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Remanufactured Printer Cartridges vs Compatible Printer Cartridges

At Anything Printing we are frequently asked what the difference is between our Remanufactured printer cartridges and other compatible cartridge options available in the marketplace. In this article we compare the two options, explain the main differences between both options and why our Re-manufactured printer cartridges are superior in quality.

The #1 reason consumers look to an aftermarket printer cartridge is cost savings.  With the cost of printer consumables constantly on the rise consumers look for a more cost-effective option to help save on their monthly bottom line in-house/ in-office printing costs.

In this article we take a look at our Remanufactured cartridges vs Compatible cartridge options available and why our premium remanufactured inks and toners should receive some serious consideration.

Cartridge Components (The working parts inside your cartridge)
A Compatible printer cartridge is made from all new parts which are closely copied to mimic the original cartridge.  None of the parts are recycled and all plastics, aluminum and other components are brand new knock-offs.  Often times the components used are made with the goal of matching the OEM specs but more often than not lack the quality the manufacturer intended for the cartridge.  

Our Remanufactured printer cartridges are made from a combination of new and recycled components. They are created by taking an original (used/ empty) cartridge and taking it through our proprietary automated quality control process of cleaning, examining, replacing worn out parts, filling it with (Manufacturer) ink and toner and post testing the cartridge before resale.  The body of the cartridge is made by the same manufacturer that made your printer. Many of the parts inside our cartridges are reused original components that may have been cleaned and left for a second cycle.  

Quality
Compatible printer cartridges are made with the main goal to produce a new cartridge as cheaply as possible.  None of the original cartridge components are re-used and some of the true cartridge features are not included.  Instead, new components are created to closely match and mimic the functionality of the original cartridge.  In a lot of manufacturing environments compatible cartridges are assembled by hand, by unskilled workers with little to no quality control processes in place.

Our Remanufactured cartridges start by using an OEM manufacturer cartridge and we inspect and test the empty cartridge for damage or defect.  We use a lot of OEM parts in our process to ensure integrity of the cartridge.  Our process is 100% automated and our products must meet OEM manufacturer standards. Our Remanufactured cartridges are also print tested for quality before they are packaged for resale.  

While the remanufactured printer cartridge starts from a high quality base, the compatible printer cartridge starts from the cheapest base.  Compatible printer cartridges are produced so cheaply that they can be dumped on the market for even less than the cost of a re-manufactured cartridge. An empty core which is required to create a remanufactured cartridge, could be more expensive than the whole cost of the new compatible cartridge.

Fit
While our Remanufactured printer cartridges are made from an original cartridge made by the manufacturer of your printer to exacting specifications, the Compatible printer cartridge is made to closely match the original.  Because of these varying degrees of tolerances the Compatible cartridge may not fit in your printer as well as the Remanufactured cartridge. Due to poor fit, frequent printing issues may arise. Your printer could also be physically damaged by a poor fitting compatible printer cartridge.

Environment
A Compatible printer cartridge uses all new parts and resources and wastes approximately 5 pounds of our Earth’s natural resources.  A Remanufactured printer cartridge reuses many of the original cartridge parts.  Because of this, far fewer of the natural resources go toward creation of a Remanufactured cartridge. 

Toner and Ink
In a lot cases Compatible cartridges replace using genuine OEM toner with cheap bulk toner or ink. Bulk toner and ink is used to fill a wide variety of different manufacturer cartridges.

Our Remanufactured cartridges use genuine OEM toner for all manufacturers. If it’s an HP cartridge it gets HP ink!

Country of Origin
A large portion of Compatible cartridges originate in China and Hong Kong.

Our Remanufactured cartridges are made in North America in the USA.

Warranty
Some Compatible cartridges  offer a 30-90 day warranty but the order takes almost a month to get to you.

Our Remanufactured cartridges are backed by a 1 year warranty.  We also have a dedicated technical support line for any questions or issues.

We carry a wide variety of Remanufactured ink, toner and MICR toner for Brother, Canon, Epson, Hewlett Packard, Lexmark, Samsung, Toshiba, Xerox and more.  

