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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?
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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 18L0042 (#83) Color Ink Cartridge

Page Yield: 450

Reg. Price $26.99

Our Price $11.49

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Buy 3 or More Color for $8.99 each (save $7.50+)

This professionally Remanufactured Lexmark 18L0042 (#83) Color Ink Cartridge is an original Lexmark 18L0042 (#83) inkjet cartridge which has been through one cycle of service and has been recharged. The 18L0042 cartridge has been thoroughly cleaned along with the printhead nozzles. Then the OEM 18L0042 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 18L0042 for your Lexmark printer! This quick-drying, dye-based ink offers optimum performance and productivity with superior resistance to smudging and bleeding.

We offer a 100% Quality Satisfaction Guarantee on our Remanufactured 18L0042 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.

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Specifications

SKU Product Type Printer Brand OEM Number Ink Color Cartridge Yield Type Page Yield Cost Per Page Capacity (ml) Shelf Life
REMANLX42 Ink Cartridge Lexmark 18L0042 Color Standard 450 2.55 cents 14 12-18 Months
*Average cartridge page yield in accordance with ISO IEC 24711

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Remanufactured Lexmark 83 Color Ink
 
4.1

(based on 31 reviews)

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84%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great Transaction

The wrong cartridge was sent to me, but it was received very quickly. I called Customer Service, and we figured what happened and I was immediately sent the right cartridge and a return...Read complete review

The wrong cartridge was sent to me, but it was received very quickly. I called Customer Service, and we figured what happened and I was immediately sent the right cartridge and a return envelope for the wrong cartridge. Everything was done so quickly, it was hardly an inconvenience. Great service and the cartridge works great. So, I'll definitely be using your company again...I just hope the ink lasts a long time. We shall see.

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Do NOT buy it!

I bought the remanufactured lexmark #83 colored inkjet in February 2011 for the 1st time. At first, it worked great. Now a month later, the blue color went crazy. It prints blue...Read complete review

I bought the remanufactured lexmark #83 colored inkjet in February 2011 for the 1st time. At first, it worked great. Now a month later, the blue color went crazy. It prints blue bars on anything that I print out. Unfortunately, I only got to enjoy 1/4 of my remanufactured lexmark #83 colored inkjet before it started messing up big time. Now I'm NOT able to use that cartridge anymore. It was a waste of money to me.

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4.0

a-ok

By Al

from NY

Verified Buyer

Comments about Remanufactured Lexmark 83 Color Ink:

works fine

 
5.0

I NEED TO STOCK UP ON THIS PRODUCT. IT'S THAT GOOD.

By BUB

from CENTEREACH, N.Y.

Verified Buyer

Comments about Remanufactured Lexmark 83 Color Ink:

I DO A LOT OF SCANNING OF PICTURES FROM ALBUMS AND OTHER SOURCES. I'VE NEVER HAD BETTER MORE CLARITY OR COLOR REPRODUCTION AS I SEE NOW WITH THESE REMANUFACTURED LEXMARK 83 INK CARTRIDGES.

 
5.0

I would buy this product again!

By Cavic50Frank

from Newburyport, Ma. 01950

Verified Buyer

Comments about Remanufactured Lexmark 83 Color Ink:

Print out color cards and pictures with my scanner on the Lexmark 5100 series printer.
Product performs excellent and is very affordable!

Have old cartridge if you need it? Let me know!

 
5.0

Happy with purchase!

By SMQMC

from Northern Illinois

Verified Buyer

Comments about Remanufactured Lexmark 83 Color Ink:

I've purchased from others in the past with disappointing results. Being a new customer here, I was hoping for much better printing than I've had and I'm glad to say.........Hurrah! I just put the cartridge in and IT WORKS! Nice clear color and that's what I've been looking for, no green and blue stripes.

 
2.0

NEEDS A DRYER PREVENTATIVE TO LAST LONGER THAN 6 MONTHS !!!

By KEN THE FRUSTRATED

from CLEARWATER , FL.

Verified Buyer

Pros

    Cons

    • Drys Out Half Full

    Best Uses

      Comments about Remanufactured Lexmark 83 Color Ink:

      DRIES OUT TO SOON --NEEDS A SUSPENDER ADDED

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      5.0

      Great Price!

      By smchenry

      from Alabama

      Site Member

      Comments about Remanufactured Lexmark 83 Color Ink:

      Great Price! It is a quality product at a great price!

       
      5.0

      I was very happy with the quality of the product.

      By sharppics4u

      from st Louis Missouri

      Site Member

      Comments about Remanufactured Lexmark 83 Color Ink:

      Good quality true color and great customer service.

       
      5.0

      Great Transaction

      By Carols2wow

      from Plantatioin, FL

      Site Member

      Comments about Remanufactured Lexmark 83 Color Ink:

      The wrong cartridge was sent to me, but it was received very quickly. I called Customer Service, and we figured what happened and I was immediately sent the right cartridge and a return envelope for the wrong cartridge. Everything was done so quickly, it was hardly an inconvenience. Great service and the cartridge works great. So, I'll definitely be using your company again...I just hope the ink lasts a long time. We shall see.

       
      5.0

      Great Value!

      By SherryL

      from Riverside, California

      Site Member

      Comments about Remanufactured Lexmark 83 Color Ink:

      Ink cartridges are so expensive why would you not buy from LD? Other on line "remanufactured" cartridges can not compare to the quality of product or customer service you receive from LD.

       
      5.0

      excellent value

      By ralphie

      from Dayton, Ohio

      Site Member

      Comments about Remanufactured Lexmark 83 Color Ink:

      Much better than other places I have bought from and far better than paying fifty bucks

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