The Case For Using Remanufactured Printer Cartridges

18-11-2015 by

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A technology website has confirmed something we have always held as true: that remanufactured printer cartridges are just as good as the originals.

According to the article on Daily Tekk, remanufacturing offers the best cartridge recycling process available and, due to the rigorous remanufacturing process each cartridge goes through, that they offer the same performance and quality output as OEM cartridges.

While there are “different classes” of recycled printer cartridges, including do-it-yourself refill kits (which don’t often bother with cleaning the cartridges out before hand) and getting cartridges refilled in a store (which may clean the cartridges as part of the process), the article states that remanufactured cartridges are still the best option.

The article outlines the meticulous remanufacturing process for both ink cartridges and toner cartridges, which includes disassembly, parts inspection, refilling with ink and toner, cleaning, drying, reassembly and resealing and quality testing. This process mirrors the stages all Inksaver printer cartridges go through before they leave the factory to arrive at our warehouse.

The best thing about remanufactured cartridges, according to the article, is that they cost significantly less than brand-name ink and toner cartridges, making them an excellent option for those people and business that want to cut down on their printing costs.

Remanufacturing is also more environmentally friendly, says the piece, removing empty printer cartridges from the waste stream. We looked at the benefits of recycling/remanufacturing printer cartridges in our infographic Why Should I Recycle My Printer Cartridges?.

The article cites the non-profit organisation Earth Share which estimates that 400 000 tonnes of scrap plastic and metal can be kept out of landfills simply by switching to remanufactured ink and toner. The article also points to the US Environmental Protection Agency’s Comprehensive Procurement Guidelines for Non-paper Office Products, which recommends the use of remanufactured printer ink and toner cartridges.

According to the agency’s guidelines, recycling printer cartridges results in many environmental benefits including the conservation of energy and natural resources, as well as the reduction of solid waste, water pollutants, and atmospheric pollutants.

Lastly, the article also states that the remanufacturing industry supports the economy by creating jobs and markets for the collected recyclable material and the resulting remanufactured products.

With all of the positive things associated with using remanufactured cartridges, it makes sense to make the switch from using originals. As always, if you have any questions about our remanufactured cartridges or need any help, please contact us.

Nic Venter

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Nic Venter+

 is the founder and director of He started the business in 2009 with the idea to sell ink and toner cartridges online and to provide you with a quality product, value for money and convenience. He regularly blogs on about printing and technology. Part of his philosophy is having fun and making sure that he and his team think everything ink, so you don't have to.

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