FAQ : What is Original, Remanufactured and Compatible Ink Cartridges ??

In this article, we will discuss about “original, remanufactured and compatible” ink cartridges. As we might already know, there are many printer ink cartridges available out there, from different brand and companies and each has a different label as we mentioned earlier.

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Original Ink Cartridges

The printer companies themselves manufacture original ink cartridges. Original ink cartridges are also called OEM cartridges (Original Equipment Manufacturer).

The printer companies always recommend that you use their original cartridges. But original ink cartridges can be extremely expensive. Sometimes you end up paying more for a single ink cartridge than for the whole printer!

Why is original printer ink so expensive?

The strong competition between the printer manufacturers makes ink cartridges very expensive. This might seem illogical but the fight for new customers makes printer companies sell their printers with a loss. A printer manufacturer therefore has to make ends meet by selling expensive printer ink and other printer accessories.

Choose the right web-shop and save a lot of money

You can save a lot of money by choosing the right web-shop. The printer companies manufacture every original ink cartridge but prices between retailers still vary a lot. Buying online and choosing the right shop can save you a lot of money. If you want the cheapest printer ink you have to buy online.


Compatible Ink Cartridges

Compatible ink cartridges are made from new materials but manufactured by third part companies. These cartridges are much cheaper that original ink cartridges and are manufactured in the same quality as the original OEM cartridges.

The only difference is that you don’t pay for brand name. In most cases the quality is great but can be bad in some cases. Make sure you buy from a reliable online shop that sells quality Compatible ink cartridges

Save up to 75% when buying Compatible ink cartridges

Compatible ink cartridges are up to 75% cheaper than original ink cartridges. If you choose to buy Compatible ink cartridges from the right reseller you minimise the chances of running into a problem with you printer. At the same time you save money and will soon have saved enough to buy a whole new printer anyway.

Compatible Ink cartridge will not void printer warranty

Using a compatible Ink cartridge will not void the warranty of your printer. Only if the damage can be directly related to the ink cartridge the guarantee will no longer be of use. It is however extremely seldom that there is a problem with a compatible ink cartridge.


Remanufactured Ink Cartridges

Remanufactured ink cartridges are original ink cartridges that have been reused. This fact makes them much cheaper than original cartridges and a green alternative to remanufactured ink cartridges.

The ink cartridges are opened and damaged parts are repaired or replaced. The ink cartridges are also cleaned and in the end refilled with ink. Afterwards the ink cartridges are tested to ensure that the printing quality is optimal.

Think green and choose a remanufactured ink cartridge

If you choose to buy a remanufactured ink cartridge you save money and help the environment. This fact and the good print quality makes remanufactured ink cartridges my preferred choice.

Choosing a manufacture that gives a warrantee is important

Make sure that you select a manufacture that gives a warrantee on the remanufactured ink cartridges. Luckily almost every manufacture gives a warrantee on all of their remanufactured cartridges.


That’s it.. I hope you can understand … I hope this article can be useful for you, especially for those of you who are hunting for printer cartridges.