Cartridges that are reused or remanufactured are being used a great deal these days by environment conscious companies, because it goes with the idea of going green and supports the effort that is done to save the Earth. Remanufactured inkjet cartridges are recycled cartridges. They are recycled and reprocessed by professionals.

The process involves taking the cartridge apart, checking and cleaning it so that any part that is not reusable or worn out is removed and a new one is added to it. The technician thus rebuilds it and refills it with ink to distribute it in the market. Usually what is done is the ink is refilled and new printer head is attached to the refilled cartridge. Because of the highly efficient processes involved it is often found that the remanufactured inkjet cartridges are often more efficient than the original one bought.

The cost of remanufactured ink cartridges is also less when compared to the cost of buying an original one. That being said, there are some cartridges that can be recycled again but there are some printer companies that do not allow recycling at all. Printers like Compaq, Lexmark, Apple and Canon allow usage of recycled ink cartridges. Depending on the manufacturer and model of the printer, remanufactured inkjet cartridges come in various combinations - black or colored.

You can choose remanufactured cartridges from the wide variety that is available. Check with your friends or colleagues to find out which one according to them is the best, and also check out the offers and products available form your nearest computer store.

Manufacturing firms spend a high amount of money in order to research and make the remanufactured ink cartridges at par with the original ones. These companies also set their own prices and they don’tfollow the bigwigs in the industry.

Apart from the considerable savings you make, you are also involved in recycling to reduce carbon footprint. The cartridges are made from plastic, which is the least biodegradable substance in the world. It will take millions of years for the plastic to disintegrate. Imagine all those layers of thick plastic material suffocating the earth. Also, crude oil is one of the major components in manufacturing plastic. By reusing cartridges, you are reducing the amount of crude oil that go into the production of new plastic cartridges and directly contributing to saving fuel.

All this is in addition to good quality, good money back service, superior printing and also being able to print more pages. By using remanufactured inkjet cartridges, you are definitely not compromising on quality, you are just being smart about costs and contributing to saving the planet.

The cartridges are sent to the manufacturing companies and they do the cleaning and refilling. There are certain disadvantages such as sometimes the brand you need might not be available if the printer is new so one might need to wait. But the disadvantages far outweigh the advantages brought about by using remanufactured inkjet cartridges.

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