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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 Lexmark 10N0217 (#17) Black Ink Cartridge

Page Yield: 205

Reg. Price $19.99

Our Price $16.99

In stock

Buy 3 or More Black for $14.99 each (save $6.00+)
123inkjets remanufactured 10N0217 (#17) black inkjet cartridges are cost saving alternatives to OEM (genuine) Lexmark 10N0217 ink cartridges. Can be used in place of the lower capacity 10N0217 (#17). Refurbished to perfection, our 10N0217 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.

Remanufactured using both OEM and non-OEM parts.


REMANLXN17 Ink Cartridge Lexmark Lexmark 10N0217 Black Standard Yield 205 8.29 cents 14 12-18 Months
*Average cartridge page yield in accordance with ISO IEC 24711

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Would but again


Easy to order, works fine.



Jury is still out on if I would buy a third order.


I was not happy with the Lexmark replacement ink. It would make one good copy, then a very faint copy thereafter. If it sits unused for a day or two, then it would make a fair copy but never a good copy. We have only changed the Black cartridge from the bulk set of HP and it seems to be copying just fine.



Will place order again when it runs low!


Working very well! Thanks for your speedy service too!



I really don't know how to respond.


On 1/13/17 I ordered one each color and black remanufactured cartridges. The black cartridge arrived leaking an messed up, I phoned your company. they sent me a replacement. I was happy. I only printed about 25 to 30 sheets, That is the reason I ordered a new cartridge this time. After printing only 7 or 8 color sheets the color cartridge that I got on 1/13/17 stopped working. Iclean the ink jets and there is no blue.


Moosic Pa

I would buy this item again


The process of ordering the cartridges from the online selection to the delivery was great. I put the needed cartridges in my printer and the quality of the printing was great and clear and not smudged. I used another cartridge I purchased from a local store and found that it leaked onto my desk. I have no problem with these.


Riverdale, GA


Merchandise is great for the price


I use this ink at home, but for many outside interests like pamphlets for my church, my umpiring, and for my wife's job. She works with food and food products, so color is essential. For the price, these cartridges are great. I did have a problem with the delivery. Although the delivery was extremely quick, it wasn't exactly correct. After placing one phone call to a very polite staff, the problem was fixed and did not slow down any work we were doing.


Riverdale, GA


Black ink cartridge


Have ordered through this company before. Never any issues.


Henderson, Tennessee


Great product!


Was very pleased with this product...received it within two days. Happy!!




I Had a problem with the black ink


When I printed my first copy, I was hardly able to read it. I called the 888 number, and an operator told me to run a little warm water on it and pat it dry. It worked and has printed good copies ever since. He was very helpful.


Archdale, N.C. 27263


Great price and service.


The ink is rather thin? and leaves the printed page rather wet Otherwise very satisfactory.


Rhode Island


Remanufactured Lexmark 10N0217 (#17) Black Ink Cartridge

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