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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 Yield 2000 1.00 cents 24-36 months
*Average cartridge page yield in accordance with ISO IEC 24711

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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Compatible Black Toner for HP 12A
 
4.7

(based on 186 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (147)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (28)

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

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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5.0

New customer

By James

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Compatible Black Toner for HP 12A:

First time ordering ink and the service was great and ink very affordable.

 
5.0

I would definitely by this product again

By Roman

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Compatible Black Toner for HP 12A:

Excellent service and quality

 
5.0

Will always order these

By Rebecca

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Compatible Black Toner for HP 12A:

Been using these for years now. Great product.

 
5.0

I would buy this product again.

By John

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Compatible Black Toner for HP 12A:

This product is just as good as the HP one and it's MUCH cheaper! I love it.

 
5.0

Will buy again

By herb

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Compatible Black Toner for HP 12A:

Great value Great product.

 
5.0

Arrived quickly

By Viggo

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Compatible Black Toner for HP 12A:

Arrived quickly and have not had any problems using product

 
5.0

Great product

By Richard

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Compatible Black Toner for HP 12A:

Great service, price and availability.

 
4.0

The price is right!

By George

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

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

These are quite good , especially for the price. Though I did have a bad one that print half black pages, but LD replaced it immediately. I will certainly buy these again.

 
4.0

I would by this product again and again

By Aristides

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Compatible Black Toner for HP 12A:

Good quality Nice price Fast free chipping

 
5.0

Super Fast delivery of exactly what I needed...

By Lawrence

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Compatible Black Toner for HP 12A:

What an EXCELLENT purchase !!! I received my order practically instantly, and it was perfect, and incredibly FAST !!

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*Average cartridge page yield in accordance with ISO 19752.