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Printer Cartridges

Revised: August 24, 2009

There are two types of printers; those that use printer ink cartridges, and those that use laser printer cartridges. Whether they are genuine branded printer cartridges or generic or remanufactured printer cartridges, a printer cannot work if it does not have the right printer cartridges installed in it.

While there and numerous differences between the two types of cartridges for printers, have you noticed that if you go to your local office

store to purchase a black or color ink cartridge for your inkjet or laser printer, have you noticed how the cost of printers has dropped so dramatically? On the other hand the prices of replacement ink cartridges for inkjet printers have remained constant. If you purchase four printer cartridges, you will have spent enough to buy a whole new printer.

People have tried many different things in order to offset the high cost of printer ink. One of the most popular is the use of printer refill kits, and while this is definitely more cost effective, it can be quite messy and time consuming. Another option is using generic and remanufactured cartridges online from reputable suppliers instead of their brand name counter parts, which is going to save you money as well.

What’s in a name?

Printer ink, whether it comes from an ink jet printer cartridge or a laser printer cartridge is one of the most costly expenses in any business. One of the main reasons for this is due to companies using branded printer cartridges and not generic printer cartridges. One of the main reasons is because of the thousands, if not millions of rands companies spend on advertising. By making these consumables memorable, these companies instill a sense of trust in their customers. This trust translates to brand loyalty.

Whether it is Canon printer cartridges, Lexmark printer cartridges or any other brand name, many people don’t know that the same ink that is put in the branded printer ink cartridges and laser printer cartridges is also placed in generic printer cartridges.

Most people don’t realise that many generic printer cartridges are manufactured using the same components and are often subsets of brand name companies such as Brother, HP, Xerox. Moreover, these products are sometimes made in the same manufacturing facilities as the branded products and are of similar quality and more cost effective.

How the recycling process works

Before going for generic or remanufactured printer cartridges, most people worry about the quality of product they will receive. There is no need to do this as generic cartridges are often made in the same plant and by the same company that makes the branded products

Because quality is just as important as price, empty printer cartridges are either refilled with the same colour or black ink as the branded cartridge or the cartridge itself is completely recycled. The reason for recycling is to assist with reducing hazardous waste and the need to landfill the empty printer cartriges because they are not biodegradable. Remanufacturing cartridges for printers can either be done for brand name printer cartridges or generic cartridges.

Advantages of purchasing generic or remanufactured printer cartridges

  1. Generic and remanufactured cartridges are substantially cheaper than their brand name counterparts, and often as much as half the price
  2. By searching the internet or speaking to your stationary supplier, you will find remanufactured or generic cartridges that will be compatible with your inkjet or laser printer.
  3. Companies that make generic or remanufactured cartridges have done extensive research to ensure their product is of the highest quality. All the online suppliers have generous return policies as well as friendly and knowledgeable customer service departments to handle all of your questions and concerns

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We provide the full range of laser and inkjet cartridges for all makes of printers. We deliver throughout South Africa. More popular brands include:

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