As “common”, “remanufactured”, and “new compatible” inkjet printer cartridges and laser toner cartridges slip further into the printer accessories market, the options become different and often confusing. It’s estimated that from the year 2004 the replacement share of the inkjet and toner cartridge market will exceed 11percent of the estimated 12 billion dollar printer accessory market source: CART magazine, March 2001 Here’s a look at what each one of these terms mean, and a study of the upside and downside of using non-”brand” printer cartridge items in your printer.
First, let us examine the vocabulary. When shopping online for a new inkjet or toner cartridge for your printer, you may probably encounter these conditions:
OEM (Original-Equipment Manufacturer) or brandname products
A “brand name” inkjet or toner cartridge is just that – itis a printer cartridge that holds the brand name of the manufacturer on it, often the same as the printer manufacturer, for instance, Epson, Canon, Hewlettpackard, etc.
New suitable, off-brand or generic products
A “new compatible”, “off-model” or “generic” inkjet or toner cartridge is manufactured by way of a company other than the first printer manufacturer. There are a large numbers of these “new compatible” producers, and it is really true that the grade of their product can vary (more on that a bit later). In the case of inkjet cartridges, “generic” cartridges are completely new. In the case of toner cartridges, to qualify as “new compatible” the toner drum must certanly be replaced with a brand new drum, as well as all major areas serviced and replaced asneeded.
A “remanufactured” inkjet or toner cartridge, by definition, is a cartridge that has been maintained, cleaned, refilled with toner or ink and possibly had a number of component parts repaired or replaced. In many cases, remanufactured toner cartridges don’t have new drums; they instead renovate the original drum and send it out for another period. You can also search panasonic cartridges on the internet.
An Important Note About Toner Cartridges
The relatively unknown truth is that just about all laser toner cartridges, including a lot of the original brand “new” cartridges, have been remanufactured somewhat. The defining point is to what degree they have had part parts repaired and/or replaced. As an example: check the box for a fresh Hewlett Packard Laser-Jet 4000/27X. Brand-new, right? Well, it is. But check the fine print, which says:
This newly manufactured product may contain components and materials recovered from the HP earth companions recycling system.You can also search gocartridge on the internet.
This means that the merchandise, while “new”, is possibly not totally new; it is quite probable that aspects of this capsule have been used before, and have been recycled.