Original vs. Remanufactured Toner Cartridges
Mon Jan 30, 2017 | Genesis Technologies
Both original (OEM) and remanufactured ("reman") toner cartridges are viable options for your copier, MFP and printer needs.
OEM cartridges are attractive because they're manufactured by the same vendor as your copier or printer and offer the highest print quality.
However, remanufactured toner is attractive because it's usually cheaper than OEM and lowers landfill waste because they use recycled toner.
So, which is better? Here's our analysis based on 27 years of offering managed print services (MPS) to clients nationwide.
OEM Toner Cartridges
Original equipment manufacturer (OEM) toner cartridges are manufactured specifically for a particular make or model of printer by that company. For example, an HP OEM cartridge is made for a HP printer. They are usually manufactured using a combination of both new and recycled parts at factories throughout the world – so there's a more environmental approach than reman toner manufacturers would have you believe.
Many business owners prefer to play it safe with original cartridges. They're reliable and you know exactly what you’re getting, but they usually cost more.
Remanufactured Toner Cartridges
The principal appeal of remanufactured toner cartridges is their lower cost and reduced carbon footprint. More than one manufacturer has reported that each remanufactured cartridge keeps roughly three pounds of waste out of landfills and saves three quarts of oil.
However, remanufactured toner cartridges may not work properly with your copier or printer, or may not give you the same print quality.
Genuine HP Toner at Reman Prices
We offer genuine HP toner cartridges at reman prices. In fact, we sell HP toner cartridges for what it costs most other resellers to buy them.
How is this possible? Genesis is an elite HP Managed Print Services (MPS) provider and we purchase a large volume of HP toner cartridges at very competitive prices. We then pass this savings along to you.
Which Toner Is Right for You?
While our OEM cartridges are the best fit for our clients about 90% of the time, we also sell remanufactured toner cartridges. Contact us and we'll help you weigh the pros and cons.
We can also explore how to optimize your use of printers, copiers and MFPs with MPS as well as streamlining business process like invoice processing and going paperless in HR with our workflow automation and document management software – with special expertise working with law firms and case management software.
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