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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 18C1974 (#4) Black Ink Cartridge

Black
Page Yield: 175

Reg. Price $25.99

Our Price $16.99

In stock

Quantity
Buy 3 or More Black for $14.99 each (save $6.00+)
123inkjets remanufactured 18C1974 (#4) black inkjet cartridges are cost saving alternatives to OEM (genuine) Lexmark 18C1974 ink cartridges. Refurbished to perfection, our 18C1974 ink cartridges are 100% guaranteed to print beautiful, vibrant images.

Compatible Printers

X Series

Z Series

Specifications

SKU Product Type Printer Brand OEM Number Ink Color Cartridge Yield Type Page Yield Cost Per Page Shelf Life
REMANLX4 Ink Cartridge Lexmark 18C1974 Black Standard Yield 175 9.71 cents 12-18 Months
*Average cartridge page yield in accordance with ISO IEC 24711

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Remanufactured Lexmark #4 Black Ink
 
3.1

(based on 8 reviews)

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4.0

i would buy this product again

By me

from lenoir city tn.

Verified Buyer

Comments about Remanufactured Lexmark #4 Black Ink:

the first cartridge did not work however the replacement worked great. No problem with returns or replacement.

 
1.0

Black Ink not a full cartridge

By addy64

from Endicott, NY

Site Member

Comments about Remanufactured Lexmark #4 Black Ink:

Very disappointed in this product. The black cartridge is less than 1/2 full...not a nice way to treat customers...I purchased two of the black cartridges and two of the color. The color one seems to be full. I wonder if the second black cartridge is less than half full also. Was a waste of $72.00! Will not buy again.

 
5.0

Quality at an affordable price

By peter123

from Undisclosed

Site Member

Comments about Remanufactured Lexmark #4 Black Ink:

I usually purchase my ink from Staples but they do not sell the color cartridges seperately so when I am running low on black ink, I would have to buy the 2 pack. 123Inkjets sells them seperately atr a price I can afford.

 
5.0

Everything I wanted in an inkjet cartridge

By numberoneclerk

from Yonkers, N.Y.

Site Member

Comments about Remanufactured Lexmark #4 Black Ink:

Good value, good quality, all the features I was interested in.

 
1.0

very poor quality

By artseattle

from Seattle, WA

Site Member

Comments about Remanufactured Lexmark #4 Black Ink:

printing is horrible. OEM cartidge worked fine from package. tried reseating cartridge 3x to no avail.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

the only online ink store that carries product

By jmorse92028

from Fallbrook, ca

Site Member

Comments about Remanufactured Lexmark #4 Black Ink:

other than the manufacturer, you guys are the only online store that carries the ink cartridge that I need.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

black ink very light

By toco

from Undisclosed

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Comments about Remanufactured Lexmark #4 Black Ink:

The black ink is more of a grey ink. Unfortunately I bought two, will not buy remanufactured again.

 
3.0

now that it works it is doing a resonable job of p

By SuperDave

from Undisclosed

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Comments about Remanufactured Lexmark #4 Black Ink:

After having a terrible time of trying the test print to print out the ink cartridge is doing a fine job. I still don't know what happened to the strange test print or why it now works.

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