The Advantage to Using Remanufactured Cartridges

by Rich on August 24, 2009

People looking for new ink cartridges for their printer may be amazed by the efficient cheap rates charged for replacement cartridges.

There are a number of benefits available to those that choose to replace their printer ink with remanufactured ink cartridges. Ink can easily be one of your most expensive office costs, whether you are operating a small business or just using ink for personal reasons. By deciding to use remanufactured cartridges, you will be saving yourself a great deal of money.

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Printer ink refill kits are available for consumer use. You can refill your existing cartridge by removing it from the printer, carefully filling the used cartridge with replacement ink, and reinstalling the old, newly filled cartridge. By doing this, you receive the cost benefit of the remanufactured cartridge, but the job can be messy and time consuming.  Even with a great deal of practice, refilling an existing cartridge by hand can leave you covered in ink, having refilled only a portion of the cartridge.
There are places you can take empty cartridges for refilling. Your options depend on the original manufacturer and the quality of ink you require for replacement. Keep in mind that the higher quality the ink, the better the printing. When searching for a place to have your cartridge refilled, choose a reputable supplier. You can search online for customer reviews and refilling options in your area.

Typically, the ink you refill your cartridge with will be of comparable quality and able to print as much, if not more, pages of text. If you choose to purchase cartridges that have been refurbished, you may be offered a generous return policy. This ensures that if you unknowingly purchase a cartridge that is not right for your printer, you are able to exchange it for the appropriate cartridge.

Take time to research your best option for remanufactured cartridges. Many of them are still name brand options, but those that are generic may be of weak quality. Reading up on the variety you have to choose from will ensure you are prepared to make an informed decision. Remanufactured cartridges can often be half the price of original manufacturer cartridges, so your time will have been well spent.

Since advertising often sways the opinion of consumers, it is important to open yourself to generic options. A less expensive, unbranded manufactured cartridge may offer just as high a quality ink as a brand name. There is a wide variety of remanufactured cartridges, so become familiar with the features and quality of all of your options.

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The final advantage to using remanufactured cartridges is environmental responsibility. Instead of tossing your old plastic cartridge, you are recycling what you already own. There is no need to make a whole new cartridge if you are simply refilling the existing cartridge.  Over time, you will not only save money, you will lessen the impact of your printer on the environment. If you are using your printer cartridge for small business purposes, check with your tax preparer. There may be benefits to making an environmentally responsible choice when replacing your ink cartridges.

Those in the market for new ink cartridges for their printer may be stunned by the exorbitant rates manufacturers charge for replacement cartridges. By utilizing remanufactured cartridges, you are saving money and waste in a simple, convenient way.

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