What is a Remanufactured Toner Cartridge?


Updated 10/18/2011 by SuperMediaStore Staff
Whether you are shopping here at SuperMediaStore.com or one of the many online retailers for toner cartridges, one of the terms you may have come across quite frequently is "remanufactured toner cartridges". What are remanufactured toner cartridges exactly?
Remanufactured toner cartridges refer to cartridges produced from recycled empty toner cartridges after disassembling, inspecting, cleaning, reassembling, refilling, and quality assurance testing to ensure optimal performance.

What are the benefits of going with Remanufactured Toner Cartridges?

Save money. Remanufactured toner cartridges are generally cheaper than their original OEM counterparts. The remanufactured version of the popular Canon toner cartridge X25 for example, is almost 60% cheaper when compared to the original OEM version of the same cartridge. In another example, the Canon S35 remanufactured version is almost 75% cheaper. This drastic difference in cost can be attributed to the savings experienced by a manufacturer without haivng the need to create new toner cartridges. These savings are then passed to the consumer.

Being green. Purchasing remanufactured toner cartridges also has positive environmental benefits. Consider the following statistics found in a study conducted by StopWaste.org:
  1. A typical toner cartridge contains 97% of recyclable material.
  2. It will take at least 1,000 years for an average 3 pound toner cartridge to decompose.
  3. About 5 to 9 pounds of raw virgin materials are required to manufacture a new toner cartridge.
  4. Approximately 3 quarts of oil is used in the creation of a new toner cartridge.
So by purchasing a remanufactured version of a toner cartridge, the potential benefits are huge.

Will purchasing and using a remanufactured toner cartridge void my printer's warranty?

No. The use of a remanufactured toner cartridge will not void your printer's warranty. This is due to antitrust legislation passed by U.S. Congress in 1975 titled the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act.

What is SuperMediaStore.com's return policy for remanufactured toner cartridges?

30 Day 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
SuperMediaStore.com stands behind their products and offers 30 Days satisfaction guarantee on all remanufactured toner cartridges. For a complete details, please visit our Return Policy.

How many pages can I print with my remanufactured toner cartridge?

The number of pages you can print entirely depends on the remanufactured toner cartridge itself, as some cartridges state a higher yield than others. Current printing industry standards provide a yield (estimated number of printed pages) based on a 5% page coverage (5% of a page is printed on). For example: a 1,000 yield remanufactured toner cartridge will provide ~1,000 printed pages at 5% coverage per page.

Your remanufactured toner prices are still too expensive. What are some other ways I can save money?

Follow any of the tips below to save additional money on already low everyday prices at SuperMediaStore.com:
  • Buy more than one: Many of our toner cartridges offer a quantity discount when you purchase more. For example: when purchasing at least 3 remanufactured Canon L50 toner cartridges, you save 12% on each cartridge, 25% on 6 or more.
  • Buy toner cartridge sets: For color laser printers that require multiple toner cartridges (such as Cyan, Magenta, and Yellow for the Brother HL-4040CDN), consider buying toner cartridge sets as they are generally cheaper compared to buying each cartridge separately.
  • Consider purchasing a compatible toner cartridge: Going with a compatible version of a toner cartridge can yield additional savings.
  • Sign up for our email promotions: Receive email alerts delivered right to your inbox with our latest and greatest offers on remanufactured toner cartridges.
  • Print in draft mode: For documents where print quality is not a concern (e.g. online receipts, directions, etc.), consider printing in draft mode (usually under printer settings under "Preferences") to save toner that ultimately saves you money.

Does SuperMediaStore.com take back empty ink cartridges?

Yes, the LINKYO ink and toner recycling program gives you a way to recycle all brands of ink and toner cartridges. They will be reused as remanufactured cartridges or as other products. It's FREE! It's Easy! Just fill up the form in this page!

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