Inkjet printer owners in the UK are on the look out for cheaper alternatives to expensive OEM (original equipment manufacturer) cartridges. Although most of us are aware of lower priced options such as compatible and remanufactured cartridges, we are hesitant to use them as we fear they will damage our printer or void the warranty. This is not true and businesses in the UK which remanufacture ink cartridges take time to insure the cartridges are all inspected for imperfections and damage before being refilled.
There are many advantages to using remanufactured ink cartridges over OEM products. One of the main reasons people choose to use remanufactured cartridges is to save money. A remanufactured cartridge will cost you up to 60% less than a cartridge which is furnished by the printer maker. You don’t have to use a genuine HP cartridge just because you have a HP printer. By using recycled cartridges you can lessen your printing expenses per page by at least 30%.
Another big advantage to using recycled ink cartridges is you can help to save the environment as well as saving money. To manufacture one new toner cartridge it will take 3 quarts of oil. A recycled toner cartridge can be remade at least 4 times, this will save approximately 3 three gallons of oil! Through remanufacturing print cartridges we can dramatically lessen the amount of aluminium, plastic, rubber and steel that is dumped in an incinerator. By purchasing remanufactured cartridges over OEM’s you will also help to produce jobs in the midst of the growing remanufacturing and refurbishing market.
There are many other simple ways to keep your printing costs low. You should only ever print a hard copy when it is absolutely necessary, most of the time saving the document and storing it on your hard drive will be adequate. Also ensure your print quality setting is on the economy or draft when printing basic documents. If possible, try to avoid printing high density images or bold fonts in large type size, doing this will ensure your ink cartridge lasts a lot longer.