Original Inkjet Ink Cartridges or Remanufactured Inkjet Ink Cartridges?

Have you ever wondered why remanufactured and compatible Inkjet ink cartridges cost normally 30% less than the price of the original ink cartridges you received with the printer? Have you ever considered buying remanufactured or compatible Inkjet ink cartridges vs. original but had some question marks as to the differences between the two?

Hopefully we can make some sense of it all. Smart shoppers already know that Inkjet ink cartridges are costly and it is not unheard of that the price of a printer is low because the price of the original cartridges are high which is how the big brands justify the price of the printer. What many people do not know is that remanufactured cartridges and compatible cartridges have made huge step forward in recent years and are now an excellent alternative to the original ink cartridge. Therefore, it makes sense to evaluate both options when considering your next purchase.

First thing first, remanufactured or compatible which one?

Some Inkjet printer brands have remanufactured cartridges which will work with the printer, while other brands might have compatible cartridges which will work with the printer, and whether this or the other fits your printer they are both good value for money alternative. Lexmark printers, some Canon printers and HP printers have remanufactured cartridges, while Epson printers, some Canon printers and Brother printers have compatible cartridges.

How do they compare in terms of quality?

Good quality remanufactured or compatible will print to the same quality as the original and in times even better. Some brands of remanufactured and compatible will print the same and at times more pages than the original ink cartridges, and in many cases come with a 30 day money back guarantee making the decision to buy remanufactured even easier.

It’s true that in the past, the quality of remanufactured/compatible ink cartridges was not always up to the standard of the originals, however continuous testing together with advance in printer technology have ensured that quality in no longer a matter for concern.

What about the printer warranty?

By opting for remanufactured/compatible ink cartridges you won’t invalidate the printer’s warranty because they are manufactured according to original (OEM) specification. Furthermore, these ink cartridges come with their own warranty giving you an extra piece of mind. As with any other technology, quality will change between suppliers.

Remanufactured and Compatible Inkjet ink cartridges are manufactured by third party manufacturers and are designed to work with the printer without infringing on its warranty. Their use also means that more consumable items are going back into use, thus lowering waste and improving the environment.

Should you decide to purchase an alternative cartridge, make sure it is from a reputable brand and that it includes comprehensive warranty.

At Photo Paper Direct you will find original as well as remanufactured/compatible cartridges for Inkjet and Laser printers.

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2 Responses to Original Inkjet Ink Cartridges or Remanufactured Inkjet Ink Cartridges?

  1. Edward Flynn says:

    Thanks for sharing this important information with us. I was not aware with all these.

  2. John Lee says:

    Thank you for the reassuring information, it was most useful

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