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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.

Remanufactured Light Magenta Ink for Epson 48 (T048620)

Magenta
Page Yield: 400

Reg. Price $8.99

Clearance $2.99

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Buy 3 or More Light Magenta for $2.99 each (save $0.00+)
This professionally remanufactured Epson Light Cyan (T048620) inkjet cartridge is an original Epson T0486/T048620 ink-jet cartridge which has been through one cycle of service and has been recharged. This Epson Light Cyan T048620 ink cartridge has been thoroughly cleaned along with the printhead nozzles. Then the Epson T048620 was filled with the same ink formula, the internal back pressure was insured and then it was inspected for any possible shell leakage, tested the operation of all electrical circuitry and finally run through an actual print test. The ink monitoring chip on this remanufactured Epson T048620 is the original chip which has been reset to provide accurate ink monitoring. If the T0486 Light Cyan inkjet cartridge passes our rigid standards, it has been remanufactured for your Epson printer! We offer a 100% Quality Satisfaction Guarantee on our Remanufactured T048620 Light Cyan ink cartridge.

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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
T048620 Ink Cartridge Epson T048620 Magenta Standard Yield 400 0.75 cents 15 12-18 Months
*Average cartridge page yield in accordance with ISO IEC 24711

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  • Remanufactured 48 Yellow Ink Cartridge for Epson

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    I just need one ink cartridge. Can I pick up the cartridge so I don't have to pay shipping? I work in Long Beach...
    Asked on 2/26/2015 by Ben from Long Beach, CA, USA

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      Yes! We do carry the T048420 at our retail location. Our address is 3788 Heinemann Ave, Long Beach CA 90808. If you would like to have the item ready to go please call in at 562-384-5380 and we can set aside the cartridge for you.

      Answered on 3/2/2015 by Shoshana
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Remanufactured 6 Pack for Epson T048
 
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Best Product Ever

Excellent. Your product works as advertised. I have used them for now 4 years. While I don;t immediately install I had one cartridge fail to work. I called a year later and...Read complete review

Excellent. Your product works as advertised. I have used them for now 4 years. While I don;t immediately install I had one cartridge fail to work. I called a year later and the person on the phone immediately sent me a new cartidge. They are great and I would not buy form anyone elde

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Printing quality is fine. Packaging terrible.

The printing quality seems excellent. However, two of the black cartridges were all wet with ink inside their plastic packages. I have not had the messy opportunity to unwrap them yet as I...Read complete review

The printing quality seems excellent. However, two of the black cartridges were all wet with ink inside their plastic packages. I have not had the messy opportunity to unwrap them yet as I know I will get ink all over my fingers.

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5.0

Ink cartridges replaced with generic

By roger

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Remanufactured 6 Pack for Epson T048:

Good product, fast delivery, good price, rapid followup

 
5.0

I would buy again.

By Michael

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Remanufactured 6 Pack for Epson T048:

The ink is good quality for printing pictures and more. The only issue is that each cartridge is NOT labeled with it's color content. One has to make sure you do not open them all at once. Open each individual cartridge package separately and install respectively into your printer as per color on package.

 
2.0

I would not buy the black cartridge

By Olga

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about T048 Set of 14 Cartridges for Epson- Great Deal!:

The black cartridges did not work. They still have ink but print very light. Could not get them to print clearly. I have 3 that are full but don't work.

 
1.0

Inkjet head plugged by their ink cartridge!

By Duane

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about T048 Set of 14 Cartridges for Epson- Great Deal!:

Don't use their black ink cartridge...It will plug your inkjet head!!!!!!!

 
5.0

I would buy again

By SAMUEL

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about T048 Set of 14 Cartridges for Epson- Great Deal!:

work great

 
5.0

I will buy these ink cartidges in the future.

By Marie

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about T048 Set of 14 Cartridges for Epson- Great Deal!:

Placed and received order a few weeks ago, but just now had to replace the first cartidge into the printer. Perfect fit, Perfect print on project. Highly recommend not only this product, the the website for fast, hassle-free service. No more trips to the stores in town for me. Saved money and time with this order. Thank You!

 
5.0

I would buy it again

By Jose

from undisclosed

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Comments about T048 Set of 14 Cartridges for Epson- Great Deal!:

It worked perfectly ...

 
5.0

Great service and products

By Kristine

from undisclosed

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Comments about Remanufactured 6 Pack for Epson T048:

Shipped fast and just as described. AAA+

 
5.0

NO BETTER FOR THE PRICE.

By Roger

from undisclosed

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Comments about Remanufactured 6 Pack for Epson T048:

I THINK I HAVE ONLY HAD ONE OR TWO CARTRIDGES NOT WORK PROPERLY OVER THE LAST FEW YEARS. I AM VERY SATISFIED WITH YOUR PRODUCT.

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5.0

Will buy again

By Thomas

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about T048 Set of 14 Cartridges for Epson- Great Deal!:

Good product, reasonably priced, shipped out quickly.

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