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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.
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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
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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 CB542A (HP 125A) Yellow

Page Yield: 1,400*

Reg. Price $64.99

Our Price $29.99

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Buy 3 or More Yellow for $29.00 each (save $2.97+)
123inkjets offers the best alternative to the original Hewlett Packard CB542A (HP 125A) yellow laser toner cartridge. Remanufactured with mostly new parts, our HP 125A cartridges are refurbished to perfection for crisp, clear prints, every time. Our CB542A 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
CB542A Toner Cartridge HP CB542A Yellow Standard 1,400* 2,999.00 cents 24-36 Months
*Average cartridge page yield in accordance with ISO IEC 24711

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Remanufactured Replacement Laser Toner Cartridge for CB543A (HP 125A) Magenta
 
4.1

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Excellent Vendor, Always Great Quality

I have purchased all refurbished laser ink cartridges from this vendor and have never been disappointed. This is one of the few products I will buy refurbished and 123inkjets.com always delivers quickly, accurately,...Read complete review

I have purchased all refurbished laser ink cartridges from this vendor and have never been disappointed. This is one of the few products I will buy refurbished and 123inkjets.com always delivers quickly, accurately, and great quality.

What put its over the top is that as a "Delta SkyMiles Shopping" partner, I am always offered anywhere from 5 - 11 miles/ dollar spent. They also submit the milage to Delta quickly and it appears on my Delta activity in less than a week (some vendors take months).

I recommed this vendor for all ink needs and to all refurbished wary folks, don't worry here, as you will not be disappointed!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

had to return it!

This was only the second purchase for this toner. There was still over 50% toner in cartridge when it started losing color. The black kept getting lighter and lighter like it was empty....Read complete review

This was only the second purchase for this toner. There was still over 50% toner in cartridge when it started losing color. The black kept getting lighter and lighter like it was empty. I removed it several times, cleaned it, shook it, nothing helped. Finally I gave up and returned it. They did offer a refund at least.

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5.0

Excellent Vendor, Always Great Quality

By Tasha79

from Palm Coast, FL

Site Member

Comments about Remanufactured Replacement Laser Toner Cartridge for CB540A (HP 125A) Black:

I have purchased all refurbished laser ink cartridges from this vendor and have never been disappointed. This is one of the few products I will buy refurbished and 123inkjets.com always delivers quickly, accurately, and great quality.

What put its over the top is that as a "Delta SkyMiles Shopping" partner, I am always offered anywhere from 5 - 11 miles/ dollar spent. They also submit the milage to Delta quickly and it appears on my Delta activity in less than a week (some vendors take months).

I recommed this vendor for all ink needs and to all refurbished wary folks, don't worry here, as you will not be disappointed!

 
5.0

good replacement

By plee

from Undisclosed

Site Member

Comments about Remanufactured Replacement Laser Toner Cartridge for CB541A (HP 125A) Cyan:

I have used other "non" HP toners and they tend to bleed near the end of the toner. So far not with these.

 
4.0

Good product and price

By OfficeM

from Winona, MN

Site Member

Comments about Remanufactured Replacement Laser Toner Cartridge for CB542A (HP 125A) Yellow:

I've been buying the remanufactured cartridges for approx. 5 years. I would recommend then highly. The price is so much better and the customer service has always been good with this company if you do have a problem. I had minor issues with 2 cartridges over this entire time that leaked after a while, not right away. The company replaced one and the other I have for longer than a year so I did not ask for a replacement.

 
5.0

1/2 the price of the box stores, free shipping

By CarlW

from Louisiana

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Comments about Remanufactured Replacement Laser Toner Cartridge for CB540A (HP 125A) Black:

Quality and service are great. I am telling everyone about your 123inkjets.com

 
5.0

Great value and quick service.

By dehayes

from Jacksonville, FL

Site Member

Comments about Remanufactured Replacement Laser Toner Cartridge for CB540A (HP 125A) Black:

I highly recommend this company. I purchase all my printer ink cartridges and laser toner from them. Their service is very quick and the value can't be beat.

 
2.0

Very disappointed

By DeeJay06

from Wilm., DE

Site Member

Comments about Remanufactured Replacement Laser Toner Cartridge for CB543A (HP 125A) Magenta:

None of the compatible colors were any good. They all bled/ran, however you want to put it. I was very disappointed.

 
5.0

The Price is Right

By Sista

from Louisville, Ky

Site Member

Comments about Remanufactured Replacement Laser Toner Cartridge for CB542A (HP 125A) Yellow:

Not only was this product of high quality, it was over $20 cheaper than what I have been paying for the same product

 
1.0

had to return it!

By trd9744

from Texas

Site Member

Comments about Remanufactured Replacement Laser Toner Cartridge for CB540A (HP 125A) Black:

This was only the second purchase for this toner. There was still over 50% toner in cartridge when it started losing color. The black kept getting lighter and lighter like it was empty. I removed it several times, cleaned it, shook it, nothing helped. Finally I gave up and returned it. They did offer a refund at least.

 
4.0

Good Value

By OfficeM

from Winona, MN

Site Member

Comments about Remanufactured Replacement Laser Toner Cartridge for CB543A (HP 125A) Magenta:

I have found the service to be excellent and our office with a very limited supply budget enjoys the savings with the reconditioned cartridges. This cartridge was bought due to problem with another LD cartridge that started smearing. Unfortunately over a year had gone by so it was not under warranty.

 
4.0

Inexpensive option

By pamban

from Undisclosed

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Comments about Remanufactured Replacement Laser Toner Cartridge for CB543A (HP 125A) Magenta:

This is an inexpensive option to HP products. They work pretty close to the same quality.

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