There is a big difference between a refilled cartridge and one that has been remanufactured. A refilled cartridge has been drilled out and new toner placed inside. Refilled cartridges are usually good for 1 – 2 times after the initial use. Since the drum and other parts are not being replaced this can cause many problems. Unfortunately, this has given the remanufacturing industry a bad reputation.
A remanufactured cartridge is opened to replace the consumable items such as toner, gears, drum blades and any other parts that need replacing. Once the cartridge has been remanufactured, it is tested to ensure a quality print is achieved.
Most of the large manufacturers such as Canon, Hewlett Packard (HP) and Lexmark have recycling programs that allow them to re-use parts. In most cases the cartridge you are buying ‘new’ is in fact a remanufactured cartridge. Many of HP’s cartridges contain new and recycled parts. In most cases the cartridge you are buying ‘new’ is in fact a remanufactured cartridge.
When we remanufacture your toner cartridge, we disassemble the cartridge and check all the rollers, blades, electronic chips and drum. We replace any parts that are worn and no longer working properly. We completely remove the old toner before adding new toner. Only then is the cartridge tested and packaged. By reusing the outer casing we can save as much as 40% of the cost of an OEM cartridge and pass that savings along to you.