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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 Epson POS Ribbon, ERC-38B 6 Black Ribbon Cartridges

Reg. Price $16.99

Our Price $10.99

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Buy 3 or More Black for $10.00 each (save $2.97+)
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Description

InkCartridges.com offers compatible impact POS ribbons to replace the Epson ERC-38B black POS ribbons exclusively designed for your printer. Our POS ribbons are 100% new and are of the highest caliber. Our LD brand compatible refill rolls are backed by a 2 Year Guarantee and ship fast!

Specifications

Item Code Product Type Printer Brand Model Name Ink Color Cartridge Yield Type Shelf Life
ERC38B Ribbon Cartridge Epson ERC-38B Black Standard 48 Months
*Average cartridge page yield in accordance with ISO IEC 24711

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Compatible ERC-38B Black Ribbon Cartridge for Epson
 
4.9

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5.0

I would buy this again

By IT Gal

from Cumberland, RI

Verified Buyer

Comments about Compatible ERC-38B Black Ribbon Cartridge for Epson:

We use this to print tardy slips

 
5.0

Great Product

By T the chef

from Rochester NY

Verified Buyer

Comments about Compatible ERC-38BR Black & Red Ribbon Cartridge for Epson:

They ribbons are exactly the same as the manufactures and at way less than 1/2 the price. We use them in our Point of sale system at work.

 
4.0

The product works great as a replacement!!

By Ubenrue

from Michigan

Site Member

Comments about Compatible ERC-38BR Black & Red Ribbon Cartridge for Epson:

The product works great as a replacement. Glad I decided to try it.

 
5.0

excellent product and service!

By matthewatthink

from New York, NY

Site Member

Comments about Compatible ERC-38BR Black & Red Ribbon Cartridge for Epson:

if you are in need of ink for your epson printer, this is the place to look for it! i have used other retailers and they can't compare.

 
5.0

Product is as promised

By inkuser12345

from Undisclosed

Site Member

Comments about Compatible ERC-38B Black Ribbon Cartridge for Epson:

Ink is black and ribbon works. What more can I ask for!

 
5.0

Low price, good quality

By ChefSteve

from Middletown, CA

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Comments about Compatible ERC-38BR Black & Red Ribbon Cartridge for Epson:

The ribbons fit my printer exactly and were very reasonably priced

 
5.0

works great

By Boomers48

from Missouri

Site Member

Comments about Compatible ERC-38B Black Ribbon Cartridge for Epson:

Fast shipping. Good pricing. Just what I needed. Will buy from you all again.

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