Frequently Asked Questions Why use remanufactured toner cartridges? OEM vs. Remanufactured Toner Cartridges? Recycled vs. Remanufactured Toner Cartridges? Refilled vs. Remanufactured Cartridges? Can the OEM void my equipment warranty for using a remanufactured cartridge? What is smart chip or page counter chip? Do I want a chip in my cartridge?
Why use remanufactured toner cartridges? Remanufactured cartridges can save 30% to 80% of the cost over OEM cartridges. Using remanufactured cartridges promote several environmental benefits: save energy and conserve natural resources by eliminating the need for new components.
OEM vs. Remanufactured Toner Cartridges? New or OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturers) cartridges are made by HP, Canon, Lexmark, Apple, or other original manufacturers. They are usually manufactured using a combination of new and recycled parts at factories throughout the world. Remanufactured cartridges are those that have been remanufactured for another use. Remanufacturing process involves disassembling, cleaning, refilling toner, replacing appropriate components, print testing and repackaging.
Recycled vs. Remanufactured Toner Cartridges? The term "Recycled" is a generic term that does not necessarily refer to the process or technology used to manufacture a product. Both remanufactured cartridges and refilled cartridge (a cartridge that is recycled using drill-n-fill method) can be labeled as recycled cartridges despite huge differences in their recycling processes. Please note that all our cartridges are remanufactured.
Refilled vs. Remanufactured Cartridges? A refilled cartridge has been drilled out and refilled with new toner inside, which is also known as "drill-n-fill" method. Since the drum and other parts are not reconditioned or replaced, refilled cartridges can cause many problems. Recycled cartridges using "drill-n-fill" method may damage your equipment. In fact, refilled cartridges have given the remanufacturing industry a bad reputation. Remanufacturing process involves disassembling, cleaning, refilling toner, replacing appropriate components, print testing and repackaging.
What is smart chip or page counter chip? Smart chip are installed in some cartridges by OEM manufacturers to keep track of printer functions as well as to make life harder for recyclers and remanufacturers. Compatible chips are used by remanufacturers and they are available for almost every cartridge that uses chip. And they work as well as OEM chips.