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CF287ACTA

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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 Brand Replacement Laser Toner Cartridge for CF287A (HP 87A) Black

Page Yield: 9,800

Reg. Price $99.99

Our Price $79.99

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Buy 3 or More Black for $72.99 each (save $21.00+)
123inkjets offers high quality compatible alternatives to original HP CF287A / HP 87A black laser toner cartridges for your printer. Our compatible brand CF287A black laser toner cartridges are not manufactured by HP and are not remanufactured. Our compatible brand CF287A laser toner cartridges are manufactured new. Exceptional yields and remarkable results at a phenomenal discount! All 123inkjets brand compatible cartridges are backed by a 2 year guarantee and ship fast!

Compatible Printers

Specifications

SKU Product Type Printer Brand OEM Number Ink Color Cartridge Yield Type Page Yield Cost Per Page Shelf Life
CF287ACTA Toner Cartridge HP CF287A Black Standard 9,800 888.78 cents 24-36 months
*Average cartridge page yield in accordance with ISO IEC 24711

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4.0

An awesome replacement for overpriced HP cartridges

By Eric

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Comments about Compatible Toner Cartridge for HP 87X HY Black:

This cartridge has been an awesome replacement for the HP cartridge that I would have had to buy for almost four times the price. In my office for the company that I work for, we print about 500 pages daily from two laser printers, and they are travel documents for customers, so they must be accurate and clean.

The first cartridge that I received did create ink blots on the page every few prints, however I did receive replacements from 123inkjets immediately after I called them. Returning the faulty cartridges was easy too since they provided a shipping label and I could just reuse the box that the replacements were sent in. After that, everything has been problem free without any printing errors or imperfections.

Since we print a high volume every day, we do need a reliable and accurate cartridge to make sure the printer does what it is supposed to do. And this cartridge does that. Had the first cartridge not given us those ink blots I would rate this five stars. Perhaps over the long run when I purchase more of these and they do not have any issues I will write another review with five stars.

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