Advantages and Disadvantages of buying OEM and Compatible/ Remanufactured

Advantage of Buying OEM Toner Cartridges

OEM Toners are manufactured to the highest quality and level of precision. With the OEM you know what you are getting and you can be assured that it will perform to the highest level. The cartridge will meet the quality and page yields that are stated in the specifications.

Disadvantages of Buying OEM Toner Cartridges

The main disadvantage of buying OEM brand toner is the high cost of the product. With the OEM manufacturers business model of today, they will sell the printer at a very low price and make the profits on the high price consumables (toner cartridges). For example: you purchase a $250 laser printer and in turn buy the high priced toner for the printer. On average you may pay $50 to $100 for a 1,000 to 2,000 page toner cartridge.

Also OEM toner cartridges are made from all new material (plastics and polymers). Nothing on the OEM cartridge is recycled so if you are looking to go green this may not be the best options for you.

Advantage of buying Compatible and Remanufactured


The biggest advantage of using compatible and remanufactured toner cartridges is price. Compatible and Remanufactured toner cartridges are available for laser printers and give good quality printing at a low cost. Sometimes you can save as much as half the cost of the OEM brands.



Disadvantages of buying Compatible and Remanufactured

The major disadvantage of compatibles and remanufactured toner cartridges is not knowing the quality control measures that the manufacture is taking during the manufacturing process. There are so many manufactures out there that have all different levels of quality. For this reason it can be somewhat of a gamble trying to choose a company that sells quality cartridges that you can trust.

At Quality we stand behind every product we sale. Our main goal is not to sell products but make customers and build long lasting relationships.


So which should I choose?

If you are looking for quality assurance and you’re not too concerned about the price or environmental impact then the OEM may be the best option for you. But if you require a more environmentally and cost friendly option, then fell confident that you can get nearly the same quality with our remanufactured and compatible products with the service and support that you come to expect. If you have any question or would like more info please send an email or call us and we will do our best to give you the best possible answer that we can.

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