Another low cost option is the use of compatible toner cartridges, which are created by a third party, not involving the actual manufacturer of the printer or its original cartridges. Typically constructed from completely new parts compatible with those of an OEM cartridge, they are modelled on major OEM brands but do vary slightly as a result of patents and other restrictions. It may not be always realised that today’s remanufactured and compatible cartridges can also deliver high quality images at volume for a wide number of applications, projects or presentations. Cartridge World offers cost effective, page yield and print quality equal to OEM products. Once again, where high resolution photography or other graphic images are demanded, it is still thought that the use of OEM cartridges may be necessary to produce images of the highest quality, and reduce the risk of potential printing defects. A low fail rate is particularly important when printing images on expensive photo or glossy paper to reduce the risk of reprinting. The demands of our high-definition age mean that Cartridge World’s own brand products only use dedicated inks that match the performance of OEM when needed and can be relied upon for the highest quality photography printing.
Since the dawn of the personal computer in the early 1980s many have declared the imminent arrival of the paperless desk. Nearly four decades later, in the age of cloud storage and digital downloads, the need to print is still very much alive. PCs, laptops, smartphones and tablets can all instantly link to a printer by app, wifi (or cable) when required. The work of the inkjet and toner cartridges is not yet done. Hard copy print is here to stay. Far from being consigned to IT history, the 2D printer and the principle of transferring ink to paper via inkjet or toner cartridge has endured. Increasingly, leading print product producers have been challenged by supplier own brand cartridges, which are designed to equal the performance of Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) products, such as Canon, Samsung and Kyocera. At the same time, low cost inkjet and toner cartridge remanufacturing has become a universal popular choice. However, the expertise and more comprehensive servicing provided by cartridge remanufacturing should always be distinguished from the basic practice of the cartridge refiller. As print products developed, Cartridge World also evolved from an early refiller in 1989 to a sophisticated remanufacturer and compatible producer.
Laser toner cartridges contain vital moving parts that will also require to be replaced. Remanufacturers clean, refill and reassemble the empty toner cartridges and replace the worn parts as necessary to ensure the cartridge is in perfect working order when it’s reinserted back into the printer. The toner should be exactly matched to the original cartridge specifications to ensure the original high quality of printing is maintained. In the majority of cases, remanufacturers will clean and replace the imaging drum inside toner cartridges, while a refilled cartridge has been merely topped up with toner. Full functionality may also only be retained by the installation of new micro chips, which are embedded in the cartridges by manufacturers trying to prevent cartridges from being reused but also provide important status updates of toner levels. When a chipped cartridge is installed into the printer, the user is prompted with a message that a “non original c/r installed’’. All non patent infringing, aftermarket chips will be accepted once the user has pressed “Accept”.