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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 T059720 (T0597) Light Black Ink Cartridge for the Stylus Photo R2400

Page Yield: 450

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Reg. Price $8.99

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Buy 3 or More Light Black for $6.99 each (save $3.00+)
123inkjets remanufactured T0597 / T059720 light black inkjet cartridges are cost saving alternatives to OEM (genuine) Epson T059720 ink cartridges. The ink monitoring chip on this remanufactured Epson T059720 is the original chip which has been reset to provide accurate ink monitoring. Refurbished to perfection, our Epson T059720 ink cartridges are 100% guaranteed to print beautiful, vibrant images.

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SKU Product Type Printer Brand OEM Number Ink Color Cartridge Yield Type Page Yield Cost Per Page Capacity (ml) Shelf Life
T059720 Ink Cartridge Epson T059720 Black Standard 450 1.78 cents 14.5 12-18 Months
*Average cartridge page yield in accordance with ISO IEC 24711

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Remanufactured Epson T059720 (T0597) Light Black Ink Cartridge for the Stylus Photo R2400

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Very good print results

By DanEofSC

from Sun City Arizona

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Comments about Remanufactured Epson T059120 (T0591) Photo Black Ink Cartridge for the Stylus Photo R2400:

I ordered three sets of each ink color and built a print color profile based on these pigment inks and high quality printer. The results match Epson full retail cartridges exactly. Why pay $20+ per cartridge? The pigment inks in these cartridges are very high quality K3 inks.


not compatible

By RayW

from East Dover, VT

Site Member

Comments about Remanufactured Epson T059720 (T0597) Light Black Ink Cartridge for the Stylus Photo R2400:

I received the product right away, but when I put it into my printer it was not recognized as being compatible. I guess Epson wants you to buy their ink for $17.95 instead of something more affordable. Unfortunately the cheaper ink in the recycled container did not solve my problem.
Any suggestions are welcomed.


Cartridge didn't last

By Belinda

from Tampa, FL

Site Member

Comments about Remanufactured Epson T059620 (T0596) Light Magenta Ink Cartridge for the Stylus Photo R2400:

Had the cartridge for about a week and it's empty-didn't print photos, etc. Had trouble with color saturation printing a card, so did some nozzle tests for my Epson 2400. Bought several other cartridges but haven't used yet. I hope they last longer. If not, the 123inkjets are no great value.

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