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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.

Compatible Toner for HP 78A Black, 2,100* Pages (CE278A)

Reg. Price $49.99

Our Price $21.99

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Buy 3 or More Black for $21.00 each (save $2.97+)
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HP - LaserJet Pro

Description

InkCartridges.com offers compatible brand laser toner cartridges to replace the Hewlett Packard CE278A / HP 78A black laser cartridge exclusively designed for your HP printer. These compatible cartridges are not manufactured by HP and are not remanufactured. Our compatible brand replacement laser toner cartridges are built entirely from new parts, and are of the highest caliber. Our LD brand compatible 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
CE278ACTA Toner Cartridge HP CE278A Black Standard 2,100* 1,099.50 cents 24-36 Months
*Average cartridge page yield in accordance with ISO IEC 24711

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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Compatible Brand Black Laser Toner for HP 78A
 
4.5

(based on 41 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (29)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Clean replacement (12)
  • Easy to install (12)
  • Sharp tones & colors (10)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Everyday documents (10)
  • Professional documents (9)
  • Graphics & charts (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Frequent user (6), Heavy duty user (5)
    • Primary use:
    • Business (9), Personal (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Would buy again and again

Use the product both for personal and business.
Last a long time and will give you good to excellent copies.

Use the product both for personal and business.
Last a long time and will give you good to excellent copies.

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

First cartridge seems to be underfilled - Replaced immediate

We have been buying the Xerox compatible cartridges and thought we would try this less expensive LD. The cartridge lasted less then half as long. When I called to ask about a replacement the...Read complete review

We have been buying the Xerox compatible cartridges and thought we would try this less expensive LD. The cartridge lasted less then half as long. When I called to ask about a replacement the customer service rep was on top of it immediately. They shipped me a replacement at no cost and paid return shipping for the defective product. THAT is excellent! It probably was underfilled by accident.

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5.0

I

By Lucky

from NY -

Verified Buyer

Comments about Compatible Brand Black Laser Toner for HP 78A:

It works, I received it fast, and was more affordable for me. I am already telling my friends about the service.
Thanks

 
5.0

YES

By ROD

from SEATTLE

Verified Buyer

Comments about Compatible Brand Black Laser Toner for HP 78A:

USE THEM ALL THE TIME. THEY ARE GREAT

 
4.0

Great Service - Fast Delivery

By Dogger875

from N Myrtle Beach SC

Verified Buyer

Comments about Compatible Brand Black Laser Toner for HP 78A:

I've been an LD customer for over 7 years. I use 12-15 cartridges of toner annually. I have not had a bad toner cartridge in those 7 years. LD has great service and I get my deliveries quickly.

 
5.0

compatable black toner

By debbie

from vermont

Verified Buyer

Comments about Compatible Brand Black Laser Toner for HP 78A:

I can only reply to what I have purchased in the past as I have not even put this cartridge in. I have always been pleased with my purchases in the past.

 
5.0

My go to place for Toner Cartridges

By Rich

from Long Beach

Verified Buyer

Comments about Compatible Brand Black Laser Toner for HP 78A:

Great service, great product.

 
5.0

works great

By Golf Dzar

from Downers Grove, IL

Verified Buyer

Comments about Compatible Brand Black Laser Toner for HP 78A:

great price fast shipping

 
5.0

Great Product

By sedpj

from Atlanta, GA

Verified Buyer

Comments about Compatible Brand Black Laser Toner for HP 78A:

LD Compatible Black Toner Cartridge for HP 78A arrived on time and installed easlily, Thanks

 
5.0

Great Service

By Blitzer

from Anaheim, CA

Verified Buyer

Comments about Compatible Brand Black Laser Toner for HP 78A:

Great value, product and service.

 
5.0

Quick delivery

By AMANDA

from The Villages, Fl

Verified Buyer

Comments about Compatible Brand Black Laser Toner for HP 78A:

I am very happy with the product and love the quick delivery ...

 
2.0

Ink Toner

By none

from Virginia Beach, VA

Verified Buyer

Comments about Compatible Brand Black Laser Toner for HP 78A:

The more we buy the less ink we seem to get in the each cartridge. We are using the cloud, printing needs cut, but the toner runs out sooner. Not sure why. Not sure we will order again. Why?

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*Average cartridge page yield in accordance with ISO 19752.