Recycle, Refill, Reuse: How printer ink is going green
There is a great push these days to recycle every product before discarding. Recycling saves natural resources, conserving land, it saves energy, due to a reduction in energy required, recycling also creates less air and water pollution and fortunately saves money, as recycled products are frequently the least expensive option.
Auto makers offer Certified Used vehicles and Electronic stores offer previously returned, refurbished items. These solutions provide a lower priced alternative for the average consumer. The technology of printer cartridges has also followed suit.
Companies such as Clickinks.com
have adopted this “green” way of reusing and saving money by offering printer cartridges that have been used, refilled and have been certified to be good as new, equal in performance to new and ready to be reused. These cartridges are called remanufactured ink or remanufactured toner cartridges. With the exception of a lower cost, you may never know a cartridge was remanufactured. The benefit to consumers is a lower cost with equal performance for Quality, Certified technology.
So what is "remanufactured"?
A remanufactured ink or toner cartridge is offered on just about all printer lines from home photo printers to large business laser jet printers
. They have been used and recycled, then put through a rigorous remanufacturing process to bring them back to "same as new" condition and performance.
What is the difference between remanufactured and refurbished products?
The distinction between remanufactured and refurbished equipment is not always obvious. For example, at Clickinks.com
remanufactured cartridges are returned to the equivalent of new and carry a satisfaction guarantee. Refurbished or used equipment is generally not fully tested or certified to meet like-new standards. Purchasing a remanufactured cartridge from a reputable company offers the peace of mind afforded by a new product at a 75-86% discount over new.
How is a product remanufactured?
Remanufactured ink and toner cartridges undergo a rigorous process after they have been recycled they are professionally cleaned, thoroughly inspected and completely refilled (with more ml. of ink than manufactures sell them with). Reputable companies will comply with ISO 9001 quality standards.
When is remanufactured better?
If your budget is as limited as the rest of us, then remanufactured ink or toner cartridges will offer you a high quality, fully guaranteed solution at a low cost.
If you are concerned with the environment and want to conserve Earth’s valuable resources, then remanufactured printer cartridges will offer you peace of mind.