Quite often our customers ask us questions about re-manufactured cartridges. What are they? Do they work? Do they provide the same page yield as the original? Do they damage the printer? Can they void the manufacturer’s warranty?
To provide an answer to these questions, let us explain a bit about the different types of cartridges: original, re-manufactured, refilled, recycled, compatible and generic.
ORIGINAL TONER CARTRIDGES
Original cartridges are manufactured by the maker of the equipment you purchased (i.e. Hewlett-Packard, Canon, Xerox, Lexmark). They are usually manufactured using a combination of new and recycled parts at factories throughout the world. For example, on the box of an HP C4127X you can read: “This newly manufactured product may contain parts and materials recovered from the HP Planet Partners recycling program” and on the box of a Canon FX-4: “This cartridge may contain reconditioned parts and remolded materials.”