Remanufactured Toner

Turning Cartridges into Cash and Other “Greening” Tips for Home Office Users

What does it mean to go “green” at home? When most people think of conserving resources they think of turning off the lights when you don’t need them, lowering the heat and wearing warm clothes in the winter or using power saving appliances that use less energy. The kitchen and bathroom is not the only place to go green – follow these simple tips to green your home office, reduce waste and impact your bottom line at the same time. Choose recycled paper. Buy paper that has the most recycled post consumer content. This means the paper has already been recycled before. Most printers today come with a duplex printing feature that allows you to automatically print on both sides of the paper. This is a great feature to cut your paper use by 50%. If you own a home office shredder, don’t just throw away the shredded paper – it makes great packaging material to store fragile home goods or even to pack goods for shipping. Lastly, keep a box in your office dedicated for paper recycling. Reuse ink and toner cartridges. Did you know that millions of ink and toner cartridges end up in the landfill year after […]

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Posted by Island Ink-Jet - 03/15/2013 at 12:30 pm

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Top 3 Ways to Know if You’re Buying a Compatible Ink or Toner Cartridge

Printer ink and toner cartridges come in a variety of different formats. Many people believe that the only option available to them are branded or OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) ink and toner cartridges. And although the branded cartridges give you the printing quality you desire, you might find that they run out fairly quickly and you’re shelling out a lot of money month after month for them. So what are the alternatives? Since the last decade or so compatible and remanufactured ink and toner cartridges have been a lifesaver for many frustrated consumers tired of paying over-the-top prices for printer cartridges. Branded manufacturers have used all the tools in their arsenal to sway people away from buying aftermarket toner, including saying that they cause printer damage, they’ll void your warranty, you won’t get the same quality prints, and they’ve even installed chips in their cartridges for their printers to detect their cartridges only, in an attempt to stop consumers from buying third-party cartridges. But after all that, the aftermarket ink and toner cartridge business is still booming. And yes, to a certain degree we agree that cheap knock-offs have flooded the market but there are also many reliable suppliers that […]

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Posted by Island Ink-Jet - 03/11/2013 at 11:32 am

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A Run Down on Remanufactured Cartridges

Remanufactured cartridges – you’ve heard all about them but if you’re still unclear about exactly what they are, how they’re made and how they compare to branded cartridges, read on.  OEM or branded ink and toner manufacturers produce cartridges that are one-use, meaning that you can use the cartridge only once and then you either throw it out or if you care about the planet, give it in for recycling. You’ll be surprised at how many people just throw out an empty cartridge and replace it with a new one. The cartridges that are sent in for recycling are adopted by third party manufacturers who have made it their business to refurbish empty cartridges. What is a remanufactured toner cartridge? It is an OEM or branded cartridge that undergoes recycling and is refilled with fresh toner. Most OEM brands including HP, Canon, Samsung, Brother and Lexmark are all able to be refurbished. It’s extending the life of a cartridge and prolonging its life cycle. How are toner cartridges remanufactured? Empty cartridges are collected, sorted and in the remanufacturing facility they are opened and dismantled. All broken or damaged components are replaced with new ones and then the cartridge is reassembled […]

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Posted by Island Ink-Jet - 02/25/2013 at 10:35 am

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Top 3 Questions to Ask Before Buying Remanufactured Toner Cartridges

Not all remanufactured toner cartridges are created equal. Buying aftermarket toner can be a daunting experience if you don’t know where to buy your cartridges from or what to look for. However, after you find the right supplier remanufactured toner cartridges can help you save hundreds of dollars over time and actually exceed OEM cartridges in quality and yield. Let’s say you’re a small business and own a laser printer and want the best bang for your buck when you buy laser toner – here are some questions to ask potential suppliers before you buy third-party toner: 1. When you test for page yield and density what are your numbers? The page yield is how many pages on average a cartridge is able to deliver before it runs out of toner. Standard testing is done at 5% page coverage and a reliable supplier usually uses a toner head in the testing phase. Be aware of vendors who will just tell you the OEM yield, this means they may not perform their own in-house testing. How deep is the colour? Is the black really black? How sharp are the prints? All this comes down to the density. The density standard for […]

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Posted by Island Ink-Jet - 02/21/2013 at 10:26 am

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5 Ways to Think Green When You Print Black and White

Do you need to find a way to print exactly what you need to print but do it in a cost-effective and eco-friendly manner so that you not only get great results but get all the documents you need without burning a hole in your pocket or increasing your carbon footprint? Well we’ve got some commonsense ideas for you to save on eco-frindly office supplies including printer ink, toner and paper and still print what you need: 1. Check your printer settings. Your printing outcome depends on several key factors. Print resolution being one of them. The lower the print resolution the less ink and toner you use. If you need prints for internal office use or personal home use, it makes sense to use “draft” printing mode when you print. This ensures that you print in a lower but fairly legible quality and your savings in ink and toner can really add up. 2. Only print in colour if you really need to. Sometimes all it takes is choosing the right printer setting to print in just black and white. Colour ink and toner costs a lot more than black ink, so conserve it and use it only when […]

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Posted by Island Ink-Jet - 01/14/2013 at 4:37 pm

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