What is the difference between a New Compatible Toner Cartridge and a Recycled Remanufactured Toner Cartridge?
There are so many terms and industry jargon that gets thrown around in the print, toner, and ink industry – and we know that can be difficult to keep track of. As an individual or business looking to buy premium quality toner cartridges for your printer, you are most like concerned with quality and price above all else.
You want your toner cartridges and ink to perform well and give you great quality prints, but you are also tired of paying full price for name brand toner cartridges.
We are here to tell you that there is definitely a happy medium between expensive name brand toner cartridges and third party vendors who are making horrific versions and selling them for dirt-cheap. IT’s nice to meet you! WE are the happy medium!
When searching for premium quality toner cartridges, you’ll come across two main options (other than the name brand items being sold directly from companies like HP, Brother, etc.)
- New Compatible Toner Cartridges
- Recycled Remanufactured Toner Cartridge
So, what is the difference between a New Compatible Toner Cartridge and a Recycled Remanufactured Toner cartridge? Which one should you buy if you’re looking for trusted customer services and high quality?
New Compatible Toner Cartridges
The "New Compatible Toner Cartridges" are low quality imitations of the original – it’s basically just a clever marketing ploy to make them seem high quality. These imitation cartridges are not sold by the original name brand and they are NOT recycled and refurbished! Like any imitation, or knock-off of an original, you get what you pay for! You’re paying low prices for a low quality output – this means dealing with low quality prints, less pages that they should be printing, and even the dreaded ink explosions!
In addition, this product is not recycled and never able to be recycled; therefore it’s not green or sustainable in any way. Products like this are detrimental to our landfills, contribute to pollution, and are doing real harm to our environment. There is a also a VERY high risk of the “new compatible” damaging your printer due to the low quality of plastic used to make the knock off. It is a low quality clone of the original brand with no upside to purchasing them.
Recycled Remanufactured Toner Cartridges
The “Recycled Remanufactured Cartridges” are empty cartridges of the original brand, which is refilled with new toner. There are many different quality levels of remanufactured cartridges, depending on which company you purchase from, which is why we always encourage you to do your due diligence and a consumer and check out the company selling to you! Always choose a company that is transparent with their manufacturing methods and explains their processes. Supplies N’ Beyond promises to only sell superior quality remanufactured cartridges which have been re-engineered and manufactured by the same engineers who have worked for large companies such as HP and Brother. The price ranges of these recycled remanufactured toners are less expensive than the original brand toner cartridges, but cost more than the imitation, low-quality knock-offs. Which I’m sure makes perfect sense to a smart buyer, like you!
Which one should I buy?
If we didn’t prove our case already, the best choice to make, if you are choosing between new compatible toner cartridges and recycled remanufactured toner cartridges is 100%, most definitely the recycled cartridges. Recycled and remanufactured toner cartridges will give you an unparalleled level of quality (you won’t notice the difference between our recycled toner cartridges and the original name brand,) they will give you a better price than the original name brand, or OEM cartridges, AND best of all they help close the environmental loop.
Do something great for your business, your wallet, and the environment when you buy high quality recycled, remanufactured toner cartridges.