Remanufactured Domestic Cartridges or Imported Genuine Printer Ink - Which One Do You Prefer?


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The cartridge world is a rotating atmosphere of both genuine and remanufactured ink cartridges. The question is, how genuine is imported ink from foreign suppliers?

There are several genuine reasons. It’s just a matter of who gives you the right answers. Multiple vendors will give you multiple answers, which may drive you around in circles.

Sometimes representatives will overwhelm the customer with too much technical information and lose them during the first minute of an explanation.

Mainly, the difference is going to be mostly made up of price, ink quality, service and the outside packaging of the box. Oh did I mention, the components on the inside of the cartridge which you can't normally with the naked eye, unless taken apart.

The wrong ink cartridge can mislead or damage your printer.

Cartridge users don’t always realize that genuine cartridges are assembled with new and used parts. So if new cartridges contain used parts then why are they called “new"?

You're paying top dollar mainly for the retail packaging that is used for marketing and branding purposes. The components just get reused until completely worn.

Based upon my experience with overseas ink, you should keep it local.

If there was a way where overhead can be reduced in a simple area like toner cartridges, just think of the possible savings that could take place in your pocket.

Your solution = “Domestic remanufactured ink cartridges” not “Overseas genuine printer ink from certain foreign suppliers. This is to ensure your print quality.

How can I prove this solution? Let me explain.

One time ago, I ordered some hp 51645A ink cartridges. All I did was take the ink cartridge out of the original box and it began to leak out through the printheads just from being in it's printing position as if it were in the carriage.

It was unbelievable. Not every genuine ink or toner cartridge is built with Grade A performance.

What you need to know is who you know. Make sure to maintain a good if not excellent relationship with your supplier. Here's a prime example using a toner cartridge where both analogies share relative similarities.

Forinstance; you order an HP C4127A toner cartridge for the LaserJet 4000 series, which consists of 600 grams of toner, and your current supplier is only providing 300 grams of toner, you’re being cheated 300 grams of toner.

At this point, if you’re not tech savvy you might not be able to take apart the cartridge and examine the exact amount.

Instead of yielding up to 6,000 pages, now you only have up to 3000 pages, limiting your page count.

Another tip of the iceberg is that third party vendors will not change the parts within the toner cartridge such as the drum, wiper blade, doctor blade and other parts that may be needed in order for the cartridge to perform at its best.

You may or may not have been told that you are able to use the cartridge multiple times before changing any parts, of course just refilling the cartridge with toner. That is true, if in fact when they become worn.

You can be notified the possible change or part replacement by your local supplier. This is why it is important to ask qualifying questions to be assured that you will get qualified answers.

Some may even be intimidated to come forward yet to realize that they might just need that bit of information to find what they are in search of.

Whatever you do, do not fall into that influential trap that technicians may attempt to sell you. Remember, in this industry or any industry, “There is no such thing as a stupid question. ”

The only thing that is stupid if anything is not getting the right answer. Wrong answers can lead into the wrong things. You need to be given the right amount of information on your ink.

I think it’s time to dig under the surface of the skin during this next section. There is something that all toner cartridge sellers and buyers should be aware of when dealing with overseas importation of genuine ink cartridges.

You would be better off taking my personal experience than rather go through it yourself.

I tell you this because at one time I wish I had a mentor or someone who was knowledgeable enough to direct me instead of having to lose thousands of dollars.

This article will prevent you from falling into the same or similar traps that I once did, yet coming out a survivor and testify.

My international trade ventures with ink, I have come to acknowledge the business practice of “genuine” toner cartridges imported from overseas vendors may not always be so “genuine” after all.

Many distributors have been passing off remanufactured cartridges as original items. That is why if you encounter an overseas supplier, they may tell you that they cannot sell outside of a certain perimeter due to exporting laws and custom duties.

They do this by numerous methods, which also take place in the ink cartridge world. The process is relatively simple, yet deceiving. OEM (original equipment manufacturer) empty cartridges are gathered from various end users, kept in its original form, sometimes with new or used parts, sometimes not.

The “genuine” new style boxes are duplicated, inserted with a new remanufactured toner cartridge, with the same OEM label and sealed just like an original item. Wow, isn’t that clever?

At this point for business owners, pricing becomes more competitive with trade and can create a halt to sales within the United States.

It's a matter of where they are.

Going back to the compatibility discussion, I can imagine how many of you are hesitant in using a remanufactured or compatible cartridge.

This either could have been from a bad experience or someone else’s personal experience that has left a bitter taste in your mouth.

For the most part, even throughout OEM (original equipment manufacturer) facilities, both new and used parts are assembled to makeup for production, then set up for distribution making it easier to sell to the end consumer.

If you’re an end user or reseller then you should listen up.

I bought about 10 HP C6578D remanufactured ink cartridges from a reseller. Eight of them were empty and were sold as finished product. Be careful out there.

We are in a day and an hour where the economy is so unstable. Numerous amounts of remanufactures will buy aftermarket parts from major companies that use the same internal mechanisms to construct these cartridges. This happens overseas since new parts become an expense for every cartridge remanufactured.

In conclusion of, overseas genuine printer ink isn't so genuine after all. You're better off buying some domestic remanufactured ink cartridges. Make sure you've researched your supplier thoroughly.

In description of, Joseph Mercado is known as The Internet Marketing Tyrant. He specializes in the consumable market involving studies on inkjet cartridges.


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