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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.

Remanufactured Replacement Laser Toner Cartridge for Q3960A (HP 122A) Black

Page Yield: 5,000*

Reg. Price $79.99

Our Price $42.99

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Buy 3 or More Black for $40.00 each (save $8.97+)
123inkjets offers the best alternative to the original Hewlett Packard Q3960A (HP 122A) black laser toner cartridge. Remanufactured with mostly new parts, our HP 122A cartridges are refurbished to perfection for crisp, clear prints, every time. Our Q3960A replacement includes a new electronic 'smart chip' that allows your HP printer and the cartridge to interact and track toner usage. Laser toner you can rely on at a price you can afford. Our replacement laser toner cartridges are not remanufactured by HP.

Compatible Printers

Specifications

SKU Product Type Printer Brand OEM Number Ink Color Cartridge Yield Type Page Yield Cost Per Page Shelf Life
Q3960A Toner Cartridge HP Q3960A Black Standard 5,000* 859.80 cents 24-36 Months
*Average cartridge page yield in accordance with ISO IEC 24711

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5.0

Excellent service, excellent products!

By LuckyCharms

from New Jersey

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Comments about Remanufactured Replacement Laser Toner Cartridge for Q3963A (HP 122A) Magenta:

Excellent service, excellent products!
When I called Customer Service to ask questions about the products I wanted to order, I was actually speaking to a fluent English-speaking American! I could hardly believe it, all else considered these days. :-)p I decided to order the products, which were way below cost of ALL OTHER VENDORS/ MANUFACTURERS I found in retail stores and online. I already went ahead and recommended 123inkjets.com to family and friends who own businesses, and will certainly order from them again.

 
4.0

it is the same as the original, good price too.

By fatima

from rockland county

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Comments about Remanufactured Replacement Laser Toner Cartridge for Q3961A (HP 122A) Cyan:

very good product. very good price. fast delevary.

 
5.0

great value

By gb123

from WA

Site Member

Comments about Remanufactured Replacement Laser Toner Cartridge for Q3960A (HP 122A) Black:

The price of this toner is less than half the price of the original, but this toner works just a well.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

an exception

By Charmin

from B'ham, Al

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Comments about Remanufactured Replacement Laser Toner Cartridge for Q3960A (HP 122A) Black:

Cannot use a "Remanufactured" cartridge on my copy machine . . . had to have it serviced because they leak toner into the machine. I sent back those that I had not opened. Sorry, I would buy from you if you sold original, not remanufactured cartriges. Very satisfied with your company on the smaller cartridges..

 
4.0

Good Value for Price

By Joex

from Undisclosed

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Comments about Remanufactured Replacement Laser Toner Cartridge for Q3963A (HP 122A) Magenta:

I looked around for toner on the Internet. This was the best site I found relative to price/value of toner & ink ject products.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Always reliable

By LisaJ

from Laguna Hills, CA

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Comments about Remanufactured Replacement Laser Toner Cartridge for Q3962A (HP 122A) Yellow:

the product meets our expectations and is well-priced, and when we had an issue, their customer service was prompt and responsive to resolve it.

 
5.0

Reliable Value Added

By mikehcm

from San Juan Capistrano, CA

Site Member

Comments about Remanufactured Replacement Laser Toner Cartridge for Q3962A (HP 122A) Yellow:

Ease of ordering, timing of shipments and correctness of order has always A plus. Highly recommend.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Good Value Great Service

By JPLA

from Los Angeles, CA

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Comments about Remanufactured Replacement Laser Toner Cartridge for Q3960A (HP 122A) Black:

If you are looking to save money on your printing needs, the 123inkjets is the way to go.

They ship promptly, the products work well. What more could you want.

 
5.0

Works Perfectly

By JeffM

from Antelope, CA

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Comments about Remanufactured Replacement Laser Toner Cartridge for Q3960A (HP 122A) Black:

Works like a charm and a real value. The only recommendation I would make would be to include a return UPS lable to recycle. The cartridge said I could send the old one back, but did not indicate where to send it like the HP direct ones do.

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