Original, Compatible or Remanufactured Ink Cartridges?
What is an Original (OEM) Ink Cartridge?
An ‘Original’ or ‘OEM’ cartridge is a brand new cartridge that has been manufactured by the same company that made the printer. For example, A cartridge manufactured by HP for a HP printer. Original manufacturer cartridges often cost considerably more than ‘compatible’ or ‘remanufactured’ versions.
What is a Compatible Ink Cartridge?
A ‘Compatible’ ink cartridge is a brand new ink cartridge that has been manufactured by a company other than the printer manufacturer. Our compatible ink cartridges are guaranteed to perform at least as well as the ‘Original’ cartridge they have replaced.
What is a Remanufactured Ink Cartridge?
A ‘Remanufactured’ ink cartridge is an empty ‘original’ cartridge, for example an empty Canon cartridge that has been professionally factory cleaned out, thoroughly tested and refilled to the maximum capacity (up to 4x the ink of an original cartridge).
Will using Compatible or Remanufactured cartridges damage my printer?
There is a myth that using remanufactured or compatible ink cartridges will void your warranty and destroy your printer. This myth was started many years ago by the printer manufacturers themselves to encourage you to purchase their very expensive OEM products. Printer cartridges are self contained units, defective cartridges may fail to print or might leak requiring some quick cleaning up, but these malfunctions will in no way damage or destroy your printer! Because printer manufacturers actually sell their printers at below cost, they need to make their profits from selling their own ink cartridges. By using remanufactured or compatible ink cartridges, you are cutting their primary source or profit. Because of this, they will threaten to void your printer warranty if you use cartridges other than OEM. It is illegal for these companies to void your printer warranty no matter how convincing they may seem. There is absolutely no reason why you shouldn’t use remanufactured or compatible ink cartridges, they work and will save you money!