Send your printer cartridge model to sales@anythingprinting.ca.

Samsung SCX-6545N Multi-function Printers for Sale – OFF LEASE

We have 4-5 off-lease Samsung SCX-6545N printers for sales.  Most printers are almost new and they retailed new for $3500+.  We are selling them for $1750 + HST.

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All printers come complete with paper trays and are in almost new working condition.

Contact sales@anythingprinting.ca for more information or to set-up an appointment to view them.

Why our Remanufactured Toners are a great alternative

With the most recent announcement of another price increase from Brother and Hewlett Packard on their Ink and Toner supplies it’s making in-house printing costs eat up a larger portion of your monthly office expenses and eat away at your bottom line.

We offer a full-line of quality Re-manufactured printer cartridges for most major brands including Brother, Canon, Dell, Epson, Hewlett Packard, Lexmark, Xerox and more.  Our products offer OEM quality and page counts as well a savings of up to 60% over Brand Name cartridges.  Our customers say they save an average of 20-40% switching to our Re-manufactured printer cartridges and are very happy with the quality.

Benefits of using our Re-manufactured printer cartridges:

  • We offer one of the largest selections of available in the industry
  • Our quality cartridges are manufactured in North America ONLY
  • Our cartridges are guaranteed to meet OEM quality and page yields
  • All of our cartridges are ISO 2001/ 2008 certified
  • Save up to 60% vesus big box pricing
  • Next day delivery on in-stock products

Not only will you save money but you will also be helping the environment by using our Re-manufactured Laserjet and Copier toners.

We offer a wide range of Brand Name, Re-manufactured Laserjet toner, Copier toner, Drums, MICR toner, Ink sticks, Printer Ribbons, Printers, Printer Warranty’s, Maintenance kits and more.

We offer next day delivery throughout Ontario Canada.

Contact us today (613) 920-2318 or sales@anythingprinting.ca

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Tips to reduce your ink or toner usage in your printer

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We care about saving the environment and keeping money in your wallet. In this article, we cover some ways that you may be able to reduce the consumption of ink or toner and thus further reduce your printing costs. Since you are getting this newsletter, you have already most likely saved a good amount by purchasing your ink/toner supplies through us but there are other ways that you can stretch your dollar and make that cartridge last longer.

Using DRAFT mode on your inkjet printer
If you have an inkjet printer you may be able to reduce the amount of ink it uses for normal and every-day printing by switching your printer to use “Draft” mode. Inkjet printers produce output by moving the print cartridge along the page and spraying ink dots to create the printing. In “Normal” mode, which is what most printers are configured with, the print cartridge makes multiple passes over the same area and sprays multiple coats of ink to make the characters bolder. In “Draft” mode, the printer makes a single pass and moves to the next line. This creates characters which are not as bold, but may still be acceptable for everyday printing. Because the printer does not lay multiple layers of ink on the same space less ink is being used to print your document. You can always switch later to “Normal” or “Best” mode when you need that extra special touch.

Reducing output resolution on laser printers
Just like the “Draft” mode on an inkjet printer, laser printers have “Resolution” a setting. At lower resolutions less toner particles are used to create the image. As a result, the printed output may be not as dark as it may be at higher resolutions. If your printer is currently set to use resolution of 600 or 1200 DPI, try changing it to use 300 DPI. Not only will you use less toner, but your printer will print faster.

Save your color cartridges for color
In general, color cartridges cost more to run than monochrome (black). Therefore, if you are printing a document which has no color you would think that the printer would just use the black cartridge, but this may not always be the case. The color used in the document could appear black to you, however, could slightly be off-black. When this happens, your printer tries to use the combination of black and color cartridges to match the color your computer is sending it. If you are printing something that should be black, tell your printer to print everything in black and white or gray-scale. This will tell your printer to not worry about matching exact color and just use the black cartridge for your entire document.

