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Monday, 27 May 2013

Know Your Printer Cartridges

Know Your Printer Cartridges

The market of online printer cartridges has recently become very vast; particularly after the growth of online businesses. There was time when a customer used to simply go to a shop and buy a particular branded cartridge which is compatible with the printer. Though bargain to save money has always been a human nature, there were not many questions of choice of different types of cartridges. Now when you visit a website or speak to a salesman, you are always asked for your options; ‘Are you looking for OEM, remanufactured or compatible cartridges Sir?’ I am sure you have wondered what the differences between these cartridges are and what are the benefits of buying these different cartridges? The explanation below may help you make an informed decision.

Original (OEM) printer Cartridges

Original cartridges, commonly known as OEM (Original Equipment Manufactured), are branded cartridges which are manufactured by the same company which has manufactured the printers. Simple examples are; cartridges manufactured by HP for HP printers, cartridges manufactured by Epson for Epson printers and so on. Original cartridges are supplied by all branded manufacturers such as HP, Epson, Cannon, Brother, Dell, Samsung, OKI, Konica Minolta, Lexmark, Xerox, etc.
These cartridges are generally expensive and cost more money than remanufactured and compatible cartridges. Needless to say, they are original cartridges and give you ‘original’ results.

Compatible printer Cartridges

Compatible cartridges –some manufacturers also call them ‘Generic Cartridges’- are also brand new cartridges but they are not manufactured by the same company. They are rather manufactured by a company other than the original manufacturer of the printers.
Compatible cartridges are less expensive and help the customers saving great deal of money on printing. The quality of printing is known to be at same level or at least at same level as original cartridges. Compatible cartridges come with manufacturer’s guarantees to perform as good as original cartridges they are ‘compatible’ with. Saving money, while getting same result as original, is an attractive bargain while choosing compatible cartridges. The numbers of pages compatible cartridges print are known to be same or at least same as original cartridges.

Remanufactured printer Cartridges

Remanufactured, recycled and refilled are the terms generally used interchangeably to describe the cartridges which are (as name explains) not brand new. These cartridges are factory cleaned and refilled to their maximum capacity. For example, when your original HP CB540A cartridge is empty, it will professionally be cleaned in a factory in the UK and will be refilled with ink to be used again. It is, however, important to remember the slight difference between refilled and remanufactured/recycled cartridges. ‘Refilled cartridges’ are simply cleaned and refilled with ink by making a whole in original container and putting new chips on it. ‘Remanufactured/recycled cartridges’, on the other hand, are those where their blades, drums and rollers are also changed making them more efficient to the same level as original. 
The quality of printing and the pages these recycled and refilled toner cartridge will print are same or at least same as original; however the cost saving is real bargain while buying a remanufactured cartridges. You will be able to almost halve the cost of your printing when you chose to buy remanufactured cartridges when you calculate the cost per page. However, it is very important that you buy recycled cartridges from a store like which sells these cartridges with full guarantees.
Another big advantage of buying remanufactured cartridges is that while saving huge money you will also help the environment because this will save the disposals of the original and compatible cartridges where the millions of pounds of cartridges tossed away to pollute the environment and overflow the already overflowing land fields.

What about Printer Warranty?

Though the manufactures threaten to void your printer warranties if you use compatible and remanufactured cartridges, it is illegal for them to do so when you use refilled and recycled cartridges. You can buy remanufactured and refilled cartridges with complete piece of mind because the manufacturers cannot void your warranty for simply using the refilled and remanufactured cartridges. They may, however, cancel your warranty for using compatible cartridges. So it is advisable to use caution while using ‘compatible cartridge’ if you are under warranty and unsure of the results.
You may be told that your warranty could be void if the damage to your printer is attributable to the recycled cartridge you use. Please note that the cartridge inks do not touch any part of the printer except the cartridge and print head. So you can now challenge the manufacturers who do not want you to use cost effective way of printing. Remember! Your economical way of printing is a ‘green-way’ of printing. 

Satisfaction at out Store

For the satisfaction of customers, we, at Ebargainshop, offer full refund, change of cartridge if you are not satisfied as well as 30 days money back guarantee. This means that if our customers are not fully satisfy with their purchase for some reason, they will not lose money.

Khalid Quadri
Director- Ebargainshop

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