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Here are the difference between OEM, Compatible, Remanufactured and Refilled Ink Cartridges
Seeing the many cartridges and supplies available for your specific printer, There are plenty of choices for you to make. Besides finding just the right cartridge for your particular printer model, you also have to choose between many different types of cartridges. OEM? Remanufactured? Sometimes it’s hard to know what makes one cartridge different from another. We have listed the basic guide to the different types and kinds of printer cartridges, showing you the differences and benefits of OEM, remanufactured, and compatible printer ink and toner cartridges.
OEM - "Original Equipment Manufacture" Cartridges: What is OEM ink all about?
You would have heard the term "OEM" used before, As the OEM companies have designed the Original product to operateing within there printers, In other words, if Brother made your printer, they've also made a cartridge to go with it. No doubt about it, these high quality cartridges were designed for great durability and undeniable precision. Naturally, that translates into good print quality, but cost of printing increases In some instances it's cheaper to replace the printer rather then replace the cartridges. For that reason alone, the name brand company that made your printer will claim that you may shorten the life of your printer by using non OEM cartridges. This is a very incorrect! OEMs charge exorbitant prices for their cartridges. One of the biggest controversies surrounding OEM cartridges is how much ink is left over in the cartridge when printer models shut down due to "low ink." Some cases have shown that 40% of the expensive ink you paid for is left over in that 'dead cartridge' you are about to replace! After all, it's common knowledge that brands don't make their money on their printer sales, but make huge profits on new and overpriced OEM cartridges instead.
Compatible Ink - What are compatible cartridges?
Compatible ink is like buying a generic car part. A separate company simply creates their own version of the cartridge to work in your printer just like the OEM cartridge. As you might expect, some compatibles are of an inferior quality, but there are plenty of compatible printer cartridges out there that hold their ground next to their OEM counterpart. That’s why it's so important to find a time tested provider like totalsupplies.co.nz that offers only high quality compatible ink cartridges.
What are Remanufactured Printer Ink Cartridges?
Reman Ink Cartridges up to 60% Off! What does "remanufactured" mean? Remanufactured cartridges started out as new OEM cartridges. Instead of throwing a perfectly usable and durable plastic shell away to sit in a landfill, however, another company refurbished it to be used again. A good remanufacturer will disassemble, clean, and test the cartridge before replacing any worn parts and refilling the toner. As long as the refurbishing process was thorough, these will often yield similar quality to an OEM cartridge. Unfortunately, some companies have branded their cartridges as "remanufactured" when all they did was simply drill a hole in the shell and refill it with toner. The biggest question for these cartridges always comes back to the quality of the remanufacturer’s work. Our manufacture provides a 100% money back quantee on all remanufactred products. One other advantage of using this option is that it is more environmentally friendly. By definition, this process involves recycling old cartridges rather than adding more waste to the environment.
Refilled Printer Cartridges
As one of the cheapest options, refilled cartridges are simply injected with new toner and resold. If the cartridge doesn’t work at all you should be able to return it, but you may also find that the cartridge stops working before the toner runs out. Once again, the risk may be worth it if the cartridge works well since these are priced far below OEM or remanufactured cartridges. Still, be aware that some refilled cartridges can be temperamental or even quit working altogether. Thank you From the Team at Total Supplies.
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The Team at Total Supplies
Total Supplies is New Zealand’s leading supplier of Imaging supplies, we have the best prices and offer a fast overnight freight free service on all consumables. Having 15 years of industry knowledge you can be asured that you will receive the best quality service in New Zealand, we also offer a unique warranty on all our products.
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