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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 85A Black, 1,600* Pages (CE285A)

Reg. Price $39.99

Our Price $21.99

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Buy 3 or More Black for $21.00 each (save $2.97+)
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Description

InkCartridges.com offers compatible brand laser toner cartridges to replace the Hewlett Packard CE285A / HP 85A black laser cartridge exclusively designed for your HP LaserJet Pro 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. All compatible products are backed by a 2 Year Guarantee and comes with fast shipping!

We carry the CE285A MICR toner for printing checks in our MICR section.

Specifications

Item Code Product Type Printer Brand Model Name Ink Color Cartridge Yield Type Page Yield Cost Per Page Shelf Life
CE285ACTA Toner Cartridge HP CE285A Black Standard 1,600* 2,199.00 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 85A
 
4.4

(based on 129 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (93)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (20)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (11)

91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to install (30)
  • Clean replacement (28)
  • Sharp tones & colors (16)

Cons

  • Short cartridge life (3)

Best Uses

  • Everyday documents (29)
  • Professional documents (14)
  • Graphics & charts (10)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Frequent user (17), Heavy duty user (9), Infrequent user (6)
    • Primary use:
    • Business (18), Personal (17)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

CHEAPER, BUT IT WORKS!

Had my doubts because the price was such a bargain -- but i am using the cartridge and it is working fine!

Had my doubts because the price was such a bargain -- but i am using the cartridge and it is working fine!

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

Damaged shipment of the three toner cartridge package.

The package arrived in horrible shape. The cardboard outer box was somewhat crushed as were the 3 boxes of of cartridges. Each of the cartridge boxes were were in poor shape. It looked...Read complete review

The package arrived in horrible shape. The cardboard outer box was somewhat crushed as were the 3 boxes of of cartridges. Each of the cartridge boxes were were in poor shape. It looked as if the cartridges themselves were Ok but I showed the package to UPS manager and he suggested that I should refuse delivery as I should not chance using the cartridges.
The outer box was taped together with tape as it had broken open when being damaged. The taping job looked like a young child had attempted to do the taping. There was one deflated plastic bubble protector but not enough to protect the inner contents from floating about.
I have ordered in the past and was always very satisfied.

Reviewed by 129 customers

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5.0

Toner Cartridges HP85A performance is very good.

By Kathryn

from Austin, TX

Verified Buyer

Comments about Compatible Brand Black Laser Toner for HP 85A:

I am a Notary and use alot of toner. I am grateful to have found an outlet that allows me to purchase this expensive toner for a lesser amount. I enjoy the free shipping as well.

 
5.0

Re Order

By Jim

from North hills. Ca

Verified Buyer

Comments about Compatible Brand Black Laser Toner for HP 85A:

This was a re Oder. The units have worked without any issues. As to whether I get the full printed QTY of page is pending the type of items being printed.

 
1.0

not happy

By michael

from kingston ny

Verified Buyer

Comments about Compatible Brand Black Laser Toner for HP 85A:

I like the product however I am not happy the product was delivered to the wrong address.Also I was never given credit for a defective cartridge. They said it was past the time for credit.The reason it was past the time was because they twice sent the wrong shipping address.

 
5.0

Excellent

By Frank

from Virginia

Verified Buyer

Comments about Compatible Brand Black Laser Toner for HP 85A:

Excellent service great quality.

 
4.0

Toner cartridge..

By Joker

from Huntertown, IN

Verified Buyer

Comments about 2 Pack LD Compatible Black Toner Cartridges for HP 85A:

Arrived and operated well in the machine for an off brand product.

 
5.0

Works great!

By JF

from Denver, CO

Verified Buyer

Comments about Compatible Brand Black Laser Toner for HP 85A:

Received order quickly and product works great!

 
5.0

Does the job

By Buzztime Jimmie

from Indianapolis IN

Verified Buyer

Comments about Compatible Brand Black Laser Toner for HP 85A:

Good performance so far. Price is right

 
5.0

HP 85 toner cartridge

By buster

from Tallapoosa, Ga

Verified Buyer

Comments about Compatible Brand Black Laser Toner for HP 85A:

Use the toner cartridge to print business material as well as personal material. This toner cartridge last much longer than the one that you purchase in the store and is 71% less expensive that one you buy in the store. It is very high quality printing as well. I would recommend this product and store for anyone.

 
5.0

No surprises

By sidejack

from Oregon City, OR

Verified Buyer

Comments about Compatible Brand Black Laser Toner for HP 85A:

Buy 3 -- save even more

 
5.0

So far it's doing it's job. Thank you.

By Gladys

from Fresno, CA

Verified Buyer

Comments about Compatible Brand Black Laser Toner for HP 85A:

Should be a little bit more cheaper.

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*Average cartridge page yield in accordance with ISO 19752.