Even though you may tell your printer to only use black, most HP and Canon laser printers continue to use color cartridges anyway. This will slow down the usage of the color cartridges but not stop them completely in these printers. So, while having a color laser printer is great for when you really need to print something in color, buying a low cost black and white only printer is the better option since you would not need to use your color printer at all when only printing black.

Do you even need a color cartridge?
Some HP inkjet printers are able to print black-only even if the color cartridge is out. So ignore that message that your color cartridge is out of ink, tell your printer to print in black or gray-scale only and save money by not having to purchase a color cartridge. If your HP ink jet printer refuses to print with an empty color cartridge, take the color cartridge out. The printer may complain, but will most likely print just fine. This applies only to HP ink jet printers which use a two (black/color) cartridge printing system.

Turn on Toner Save feature in your laser printer
Most laser printers have a feature that can automatically reduce the amount of toner which is being used while still keeping a reasonable quality output. Turn on the Toner Save feature for your printer and watch those savings roll in.

Reduce print density in your printer or multi-function machine
If you have a multi-function (print/scan/fax) machine you may be able to reduce toner/ink usage by reducing the density of your copied documents. The copies may look a little lighter, but may work just as well. Remember, as the toner cartridge wears out you may need to increase the copy density for acceptable output. Some laser printer have density settings although they are not scanning or copying documents. Playing with these settings will make your printing lighter but will save you toner in the long run.

Buy the right ink cartridge for your printing needs
For most printers cartridges come in various capacities. Designations such as economy, standard, moderate or XL may indicate the amount of ink in the cartridge. If you are printing a lot of documents frequently try to get an XL version of the cartridge that will work with your printer. If you are an infrequent user stock with economy or standard sizes. Overall, the cost to print using an XL cartridge is less as you frequently get 2x or 3x the ink than the standard cartridge for a fraction of the price more. However, as ink dries out, most manufacturers recommend that you use up a printer cartridge within 6 months or sooner after opening it. If you are an infrequent user of your printer, your XL cartridge may dry out before you have a chance to exhaust all ink in it. If you suspect that your ink cartridge has dried out, bring it by our store for a complimentary cleaning.

Use ECO-friendly font
A European company called Ecofont (www.econfont.eu) created a font which has small holes in the letters. By using this font, you can reduce your ink or toner usage by up to 25%. In the simplest case, you simply download a free font and use it in your documents. For a more advanced user, you can download their professional package which converts any document to an ecofont equivalent on the fly as you print. Start by downloading and testing their font by using it directly in your documents. If you are happy with the results check out their professional version.

Reduce Stop/Start cycles
If you are using a laser printer you may notice that the printer does some whirling before and after every printed document. If you are printing a single page the printer goes through a start-up cycle, prints the page, and then goes through the slow-down cycle. The additional time and turning incurred during the start-up and slow-down cycles can greatly wear out the components inside your toner cartridge causing to lighter printing and increases the likelihood of developing defects. While no printing is occurring, the components in your printer and cartridge spin just as if something was being printed. In addition, toner continues to accumulate on the drum even though there is no printing. This extra toner is swept into the waste-bin of the cartridge, reducing the supply of toner available for printing.

Of course, if you only need to print a single page, there is no way around this issue. However if you are printing a document with many pages and you notice that your printer keeps stopping and re-starting during the output of the document (meaning that your computer is not keeping up with the printer), there is an opportunity to reduce stop/start cycles. This could occur if you are printing documents from your accounting software for the year end taxes. The computer may need to crunch numbers before the page is ready for printing.

To reduce stop/start cycles use the Printer Properties | Advanced tab and tell the computer to start printing after the last page is spooled. Typically this setting is set to start printing immediately to improve user experience and reduce the perceived wait. When you change this setting, your document will start printing when the computer is done generating the entire document, so there will be an initial delay between the time you start your print job and the time the print job starts printing on the printer.

This setting will reduce the number of times your printer needs to stop and wait for the computer to generate more pages.

