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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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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 T054020 (T0540) Gloss Optimizer Ink Cartridge for Stylus Photo R1800 & Stylus Photo R800

Optimizer
Page Yield: 400

Reg. Price $8.99

Clearance $4.99

In stock

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Buy 3 or More Gloss Optimizer for $4.99 each (save $0.00+)
123inkjets remanufactured T0540 / T054020 gloss optimizer inkjet cartridges are cost saving alternatives to OEM (genuine) Epson T054020 ink cartridges. The ink monitoring chip on this remanufactured Epson T054020 is the original chip which has been reset to provide accurate ink monitoring. Refurbished to perfection, our Epson T054020 ink cartridges are 100% guaranteed to print beautiful, vibrant images. Remanufactured using both OEM and non-OEM parts.

Compatible Printers

Stylus

Stylus Photo

Specifications

T054020 Ink Cartridge Epson Epson T054020 Optimizer Standard Yield 400 1.25 cents 15 12-18 Months
*Average cartridge page yield in accordance with ISO IEC 24711

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I bought two sets of eight ink cartridges for my Epson Photo 1800 printer and they are every bit as good as the factory cartridges at a fraction of the cost. Print and picture...Read complete review

I bought two sets of eight ink cartridges for my Epson Photo 1800 printer and they are every bit as good as the factory cartridges at a fraction of the cost. Print and picture quality is excellent and I am very pleased with the result. I only use 123 inks now. Recommend this product.

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My printer will not recognize the cartridge. I never had this problem with your product. It will not allow me to see ink levels on any of my cartridge. VBery disapointed.

My printer will not recognize the cartridge. I never had this problem with your product. It will not allow me to see ink levels on any of my cartridge. VBery disapointed.

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