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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.

Remanufactured Epson Inkjet Cartridge, T078120 / T0781 Black Ink

Reg. Price $9.99

Clearance $4.99

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Epson - Artisan
Epson - RX Series
Epson - Stylus
Epson - Stylus Photo


InkCartridges.com offers remanufactured inkjet cartridges to replace the Epson T078120 / T0781 black ink cartridge exclusively designed for your Epson printer. Our ink cartridges are remanufactured using both OEM and non-OEM parts, and are of the highest caliber. Our LD brand remanufactured ink cartridges are backed by a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee and ship fast!


T078120 Ink Cartridge Epson Epson T078120 Black Standard Yield 300 1.66 cents 12-18 Months
*Average cartridge page yield in accordance with ISO IEC 24711
printer won't recognize cartridges. tried unplugging printer. resetting the cartridges by going through the changing ink process. anyother suggestions?


We sincerely apologize for the trouble you encountered while using our products. Our company aims to provide all of our customers with products that are great in quality and low in price, this is why we cover all our products by our 100% two year satisfaction guarantee. At your soonest convenience, please contact us through email, livechat or call us at 800-551-9954 for immediate assistance, we will certainly be here to help you!


How do I get my Epson RX 680 to recognize an LD cartridge when I get the error message.


It is normal for non-genuine cartridges to read error messages, since the manufacturer can block third-party technology for that feature. However, resetting the printer should bypass the error message. If issue persist, please contact us through email, livechat or call us at 888-321-2552 for immediate assistance and we'll take care of you!


Definitely a good product at a good price.


The product came as described. I have used these cartridges in the past and they work great and are a good value.



Best Way To Go For An Epson Printer Ink Replacement!!!


Original Epson Ink can cost you more than the printer did. With other brands of compatible ink cartridges you can sometime have to "play" with the inks to get them to work with your printer (uninstall and reinstall them, etc...). With this brand of ink, they worked immediately upon initial installation. They yield great results and the price of them is fantastic. They are the only brand of ink cartridges I will ever buy as replacements for my Epson Printer.





They seem to work OK one you get over the alarms from the printer that "You are not using genuine Epson cartridges" They also warn that you are not getting the best quality printing and the printer warrenty is not valid. Other difference in the printer and it sure helps my pocket book.



Very satisfied with purchase


The black ink I ordered for my Epson R595 arrived surprisingly quickly, fit perfectly, and was recognized with no problems. Very satisfied with purchase.



Would buy again


Fit and worked in my printer as they said it would



Great service and products.


I like the remanufactured Epson. They looked and used like new and the service is fast.



I would buy this produce every time!


All catridges are working just fine...I'll be back when i need more.



So far so good


So far, seems great. The real test will be longevity.



I would not hesitate to purchase this ink again.


I have nothing but good responses from this cartridge and that goes for all the rest in my recent order.



Would never buy from you again.


Did not work in R280 printer - tried your fix - still did not work - no refund received - no ink that would work received




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