6 TONER CARTRIDGE MYTHS …..
6 TONER CARTRIDGE MYTHS …..
2007-08-30 at 11:57:00 am #18673
Online Toner Retailer Reveals Six Printing Cartridge Myths
Supply Outfitters, an online imaging supplies retailer, affirms that
several myths have misrepresented remanufactured imaging supplies.
There are six (6) myths about compatible toner cartridge supplies that
can be debunked by knowing the facts. Generic imaging supplies are a
benefit to people and the environment because the industry creates
jobs, reduces energy consumption, trims down discards going to
landfills and cuts back on manufacturing waste and pollution.Carlsbad,
Ca August 2007 — Office Supply Outfitters, an online imaging supplies
retailer, has contributed to the growing success and prevalence of
compatible brand third party toner and inkjet cartridges in the market
place.”Several prevalent myths regarding the value of remanufactured
imaging supplies has discouraged consumers from purchasing and
benefiting from the use of these recycled products,” says Mike Gardner,
the company’s president.
Myth number one:
Remanufacturers Just Replace the Toner In Cartridges.
reuse remanufacturers are cheating you and the environment.
Professional remanufacturers replace every worn or damaged component in
their cartridges. Expensive imaging drums must be cleaned, tested and
usually replaced. Charge rollers and other major parts are similarly
treated. Microchips must be replaced to restore full functioning. Every
part must be cleaned, examined and eventually replaced.
Myth number two:
Remanufacturers Reuse Toner In Their Cartridges.
they did, none of the cartridges would work! Toner becomes contaminated
during the printing process by paper dust and electrical charges
rendering it unusable. Every cartridge model requires a different toner
formulation. Combining contaminated toners would compound problems.
Myth number three:
Defective Toner Cartridges Damage Printers Causing Expensive Repairs.
Cartridges are largely self-contained and make limited contact with the
parts of printers. The worst that happens is that toner from a failed
cartridge must be removed from the printer. All cartridges deposit some
toner inside of their printers. Properly remanufactured cartridges do
not damage printers or create more wear than cartridges that are
properly assembled by or for printer makers. Removing toner deposits is
part of routine maintenance required to maintain printer warranties.
Myth number four:
Empty Cartridges You Return to HP, Lexmark and Others Are Reused.
20% of empty cartridges are ever recovered by anyone. Independent
cartridge remanufacturers recover more empty cartridges than all of
their original makers combined. Millions of empty cartridges inundate
landfills here and litter rural third world villages. HP/Canon grinds
them into powders that are then made into pellets for use in making low
grade plastic products such as CD cases and cups.
Myth number five:
Remanufactured Cartridges Are Inferior To New Ones.
major corporations and independent testing laboratories certify that
properly remanufactured toner cartridges perform as well or better than
cartridges made and sold as new by major printer and cartridge
makers.”Try using remanufactured toner cartridges which now have the
same quality as new ones at much lower cost”. -M.I.T. News.;
“Remanufactured toner and ink cartridges will perform as well as or
better than new ones.” Solid Waste Management Coordinating Board
-MN.;”Remanufactured toner cartridges compare favorably to new ones in
terms of print quality and product life – but cost less money.” NYC
Myth number six:
Use of Remanufactured Cartridges Will Void Your Printer Warranty.
trade laws absolutely forbid making use of a specific product a
condition of a warranty unless the product is provided at no cost to
the user! Since HP, Canon, Lexmark and others derive their profits from
cartridge, not printer sales, they will never provide free cartridges!
Here are the specific Fair Trade Laws – United States: Sherman
Anti-Trust Act and Magnusson-MossWarranty Improvement Act; United
Kingdom: WEEE and RoHS Directives; Australia: Federal Practices Act 1974
About Office Supply Outfitters
Supply Outfitters has been an online retailer of compatible brand toner
and inkjet cartridges since January 2001 and occupies office and
warehouse space in Carlsbad, CA. Sales of their compatible toner are
available via their website at
http://www.officesupplyoutfitters.com/lasprinsup.html and all other
imaging supplies from their home page at