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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 18C1530 (#3) Black Ink Cartridge

Page Yield: 175

Our Price $20.97

In stock

Buy 3 or More Black for $19.99 each (save $2.94+)
123inkjets remanufactured 18C0910 (#3) black inkjet cartridges are cost saving alternatives to OEM (genuine) Lexmark 18C1530 ink cartridges. Refurbished to perfection, our 18C1530 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

X Series

Z Series


REMANLX3 Ink Cartridge Lexmark Lexmark 18C1530 Black Remanufactured Standard Yield 175 11.98 cents 12-18 Months
*Average cartridge page yield in accordance with ISO IEC 24711

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Remanufactured Lexmark #3 Black Ink

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Good Price

By Dawn247

from Commack, NY

Site Member

Comments about Remanufactured Lexmark #3 Black Ink:

Haven't used this yet, so I don't know how long it lasts, but the shipping came very fast.


Product performs excellent

By tannmar

from Undisclosed

Site Member

Comments about Remanufactured Lexmark #3 Black Ink:

I ordered the ink with the normal free shipping! Product arrived after 1 full day, WOW! What fast service!


Good service and the price it right...

By carrie123

from Undisclosed

Site Member

Comments about Remanufactured Lexmark #3 Black Ink:

I have been pleased with the ink cartridges and so happy to find them at a more reasonable price than I can get elsewhere. Service is great and fast shipping.


only one weak aspect

By bannerpete

from Minnesota

Site Member

Comments about Remanufactured Lexmark #3 Black Ink:

Ordered this cartridge and it installed easily and worked great. The only weak point is that it registers empty on the printer and I have no idea how much ink is left. The price is great!

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By awedbyHim

from PA

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Comments about Remanufactured Lexmark #3 Black Ink:

I was hesitant to buy this Remanufactured Lexmark 18C1530 (#3) Black Ink Cartridge, but am pleasantly surprised by how well my copies printed. Only drawback, which the site says, is every time I hit the print button, I get the message that my black ink cartridge is low and needs to be replaced. Just a mental game. I'll know the ink is low when my copies aren't sharp anymore.

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