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Remanufactured Toner for HP 125A Yellow, 1,400* Pages (CB542A)

Reg. Price $64.99

Our Price $26.99

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Description

InkCartridges.com offers remanufactured laser cartridges to replace the Hewlett Packard (HP) CB542A / HP 125A yellow toner cartridge exclusively designed for your HP printer. Our laser toner cartridges are rebuilt from mostly new parts and are of the highest caliber. This remanufactured CB542A replacement laser toner cartridge includes a new electronic smart chip which allows the HP laser printer and the laser cartridge to interact and track toner usage. Our remanufactured toner cartridges are not remanufactured by HP. All remanufactured products are backed by a 2 Year Guarantee and comes with fast shipping!

Specifications

Item Code Product Type Printer Brand Model Name Ink Color Cartridge Yield Type Page Yield Cost Per Page Shelf Life
CB542A Toner Cartridge HP CB542A Yellow Standard 1,400* 2,699.00 cents 24-36 Months
*Average cartridge page yield in accordance with ISO IEC 24711

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  • LD Remanufactured Cyan Toner Cartridge for HP 125A

    Q:

    What is the estimated number of pages this cartridge will print?
    Asked on 1/20/2016 by Vaughn from Stockholm, ME

    1 answer

    • A:

      The estimated amount of pages you can print with this toner is 1,400 pages. Please note, that this number is based off of 5% page coverage, which can be described by a light letterhead, address, and three paragraphs of text double spaced. Anything more than this will increase the page coverage, lowering the total estimated page count.

      Answered on 1/21/2016 by Sophia from LDStaff
  • LD Remanufactured Magenta Toner Cartridge for HP 125A

    Q:

    eSTIMATED # OF COPIES
    Asked on 10/4/2014 by PRINt from Savoy, IL 61874, USA

    1 answer

    • A:

      The page yield of the LD remanufactured CB543A (HP 125A) toner is 1400* pages. The estimated page yield is based off of the industry standard of 5% page coverage. That is typically a light letter head, address, and three paragraphs double spaced on 8.5 x 11 inch paper. Pictures, images, graphics, borders etc. will drastically reduce that estimate.

      Answered on 10/7/2014 by Valentina
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Remanufactured Replacement Cartridges for HP, 125A (Bk, C, M, Y) Toner Set
 
4.6

(based on 96 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (76)

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    (13)

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    (3)

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    (1)

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94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Clean replacement (10)
  • Sharp tones & colors (8)
  • Easy to install (7)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Everyday documents (8)
  • Graphics & charts (3)
  • Photos (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Frequent user (9), Heavy duty user (3)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (11)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

fast and reasonable

As a musician, I create and duplicate CD labels, covers and inserts for my own CD's to sell to the public. The colors and quality are great. I also print music sheets frequently...Read complete review

As a musician, I create and duplicate CD labels, covers and inserts for my own CD's to sell to the public. The colors and quality are great. I also print music sheets frequently as well as other color materials. Never had a problem with using LD carts in my HP color printer and have used them for some time now, ordering from LD at the first indications of low toner.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Bad

This toner ruined some very valuable pages on a calendar project. It leaked and smeared multiple pages during the initial installation. I discarded it and do not plan to ever use this product again...Read complete review

This toner ruined some very valuable pages on a calendar project. It leaked and smeared multiple pages during the initial installation. I discarded it and do not plan to ever use this product again from this company.

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5.0

Repeat Purchase from great performance in past

By Beverly

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Remanufactured Replacement Cartridges for HP, 125A (Bk, C, M, Y) Toner Set:

I have used these in the past and hope for a repeat excellent performance.

 
5.0

Great Value

By Robert

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Remanufactured Replacement Cartridges for HP, 125A (Bk, C, M, Y) Toner Set:

All toner cartridges work great so far. I am very please will the quality of print and a great savings over OEM costs

 
5.0

AWESOME

By Misty

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Remanufactured Replacement Cartridges for HP, 125A (Bk, C, M, Y) Toner Set:

Loved it..awesome. Thanks so much. I have been using it to home school my son & we go through a lot.

 
5.0

Thank SO much.

By Misty

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Remanufactured Black Laser Toner for HP 125A:

Really great. Just what I needed.

 
5.0

I will buy again.

By Dr.

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Remanufactured Black Laser Toner for HP 125A:

Performance is very good.

 
5.0

I will use this product again

By Dana

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Remanufactured Replacement Cartridges for HP, 125A (Bk, C, M, Y) Toner Set:

I am very satisfied with this product and the timeline of usage

 
4.0

Definitely the most bang for your buck!

By Sher

from Centerbrook, CT

Verified Buyer

Comments about Remanufactured Replacement Cartridges for HP, 125A (Bk, C, M, Y) Toner Set:

I have been using LD products for 5 or 6 years now. Maybe even longer. Absolutely the best value with excellent quality! The pages per cartridge estimates are spot on. (Unless you're doing lots of images.) Since we switched over to LD products, we've probably saved $5,000 or more in toner alone! I highly recommend that others give them a try!

After installing the last black cartridge, I found every page to have spots where toner was missing, causing a streakiness look to it. Old printer, so could be that. New cartridge will determine which it is. This one issue over the years will definitely NOT deter me from using LD toner. You guys rock!

Service and delivery comments:

This last delivery was very quick! In the past, it has taken a week or more. This time, 2 days! Excellent improvement! Thank you!

 
5.0

good so far

By nate

from bartlesville, okla

Verified Buyer

Comments about Remanufactured Replacement Cartridges for HP, 125A (Bk, C, M, Y) Toner Set:

Delivery was quick, price was great, installation went well. Time will tell how many copies I get and the quality of color prints. I am writing down the # of prints I make, so I will know in a few months if I got a bargain.

thanks

nrc

 
5.0

Worked great, no issues at all, will buy again

By Butch

from Bay St. Louis, MS

Verified Buyer

Comments about Remanufactured Replacement Cartridges for HP, 125A (Bk, C, M, Y) Toner Set:

Tried some slightly less expensive "compatible" HP 125A laser cartridges from another source. Worked ok at first, but within 3 weeks turned into a nightmare of bad results. Upon close inspection, I found that a couple were missing drum wipers or had other Q/C issues with the drum; couldn't even print plain black & white without artifacts. Almost trashed the printer since Original HP cartridges cost more than a new color laser printer. Glad I decided to try these LD remanufactured cartridges instead. After disposing of other cartridge & using compressed air to blow out previously leaked toner, the LD cartridges worked great.

 
5.0

I will keep buying this product over and over!

By Melissa Broussard

from Atlanta Ga.

Verified Buyer

Comments about Remanufactured Yellow Laser Toner for HP 125A:

I have ordered this product for the 2nd time and I am so excited to have found ink for my printer that works beautifully and cost me 1/3 of what I was paying before. It's fantastic to finally get a break on something that really preforms for a great at price! Thank you

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*Average printer cartridge page yield in accordance with ISO 24712