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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.

Compatible Dell K4974 Yellow Toner for 3100cn Laser Printers, 4K Yield

Reg. Price $49.99

Our Price $19.99

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Buy 3 or More Yellow for $17.99 each (save $6.00+)
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Dell - Color Laser

Description

InkCartridges.com offers compatible laser toner cartridges to replace the Dell 310-5729 high yield yellow laser cartridge exclusively designed for your Dell Color Laser 3100cn printer. Our laser toner cartridges are built entirely from new parts, and are of the highest caliber. Our LD brand compatible laser cartridges are backed by a 2 Year Guarantee and ship fast! Replaces Dell part numbers: Replaces the following Dell part numbers: 310-5729, K5361, K4974, CT200484.

Specifications

Item Code Product Type Printer Brand Model Name Ink Color Cartridge Yield Type Page Yield Cost Per Page Shelf Life
Instructions
Instructions
310-5729 Toner Cartridge Dell 310-5729 Yellow High 4,000 499.75 cents 24-36 Months
*Average cartridge page yield in accordance with ISO IEC 24711

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Compatible Alternative for 310-5731 HY Cyan Toner
 
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4.0

great price

By Taipantim

from CT

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Comments about Compatible Alternative for 310-5731 HY Cyan Toner:

I have used the cyan for about 2 weeks now and have had no problems except for a little toner spilled during the install. Color looks ok when printed. I hope the other colors work as well once I need them.

 
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Toner for Dell 3100cn

By PATeacher

from West Chester, PA

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Comments about Compatible Alternative for 310-5730 HY Magenta Toner:

I have used LD Product toners in my Dell 3100cn since the origional toners bit the dust. Many copies later I'm still satisfied. I have experirnced no problems so far with quality of the LD Products or the quality of printed pages.

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The price stated in regular price does not reflect Dell OEM pricing. It is a reflection of general industry-wide pricing for alternative products to replace Dell OEM products.


* This toner management system is not endorsed, associated, designed or approved by Dell.