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Q2612ACTA

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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 12A Black Q2612A

Reg. Price $39.99

Our Price $19.99

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Buy 3 or More Black for $17.99 each (save $6.00+)
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Description

InkCartridges.com offers compatible brand laser toner cartridges to replace the HP Q2612A / HP 12A black 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
Q2612ACTA Toner Cartridge HP Q2612A Black Standard 2,000 999.50 cents 24-36 months
*Average cartridge page yield in accordance with ISO IEC 24711

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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Compatible Toner for HP 12A Black
 
4.6

(based on 151 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (115)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (25)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (4)

96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to install (15)
  • Clean replacement (14)
  • Sharp tones & colors (11)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Everyday documents (13)
  • Professional documents (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (13)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Frequent user (11), Heavy duty user (6), Infrequent user (4)
    • Primary use:
    • Business (15), Personal (6)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Nothing better

You wait till the last minute and your order. Your fault. The product arrives in record time, gets you out of the jam. It's sealed beyond belief, you tear it open, pop...Read complete review

You wait till the last minute and your order. Your fault. The product arrives in record time, gets you out of the jam. It's sealed beyond belief, you tear it open, pop it in the machine and out comes a perfect copy. What more could you want. I have 7 copiers in my business, you guess what company supplies me my needs? The price is right, the service is off the wall and the product is first class.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

A Great Value but Does It Last As Long?

These cartridges are very reasonably priced, but they do not seem to last as long as the OEM (HP) cartridge. I need to pay more attention to the longevity to figure out the...Read complete review

These cartridges are very reasonably priced, but they do not seem to last as long as the OEM (HP) cartridge. I need to pay more attention to the longevity to figure out the real cost savings, if any. The quality of the print is at least as good as the OEM. Also there seems to be more than one manufacturer of these compatible cartridges - I have now ordered two or three times and have seen different packaging on different orders

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3.0

Very good price.

By Joseph

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about 5 Pack of Compatible for HP Q2612A Black Toners:

The pricing of this toner is very good but I find that we are replacing it more often as compared as when an original HP is used.

 
5.0

Inexpensive and good quality

By Anatoly

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Compatible Toner for HP 12A Black:

Inexpensive and good quality

 
5.0

Satisfied

By Suzanne

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Compatible Toner for HP 12A Black:

will order them again from here

 
1.0

Will never buy again

By brigette

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Compatible Toner for HP 12A Black:

Worthless, Did not work . need a refund.

 
4.0

HP 12A toner

By Nina

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Compatible Toner for HP 12A Black:

Very happy with this product

 
5.0

Just as advertised

By Stuart

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Compatible Toner for HP 12A Black:

No problem. Installs and works fine. Great bargain.

 
5.0

I intend on continuing to use this!

By Mike

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Compatible Toner for HP 12A Black:

Great service & a great product ! Thank you

 
5.0

Fast Delivery!

By Ron

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Compatible Toner for HP 12A Black:

This is the besst deal I got, not sure how the quality is but if it is like the other ink I get it will be great too!

 
5.0

Great toner cartridge!

By Barbara

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Compatible Toner for HP 12A Black:

This toner was right at home in my old printer and works beautifully. Bookmarked this company so I can buy again

 
4.0

This was exactly what I had hoped to find.

By Jim

from Kansas City, MO

Verified Buyer

Comments about 5 Pack of Compatible for HP Q2612A Black Toners:

The unit was easy to install. Although there were no written instructions included, there were installation icons embossed onto the cartridge housing. The test pattern I printed with the new cartridge was very dense with crisp detail in the fine line areas of the image. I would have rated it five stars, but I have only used my first cartridge for a week, and do not yet know what type of mileage I will obtain.

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*Average cartridge page yield in accordance with ISO 19752.