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Why Chose Re-Manufactured Toner Over the Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM)?

Feb 13, 2019 11:27:39 AM Eco Products Solutions

Reducing expenses and operating costs is top priority for any business. If you’re looking for printing solutions to not only save your company (and your clients) money but can be relied on for consistent quality performance over time, re-manufactured print consumables are the answer.

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What Is a Re-Manufactured Cartridge?

Re-manufactured cartridges are pre-used OEM cartridges that are broken down, cleaned and inspected to see if replacement parts are required. They are then re-assembled and quality-inspected before being sent to the consumer.

Why Chose Re-Manufactured Toner Over the Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM)?


Did you know the average business spends 1-3% of its annual revenue on print-related expenses? For a small business with an annual revenue of $300,000, that’s $1,000 spent on ink alone!

Re-manufactured cartridges cost anywhere from 30 to 60 percent less than their OEM counterparts. Depending on you or your client’s printing needs, this can lead to hundreds of dollars (or more) in print-related savings that can be re-invested in your business every year.


For every 100,000 cartridges made, OEMs use tons of aluminum, plastic and oil. Each discarded cartridge adds approximately three pounds of unnecessary waste to our landfills and takes approximately 1,000 years to decompose. With North Americans throwing away nearly 375 million cartridges every year, they have an immensely negative impact on our environment.

By remanufacturing these millions of cartridges, re-manufacturers will save an estimated four million cubic feet of landfill space. Since most OEM cartridge components can be recycled, this process also leads to reduced dependency on petroleum products, reduced natural gas emissions (from the OEM manufacturing process) and an increase in energy savings.


Opting for affordable and sustainable re-manufactured print consumables doesn’t mean you’re opting for reduced quality. In fact, the highly specialized processes undertaken by a good re-manufactured print provider result in a good-as-new-if-not-better product you can count on. Stringent testing under ASTM and ISO standards ensure products meet the highest standards. What’s more, OEMs cannot void your warranty for using re-manufactured products in your machines.

For added peace of mind, a reputable re-manufacturer will stand behind their products and services, offering you replacement guarantees should you have a problem with one of their products.


Unlike OEMs, re-manufactured providers tend to offer a lot more flexibility when it comes to your organization’s needs with a wide range of products and predictably priced programs. In addition to supplies and service, your program should include device-management and auto-replenishing – allowing you to reduce your inventory and make room for more important things.

To learn more about how re-manufactured print consumables can benefit your business, see our processes and benefits page!