OEM vs. Compatible vs. Remanufactured Ink and Toner Cartridges – Get to know your choices.

Are you confused with all the technical jargon of the ink and toner industry? With all the recent innovations in the toner and ink cartridge industry you might still be puzzled with all the choices you have available to you. It is important to learn the key differences between all your printer cartridge alternatives so you can not only make an informed decision but also save hundreds of dollars over time without compromising printing quality and page yield.

At Island Ink-Jet & Laser Toners our customers usually ask us what all their ink and toner cartridge options are and the different choices we can offer them. We carry the highest quality ink and toner cartridges for your printers that essentially come in three different styles or types. Below we describe and compare OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer), Compatible and Remanufactured printer ink and printer toner cartridges that we hope will help you decide which one is right for you.

OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) Ink and Toner Cartridges

OEM ink and toner cartridges carry the brand name of your printer brand and are manufactured by them. We carry Epson, HP, Canon, Brother, Lexmark, Dell and most of all the big printer brands in the market. All the OEM ink and toner cartridges we carry are of the highest quality and are certified genuine.

New Compatible Ink and Toner Cartridges

Compatible cartridges are like the name suggests, “compatible” with your printer but produced by another manufacturer – not your original printer manufacturer. Compatible cartridges are sometimes referred to as “generic” ink and toner cartridges and are produced under such a high standard and strict quality control environment that they often meet and even exceed the print quality and page yield of even the original OEM ink and toner cartridges. Therefore, they give you a lot more value for your hard-earned dollar and are a sensible alternative.

Remanufactured Toner Cartridges

Remanufactured toner cartridges are basically empty cartridges that have been recycled and “remanufactured” by certified technicians and industry professionals.  The process involves collecting cartridges, cleaning and inspecting, replacing worn out parts and refilling with industry standard toner. They are then tested, repackaged and resold. Why are they the preferred choice for many businesses and individuals? Landfills are filled with empty ink cartridges; by reusing ink and toner cartridges you support the environment. Another reason is that most reputable vendors will fill empties with ink to the fullest capacity (you don’t always get this with OEM) and therefore in most cases you’ll get a much higher page yield. If you’re looking to cut your budget and save the planet at the same time remanufactured toner cartridges are a great solution.

At Island Ink-Jet & Laser Toners we give you the best of all three – competitively priced original (OEM) cartridges, reliable compatible cartridges, and top quality remanufactured ink and toner cartridges, produced in an ISO 9001:2000 state of the art facility. We use OEM grade quality toner and unconditionally replace internal toner components. We also offer high quality inkjet cartridge refilling services within our stores which are guaranteed to save the most money which is even “greener” than purchasing remanufactured cartridges.

Rest assured, to keep you as a happy returning customer, we work harder than the competition in a cutthroat industry and our sourcing department goes the distance in purchasing the best quality ink and toner available in the market to achieve complete customer satisfaction. We back all your purchases with a no questions asked 100% guarantee. Head over to our web store where we provide compatible, remanufactured, and OEM ink and toner online and check out your savings today!