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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.

Remanufactured Epson T096520 (T0965) Light Cyan Ink Cartridge for Stylus Photo R2880

Page Yield: 940

Reg. Price $13.99

Our Price $8.99

In stock

Buy 3 or More Light Cyan for $7.99 each (save $3.00+)
123inkjets remanufactured T0965 / T096520 light cyan inkjet cartridges are cost saving alternatives to OEM (genuine) Epson T096520 ink cartridges for your Epson Stylus Photo R2880 printer. The ink monitoring chip on this remanufactured Epson T096520 is the original chip which has been reset to provide accurate ink monitoring. Refurbished to perfection, our Epson T096520 ink cartridges are 100% guaranteed to print beautiful, vibrant images.

Compatible Printers

Stylus Photo


SKU Product Type Printer Brand OEM Number Ink Color Cartridge Yield Type Page Yield Cost Per Page Shelf Life
T096520 Ink Cartridge Epson T096520 Cyan Standard 940 0.96 cents 12-18 Months
*Average cartridge page yield in accordance with ISO IEC 24711

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Bulk Set of 9 Remanufactured Ink Cartridges for Epson T096: 1 C/M/Y/LC/LM/PBK/LBK/LLB/MBK

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some of them are not work.

By wasaki

from sf,ca

Comments about Bulk Set of 9 Remanufactured Ink Cartridges for Epson T096: 1 C/M/Y/LC/LM/PBK/LBK/LLB/MBK:

When I printed my homework, some of them didn't work.... it said the cartridge can not be recognized.


Love this Ink! (And the Company!)

By Epson Printer Owner in NC

from Charlotte, NC

Verified Buyer


  • Color is excellent


  • None so far

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Comments about Remanufactured Epson T096320 (T0963) Vivid Magenta Ink Cartridge for Stylus Photo R2880:

I bought this ink for my older model Epson color printer. This is the first time I haven't bought Epson ink, so I wasn't sure what to expect. Now I may never go back! Color didn't disappoint. (I'd originally ordered a set, but dog got to one cart before I could put them in the printer, so this was a reorder of only that color.) The turnaround time for both purchases was fast. I'm really pleased with my purchase.

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don't work

By dsrtrat

from desert edge ca

Site Member

Comments about Remanufactured Epson T096320 (T0963) Vivid Magenta Ink Cartridge for Stylus Photo R2880:

I purchased two of these and neither of them work. I had a PK (black) and had to fiddle with it for several days before it would work.

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