People who use home printers often invest in inkjet models. This printer style has cartridges that are actually very easy to refill and so many people either purchase kits to refill the ink themselves or they purchase remanufactured ink cartridges. But what about laser toner cartridges? Can you save a great deal of money by purchasing remanufactured toner cartridges, or will you have to purchase OEM cartridges for printers that require these?

What Is Remanufactured?

Before you can start talking about whether or not you should or can even purchase remanufactured cartridges, it’s a good idea to learn exactly what remanufactured cartridges are. Remanufactured cartridges are typically taken in used from other printer owners once they’re empty. Often they’re recycled to the company for money. Once the company receives the cartridges, they then thoroughly clean them out and inspect them. After they’ve passed inspection, they are then sent into production to be refilled with the right colors. When you’re talking about inkjet cartridges, this process is extremely easy, but what about laser toner cartridges?

Buying Remanufactured Laser Toner Cartridges

Is it possible to purchase remanufactured laser toner cartridges? Absolutely. The companies who make remanufactured inkjet cartridges have spent years refining the technology available and one of them is how to refill these cartridges. First, you have to realize that while both types of cartridges are very different on the inside, the outside of the cartridge is exactly the same, so these types of cartridges are thoroughly cleaned and are readied just as the other cartridges are. Once they are cleaned and ready to go, they’re moved into production just like inkjet cartridges are, only they’re filled differently.

Some of these types of cartridges are actually filled with a powdery substance while others are filled with liquid. The company that makes the cartridge simply refills either the powder or the liquid version, depending on the original manufacturer specifications. They make sure that they refill the cartridge with the right type of product so that the product will work perfectly in your printer.
How do you know that the printer cartridge that you’re purchasing will work properly? Because the outside of the cartridge is going to be exactly the same as the cartridge that you have in your printer currently, simply because the company actually purchases old cartridges that were designed to fit perfectly in your printer. And because they use the correct type of product inside of the laser toner cartridge, you can rest comfortably knowing that the cartridge is going to work perfectly.

The next time your high tech printer needs to be refilled, instead of purchasing OEM printer cartridges, try, instead, purchasing remanufactured cartridges. Finding the right brand is usually not a problem whether you need Brother toner cartridges or Lexmark toner cartridges or anything in between. This will save you a great deal of money, especially if you order a few at a time so that you’re always stockpiled, saving you money and a great deal of hassle!


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