The myths of remanufactured cartridges

At The Inky Shop, we are aware of the consequences discarded cartridges have on the environment. We believe we should all be doing our part to protect the environment from the negative effects of discarded waste. For this reason, we have our own range of Inky Shop remanufactured cartridges. Unfortunately, many people don’t realise the impact their used cartridges have on the environment. The components making up a single cartridge can take about 1000 years to decompose.

Recycling and refilling your cartridges at The Inky Shop is a step in the right direction, but did you know you can also buy remanufactured cartridges to help lessen the impact of cartridge manufacture? People are often sceptical of purchasing anything other than original products as they perceive them to be of lesser quality. But we’re here to bust the myths of remanufactured cartridges.

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Myth 1: Remanufactured cartridges will void your warranty

The most common myth surrounding remanufactured cartridges is that they will void your printer warranty. This is false. Consumers have the right to use any aftermarket product they choose. Common consumer law prevents manufacturers forcing consumers to buy only their products. They cannot legally void your warranty for using the consumable of your choice.

Myth 2: They use old ink

This myth is most definitely busted. It isn’t possible for ink to be recovered and reused from one cartridge to the next. Ink and toner become contaminated during the printing process. Only new ink is ever used in Inky Shop remanufactured cartridges. The ink is usually tailored to individual brands and models of printers, ensuring the quality is optimised for the printer being used.

Myth 3: They damage your printer

Many people believe using remanufactured cartridges will damage their printer. However, remanufactured cartridges adhere to strict manufacturing standards and are equally reliable as OEM cartridges.

Myth 4: They won’t perform as well as OEM cartridges

There’s no reason to believe a remanufactured cartridge won’t perform as well as an OEM cartridge. Most third-party manufacturers follow the same high standard specifications used to manufacture OEM cartridges. Remanufactured cartridges work just as well, sometimes even better than original cartridges, producing an excellent print quality. Low cost does not automatically equal low quality.

Myth 5: They are just old, refilled cartridges

A remanufactured cartridge is not an old cartridge that has merely been refilled. All remanufactured cartridges go through a thorough inspection process. Worn or damaged components are repaired and replaced. New microchips are inserted and the cartridges are tested to make sure they are fully functioning.

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Myth 6: Remanufactured cartridges have a lower page yield

It is a misconception that remanufactured cartridges don’t yield as many pages as original cartridges. They will often have a higher yield than OEM cartridges because they are filled to capacity. Cartridge specifications include an estimated page yield. Consumers can compare cartridges before purchasing.

Remanufactured cartridges are a step towards saving the environment and save you money at the same time. There is no reason a reputable remanufactured cartridge won’t perform as well or better than an original. Next time you need new ink, choose a remanufactured cartridge instead.

Stock up on printer consumables at The Inky Shop. We offer the highest quality Inky Shop alternative inkjet, toner, and copier cartridges (as well as original brands) and a professional refilling service. We’ll even recycle your old cartridges. Find a store near you.

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