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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
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 Lexmark 18C0031 (#31) Photo Ink Cartridge

Page Yield: 135

Reg. Price $26.99

Clearance $9.99

In stock

Quantity
Buy 3 or More Photo for $9.99 each (save $0.00+)

123inkjets remanufactured 18C0031 (#31) photo inkjet cartridges are cost saving alternatives to OEM (genuine) Lexmark 18C0031 ink cartridges. This photo cartridge is ideal for printing better and more vivacious photo images. It replaces your black cartridge in your printer, and offers additional color range. It is 1/3 black, 1/3 light cyan and 1/3 light magenta increasing your range from the basic 4 (black, cyan, magenta, and yellow) to 6 colors. If you print mostly text, however, we recommend you use your black cartridge instead, since this photo cartridge has only a 1/3 of the amount of black and will have to be replaced entirely if you use up all the black, even if the light cyan and the light magenta sections are still full. Refurbished to perfection, our 18C0031 ink cartridges are 100% guaranteed to print beautiful, vibrant images.

Please be aware that due to changes in printer programming the ink levels for this particular cartridge might appear to be low or empty. It is indeed full and will print a full yield.

Compatible Printers

Specifications

SKU Product Type Printer Brand OEM Number Ink Color Cartridge Yield Type Page Yield Cost Per Page Capacity (ml) Shelf Life
REMANLX31 Ink Cartridge Lexmark 18C0031 Photo Color Standard 135 7.40 cents 19 12-18 Months
*Average cartridge page yield in accordance with ISO IEC 24711

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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Remanufactured Lexmark #31 Photo Ink
 
3.7

(based on 9 reviews)

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5.0

This product is on point.

By Inkedout

from Columbia, MD

Site Member

Comments about Remanufactured Lexmark #31 Photo Ink:

I found the value I needed & the the quality necessary to do the kind of work required. Lots of time we find one or the other, but seldom both. Value & quality.

 
5.0

Item did not work in my printer

By dannie0429

from Undisclosed

Site Member

Comments about Remanufactured Lexmark #31 Photo Ink:

item did not show ink level and was not reconized in my printer.

 
4.0

So far love the price but have not started using b

By Flotee

from Ontario, ca

Site Member

Comments about Remanufactured Lexmark #31 Photo Ink:

Not much to say because I'm about to start using the ink

 
3.0

Excellent

By KW55

from pittsburgh, pa.

Site Member

Comments about Remanufactured Lexmark #31 Photo Ink:

Good quality, good value, good service, Excellent.

 
3.0

mixed feelings

By sammy821

from Old Bridge, NJ

Site Member

Comments about Remanufactured Lexmark #31 Photo Ink:

when i used 1st time it showed cartridge was empty. although if i ignored message by computer it still printed so i don't know if it is empty or not. so i will go along and see if maybe the computer is not registering info properly. In the meantime if you have any suggestions please advise.
thank you,
Robert

 
2.0

Caused errors

By mikelp

from Holyoke, MA

Site Member

Comments about Remanufactured Lexmark #31 Photo Ink:

After installing the cartridge, I got errors that would not go away and prevented me from printing. I've bought reconditioned cartridges before. But never with this much problem. I will buy elsewhere.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

LEXMARK

By FREDDY

from SANBORN,MN

Site Member

Comments about Remanufactured Lexmark #31 Photo Ink:

WHILE I WOULD HIGHLY RECOMMEND THE CARTRIDGE, THE PROBLEM IS IN THE DESIGN OF THE PRINTER. LEXMARK DESIGNS THEM TO NOT READ ANYTHING BUT ORIGINAL CRTRIDGES IF YOU DON'T OWN A LEXMARK DON'T BUY ONE UNLESS YOU HAVE A LOT OF HEADACHE PILLS.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Pricing and Customer Service

By PBROWN

from Mayfield, KY

Site Member

Comments about Remanufactured Lexmark #31 Photo Ink:

I ordered for the first time and received my cartridges within 3 days. I was very pleased with the quality of each cartridge. I ordered ink for my family and they were also pleased at the prices. I get money put back on my card for using certain companies and for my order I received $30 dollars back on my school credit card. I received a cartridge that I thought was wrong and called customer service and the person who answered was very kind and helpful. I did not have to return she explained how it was interchangable on my printer. This is the company I will be using for buying my ink.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

DO NOT BUY if you own a Lexmark printer

By bill

from Undisclosed

Site Member

Comments about Remanufactured Lexmark #31 Photo Ink:

my pinter rejected the ink and would not print. I've was told to unistall the printer and then reinstall. How ever that didn't work.

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