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OEM Ink Cartridges

Wondering what O.E.M. stands for?  Learn more about OEM ink cartridges in this video from Castle Ink.


OEM is an abbreviation for Original Equipment Manufacturer. Printer manufacturers produce the replacement ink cartridges or toner for copiers or inkjet printers and normally will put the manufacturer's name on the product, such as Canon, IBM, Sharp, Lexmark, Brother, Epson, etc.

About William Elward

Founder of Castle Ink, William Elward has 20 years experience in the printer industry. He's been featured on CNN Money, Yahoo, PC World, Computer World, and other top publications and frequently blogs about printers and ink cartridges. He's an expert at diagnosing printer issues and has published guides to fixing common printer issues across the internet. A graduate of Bryant University and Columbia's Sulzberger Executive Leadership Program, he's held various leadership positions at The College Board, Bankrate, Zocdoc, and Everyday Health. Follow him on Twitter at William Elward's Twitter Profile