8 Things You Need to Know about Remanufactured Cartridges
Ink and toner cartridges are an expensive, and important, part of an office supply budget. Consider switching to Innovera remanufactured cartridges instead of the OEM (original equipment manufacturer’s) brand to save money, help protect the environment, and still get the same quality. Innovera ink and toner cartridges are a wise choice for many reasons. Here are eight of them:
1. They will not void a printer’s warranty.
It is a common misconception that using any cartridge other than the original equipment manufacturer’s brand will void the printer’s warranty. This is not true. Consumers have the right to use a different brand of cartridge without voiding the printer’s warranty. It is actually illegal under federal law (the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act) to void a warranty for using a different cartridge.
2. All remanufactured cartridges are not the same.
Cartridges by Innovera are not the same as other remanufactured cartridges. Innovera assures quality through state-of-the-art research and development, engineering, and ISO-certified manufacturing processes. Each cartridge is 100% post-tested. Innovera cartridges have a defect rate below .5% which is significantly lower than the industry average.
3. Remanufactured cartidges have improved over the years.
Remanufactured cartridges may have had a bad reputation in the past. However, Innovera cartridges are remanufactured by the largest remanufacturer and collector of empty cartridges in the industry. Innovera uses highly automated processes and robotics to produce a quality cartridge that exceeds the quality of the cartridges of the past.
4. Innovera cartridges are 100% guaranteed.
An Innovera cartridge will meet or exceed the page yield of the original equipment manufacturer’s yield. It will not harm a printer or void a warranty. If for some reason it doesn’t meet the page yield or is defective, Innovera will replace the cartridge and/or send out a technician within a day to repair the issue.
5. Innovera cartridges will print as much as the OEM cartridges.
The printer manufacturers calculate page yield on 5% ink coverage. 5% ink is roughly a paragraph of text. Therefore, if an OEM cartridge says it yields up to 10,000 pages, that may not be accurate for everyone as most documents are more than a paragraph of plain text per page. The Innovera cartridges will meet or exceed the yield of the OEM cartridge based on the same calculations. This can be tested on most printers by printing a print supply status page each time you replace a cartridge. Check printer instructions or the printer manufacturer’s website to learn how to do this.
6. Remanufactured cartridges are “Green”
It is estimated that 500 million cartridges are produced each year. If all of these are simply thrown in the trash, they will fill 4 million cubic feet of landfill space. The remanufacturing process saves energy and eliminates the need for non-renewable resources to breakdown plastic and metal. When a cartridge is remanufactured, it is re-used. Once empty cartridges are collected, they are inspected, cleaned and rebuilt, saving the used cartridge from the landfill.
7. Remanufactured cartridges save money
A remanufactured cartridge is not only good for the environment, but it is also good for the office supply budget, saving 25% to over 50% depending on the comparable brand.
8. Remanufactured cartridges are not the same as “compatible”
A compatible cartridge is one that is made brand new to be similar to the OEM cartridge. These are often made in China and are not up to the same quality standards as the OEM. Remanufactured cartridges recycle the original cartridge, saving landfill space and using the same quality standards as the original.