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CF381ACTA

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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 Replacement Toner Cartridge for HP 312A Cyan CF381A

Reg. Price $99.99

Our Price $23.99

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Buy 3 or More Cyan for $21.99 each (save $6.00+)
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Description

InkCartridges.com offers compatible brand laser toner cartridges to replace the HP CF381A / HP 312A cyan laser cartridge exclusively designed for your HP printer. These are not simply cartridges that have been remanufactured, but instead, built brand new by Inkcartridges.com (not manufactured by HP) and tested to ensure premium output on every page. 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
CF381ACTA Toner Cartridge HP CF381A Cyan Standard 2700 0.89 cents 24-36 Months
*Average cartridge page yield in accordance with ISO IEC 24711

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  • Compatible Magenta Toner for HP 312A

    Q:

    Do you offer a higher yield version as this one only yields 2700 copies approx
    Asked on 2/29/2016 by Carlo

    1 answer

    • A:

      Unfortunately, we do not. This item is only available in the 2,700 page yield version.

      Answered on 2/29/2016 by Sophia from LDStaff
  • LD Compatible Replacement Bundle of 4 Toners for HP 312X

    Q:

    I have empty cartridges - how can I recycle them?
    Asked on 1/27/2016 by Doris from Minneapolis, MN

    1 answer

    • A:

      You can take used/empty cartridges into any local office supply store. They will usually have drop-off bins for used cartridges to get recycled.

      Answered on 1/28/2016 by Sophia from LDStaff
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Compatible Cyan Toner for HP 312A
 
4.7

(based on 63 reviews)

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of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Most Liked Positive Review

 

LD's products

Not sure what the difference is between good stuff and perfect, but so far there is nothing to complain about with the cartridges I bought and am using in my HP printer. Read complete review

Not sure what the difference is between good stuff and perfect, but so far there is nothing to complain about with the cartridges I bought and am using in my HP printer.
I use my printer for mostly office work in both black and white and color and I can't see the point in paying quadruple for similar results using original HP cartridges.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Alignment issues

The color alignment has been off since I installed the LD replacements in my HP M476 MFP printer. The price to replace the cartridges was good, but I guess the quality is not as...Read complete review

The color alignment has been off since I installed the LD replacements in my HP M476 MFP printer. The price to replace the cartridges was good, but I guess the quality is not as good as the Genuine HP products.

I installed the Magenta and Yellow and cannot get anything to look good when printing color. Even the 'Supplies' report prints outside the lines.

I have to now buy the HP cartridges to replace the ones that I thought would work. Guess I will stick with Genuine replacement products in the future.

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5.0

Excellent Product!

By Sara

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Compatible Yellow Toner for HP 312A:

Doesn't leak

 
5.0

Excellent Product!

By Sara

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Verified Buyer

Comments about Compatible HY Black Toner for HP 312X:

Doesn't leak

 
5.0

Excellent Product!

By Sara

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Compatible Magenta Toner for HP 312A:

Doesn't leak

 
5.0

Excllent Product

By Sara

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Compatible Cyan Toner for HP 312A:

Doesn't Leak

 
5.0

Great Company

By Doreen

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Compatible Cyan Toner for HP 312A:

have not used it yet

 
4.0

bob's review

By Doreen

from undisclosed

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Comments about Compatible Magenta Toner for HP 312A:

ROUTINE PRINTING

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Excellent Service

By Brenda

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Comments about LD Compatible Replacement Bundle of 4 Toners for HP 312X:

Excellent service.

 
5.0

The best!

By Janet

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about LD Compatible Replacement Bundle of 4 Toners for HP 312X:

Always the best--no problems!!!

 
5.0

will be .buying more when these get low

By Ronald

from undisclosed

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Comments about LD Compatible Replacement Bundle of 4 Toners for HP 312X:

we have a color laser printer and they work very good.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Good buy

By John

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Compatible Magenta Toner for HP 312A:

Same very little problems good buy.

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*Average cartridge page yield in accordance with ISO 24712.