The benefits of compatible toner cartridges include saving money when compared to the remanufactured and original OEM counterparts. In some cases as much as sixty percent can be saved buying a compatible cartridge instead of original cartridge. There can be a savings of up to thirty percent compared to the remanufactured cartridge.
The warranty of the printer will still be honoured if a compatible cartridge is used. The amount of pages that can be printed with a compatible toner cartridge depends on the actual cartridge. A yield based on the page coverage of five percent of the page the material is being printed on is provided according to industry standards. It is possible to buy the toner in sets instead of having to purchase each colour individually which will save you money as well.
There are a number of benefits to purchasing compatible toner cartridges instead of the new parts or even the remanufactured versions.
One of the most attractive advantages of using a remanufactured toner cartridge in home office or business printers is the cost savings. Remanufactured toner cartridges made by recyling original toner cartridges used in laser printers can cost as little as one-fourth the price of brand new cartridges. Another important advantage to opting for remanufactured toner is the lowered environmental impact, since empty cartridges can be recycled and reused rather than being tossed into the garbage can to clutter up what’s left of the shrinking landfill space in this country. Another great advantage is that the quality control process used by their manufacturers guarantees that the quality of their print output rivals that of printing done using new cartridges. It’s important, however, to get a remanufactured toner cartridge which is compatable with your printer to avoid any problems.
To keep your laser printer operating at peak efficiency, you need to replace the ink toner cartridge when indicated to keep the quality level of printing at its highest. Should you invest in OEM cartridges, also known as Original Equipment Manufacturer cartridges produced by the same brand that manufactured your printer, or go with a compatible toner cartridge produced by a third party manufacturer using recycled OEM cartridges? The biggest disadvantage to using OEM cartridges exclusively is their high cost, which can add up to quite a lot over the course of one year, considering that you need a new toner cartridge every 4 to 6 weeks. Although the printer you purchased may have been affordable, the manufacturer keeps the cost of the machine as low as possible because they know you will need to keep purchasing ink toner to keep the printer running efficiently. The second main disadvantage of purchasing OEM cartridges is that comparable recycled cartridges are considered much more environmentally friendly than purchasing new name brand cartridges that contribute to landfill pollution. Also, you may be paying two to three times more for an OEM Cartridge for the same quality of printing that a compatible recycled toner cartridge uses.
The definition of OEM ink cartridge is meaning the original equipment from manufacturer. So this OEM ink cartridge can be either a new ink cartridge that comes with your new printer from the factory or a remanufactured ink cartridge. The remanufactured ink cartridges are basically an old ink cartridge that has been recycled and refilled with ink for use just like a new ink cartridge. The OEM ink cartridges are a win-win situation for both the consumer and the manufacturer because by the manufacturer using the recycled ink cartridge they don’t have to produce a new ink cartridge shell, just simply fill the ink cartridge with new ink. In turn the manufacturer can then sell the OEM ink cartridge at a cheaper price since they didn’t have to produce a new shell for the ink cartridge.
A generic toner cartridge is a product often made by companies who did not manufacture the original. These cartridges are designed to fit all of the major brands of printers and copiers. The main difference in how the products are created as in the cartridge itself. The generic products can use a remanufactured cartridge which originally contained the toner, but was emptied. By refilling these cartridges with ink, the generic companies help save the environment from pollution and waste, while also saving the consumer money. Remanufactured products are available in shapes to fit most of the major brands of printers and copiers on the market today.
Generic cartridges can also be sold as new products. These can also save customers money over the price of buying brand name products. The quality of the cartridge and ink is the same as that found in the higher priced brand name products, but the manufacturers do not charge for the use of their name. These companies can also reduce the cost by using cheaper packaging materials which still keep the cartridges sealed and protected before use. Generic cartridges are also available in sizes and shapes to fit all the major brands of printers.