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Q2612ACTA

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Cartridge Comparison Guide
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  • Ink & Toner Basics
  • Number of Pages & Shelf Life
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.

Compatible Toner Cartridge for HP 12A Black, Q2612A

Black
Page Yield: 2000

Reg. Price $39.99

Our Price $19.99

In stock

Quantity
Buy 3 or More Black for $17.99 each (save $6.00+)
Top-Rated Item! Rated 4.6 out of 5 stars by customers. This cartridge works as a replacement to original HP 12A toner cartridges (Q2612A). Prints 2,000 pages. Get clear prints and savings of up to 74% when you use this compatible alternative to the original HP 12A. Has been said to last longer than an original HP 12a laserjet toner cartridge.

Printer compatibility: Tested and proven to work with LaserJet 1010, 1012, 1018, 1020, 1022, 1022n, and 1022nw printers, LaserJet 3015, 3020, 3030, 3050, 3052, and 3055 printers, and LaserJet M1319 and M1319f printers.

4inkjets.com's compatible replacement for the HP Q2612A (HP 12A) black laser toner cartridge is guaranteed to perform with your HP laser printer. It replaces the original HP Q2612A laser toner cartridge. Our compatible replacement Q2612A laser toner cartridge is not a remanufactured cartridge, but rather, a brand new toner specially engineered to meet the highest standards of quality and reliability. Although our compatible replacement for the HP Q2612A toner is not manufactured by HP, the page yield meets or exceeds OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) page yield and offers comparable 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 Q2612A laser toner cartridges and supplies.

Compatible Printers

Specifications

SKU Product Type Printer Brand Brand Name OEM Number Ink Color Cartridge Yield Type Page Yield Cost Per Page Shelf Life
Q2612ACTA Toner Cartridge HP HP Q2612A Black Standard Yield 2000 1.00 cents 24-36 months
*Average cartridge page yield in accordance with ISO IEC 24711

Alternative Items

*Average cartridge page yield in accordance with ISO 19752.

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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Compatible Black Toner for HP 12A
 
4.7

(based on 196 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (156)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (28)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (4)

96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to install (15)
  • Clean replacement (14)
  • Sharp tones & colors (11)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Everyday documents (13)
  • Professional documents (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Frequent user (11), Heavy duty user (6), Infrequent user (4)
    • Primary use:
    • Business (15), Personal (6)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (13)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Nothing better

You wait till the last minute and your order. Your fault. The product arrives in record time, gets you out of the jam. It's sealed beyond belief, you tear it open, pop...Read complete review

You wait till the last minute and your order. Your fault. The product arrives in record time, gets you out of the jam. It's sealed beyond belief, you tear it open, pop it in the machine and out comes a perfect copy. What more could you want. I have 7 copiers in my business, you guess what company supplies me my needs? The price is right, the service is off the wall and the product is first class.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

A Great Value but Does It Last As Long?

These cartridges are very reasonably priced, but they do not seem to last as long as the OEM (HP) cartridge. I need to pay more attention to the longevity to figure out the...Read complete review

These cartridges are very reasonably priced, but they do not seem to last as long as the OEM (HP) cartridge. I need to pay more attention to the longevity to figure out the real cost savings, if any. The quality of the print is at least as good as the OEM. Also there seems to be more than one manufacturer of these compatible cartridges - I have now ordered two or three times and have seen different packaging on different orders

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5.0

Great product...great price!

By Susie

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Compatible Black Toner for HP 12A:

Toner is great...at a fraction of the price! Our fax machine is back in business!

 
5.0

This site is one that anyone e could rely on.

By Dianne

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Compatible Black Toner for HP 12A:

The product works very well. It was delivered quickly and in good packaging.

 
5.0

Awesome!!

By David

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Compatible Black Toner for HP 12A:

So far, great product. A+++

 
5.0

New customer for sure!!!!

By tyana

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Compatible Black Toner for HP 12A:

Fast delivery, nice jet black ink for half the price i was quoted elsewhere. New customer as i work from home office

 
3.0

Toner did not fit my printer

By Stuart

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Compatible Black Toner for HP 12A:

This toner did not fit my printer. Your customer service rep offered to send me another that would fit but I haven't received it yet.

 
5.0

Yes

By Virginia

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Compatible Black Toner for HP 12A:

I haven't had any problems. I can say the shipment came very soon after my online order. I was pleasantly surprised at the speed.

I wish more merchants took the time to really listen and send out surveys. When I find a company that takes the time to make a mistake right, I will go back to them. When I do business with a company that hurts me in any way, they will never see my credit card again. It will be Gone With the Wind.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

I'm a repeat customer for several years

By Paul

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Compatible Black Toner for HP 12A:

The cartridge works fine. Excellent print quality on an HP1020 laser printer.

 
5.0

I definitely will purchase this product again.

By Jim

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Compatible Black Toner for HP 12A:

I was very concerned about buying a re-manufactured toner rather than the "official" HP one for twice the price. However, I was unnecessarily worried. It works as good or better than the original and best of all cost less than half the price!!

 
5.0

This was a great deal!

By Shannon

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Compatible Black Toner for HP 12A:

I have been an HP LaserJet printer user for 11 years now, and have always bought HP toner cartridges. This time, I decided to take a chance on a non-brand name toner cartridge, and I couldn't be happier with the result!

 
5.0

Yes, I would buy this product again and again.

By ROSE

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Compatible Black Toner for HP 12A:

The Toners are great. I have no problems with them

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