A note about printer settings
Most of the printer settings mentioned above can be found in your printer driver. Before pressing OK on your print dialog choose to edit “Printer Properties” or “Printer Settings”. This will alter the print settings for the document you are currently printing. Once you found the settings you like, you can make them your permanent default settings by altering the printing properties from the Control Panel on Windows machines or general printer settings on a MAC.

If you have any further questions contact us sales@gtprinting.ca.

NEW Product Release – Remanufactured HP 83A MICR toner cartridge

We are excited to announce the release of our new remanufactured HP 83A
MICR toner cartridge.

Our MICR cartridges are designed, engineered, and manufactured with specially formulated MICR toner that meets ANSI/ABA standards to ensure proper MICR signal strength is met.

OEM: HP
Type: MICR

Product Compatibility:    HP LaserJet Pro MFP M125, M127FN, M127FW

OEM Number      Item Number      Color        Page Yield
CF283A(M)              200689P                  Black          1,500

Contact us with any of your printer consumables or printer needs today sales@gtprinting.ca or (613) 920-2117.

FREE Shipping Friday!

To our loyal customers and social media followers we would like to thank you for your continued support. To show our appreciation we are introducing FREE Shipping Fridays!

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Yes, this means any order placed on a Friday mentioning the code

SHIPFREEFRIDAY

receives FREE shipping on in-stock orders.  No minimum order required and there’s no catch.  Orders must be emailed (sales@gtprinting.ca) between 9am – 4pm on Friday’s using our code SHIPFREEFRIDAY.

Orders throughout most of the Quinte and Quinte West area are delivered by the owners of the business.  To our customers outside the Quinte area your orders will be delivered by a national courier service.

TELL YOUR CO-WORKERS, TELL YOUR FAMILY, TELL EVERYONE!  FREE Shipping Fridays at GT Printing and Electronics.

*This is a social media exclusive offer.  To qualify for free shipping you must include the code provided above in your e-mail order.  Most in-stock orders are delivered next business day.  This offer is only valid to residences and business located in Ontario Canada.*

 **Monday to Thursday we charge $5.00 plus HST for all orders under $150 before tax.

Our Remanufactured Mono (Black) Toner Cartridges

Our premium monochrome laser toner cartridges have the same color quality, performance, and page yield as national brand cartridges at a fraction of the cost. Our broad product line supports over 99.8% of the print volume demand in today’s market.

Quality is paramount; that’s why our laser print cartridges are developed and built in the most technologically advanced, ISO 9001:2008-certified manufacturing environment in the industry. Our suppliers world-class engineering department utilizes proprietary automated equipment and ASTM testing methods to ensure superior performance from each and every cartridge produced. By utilizing high quality chemical toner and components, our printer cartridges provide optimum text and graphics print quality. State-of-the-art, automated filling equipment ensures precise fill weights for each cartridge and independent testing has verified that our cartridges function fully until end-of-life while yielding the same or more pages than OEM cartridges.

It’s the combination of technology and automation, high quality components, and dedication to excellence that makes our suppliers laser cartridges the clear alternative to OEM. Backed by a 100% satisfaction guarantee, you have nothing to lose and money to gain!

Our Products Advantage
– 6 Global manufacturing facilities and 2 R&D facilities dedicated to laser products
– STMC-certified
-Best access to high quality cores
– IP-Cleared
– Product consistency through automation
– Digital auto filling
– Ultrasonic welding on toner hopper, same as OEM
– Pressure gauges to test seals and adhesives
– Single page test mode to maximize component wear
– Environmental chamber testing, OEM benchmark testing

New Product Release – Remanufactured Dell 1230 Drum/ Samsung CLP-315 Drum

GT Printing and Electronics is excited to announce the release of our new Remanufactured Dell 1230 / Samsung CLP-315 Drum Unit.

Dell 1230 drum

Our drum units are designed, engineered, and manufactured to meet or exceed OEM performance and page yield.

