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Ink Cartridges Explained

Original Ink Cartridges

Original ink cartridges are manufactured by the original maker of the printer. They offer high standards of quality, reliability and top quality printing results. They are however more costly compared to buying compatible or remanufactured cartridges. Original ink cartridges are significantly more expensive than their counterparts, the actual difference depending on printer brand and cartridge type.

Compatible cartridges are a genuine economical alternative to the expensive original ink jet cartridges.

Compatible Cartridges

Compatible cartridges are generic inkjet cartridges that are not produced by the Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) but are manufactured to meet or even exceed original equipment manufacturer (OEM) standards.

Manufactured 100% brand new, containing only new components, they are an economical alternative to expensive original and brand name cartridges and printer supplies. They are built with all brand new components that match the quality and reliability of original ink cartridges.

Huge savings can be made by choosing to buy compatible cartridges instead of original cartridges. Compatible cartridges are also in general a bit cheaper than remanufactured cartridges.

Remanufactured Cartridges

Remanufactured cartridges (also referred to as refurbished or reman cartridges) are recycled inkjet cartridges that have been disassembled, inspected, cleaned, reassembled, refilled with ink and individually tested by the remanufacturer to meet or even exceed original printer cartridge specifications.

Once the inkjet cartridge has been thoroughly cleaned, along with the print head nozzles, the cartridge is then filled with the same ink formulation and checked for any possible shell leakage. All electrical circuitry is then tested after which an actual print test is carried out. Once the ink cartridge passes our rigorous standards, it has been remanufactured!