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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 Xerox WorkCentre 3550 106R1530 Black Toner (11,000 Pages)

Reg. Price $89.99

Our Price $42.99

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Buy 3 or More Black for $39.99 each (save $9.00+)
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Xerox - WorkCentre


InkCartridges.com offers compatible laser toner cartridges to replace the Xerox 106R01530 / 106R1530 black laser cartridge exclusively designed for your Xerox WorkCentre 3550 printer. Our laser toner cartridges are built entirely from new parts, and are of the highest caliber. Our LD brand compatible laser cartridges are backed by a 2 Year Guarantee and ship fast!


Item Code Product Type Printer Brand Model Name Ink Color Cartridge Yield Type Page Yield Cost Per Page Shelf Life
106R01530 Toner Cartridge Xerox 106R01530 Black Standard 11,000 390.82 cents 24-36 Months
*Average cartridge page yield in accordance with ISO IEC 24711


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By Joe

from New York

Verified Buyer

Comments about Xerox Compatible 106R01530 Black Toner for the WorkCentre 3550:

Product quality is good. The price is reasonable. I particularly like the FREE SHIPPING. However the product was not packed with adequate protection; one of the two boxes was damaged. Fortunately the product inside the box does not appear to be damaged.


OEM can't compete!

By RookieColts

from Bowling Green, Ohio

Site Member

Comments about Xerox Compatible 106R01530 Black Toner for the WorkCentre 3550:

I purchase these for my son who is an attorney. He says they have more toner than the OEM product and cost about 40% less! We have been buying them for about a year now...
Great product!



By long1501

from Tennessee

Site Member

Comments about Xerox Compatible 106R01530 Black Toner for the WorkCentre 3550:

When I have ordered things in the past they generally appear sooner than estimated - not in this case. We were dead in the water for 3 days waiting for toner to arrive. Unless I have over a week to wait next time I will choose expedited shipping.


Doesn't last for 11,000 copies.....


from Kansas

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Comments about Xerox Compatible 106R01530 Black Toner for the WorkCentre 3550:

I have reset my copier settings to use "lightest" when printing. I still get no more than 3,000 copies before this cartridge is empty. Not a bad price if you are satisfied with 3,000 copies - it doesn't come close to producing 11,000 copies as advertised.

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