OEM: Dell/Samsung
Type: Drum Unit

Product Compatibility: Dell 1230C, 1235CN
Cross Compatible: Samsung CLP-310, CLP-315, CLX-3170, CLX-3175, CLX-3176

OEM Number      Color Page      Yield
330-3583                     Black                     24,000
330-3017                     Black                     24,000
CLT-R409                   Black                     24,000

Samsung GALAXY 4 in 1 Connection Kit – ONLY $24.99

Lots in-stock!                                        sales@gtprinting.ca

Hipstreet HS-SSCONKIT

  • Easy transfer files to and from your Samsung Galaxy Device via Micro USB port.
  • Transfer via SD card, Micro SD Card, USB Drive. Also supports hard drives via USB.
  • Works with Samsung Galaxy Tablets and Smartphones including S3, S4, Note, Note 3, Tab 3 Tablets, Note 8 Tablets

All other Samsung Galaxy devices that have Micro USB connection.

Wow…Is That Really an Inkjet?

By Marlene Orr, Senior Analyst, Printers/A4 MFP, March 20, 2013

Historically, inkjets have been slower than laser devices, and although high-capacity cartridges were available for business-class inkjets, the yields were generally lower than those available for business-class laser machines. Of course, the inkjets cost less and many offered a comparable cost per page, making them a good choice for low-volume environments. But those slower speeds and relatively low yield cartridges didn’t make them a good fit for higher-volume business environments. Until now, that is.

Hewlett-Packard Company (HP) has long been a fixture in the home and in the office with its inkjet technology, but the new Officejet Pro X series products turns the idea of inkjet printing on its head. With rated speeds topping out at 70 ppm (42 ppm in default mode), combined with a high duty cycle (75,000 pages per month) and ink cartridges that yield more than 5,000 pages each, the Officejet Pro X576 MFP and X551 printer look like true competitors for laser devices at these higher values. Here’s a peek at some of the first test results coming out of the lab on these models and how they compare with laser models.

HP Pro X Series

OfficeJet Pro X451DN (CN459A#B1H) – $468.99
OfficeJet Pro X476DN (CN460A#B1H) – $676.99
OfficeJet Pro X551DN (CV037A#B1H) – $624.99

At first glance, they look like laser models.  The new Officejet Pro X series printers and MFPs borrow the robust body and paper drawers from the LaserJet family of products. For simplicity, our comparisons will revolve around all-in-ones, though print-only versions are also available and being tested in BLI’s lab. Below is a simple side-by-side comparison of some comparable laser products we’ve recently tested; we also included the Epson WorkForce WP-4533, a business inkjet model, to show the major differences between inkjet models and what the Officejet Pro X series has to offer business users. Looking at the basic specifications, a user can see that each device, on the surface, has its own advantages. While the Epson inkjet model has the lowest purchase price (and is the only model to include dual scan heads), the Dell laser model has the highest price, along with the highest duty cycle and highest standard paper capacity, as well as an optional hard drive. The HP model has the fastest rated speed and highest standard memory, while the Lexmark model offers the highest maximum paper and memory capacities. Looking at the group overall, it’s easy to see that the new HP has a robust feature set and speeds designed to match up to laser, rather than inkjet, devices.

BLI’s preliminary test results for the group of models selected are surprising and, in some cases, quite unexpected. Designed to compete with laser models, the HP Officejet Pro X576dw performed nothing like the traditional inkjet model we chose (the Epson WP-4533, which is also currently in our lab) and bested nearly every laser device in our sample group. For example, when copying sets, the HP proved fastest in most tests (bested only by the Dell model in black duplex and tied with the same Dell model in color duplex mode). When printing sets of the test document, the HP model was the fastest in simplex, while the Dell model was slightly faster than the HP model in duplex mode. Performance was similar in print and copy and in color and black modes, so partial data is depicted below; full productivity results are available on bliQ.

In terms of tested ink and toner yields, a laser model, the Dell C3765dnf, came out on top, which is not surprising, given its higher purchase price. However, the HP Officejet Pro X576dw provided tested yields for all four colors that were superior to all other models in this group. Stay tuned in the coming weeks for more as BLI continues gathering more test data on these key models.

This article was originally posted on Buyer’s Laboratory.

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