Remanufactured Ink Cartridge

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Remanufactured Inkjet Cartridge is a printer
Printer may refer to:* Printer , a person or a company* Printer , a hardware device* Optical printer for motion picture films* The Moscow subway station Pechatniki, whose name means "Printers"...

 supply used for inkjet printers. It is made up of a used OEM (original equipment manufacturer
Original Equipment Manufacturer
An original equipment manufacturer, or OEM, manufactures products or components that are purchased by a company and retailed under that purchasing company's brand name. OEM refers to the company that originally manufactured the product. When referring to automotive parts, OEM designates a...

) cartridge
Ink cartridge
An ink cartridge or inkjet cartridge is a replaceable component of an inkjet printer that contains the ink that is deposited onto paper during printing....

 that undergoes several processes for recycling
Recycling is processing used materials into new products to prevent waste of potentially useful materials, reduce the consumption of fresh raw materials, reduce energy usage, reduce air pollution and water pollution by reducing the need for "conventional" waste disposal, and lower greenhouse...

, refilling, and selling. It is manufactured by a third party printer supply maker who would normally use a similar type of production process to that of the original printer producers to maintain the quality of the cartridge. The main difference between a remanufactured printer cartridge and an original printer ink
Ink is a liquid or paste that contains pigments and/or dyes and is used to color a surface to produce an image, text, or design. Ink is used for drawing and/or writing with a pen, brush, or quill...

 that third party manufacturers would normally state is the price. Remanufactured printer supplies would normally be more affordable by up to 70% compared to the OEMs.


Making a remanufactured ink cartridge involves the thorough inspection of used original cartridges. This is done to ensure the quality and standard of the container avoiding leaks and printer problems. When there are materials that did not pass the examination stage, these are gathered and recycled for different use. After checking each part of the printer cartridge, several processes are still made before a remanufactured printer ink is made available for selling.

The next step would involve the cleaning and preparation of each cartridge for the digital filling of inks. Then, the ink cartridge is properly sealed to avoid spills or stains.

A testing part is also done to check on the quality of the ink cartridge avoiding poor printouts. After this, the printer supply is properly packaged for the quality control stage and the selling to customers.


The best advantage that a remanufactured ink cartridge could offer is the savings on the printing costs since it is cheaper than the original printer inks by up to 70%. This is a form of good news for printer users who are searching for an alternative to the OEMs that somehow have fixed, expensive prices.

Also, remanufactured printer cartridges recycle used OEMs making these items apply eco-friendly measures that reduce the consumption of resources needed to create a new cartridge. It also decreases the number of wastes dumped in landfills.

Common Issues

Since remanufactured printer supplies are not made by the original printer brands, there are issues that have been continuously circulated about this consumables. However, its makers would also release studies and tests to prove these statements as false notions.

One common myth about a remanufactured ink cartridge is that it can void a printer's warranty when used. This is not possible since the Magnuson–Moss Warranty Act already stated that no manufacturer can actually say that a product would void the warranty of the manufacturer's item unless proven to do so.

Another usual story that has been proven to be wrong by third party manufacturers is the poor quality printing that a remanufactured cartridge would give. Since the production process of this printer supply is advanced and controlled, the prints made by this item can be compared to those of an OEM.

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