How easy is a compatible cartridge to install? Customer Service Updated April 01, 2019 17:22 Compatible cartridges install the exact same way as the genuine brand. They are guaranteed to fit and function just like the original brand. Related articles What are OEM (genuine brand) printer cartridges? How do I reset my printer? Why choose compatible printer cartridges? What are remanufactured and compatible cartridges and how do they differ from OEM's? Does using a compatible cartridge void my printer’s warranty?