The Benefits Of Remanufactured Ink Cartridges

Monday, February 13, 2012
In this day and age people are moving more and more to the internet for communications. However, there are still a large number of industries that rely on printing. This covers all manner of documents, from presentations to fliers and business cards to detailed reports that would strain the eye if read on a screen. As a result the amount of money we spend on printing as businesses and individuals can really mount up.

Thanks to the current economic climate, cost-cutting is a must for the vast majority of the population; and using remanufactured ink cartridges is a great place to start. Since remanufactured ink cartridges also come with the benefit of being good for the environment, the trend for switching to recycled is hard to argue with. Below we’ll take a look at all the plus sides of using remanufactured ink cartridges, which are just waiting to be discovered…


The main advantage people tend to think about where recycled ink cartridges are concerned is the reduced cost. The alternative is to buy cartridges from the OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer), but this can be an expensive alternative. Indeed, according to some sources the price difference between recycled and OEM cartridges can be anything between 50% and a massive 70%.

Some people may quote the adage that ‘you get what you pay for’ with these things and that the extra money is justified. However, as you’ll see below, with recycled ink cartridges a lower price tag doesn’t necessarily mean inferior quality.


OEM cartridges that don’t go on to be recycled end up in landfills. Estimates assert that millions of used ink cartridges end up in landfills each year, and since they are not biodegradable they will still be around polluting the planet for years and years to come.
The answer is obvious. Recycling ink cartridges saves on waste, making it a responsible way to care for the planet. If all of us made this small change together it would help to make a big difference for generations to come.


The phenomenon of ink cartridge remanufacturing has produced a thriving industry tailored to the task. New enterprises in this sector are helping to create job opportunities, as well as make us reconsider our behaviors in the home and the workplace.
As long as the recycling industry is growing, our hopes for the future are bright. The tide is turning as far as our recycling practices are concerned and the recycling of ink cartridges is just the tip of the iceberg.


As mentioned above, some people may have concerns that using remanufactured ink cartridges could be detrimental to the quality of their printed materials. They need not worry. In the remanufacturing process every ink cartridge is thoroughly cleaned and filled with high quality ink, before the internal pressure is checked with high-precision accuracy. Each remanufactured cartridge is then tested for functionality and quality assurance.

It is only after this process has been thoroughly adhered to that the cartridge will be considered ‘remanufactured.’ So, when it comes to quality and value, this is one case of not ‘getting what you’ve paid for’ – but actually getting something much better.


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