

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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Lexmark Remanufactured #31 Photo Ink
 
2.7

(based on 17 reviews)

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of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Lexmark got me

This would be a good value except Lexmark printer has a chip so I could not use it. I had to use an OEM cartridge, that I did purchase from 4inkjets.

This would be a good value except Lexmark printer has a chip so I could not use it. I had to use an OEM cartridge, that I did purchase from 4inkjets.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Look out!

These did not work in my Lexmark X5650. Sent them back over 2 weeks ago, no reimbursement yet.

These did not work in my Lexmark X5650. Sent them back over 2 weeks ago, no reimbursement yet.

Reviewed by 17 customers

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5.0

Moist certainly buy this again.

By Stephanie

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Lexmark Remanufactured #31 Photo Ink:

As usual this company is outstanding when it comes to ink and value/.

 
1.0

Shame on you!

By Lucy

from Los Angeles

Verified Buyer

Comments about Lexmark Remanufactured #31 Photo Ink:

Your ink doesn't work!!!! My comp says: NOT Right INK!!!I west my money!

 
1.0

ink failure

By Sheila40

from Charlotte, NC

Site Member

Comments about Lexmark Remanufactured #31 Photo Ink:

This product did not provide enough ink for the printing of 25 4x6 pictures. I ran out of ink before the printings were put out.

 
4.0

Preforms as good as higher priced else where

By Sheba

from Norcross Ga

Site Member

Comments about Lexmark Remanufactured #31 Photo Ink:

All that was expected, quality as good. no problems arrived would do it again Thanks

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

like new

By newusr

from Oakland, CA

Site Member

Comments about Lexmark Remanufactured #31 Photo Ink:

need improve refill ink for red and blue
black ink is real good

 
2.0

Like the price. Quality not good for my printer.

By Lexmark

from Pittsburgh, PA

Site Member

Comments about Lexmark Remanufactured #31 Photo Ink:

Had to open all three items before one was accepted by printer. Two of the three items flag - remove tape - when there is no tape to remove. Seems like the black is not registering.

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

This product is as good as a new one.

By Zmann

from Sterling,Virginia

Site Member

Comments about Lexmark Remanufactured #31 Photo Ink:

I'm very impressed with the product and the speed in which it was delivered. I will definitely be buying more cartridges in the future.

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

This product did not work for me.

By faith0953

from West Virginia

Site Member

Comments about Lexmark Remanufactured #31 Photo Ink:

There was no ink in the cartridges for the price I paid .

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

The product performs well.

By rellerman

from Mesa, Arizona

Site Member

Comments about Lexmark Remanufactured #31 Photo Ink:

I am satisfied with the price and performance. Would reccommend it.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

This product does not work

By hridha

from Camillus,NY

Site Member

Comments about Lexmark Remanufactured #31 Photo Ink:

I placed this product in my printer, and it did not recognize the cartridge

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