Toner: original, remanufactured or compatible?
What is the difference between an original print cartridge and toner and a compatible one? Can I refill or regenerate the toner or cartridge? Let’s try to answer these questions.
Toners or cartridges for original printers are spare parts produced directly by the manufacturers of printers using technology and materials of guaranteed and declared quality. The compatible spare parts are devices produced by third parties and do not belong to the category of Original Equipment Manifacturer. As in all things, both types can have advantages and disadvantages. The compatible spare parts are devices produced by third parties and do not belong to the category of Original Equipment Manifacturer. As in all things, both types can have advantages and disadvantages.
PRO. The technology of the original OEM products is usually the maximum, the type of ink used, the cartridge print head and the quality of the materials should always offer maximum performance for the device. By using these authentic products we will always be able to use the printer manufacturer’s warranty in case of problems and breakdowns.
CONS. The cost of sale is often high and by purchasing the printer we will find ourselves with the original equipment of cartridges and toner with limited ink.
PRO. They cost less than the original equipment and thanks to the vast competition there are various types and qualities. In this context we find truly remarkable products that often do not regret the original parts.
CONS. The quality of the ink is often not up to the original quality. On rare occasions they can also represent a safety risk, especially for toners, since there are not enough indications and guarantees on the quantity and type of chemical materials used. Finally, in the event of problems with the printer, the warranty becomes void and we may have serious problems with the manufacturer.