Ink Toner Cartridges – New OEM vs. Remanufactured
By Joyce Calloway for InkMart.com, Copyright 2009
What do you do when you realize that your printer is out of ink? Do you go to purchase at the nearest mall like electronics store? Many people don’t think about it, and this is why the companies like HP are selling billions of dollars worth of products. The thing to mention is now you don’t have to buy a replacement ink jet cartridge or a replacement toner only from the manufacturer or from the big main stream electronics depot. You could beat the system by buying online. For the less than Staples or Office Depot charge for a remanufactured cartridge product, many times you can have an OEM original part. Instead of the retail mess, visit someone online who is big and established like InkMart.com. The independent sources that carry replacement ink cartridges and replacement toners at a more affordable price. So how do you distinguish between all of the different options?
Generally there are three types of ink cartridges and toners. There are OEM cartridges, remanufactured cartridges refilled with ink, and compatible cartridges, which are new ink cartridges with replacement toners. When you’re purchasing an OEM, you’re getting a replacement part that is from the manufacturer in its original condition. A remanufactured ink cartridge or replacement toner is a used cartridge that has undergone repackaging and refilled with ink. Companies known as remanufacturers will often take a used and empty ink cartridge, open the top or drill a hole through and fill it with ink, seal it and then return it to the customer for use. It’s a process that can take 15 minutes to do. Once remanufactured, the results vary, because these “drill and fill” remanufacturers do not then test the cartridges to be certain that the moving parts of the cartridges are performing up to OEM standards to assure good printing quality. There are some kits available on the market that allow you to convert your old cartridges into remanufactured ink cartridges yourself, but you won’t be able to test the cartridges for quality either. And handling toner can be dangerous to your health as well, if you don’t have the proper training. Thus, it is up to you to decide what your printing priorities are – quality or not.
A new ink cartridge or new compatible toner is one that is created of entirely new parts and is like the originally manufactured product. The remanufactured ink cartridge is not quite the same as a compatible cartridge because it has undergone some wear. The ink heaters can become set out of range so that they work at a level that is too hot or they are not hot enough. Instead, the remanufactured cartridge is also more likely t have a clogged jet. An aftermarket solution is mainly selected for is money saving potential. If you’re going to do a lot of picture printing on photo paper, however, you may want to go with new original. There are people in the photography industry don’t feel that refill ink measures up to their needs Are they right, probably. But it’s guaranteed refilled ink cartridges is a cheaper way to go than purchasing brand new OEM ink cartridges every time yours runs dry, even though vendors like InkMart can save you substantial money on a new OEM cartridge over other sellers.
Is refill ink worth the savings? The answer depends on what your needs will be. If you’re printing documents regularly without graphics or photos, refill ink may the perfect thing for you. No matter what your focus is — quality with beauty or black and white masses of volume of documents, you are now empowered to make the right decision. Good Luck!
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
InkMart.com Adds New Area Distributor in St. Petersburg FL
Duluth, GA –Sunday, June 12, 2011 – InkMart.com, printer ink and toner cartridge supply company, announced today that Tampa Empire Computer Consulting has joined InkMart.com as its newest local Area Distributor in the St. Petersburg, FL area. Mr. Vasquez of Tampa Empire Computer Consulting will assemble and mentor InkMart’s independent Sales Representatives to ensure quality local customer service and information about InkMart’s unique and innovative business systems, which are designed to save its customers time and money and boost the profit margins for area businesses.
“We are excited that Peter has agreed to bring his expertise and leadership skills to InkMart and to our business owners in this area,” said James Silvey, InkMart’s VP of Brand Development. “Our sales representatives are actually independent business owners, and it’s always great when you have a business mentor to assist you becoming successful and someone that will let you bounce your ideas off of them and give you honest feedback. The lack of such a mentor is why so many small businesses fail, in my opinion.“
Peter Vasquez comes to InkMart after 8 years in the Computer Consulting industry. He brings many talents to the InkMart Team.
InkMart is an online supplier of laser toner and ink cartridges, and other business products for computer printers, copiers, fax machines and point of sale (POS) retail printers for many printer brands, such as Hewlett Packard (HP), Brother, Canon, Epson, Xerox, Minolta, Okidata and Samsung. It is causing heads to turn in the ink and toner supply industry with its cutting edge customer ordering features, printing environment management software, low pricing and product quality guarantees. The company is quickly attracting customers nationwide, and is expected to capture a large share of this $74 billion per year industry due to its ever expanding value to customers. Its inventory of over 30,000 products are fully guaranteed with a no-holds barred repair or replace warranty, and OEM, compatible, and remanufactured ink cartridges and replacements are offered, along with other printer maintenance kits and parts.
“I can’t wait to get started with my InkMart sales team,” said Mr. Vasquez, “and when we see our customers get just as excited as we are when shown the benefits, both in keeping costs down and saving time, that InkMart offers, and then see their profits rise, our area InkMart team will gain their satisfaction from being a part of our customers’ success.”
For additional information about this release, contact Joyce Calloway at Joyce.Calloway@InkMart.com.
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