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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 Matte Black Ink for Epson 96 (T096820)

Matte Black
Page Yield: 495

Reg. Price $12.99

Our Price $6.99

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Buy 3 or More Matte Black for $5.99 each (save $3.00+)
This professionally remanufactured Epson matte black (T096820) inkjet cartridge is an original Epson T0968/T096820 ink-jet cartridge which has been through one cycle of service and has been recharged. This Epson matte black T096820 ink cartridge has been thoroughly cleaned along with the printhead nozzles. Then the Epson T096820 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 T096820 is the original chip which has been reset to provide accurate ink monitoring. If the T0968 matte black inkjet cartridge passes our rigid standards, it has been remanufactured for your Epson Stylus Photo R2880 printer! We offer a 100% Quality Satisfaction Guarantee on our remanufactured T096820 matte black ink cartridge.

Compatible Printers

Stylus Photo

Specifications

SKU Product Type Printer Brand Brand Name OEM Number Ink Color Condition Cartridge Yield Type Page Yield Cost Per Page Shelf Life
T096820 Ink Cartridge Epson Epson T096820 Black Remanufactured Standard Yield 495 1.41 cents 12-18 Months
*Average cartridge page yield in accordance with ISO IEC 24711

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  • Remanufactured T096 9 Piece Set of Ink for Epson

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    Are the cartridges filled with pigment ink similar to the Ultracchrome or a dye based ink?
    Asked on 8/19/2015 by tom from Rochester, ny

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      These cartridges are pigment based.

      Answered on 8/19/2015 by Terry from LDStaff
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Remanufactured 96 Cyan Ink for Epson
 
3.5

(based on 20 reviews)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Pleasantly surprised

For many years I bought only Epson inks due to a bad experience with a purchase of refurbished containers. However the prices kept increasing and I use a lot of ink. Someone told me...Read complete review

For many years I bought only Epson inks due to a bad experience with a purchase of refurbished containers. However the prices kept increasing and I use a lot of ink. Someone told me about your product and rather reluctantly I made a purchase of all nine inks. My prints have come out as good as with the brand inks and I will continue ordering my inks from you.

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Not recognized by printer

I thought these were worth a try, but my printer has 8 separate ink cartridges and will not print if any of them (one or all) are not recognized by the printer. When...Read complete review

I thought these were worth a try, but my printer has 8 separate ink cartridges and will not print if any of them (one or all) are not recognized by the printer. When I installed the cartridges only the cyan was not recognized - I followed troubleshooting steps and then 4 of them were suddenly not recognized. Even if I had received replacements I would be 99% sure that one or more would fail wasting a ton of time. If you actually need to use your printer for printing (not just trouble shoot it) these are a total waste of time and energy. If they came standard with a chip reseting tool I could see giving them a second try, but that's just asking for more to do that doesn't envolve printing consistently

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4.0

Remanufactured T096 9 Piece Set of Ink for Epson

By james

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Remanufactured T096 9 Piece Set of Ink for Epson:

Ut's good ink

 
5.0

Remanufactured 96 Cyan Ink for Epson

By james

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Remanufactured 96 Cyan Ink for Epson:

It's good ink

 
5.0

Satisfied

By Casey

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Remanufactured T096 9 Piece Set of Ink for Epson:

I'm really happy with the price. The shipping was lightning fast. Im also satisfied with the product.

 
1.0

I would not buy this again

By Peter

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Remanufactured T096 9 Piece Set of Ink for Epson:

Once I installed one of the cartridges, the other authentic Epson cartridges started getting rejected by the printer, so I had to replace the whole set even though I still had ink left in all of them.

 
5.0

EXCELLENT

By MIGUEL

from PUERTO RICO

Verified Buyer

Comments about Remanufactured 96 Cyan Ink for Epson:

EXCELENT

 
5.0

Excellent Experience

By Cheryl

from Duluth, GA

Verified Buyer

Comments about Remanufactured T096 9 Piece Set of Ink for Epson:

I ordered the nine pack ink for my Epson printer. The package arrived earlier than I expected, actually while I was on vacation. When I inserted the cartridges, two of the did not work properly, despite all the troubleshooting.

I called the number included in the packaging, and spoke with a very helpful representative who assured me that they would replace the two cartridges immediately. I got the replacements two days later! No hassle at all.

 
5.0

Great Company

By Vita

from Bay Area CA

Verified Buyer

Comments about Remanufactured Epson T096320 Vivid Magenta Inkjet Cartridge for Stylus Photo R2880:

Great quality recycled ink cartridges. Fast service and great suatomer support. Fast delivery.

(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Pleasantly surprised

By Whitebeard

from Clearwater, FL

Verified Buyer

Comments about Remanufactured T096 9 Piece Set of Ink for Epson:

For many years I bought only Epson inks due to a bad experience with a purchase of refurbished containers. However the prices kept increasing and I use a lot of ink. Someone told me about your product and rather reluctantly I made a purchase of all nine inks. My prints have come out as good as with the brand inks and I will continue ordering my inks from you.

(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

These folks are great.

By Kirk

from San Francisco bay area.

Verified Buyer

Comments about Remanufactured 96 Cyan Ink for Epson:

I use my printer to produce digital negatives and love not having to pay top price for Epson inks.

 
4.0

They work like the new ones

By Bill

from Virginia

Verified Buyer

Comments about Remanufactured T096 9 Piece Set of Ink for Epson:

These ink cartridges work as well as the new ones.

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